Government opposes ‘Monday-ising’ holidays bill

The Government says it will oppose a bill that would give New Zealanders Monday off work if Waitangi Day or Anzac Day falls on a weekend. The Holidays Amendment bill put forward by Labour Party MP David Clark will be debated in Parliament in its first reading. One cabinet minister said the idea to “mondayise” public holidays was

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Dunne announces student loan scheme amendments

Orders in Council have been made by Cabinet affecting different aspects of the student loan scheme, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today. The Orders: increase the student loan repayment percentage require a borrower’s contact person’s details to be provided to Inland Revenue and add new charities to the list of charities whose volunteers may qualify

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Student loan repayment hikes to kick in next year

  The repayment rate for borrowers with student loans will increase next year from 10 cents to 12 cents for every dollar of income over $19,084, as the Government tries to reduce $11 billion of student loan debt. Cabinet today signed off on changes that will see student loan borrowers paying 12 cents in every

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MP confident about ‘Monday-ise’ bill

  Dunedin North MP David Clark remains confident his bill to Monday-ise Waitangi and Anzac Days should they fall at a weekend will pass its first vote tomorrow. Recent reports had written off the chances of the Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and Anzac Day) Amendment Bill but Mr Clark said he had received pledges of support from

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