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Beaumont: Govt Must Take Harder Line On 'Clothing Trucks'

The Government needs to ensure a harder line is taken against mobile clothing trucks after renewed concerns they are "financially trapping" hundreds of vulnerable families, says Labour's Consumer Affairs spokesperson Carol Beaumont.

Maori Party Demands Maori Reps On Polytechs

The Maori Party today submitted a Supplementary Order Paper to the Education (Polytechnics) Amendment Bill, seeking a guarantee of Maori representation on Polytech councils.

Transmission Gully Decision Applauded But Long Overdue

Kiwi Party leader Larry Baldock welcomed the announcement today by the Minister of Transport that Transmission Gully would finally get the go ahead. For many years it has been the only logical solution to the Capital City's access problems.

Anderton: Mayor Andrew Williams Is Being Given An Unfair Drubbing

Mayor Andrew Williams is being given an unfair drubbing by the John Key's media cheer squad, Jim Anderton said today.

Davis: Minister Invites Civil Disobedience

Moves to silence teachers and principals from criticising the Minister of Education and Anne Tolley's threat to sack boards of trustees who allow staff to boycott the National Standards are like a red rag to a bull, says Kelvin Davis.

Research Partners Announce Release Of Report Into The Children Of Prisoners

The community organisation PILLARS, and the research company Network Research, have collaborated on the first year of a major research study into the children of prisoners.

Government Action Needed To Avoid Jobless Growth

Government Action Needed To Avoid Jobless Growth

Though the Minister of Finance says we have "been through the worst", the Government's Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update forecasts unemployment rising to 7 percent in the next 3 months, falling only marginally (to 6.9 percent) in 2011 and still at 6.0 percent in 2012, said CTU Econom

King: Government Axes Family Violence Initiatives

King: Government Axes Family Violence Initiatives

The Government today appeared to confirm it is axing two widely heralded family violence initiatives, which is a pretty tragic Christmas present for victims and those working to reduce violence in our homes, says Labour Social Development spokesperson Annette King.

Roy: Transmission Gully A Victory For Wellington

Roy: Transmission Gully A Victory For Wellington

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader and Wellington-based MP Heather Roy today congratulated Transport Minister Steven Joyce for doing what his predecessors would not: listening to the public and taking action on the long-awaited and controversial Transmission Gully.

Simultaneous Interpretation Of Parliament Into Maori

Simultaneous Interpretation Of Parliament Into Maori

Maori Party Co-leader Dr Pita Sharples today asked the Speaker for details about how Parliamentary proceedings would be translated into Maori in real time, starting next year.