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The Nation: Judge Andrew Becroft

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Judge Andrew Becroft Youtube clips from the show are available here . Read more »

It’s still not OK – Len Cook, Families Commissioner

Press Release – Families Commission

“The reported abusive behaviour of members of the Chiefs rugby team towards the lone woman who they invited to their year-end party as an entertainer, and the knee-jerk follow up reaction by New Zealand Rugby, highlights the importance of the … Read more »

Draft Productivity Commission report released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Bill English and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce have today acknowledged the release of the Productivity Commissions draft report New and Emerging Models of Tertiary Education. Read more »

Permanent affordable homes still needed

Press Release – Community Housing Aotearoa

Community housing groups have welcomed a government initiative to provide more emergency housing in Auckland, but say more permanent affordable homes are also needed to provide places for people to move to. Read more »

More housing on its way for vulnerable families

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Vacant Crown land in Auckland will be turned into a 51-home development to provide transitional housing for families before they move into permanent accommodation, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has announced. Read more »

Speech to the National Maori Housing Conference

Speech – New Zealand Government

E nga mana, e nga reo, e te iwi o te motu, tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. Introduction Community Housing Sector Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. Read more »

New initiative for Tairawhiti social services

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today launched the trial of a new approach to social service delivery in the Gisborne and Wairoa regions. Read more »

Regional tourism spending on the climb

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tourism spending in the regions continued to rise in the year to August 2016 on the back of record visitor numbers, Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

Politicians show depressing lack of courage

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“All politicians should take the Productivity Commission’s call to reintroduce interest on student loans seriously instead of running for the hills at the first hint of a policy debate, it’s called leadership,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

On-going funding for Women’s Refuge

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Louise Upston has welcomed funding for Womens Refuge to help it continue to support women by giving them somewhere to go when they need emergency accommodation. Read more »

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