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Greens: Step Change Is A Step Backwards

Greens: Step Change Is A Step Backwards

The "Step Change" report on Education misses the point that the only real way to lift educational performance is to address underlying inequality, the Green Party said today.

NZCIA: Proposed Financial Reporting Regime Offers Significant Advantages

NZCIA: Proposed Financial Reporting Regime Offers Significant Advantages

"The proposals from the Government to simplify New Zealand's financial reporting regime will improve the targeting of financial reports to the needs of external users," Terry McLaughlin, Chief Executive, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) said today.

Davis: More Education Required For Freedom Campers

Davis: More Education Required For Freedom Campers

Labour Tourism Spokesperson Kelvin Davis supports calls from the Tourism Industry Association for local government to do more to educate freedom campers as to what practices are acceptable to avoid a negative impact on community wellbeing and the environment.

PSA Opposes Unlimited Election Spending By Third Parties

PSA Opposes Unlimited Election Spending By Third Parties

The Public Service Association says the government's plan to allow third parties to spend as much as they want on election campaigns leaves the door open for wealthy groups to try and buy an election result.

Shearer: Where Is The Step Change For R&D?

Shearer: Where Is The Step Change For R&D?

National must show it is committed to Research and Development in May's Budget, Labour's Research Science and Technology spokesperson David Shearer said today.

Changes For Financial Advisers Pass First Reading

Changes For Financial Advisers Pass First Reading

A bill that simplifies the implementation of the Financial Advisers Act and reduces costs while encouraging public confidence in the industry passed its first reading in Parliament last night.

NZ - India Relations Strengthened By Visit

NZ - India Relations Strengthened By Visit

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed Rahul Gandhi to New Zealand today, saying the longstanding and friendly ties between the two countries have taken another step forward with his visit.

Prime Ministers Debate - Hone Harawira

Prime Ministers Debate

Hone Harawira, Maori Party Member of Parliament for Te Tai Tokerau

Tuesday 16 February 2010; 3.40pm

Ardern: Let's Tackle The Youth Court "wake Up Call"

Labour Youth Affairs spokesperson Jacinda Ardern is calling on the National Government to tackle the real issues highlighted by a study of Youth Court reoffending.

Davis: Kaitiakitanga In Tourism Now A Joke

Davis: Kaitiakitanga In Tourism Now A Joke

The Government's decision to mine New Zealand's national parks makes a mockery of the Ministry of Tourism's guiding principle of 'kaitiakitanga', says Labour's Tourism and Associate Maori Affairs spokesperson Kelvin Davis.