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Transport Under Labour A Shambles In Wellington

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Labours Lets Get Wellington Moving project has so far been a failure. Nothing has been delivered, the funding for the programme is still unclear, and Wellington is drifting while congestion continues to choke the region, National Spokesperson … Read more »

Employee’s Health And Wellbeing – Right Thing To Do

Press Release – Auckland Business Chamber

Business and consumers will pay the price for Labours plan to double minimum sick leave entitlements for workers to 10 days a year and raise the minimum wage to $20 an hour, but it is the right thing to do while we still grapple with the impacts … Read more »

Engineers Assess Damage To Auckland Harbour Bridge After Truck Strike

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency is urging motorists to adjust their travel plans and usual patterns to avoid significant disruption caused by the closure of four lanes on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Congestion remains heavy on both the Auckland … Read more »

Winston Peters’ Tax Gaff Makes No Sense

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Winston Peters must have been confused this morning when he made the bizarre claim that tax cuts are a bribe and, ironically, criticised another party for promising to scrap his provincial vote fund in the next breath. Taxpayers Union spokesman … Read more »

COVID-19 Takes Toll On Employee Mental Health And Wellbeing

Press Release – Umbrella

COVID-19 has created a unique set of emotional challenges in the workplace, an issue employers need effective tools to support and manage. Tamara Mapp-Borren, Acting CEO of Umbrella says, COVID-19 has created a whole new work environment, there … Read more »

Orca In Auckland Delight, But Boatie Behaviour Causes Concern

Press Release – Cetacean Spotting NZ

A pod of orca have been patrolling the close Auckland coasts this week, delighting onlookers who have lined beaches from Whangaparaoa to Mission Bay. In many instances, orca watchers had ring side seats from rocky outcrops on land. However, the behaviour … Read more »

Green Party Would Prioritise Community Food Production And Regenerative Agriculture For Nelson

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Partys plan to support community gardens and composting would help promote a stronger understanding of sustainable ecosystems and food production in places like Nelson. One of our priorities in the next Government is to support … Read more »

National Throwing Fuel On The Fire As The World Burns – Greenpeace

Press Release – Greenpeace

Greenpeace is calling the National Partys newly announced energy policy blatant climate denial and an affront to all the people and communities already suffering the impacts of climate change. It has been reported that the National Party will … Read more »

PSA Welcomes Labour Party Commitment To Workers’ Rights And Wellbeing

Press Release – Public Service Association

The Public Service Association says industrial relations policies announced by Labour today will, if implemented by a Labour-led government, make New Zealand a fairer and better place to live. “Under the Labour-led government of the past three … Read more »

Labour Promise To Extend Sick Leave Will Have Huge Impact In Early Childhood Education

Press Release – NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa is welcoming Labour’s announcement today that it would double minimum sick leave entitlements to 10 days per year if returned to Government. President Liam Rutherford says inadequate sick leave is an issue across the education sector, … Read more »

NZEI Te Riu Roa Says Fixing The Pay Gap For Kaiako Must Extend To Kōhanga Reo

Press Release – NZEI Te Riu Roa

NZEI Te Riu Roa says Khanga Reo kaiako cant afford to be left out in the cold when pay and funding gaps in ECE are addressed. This week Labour joined the Green Party in including pay parity for early childhood teachers in their election pledges. … Read more »

Labour Adds Costs, National Reduces Taxes

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National will help business grow, retain jobs and take on extra workers, while Labour will cripple businesses as they battle the recession, National Party Leader Judith Collins says. This week National has released a plan to increase the worker … Read more »