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Where’s the plan to help Auckland’s students? - Paul Goldsmith

The Government must provide a date and plan for Auckland schools to reopen now, says National’s Education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith.

Super Saturday exceeds expectations - PM

"The team of 5 million have turned out in record numbers to protect whānau and loved ones. Super Saturday has exceeded expectations and has ensured as a country we are more protected from COVID-19," Jacinda Ardern said.

Government infrastructure fund moves to next stage

Housing developments throughout the country are one step closer to fruition this week, as more than 80 proposed developments from councils, iwi and developers go through to the next stage of the Government’s Infrastructure Acceleration Fund (IAF).

Labour must explain vaccination cold calls - ACT

"Labour MP for Northcote Shannon Halbert needs to explain why a member of the public received a call from his office asking them to delay their COVID-19 vaccinations so they could have it on Super Saturday," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

New Zealand Ambassador to France announced - Nanaia Mahuta

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of Caroline Bilkey as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to France and the OECD.

Govt welcomes nurses’ pay settlement - Andrew Little

The Government is welcoming news that a new employment agreement for nurses working in public hospitals has been settled.

Draft waste strategy falls short - Zero Waste Network

The Government’s Waste Strategy and Legislation consultation paper, Taking Responsibility for Our Waste, which was released today, has missed the opportunity to drive the transition to a circular economy, says the Zero Waste Network.

Waste strategy needs to learn from nature - Eugenie Sage

Anything less than a transformational national waste strategy and waste legislation will not be enough, the Green Party said today.

"We have a responsibility to leave the living world in a better state than we found it," says Eugenie Sage, Green Party spokesperson for waste.

National's Auckland MPs speak out

We, the National Party MPs for Auckland electorates, are calling on the Government to accept National’s offer of our comprehensive strategy to get New Zealand through these unprecedented times.

ICUs with large Maori populations already at maximum capacity, what happens when Covid hits? - Reti

Intensive care unit occupancy rates in district health board areas with large Māori populations were at capacity even before Covid and the current Delta outbreak, says National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti.