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Greens support Wellington rail network workers - Green Party

The Green Party supports Wellington members of the Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) who are today striking to maintain hard-fought-for pay and conditions.

Green Party fails dolphins - Barry

The Green Party’s complicity on the Government’s decision to defer electronic monitoring on commercial fishing vessels is a failure and an example of very weak advocacy for our critically threatened marine species, National Conservation Spokesperson Maggie Barry says.

$7.4 million funding for erosion control for Gisborne landowners

Forestry Minister Shane Jones has today welcomed $7.4 million in erosion control funding for Gisborne district landowners.

The money comes from the latest funding round of the Ministry for Primary Industries’ Erosion Control Funding Programme and will benefit 32 properties.

Acknowledging the abilities of NZers with disabilities - report

74% of people living with disabilities who are not in work want to be working.

Labour's housing bill a backward step - Woodhouse

The Government’s new bill supposedly aimed at imposing stricter regulations on landlords does nothing to further improve the quality of New Zealand’s rentals, National’s Housing Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says.

Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in first 100 days

Every New Zealander deserves a warm, healthy home to live in, said Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford, as he opened the Committee of the Whole debate for the final stages of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No 2).

Government needs to put a ceiling on debt - Joyce

The new Coalition Government needs to rapidly put a ceiling on the debt levels it’s prepared to tolerate as it opens wide the taxpayers chequebook, National Party Finance Spokesperson Steven Joyce says.

Not too late to do the right thing for parents - English

The Prime Minister needs to show the common sense and compassion missing from her Workplace Relations Minister and right the wrong that prevents new parents taking leave together to spend time with their newborns, National Party Leader Bill English says.

New Zealand MPs welcome Australian marriage equality vote

The New Zealand Cross Party Rainbow Parliamentary Network has welcomed the results of the Australian postal survey on marriage equality.

10 things you need to know about the Tongan election

While rugby league and the prospect of a Tongan team taking the World Cup is currently gripping Tongans around the world, in the Kingdom there is an election to be won tomorrow.

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