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May 21, 2018

Homelessness Prevention Programme Extended to Various Towns in New Zealand Several regions across New Zealand have been selected for a new housing initiative set up by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. On Friday 4 May the Government announced that the Housing First Programme is set to receive $63.4 million dollars, as laid out […]

May 14, 2018

Waka Jumping Bill The controversial Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill — commonly known as the “Waka Jumping” Bill — passed its first reading in the House on 30 January 2018, and is now at the select committee stage. The Bill aims to restore confidence in the integrity of Parliament and improve the way MPs are elected. […]

May 7, 2018

MFAT Praises the Koreas on an Official End to the Korean War Leaders of North Korea and South Korea have planned to sign a peace treaty to recognise the official end to the Korean War. North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in engaged in a summit that began on 27 March […]

April 30, 2018

Jacinda Ardern Went Overseas Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has just returned from whirlwind tour to meet with numerous leaders around Europe and the United Kingdom, and to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Leaving on the 13th April, after visiting New Zealand athletes in the Gold Coast, Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford […]

April 16, 2018

Marama Davidson’s Landslide Co-Leadership Victory Marama Davidson won a landslide victory for Co-leader of the Green Party in an announcement on 8 April. The Green List MP won a monumental victory against fellow candidate Julie Anne Genter at 110 votes to 34. She fills the vacant female Co-leader seat that was left behind by Metiria […]

April 9, 2018

Reform to Tertiary Education Bill The Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill passed its final reading on 27 March 2018. Introduced in February 2017, the Bill will allow for the Tertiary Education Commission to have more control over provider spending. The amendment implements harsher penalties for crimes punishable under the Education Act 1989, […]

March 26, 2018

Defence Minister’s Transportation Defence Minister Ron Mark has denied claims that he has used Defence Force Transport as his “personal taxi service”. Mark recently came under fire from National Defence Spokesperson Mark Mitchell for his use of Air Force NH90 helicopters to get to work related events. Travel logs show that some aircraft were diverted […]

March 19, 2018

Bridges 2020: National Announces New Lineup National Party leader Simon Bridges has released new party rankings after a reshuffle. Bridges said that this caucus has the talent and expertise to hold the current Government to account for its first hundred days in office. “It is a stronger mix of former ministers and senior MPs alongside […]

March 12, 2018

Harmeet Sooden, a New Zealand human rights campaigner who was abducted in Iraq in 2005, has released a report in collaboration with Stuff about the continued involvement of the New Zealand Defence Force in the training of Iraqi security forces. In February 2015, the National government approved the deployment of 143 Defence Force personnel to […]