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Smith: Minister Welcomes Consultation On Methyl Bromide

Smith: Minister Welcomes Consultation On Methyl Bromide

Minister for the Environment Nick Smith today welcomed the decision by Environmental Risk Management Authority New Zealand (ERMA) to seek public submissions on its reassessment of fumigant methyl bromide.

Bennett: Mainstream Awards Celebrate Good Employers

Bennett: Mainstream Awards Celebrate Good Employers

Employers in the state sector have been recognised today for going the extra mile for staff with significant disabilities.

Mackey: Government Missing In Action On Affordable Housing

Mackey: Government Missing In Action On Affordable Housing

Housing New Zealand's admission that it has been directed not to promote the shared equity scheme is yet further evidence that this Government is doing nothing to help struggling Kiwi families into home ownership, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Moana Mackey.

English: Super Portability Included In November Tax Bill

English: Super Portability Included In November Tax Bill

Legislation allowing New Zealanders returning home from Australia to bring their retirement savings with them will be introduced to Parliament in about two weeks, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Cunliffe: Unemployment Statistics A Damning Indictment Of National's 'Hands-off' Approach

Cunliffe: Unemployment Statistics A Damning Indictment Of National's 'Hands-off' Approach

Today's Household Labour Force Survey statistics provide a damning indictment of the Government's hands-off approach to helping hard-working New Zealanders keep their jobs, says Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe.

Parker: Taxpayers Can't Afford To Pay For ACC's Political Propaganda

Parker: Taxpayers Can't Afford To Pay For ACC's Political Propaganda

Taxpayer money is being scandalously wasted on newspaper ads that don't tell the real story about the reasons behind huge ACC fee rises, Labour's ACC spokesperson David Parker says.

More Kiwis Struggling Because National Has No Plan

More Kiwis Struggling Because National Has No Plan

The reality of the unemployment figures released today is that there is a lot of hurt and struggle for tens of thousands of Kiwi families, Labour Deputy Leader Annette King said today.

Collins: Minister Opens National Park Police Station

A new police station at National Park will be an important link in the protective cordon around the Central Plateau, Police Minister Judith Collins said.

Ms Collins joined Police and members of the community at National Park today at the opening of the $195,000 station.

Finlayson: Temporary Associate Judge Appointed

Roger Murray Bell has been appointed as a temporary Associate Judge of the High Court for a period of 12 months, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Fire Hide And Help Keep Kiwis In Jobs

Fire Hide And Help Keep Kiwis In Jobs

National must start investing in job creation rather than following the extremist job slashing policies of their coalition partner ACT, Green Party Co-Leader Metiria Turei said today.