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Actions Speak Louder than Words

Friday, 28 November 2014, 3:33 pm | New Zealand First Party

Actions Speak Louder than Words Ministers Adams and Tolley need to break the cycle of endlessly acknowledging reports and recommendations surrounding family violence and take some action, says New Zealand First. “‘The People’s Blue-Print’ ... More >>

Westland Milk Forecast Revision Deeply Cynical

Friday, 28 November 2014, 10:03 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is critical of New Zealand’s number two dairy cooperative, Westland Milk Products, for not being more upfront with its supplier shareholders over payout forecasts. This follows it slashing the payout forecast 40 cents on the same day ... More >>

Sound System Saves Sinking Sam

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:05 pm | New Zealand First Party

The Phillip Smith debacle has seriously undermined public confidence in the Department of Corrections but Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga doesn’t think anyone should be held accountable, says New Zealand First. More >>

Climate Change Report Needs Urgent Action

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 5:43 pm | New Zealand First Party

Denis O’Rourke Spokesperson for Climate Change 27 NOVEMBER 2014 Climate Change Report Needs Urgent Action New Zealand First says the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report on Changing Climate and Rising Seas released today ... More >>

Decile Review Reveals Rocketing Rate of Poverty

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 4:30 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Education Spokesperson Tracey Martin says the latest decile review is telling a story that the government doesn’t want to admit – the appalling rate of poverty in this country. More >>

NZ First to Seek Urgent Debate on Philip Smith Debacle

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 2:08 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is to ask the Rt Hon David Carter to reconsider its request for an urgent debate on the Philip Smith debacle, following yesterday’s request being turned down due to a Ministerial review. More >>

Anger as Attacker Gets Bail

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:22 pm | New Zealand First Party

Victims of crime need to be protected from the perpetrator – the victim's rights should supersede that of the perpetrator, says New Zealand First. "On White Ribbon Day this week, we learnt of a case of violence against a woman going unpunished on ... More >>

Support for Men on White Ribbon Day

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 3:25 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Spokesperson for Women’s Affairs Tracey Martin would like to acknowledge the men across New Zealand who today make a pledge not to commit violence against women and children. “As more and more men campaign to raise awareness of ... More >>

Trains Not Cyclists Vital for Gisborne And Hawke’s Bay

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 10:41 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is challenging the government to show it is serious about regional economic development by backing the Shortline Establishment Group’s advanced plans to re-establish the Gisborne to Napier rail link. More >>

Shady Past? Platinum Credit Card Level for Immigration

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:55 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is questioning why arrangements between Immigration New Zealand and China UnionPay will see streamlined visa processing for holders of Platinum and Diamond UnionPay credit cards. More >>

PM’s Keenness on Foreign Ownership Shocks Winston Peters

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:18 pm | New Zealand First Party

Prime Minister John Key’s enthusiasm for the foreign ownership of farmland and now hotels, shows how naïve the Government is. “What does one make of Mr Key telling Federated Farmers, if the only buyers were domestic buyers and he was a credit officer, ... More >>

Progressive Enquiry Smoke Shows Plenty of Signals

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:04 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is keen to talk to the Hon Clayton Cosgrove about a mandatory code of conduct for supermarkets to protect suppliers from anti-competitive behaviour. More >>

Time To Speak Up Minister

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 3:53 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is backing a call by the Equal Employment Commissioner Dr. Jackie Blue for a full explanation from State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie over the handling of the Roger Sutton case. More >>

GST Off Food And Rates Better for Families than Tax Credits

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 4:42 pm | New Zealand First Party

GST Off Food And Rates Better for Families than Tax Credit Rise New Zealand First’s policy of removing GST from food and rates would do more for struggling families than a slight rise to the family tax credit, says New Zealand First. “Minor increases ... More >>

NZ Tourism Stunted by Foreign Ownership

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 3:22 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand’s tourism industry is being stunted by rising levels of foreign ownership, says New Zealand First. More >>

Action Not Distraction Needed on Auckland’s Rail Link

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 10:02 am | New Zealand First Party

Action Not Distraction Needed on Auckland’s Rail Link Extending the existing rail network to Auckland Airport is a “no brainer”, says Denis O’Rourke MP New Zealand First Transport Spokesperson. “Suggesting that the Auckland Airport link should ... More >>

Expensive Exercise Not the Priority Now

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 9:04 am | New Zealand First Party

At the whim of the Prime Minister New Zealand’s attention is now on changing the flag – this will cost us dearly, not only in money, but in taking our eye off serious social and economic challenges, says New Zealand First. More >>

Something Amiss with Milk Prices

Friday, 14 November 2014, 4:33 pm | New Zealand First Party

The Government needs to investigate why milk ‘made in New Zealand’ is such a high price when the world price of milk is still dropping, says New Zealand First. More >>

Meddling Minister a Threat to Export Education

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 2:10 pm | New Zealand First Party

Meddling by Minister for Tertiary Education Steven Joyce has led to the poor performance of two private training establishments, which has been devastating for students, says New Zealand First. More >>

Outlaw Zero Hour Jobs, They’re Not for NZ

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 1:17 pm | New Zealand First Party

The dreadful British experiment with zero hour jobs is a lesson New Zealand must heed – we don’t want that experience here, says New Zealand First. More >>

 

 

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