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Govt Looks To Boost Freight Productivity

Transport Minister Steven Joyce says a proposal to allow road transport operators to carry heavier loads, by permit, on specified routes would create a "win - win" situation for the economy and the travelling public.

Senior Labour Mp Says Referendum Not Confusing

Family First NZ is welcoming comments by a senior Labour MP that the Referendum wording is not confusing.

Ratepayers Pay Water Costs For Those Who Benefit

Ratepayers Pay Water Costs For Those Who Benefit

Environment Canterbury rates in Christchurch this week rise by nearly 8 percent more than needed because farmers and other major water users aren't being directly charged a single dollar for water management, says Labour water quality spokesman Brendon Burns.

Japanese Whaling

Japanese Whaling

Recently a New Zealand Government Minister was quoted as saying they (the Government) don’t have a legal opinion on the issue of Japanese whaling. Well here’s a start...
 

Public Consultation For 2020 Target Announced

Public Consultation For 2020 Target Announced

The Government today announced it would be holding public meetings, meetings with business groups, and hui on New Zealand's 2020 greenhouse gas emissions target next month.

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.