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Senior UN economist discredits McClay's TPPA-11 claims

Last month, trade minister Todd McClay claimed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement minus the US (TPPA-11) could still ‘add $2.5 billion annually to our economy and eliminate costly tariffs - saving New Zealand companies $222 million each year’.

June BOP underscores strong economy - Joyce

Better than expected balance of payments figures out this morning underscore the strength of both the services and goods sectors of the New Zealand economy, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says.

BSA finds National Party advertisement not in breach of code

BSA finds National Party election advertisement not in breach of Election Programmes broadcasting code

BSA fast tracks Election Programme complaint

BSA fast tracks Election Programme complaint - finds Ban 1080 Party election advertisement did not breach standards.

New Zealand expresses condolences to Mexico - Brownlee

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has today expressed condolences to the families of those who have lost lives in the devastating earthquake in Mexico, or are still waiting for news about their loved ones.

Labour's income tax would hurt Kiwi workers - Joyce

The average Kiwi worker will be $1060 worse off a year if Labour is elected to government, National Party Finance spokesperson Steven Joyce says.

"Labour would legislate to overturn the currently legislated tax threshold changes so they no longer come in on 1 April," Mr Joyce says.

Don’t use TPPA-11 talks to stop the changes Kiwis want - CTU

"National should not be pretending to other TPPA countries that it can make commitments on behalf of New Zealand three days before a General Election," says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard.

Call for Northland Highway rethink

A major rethink is needed to the proposed route of the Whangarei to Te Hana highway, according to Democrats for Social Credit Party Deputy Leader Chris Leitch.

No political party has answer for rural health crisis - RHAANZ

None of the political parties have an answer to solve the growing rural health crisis, a leading rural health expert says.

Labour will get tough on loan sharks

Labour will take a tough stance on loan sharks and make sure that the Commerce Commission is properly resourced to protect Kiwi consumers, says Labour’s Consumer Affairs spokesperson Michael Wood.

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