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Prime Minister to travel to Australia

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon will travel to Sydney on 20 December to meet with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. “Prime Minister Albanese was one of the first international leaders I spoke with after the election, and I’m looking forward to ongoing discussions throughout my term as Prime Minister. “The coalition Government will be engaging internationally ...

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Independent Review into Kainga Ora announced – Chris Bishop

The Government has announced an independent review into Kāinga Ora, fulfilling another of its first 100-day plan commitments. Housing Minister Chris Bishop has today announced an independent review into Kāinga Ora’s financial situation, procurement, and asset management, with the review panel to be led by former Prime Minister Sir Bill English. “Kāinga Ora is the ...

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Luxon should pay back Te Reo tuition fees – Taxpayers’ Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Prime Minister Christopher Luxon to pay back the cost of his Te Reo tuition fees following revelations that he has been getting his lessons paid for by the taxpayer. Taxpayers’ Union Campaigns Manager, Connor Molloy, said: “Prime Minister Luxon has clearly been caught out saying one thing but doing ...

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Councils need more levers to raise funds – LGNZ

Almost all councils have now seen the initial level of investment required over the next 10 years as part of long-term planning, with many considering double-digit rates rises according to Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ). Councils will consult their communities on their draft long-term plans (LTPs) in the new year. The draft LTPs will outline ...

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Free Press – 18 December 2023

THE HAPS Before you can paint well you must prepare the surface. The Coalition Government keeps stripping back bad policies ACT campaigned against, with the maddening Natural and Built Environments Act set to go this week, and 90-day trials to be extended to all businesses. Incoming National Governments usually keep what they campaigned against, what ...

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Fifty freshwater experts and leaders urge Christopher Luxon not to make a ‘terrible mistake’ on clean drinking water and healthy rivers

Fifty freshwater experts and leaders from around the country have sent an open letter to Prime Minister Luxon urging him and his new coalition government not to touch the country’s national freshwater policy. This comes after the Government announced on Thursday that “Cabinet has agreed to replace the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020.” ...

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Public transport and housing must be prioritised from remnants of Let’s Get Wellington Moving – Genter, Paul

The new government’s decision to walk away from Let’s Get Wellington Moving shows they are still tied to the failed approach of building more roads. Wellington’s Green MPs Tamatha Paul and Julie Anne Genter said the people of Wellington deserve a clear long-term plan to build more affordable homes, cut climate pollution and improve active ...

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Finally, Wellington can get moving – David Seymour

“ACT welcomes the end of the ironically named Let’s Get Wellington Moving (LGWM). The left-wing fantasy project was a drain on taxpayers and ratepayers, and would have achieved the exact opposite of what it says on the tin,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT’s coalition agreement with National committed the government to immediately stopping work ...