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Scoop.co.nz
State House Sell-Off A FailureWellington and we respect their decision,” says Ms Bond.“While Finance Minister
State House Sell-Off A Failure
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 11 hours ago
Wellington and we respect their decision,” says Ms Bond.“While Finance Minister Bill English and Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett claim the broken deal won’t have any impact on tenants – we disagree. Uncertainty around housing is a national... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Climate change move could cost households extra $40 a yearClimate Change Minister Paula Bennett urged businesses to think twice about pas
Climate change move could cost households extra $40 a year
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 12 hours ago
Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett urged businesses to think twice about passing on the costs of their climate change obligations. Photo / Dean Purcell Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett says removing a carbon credit subsidy for businesses... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
Carbon hits $15 a tonne benchmark following Budget ETS decisions$15, creating theoretically breakeven conditions for forestry planting based on
Carbon hits $15 a tonne benchmark following Budget ETS decisions
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 13 hours ago
$15, creating theoretically breakeven conditions for forestry planting based on carbon farming. Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett confirmed a widely expected cancelling of subsidies to major emitters over the next three years in the Budget... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Does Nothing For Housinggovernment’s appalling approach to the social housing shortage.“While continuin
Does Nothing For Housing
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 14 hours ago
government’s appalling approach to the social housing shortage.“While continuing with the state house sell-off, Minister Paula Bennett has thrown some Budget crumbs at the problem by providing $200 million for “the most pressing housing needs and... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
Charity organisation Pact Group backs out of Invercargill social housing contracta political blow to its social housing devolution project. Finance Minister Bi
Charity organisation Pact Group backs out of Invercargill social housing contract
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 15 hours ago
a political blow to its social housing devolution project. Finance Minister Bill English and his associate minister, Paula Bennett, said Pact withdrew from the process because the deal wasn't the best way to achieve their goals, and as the... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Pact pulls out of state house dealplace in Invercargill and Tauranga, where up to 2000 properties will be sold.
Pact pulls out of state house deal
Otago Daily Times / Posted 15 hours ago
place in Invercargill and Tauranga, where up to 2000 properties will be sold. Mr English and Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett said the Government remained committed to selling between 1000 and 2000 houses this year. "While I am... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Tax cuts dependent on surplusloomsVideoBudget 2016: What you need to know Speaking at a post-Budget breakfa
Tax cuts dependent on surplus
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 16 hours ago
loomsVideoBudget 2016: What you need to know Speaking at a post-Budget breakfast in Wellington, Associate Finance Minister Paula Bennett said she worried about New Zealanders moving into upper tax rates. "We made the conscious decision that we... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Private provider pulls out of buying state houses in Invercargillplace in Invercargill and Tauranga, where up to 2000 properties will be sold.
Private provider pulls out of buying state houses in Invercargill
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 16 hours ago
place in Invercargill and Tauranga, where up to 2000 properties will be sold. Mr English and Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett said the Government remained committed to selling between 1000 and 2000 houses this year. "While I am... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Emitters to pay full price of greenhouse gasesFriday, 27 May 2016, 11:23 amPress Release: New Zealand Government Hon Paula Be
Emitters to pay full price of greenhouse gases
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 16 hours ago
Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:23 amPress Release: New Zealand Government Hon Paula BennettMinister for Climate Change Issues27 May 2016Big emitters will have to pay... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Government open to social housing optionsprogress social housing reforms that will help the community housing sector gro
Government open to social housing options
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 16 hours ago
progress social housing reforms that will help the community housing sector grow and innovate, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.The Government is committed to transferring between 1000-2000 properties to registered community housing... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Tributes flow as Hilary Barry signs off from Paul Henrybids farewell to Hilary Barry Barry, wearing a red shirt, didn't say much duri
Tributes flow as Hilary Barry signs off from Paul Henry
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 18 hours ago
bids farewell to Hilary Barry Barry, wearing a red shirt, didn't say much during the broadcast. Henry even tried to cut Paula Bennett and Annette King off when they gave her a gushing goodbye. But Barry's other co-hosts didn't hold back on... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Toby Manhire: English twiddles while protester's ute burnshousing and Auckland land supply amount to little more than tinkering. The Bud
Toby Manhire: English twiddles while protester's ute burns
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 18 hours ago
housing and Auckland land supply amount to little more than tinkering. The Budget-eve communication breakdown between Paula Bennett and Bill English over cash-for-quitting-Auckland was a trivial but telling illustration of a government... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Nothing in it for families living day-to-day, women saystruggling parents, especially those who were trying to get out of a hole. "We
Nothing in it for families living day-to-day, women say
Otago Daily Times / Posted 21 hours ago
