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Complaints Over Secret Agreements

Complaints Over Secret Agreements

An attempt to hold negotiations over Auckland's water services in secret might be a breach of the law, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says.

Aucklanders Show Overwhelming Support For Keeping Assets In Public Hands

Aucklanders Show Overwhelming Support For Keeping Assets In Public Hands

Poll results tabled by North Shore City at the super city select committee show high levels of support for keeping assets in public hands, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Banks Out Of Step With Aucklanders

Banks Out Of Step With Aucklanders

Auckland City mayor John Banks appearing before the select committee this morning showed he was out of step with much of public opinion on aspects of the super city Bill, said Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Minister Must Put NZ Interests First

Minister Must Put NZ Interests First

Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson must put New Zealand's interests first in any decision she makes regarding the fortification of bread with folic acid, said the Green Party's Food Safety spokesperson Sue Kedgley.

New Appointments To Film Commission

New Appointments To Film Commission

Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson announced today three new appointments, including a new chair, to the board of the New Zealand Film Commission.

Patsy Reddy, Rhiannon Evans and Charles Finny have been appointed for terms of three years, beginning on 1 July.

Third Version Of Cycleway Still A $50m Day Dream

Third Version Of Cycleway Still A $50m Day Dream

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister John Key has now released version three of his cycleway, says Labour tourism spokesperson Kelvin Davis.

"His original vision --- or daydream --- consisted of a cycleway running the length of the country," Kelvin Davis said.

Report Highlights Government Stupidity On Obesity

Report Highlights Government Stupidity On Obesity

News that New Zealand has the third highest rate in the OECD shows that the Government needs to make fighting obesity its top health priority, said the Green Party today.

Victoria Park Project Shows Commitment To Economy, Jobs

The announcement today of the successful tenderer for the Auckland Victoria Park Tunnel project underlines the National-led Government's commitment to the economy and job creation, says Prime Minister John Key.

Big Brother Is Watching, Hamilton!

Big Brother Is Watching, Hamilton!

Reacting to the news that Hamilton City Council is fining families who sat on their own roofs to watch the V8 Supercars, Libertarianz spokesman Luke Howison said, "This is bureaucracy gone mad!"

Minister Announces Public Meeting For Mapua Report Release

Minister Announces Public Meeting For Mapua Report Release

The Minister for the Environment, Dr Nick Smith, announced today that a public meeting will be held in Mapua near Nelson on 31 July so residents can find out the results of a key report into the state of the former contaminated Fruitgrowers Chemical Company site.