New Zealand First

30 Oct 17, 12:16pm
Robertson asks to be judged on how Labour govt lifts productivity; Says foreign investment still welcome, just not in existing houses; Is 'realistic' about RBNZ's ability to effect full employment
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29 Oct 17, 7:38am
Green Party's Shaw reveals leached nitrate levy policy is off the table - for the time being; Alex Tarrant reviews the government parties' climate change mitigation stances and wonder whether there'll be a future clash on the means to the end?
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27 Oct 17, 8:20am
Labour confirms demand-side housing policies are all go, despite no mention in coalition agreement with NZ First; Super Fund set to keep being taxed, even though Peters raised a fuss over election period
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25 Oct 17, 12:54pm
Ardern announces Cabinet positions: Robertson gets Finance, Twyford housing, urban development and transport; Jones, Shaw and Parker get Assoc. Finance
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24 Oct 17, 4:39pm
Greens outline confidence and supply agreement with new Government, which includes 20 'policy goals' across Green priority areas; one goal is a Rent to Own housing scheme
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24 Oct 17, 3:19pm
The coalition deal: Regional Development gets the expected big push, with creation of a $1 bln per annum Regional Development (Provincial Growth) Fund; minimum wage to rise to $20 per hour by 2021; Kiwibank to get a boost
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20 Oct 17, 5:15pm
Labour-led govt will bring in Zero Carbon Act, Climate Commission and have an all-sectors, all gasses pricing scheme; Ardern says Peters agrees on outcome, advocated strongly for the regions, which will show through in policies
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19 Oct 17, 7:04pm
Peters says NZ First will go into coalition with the Labour Party to turn around New Zealand capitalism in the face of economic slump which is already here: Arden says 'it's an exciting day'
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19 Oct 17, 1:37pm
Peters says at 1pm: Decision in a few hours; Pros and cons relating to both policy packages; Very, very anxious time for himself and caucus; Will do one final look over each policy offering
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19 Oct 17, 11:42am
Bill English to outline broad parameters of agreement to National Party caucus and board; Says a lot of progress made in last 24 hours, but that there's still time for more negotiations
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18 Oct 17, 10:18am
NZ First caucus meets over finer points after 2-day meeting with board which canvassed every policy in each of National's and Labour's packages - 'more than just 5 or 10'; Shane Jones says it's ring-sizing day - for his own nuptials
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17 Oct 17, 5:51pm
NZ First board agrees on what each policy platform would mean, hasn't discussed which way to go, Winston Peters says; Board heading home; Caucus to finalise finer points with Labour and National
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17 Oct 17, 4:14pm
Jacinda Ardern better be hoping Winston Peters and James Shaw enjoy those surprise make-over shows; And why the Greens don't need a final decision from NZ First before ratifying Labour agreement
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17 Oct 17, 9:36am
Progress being made by NZ First board and caucus as meeting enters day 2, MP Shane Jones says: References Bible proverb relating to a King's throne being established forever if he is fair to the poor
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16 Oct 17, 9:01am
Outstanding issues, including Cabinet positions, mean NZ First board not debating completed agreements Monday, PM English says; Govt formation could come later this week
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13 Oct 17, 2:48pm
NZ First will hold joint caucus and board meeting on Monday to discuss government formation, Winston Peters says
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12 Oct 17, 12:35pm
NZ First board might not meet until weekend or even Monday to discuss which deal to agree to, Peters says
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12 Oct 17, 10:22am
New Zealand First calls for a report into how NZ can best commemorate Passchendaele; Is Veterans' Affairs on the Ministerial cards?
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12 Oct 17, 7:33am
Winston Peters says he wants a high majority of NZ First's board and caucus to approve whichever deal the party accepts; Says internal discussions will carry on till then
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11 Oct 17, 2:44pm
Winston Peters says we're now in compromise territory; National wasn't a fan of the Auckland Port to Whangarei move, but something has to be shifted up there; Is the answer across the water?
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