struggling parents, especially those who were trying to get out of a hole. "We don't have the same things as John Key or Paula Bennett had when they were going through [struggles] themselves,'' she said. St Kilda solo mother Tracey McCauley said... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
$3000 offer for beneficiaries to moveMinister for social housing Paula Bennett. Photo / Dean Purcell The Government
$3000 offer for beneficiaries to move
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 23 hours ago
Minister for social housing Paula Bennett. Photo / Dean Purcell The Government will pay beneficiaries $3000 to move to cities such as Auckland for work - but the Budget doesn't mention Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett's plan to pay social... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Lack of moves on housing disappointingend of the housing problem that the Government has been spurred to do something
Lack of moves on housing disappointing
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 23 hours ago
end of the housing problem that the Government has been spurred to do something new. First, the Minister of Social Housing, Paula Bennett, announced an up-to-$5000 relocation grant - apparently from her own discretionary allowance because it caught... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Subsidy for polluters axedover three years to give businesses time to plan and adjust, to support a more
Subsidy for polluters axed
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
over three years to give businesses time to plan and adjust, to support a more stable market," said Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett, who announced the change as part of today's Budget announcements. "This is a significant step in helping New... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Scrapping two-for-one in ETS not enough to save our climatedeal in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was always dodgy and while it’s good
Scrapping two-for-one in ETS not enough to save our climate
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
deal in the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was always dodgy and while it’s good the Government’s getting rid of it, Paula Bennett can’t pretend it’s going to meaningfully cut our emissions,” said Green Party, Co-leader James Shaw.“National... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Budget 2016: Moves to ease Auckland housing pressuredesigned to ramp up supply in the city and offer support to families with despe
Budget 2016: Moves to ease Auckland housing pressure
Otago Daily Times / Posted yesterday
designed to ramp up supply in the city and offer support to families with desperate housing needs. Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett said $200 million would be spent on creating 750 more housing places for people on the social housing waiting... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Prime Minister John Key trumpets latest Budget while opposition goes on attackwe are going to put it the right way up." Mr Peters attacked the Government po
Prime Minister John Key trumpets latest Budget while opposition goes on attack
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
we are going to put it the right way up." Mr Peters attacked the Government policy, announced by Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett yesterday, of paying homeless people to leave Auckland. Why should people who have lived in Auckland for... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Address in Reply, Budget 2016the numbers are both bogus and pure propaganda.Perhaps the best backdrop to thi
Address in Reply, Budget 2016
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
the numbers are both bogus and pure propaganda.Perhaps the best backdrop to this budget was the announcement yesterday by Paula Bennett.Her announcement was a sign of utter desperation.Proof that the Emperor has no clothes.A policy written up on... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Green Party Co-leader James Shaw's 2016 Budget Speechsafe, Budget 2016 has the smallest allocation for home insulation in years.The
Green Party Co-leader James Shaw's 2016 Budget Speech
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
safe, Budget 2016 has the smallest allocation for home insulation in years.The other day the Minister for Social Housing, Paula Bennett, said that there was a housing crisis “for some people”. Well, she’s right.It’s a crisis for people who don’t... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Subsidy for polluters axedover three years to give businesses time to plan and adjust, to support a more
Subsidy for polluters axed
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
over three years to give businesses time to plan and adjust, to support a more stable market," said Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett, who announced the change as part of today's Budget announcements. "This is a significant step in helping New... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
New Zealand Budget 2016: Health and education the main winners, smokers lose outnew $100 million fund to help clean up New Zealand's rivers and streams. As pre
New Zealand Budget 2016: Health and education the main winners, smokers lose out
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
new $100 million fund to help clean up New Zealand's rivers and streams. As previously indicated by Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett, a "2-for-1" subsidy for carbon credits will be scrapped, meaning businesses will have to cover the full costs... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
New Zealand Budget 2016: Auckland focus of housing initiativesdesigned to ramp up supply in the city and offer support to families with despe
New Zealand Budget 2016: Auckland focus of housing initiatives
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
designed to ramp up supply in the city and offer support to families with desperate housing needs. Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett said $200 million would be spent on creating 750 more housing places for people on the social housing waiting... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Industry's ETS subsidy axed, $25 a tonne carbon cap remainsemissions will lose access to the subsidy that requires them to offset only hal
Industry's ETS subsidy axed, $25 a tonne carbon cap remains
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
emissions will lose access to the subsidy that requires them to offset only half their emissions, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett announced in the Budget. Major emitters who don't face export competition are currently subject to a... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
