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TVNZ's Suspension Of Paul Henry Appropriate But Where Is The PM?

TVNZ's Suspension Of Paul Henry Appropriate But Where Is The PM?

Labour Leader Phil Goff says TVNZ has made the right decision by taking action against Breakfast host Paul Henry in response to his offensive comments about Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand.

Labour Moves To Protect Community Housing Organisations

Labour Moves To Protect Community Housing Organisations

Labour Housing spokesperson Moana Mackey has drafted a members bill which would amend the Charities Act 2005 to include the provision of affordable housing.

Treasury Suggests Shifting Some Beneficaries Onto The Dole

Treasury Suggests Shifting Some Beneficaries Onto The Dole

Wellington, Oct 5 NZPA - Sickness and invalid beneficiaries capable of doing some sort of work could be shifted onto the unemployment benefit, suggests Treasury in a report to the government-appointed Welfare Working Group (WWG).

Dalziel: Name Suppression Rules Need To Be Tougher

Dalziel: Name Suppression Rules Need To Be Tougher

Labour believes rules around name suppression need to be consistent and tougher, says Labour Justice spokesperson Lianne Dalziel.

"If the rules aren't consistent, it undermines confidence in the justice system," Lianne Dalziel said.

Goff: Government Fails To Provide Economic Leadership

John Key and Bill English are failing hard-working New Zealanders with more proof our economy is in reverse, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.

Paul Henry

"Absolutely disgraceful and unacceptable" was the reaction today of Jim Anderton, M P for Wigram and Leader of the Progressive Party, to the questions asked of Prime Minister John Key by broadcaster Paul Henry regarding the credentials of the Governor General, Sir Anand Satyanand.

Cunliffe: Recovery Stalled --- Business Activity Crashes

Cunliffe: Recovery Stalled --- Business Activity Crashes

Today's NZIER Survey of Business Option shows the New Zealand economy in reverse, with a collapse of business activity showing the 'recovery' has stalled, says Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe.

Treasury Finds Greatest Opportunity For Reform With DPB

Treasury Finds Greatest Opportunity For Reform With DPB

A Treasury report prepared for the Welfare Working Group has correctly identified that the greatest opportunity for welfare reform lies with the Domestic Purposes Benefit, says welfare commentator Lindsay Mitchell.

Henry Suspended For Nearly 2 Weeks, Unions Demand Sacking

Henry Suspended For Nearly 2 Weeks, Unions Demand Sacking

Wellington, Oct 5 NZPA - TVNZ has suspended Breakfast presenter Paul Henry without pay until October 18 following his comments about the Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand on yesterday morning's show.

Name Suppression Proposals Signed Off Today

Name Suppression Proposals Signed Off Today

Wellington, Oct 5 NZPA - New legislation just approved by Cabinet and with the support of the Opposition will make it harder to get name suppression and introduces harsher penalties for breaches.