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NZ First Welcomes Agreement on Disposal of Ouvea Premix

Friday, 12 July 2019, 10:57 am | New Zealand First Party

Clutha-Southland based New Zealand First List MP Mark Patterson has congratulated all the parties involved in pulling together an agreement on the removal of thousands of tonnes of a hazardous material from Southland sheds. More >>

Greater Support And Restoration of Rights for Family Carers

Sunday, 7 July 2019, 7:04 pm | New Zealand First Party

Greater Support And Restoration of Rights for Family Carers Welcomed New Zealand First is today heralding the Coalition Government’s announcement that Kiwis caring for family members of high or very high support needs will receive greater financial ... More >>

NZ First Welcomes MPI Apology for M. Bovis Failings

Friday, 5 July 2019, 12:25 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has welcomed the Ministry for Primary Industries’ acceptance of recommendations to improve its systems and processes in the fight against Mycoplasma bovis following two reviews into a backlog of trace animal movements. More >>

Westland Milk Vote a Sad Day for New Zealand

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 2:09 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is disappointed that shareholders have accepted a $588 million offer by Yili Industrial Group to buy Westland Milk Group, says Mark Patterson, New Zealand First Spokesperson for Primary Industries. More >>

NZ First Welcomes Review of Maternity Centre Downgrade

Friday, 28 June 2019, 4:56 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has welcomed a review of the Southern District Health Board’s implementation of their maternity strategy. The strategy included the downgrade of the Lumsden Maternity Centre and establishment of the Te Anau Maternity Hub. More >>

Bill to protect Farmers passes first reading

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 4:50 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is today welcoming the unanimous passage of the Farm Debt Mediation Bill through its first reading in Parliament. More >>

NZ First Delighted with Support for Community Law Centres

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 2:16 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is delighted the vital role of Community Law Centres has been recognised with an additional $8.72 million in Government funding over the next four years. More >>

NZ First Applauds Phase Two of Reserve Bank Act Review

Monday, 24 June 2019, 6:35 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is pleased to see the Coalition Government’s strong move towards introducing a deposit protection regime as a result of Phase two of the Reserve Bank Act review, announced by Finance Minister Grant Robertson today. More >>

NZ First Applauds Commitment to Further Protect Farmers

Monday, 17 June 2019, 4:12 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is delighted that Cabinet has approved a debt mediation scheme that will help farmers in financial distress deal with their lenders. More >>

Sport Funding in Racing Reform Bill Supported by Sports NZ

Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 6:48 pm | New Zealand First Party

Sport Funding in Racing Reform Bill Supported by Sports New Zealand Winston Peters today acknowledged the positive submission Sports NZ made at the Select Committee hearing on the Racing Reform Bill. “It was encouraging that Sports NZ see the potential ... More >>

An Important Budget Anouncement You May Have Missed

Friday, 31 May 2019, 11:27 am | New Zealand First Party

Because of the historic nature of this year’s budget it is easy for some initiatives to be overlooked. New Zealand First spokesperson for conservation, Jenny Marcroft, says she is “over the moon” that the 2019 Budget has dedicated significant funding ... More >>

NZ First says wellbeing budget good for business

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 6:19 pm | New Zealand First Party

Deputy Leader for New Zealand First and spokesperson for associate finance, commerce, revenue and trade, Fletcher Tabuteau, welcomes the Wellbeing Budget, “not only the wellbeing of our people, our mental health, our children and our seniors, but ... More >>

New Zealand First Proud of Difference Budget 2019 Will Make

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 4:02 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is proud of the difference that Budget 2019 will make for New Zealanders and the country as a whole, says Leader Winston Peters. More >>

NZ First Commitment on Mental Health Commission Delivered

Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 11:58 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is proud to be delivering on its promise to re-establish the Mental Health Commission. More >>

Primary sector driving continued export success

Friday, 24 May 2019, 5:00 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has welcomed the latest export statistics released by Stats NZ, showing overall export revenue is up 12 percent since April 2018, and that exports to China have reached a record $15 billion. “April was another month of good news ... More >>

Otago Cycle Trail Funding Boost Great News for Otago

Friday, 24 May 2019, 11:33 am | New Zealand First Party

Today’s announcement that the Provincial Growth Fund is to spend $6.5 million on extending the Clutha Gold Great Ride Cycle Trail is great news for the regional economy, says Clutha-based New Zealand First MP Mark Patterson. More >>

Otama water supply bill passes third reading

Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 5:39 pm | New Zealand First Party

The ownership of a major Southland water supply scheme has now been clarified after a local bill sponsored by New Zealand First MP Mark Patterson was passed unanimously by Parliament today. More >>

Long Awaited Re-Entry to Pike River Mine

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 2:42 pm | New Zealand First Party

Today’s successful re-entry into the Pike River Coal Mine is a victory for the families who are fighting tirelessly for answers, says New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters. More >>

New Zealand First Celebrates Launch of the Tourism Strategy

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 4:01 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Tourism Fletcher Tabuteau celebrates the launch of the New Zealand-Aotearoa Government Tourism Strategy at the TRENZ annual tourism trade show. More >>

NZ First Expresses Disappointment Over Loss of Tip Top

Monday, 13 May 2019, 12:31 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has today expressed its disappointment over the acquisition of iconic Kiwi brand Tip Top by Froneri, a European company owned in part by Swiss multinational Nestlé. More >>

 

 

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