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Inaugural Winter Games Given $1 Million Boost

Inaugural Winter Games Given $1 Million Boost

Prime Minister and Tourism Minister, John Key has today announced that the Government will invest $1 million in this year's inaugural Winter Games.

Minister Shocked At Building Collapse

Minister Shocked At Building Collapse

He mate tangata, he whanau pani.

"Kei te tangi te ngakau ki nga tangata tokorua kua whara kia mate. E hoa ma, e nga kaiawhina i te iwi kainga o te marae o Manurewa, haere, haere, haere ki te Po.

GDP Figures Show Business Is Hurting

GDP Figures Show Business Is Hurting

The Government must take much more urgent action, following the release of the latest GDP figures, to help businesses struggling with the effects of the current downturn, Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe said today.

Labour Welcomes Signals Of Government Backdown

Labour Welcomes Signals Of Government Backdown

Labour is welcoming signs the Government is slowly beginning to accept key aspects of its flawed Super City plans must be revisited, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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.