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Schools Ignored as Minister Goes with COOL

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 12:29 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First wants to know why schools that have set up online learning networks were not consulted by the Ministry of Education before the Minister, Hekia Parata, announced she is setting up Communities of Online Learning (COOL). More >>

Minister Confirms Burglars Given Green Light

Monday, 29 August 2016, 4:57 pm | New Zealand First Party

The New Zealand public will be shocked to learn police have not been required, officially, to attend burglaries, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

PM’s Excuse on Bank Closures Not Good Enough

Monday, 29 August 2016, 11:56 am | New Zealand First Party

The Prime Minister is, as usual, skipping responsibility by saying he can do nothing about Westpac closing 19 branches, many in rural towns, says New Zealand First. More >>

Wairarapa Biosecurity Incursion Staggering Incompetence

Saturday, 27 August 2016, 5:18 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) handling of the pea weevil incursion in Wairarapa shows yet again National’s staggering incompetence on biosecurity. More >>

Super City Candidates Challenged on Supergold Card Transport

Friday, 26 August 2016, 3:43 pm | New Zealand First Party

Super City election candidates should explain what they are going to do about the rip-off of SuperGold Cardholders on Auckland transport, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Bad Decision Economically for Northland

Friday, 26 August 2016, 11:34 am | New Zealand First Party

The Northland economy will suffer if the decision goes through to stop the use of powerboats on Lake Waikere, one of the Kai Iwi lakes, says Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Govt Dumps Easter Sunday Trading Laws on Councils

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:32 am | New Zealand First Party

Local people should have been given the chance to decide at the forthcoming local body elections whether they wanted shops open on Easter Sunday, says New Zealand First. More >>

Minister of Health Dismisses Catheter Shortage

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:30 am | New Zealand First Party

Patients around New Zealand are being forced to wash and reuse catheters because they are being supplied with only half the number they need, says New Zealand First. More >>

Lessons From US Civil Rights Movement for Maori

Friday, 26 August 2016, 10:00 am | New Zealand First Party

“Maori should do as the American civil rights movement did,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters, commenting on Labour’s Electoral (Entrenchment of Māori Seats) Amendment Bill. More >>

Amnesty for Foreign Students Covers up Failing Inspectorate

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 4:30 pm | New Zealand First Party

The so-called amnesty for foreign students who dob in exploitative employers is a cover-up for a Labour Inspectorate that is failing to do its job, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

Petition for Foreign Driver Safety

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:43 pm | New Zealand First Party

A new petition will put the spotlight on the government’s need to address the distressing issue of road deaths and injuries caused by foreign drivers, says Clayton Mitchell, New Zealand First List MP based in Tauranga. More >>

Cancer Treatment a Failure under National

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 3:35 pm | New Zealand First Party

The government should be ashamed that the latest health targets reveal not a single District Health Board (DHB) in New Zealand has met the target to provide faster cancer treatment, New Zealand First says. More >>

Fonterra Payout Boost Welcome But Banks Warned Off

Thursday, 25 August 2016, 12:54 pm | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 25 AUGUST 2016 Fonterra Payout Boost Welcome But Banks Warned Off New Zealand First welcomes Fonterra Cooperative Group lifting its 2016/2017 forecast Farmgate Milk ... More >>

Maori Miss Out on Jobs with ‘Brown Table’ Iwi-Owned Company

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 5:15 pm | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 24 AUGUST 2016 Maori Miss Out on Jobs with ‘Brown Table’ Iwi-Owned Company Ngāi Tahu and Tainui-owned company Go Bus is recruiting driver and trainee drivers from ... More >>

Electronic Monitoring Bill Useless

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 5:06 pm | New Zealand First Party

The Electronic Monitoring of Offenders Bill, currently being debated in Parliament, will do nothing to stop offenders breaching monitoring conditions, says New Zealand First Corrections Spokesperson Mahesh Bindra. More >>

Parents Lose Their Voice at Schools

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 12:55 pm | New Zealand First Party

Tracey Martin MP Spokesperson for Education 24 AUGUST 2016 Parents Lose Their Voice at Schools as Minister Adopts Dictatorial Approach The voice of parents, students and the community is being legislated out of education, says New Zealand First Education ... More >>

National And Labour Block Public Child Sex Offender Register

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 12:05 pm | New Zealand First Party

National and Labour have blocked the opportunity for the child sex offender register to be made public, says New Zealand First. More >>

Northland Roadblock – We Can’t Drive Over Updates

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 5:23 pm | New Zealand First Party

The PM promised in Parliament today to give updates on National’s by-election promises, but he’ll struggle to do that – you can’t drive across updates,” says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters. More >>

On-Line Education All About Cost Cutting And Privatisation

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 4:18 pm | New Zealand First Party

Tracey Martin MP Spokesperson for Education 23 AUGUST 2016 On-Line Education All About Cost Cutting And Privatisation Education Minister Hekia Parata wants to start shifting students out of schools and to online education – and no doubt has private ... More >>

Wheeler Waves the White Flag

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 1:30 pm | New Zealand First Party

The Governor of the Reserve Bank, Graeme Wheeler has waved the white flag over interest rates, housing and the high Kiwi dollar, says New Zealand First. “The Reserve Bank has announced that they’re just a spectator when they ought to be a player,” ... More >>

 

 

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