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Low trust clients prove to be trustworthy - Goodhew

Associate Social Development Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the continuing success of the government’s welfare fraud initiatives.

"One of the key initiatives is close monitoring of low-trust clients who have previously committed welfare fraud," says Mrs Goodhew.

'Sad day for teaching' as Minister handpicks new teaching council

NZEI says there has been a lack of regard for democracy and for the teaching profession over the way the new EDUCANZ Council has been handpicked.

Are our spy agencies stopping asylum seekers - Greens

Prime Minister John Key needs to confirm if our spy agencies were involved in snooping on asylum seekers and potentially breaching our international human rights obligations, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today.

National should let its MPs support life-saving Bill - O'Connor

National MPs should be allowed to support a Labour Member’s Bill to immediately adopt international best practice mining safety standards to avert another tragedy like Pike River.

More proof that National Standards a failed experiment - Hipkins

New reports from the Ministry of Education further highlight what parents and teachers have known for ages - the National Standards data being touted by the Government isn’t worth the paper it is written on, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

Southland wins as dairy hub gets go ahead - NZ First

The green light for the Southern Dairy Hub is exciting for Southland, says New Zealand First.

Bill urgently needed to keep farmers on their farms - NZ First

New Zealand First says farmers need a fair go to try and fix financial problems in difficult times, especially when they have been given poor advice by their banks.

Membership of new education body announced

Education Minister Hekia Parata has announced the make-up of the new teacher professional body, the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Heads need to roll over falling dairy prices - NZ First

With the first GlobalDairyTrade auction of 2015/16 continuing a losing streak, New Zealand First wants to know if Trading Among Farmers (TAF) is part of the government’s review.

Dairy price fall shows Treasury forecasts way off - Robertson

National’s rosy predictions of a global dairy price rise to lift the Government books out of the red are off the mark again with the latest fall showing how wrong Treasury’s forecasts were, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson.