Tag: Informative

Ngaro’s News: November 2015

Column – New Zealand National Party Welcome to my November Newsletter. I have been busy last month in and out of Parliament. The highlight of course was the All Blacks winning the Rugby World cup! Congratulations ABs you have done us proud!Ngaro’s News: November 2015 Alfred Ngaro National List MP based in Te Atatu Welcome to my November Newsletter. I have been busy last month in and out of Parliament. The highlight of course was the All Blacks winning the Rugby World cup! Congratulations ABs – you have done us proud! This has been a busy time for parents and our kids who have sat NCEA exams, and students completing their tertiary finals and assignments. Best wishes for some good results! Education has always been a key priority for this government National is working hard to ensure all our kids have the opportunity to engage in learning that best meets their needs. Trades Academies provide a different learning choice for students – vocational learning directly related to the workforce and skill needs of industry. They deliver trades and technology programmes to secondary students based on partnerships between schools, tertiary institutions, industry training organisations, and employers. The programmes are all about offering students more choice about how and what they will learn. They are becoming an increasingly popular choice for more young people. Students like learning that is directly relevant...

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Must seed-saving go underground?

Press Release – Food Matters Aotearoa New Zealand community gardens and home gardeners are likely to be undermined by trade deals such as the TPPA (1)which may allow regulation to criminalise our inherent human instinct to save the best seed for health and climatic conditions.Must seed-saving go underground?? New Zealand community gardens and home gardeners are likely to be undermined by trade deals such as the TPPA (1)which may allow regulation to criminalise our inherent human instinct to save the best seed for health and climatic conditions. Having modified the worst excesses of New Zealand’s Food Bill (2) through people power , those seeking to ensure they consume healthy food by growing it themselves are set to face more problems from bureaucrats if the TPPA is signed. Similar trade deals around the world are paving the way for corporate control of our seeds.(3) “If you think patenting GMO seeds was irresponsible; just look at their next ploy to control the world’s food; it’s regulation on steroids,” said Susie Lees from the Food Matters Aotearoa team. “This is a food fight not only for the right to save our own seeds but to ensure we keep highly nutritious varieties. If you want to save Granny’s fruit tree for posterity you will have to go underground.” Speakers Dr Vandana Shiva and Mark Christensen at the Food Matters Aotearoa Conference (4)will take...

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Carolyn McKenzie stands in Hamilton East

Press Release – Democrats for Social Credit Accomplished curator, art reviewer and consultant Carolyn McKenzie is standing for the Democrats for Social Credit Party (DSC) in Hamilton East. MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday 8 July 2014 Carolyn McKenzie stands in Hamilton East Accomplished curator, art reviewer and consultant Carolyn McKenzie is standing for the Democrats for Social Credit Party (DSC) in Hamilton East. Carolyn serves on the committee for Residents & Ratepayers in Hamilton, is Chairperson for Patients’ Rights Advocacy Waikato, and is an active member of Grey Power; she also finds time for activist work, speaking to health select committees, being involved in environmental issues and promoting Fluoride Free Hamilton. Most recently Carolyn has been a strong voice against the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement speaking at various venues to alert the public to the dangers of this agreement. Carolyn has had the opportunity to travel and has lived in many of the world’s largest cities which has given her a wide perspective on many of New Zealand’s unique issues. “We have the advantage of learning from many mistakes made in other nations, because of our size and location. We are in an ideal situation to institute social credit economics,without the sort of upheaval a larger country might experience. “I do not know of any other political party that holds the principles of social justice, equality, and economic balance that...

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iPredict 2014 Election Update: Peters in control

Press Release – iPredict Support for NZ First increases Winston Peters forecast to hold balance of power and back National National able to govern without NZ First if Conservatives win an electorate 2017 election race narrows Ruth Dyson now in tight battle in …IPREDICT LTD 2014 ELECTION UPDATE #23 Wednesday 25 June 2014 www.ipredict.co.nz Key Points: • Support for NZ First increases • Winston Peters forecast to hold balance of power and back National • National able to govern without NZ First if Conservatives win an electorate • 2017 election race narrows • Ruth Dyson now in tight battle in Port Hills with National’s Nuk Korako • Probability of fiscal surplus in 2014/15 falls • Other major economic forecasts unchanged Commentary: Winston Peters’ NZ First Party will hold the balance of power after this year’s election and will support a National-led government, according to this week’s snapshot of the combined wisdom of the 7000 registered traders on New Zealand’s online predictions market, iPredict. National would not require the support of NZ First should the Conservatives win an electorate, although current forecasts Conservatives Leader Colin Craig is trailing in East Coast Bays. The probability of New Zealand recording a fiscal surplus in 2014/15 has deteriorated this week, while all other major economic forecasts are unchanged and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand is still expected to raise the OCR at...

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2014 Election Update #18: National still favoured to win ele

Press Release – iPredict National still favoured to win election with minor parties support Act now forecast to have 4 MPs Palmerston North now a dead-heat between National and Labour while Hamilton East and West, Rotorua, and Waiariki highly marginal Collins back …IPREDICT LTD 2014 ELECTION UPDATE #18 Monday 19 May 2014 www.ipredict.co.nz Key Points: • National still favoured to win election with minor parties’ support • Act now forecast to have 4 MPs • Palmerston North now a dead-heat between National and Labour while Hamilton East and West, Rotorua, and Waiariki highly marginal • Collins back as second favourite to succeed Key as National Party Leader, and Ardern back behind Robertson as second favourite to succeed Cunliffe as Labour Leader • OCR expectations fall slightly • Unemployment forecasts up marginally Commentary: Despite delivering a Budget last week including a better-than-expected surplus, an extension of the paid parental leave scheme and free doctor’s visits and prescriptions for all children under 13, National’s forecast support has slipped this week, although it still remains favoured to secure a third term, according to the combined wisdom of the 7000 registered traders on New Zealand’s online predictions market, iPredict. National would, however, require the support of the ACT Party, which is now forecast to win 4 seats, and at least one of UnitedFuture or the Maori Party should Prime Minister John Key wish...

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