Primary sector reminder to govt

A flourishing primary sector with exponential growth will ensure the new Labour led coalition government starts office on a solid footing, says Federated Farmers. The Ministry for Primary Industries' latest Situation and Outlook for Primary Industries... Read More

EMA happy government confirmed

Business is pleased a decision has been made confirming the make-up of the Government to lead New Zealand in the next parliamentary term, says Employers and Manufacturers Association CEO, Kim Campbell. "We look forward to working with Labour, New Zealand... Read More

WWF comment on government

The new government has an historic opportunity to unlock a future where New Zealanders thrive in harmony with nature, says environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand. “The 2017 election was the environment election,” said WWF-New Zealand... Read More

Taxpayer Union congratulations

The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union congratulates Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern, and the Labour, New Zealand First and Green Parties on the formation of a new government. “While we will need the formal coalition agreement and other information... Read More

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



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