Females take charge of ministeries

Saturday September 29, 2018

Three females have been appointed to the head of ministries (HoMs) positions which were previously held by males.

Budget set to be passed today

Friday September 28, 2018

The Appropriation Bill, or the Budget for the 2018/19 financial year, is expected to be passed in Parliament today.

Government is looking at whether a subsidy for air transportation is a valid way to help reduce cost of air transport.

Minister of the Crown George Maggie is content with the funds given to the ministries under his portfolio.

Govt unfazed by jump in TMV costs

Thursday September 27, 2018

An extra $30 million above its initial budget of $60 million is within the Te Mato Vai (TMV) project proposal design, Finance minister Mark Brown confirmed yesterday.

Opposition slams agriculture budget

Wednesday September 26, 2018

Government’s allocation of close to a million dollars for agriculture has been met with criticism from the Opposition.

MPs raise water shortage issue

Tuesday September 25, 2018

Government took a swipe at the Opposition in Parliament yesterday on the water shortage issue that was raised by their leader William “Smiley” Heather.

Growers urged to register for VAT

Tuesday September 25, 2018

Finance minister Mark Brown says growers have to register as a VAT (value added tax) registered entity in order to take advantage of the schemes under the tax department.

Prime Minister Henry Puna told Parliament yesterday to mention rumours in connection with absent Member of Parliament Albert Nicholas “is totally improper”.

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