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Work visa changes putting New Zealanders first

Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 4:12 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is today applauding the announcement of a new temporary work visa process. This new system will prioritise New Zealand workers while ensuring temporary foreign workers can be recruited to fill genuine regional and sector shortages. “New ... More >>

NZ First driving better mental health outcomes for kiwis

Thursday, 12 September 2019, 3:08 pm | New Zealand First Party

A key coalition commitment to re-establish the mental health commission, negotiated by New Zealand First, is on its way to being realised. Today, appointees to the board of the initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission were announced by the Coalition ... More >>

NZ First Celebrates Coalition Government Action on Cancer

Sunday, 1 September 2019, 12:07 pm | New Zealand First Party

Jenny Marcroft MP Spokesperson for Health 1 September 2019 New Zealand First Celebrates Coalition Government Action on Cancer New Zealand First is today welcoming the Coalition Government’s announcement of a Cancer Control Agency to administer the new 10-year ... More >>

Fleeing driver incidents at record levels

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 5:13 pm | New Zealand First Party

The newly released fleeing driver figures show that the problem is at crisis levels and urgent action must be taken, says New Zealand First Law and Order Spokesperson Darroch Ball. “Fleeing driver incident numbers have reached record levels, and ... More >>

Permanent change necessary for major sporting events

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 5:14 pm | New Zealand First Party

Our alcohol trading laws need permanent change to account for major sporting events like the Rugby World Cup, says New Zealand First Spokesperson for Sports and Recreation Clayton Mitchell. “New Zealand First whole heartedly supports The Sale and Supply ... More >>

NZ First supports first reading of Venture Capital Bill

Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 10:10 am | New Zealand First Party

Deputy Leader for New Zealand First and Spokesperson for Finance and Revenue, Fletcher Tabuteau, was pleased to speak to the Venture Capital Fund Bill that passed its first reading in Parliament yesterday. “There has been a historical gap in investment ... More >>

New Zealand First condemns National's Super Age policy

Monday, 26 August 2019, 5:13 pm | New Zealand First Party

The National Party has thrown older New Zealanders under the bus again regarding superannuation, by reaffirming its commitment to raise the eligibility age from 65 to 67 says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. “They have proposed ... More >>

NZ First expresses condolences over passing of Pita Paraone

Monday, 26 August 2019, 10:59 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters says his party is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Pita Paraone, a former Member of Parliament and New Zealand First stalwart. More >>

New Zealand First Backs Plans to Protect Productive Land

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 4:02 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First strongly supports Government proposals released today which will offer new protection for some of our most productive land. More >>

Peters Labels Paula Bennett’s Announcement ‘Amateur Hour’

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 1:53 pm | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader 14 August 2019 Winston Peters Labels Paula Bennett’s Announcement ‘Amateur Hour’ “This has got to be ‘amateur hour’ or can’t be true,” says Leader of New Zealand First Rt Hon Winston Peters ... More >>

New Zealand First Celebrates Success of Mana in Mahi

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 1:14 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has welcomed today’s announcement, that Mana in Mahi - Strength in Work, will begin its second phase. More >>

New Zealand First Welcomes Tyre Stewardship Proposal

Friday, 9 August 2019, 10:15 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First welcomes the Coalition Government’s consultation document released today, which includes a proposal to establish a product stewardship scheme for tyres, says Jenny Marcroft New Zealand First Environment spokesperson More >>

Bill to crack down on synthetics passes

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 5:45 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has welcomed the passage of legislation to tackle the escalating issue of synthetic drug use. The Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill is a core component of the Government’s response to the crisis of synthetic drug abuse in New Zealand, ... More >>

Change to Strengthen Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 8:31 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has negotiated a strengthening of the Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill, ensuring clarity for police officers when dealing with offenders found in possession of a controlled substance. More >>

NZ First congratulates Minister on listening to the regions

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 4:25 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First welcomes the announcement today of the reforms to vocational education. “All submitters to Minister Hipkins’ discussion document recognised that our current vocational education sector has failings” says New Zealand First Education ... More >>

NZ First expresses concern with misrepresentation on Bill

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 4:15 pm | New Zealand First Party

Reports are circulating that New Zealand First will support a supplementary order paper submitted to the KiwiSaver (Oranga Tamariki Guardians) Amendment Bill. More >>

Focus remains on finding solutions to Maternity care woes

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 11:12 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First remains focussed on supporting the women of Southland to ensure they have access to high-quality maternity care and holding the Southland DHB to account for the shambles which has resulted from the downgrading of the Lumsden Maternity ... More >>

Binding referendum on end of life choice bill

Tuesday, 23 July 2019, 4:44 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has today submitted its Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) to provide for a binding public referendum on the End of Life Choice Bill at the 2020 General Election. The SOP, under the name of New Zealand First Spokesperson for Health Jenny ... More >>

Coalition Government Combatting Organised Crime And Drugs

Wednesday, 17 July 2019, 1:25 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has negotiated for the ring-fencing of at least one third of the allocation from the Proceeds of Crime Fund for initiatives that concentrate on fighting organised crime and drugs. More >>

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 >>

 

 

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