"Paula Bennett is today proudly telling New Zealand that beneficiary numbers have decreased by 15,000 in the past year. There is no proud declaration that 15,000 jobs have been created in the same period," says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson, Alastair Russell.
Auckland Council’s ban on using legal highs in a public place is an excellent idea that should be replicated around New Zealand, says Labour’s Associate Health Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.
UnisonFibre has today confirmed the signing of an agreement with Telecom New Zealand that will support the growing use of fibre for education and business benefits across the Hawkes Bay, Rotorua and Taupo regions.
Although weather conditions have improved Auckland Civil Defence is asking drivers to take extra care on the roads with localised thunderstorms and rain expected between 3pm and 7pm.
Fourteen KÄpiti groups and individuals will undertake a wide variety of creative projects this year, thanks to receiving Creative Communities Scheme grants.
The Committee considered 21 applications and granted a total of $23,451.95 to the 14 successful recipients.
Kiwi taxpayers have been robbed of $130 million by the Government in its final failed asset sale, says Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.
Paremata’s Dolly Varden beachfront toilet block is in for a modern make-over.
Victoria University of Wellington will play host to an e-sport tournament over the holidays, with students both co-ordinating and competing in online games.
The Government is handing out temporary work visas to migrants to work in jobs that could easily be filled by unemployed Kiwi workers in the Christchurch rebuild, says Darien Fenton, Labour’s Associate Immigration spokesperson.
A deep low lying west of the upper North Island is forecast to move south today to lie slow moving west of central New Zealand by Friday.
Waikato Regional Council will be actively encouraging land owners to take an even more proactive response to managing erosion issues around Taupo.
New Zealand business owners and senior management are among the heaviest users of business coaches in the world but there is still scope for greater involvement, according to Pam Newlove, Chair of Grant Thornton New Zealand Limited.
Steven Joyce has spent the past five years attacking Labour with his tired old screams of ‘1970s!’ but in the meantime most of his business friends have come around to our way of thinking, says Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson Shane Jones.
For the first time in New Zealand, safe drivers can benefit from lower insurance premiums based on their individual driving performance - thanks to an innovative free smartphone app offered by TOWER.
ACC Minister Judith Collins must front up and admit she has misled Parliament over ACC’s policy to stop paying compensation to clients who refused to fill in its privacy form, Labour’s ACC spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says.
National has finished its asset sales with a massive bonfire of a fire sale, showing once and for all how much of a disaster this programme was, says Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.
Chris McKenzie, former-treaty negotiator and Te Tai Hauauru maori party candidate, says that the Minister of Primary Industries’ plans to remove temporary exemptions for vessel operators derived from settlement negotiations is akin to confiscation and diminishes Treaty settlement assets and our
Property Council has grave concerns for the future of Christchurch as Christchurch City Council reviews its District Plan.
The outcome of the District Plan review must result in a plan that encourages and enables investment into Christchurch.
By Cameron Brewer, Auckland Councillor
The second term Auckland Council is proving to be an interesting one and very different to the inaugural 2010 - 2013 Governing Body.