Finance Minister Bill English has done a juggling act to create an artificial surplus in Budget 2014 at the expense of all New Zealanders, but especially Christchurch quake victims, says New Zealand First.
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The news that forty owners of vacant land and uninsured red zone property owners have filed judicial review proceedings in the High Court today against the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery and the Chief Executive of the Canterbury Earth
New Zealand First believes the iconic status of the earthquake-damaged Christ Church Cathedral means it should be fully restored – but at a reasonable cost.
New Zealand First is accusing the Government of dithering over wide-scale fraud associated with the Christchurch rebuild.
I take a call on behalf of New Zealand First on the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Amendment Bill.
Has this not been an interesting week of undermining democracy in New Zealand?
New Zealand First says more evidence of rent gouging has emerged with a Christchurch family with nine young children landed with a rent increase of $100 a week to take their weekly rental from $460 to $560.
New Zealand First has promised to bring democracy back to Canterbury as soon as possible in light of public outrage over the way the Government has reneged on a promise to hold Canterbury Regional Council (ECAN) elections next year.
The Government has let Christchurch down with the announcement that Government departments will return to the central city on unreasonably short six-eight year building leases, says New Zealand First.
The Christchurch earthquakes have left many residents in a state of limbo over their lives, homes, jobs and insurance. New Zealand First MPs have inspected the damage and listened to people trying to recover from the disasters. As a result we have put forward policies to help those struggling to cope. These include providing bridging finance for people in the red zone, ‘licence to occupy’ retirement units being given the same value as unit holders, establishing a government-backed insurer and regulating rents immediately.