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Increasing income is not enough to fix child poverty - NZIER

Kiwis believe in giving people a fair go. Improving the wellbeing of children living in poverty fits with these values. Wellbeing is not just a trendy name for income or standard of living.

Second phase of Overseas Investment Act 2005 reform

The Treasury has released a public consultation document outlining the second phase of its reform of the Overseas Investment Act 2005.

Unsold KiwiBuild homes should have taxpayers worried - Judith Collins

Despite Phil Twyford claiming there is "strong demand" for KiwiBuild houses in Canterbury, there hasn’t been a single sale since the first ones went on the market three months ago, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says.

Robertson's budget $6 billion short - Social Credit Party

Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s budget later this month could have contained an additional $6 billion in spending without costing taxpayers a single cent more, Social Credit Party Leader, Chris Leitch told the party’s Canterbury Regional conference yesterday.

South Waikato District Council backs Vote 2019 campaign

South Waikato District Council has confirmed its participation in the Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) Vote 2019 campaign to lift nationwide voter turnout in local elections and increase people’s engagement with their local council.

New Zealand First celebrates Supergold card upgrade

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has applauded today’s pre-Budget announcement by the Minister for Seniors Tracey Martin to upgrade and enhance the SuperGold Card.

New digital platform for SuperGold Card

The Wellbeing Budget includes three initiatives that will help seniors stay connected and improve their financial position.

The most significant is $7.7 million to upgrade and enhance the SuperGold Card including building a new digital platform for card holders and businesses.

RBNZ bank capital policy will make NZ poorer - ACT

"The Reserve Bank should heed the call of the New Zealand Bankers’ Association and abandon its flawed proposals to increase capital requirements for banks," according to ACT Leader David Seymour.

Vanuatu Prime Minister visits New Zealand

Vanuatu’s Prime Minister Charlot Salwai will visit New Zealand from 20 to 23 May, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.

PM congratulates Scott Morrison on election victory

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on his election victory.