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Government action needed to turn around wave of mill closures - First Union

The closure of Whakatane Mill confirms that New Zealand needs to change its policy setting around Governmental procurement of locally processed wood products and secure the wood supply to our processors if we are to avoid further closures and devastating waves of redundancy, FIRST Union said toda

Second batch of Pfizer/BioNTech doses arrives safely - Chris Hipkins

A second batch of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines arrived safely yesterday at Auckland International Airport, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.

Consultation on the overseas investment regime fee structure opens today - LINZ

Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is consulting on funding options to cover the cost of the overseas investment regime.

Government must not threaten funding cuts to silence community groups - Free Speech Coalition

The government must not use the threat of funding cuts to community organisations to silence its critics, says the Free Speech Coalition, after revelations that the Ministry of Health tried to prevent the Mental Health Foundation from publicly criticising it.

IR online services and phone lines closed during this weekend

Inland Revenue’s online services and phone lines will be closed this weekend as the transformation of the tax system continues.

$18 million for creative spaces to make arts more accessible - Carmel Sepuloni

The Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni has today announced $18 million to support creative spaces.

The Govt's contempt for free speech makes them unfit to govern - Free Speech Coalition

The Free Speech Coalition is slamming the Minister for Corrections' referral to the Police of overblown claims of 'incitement to violence' related to a political pamphlet published by prison reform group People Against Prisons Aotearoa.

Maori Wards to pass today, righting a historical wrong - Matthew Tukaki

The Executive Director of the New Zealand Maori Council, Matthew Tukaki, has said todays final reading of the Local Electoral (Maori Wards and Maori Constituencies) Amendment Bill will be historic for Maori as a targeted piece of legislation that does more to keep Maori out of Local Government is

Govt delivers 1,000 more transitional housing places - Megan Woods

The Government has added 1,000 more transitional housing places as promised under the Aotearoa New Zealand Homelessness Action Plan (HAP), launched one year ago.

Wellington fast becoming the gang capital of New Zealand - Collins

New figures show gang numbers have grown to almost 8000 nationwide, with Wellington seeing the greatest increase in gang membership last year.