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Waititi To Stand For Maori Party In Waiariki

Press Release – The Maori Party

Rawiri Waititi will stand for the Maori Party in Waiariki at Septembers General Election. The 39-year-year olds candidacy was today confirmed in Rotorua. Waiariki Maori Party Electorate Chair Verna Ohia-Gates said Waititi was an outstanding choice … Read more »

KiwiHarvest Charity Marks 10 Million Meals Delivered To Hungry Kiwis With The Opening Of New HQ

Press Release – KiwiHarvest

Food rescue charity KiwiHarvest has marked the milestone of putting 10 million meals on the plates of hungry Kiwis with the official opening its new national headquarters in Auckland. KiwiHarvest works with food businesses including supermarkets, wholesalers … Read more »

New Zealand Housing Crisis Requires Bold Human Rights Response, Says UN Expert

Press Release – UN Human Rights Council

The Government of New Zealand has recognized that the country is facing a housing crisis, said Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, at the end of her visit to the country . While the Government has taken important steps … Read more »

Have Your Say On The International Rules For Recovering Child Support From A Person Overseas

Press Release – Social Services and Community Committee

Parliament is now seeking public submissions on an international treaty that makes it possible to recover child or spousal support from someone who lives in another country. The Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and … Read more »

Social Wellbeing Agency Replaces Social Investment Agency With New Approach

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Carmel Sepuloni Minister for Social Development Minister responsible for the Social Investment Agency     PNUI PPHO MEDIA STATEMENT The Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni today announced a new approach that … Read more »

Green Party Welcome Successful Rollout Of Food In Schools Program

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the successful rollout of the food in schools pilot programme that is providing school lunches in 31 schools, expanding to 120 schools by 2021. The Greens have long championed a food in schools programme. Metiria Turei and … Read more »

APEC Healthy Women Prize Accepting Applications

Press Release – APEC

The 2020 APEC Healthy Women, Healthy Economies Research Prize is now accepting applications for outstanding research work that strives to improve womens health, economic well-being, and chart more inclusive growth. Launched last year, the prize encourages … Read more »

Parliament: Oral Questions – 19 February 2020

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Questions to Ministers Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Governments statements and actions? JENNY MARCROFT to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: How is the Provincial Growth Fund supporting drought-stricken … Read more »

On The Political Donations Scandals

Article – Gordon Campbell

  Even paranoids have real enemies. While there has been something delusionary about the way New Zealand First has been living in denial about its donations scandal, one can sympathise with its indignation about Paula Bennett and Simon Bridges being … Read more »

‘We Need To Apply Natural Justice’ – PM On NZ First Foundation Investigation

Article – RNZ

The Prime Minister will take no action against Deputy Prime Minister and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, after confirmation of a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller As the SFO prepares to prosecute four people over … Read more »

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