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Enhancing Victims' Rights

A consultation document on victims' rights in the criminal justice system has been released for further input from the public, Justice Minister Simon Power said today.

Bill English Decisions On Super And ACC Continue To Be Short-Sighted

Bill English Decisions On Super And ACC Continue To Be Short-Sighted

Continuing strong investment performances by the New Zealand Superannuation Fund and ACC prove yet again how short-sighted Government policies are, says Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe.

Council's Port Safety Concerns Justified - OSH

Council's Port Safety Concerns Justified - OSH

Mayor Michael Laws today said that council's concerns over safety issues at Wanganui's Port "were completely justified".

Lower Company Profits Impact Crown Accounts

The fiscal challenges facing the Government as the economy comes out of recession are again highlighted in the Crown's financial statements for the four months to 31 October, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Government Leaves Aucklanders In Dark Over Local Boards

Government Leaves Aucklanders In Dark Over Local Boards

The Government's third super city bill leaves Aucklanders in the dark over the power of local boards, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Flavell Commends Wahine Toa For Ticket To Practice Law

Maori Party MP for Waiariki Te Ururoa Flavell is praising a young Te Arawa mother and Maori martial arts student who will be admitted to the bar today.

Family First: Families Warned Pillow Fight May Be Assault

Family First: Families Warned Pillow Fight May Be Assault

Family First NZ says that a decision to drag an uncle through court for having a pillow fight with his nephew is an example of the 'discretion' test failing and laws such as the anti-smacking law effectively targeting good parents.

Sharples: Maori Board Will Have Influence

Sharples: Maori Board Will Have Influence

An independent statutory board to promote issues of importance to tangata whenua and Maori is absolutely essential for tangata whenua to be involved in the Auckland Council as Treaty partners, says the Minister of Maori Affairs, Dr Pita Sharples.

Newman: Local Government Water Price-Gouging Days Are Limited

Newman: Local Government Water Price-Gouging Days Are Limited

The decision to deny the local government sector in Auckland the ability to hike water and wastewater prices for the purpose of extracting a dividend has been welcomed by a Manukau City councillor.

Goff: John Key Is Wasting Half A Million Dollars To Keep His Mate In A Job

Goff: John Key Is Wasting Half A Million Dollars To Keep His Mate In A Job

Labour Leader Phil Goff today called on Prime Minister John Key to save New Zealand hundreds of thousands of dollars by disbanding the Don Brash-led 2025 Taskforce Mr Key set up with Act.