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Māori Affairs Minister Urged to Stop Holmes Farm Sale

Monday, 20 April 2015, 3:44 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First wants the Minister for Māori Development to seek an injunction against the Māori Education Trust to block the sale of the former Holmes Farm – Mapuna Atea. More >>

This Time Tony Abbott Does Our Minister of Defence’s Job

Monday, 20 April 2015, 9:59 am | New Zealand First Party

Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott, has again shown up the New Zealand government by revealing the likely cost of acquiring Boeing’s C17 Globemaster to be at least $1 billion. More >>

Can the ‘Minister of Defence’ Be Anymore Hopeless?

Monday, 20 April 2015, 9:18 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is further questioning the competence of the Minister of Defence after receiving another 13 word ‘brush-off’, this time to questions around the Navy’s key Littoral Operational Support Capability Project. More >>

Report ‘Driven to Distraction’ Should Be Adopted

Monday, 20 April 2015, 9:16 am | New Zealand First Party

The car review website dogandlemon.com report “Driven to Distraction’ researched and published by Matthew Wilson ( www.dogandlemon.com ) should be adopted and implemented in full by the government, says New Zealand First. More >>

Stewart Island Public Meeting with Winston Peters

Friday, 17 April 2015, 4:25 pm | New Zealand First Party

Stewart Island Public Meeting with Winston Peters – Tuesday 21 April New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters and Spokesperson for Conservation Clayton Mitchell MP will hold a public meeting on Stewart Island to discuss the impact of Shark Dive ... More >>

What to Do with the Army’s Surplus Light Armoured Vehicles

Friday, 17 April 2015, 10:29 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First wants the 2015 Defence White Paper to look at options for the 35 Light Armoured Vehicles reportedly declared surplus by the National Government in 2010. The Party is eyeing these LAVs as a way to regenerate lost capabilities ... More >>

Minister Blanks Airbus, Embraer And Lockheed Martin

Thursday, 16 April 2015, 11:40 am | New Zealand First Party

A written answer provided to New Zealand First indicates that the Minister of Defence is not doing his job by backing Boeing’s C17 instead of reviewing air transport options in the promised 2015 Defence White Paper. More >>

Govenrment Ignoring Provincial New Zealand at Its Peril

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 4:24 pm | New Zealand First Party

“The Government appears oblivious to the dire future of New Zealand dairying whilst obstinately refusing to do anything about it,” says Rt. Hon Winston Peters Leader of New Zealand First More >>

Government Way Behind Eight Ball on Corporate Tax Avoiders

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 2:20 pm | New Zealand First Party

“Given that the New Zealand government is softening up the public for a GST increase on imported goods and services, by lowering the $400 exemption, it is high time to stop turning a blind eye to corporate tax avoidance in New Zealand,” says New Zealand ... More >>

Iraq Mess Sees Tony Abbott Confirm the Mission for NZ

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 11:34 am | New Zealand First Party

Iraq Mess Sees Tony Abbott Confirm the Mission for New Zealand New Zealand First believes the Prime Minister of Australia has shown greater transparency over the Iraqi mission than the New Zealand Prime Minister has. “The imperiousness of the ... More >>

KFC’s Colonel Sanders Forces Woodhouse’s Hand on Zero Hours

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 11:26 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is accusing Workplace Minister Michael Woodhouse of being all over the place about zero hour contracts having defended them, tinkered with them and now reportedly considering an outright ban, which has been New Zealand First’s ... More >>

NZ First Opposes Special Privileges Over Water Rights

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 9:16 am | New Zealand First Party

“One thing New Zealanders have learnt about the Key Government is the need for constant vigilance - in this case, against a toxic cocktail of blind ideology and naivety,” says Rt Hon Winston Peters. “National Ministers Bill English and Nick ... More >>

New Zealand First Backs the Flag - Peters

Monday, 13 April 2015, 3:57 pm | New Zealand First Party

The Rt Hon Winston Peters is supporting the Returned Services Association’s fight for the flag call and for the first flag referendum to simply ask; “Do you want to change the flag?” More >>

A $269 Million Deficit is a Lot of Money Prime Minister

Monday, 13 April 2015, 1:29 pm | New Zealand First Party

The Rt Hon Winston Peters is calling out the Prime Minister for his comments on Newstalk ZB this morning, where he arrogantly dismissed the government’s latest $269 million deficit for the eight months to February as “plus or minus a few hundred ... More >>

Two Week Manawatu Gorge Closure is Not Good Enough

Friday, 10 April 2015, 4:14 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First wants the National Minister of Transport to explain to the region why it will be at least two weeks before the Manawatu Gorge (SH3) reopens for traffic. More >>

Rescue Helicopter Needs Bridge to Government Funding

Friday, 10 April 2015, 2:45 pm | New Zealand First Party

The problems with the Northland Emergency Services Trust date back a long time and is one of funding for a rural and provincial rescue helicopter and these services need a direct bridge to government funding, says Northland’s new Member of Parliament. More >>

Closing New Zealand Prisons is Pure Folly

Friday, 10 April 2015, 1:40 pm | New Zealand First Party

Closing publicly-run prisons to populate a privately-run prison is pure folly, says New Zealand First. “The review announced will destabilise an already pressured staff and is being used to justify the building of an unnecessary privately-run corrections ... More >>

Worsening Police Safety Sees Call for Tasers

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 12:34 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First wants Police Officers to be issued with tasers after an Official Information Act request revealed Police suffered from 1,656 injuries in 2013/14 at a cost to Police of over $2 million. “Even then it is hard not to disagree with ... More >>

Fruit Fly Long Haul Could’ve Been Avoided

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 10:42 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is concerned the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) have admitted they are in for the long haul with their fight against the Queensland Fruit Fly. More >>

Scrutiny Removed for Better Public Service Results

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 8:58 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says National is avoiding scrutiny of its ‘Better Public Service results’ by removing important social policy data previously available with the Ministry of Social Development’s Annual Statistical Report, not being published ... More >>

 

 

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