National trains gun on Phil Twyford

National trains gun on Phil Twyford

Jane Patterson After another tough week in Parliament, the National Party demanded the resignation of Housing Minister Phil Twyford over KiwiBuild. Mr Twyford was under pressure last week over the Crown underwrite process. He is now facing persistent questions about whether he will stick to the long-held target of building 100,000 KiwiBuild homes in 10 years – a promise he staked his…

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Captain Cook Semiquincentennial Celebrations upset Maori

Leigh-Marama McLachlan More than $20 million is being spent on events and resources to mark the anniversary of Cook’s landing in Tūranganui-a-Kiwa, later named Gisborne, in 1769. Indigenous rights advocate Tina Ngata said that his landing was not a cause for celebration. “Māori are still very mamae and we are still labouring under the historical and enduring rights violations as…

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