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Stranded Kiwi cruise passengers depart Montevideo for home

Sixteen New Zealanders stranded on a Covid-19 stricken cruise ship off the coast of Uruguay are making their way home, Foreign Minister Winston Peters says.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 11 Apr 2020 | 5:44 pm

Camp Taji defence personnel to reunite with their families

New Zealand Defence Force personnel who have been in isolation since returning to New Zealand from Iraq last month, will be reunited with their families starting from today, announced Defence Minister Ron Mark.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 11 Apr 2020 | 12:42 pm

Police and Aviation Security officers patrol the lockdown

Officers from Police and the Aviation Security Service are teaming up to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 lockdown and provide community reassurance about safety and law enforcement.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 11 Apr 2020 | 10:29 am

Government confirms Bayfair underpass to go ahead

Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter today confirmed an underpass for people walking and cycling will be part of the Baypark to Bayfair Link project in Tauranga, following thorough investigations by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 10 Apr 2020 | 4:16 pm

Parents should have support in post-natal recovery - Upston

Mothers deserve support when they give birth and should be allowed to have a nominated partner present for post-natal recovery, National’s Social Development spokesperson Louise Upston says.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 10 Apr 2020 | 8:02 am



New Conservative leader to contest Waimakariri Electorate

New Conservative Leader Leighton Baker has lived in and around the Waimakariri district since 1992 and is revelling in the opportunity to represent the electorate in Parliament after the 2020 general election.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 4:10 pm

'An all-of-govt COVID-19 response requires central-local Urban Growth Partnerships'

An all-of-government COVID-19 response requires central-local Urban Growth Partnerships

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 3:56 pm

Acknowledging an extraordinary te reo champion

E tangi ana a Taranaki iwi, e tangi ana te ao Māori, otirā e tangi ana te motu. Mōu katoa ngā roimata e riringi whānui ana, mōu katoa ngā mihi.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 3:50 pm

New RMA climate change proposals increase cost and uncertainty - PEPANZ

Proposals to expand the role of local councils into climate change mitigation under the Resource Management Act would add confusion, complexity and duplication, according to the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) and Straterra.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 3:27 pm

'COLFO urges Minister to temporarily extend licences'

The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) is calling for an equal extension to all licencing regimes, following the Government’s announcement today offering motorists a six-month licencing grace period.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 3:07 pm

Further assistance for Vanuatu following Tropical Cyclone Harold - Peters and Mark

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Ron Mark today announced that New Zealand will provide a further package of assistance to Vanuatu, to support the response to Tropical Cyclone Harold.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 2:22 pm

Committee to continue asking questions NZers want answers to - Simon Bridges

The Epidemic Response Committee will resume on Tuesday to continue probing the Government’s response to Covid-19, Opposition Leader Simon Bridges says.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 2:01 pm

Benefits need to further increase to support the unemployed - AAAP

In a week alone there was an increase of about 10,000 people now relying on welfare to get by.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 1:53 pm

Inquiry report into EQC released

The Government has today released the report from the Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission chaired by Dame Silvia Cartwright.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 10:50 am

Licenses, WoFs and regos extended under lockdown - Twyford

All driver licences, WoFs, CoFs, and some vehicle certifications, that expired on or after 1 January 2020 will be valid for up to six months from 10 April 2020, Transport Minister Phil Twyford has announced.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 10:33 am

EQC welcomes Inquiry Report

The Chair of the Earthquake Commission, Sir Michael Cullen, has welcomed Dame Silvia Cartwright’s Report of the Public Inquiry into the Earthquake Commission, released today.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 10:31 am

Horowhenua Council votes on the future of the hydroslide

The Levin Aquatic Centre’s hydroslide has been out of action for the past year and yesterday Horowhenua District Councillors decided it will be fixed.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 9:03 am

Economic Support Package for businesses needs to be expanded - Goldsmith

The Government needs to clarify urgently whether it will expand its Economic Support Package which is one of the least generous amongst comparable countries, National’s Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith says.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 7:57 am



More time for health workers and elderly to get flu vaccine - Julie Anne Genter

The Government has extended by two weeks till April 27 the amount of time priority groups, such as health workers and those aged over 65, have to get their flu vaccine before it is made available to the wider public.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 5:00 am

Govt’s politics during crisis an affront to democracy - ACT

"That the Government is still pursuing its political agenda under the cover of a national crisis is an affront to democracy", according to ACT Leader David Seymour.

Source: Voxy.co.nz - Politics | 8 Apr 2020 | 7:43 pm











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