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Curran: Make Consumers Your Priority Steven

Curran: Make Consumers Your Priority Steven

Communications Minister Steven Joyce must put consumers first when responding to the Commerce Commission's report on mobile termination rates, Labour Communications and IT spokesperson Clare Curran said today.

Banks - Heartened By Poll Lead

Banks - Heartened By Poll Lead

Auckland City Mayor and Super City candidate John Banks says poll results released by Curia Research are encouraging but there is still a lot of hard work to be done.

Mayor Banks says the poll shows the Mayoralty race for the Greater Auckland Council will be a tight battle.

NZ Joint Chair Of OECD Agriculture Meeting

NZ Joint Chair Of OECD Agriculture Meeting

Agriculture Minister David Carter will join his Austrian counterpart Nikolaus Berlakovich as co-chair of the OECD Agriculture Ministers' meeting in Paris this week.

Violence Will Increase As Fatherlessness Increases

Violence Will Increase As Fatherlessness Increases

Family First NZ says that violence in our community and towards people of authority such as the police will increase as long as we downplay the significance and benefits of strong marriages and committed fathers.

Labour To Take GST Campaign To Communities

Labour To Take GST Campaign To Communities

Labour Leader Phil Goff today announced his MPs will travel the length of the country to campaign against John Key's plans to increase GST to 15%.

Q+A's Guyon Espiner Interviews Finance Minister, Bill English

Q+A's Guyon Espiner Interviews Finance Minister, Bill English

Points of interest:

- Government open to rise in tobacco tax

- English: "I wouldn't guarantee the same number of government departments [at the end of this term]".

Q+A's Paul Holmes Interviews Former Prime Minister, Helen Clark

Q+A's Paul Holmes Interviews Former Prime Minister, Helen Clark

Points of interest:

- Clark opposed to mining Doc land: "There are other ways to make money [and] some things are more important than money"

- "Who wants the Martha Mine in the middle of you know Tongariro National Park? Not me"

Te Heuheu: Young Pacific Leaders Embrace Digital Future

Te Heuheu: Young Pacific Leaders Embrace Digital Future

Young Pacific Island people are taking up the mantle of leadership in different ways from their trailblazing forebears, Pacific Island Affairs Minister Georgina te Heuheu says.

Biggest Issue Left Out Of Cow Welfare Code

Biggest Issue Left Out Of Cow Welfare Code

A new code of welfare for dairy cows that completely ignores the issue of factory-style dairy farming is a major concern, Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman said today.

Greens: Report An Attack On Democracy And Environment

Greens: Report An Attack On Democracy And Environment

The findings of a review of the Canterbury Regional Council (Environment Canterbury or ECan) are an attack on democracy and could be disastrous for the Canterbury environment, the Green Party said today.