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Budget 2021: Government unveils 'monumental' new breast and cervical cancer prevention funding

News the Government will fund new HPV self tests in a bit to fight cervical cancer in New Zealand has come as "monumental" news for advocates and experts.And for many women across the country, the funding could be life-saving. "The...

Source: - Politics | 10 May 2021 | 5:00 am

National and Act raise questions after leak of documents parties say recommend a major DoC shake-up

National leader Judith Collins says she has been leaked documents that recommend the Government undertakes a major shake-up to Department of Conservation (DoC) land. The document, which National passed on to media on Sunday, outlines...

Source: - Politics | 9 May 2021 | 1:52 pm

Budget 2021: Government commits $53 million to help fight cervical cancer

The Government will spend $53 million on developing and rolling out a new HPV self-testing kit – a move that is expected to save 138 lives which would have otherwise been claimed by cervical cancer.The money will help complete the...

Source: - Politics | 9 May 2021 | 10:40 am

New Zealand, France to co-chair Christchurch Call leaders' summit

New Zealand and France will jointly convene the Christchurch Call leaders' summit, that aims to "take stock of progress and develop a new shared priority work plan".Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and French President Emmanuel Macron...

Source: - Politics | 9 May 2021 | 7:37 am

Budget 2021: Government's $55 million IT upgrade to bolster breast cancer scans

Almost 300,000 extra women will be eligible for potentially life-saving free breast scans because of a $55 million upgrade of the Government's aged IT systems.The funding is part of this month's Budget and is one of the first funding...

Source: - Politics | 9 May 2021 | 5:00 am

Political Roundup: The Public sector worker backlash against Labour

OPINION: Is Labour supposed to be the party of labour or of capital? It's often hard to tell these days, and many in the labour movement and the political left are feeling betrayed this week by the Government's announcement of a...

Source: - Politics | 8 May 2021 | 3:34 pm

United States joins Christchurch Call to eliminate terrorist, extremist online content

The United States has joined the Christchurch Call to Action to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online. In a statement released this morning US Department of State spokesman Ned Price confirmed America was now...

Source: - Politics | 8 May 2021 | 10:49 am

UK Elections: Britain's governing Conservative Party strikes early blow

Britain's governing Conservative Party has won a special election in the north of England town of Hartlepool, dealing a big blow to the main opposition Labour Party, which had held the parliamentary seat since its creation in 1974.The...

Source: - Politics | 7 May 2021 | 9:12 pm

Report says Wellington mayor Andy Foster should be censured over Shelly Bay meeting

An independent report recommends Wellington's mayor be formally censured after he shared potentially defamatory and previously discredited information before a controversial Shelly Bay vote.Councillor Jenny Condie made a code of...

Source: - Politics | 7 May 2021 | 6:39 pm

Unions vs businesses: Fair pay agreement news staunchly divides factions

Unions and business groups are vehemently at odds over the Government's major overhaul of New Zealand's employment laws, specifically around fair pay agreements. Business groups, such as BusinessNZ and the EMA, say fair pay agreements...

Source: - Politics | 7 May 2021 | 4:35 pm

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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - 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: - Politics | 9 Apr 2020 | 3:07 pm

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