Serious questions over fuel crisis

Thousands of air travellers looking for answers to Auckland Airport's fuel crisis should be demanding the National Government come clean over its failure to secure fuel supply for the airport, says Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern. “There are... Read More

Labour leader floats new tax

Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern has created a new tax on live television – the Dairy Milksolids Tax. “Speaking on the AM Show, she seemed to suggest that her party's water tax policy was so broad as to extend to a new tax ‘per kilogram... Read More

Kang cleared on bribery claim

The Electoral Commission has cleared Māori Party candidate Wetex Kang of a bribery allegation which the New Zealand Herald “beefed up” on its front page last week, says Māori party president Tukoroirangi Morgan. “Today's decision... Read More

Healthy Families NZ a promising approach

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an interim evaluation of the Healthy Families NZ initiative has found it is helping communities around the country to make healthy changes. “Healthy Families NZ is about encouraging people to live healthier... Read More

Labour announces media and film policy

Labour has today launched its media and film policy aimed at strengthening New Zealand's identity and providing sustainability for the industry, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern. “Labour recognises that as a nation we must be... Read More

Republic call threatens Treaty

  Māori Party co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox say Labour Party leader Jacinda Ardern is once again ignoring Māori in favour of political expediency by pushing for New Zealand to become a republic. “Here we are, less than two weeks... Read More

Disney film Moana released in Maori

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell welcomes the first screening of the block buster movie, Moana in te reo Māori.  The animated film has been re-voiced in the Māori language and will be released in cinemas around Aotearoa. “This... Read More

National releases updated policy costing

The National Party has today released an updated summary of its 2017 election campaign announcements and their impact on future budgeted expenditure. "The policy announcements we have made since 12 August up until yesterday have a total effect on the... Read More

Transport system for a growing NZ

National is committed to building the infrastructure and transport system New Zealand needs to ensure our ongoing economic prosperity is secured, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “In Auckland, the commercial capital of... Read More

Labour still hiding its real plan

The Labour Party needs to be much more upfront with New Zealanders than it is being in its so-called 100 day plan, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. "What's most noticeable about this piece of paper is the things Labour has failed... Read More

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