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Forced Amalgamation Not What Wellington Needs

The Auckland SuperCity fiasco shows exactly why Wellington should not go down the road of forced amalgamation, Wellington Green MP Sue Kedgley said today.

Dole Queues To Double As Government Does Nothing But Cut Training And Employment Initiatives

The Government today confirmed unemployment numbers are projected to double to at least 90,000, at the same time as it is slashing training and employment initiatives, say Labour MPs Ruth Dyson and Maryan Street.

$100 Million Trade Credit Support For Exporters

$100 Million Trade Credit Support For Exporters

The Government is extending its short-term trade credit insurance guarantee for exporters by $100 million, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Meat Sector Looks To A Brighter Future

Agriculture Minister David Carter has told an audience of meat sector representatives that industry players and farmers need to work together to improve the sector.

Government To Inject $30m Into Public Trust

The Government has agreed to make a capital injection of $30 million to bolster Public Trust's capital base, Finance Minister Bill English and Justice Minister Simon Power announced today.

Government Commits $5 Million For Flood Protection Work In Whakatane District

Government Commits $5 Million For Flood Protection Work In Whakatane District

24 June 2009 - The Government will contribute $5 million to reduce flood risk in the Whakatane District.

Respond To Challenge, Sharples Tells Universities

Respond To Challenge, Sharples Tells Universities

Maori Affairs and Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples strongly reiterated his challenge to universities, to consider how they might help to overcome systemic disadvantage to Maori in tertiary education.

Broadband Delays Starting To Look Like "Backsliding'

Broadband Delays Starting To Look Like "Backsliding'

The rollout of broadband to New Zealand homes was a central promise in National's election campaign, but seven months after the election the Government is deferring further announcements for another two months, says Labour communications and IT spokesperson Clare Curran.

Labour MPs Should Be Ashamed

Labour MPs Should Be Ashamed

"It is absolutely amazing that the Labour Party MPs have the temerity to shout the words 'sell out' across the floor of the debating chamber given their poor record in government," Tariana Turia says.

Key Not Doing Enough To Keep Kiwis In Work

Key Not Doing Enough To Keep Kiwis In Work

John Key's admission that unemployment numbers are worse than forecast is further evidence that his Government is not taking the urgent action needed to protect Kiwi jobs, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.