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Chauvel: National Bid To Cover Up Massive ETS Costs Exposed

Chauvel: National Bid To Cover Up Massive ETS Costs Exposed

New documents released yesterday show the Government has been trying to cover up a multi-billion dollar extra cost to taxpayers because of its plans to subsidise major greenhouse gas polluting companies, says Labour climate change issues spokesperson Charles Chauvel.

Labour Wishes Sue Bradford Well

Labour Wishes Sue Bradford Well

Parliament is losing a strong and passionate advocate for low income workers, unemployed people, beneficiaries and other people who might get a raw deal, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.

Government's 'No Ears' Inappropriate During Deaf Awareness Week

Government's 'No Ears' Inappropriate During Deaf Awareness Week

As Deaf Awareness Week draws to a close, the Government's refusal to reconcile community claims that NZ Sign and other language learning courses for deaf people will be axed despite its assertions to the contrary is just not good enough, says Labour's Disabilities Issues spokesperson Lynne Pillay

Poroporoaki: Tikirau Stevens

Tariana Turia today farewelled Tuhoe elder and a leader of Maori rongoa Tikirau Stevens who passed away today.

New Zealand To Support Pacific In Pacer Plus Negotiations

New Zealand will contribute $NZ1.95 million toward the establishment of the Office of Chief Trade Advisor (OCTA) to support Forum Island Countries' preparations for and participation in PACER Plus.

Limit On House Retrofits Threatens Small Businesses

Limit On House Retrofits Threatens Small Businesses

The government's decision to cap the number of houses heating and insulation firms can fit out under the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart scheme is putting undue pressure on small businesses already struggling in the current economic climate, Labour's Associate Energy Spokesperson Chris Hipkins sa

Sir Howard - A True Son Of New Zealand

Sir Howard - A True Son Of New Zealand

With the passing of Sir Howard Morrison, New Zealand has lost one of its most ardent and true sons and one of its most influential leaders, Associate Minister of Māori Affairs Georgina te Heuheu said today.

Families Commission Study Ignores Important Issues

Families Commission Study Ignores Important Issues

Family First NZ is labelling a Families Commission report on gay and lesbian parenting as unnecessary and simply advocacy research which is a complete waste of taxpayer money.

Anti-Money Laundering Bill Passes Second Reading

Anti-Money Laundering Bill Passes Second Reading

A bill that enhances measures to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism passed its second reading in Parliament today.

Chauvel: Nats Approach To ETS Shambolic From Start To End

Chauvel: Nats Approach To ETS Shambolic From Start To End

National's muddled approach to climate change has hampered progress towards an effective and durable ETS for nine months, and its inferior version of the scheme will cost the Kiwi taxpayer dearly, Labour's climate change spokesperson Charles Chauvel says.