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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 >>

Skilled Immigration for the regions

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 1:12 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Immigration spokesperson Clayton Mitchell is applauding the Coalition Government’s focus on regional skills shortages, and vision for reforming immigration. More >>

Winston Peters Press Release on Climate Change Announcement

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 11:14 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters today welcomes the Minister’s announcement of the government’s climate change policies, the culmination of months of hard work. More >>

Tougher Sentences for Inmates Who Attack Corrections Staff

Sunday, 5 May 2019, 2:55 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Law and Order spokesperson Darroch Ball is seeking to introduce mandatory cumulative prison sentences for inmates charged with attacking corrections officers. More >>

Milestone for Research and Development

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 4:55 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is celebrating the passing of the Taxation (Research and Development Tax Credits) Bill, which introduces a research and development (R&D) tax incentive for New Zealand businesses. “This incentive will be crucial in maintaining our ... More >>

New Zealand First Celebrates Record High Exports

Friday, 26 April 2019, 2:52 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Deputy Leader Fletcher Tabuteau and Spokesperson for Trade is very pleased to see the statistics released today that the value of total goods exports rose $899 million (19 percent) from March 2018 to hit a record high of $5.7 billion ... More >>

New Zealand First Loses Stalwart

Tuesday, 23 April 2019, 8:47 am | New Zealand First Party

“On behalf of New Zealand First and its leader the Rt Hon Winston Peters, it is with deep sorrow we inform you of the passing of New Zealand First’s treasured and loved life member, Tommy Gear,” New Zealand First Deputy Leader Fletcher Tabuteau ... More >>

Tax Working Group Report

Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 2:36 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has welcomed Cabinet’s decision not to implement an extension of capital gains taxation, following the Prime Minister’s statement in response to the Tax Working Group Report. More >>

NZ First Supports Focus on Driver Licence Initiative

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 12:38 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First welcomes a Coalition Government initiative to meet the cost of getting a driver licence for 2500 young people on youth benefits or in care. More >>

Cracking down on Cowboy Clampers

Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 9:09 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First welcomes the proposed changes to cull out predatory wheel clamping behaviour. The Land Transport (Wheel Clamping) Amendment Bill, which passed its first reading today, sets a maximum cap of $100 for the amount a motorist will have to ... More >>

New Zealand First opposes affront to democracy

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 5:36 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has opposed the Canterbury Regional Council (Ngāi Tahu Representation) Bill in Parliament today. More >>

No pursuit policy for young drivers, just dangerous rhetoric

Wednesday, 3 April 2019, 4:41 pm | New Zealand First Party

The call by the Children’s Commissioner to trial a no-pursuit policy for young fleeing drivers is both dangerous and unworkable, says Darroch Ball New Zealand First spokesperson for Law and Order. More >>

Wider Use of Helicopters Key to Tackling Fleeing Drivers

Monday, 1 April 2019, 2:41 pm | New Zealand First Party

The Police Eagle helicopter is effective in helping apprehend fleeing drivers and additional Police air assets should be more widely used around the country, says New Zealand First Law and Order spokesperson Darroch Ball. More >>

New Zealand First Welcomes Latest Minimum Wage Rollout

Monday, 1 April 2019, 1:59 pm | New Zealand First Party

A minimum wage increase of $1.20 for 200,000 hard-working New Zealanders and their families will take effect from today. More >>

Westland Milk Deal Rings Alarm Bells for Dairy Industry

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 2:38 pm | New Zealand First Party

Westland Milk Products shareholders need to think long and hard before selling their 125-year-old Co-op, says New Zealand First Primary Industries spokesperson Mark Patterson. More >>

 

 

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