Welfare Headlines

First recipients of regional development fund announced

Article – RNZ

Five regions will receive just over $60 million in the first chunk of money allocated out of the Provincial Growth Fund, officially launched in Gisborne today. Read more »

Northland: Tourism and jobs at heart of economic development

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will provide over $17 million to help create jobs, address infrastructure deficits, diversify the regional economy and enhance the tourism opportunities that exist in Northland, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane … Read more »

One billion tree programme under way

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Shane Jones Minister for Forestry 23 February 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Collaborative efforts towards the ambitious one billion trees target are well under way with the first areas of land needed for Crown Forestry planting this winter committed, Forestry … Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Feb 22

Press Release – Hansard

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy LeaderNational) to the Prime Minister : Does she have confidence in all of her Ministers? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Deputy Prime Minister) on behalf of the Prime Minister : Yes. Hon Paula Bennett : Does she have confidence … Read more »

Post-earthquake landscape still shaky, seven years on

Press Release – Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu

Post-earthquake landscape still shaky, seven years on While the original Navigation support was in response to the earthquake, the men developed a strong and enduring relationship which has resulted in improved quality of life and a sense of purpose. … Read more »

Parliament: Oral Questions – 22 February 2018

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT to the Prime Minister: Does she have confidence in all of her Ministers? Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Feb 21

Press Release – Hansard

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy LeaderNational) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by all of her Government’s policies? Rt Hon JACINDA ARDERN (Prime Minister) : Yes. Hon Paula Bennett : Can she verify that the first project to be funded under … Read more »

CPAG welcomes new and improved Tomorrow’s Schools

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

A new Education Work Programme that focuses on inclusive education, reducing barriers to participation and improving childrens outcomes is welcomed by Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) . Read more »

Final sign-off for Regional Development Fund

Article – RNZ

Cabinet has given the final sign-off for the billion-dollar a year Regional Development Fund, and the checks and balances to be put in place for any money allocated. Read more »

PM in the dark over her Ministers’ conflicts of interest

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

It beggars belief that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today admitted she has no idea whether her Education Minister, Associate Education Minister or Employment Minister have declared actual or perceived conflicts of interest in relation to partnership … Read more »

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