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OIA Act: CAFCA says don't expect much and you won't be disappointed

The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) congratulates the Government for passing the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill, which will become law within weeks. At least New Zealand now has a Government that recognises that foreign control is an issue.

Strikes, strikes, strikes and more to come - National

There have now been twice as many people go on strike in the past ten months than in the entire nine years of the previous National-led Government, National’s spokespeople for Workplace Relations and Safety, Scott Simpson and Dan Bidois say.

Government action needed to boost EV numbers

Tax breaks are needed to achieve the Government’s long-held goal of having 64,000 electric vehicles on the road by the end of 2021, according to EV advocacy group Drive Electric.

New law restricts overseas people from buying residential land

The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill has been passed by Parliament. The new law restricts certain overseas people from buying residential land in New Zealand, and takes effect late in October.

House sales before then can be made without the restrictions.

Hunters gearing for a battle for the Game Animal Council

Eugene Sage has had a hatred for introduce game animals since her many years working as a Forest and Bird campaigner and her anti deer zealotry shows no sign of letting up as she puts the Game Animal Council on notice.

Safe staffing and healthy workplaces Ministry of Health priority

Ministry of Health’s acting Chief Nursing Officer Dr Jill Clendon says the safe staffing accord sends a clear message the health sector is committed to the safety of all staff and patients.

Govt's Urban Growth Agenda warrants bi-partisan support

"The Government’s Urban Growth Agenda tackles the key issues holding back development in New Zealand and warrants support across the political spectrum," says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand.

Graham Stuart to promote UK Trade and Investment in NZ

UK Investment Minister Graham Stuart is in New Zealand this week to promote UK-New Zealand investment and trade links as the UK prepares to forge its way in the world after it exits the EU.

Celebrating 125 years of women's suffrage

Christchurch will host a special event next month to mark the beginning of the celebrations of the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage in New Zealand.

This will be an opportunity for local people to celebrate Christchurch as the birthplace of the women’s suffrage movement.

Broadcasting Amendment Bill drawn from the ballot

A National Party Members’ Bill drawn from the ballot late last week in the name of National list MP Melissa Lee would ensure that broadcasting content funding decisions by the Government are more transparent.