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Week That Was: Tightening our gun laws

Kia ora and welcome back to our weekly wrap of all things Beehive and beyond.

This week we saw:

  • The Arms Amendment Bill pass its first reading;
  • The Prime Minister visit China for bilateral talks;
  • The Te Hono Volume to Value forum in Hamilton;
  • And more...
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1 April: A day of delivery

We want businesses to innovate and grow. We want workers to get paid fairly for a fair day's work. And we want older New Zealanders to be supported into their retirement.

So - we're making all of that happen.

From 1 April, New Zealanders will see a number of key policies come into effect. Let's take a closer look at just three...

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New Zealand remembers the 50 victims of the Christchurch terrorist attack

Today marks two weeks since the terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques that took 50 lives, and changed many more forever. 

This week, we are looking back at the commemorations and discussions that have bought New Zealanders together.

Thousands participated in memorial services around the country.

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PM Statement on Christchurch

Mr Speaker,

Al salam Alaikum 

Peace be upon you. And peace be upon all of us.  

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Live chat on climate

On Wednesday 14 March, the Prime Minister joined Minister for Climate Change James Shaw and a number of representatives for the School Strike 4 Climate group, to talk about what we're doing as a Government, and as a country, to help tackle climate change. This chat was held during lunchtime hours at Wellington College, and livestreamed to an audience of thousands across the country.

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Week That Was: Cracking down on scalpers and rustlers

Some of our best moments from this past week include:

  • Addressing ticket scalping
  • Cracking down on livestock rustling
  • Investing in forestry
  • International Women's Day!
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Celebrating women on International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day! Check out a few things our Government has done to improve the lives of women in New Zealand. There's still more to do - but today we recognise just how far we've come.

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Week That Was: Investing in education and mental health

Some of the things we got up to this week:

  • Botany Secondary College rebuild announcement
  • Wellington Girls' College rebuild announcement
  • Mental health facilities funding in Christchurch
  • and more!...
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Putting tamariki first

This Sunday is Children’s Day – a time to celebrate our tamariki and reflect on how we can make sure every child gets a great start in life.

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