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Vision New Zealand Sets Its Sights On The New Electorate Of Takanini

Press Release – Vision New Zealand

Vision New Zealand is delighted to be launching George Ngatai as its candidate for Takanini tonight, 6th July, at the Songbird Cafe, 9 Gosper Road, Waiata Shores, Conifer Grove Takanini. Party Leader Hannah Tamaki said I am confident that George will … Read more »

Safeguarding The Rights Of Children In Secure Detention Centres

Press Release – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

On 03 July Childrens Commissioner was given additional responsibility by the Minister of Justice which extended its role as the independent monitor of the conditions and treatment of children and young people in secure detention centres. The Childrens … Read more »

Green Party Tax-Benefit Policy Is Not Helpful

Opinion – Keith Rankin

Socialism versus Progressive Capitalism I was disappointed that the Green Party continues to reject a distributive Universal Basic Income (UBI) in favour of a redistributive and polarising Guaranteed Minimum Income (GMI) model. GMI is the antithesis of UBI. … Read more »

‘This Is The Last Straw’ – Maori Leaders Demand Dismissals

Press Release – Wahine Maori

Whine Mori are calling for the immediate sacking of Oranga Tamariki Chief Executive Ms Grainne Moss and the Minister Tracey Martin following more damning media reports about Oranga Tamariki. Dame Naida Glavich, Chair of the Governance Group for the … Read more »

Greens Call For Guaranteed Minimum Income To Alleviate Skyrocketing Debt With MSD

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson is calling for the introduction of a Guaranteed Minimum Income to lift hundreds of thousands of people out of poverty and prevent more families entering into further debt with the Ministry of Social Development. … Read more »

Todd Muller Announces Caucus Reshuffle

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Today I am confirming a minor shadow cabinet reshuffle due to the retirement of Paula Bennett. Dr Shane Reti will be ranked number 13 and will take on Associate Drug Reform. Shane has demonstrated a huge intellect and capacity for work, supporting … Read more »

Bill Raising Minimum Residency Requirement For NZ Super Passes First Reading

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand Firsts Fair Residency for Superannuation Bill passed its First Reading in Parliament today. The Bill makes a significant change to NZ Super by raising the minimum residency requirement from 10 to 20 years, after age 20. Currently, a … Read more »

NZ Is Being Shown Up By Australia’s Family Tax Credit System, Says CPAG

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

CPAGs latest background paper, Family tax credits: Do children get the support in New Zealand that they would get in Australia? published today, finds that Australias family tax benefits system is significantly more generous than New Zealands Working … Read more »

Substantial Reduction In Family Harm – Community Programme Offers Hope

Press Release – Gandhi Nivas

A community-based programme has shown the value of working directly with perpetrators of family violence, reducing reoffending by almost 60% over five years. Instead of removing victims from their homes after a family harm incident, the Gandhi Nivas … Read more »

July 1 Marks Progress For Workers, Families

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern Prime Minister Hon Grant Robertson Minister of Finance MEDIA STATEMENT PNUI PPHO More jobs and more family time with newborns are the centrepiece of a suite of Government initiatives coming into effect today. July 1 is a milestone … Read more »

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