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Scoop.co.nz
The Veiled Threat: Aust’s Campaign Against NZ Refugee Policyabiding by the Refugee Convention – is itself the problem. Ardern is also facin
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
abiding by the Refugee Convention – is itself the problem. Ardern is also facing local opposition to her refugee stance. Bill English of the Nationals insists that this is a “showpiece”, a dangerous moral binge. The Australians need to be... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Gordon Campbell on the centre right’s love of 'nanny state'kicking and screaming into accepting any extension of paid parental leave at al
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 6 days ago
kicking and screaming into accepting any extension of paid parental leave at all. During the last term for instance, Bill English used the heavy hand of the state to veto a bill containing an extension beyond 18 weeks - because to do so, he... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Nov 15or a $1 billion annual investment in giving regions a fair go. Hon KELVIN DAVI
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 8 days ago
or a $1 billion annual investment in giving regions a fair go. Hon KELVIN DAVIS (Acting Prime Minister): Yes. Rt Hon Bill English: Does the Prime Minister stand by her Government's policy to deny mothers and fathers the flexibility to decide... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Not too late to do the right thing for parentsright the wrong that prevents new parents taking leave together to spend time w
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 8 days ago
right the wrong that prevents new parents taking leave together to spend time with their newborns, National Party Leader Bill English says.National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would... Read more
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NZCity
Acting PM answers questions in Maoriseveral questions in Maori in parliament on Wednesday, and a National Party MP
NZCity / Posted 8 days ago
several questions in Maori in parliament on Wednesday, and a National Party MP has reacted. Replying to opposition leader Bill English on behalf of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Mr Davis spoke only in Maori. There are translation services in the... Read more
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NZCity
Coalition talks 'essentially a fraud'government with Labour, it's become known that before the election he initiated
NZCity / Posted 8 days ago
government with Labour, it's become known that before the election he initiated legal action against former prime minister Bill English and others over the leaked details of his pension overpayments. That raised questions about whether he had ever... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Matt King MP: Maiden speechone of 120 people tasked with the responsibility of ensuring this country is go
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 9 days ago
one of 120 people tasked with the responsibility of ensuring this country is governed well.I want to acknowledge our leader Bill English and our senior management team both past and present for their leadership and guidance of our country over the... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Nov 14- Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:36 pmPress Release: Hansard Hon KELVIN DAVIS (A
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 9 days ago
- Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 4:36 pmPress Release: Hansard Hon KELVIN DAVIS (Acting Prime Minister): Yes. Rt Hon Bill English: Is it her Government's policy to target "building 100,000 affordable homes over 10 years", as stated by the... Read more
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9d
Scoop.co.nz
Lawrence Yule MP: Maiden SpeechPrime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Deputy Prime Minister Hon Winston Peters
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 9 days ago
Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Deputy Prime Minister Hon Winston Peters and all Ministers.I acknowledge the Rt Hon Bill English and Hon Paula Bennett as Leader and Deputy Leader of the National Party. On behalf of all National MPs, I wish... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Denise Lee MP: Maiden speechme to back Lester and backing people to choose their own future.What I most app
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 9 days ago
me to back Lester and backing people to choose their own future.What I most appreciate about you and our leader the Rt Hon Bill English, is the relentless commitment to the politics of hope. It should always outweigh the politics of fear, even when... Read more
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NZCity
'We rely on Australia' English tells govtPutting pressure on the Australian government over the Manus Island refugees co
NZCity / Posted 9 days ago
Putting pressure on the Australian government over the Manus Island refugees could come at a cost, opposition leader Bill English has warned. He was commenting on reports that Australian authorities have turned back four boats carrying 164 asylum... Read more
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NZCity
English highlights coalition differencesOpposition leader Bill English says the fact that the government is going to ha
NZCity / Posted 9 days ago
Opposition leader Bill English says the fact that the government is going to have to rely on National to pass free trade legislation shows there are "fundamental differences" within the coalition over the economy. The Greens have said they won't... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
