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Maori Party Makes Gains In ETS Negotiations

Maori Party Makes Gains In ETS Negotiations

The Maori Party is pleased to have reached significant and meaningful progress with the Government on the Emissions Trading Scheme, particularly for whanau on low-incomes and iwi with major interests in forestry, farming and fisheries.

Wilkinson: MPs Salaries To Reflect Economic Conditions

Wilkinson: MPs Salaries To Reflect Economic Conditions

The Remuneration Authority will be required to take into account adverse economic conditions when setting MPs salaries under a new Government Bill, says Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson.

Twyford: Key Must Put An End To Boundary Nonsense Now

Twyford: Key Must Put An End To Boundary Nonsense Now

Prime Minister John Key needs to reverse his Government's divisive plans to carve up Auckland and he needs to do it immediately, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Sharples: New Chairperson For The Waitangi Tribunal

The Minister of Māori Affairs, Hon Dr Pita Sharples, today announced the appointment of Chief Judge Wilson Whare Isaac of the Māori Land Court as the Chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal for a term of five years.

English: New Zealand Can Do Better Than Muddle Through

English: New Zealand Can Do Better Than Muddle Through

The real risk for New Zealand as it emerges from recession is that it reverts to the mediocre economic performance that has marked much of its recent past, Finance Minister Bill English said today.

Family First: Correction Should Follow Labour Apology

Family First: Correction Should Follow Labour Apology

Family First NZ is welcoming the apology by Phil Goff for the anti-smacking law and is asking that they make good their apology by supporting an amendment to the law.

English: Goff's Reckless Borrow And Hope Stuck In The Past

English: Goff's Reckless Borrow And Hope Stuck In The Past

Labour might claim it has undergone a facelift since the election, but no amount of cosmetic surgery can hide the fact that its reckless economic policies are stuck in the past, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Q+A's Guyon Espiner Interviews Labour Leader, Phil Goff

Q+A's Guyon Espiner Interviews Labour Leader, Phil Goff

Points of interest:

- The Electoral Finance Act and looking into Key's finances in the election campaign were "mistakes we stopped listening"

- Goff promises no income tax rise under Labour, but "would look at" a capital gains tax

Q+A's Paul Holmes Interviews Progressive Party Leader, Jim Anderton

Q+A's Paul Holmes Interviews Progressive Party Leader, Jim Anderton

Points of interest:

- Progressives will stand electorate candidates in 2011 but not list candidates

- Progressives are "good neighbours" to Labour, but will remain distinct

Maori Party: Are Labour's Maori MP's Misleading Or Misled?

Maori Party: Are Labour's Maori MP's Misleading Or Misled?

Labour's stance on amending the Resource Management Act is contradictory, confused and confusing, says the Maori Party's environment spokesperson Rahui Katene.