Archive for July, 2014

Seafood NZ Says Kaikoura Conservation Legislation a Template

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand has hailed the passage of the Kaikoura (Te Tai-o-Marokura) Marine Management Bill by Parliament today as a template for seafood and environment conservation measures throughout New Zealand. Parliament passed the bill into law on the last … Read more »

Adjournment Speech

Speech – Mana Party

Itd be nice to be able to say that for all the differences between us and this National government and its coalition partners, the last three years had seen our country come out of the Global Financial Crisis with a positive attitude and increased … Read more »

Teachers wary over review

Press Release – NZEI

A taskforce to consider Regulations Affecting School Performance has reported back to Cabinet, raising concerns amongst teachers about the narrow goals it has for our schooling system. Read more »

Mana Supports the Silent Leaders Challenge

Press Release – Mana Party

Tomorrow I will be participating in a challenge to break the silence about hearing loss, said MANA Leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira. Im doing it to feel what it is that those who are hearing-impaired face every day said Harawira … Read more »

Whale Watch Kaikoura Welcomes Third Reading of Bill

Press Release – Whale Watch Kaikoura

Whale Watch Kaikoura General Manager Kauahi Ngapora today welcomed the third reading of the Kaikura (Te Tai Marokura) Marine Management Bill. Read more »

Evidence refutes doomsday wages predictions

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Minister of Labour Simon Bridges should cut the tired old rhetoric about rises in the minimum wage causing job losses and understand New Zealand has a serious problem with low wages and working poverty that needs to be addressed, Labours spokesperson … Read more »

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Novopay has a new owner

Opinion – Martin Doyle

Government claims that Novopay is “no longer a dog” are little comfort to hard-bitten teachers. And taxpayers must wonder what they’ve just become ‘owners’ of. Read more »

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Floor-raising proposal; Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tea Kiosk to be repaired; Demolition of closed Linwood Library; Cycleways construction approved; New policy gives base isolated foundations “wiggle room” Read more »

Questions and Answers – July 31

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Economic ProgrammeChallenges 1. JAMI-LEE ROSS (NationalBotany) to the Minister of Finance : What has been the Governments main challenge in implementing its economic programme during this term of Parliament? Read more »

Taupo nitrogen monitoring deed approved

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today agreed to adopt and sign a deed for the long-term monitoring of the world-leading Lake Taupo Protection Project. Read more »

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