ACT’s Free Press Nov 13Zealand Free PressACT’s regular bulletinTotally CrookedThe revelation that Win
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 9 days ago
Zealand Free PressACT’s regular bulletinTotally CrookedThe revelation that Winston Peters filed court proceedings against Bill English and Paula Bennett at 4:59pm on the eve of the election makes a farce of his coalition negotiations with... Read more
10d
The New Zealand Herald
Greens will not support revised TPP trade dealconfidence and supply agreement. It would not impact on the Government's abilit
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 10 days ago
confidence and supply agreement. It would not impact on the Government's ability to sign up to the CPTPP. National leader Bill English has promised National's support to get the deal done, saying it was vitally important for the country and wider... Read more
10d
NZCity
Peters' lawyer aims at mediaaction last week, media freedom groups have warned it could have a chilling eff
NZCity / Posted 10 days ago
action last week, media freedom groups have warned it could have a chilling effect on political reporting. National's Bill English, Paula Bennett, Steven Joyce, Anne Tolley, Ministry of Social Development chief executive Brendan Boyle, Mr... Read more
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NZCity
EU trade a priority for Ardern's EAS talksit." European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker indicated earlier this
NZCity / Posted 10 days ago
it." European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker indicated earlier this year after meetings with then prime minister Bill English that they hoped to have a deal within three years.. A deal with the UN traditionally takes five to 10 years to... Read more
10d
NZCity
Ardern to talk tough at East Asia Summitwith the EU, making talks with Mr Tusk a priority. The EU indicated earlier th
NZCity / Posted 10 days ago
with the EU, making talks with Mr Tusk a priority. The EU indicated earlier this year in talks with then prime minister Bill English that it too wanted to make speedy progress. Ms Ardern is also looking to hold further, urgent talks with... Read more
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NZCity
Peters should explain himself: Collinsthat a day before the election he initiated legal action against senior nationa
NZCity / Posted 11 days ago
that a day before the election he initiated legal action against senior national party MPs, including former prime minister Bill English, over the leaked details of his pension payments. That has raised questions about whether he ever intended... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Government must do all it can to get TPP over linemust work to resolve their differences to ensure the real benefits from the agr
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 12 days ago
must work to resolve their differences to ensure the real benefits from the agreement are realised, National Party Leader Bill English says.“News out of Vietnam that an agreement has not been reached is deeply disappointing and represents a real... Read more
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NZCity
Armistice Day ceremonies in New ZealandNational War Memorial in Wellington from 10.30am on Saturday and at other locat
NZCity / Posted 12 days ago
National War Memorial in Wellington from 10.30am on Saturday and at other locations around the country. Opposition leader Bill English is among those attending the Wellington ceremony. The "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month"... Read more
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NZCity
Peters should explain himself: Collinsthat a day before the election he initiated legal action against senior nationa
NZCity / Posted 13 days ago
that a day before the election he initiated legal action against senior national party MPs, including former prime minister Bill English, over the leaked details of his pension payments. That has raised questions about whether he ever intended... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Nov 99 November 2017, 7:28 pmPress Release: Hansard ORAL QUESTIONSQUESTIONS TO MINI
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 13 days ago
9 November 2017, 7:28 pmPress Release: Hansard ORAL QUESTIONSQUESTIONS TO MINISTERSGovernment—Measurable Targets1. Rt Hon BILL ENGLISH (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: What will the specific measurable targets be, if any, that she... Read more
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NZCity
Acting PM 'a little bit nervous'he said. "But we all know Jacinda is in charge." Mr Davis didn't do too badly
NZCity / Posted 14 days ago
he said. "But we all know Jacinda is in charge." Mr Davis didn't do too badly with the question from opposition leader Bill English, who wanted to know what "specific measurable targets" the prime minister would use to hold her government to... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Government must get TPP over the lineand it can be assured of National’s support for a high-quality free trade agree
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 14 days ago
and it can be assured of National’s support for a high-quality free trade agreement if it does so, National Party Leader Bill English says.“New Zealand has been at the forefront of both initiating the original TPP agreement and then pulling TPP11... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Government must build on NZ’s success3:36 pmPress Release: New Zealand National Party 8 November 2017National Party
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 15 days ago
3:36 pmPress Release: New Zealand National Party 8 November 2017National Party Leader Bill English has challenged the new Government to continue to build on New Zealand’s success, making the most of the strong... Read more
