Photo op disguises abysmal failure

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Keys opening of four Housing NZ units in Bexley today is nothing more than an insincere photo op designed to hide the Governments failure to rebuild the housing stock destroyed by the earthquakes, says Labours Associate Housing spokesperson … Read more »

Burning the Flag or Accepting the Evil

Press Release – Mana Party

Burning the Israeli flag in Auckland in protest over the murder of innocent civilians in Gaza is nothing to be ashamed of said MANA Leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira. Calling for both sides to stand down when one side is annihilating the … Read more »

Board appointed for new era for Te Urewera

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Crown and Ngi Tuhoe have announced the appointment of the inaugural members of Te Urewera Board, which will be the primary decision maker for Te Urewera under legislation passed in the House today. Read more »

Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Bill

Speech – New Zealand Government

Tmaki herenga waka Tmaki whai rawa Tmaki pai Tmaki-makau-rau Ko ng kur purepure o Tmaki e kore e ngaro i te p…. It is with immense pleasure that I welcome for the last time into this House, the khui rangatira of Tmaki-makau-rau. Read more »

Tūhoe Claims Settlement and Te Urewera bills passed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The House sat under extended hours this morning to pass the third readings of the Thoe Claims Settlement Bill and the Te Urewera Bill, which together settle the historical grievances of Ngi Thoe and establish legal identity and new governance … Read more »

Solar in Schools launch – Dr Russel Norman

Speech – Green Party

Congratulations to all of you for Laingholms Green-Gold Enviro school status. No mean feat and clearly the result of a lot of hard work. And big congratulations to Oliver, William, Josh and the rest of the Year 6 kids whove been leading the … Read more »

Hawke’s Bay’s “Big Easy” makes shortlist

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Tourism

Hawkes Bays Big Easy makes shortlist in the 2014 NZ Event Industry Awards Read more »

Green Party launches Solar in Schools policy

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party will help schools install solar and save money on their power bills by investing $20 million into solar PV systems in schools. The $20 million is expected to: Help around 500 schools install solar over three years Result in 6.7MW of … Read more »

Third Reading: Te Urewera-Tūhoe Bill

Speech – New Zealand Government

I am deeply honoured to welcome to this House, the sons and daughters of Maungaphatu; the children of Hinepkohurangi; and the descendants of Thoe-Ptiki. I am honoured because this landmark legislation concludes its passage in the final weeks of my … Read more »

New parents deserve support – Labour will deliver

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will pass legislation delivering 26 weeks paid parental leave to New Zealand families in its first 100 days in Government, Labour List MP Sue Moroney says. Read more »