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PM Favours Fast Growth Ahead Of Balanced Growth

PM Favours Fast Growth Ahead Of Balanced Growth

Canterbury people should be worried about comments by Prime Minister John Key in relation to allocating water in the province without genuine community involvement, says Labour's water spokesman Brendon Burns.

Minister Says 111 Calls Must Get Through

The Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Steven Joyce, says ensuring 111 calls made from mobile telephone networks get through is vital.

ACC For Criminal Acts Misguided

ACC For Criminal Acts Misguided

Removing ACC lump sums, income compensation and non-essential rehabilitation from those who commit crimes is common sense, ACC Minister Nick Smith says.

Joyce Not Fighting For XT Customers

Joyce Not Fighting For XT Customers

Telecom boss Paul Reynolds has exposed Steven Joyce's lack understanding of the anger or frustration XT customers are experiencing, Labour's Communications spokesperson Clare Curran said today.

Tau Henare Welcomes Privacy In Union Voting

National MP Tau Henare welcomed the drawing of his Private Member's Bill from the ballot today. The Employment Relations (Workers Secret Ballot for Strikes) Bill would require unions to hold a secret ballot for their members when voting on strike action.

Notice Of Motion: Reappointment Of Beverley Wakem As Chief Ombudsman : Rahui Katene

Notice Of Motion: Reappointment Of Beverley Wakem As Chief Ombudsman : Rahui Katene

That pursuant to section 3 and 5 (2) of the Ombudsmen Act 1975, this House Recommend His Excellency the Governor General reappoint Ms Beverley Anne Wakem of Wellington as an Ombudsman and as Chief Ombudsman with effect from 1 March 2010

Rodney Hide: Speech To 10th Annual Competition Law And Regulation Review Conference

Rodney Hide: Speech To 10th Annual Competition Law And Regulation Review Conference

Good afternoon and thank you for the opportunity to address you today.

Today I will outline my view of the current regulatory environment and explain how I think the Regulatory Responsibility Bill will impact on that environment. But first some context.

Twyford: West Aucklanders Sound Alarm On Waitakeres

Twyford: West Aucklanders Sound Alarm On Waitakeres

West Aucklanders rang alarm bells about the future of the Waitakere Ranges at today's Auckland Governance Select Committee hearing public submissions on the third super city bill, says Labour Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

City Vision-Labour: Bad Look For John Banks' Campaign

City Vision-Labour: Bad Look For John Banks' Campaign

City Vision-Labour leader Councillor Richard Northey has said it's a bad look for Auckland City Mayor John Banks' media campaign apparently to be largely run out the offices of Huljich Wealth Management.

Speech Notes: Murray McCully - Ministerial Statement To The House On Fiji

Speech Notes: Murray McCully - Ministerial Statement To The House On Fiji

Mr Speaker, I wish to take a brief opportunity to update the House on recent developments in New Zealand's relationship with Fiji.