Ministry apologies over Car Tax submissions

Jo Moir The Transport Ministry says that legitimate submissions opposing the Car Tax-Rebate Scheme were wrongly disregarded as spam. National Party Leader Simon Bridges has accused Associate Transport Minister Julie-Anne Genter of gagging people opposed to the Scheme. The Ministry is assuring those who have made submissions through the National Party that their views will inform its advice to Associate…

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Leaders greet Business Awards Sponsors

Leaders greet Business Awards Sponsors

Venkat Raman Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa, Social Development Minister and Opposition Leader Simon Bridges, have greeted the Sponsors of the Twelfth Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards. Their video messages were viewed at the Sponsors Dinner held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Pullman Hotel in Auckland. Thanking Sponsors for their continued support, they said,…

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Pragmatism should guide engagement with India

Venkat Raman It took a visit for National Party Leader Simon Bridges to understand the mechanics of engagement with India- that it is a step-by-step process which should involve business-to-business and sector-to-sector relationship rather than the so-called ‘Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement’ and ‘All-inclusive Economic Cooperation.’ Mr Bridges was in India on his first visit last week; it is difficult for…

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Labour Party President resigns

Supplied Content Labour Party Leader Jacinda Ardern has accepted the resignation of Party President Nigel Haworth. She issued the following Statement: In the last 48 hours, I have read incredibly distressing reports of an alleged sexual assault involving members of the Labour Party. Extremely serious allegations This morning I was provided some of the correspondence from complainants written to the…

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Demand to publicise all Party donations gets louder

Indian Newslink to raise nationwide public debate Venkat Raman The fear of increasing foreign influence on New Zealand politics through donations made to political parties has raised the need for accountability and transparency through revised legislation and regulations. At the core of such a need is the charge that National and Labour, the two major Political Parties receive donations, the…

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