Articles for category: Politics

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Reducing barriers for financial services – Andrew Bayly

The Government will reform financial services regulations, ensuring clarity and cutting red tape for both institutions and Kiwis, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Andrew Bayly announced at a Financial Services Council conference today. The reforms will address aspects of financial market conduct regulation and areas of overlap and duplication by the key regulators, in addition ...

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‘Trip to Aus must prioritise peace and decolonisation, not new weapons’

“Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Judith Collins’ trip to Australia for a joint meeting with their Australian counterparts must prioritise the real security concerns in the Pacific region. This means peace, decolonisation and climate justice. Any talk about signing up for AUKUS is a straight line to war and weapons spending,” said Valerie ...

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NZ-Australia work to advance space science – Judith Collins

Space Minister Judith Collins is welcoming an agreement with Australia under which up to $6 million will be available to New Zealand researchers. The funding will be available from the Government’s Catalyst Fund to support New Zealand researchers to participate in collaborative research projects through Australia’s SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre. The projects will focus on ...

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UNRWA funding

The New Zealand Jewish Council is pleased that the Prime Minister has announced a pause in funding for UNRWA, the UN agency solely dedicated to supporting Palestinians who it defines as refugees, after reports that certain employees participated in the October 7 Hamas massacre of Israelis. In suspending funding, New Zealand joins the states of ...

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‘Maori lives and sovereignty threatened by Govt’s imminent repeal of critical smokefree legislation’

Māori lives are on the line with the Government’s inexplicable push to repeal Smokefree legislation, warns Te Rōpū Tupeka Kore, a coalition of Māori health experts, academics, and community advocates. Smoking remains the greatest preventable cause of death among Māori, representing 25% of Māori deaths. Despite a general decline in cigarette use, significant disparities persist. ...

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Taxpayers’ Union welcomes New Zealand’s UNRWA funding pause

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the Prime Minister’s announcement that New Zealand’s latest round of UNRWA funding is being suspended pending the results of a UN inquiry. Commenting on this, Taxpayers’ Union spokesman, Jordan Williams, said: “Overnight reports from the Wall Street Journal suggest that 10% of UNRWA staff have connections to Hamas and other ...