Govt to impose max income cap on KiwiBuild buyers

The government will impose a maximum income cap on who is eligible to buy a home under its KiwiBuild programme, RNZ understands. Cabinet signed off on the eligibility criteria on Monday and Housing Minister Phil Twyford is to reveal them at an official...... Read More

Student loan borrowing limit to be extended

The Coalition Government will extend the current student loan borrowing limit for those students in long undergraduate programmes, such as medicine, from the start of 2019, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. Currently, following a decision...... Read More

The cost of uncluttering Tauranga roads

  If motorists are part of the problem, they should be part of the solution. And part of that solution could be a regional fuel tax, according to Tauranga Labour MP Jan Tinetti.   If that brings on cold sweats and makes Tauranga motorists...... Read More

MP to seek assurance on bank and postal closures

  Rotorua MP Todd McClay is meeting with representatives of New Zealand Post following their recent announcement to close post offices in Rotorua and Te Puke.   The purpose of the meeting is to seek assurances over the provision of postal...... Read More

Tinetti pleased with WINZ changes

Tauranga Labour List MP Jan Tinetti is pleased with the changes the government is rolling out in Ministry of Social Development and WINZ offices across NZ, and is looking forward to seeing their implementation here in Tauranga.    “Recently...... Read More

Paid parental leave to increase this Sunday

More New Zealand families with newborns can enjoy more time to bond with their babies – and get more money in their pockets too, says the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway. “The Government is making good on...... Read More

Bridges issues dire warning over health targets

The leader of the opposition has ratcheted up his attack on the Government’s dismantling of the national health targets – warning it could return Tauranga to the dark days of the early 2000s when patients were forced offshore for routine...... Read More

Redacted ’dole for apprenticeships’ details emerge

Redacted details of a dole for apprenticeships scheme starting next year - which could cost as much as $60 million annually - have been revealed. The details were released today when the government announced it would make it easier to bring...... Read More

Ditching health targets ‘outrageous’ – Bridges

The government is putting people's lives at risk by ditching National's health targets, says National Party leader Simon Bridges. The targets were put in place by the former National-led government in 2009. They focussed on six areas: increased...... Read More

Epsom List MP visits hi-tech Tauranga

List MP for Epsom Paul Goldsmith spent his time in Tauranga visiting some of the hi-tech businesses in the Bay of Plenty. Hosted by BOP MP Todd Muller on Monday, the Opposition Spokesperson for Economic and Regional Development was very impressed with...... Read More




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