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Concerns About Settlement

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 11:07 am | New Zealand First Party

Concerns About Settlement New Zealand First has serious concerns about the Te Tau Ihu Claims Settlement Bill and as a consequence voted against the passing of the Bill in Parliament today. “This was an unusual but considered move, but the settlement ... More >>

Minister Reverses His Position Over Gisborne Rail Link

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 5:00 pm | New Zealand First Party

Answers given in Parliament today suggest Minister for Transport Gerry Brownlee has reversed his decision on the mothballed Gisborne-Napier railway, says New Zealand First. More >>

Collins Dishes Out Favours While Other Kiwi Firms Struggle

Thursday, 17 April 2014, 8:20 am | New Zealand First Party

While many Kiwi firms were left struggling by the Fonterra botulism scare in China, the Government rushed to bail out Oravida in an act of favouritism for Minister of Justice Judith Collins’ husband’s company, says New Zealand First. “Why did ... More >>

Important Work For New Pacific Advisory Group

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:39 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First’s Spokesperson for Pacific Island Affairs Le’aufa’amulia Asenati Lole-Taylor has congratulated new members on their election to the Wellington City Council’s Pacific Advisory Group. More >>

Evidence Destroys Milkmaid’s Credibility

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 6:40 pm | New Zealand First Party

Evidence Destroys Milkmaid’s Credibility New evidence released by New Zealand First today reveals Justice Minister Judith Collins used her position to manipulate the Government to help her husband’s company, Oravida, after the Fonterra botulism ... More >>

New Zealand First Supports More Women in the Police

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:15 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Supports More Women in the Police New Zealand First supports all police recruitment drives, including adding more women to the frontline to strengthen police work overall and better represent the community. “New Zealand First’s ... More >>

Better Communities through Better Wages

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 11:13 am | New Zealand First Party

As the strong dollar tips more people onto the unemployment queue, the Government’s failure to create jobs is being highlighted, says New Zealand First. “People do want to work to lift themselves out of poverty but there are obstacles – few jobs ... More >>

New Zealand First’s Vision for New Zealand

Monday, 14 April 2014, 1:02 pm | New Zealand First Party

Ladies and Gentlemen, Rotary members and guests, thank you for inviting me here today. When the dust settles on election night 2014, New Zealand First will be in strong position which makes the policies we stand for extremely relevant. More >>

Economic Tinkering Has Wider Social Impact

Friday, 11 April 2014, 4:31 pm | New Zealand First Party

The National Government’s handling of the economy is making little difference to many Kiwis, says New Zealand First. “The Government’s plan to return the budget to surplus has made them blind to the realities around them where people are homeless, ... More >>

Dunne Does U-Turn on Loan Sharks for Political Safety

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 5:25 pm | New Zealand First Party

United Future leader Peter Dunne is putting his own political future first by refusing to support amended legislation that will at last hobble loan sharks, the scourge of the poor and low paid. More >>

Do It Yourself, Minister Tells Hawke’s Bay

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 4:41 pm | New Zealand First Party

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee told Parliament today that if Hawke’s Bay ratepayers are so sure the Gisborne to Napier rail link is so good they should restore it themselves. More >>

Cut Your Losses on Interislander Ferry

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 1:24 pm | New Zealand First Party

Cut your losses, buy a new ferry and sack Gerry, New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters advised the Government today. “At the same time turf out the KiwiRail board and management,” says Mr Peters. More >>

Ferry Cover up Threatens Cook Strait Safety

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 3:01 pm | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters has revealed another Cook Strait ferry issue and has called on Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee to stop KiwiRail running an unsafe ferry operation. More >>

Phillipstown Decision Amounts to Community Bashing

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 2:44 pm | New Zealand First Party

Minister for Education Hekia Parata has yet again displayed the Government’s high-handed arrogance in ignoring the wishes of parents and staff of Phillipstown School in Christchurch, says New Zealand First. More >>

Phillipstown Decision Amounts to Community Bashing

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 2:43 pm | New Zealand First Party

Minister for Education Hekia Parata has yet again displayed the Government’s high-handed arrogance in ignoring the wishes of parents and staff of Phillipstown School in Christchurch, says New Zealand First. “The Minister announced today she will not alter her original ... More >>

Time to Do the Sums on Cook Strait ‘Lemon’

Tuesday, 8 April 2014, 4:23 pm | New Zealand First Party

Should the Aratere set sail again across Cook Strait? That’s the question KiwiRail must now ask itself, says New Zealand First. More >>

PM Wants More And More Foreign Ownership of New Zealand

Monday, 7 April 2014, 2:29 pm | New Zealand First Party

PM Wants More And More Foreign Ownership of New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is New Zealand’s number one real estate salesman, says New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters. “He knows we have ‘location, location, location’ and he won’t be ... More >>

Relief Efforts Need Plenty of Support

Monday, 7 April 2014, 1:42 pm | New Zealand First Party

Relief Efforts Need Plenty of Support New Zealand First is encouraging Kiwis to support relief efforts in the Solomon Islands in any way they can. More >>

Enough is Enough Legal Highs Must Go

Saturday, 5 April 2014, 12:33 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First wants legal highs banned to end the devastation on users and communities and supports today’s national protest against the drugs. “The Psychoactive Substances Act was the first step in curbing legal highs and now we must push to eradicate it,” ... More >>

Alarming Figures Call for Surgical Mesh Review

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 4:28 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling for the Minister of Health to urgently review the use of surgical mesh after alarming reports of health issues following surgery. More >>

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