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Government investment delivers more jobs in arts and culture sector

Targeted government investment has created an estimated 1,576 jobs to March 2021 in the arts and culture sector and wider economy.

Part of the Screen Production Recovery Fund preserved jobs for approximately 1,654 crew, 438 actors and 729 extras

Pain at the pump - what happened to Labour's solution? - Simon Court

"As Kiwi families head away for their summer roadies - they’ll be wondering what happened to Labour’s promise to reduce pain at the pump," says ACT’s Transport spokesperson Simon Court.

Tribunal finds Crown’s Covid-19 response 'actively breaching Treaty'

The Waitangi Tribunal has today released Haumaru: the COVID-19 Priority Report. The priority inquiry focused on the Crown’s vaccination strategy and the shift to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (also known as the traffic light system).

Hone abuses Police, Minister silent - Chris Baillie

"While Hone Harawira abuses police officers doing their job, the Police Minister has turned her out of office on", says ACT Police spokesperson and former police officer Chris Baillie.

Northland tourism in trouble this summer - Todd McClay

The combination of a red light setting and regional checkpoints will have disastrous consequences for Northland businesses this summer, says National’s Tourism spokesperson Todd McClay.

The cost of carbon under Labour - Simon Court

"The cost of carbon under the Emissions Trading Scheme pushed up the cost of electricity and added to record fuel prices in 2021 and food is next," says ACT’s Climate Change spokesperson Simon Court.

NZ shipping 'the solution to supply chain chaos'

The union representing ships’ masters and officers says future solutions for a resilient supply chain must include New Zealand ships crewed by New Zealand seafarers.

ACT’s illegal firearms Bill 'needed now more than ever'

"ACT is calling on all other political parties to support my Member’s Bill due to be debated next year that will crack down on gangs and illegal firearms use," says ACT’s Justice Spokesperson Nicole McKee.

Huge failure for opening fortnight of 2021 Resident Visa - National

The opening fortnight of the 2021 Resident Visa has been an appalling failure after a totally predictable crash of Immigration New Zealand’s (INZ) IT system and less than a hundred visas being processed to date, National’s Immigration spokesperson Erica Stanford says.

Eastern Busway progress welcomed by National

The completion and opening of the Pakuranga to Panmure stage of the Eastern Busway, an important project initiated by the previous National Government, is an exciting milestone for East Aucklanders, Pakuranga MP and National’s Transport spokesperson Simeon Brown says.