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Bill Needed to Fix Flawed Fleeing Drivers Law

Friday, 15 February 2019, 1:09 pm | New Zealand First Party

A Member’s bill has been put in the ballot aiming to fix a flawed law introduced under the previous National Government, which has seen the number of fleeing driver incidents rise exponentially over the past decade, says New Zealand First. “The ... More >>

World Radio Day highlights Radio's worldwide importance

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 9:13 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is today celebrating World Radio Day, the theme of which this year is the role radio plays in democratic debate and fostering peace and tolerance. Jenny Marcroft, New Zealand First Spokesperson for Broadcasting, says it is an opportunity ... More >>

Smokefree Vehicles in Childrens' Best Interest

Sunday, 10 February 2019, 11:19 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First welcomes the Government's announcement to prohibit smoking in vehicles carrying children under 18 years of age. “This is a sensible measure that protects children who are particularly vulnerable to the effects of second-hand smoke exposure, ... More >>

NZ First responds to Aust Banking Inquiry

Thursday, 7 February 2019, 4:44 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Responds to Australia’s Royal Commission Report into Misconduct in Financial Industry New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Commerce Spokesperson Fletcher Tabuteau encourages New Zealand’s financial institutions to take note of the findings ... More >>

Ensuring the Future of Telford Despite Taratahi Liquidation

Thursday, 20 December 2018, 2:06 pm | New Zealand First Party

Ensuring the Future of Telford Despite Taratahi Liquidation The Taratahi Institute of Agriculture has announced that they’ve appointed an interim liquidator following financial troubles since 2014. The Tertiary Education Commission, NZQA, and Studylink ... More >>

PGF Announcements an Opportunity for Southland Economy

Wednesday, 19 December 2018, 10:09 am | New Zealand First Party

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau, announced just under $2 million of Provincial Growth Fund investment in Southland today. $424,900 was provided for a business case to build a state of the art hatchery ... More >>

Common Sense Approach to Immigration Welcomed

Tuesday, 18 December 2018, 9:48 am | New Zealand First Party

The Government is taking serious action on the immigration system to make it work better for New Zealand businesses and the regions. More >>

Dome Valley Road Safety Improvements Great News for Rodney

Sunday, 16 December 2018, 10:58 am | New Zealand First Party

The Government is taking serious action on road safety, and it is good news that Dome Valley is one of the first dangerous stretches of highway to benefit from multi-million dollar improvements, says Rodney-based List MP Jenny Marcroft. More >>

Air New Zealand Direct Flight Trial Important for Southland

Sunday, 16 December 2018, 10:57 am | New Zealand First Party

Air New Zealand Direct Flight Trial Important for Southland New Zealand First applauds the announcement today by Air New Zealand to trial a direct service between Invercargill and Auckland from the second half of 2019. “This is an important service being ... More >>

NZ First Heralds Settlement of Ngati Tuwharetoa Claims

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 4:59 pm | New Zealand First Party

Hon Shane Jones Spokesperson for Treaty Settlements 13 December 2018 New Zealand First Heralds Full And Final Settlement of Ngati Tuwharetoa Claims New Zealand First has welcomed the passage of the Ngāti Tūwharetoa Claims Settlement Bill, which ... More >>

New Zealand First Proud of Police Graduate Milestone

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:59 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is proud that today’s graduation at the Royal New Zealand Police College brings the number of police officers who have completed training during this term of Government to more than 1000. More >>

NZ First Endorses Government Action Against Synthetics

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:37 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Endorses Government Action Against Synthetics New Zealand First welcomes the announcement that two synthetic drug strains linked to recent deaths will be classified as Class A under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, with additional ... More >>

Medicinal Cannabis bill passes final reading

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 4:51 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First welcomes the passing of the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill today in Parliament. This legislation increases the availability and quality of medicinal cannabis for those suffering who desperately need other options. ... More >>

NZ First opposes increased pressure on primary schools

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 1:57 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First will oppose Nikki Kaye’s “Education (Strengthening Second Language Learning in Primary and Intermediate Schools) Amendment Bill. More >>

Ngā Rohe Moana O Ngā Hapū O Ngāti Porou Bill Second Reading

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 5:34 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First has voted in favour of the Ngā Rohe Moana o Ngā Hapū o Ngāti Porou Bill, which passed its second reading in Parliament today. More >>

NZ Celebrates Passing of Employment Relations Bill

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 7:20 pm | New Zealand First Party

This Bill has been vastly improved since its introduction through constructive internal discussion and in-depth consideration of public submissions. More >>

NZ First stance on superannuation eligibility clear

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 1:26 pm | New Zealand First Party

There is no ambiguity whatsoever on the part of New Zealand First when it comes to superannuation entitlement, says List MP Mark Patterson. More >>

NZ First Expresses Condolences on Passing of Geoff Murphy

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 2:32 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is saddened to learn of the death of pioneering New Zealand movie director Geoff Murphy. More >>

Free GP Visits for under 14s Becomes a Reality

Friday, 30 November 2018, 9:09 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is excited that its long-held policy to extend free GP visits to under-14s has finally become a reality. More >>

A More Compassionate Approach to Medicinal Cannabis

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:58 pm | New Zealand First Party

The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill returned to Parliament today for its second reading debate. More >>

 

 

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