Articles for category: Politics

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Govt should stop making people’s lives harder and build more homes – Kieran McAnulty

The National Government’s proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act will mean tenants can be turfed from their homes by landlords with little notice, Labour housing spokesperson Kieran McAnulty said. “They’re pulling the wool over New Zealanders’ eyes, making all sorts of announcements but not doing the one thing that will actually make a difference, ...

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Government redress for Te Korowai o Wainuiarua – Paul Goldsmith

The Government is continuing the bipartisan effort to restore its relationship with iwi as the Te Korowai o Wainuiārua Claims Settlement Bill passed its first reading in Parliament today, says Treaty Negotiations Minister Paul Goldsmith. “Historical grievances of Te Korowai o Wainuiārua relate to 19th century warfare, land purchased or taken for public works. This ...

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Master Plumbers supports Government plans to cut red tape

Master Plumbers was pleased to hear how the Government is focused on making it quicker and easier to build. Speaking at the NZ Plumbing Conference in Wellington today, Building and Construction Minister Chris Penk said the Government wants to remove “unjustifiable red tape.” The annual conference, facilitated by Master Plumbers, has attracted over 410 representatives ...

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Melissa Lee missing in action on media – Willie Jackson

The action Melissa Lee promised to protect democracy and the media sector is missing, Media and Communications spokesperson Willie Jackson said. “As the crisis in the media sector continues to unfold with the confirmed closure of Newshub, Minister for Media and Communications Melissa Lee is yet to show any sign of a plan forward,” Willie ...

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Opportunity to build a more sustainable economy – Marama Davidson

Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson is calling on all parties to support a common sense change that’s great for the planet and great for consumers after her member’s bill was drawn from the ballot today. The Consumer Guarantees (Right to Repair) Amendment Bill would empower consumers with more of a right to repair their products, ...

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Applications open for NZ-Ireland Research Call – Todd McClay

The New Zealand and Irish governments have today announced that applications for the 2024 New Zealand-Ireland Joint Research Call on Agriculture and Climate Change are now open. This is the third research call in the three-year Joint Research Initiative pilot launched in 2022 by the Ministry for Primary Industries and Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Food ...