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Power Prices, GST And Food Prices All Set To Buffet NZ In 2010 - Age Concern

Power Prices, GST And Food Prices All Set To Buffet NZ In 2010 - Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand president Liz Baxendine has warned the Prime Minister of a 'perfect storm' of price rises in an open letter.

The nation-wide service organisation for older people opposes the GST rate increase to 15 percent.

Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Marks 10 Years

New parks and private land are to be added to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park to mark its 10th anniversary, Minister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson announced today.

Fresh Start For Serious Youth Offenders

"Fresh Start legislation targeting the country's most persistent, serious young offenders with a range of tough new measures has now become law," says Social Development Minister Paula Bennett.

Speech: Pita Sharples - Children, Young Persons And Their Families (Youth Courts Jurisdiction And Orders) Amendment Bill

Speech: Pita Sharples - Children, Young Persons And Their Families (Youth Courts Jurisdiction And Orders) Amendment Bill

Hon Dr Pita Sharples

Wednesday 24 February 2010

Last night I received an email about young people. Not an unusual occurrence by any means, as we frequently receive comment about young people and in particular an association with criminal activity, or youth unemployment.

Speech: Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, And Compensation Amendment Bill - Rahui Katene

Speech: Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, And Compensation Amendment Bill - Rahui Katene

Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Amendment Bill

Rahui Katene, MP for Te Tai Tonga

Third Reading; Wednesday 24 February 2010; 8pm

Smith: Affordable, Sustainable And Fair ACC

Smith: Affordable, Sustainable And Fair ACC

The Government's Accident Compensation Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament today with the support of the ACT and United Future Parties.

ACC Changes Hurt Hawke's Bay Seasonal Workers

ACC Changes Hurt Hawke's Bay Seasonal Workers

Changes to ACC legislation will badly hurt Hawke's Bay seasonal workers and could act as a disincentive for people to undertake seasonal work, says Labour MP Rick Barker.

Gareth Hughes: Maiden Speech - Green Party Media Release

Gareth Hughes: Maiden Speech - Green Party Media Release

Kia ora Mr Speaker.

Moroney: Minister Of Women's Affairs Must Come Clean On Ministry's Future

Moroney: Minister Of Women's Affairs Must Come Clean On Ministry's Future

Minister of Women's Affairs Pansy Wong needs to say where she stands on rumours her Ministry will be axed, Labour Spokesperson for Women's Affairs Sue Moroney says.

Commercial Fisheries Value Cracks $4 Billion

Commercial Fisheries Value Cracks $4 Billion

New Zealand's commercial fisheries are making a vital contribution to the economy, highlighted by today's release of the Fish Monetary Stock account by Statistics New Zealand, which shows the value of commercial fisheries has passed $4 billion, Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley said today.