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Ardern Excited By Auckland Central Challenge

Ardern Excited By Auckland Central Challenge

Labour MP Jacinda Ardern, confirmed today as Labour's candidate in Auckland Central electorate, says she is eagerly anticipating contesting the seat next election.

Speech: Whanganui River Institute Annual Conference On Sustainable Economic Development

Speech: Whanganui River Institute Annual Conference On Sustainable Economic Development

Whanganui River Institute Annual Conference on Sustainable Economic Development

Alexander Library, Queens Park, Whanganui

Friday 26 February 2010; 2pm

Hon Tariana Turia, MP for Te Tai Hauauru

Tax Money Go-Round Kicks Off Today

Tax Money Go-Round Kicks Off Today

Prime Minister John Key's money go round to pay for tax cuts for the top 10 per cent of income earners began today in Auckland, says Labour Leader Phil Goff.

EMA: Proposals For, And Powers Of Auckland's Local Boards Still Too Vague, Uncertain

EMA: Proposals For, And Powers Of Auckland's Local Boards Still Too Vague, Uncertain

Key aspects of how Auckland's new Local Boards will interact with the Auckland Council are still too vague and uncertain, the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern) says.

NORML To Collins: Restore Respect For Police By Ending Cannabis Prohibition

NORML To Collins: Restore Respect For Police By Ending Cannabis Prohibition

NORML President Phil Saxby today called on Police Minister Judith Collins to restore public respect for law enforcement by calling an armistice in this country's prolonged "war on drugs".

Govt Consulting On Tree Weed Exemption

Govt Consulting On Tree Weed Exemption

Minister for Climate Change Issues Nick Smith today announced the Government's proposed regulations for allowing the clearance of some tree weeds without penalty under the Emissions Trading Scheme.

Speech: John Key - Address To North Shore Grey Power

Speech: John Key - Address To North Shore Grey Power

Thank you for inviting me to speak here on the North Shore.

I'd like to start by acknowledging the huge contribution older people make to society in every walk of life: as grandparents, friends, colleagues and as mentors to the younger generations.

Super Payments Will Rise Under Tax Changes

Super Payments Will Rise Under Tax Changes

New Zealand Superannuation payments will immediately rise in two separate ways if the Government decides to increase GST, Prime Minister John Key says.

Local Boards Will Choose The Colour Of The Carpet, Says Labour

The Government has failed again to deliver on its promise to empower local boards in the Auckland super city, says Labour's Spokesperson on Auckland Issues, Phil Twyford.

Taking The "Local" Out Of Local Government

Taking The "Local" Out Of Local Government

The Auckland Transition Agency (ATA) is taking the "local" out of local government, the Green Party said today.

Today the ATA released a discussion document about local boards, but with no detail about their roles and responsibilities