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Questions & Answers – 25 August 2016

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. BRETT HUDSON (National) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the New Zealand economy and how does this compare to the international economy? Read more »

Six new homes for every thousand Kiwis

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The number of new homes consented per capita has doubled over the past five years, but is only half the level seen at the peak of the 1970s building boom, Statistics New Zealand said today. Read more »

Time has come for state apology on abuse

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is today calling on the Government to issue an apology for historic abuse in state institutions. Read more »

Shining a Spotlight on Housing

Press Release – Housing Call to Action

Aucklands Housing Call to Action group has chosen to highlight the issues affecting housing that can be influenced by Auckland Council during Spotlight on Housing week from 19 – 24 September 2016. Read more »

Homelessness Research Confirms Student Union’s Fears

Press Release – NZ Union of Students’ Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students Associations (NZUSA) is alarmed at research released this week by Dr Kate Amore regarding homelessness but not surprised by the results. Read more »

Close Shave for Mayoral Candidates at Political Hair Salon

Press Release – Barbarian Productions

Journalist Nicky Hager gets a trim from Thomas LaHood (Barbarian Productions) and Jason Muir (Maverick Barber) in the lead up to the 2014 election Read more »

Candidate Donates $1000 to Family First after Sword Incident

Press Release – David Rankin

Following the incident on Monday this week, when Auckland Council candidate David Rankin and supporter Dr Don Brash were approached by a sword-wielding man with mental health problems who was later apprehended by Police, Mr Rankin has donated $1000 … Read more »

All views on assisted suicide matter

Press Release – NZ Catholic Bishops

Director of The Nathaniel Bioethics Centre, Dr John Kleinsman, is surprised and appalled at the disingenuous tactics being employed by assisted suicide supporters. Both Matt Vickers and Act MP David Seymour have in recent days described the unprecedented … Read more »

Number of homeless working people a national shame

Press Release – Green Party

Number of homeless working people a national shame Research released today showing more than half of all homeless New Zealanders are working or studying is a clear sign of just how bad the housing crisis has become, the Green Party said today. Otago … Read more »

Most homeless people working or studying

Press Release – University of Otago

Most homeless people working or studying More than half of all homeless adults in New Zealand are working or studying, say University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) researchers. UOW researcher Dr Kate Amore, from the Health Research Council-funded He Kainga Oranga/Housing … Read more »

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