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MP Intervention Keeps Petrol Pumping

MP Intervention Keeps Petrol Pumping

26 June 2009 - Chevron New Zealand will defer the temporary closure of Caltex Kaikohe until Friday September 4, following the intervention of Northland MP John Carter to ensure the company had access to regional environmental data that allowed a more detailed risk assessment to be made.

Export Sector Where Jobs, Growth Will Come

Export Sector Where Jobs, Growth Will Come

26 June 2009 - Structural imbalances that have become a handbrake on the economy are laid bare in gross domestic product data for the March quarter issued today, Finance Minister Bill English says.

National War Memorial Park Scrapping A 'Disgrace'

National War Memorial Park Scrapping A 'Disgrace'

26 June 2009 - The Government's decision to stop the development of the National War Memorial Parkl is a disgrace, says Labour's veterans affairs spokesperson Rick Barker.

Minister In Denial Over R&D

Minister In Denial Over R&D

Wayne Mapp's claim that his government's axing of Labour's R&D tax credit has not put New Zealand at a competitive disadvantage compared to Australia shows how out of the touch the Government is, says Labour's Spokesperson for Research & Development, Science & Technology, Moana Mackey

Lazy And Uncaring Minister Fudges Questions

Lazy And Uncaring Minister Fudges Questions

Labour's Associate Spokesperson for Labour Darien Fenton says that Kate Wilkinson's comments at the estimates of Vote Labour at Select Committee this morning shows a lazy and uncaring attitude to her portfolio.

Government Can Make Smart Meters Live Up To Their Name - Labour

Government Can Make Smart Meters Live Up To Their Name - Labour

The Government needs to set standards for smart meters, so that those meters can live up to their name, says Labour's Energy Spokesperson Charles Chauvel.

Gerry's Streams Now Looking Like Dry River Beds

Gerry's Streams Now Looking Like Dry River Beds

Some of Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee's six workstreams from the Jobs Summit are looking more like dry river beds as work on them slows to a trickle, says Labour economic development spokesperson Shane Jones.

Policy Stands The Test Of Time

Bereft of angles to attack the government's announcement that state house tenants will have the opportunity to buy the homes they're living in - such is the policy's commonsense - Labour has gotten itself in a frightful tangle trying to oppose it, says Housing Minister Phil Heatley.

Trainee Numbers Hold Up Despite Downturn

Trainee Numbers Hold Up Despite Downturn

A small rise in industry trainee and modern apprenticeship numbers is a welcome sign that employers remain committed to training despite the economic downturn, Tertiary Education Minister Anne Tolley said today.

Government Welcomes Budget Papers Release

Finance Minister Bill English has welcomed Treasury's release of official papers and advice from Budget 2009.