Industry’s ETS subsidy axed; $25 a tonne carbon cap remainsemissions will lose access to the subsidy that requires them to offset only hal
Industry’s ETS subsidy axed; $25 a tonne carbon cap remains
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted yesterday
emissions will lose access to the subsidy that requires them to offset only half their emissions, Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett announced in the Budget. Major emitters who don't face export competition are currently subject to a... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
ETS one-for-two subsidy to be phased outThursday, 26 May 2016, 2:13 pmPress Release: New Zealand Government Hon Paula B
ETS one-for-two subsidy to be phased out
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:13 pmPress Release: New Zealand Government Hon Paula BennettMinister for Climate Change Issues26 May 2016The Government is phasing out a subsidy... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
$258m to boost social housingThursday, 26 May 2016, 2:14 pmPress Release: New Zealand Government Hon Paula B
$258m to boost social housing
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
Thursday, 26 May 2016, 2:14 pmPress Release: New Zealand Government Hon Paula BennettMinister for Social Housing26 May 2016Budget 2016 invests $258 million to ensure people most in need of... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
New Zealand Budget 2016: Health and education the main winners, smokers lose outnew $100 million fund to help clean up New Zealand's rivers and streams. As pre
New Zealand Budget 2016: Health and education the main winners, smokers lose out
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
new $100 million fund to help clean up New Zealand's rivers and streams. As previously indicated by Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett, a "2-for-1" subsidy for carbon credits will be scrapped, meaning businesses will have to cover the full costs... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Questions & Answers – May 25of his three housing Ministers has had the worst failure—Nick Smith, who says h
Questions & Answers – May 25
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
of his three housing Ministers has had the worst failure—Nick Smith, who says homelessness is a figment of our imagination; Paula Bennett, who announced $41 million for emergency housing, and then had to admit it did not buy a single new bed; or... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Bennett Resettles Homeless In Jobless TownsThe Minister for Social Housing Paula Bennett wants to resettle Auckland’s home
Bennett Resettles Homeless In Jobless Towns
Scoop.co.nz / Posted yesterday
The Minister for Social Housing Paula Bennett wants to resettle Auckland’s homeless to jobless towns like Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Lower Hutt and Palmerston North, says New Zealand First.“She’s throwing $5000 at... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
What to expectfor first home buyers and measures aimed at homelessness have already been anno
What to expect
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
for first home buyers and measures aimed at homelessness have already been announced. But Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has a social housing announcement coming and Housing Minister Nick Smith will have another funding announcement... Read more
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NZCity
Govt gets no thanks for helping homelessfor offering to help homeless Auckland families move to centres where houses ar
Govt gets no thanks for helping homeless
NZCity / Posted yesterday
for offering to help homeless Auckland families move to centres where houses are available. Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett announced the $750,000 scheme on Wednesday, saying it would offer grants of up to $5000 for homeless families... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Debt payment may be best we can expectnew on this front. Mr English has been talking instead about "social housing"
Debt payment may be best we can expect
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
new on this front. Mr English has been talking instead about "social housing" and the minister with that portfolio, Paula Bennett, says the Budget will show "there is a lot of work happening". Social housing, incorporating emergency housing,... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Hundreds sign up for sleepover in solidarityas the Government goes into damage control over its handling of housing problem
Hundreds sign up for sleepover in solidarity
The New Zealand Herald / Posted yesterday
as the Government goes into damage control over its handling of housing problems in New Zealand. Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett said up to 150 families could be relocated to state houses or possibly private rentals. Papakura mother Amy... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
The pre-Budget housing messPaula Bennett today confirmed that homeless people could be offered up to $5000
The pre-Budget housing mess
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Paula Bennett today confirmed that homeless people could be offered up to $5000 to leave Auckland and resettle in a state house in the provinces. Photo: Mark Mitchell After a week of housing issues dominating the leadup to the Budget, the... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Bennett’s latest housing move reeks of panicked desperationAction Against PovertyMedia release Wednesday 25 May 2016‘Paula Bennett’s lates
Bennett’s latest housing move reeks of panicked desperation
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
Action Against PovertyMedia release Wednesday 25 May 2016‘Paula Bennett’s latest surprise announcement on housing reeks of panicked desperation.‘Offering grants of up to $5000 for 150... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Calling for speedy response to wiping WINZ debtYou can only imagine what kind of pressure mounting debt puts on parents and th
Calling for speedy response to wiping WINZ debt
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
You can only imagine what kind of pressure mounting debt puts on parents and their tamariki.”Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has signalled that the policy of recovering WINZ debt from those needing emergency housing will go in September... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Watch NZH Focus: What next for Konrad Hurrell?Today on NZH Focus, supercell thunderstorms cause tornadoes to touch down in Do
Watch NZH Focus: What next for Konrad Hurrell?