16d
NZCity
Peters launches legal action over IRD leakand sue the people responsible for allegedly leaking his pension overpayment in
NZCity / Posted 16 days ago
and sue the people responsible for allegedly leaking his pension overpayment information. Senior National Party figures Bill English, Paula Bennett, Steven Joyce, Anne Tolley, Ministry of Social Development chief executive Brendan Boyle, Mr... Read more
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NZCity
Last-minute deal avoids vote on Speakeror the election would have had to be postponed which would have derailed the ce
NZCity / Posted 16 days ago
or the election would have had to be postponed which would have derailed the ceremonial opening day. National's leader, Bill English, said the government was disorganised and had risked losing the vote. "It was unprecedented, I've never seen... Read more
16d
Scoop.co.nz
National backs Mallard to keep his wordfor Speaker because Mr Mallard has professed strong views about how Parliament
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 16 days ago
for Speaker because Mr Mallard has professed strong views about how Parliament can work better,” National Party Leader Bill English says.“He said just this year there is no need for urgency in the modern Parliament and he’s also expressed clear... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Lower prison muster a priority in Correctionsand fewer people going to prison.“National failed New Zealand on this important
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 18 days ago
and fewer people going to prison.“National failed New Zealand on this important issue while in office for nine years.“Bill English has his own moral issues if he thinks he’s looking forward to ‘test’ the Government on building the billion... Read more
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NZCity
Government off to a cracking startmuch of a plan," he said. Before anyone gets into the mine there's going to be
NZCity / Posted 20 days ago
much of a plan," he said. Before anyone gets into the mine there's going to be a bust-up in parliament. Opposition leader Bill English says it can be done - but either the mine has to be exempted from workplace safety laws or an entity has to be... Read more
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NZCity
Ardern needs to succeed on TPP: EnglishOpposition leader Bill English doesn't mind how they go about it, so long as th
NZCity / Posted 21 days ago
Opposition leader Bill English doesn't mind how they go about it, so long as the Labour government secures the Trans-Pacific Partnership. It's expected leaders of the remaining 11 member nations could finalise the TPP-11 trade deal at APEC in... Read more
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NZCity
Manned Pike re-entry is possible: EnglishOpposition leader Bill English has admitted manned re-entry into the Pike River
NZCity / Posted 21 days ago
Opposition leader Bill English has admitted manned re-entry into the Pike River Mine drift is possible by March next year. But doing so would mean exempting the mine from workplace health and safety laws or shifting responsibility for any further... Read more
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NZCity
National's opposition portfoliosPORTFOLIO POSITIONS HELD BY NATIONAL MPS IN OPPOSITION * Bill English - Leader
NZCity / Posted 21 days ago
PORTFOLIO POSITIONS HELD BY NATIONAL MPS IN OPPOSITION * Bill English - Leader of the Opposition, National Security * Paula Bennett - Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Children, Women, Social Investment * Steven Joyce - Finance, Infrastructure *... Read more
21d
Scoop.co.nz
Dowie named spokesperson for Early Childhood EducationDowie, MP for Invercargill, has been appointed spokesperson for Early Childhood
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 21 days ago
Dowie, MP for Invercargill, has been appointed spokesperson for Early Childhood Education by National Party Leader Bill English.“Early Childhood Education is a portfolio I am passionate about. As the mother of two young children I am a... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
National unveils strong Opposition teampmPress Release: New Zealand National Party 2 November 2017National Party Lead
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 21 days ago
pmPress Release: New Zealand National Party 2 November 2017National Party Leader Bill English has unveiled a strong Opposition team which will hold the Government to account and ensure it does not squander... Read more
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NZCity
National to reveal opposition portfoliosNational leader Bill English is set to announce his party's opposition portfoli
NZCity / Posted 21 days ago
National leader Bill English is set to announce his party's opposition portfolios. He'll release the list of portfolios on Thursday afternoon. It's expected the list will remain largely the same as the division of portfolios the party had in... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Ardern to raise Manus Island with Turnbullwho arrived in Australian territory in New Zealand would encourage the people s
Sky News Australia / Posted 21 days ago
who arrived in Australian territory in New Zealand would encourage the people smuggling trade. John Key's successor Bill English did not push the issue when he took over as New Zealand Prime Minister in 2016. Jacinda Ardern's comments... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
New government inherits very strong labour marketbusinesses and the confidence they have had in the country’s economic plan over
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 22 days ago
