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Greens: 30 More Houses Won't Fix NZ Housing Crisis

Greens: 30 More Houses Won't Fix NZ Housing Crisis

The Government's plan to provide deferred loans for 30 parcels of lands will not address New Zealand's affordable housing crisis, said the Green Party today.

Racing Minister Delivers Warning To Industry

Racing Minister Delivers Warning To Industry

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - Greater integrity within the racing industry is needed if it is to turn around a decline in wagering and participation, says Racing Minister John Carter.

Racing Industry Must Address Integrity

Racing Industry Must Address Integrity

Integrity issues in the racing industry must be addressed in a professional and independent way, Racing Minister John Carter said today in a speech at the Judicial Control Authority for Racing conference.

"There must be no suggestions of cronyism," Mr Carter said.

Wellington Lawyer To Contest Wairarapa For Labour

Wellington Lawyer To Contest Wairarapa For Labour

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - Wellington-based lawyer Michael Bott has been chosen as the Labour Party candidate for the Wairarapa seat in next year's election.

Local Election Results Pleasing For Greens

Local Election Results Pleasing For Greens

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - The Green Party is buoyant following local body election results in Auckland and Wellington, sensing its wishes for better public transport are about to get a boost.

Gateway To Improve Housing Affordability

Housing Minister Phil Heatley has today launched a new programme which will make it easier for first-time buyers and those on lower incomes to build or purchase their own homes.

Gateway Housing Assistance allows purchasers to build or buy a property but defer payment on the land.

Japan/NZ Business Forum To Meet In Tokyo In May

Japan/NZ Business Forum To Meet In Tokyo In May

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - Senior government and business leaders from Japan and New Zealand will gather at the third Japan New Zealand Partnership Forum in Tokyo on May 11-12.

Local Govt Voters Choose Green Transport

Local Govt Voters Choose Green Transport

New Zealanders cast a clear vote for better buses, trains, walking and cycling in the local body elections, said the Green Party today.

TVNZ Ratings Focus Responsible For Henry Debacle

TVNZ Ratings Focus Responsible For Henry Debacle

TVNZ should look its soon to be dumped Charter for guidance in its review of its news and current affairs editorial policies, Green Party broadcasting spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today.

Greens Call On Government To Congratulate Chinese Nobel Laureate

Green MP Keith Locke is asking John Key to offer his congratulations to the imprisoned Chinese democrat Liu Xiaobo for winning this year's Nobel Peace Prize.