Politicians show depressing lack of courage

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“All politicians should take the Productivity Commission’s call to reintroduce interest on student loans seriously instead of running for the hills at the first hint of a policy debate, it’s called leadership,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

Tertiary education – a system tied up in knots

Press Release – Productivity Commission

The report is a detailed inquiry into how well New Zealands tertiary education system is set up to respond to, and take advantage of,trends in technology, internationalisation, population, tuition costs and demand for skills. As part of the inquiry, the Commission … Read more »

English: Social Investment Analytics Layer launch

Speech – New Zealand Government

Im pleased to see such a good turnout for what is, I believe, a significant step towards better services for people, and better government for the country. Read more »

Next step for housing infrastructure fund

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Councils can now submit indicative proposals for the Governments $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Funding will increase emergency housing for homeless

Press Release – Auckland Council

The councils Finance and Performance Committee today approved funding of $2 million to the James Liston Hostel in the Auckland CBD to enhance the quality and quantity of emergency housing for rough sleepers and homeless people. Read more »

More emergency housing for Salvation Army

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Salvation Army is to receive more than $1.5 million to fund 884 emergency housing places across the country each year. Read more »

Predator Free NZ Pledge Never Accurately Costed

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The National government has no idea how much money will be required to achieve its promise of a predator-free New Zealand by 2050, says New Zealand First Conservation Spokesperson Clayton Mitchell. Read more »

A Basic Income for Children is Better than Tax Cuts

Press Release – Basic Income New Zealand

Lowell Manning, President of Basic Income New Zealand (BINZ) is calling for a Universal Basic Income for Children. I like to call it a Kids Basic Income he says. Mr Manning said that a Universal Basic Income for Children would work much better … Read more »

Road pricing must not be used as a revenue grab

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Any new revenue raised by road pricing should be offset with reductions in petrol tax, says ACT Leader David Seymour, in response to the Auckland Transport Alignment Project released today . Read more »

Goff: CRL’s increasing cost estimates need to be explained

Press Release – Phil Goff

Auckland Mayoral candidate Phil Goff says that he is concerned at the increasing cost estimates emerging for the construction of the City Rail Link. Read more »

Government confirms City Rail Link funding

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has agreed to fund half the cost of Aucklands City Rail Link (CRL), Associate Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have announced. Read more »

Government announces $209m in corporate welfare

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is appalled at the $209 million in corporate welfare doled out via the Endeavour Fund, announced today . Read more »

Kiwis receive 44m subsidised prescriptions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new data shows Pharmac is delivering more subsidised medicines, benefiting millions of Kiwis. Read more »

Coughlan to set up Capital Infrastructure Advisory Group

Press Release – Jo Coughlan

Coughlan to set up Capital City Infrastructure Advisory Group and take package to the Beehive Read more »

Response: awarding a management contract for a hotel in Niue

Press Release – Office of the Auditor-General

Response to request for inquiry into awarding a management contract for a hotel in Niue Read more »

RWNZ calls for increased rural telecommunications funding

Press Release – Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) has lodged a submission to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) on its review of the Telecommunications Act. Read more »

Tourism fund opens targeting regional NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key today announced the opening of the fifth funding round of the Tourism Growth Partnership. Read more »

Monthly Economic Indicators August 2016

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

Solid labour demand drove growth in aggregate labour earnings, boosting household spending in the June quarter. The upswing in activity continued in the September quarter, driven by net migration, tourism and housing demand. Despite robust … Read more »

Everyone Paying Price for Neglect of Police Resourcing

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

All New Zealanders are paying the price for the governments neglect of policing, says New Zealand First. A police survey reveals police are overstressed, untrained and rural cops among the most miserable, but the governments response is lacklustre. Read more »

District Health Boards’ big budget blowout

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

District health boards are struggling with a $54 million shortfall in their budgets, increasing the stress on our health system, says Labours Health spokesperson Annette King. Read more »

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