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Communities forced to stomach water woes - King

Confirmation by Health Minister Jonathan Coleman that he is to wind up a water quality improvement scheme will leave thousands of Kiwis with no alternative but to continue boiling their drinking water, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.

Minister 'does nothing' while Hato Petera fights for its life

New Zealand First is calling for a mediator to break the impasse between Auckland school Hato Petera and the Catholic Church before the iconic institution is forced to close.

If left so keen on Living Wage, 'let's have the vote again'

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says claims that a 2013 vote by councillors on the Living Wage was lost because of the Mayor’s affair is absolute rubbish and if the Left are still so keen on council adopting the policy, they should put it back on the table as part of Auckland Council’s 10-

Govt told to get Search and Rescue teams to Nepal - NZ First

New Zealand First is accusing the government of being a bad Samaritan by not immediately dispatching Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) teams to Nepal.

Prime Minister-led trade mission kicks off

The Prime Minister has kicked off the Gulf trade mission by meeting the Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and leading business figures.

Speech to open of NZ-Dubai Business Seminar - John Key

Rt Hon John Key

Prime Minister

26 April 2015

Speech to open of NZ-Dubai Business Seminar at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce

It’s a pleasure to be with you here in Dubai this morning to open this business seminar.

Labour calls for immediate humanitarian aid for Nepal

The Government should act immediately to help with earthquake relief efforts in Nepal, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says.

Ponytail pulling situation 'the opposite of a power imbalance'

Prime Minister John Key has once more defended his pulling of a ponytail of an Auckland waitress, saying he would need to be a bit more careful in future, but that it wasn’t a case of abusing his powerful position.

Trade first then talk human rights with Saudi Arabia - Key

John Key has defended his upcoming trip to Saudi Arabia, saying a free trade agreement with the Kingdom will allow the two parties to talk about a ‘range of issues’ including human rights abuses.

Family First supporting calls for review of teen abortion law

Family First NZ is supporting calls for a review of the parental notification laws for teen abortions and agrees that young pregnant teens should have the support of their parents, not have their parents alienated from the process.