businesses and the confidence they have had in the country’s economic plan over the last nine years, National Party Leader Bill English says.“The unemployment rate at 4.6 per cent is now the lowest since the beginning of the global financial... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Ardern not coming to apologiseattended the APEC chief executives’ meeting in Peru. Most recently, Malcolm Tu
The Courier Mail / Posted 23 days ago
attended the APEC chief executives’ meeting in Peru. Most recently, Malcolm Turnbull headed to Queenstown to meet with Bill English in February of this year — two months after English became New Zealand’s prime minister. At the meeting this... Read more
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Weekly Times
Ex NZ PM hopes ties with Australia improveNew Zealand's former prime minster Bill English hopes his successor Jacinda Ard
Weekly Times / Posted 25 days ago
New Zealand's former prime minster Bill English hopes his successor Jacinda Ardern can restore their country's relationship with Australia after recent tensions. The usually close relationship hit a rocky patch during New Zealand's recent election... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Ex NZ PM hopes ties with Australia improveNew Zealand's former prime minster Bill English hopes his successor Jacinda Ard
The Courier Mail / Posted 25 days ago
New Zealand's former prime minster Bill English hopes his successor Jacinda Ardern can restore their country's relationship with Australia after recent tensions. The usually close relationship hit a rocky patch during New Zealand's recent election... Read more
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Perth Now
Ex NZ PM hopes ties with Australia improveNew Zealand's former prime minster Bill English hopes his successor Jacinda Ard
Perth Now / Posted 25 days ago
New Zealand's former prime minster Bill English hopes his successor Jacinda Ardern can restore their country's relationship with Australia after recent tensions. The usually close relationship hit a rocky patch during New Zealand's recent election... Read more
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Sky News Australia
Former NZ PM hopes ties with Aust improveNew Zealand's former prime minster Bill English hopes his successor Jacinda Ard
Sky News Australia / Posted 25 days ago
New Zealand's former prime minster Bill English hopes his successor Jacinda Ardern can restore their country's relationship with Australia after recent tensions. The usually close relationship hit a rocky patch during New Zealand's recent election... Read more
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NZCity
Ex NZ PM hopes ties with Australia improveNew Zealand's former prime minster Bill English hopes his successor Jacinda Ard
NZCity / Posted 25 days ago
New Zealand's former prime minster Bill English hopes his successor Jacinda Ardern can restore their country's relationship with Australia after recent tensions. The usually close relationship hit a rocky patch during New Zealand's recent election... Read more
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News.com.au
Ex NZ PM hopes ties with Australia improveNew Zealand's former prime minster Bill English hopes his successor Jacinda Ard
News.com.au / Posted 25 days ago
New Zealand's former prime minster Bill English hopes his successor Jacinda Ardern can restore their country's relationship with Australia after recent tensions. The usually close ties hit a rocky patch during New Zealand's recent election campaign... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Ex NZ PM hopes ties with Australia improveNew Zealand's former prime minster Bill English hopes his successor Jacinda Ard
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 25 days ago
New Zealand's former prime minster Bill English hopes his successor Jacinda Ardern can restore their country's relationship with Australia after recent tensions. The usually close ties hit a rocky patch during New Zealand's recent election campaign... Read more
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Daily Mail
Eminem will donate money from lawsuit against NZ political partyNew Zealand National party was ordered to pay $600,000 to Eminem’s publishers E
Daily Mail / Posted 26 days ago
New Zealand National party was ordered to pay $600,000 to Eminem’s publishers Eight Mile Style (National leader Bill English pictured) Moment Sabah Khan tells police she tried to help her sister Woman shocks passersby as she 'drags... Read more
27d
Perth Now
Nobody’s laughing at this fart joke23) that Peters, who has held two previous governments to ransom, would throw h
Perth Now / Posted 27 days ago
23) that Peters, who has held two previous governments to ransom, would throw his lot in with Labour this time round. Bill English, who served as former Prime Minister John Key’s deputy and Finance Minister, before taking the prime... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Jacinda-mania official as new PM sworn inNew Zealand’s new prime minister after successfully negotiating an agreement wi
The Courier Mail / Posted 27 days ago
New Zealand’s new prime minister after successfully negotiating an agreement with Peters, ousting former prime minister Bill English, leader of the National Party. Labour and New Zealand First signed an agreement to form a coalition government... Read more
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WA Today
With Jacinda Ardern at the helm, NZ readies ban on foreign home buyersof 4.8 million inhabitants is set to also tighten immigration and curb foreign
WA Today / Posted 28 days ago
of 4.8 million inhabitants is set to also tighten immigration and curb foreign property ownership. Earlier on Thursday, Bill English, leader of the conservative National Party, resigned as prime minister. He will continue as oppositi... Read more
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