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Post Cab Presser: Inquiries And Consciences

Monday, 22 August 2016, 5:46 pm | Robert Kelly

This afternoon the Prime Minister John Key announced that his cabinet had drafted terms of reference for the Havelock North water contamination inquiry. The commissioner of that inquiry has not yet been appointed. Cabinet also decided to allow the Inland ... More >>

Post Cabinet press Conference: Try Asking Someone Else

Monday, 8 August 2016, 5:22 pm | Robert Kelly

Prime Minister John Key opened the first Post Cabinet Presser in over a month by listing the policy announcements the Government had made over the Parliamentary recess. He reinforced comments made by Amy Adams regarding the UFB rollout and announced ... More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference: Houses and Homes

Monday, 4 July 2016, 5:29 pm | Robert Kelly

The Prime Minister John Key began today’s press conference by summarising the announcements he made at the National Party conference over the weekend. He outlined the parameters of the housing affordability infrastructure fund and said that it would benefit homeowners, ... More >>

LGNZ Media Briefing: Houses, Campers and Cops

Tuesday, 28 June 2016, 2:07 pm | Robert Kelly

At their quarterly media briefing today Local Government New Zealand addressed areas where local authorities are feeling pressure and outlined their approach for the upcoming local body elections in September-October. More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference: Brexit and the Shewan Report

Monday, 27 June 2016, 5:31 pm | Robert Kelly

After a couple of weeks of announcements, today’s post cabinet press conference was a nuts and bolts affair. The Prime Minister John Key spoke about the British referendum on EU membership and the findings of John Shewan’s independent inquiry ... More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference: Iraq Deployment Extension

Monday, 20 June 2016, 5:41 pm | Robert Kelly

Today Prime Minister John Key and Minister for Defence Gerry Brownlee announced New Zealand's deployment in Iraq will continue for a further eighteen months. This extension to the current two year deployment will mean that NZ troops will be at ... More >>

Post Cab Presser: Refugee Quota Increase

Monday, 13 June 2016, 2:40 pm | Robert Kelly

Today’s post cabinet press conference focused on the announcement of an increase in the New Zealand refugee quota from 2018 onwards. Prime Minister John Key also talked about his recent visit to Fiji and New Zealand’s response to the attack ... More >>

Post Cab Presser: Budgets, Trusts and Pacific Diplomacy

Monday, 30 May 2016, 5:37 pm | Robert Kelly

Today Prime Minister John Key summarised last week’s budget and provided further detail about his upcoming trip to Fiji. He said that there has been “plenty going on” in the last couple of weeks and emphasised the need for Auckland council to ... More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference: Houses and Taxes

Monday, 16 May 2016, 5:10 pm | Robert Kelly

In today’s post cabinet press conference the Prime Minister John Key faced a series of questions around the upcoming budget, housing supply and the likelihood of tax cuts. More >>

Comedy Festival Review: VOTE BATT

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 4:33 pm | Robert Kelly

The political campaigning in the US over the last eight months or so has provided a stark insight into how far political candidates are willing to go. This background came into focus as “former comedian” – now politician – Tim Batt ushered ... More >>

Post Cab Presser: Tax and Fishes

Monday, 11 April 2016, 5:33 pm | Robert Kelly

Prime Minister John Key faced an array of questions today a review of New Zealand’s foreign trust disclosure rules. He said that while New Zealand is not a tax haven, his government is committed to doing things the right way and will change the disclosure ... More >>

Post Cabinet Conference: Dr Zarif and the Security Review

Monday, 14 March 2016, 5:38 pm | Robert Kelly

Today’s post-cabinet press conference was dominated by discussion of the security agencies review and the visit last weekend of the Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Zarif. Key also addressed concerns about the Clutha Southland electorate and the effect ... More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference: Landcorp and Larceny

Monday, 7 March 2016, 5:29 pm | Robert Kelly

Today’s post cabinet press conference was a strange affair. Surveillance and the state of the economy were discussed but they were accompanied by a string of personal anecdotes from the Prime Minister. More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference: Leap Day

Monday, 29 February 2016, 5:37 pm | Robert Kelly

Today a noticeably less polished than usual John Key fielded questions about Sri Lanka, the security agencies review, and the updates of the minimum and living wages. More >>

Poetry for Sport and War

Wednesday, 24 February 2016, 10:25 am | Robert Kelly

“There’s a whole lot of talk About changing of our flag. They’ve already spent a ransom On new fangled rags.” More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference: Australia and Auckland

Monday, 15 February 2016, 5:26 pm | Robert Kelly

The Prime Minister began today’s press conference by saying that Christchurch and its people were in his thoughts. He said that while the quakes on the 14th on February were clearly unsettling, “residents can take comfort” in how well Christchurch ... More >>

TPPA Signing Protest in Wellington

Thursday, 4 February 2016, 1:42 pm | Robert Kelly

At midday today over three hundred people gathered in the lee of the Cenotaph in Wellington to protest the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference: End of Year Reshuffle

Monday, 7 December 2015, 5:55 pm | Robert Kelly

Judith Collins will once again be the Minister for Corrections and the Minister for Police. My Key said he wanted the two portfolios to again be run by one minister. The last minister to have both roles was Ms Collins until she resigned from Cabinet ... More >>

PM Post Cabinet Press Conference: Immigration and Housing

Monday, 23 November 2015, 5:53 pm | Robert Kelly

Prime Minister John Key began by talking about his recent attendance at the APEC and ASEAN summits. He segued neatly from the opportunities available in Vietnam to outlining his upcoming itinerary which includes Malta, Paris and Berlin. More >>

Arrests at Peace Action Wellington Protest

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 12:12 pm | Robert Kelly

Over twenty protestors were arrested between ten thirty and eleven this morning at a protest at the New Zealand Defence Industry Association conference. More >>

 

 

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