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City Vision-Labour: Excessive Powers Granted To Auckland Transition Agency (ATA)

The National-led Government has, without notice, made a surprise decision to deprive Auckland's eight elected Councils of their power to decide on any more than the first four months of next year's budget and annual plan and has also told them they shouldn't consult the public about it at all.

Parents Support National Standards

Consultation feedback shows strong support from parents for National Standards, Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced.

Government Has Zero Tolerance For Crims

Government Has Zero Tolerance For Crims

The National-led government is clamping down on criminals with a raft of new legislation, Police and Corrections Minister Judith Collins told the Sensible Sentencing Trust's Victims' Rights Conference today.

Guidelines For Teaching And Learning Samoan

Guidelines For Teaching And Learning Samoan

Guidelines and a new multi-media resource for the teaching and learning of Samoan were launched by the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs Georgina te Heuheu in Auckland today.

Wellington To Be New Zealand's First Fair Trade City

Wellington To Be New Zealand's First Fair Trade City

The Wellington City Council is to be congratulated for last night agreeing that Wellington will become New Zealand's first Fair Trade city, Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson said today.

Fonterra Proposal Needs Close Scrutiny

Today's announcement by Fonterra of its capital restructure plans have been long awaited by farmers, rural communities, and the investment sectors, Labour's Rural Affairs spokesperson Damien O'Connor said today

Mackey: Provincial State Housing Stocks Face Cuts

Mackey: Provincial State Housing Stocks Face Cuts

Provinicial New Zealand looks set to face a reduction in the size of its state housing stock after Housing New Zealand confirmed any houses sold to tenants in the regions were unlikely to be replaced, says Labour MP Moana Mackey.

Phil Goff: Speech To Family Forum

Phil Goff: Speech To Family Forum

Hon Phil Goff
Leader of the NZ Labour Party

SPEECH TO FAMILY FORUM
1.30PM Friday, 18 September 2008

Thank you for the opportunity to be here.

Government Welcomes Progress On Fonterra Capital Restructuring

Government Welcomes Progress On Fonterra Capital Restructuring

Agriculture Minister David Carter has welcomed Fonterra's announcement of its capital restructuring process.

Speech - McCully: Address To NZ-Fiji Business Council

Speech - McCully: Address To NZ-Fiji Business Council

Thank you for the opportunity to address members of the NZ Fiji Business Council today.

Last year two-way trade between New Zealand and Fiji totalled $434 million, with New Zealand exports to Fiji accounting for $363 million, and imports from Fiji worth $71 million.