Productivity Commission Inquiry into immigration settings

Supplied Content Wellington, May 4, 2021 The Productivity Commission will hold an Inquiry into immigration settings to ensure New Zealand’s long term prosperity and wellbeing, Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi have said. This Inquiry, the first under the new Productivity Commission Chairman Dr Ganesh Nana, will focus on immigration policy as a means of improving productivity…

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Waning trust in media should be a national concern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at her weekly Post-Cabinet Press Conference (RNZ Photo by Irra Lee) For us to trust that government is being held to account and functioning as it should, it requires that we trust  our media too. Recent celebrations of the Parliamentary Press Gallery’s 150th anniversary have been marred by reports of dwindling trust in the institution. For…

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New Zealand approves quarantine free travel to Cook Islands

Flights to commence on May 17 subject to heath approval Venkat Raman Auckland, May 4, 2021 The awaited quarantine-free travel between New Zealand and Cook Islands may become a reality but the decision taken by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her Cook Islands counterpart Mark Brown needs the approval of the Director General of Health and Secretary of Health in…

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