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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.

Burns: Better Rules, Not Less Democracy, Best Way Forward For Canterbury Water

Burns: Better Rules, Not Less Democracy, Best Way Forward For Canterbury Water

Canterbury water management would be better served by enforcing tougher, new environmental requirements than by passing responsibility to a new tier of un-elected local government, says Labour's water spokesman Brendon Burns.

Is Government Slash And Burn Necessary?

Today's better than forecast deficit numbers beg the question - is all this slash and burn necessary from Bill English?

Industry Welcomes Government Response To CMD Task Force Report

Industry Welcomes Government Response To CMD Task Force Report

"The Government response to the Capital Markets Development Task Force report is welcomed by the Investment Savings and Insurance Association (ISI) as an important step in the right direction. The appointment of the Hon.

Goff: Where's The Party At John?

Goff: Where's The Party At John?

The failure of the Government to secure agreement to transform Auckland's waterfront into "party central" for the 2011 Rugby World Cup proves National's handing of preparations is a shambles, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.

Anderton: Kiwibank Stays In Kiwi Market - And Makes A Profit

Anderton: Kiwibank Stays In Kiwi Market - And Makes A Profit

Kiwibank has made a profit during the worst recession in decades by staying in the New Zealand market and refusing to gamble on overseas currencies like the big Australian banks, says MP for Wigram and Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton.

Minister: Time To Rebuild Neglected SFO

Minister: Time To Rebuild Neglected SFO

The Minister Responsible for the Serious Fraud Office, Judith Collins, today said it is crucial the SFO rebuilds its capabilities after years of political neglect.

Speech: Judith Collins - Address To Trans-tasman Business Circle

Address to Trans-Tasman Business Circle

Heritage Hotel, Auckland

19 February, 12pm

Good afternoon. Thank you for inviting me to join you today.

New Zealanders Can Be Proud Of Role Played In Cluster Bomb Ban

Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Georgina te Heuheu says New Zealanders should be proud of the role New Zealand played in the international banning of cluster bombs.

Time To Save Radio New Zealand

Time To Save Radio New Zealand

It's time to save Radio New Zealand before the Tory vultures swallow it whole.