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Today on NZH Focus, supercell thunderstorms cause tornadoes to touch down in Dodge City, Kansas. Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett confirms policy that will offer homeless people up to $5000 to relocate to the provinces. And Konrad Hurrell has... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Watch NZ Herald Focus:Tornadoes cause havoc in Kansasearly reports of damage, Konrad Hurrell has been released from his contract wit
Watch NZ Herald Focus:Tornadoes cause havoc in Kansas
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
early reports of damage, Konrad Hurrell has been released from his contract with the Warriors and Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says homeless people could be offered up to $5000 to leave Auckland. Next UpVideo WeatherWatch: More stormy... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
National’s latest short-sighted housing schemehousing schemeWednesday, 25 May 2016, 2:59 pmPress Release: Green PartyPaula Be
National’s latest short-sighted housing scheme
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
housing schemeWednesday, 25 May 2016, 2:59 pmPress Release: Green PartyPaula Bennett’s announcement today that homeless New Zealanders will be offered up to $5000 to move out of Auckland is a sign... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Social Housing Minister: Homeless could be offered up to $5000 to leave AucklandPaula Bennett told reporters at Parliament this afternoon that up to 150 famili
Social Housing Minister: Homeless could be offered up to $5000 to leave Auckland
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Paula Bennett told reporters at Parliament this afternoon that up to 150 families could be relocated to state houses or possibly private rentals through the policy. Photo / Mark Mitchell Homeless people could be offered up to $5000 to leave Auckland... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Questions & Answers – May 24for a supplementary question.Andrew Little: When Kim Campbell, the Council of T
Questions & Answers – May 24
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 2 days ago
for a supplementary question.Andrew Little: When Kim Campbell, the Council of Trade Unions’ Richard Wagstaff, and even Paula Bennett say there is a crisis, why does he not just admit that the Government’s housing policies have failed?Rt Hon... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Paula Bennett corrects housing statementSocial Housing Minister Paula Bennett. Photo / Mark Mitchell Social Housing Mi
Paula Bennett corrects housing statement
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett. Photo / Mark Mitchell Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has corrected an earlier statement that 3000 emergency housing places to be funded by the Government are new. Ms Bennett made a statement before... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
Government lobbies investors for 26 new hotelsto be up to 4526 across these centres by 2025 over and above new hotels current
Government lobbies investors for 26 new hotels
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 3 days ago
to be up to 4526 across these centres by 2025 over and above new hotels currently planned. Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says this is the equivalent of 26 hotels the size of the Sofitel Viaduct in Auckland. Mrs Bennett and Mr Joyce... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
No help for first home buyerswe can procure. The limitation is how many houses are available and suitable fo
No help for first home buyers
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
we can procure. The limitation is how many houses are available and suitable for social housing." Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett said the social housing announcement in the Budget would show people how hard the Government had been working... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
New Zealand needs 26 new hotelsis focussed on ensuring our towns and cities are well placed to host these visi
New Zealand needs 26 new hotels
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 3 days ago
is focussed on ensuring our towns and cities are well placed to host these visitors," said Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett. • There is a current shortage of hotel rooms during high demand periods in all the centres. This is... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Mayor sees higher-end accommodation opportunity in RotoruaChadwick today welcomed the announcement from Economic Development Minister Ste
Mayor sees higher-end accommodation opportunity in Rotorua
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
Chadwick today welcomed the announcement from Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett that Rotorua is one of a few regions identified as needing five-star accommodation as part of a project to... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
26 extra hotels neededGovernment is focussed on ensuring our towns and cities are well placed to host
26 extra hotels needed
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
Government is focussed on ensuring our towns and cities are well placed to host these visitors,” Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett says. The research focused on Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown and shows that, if... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Andrew Little: Govt's priorities to blame for housing crisishas taken that away from us, just as they have taken away the Kiwi dream of hom
Andrew Little: Govt's priorities to blame for housing crisis
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
has taken that away from us, just as they have taken away the Kiwi dream of homeownership from the younger generation. Paula Bennett wrote an opinion piece at the weekend, trying to justify the inexcusable reality we now face of new-born babies... Read more
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