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Greens: Banks Should "Share The Love"

Greens: Banks Should "Share The Love"

29 January 2009 - The Green Party is applauding Kiwibank's decision to pass interest rate cuts from today's easing of the Official Cash Rate on to small business owners, farmers and home owners.

Family First: Minister Not Commission Should Represent Family & Children

Family First: Minister Not Commission Should Represent Family & Children

28 January 2009 - Family First NZ is questioning why the National-led government is advertising for a new Children's Commissioner with the upcoming retirement of Dr Cindy Kiro.

Greens: Fonterra Needs To Release Minutes, Say Greens

Greens: Fonterra Needs To Release Minutes, Say Greens

28 January 2009 - Green Party MP Sue Kedgley today called on Fonterra to help set the record straight on the Chinese milk contamination scandal.

Hughes: Joyce Lifts One Of National's "Seven Veils"

Hughes: Joyce Lifts One Of National's "Seven Veils"

28 January 2009 - Labour transport spokesperson Darren Hughes says Transport Minister Steven Joyce has wittingly or unwittingly lifted one of National's secret "seven veils" in terms of how it will fund new roading infrastructure projects.

Cunliffe: Economic Plan More Important Now Than Ever

Cunliffe: Economic Plan More Important Now Than Ever

28 January 2009 - Labour Party finance spokesperson David Cunliffe says his thoughts are with dairy farmers and communities hit by today's announcement of reduced payouts by Fonterra.

Jones: Shane Jones Says English Should Look At Call For Wider Central-local Government Partnership

Jones: Shane Jones Says English Should Look At Call For Wider Central-local Government Partnership

28 January 2009 - Labour local government spokesperson Shane Jones says the Government should investigate the call by former Papakura Mayor John Robertson to set up a Crown fund to stimulate local government infrastructure projects during the economic downturn.

Te Heuheu: Pacific Youth Told Education Path To Prosperity

Te Heuheu: Pacific Youth Told Education Path To Prosperity

28 January 2009 - Pacific youth are an important part of the skilled workforce of tomorrow but the 'yes' decisions have to be made today.

Greens: Pay Freeze Will Only Intensify Recession

Greens: Pay Freeze Will Only Intensify Recession

28 January 2009 - A freeze on the minimum wage is the last thing our economy needs.

Calls by Business New Zealand for a nil minimum wage increase this year fly in the face of National's plans to pull our economy out of recession, Green Party Employment Spokesperson Sue Bradford says.

English: English Visits Australia To Discuss Global Economy, CER Progress

English: English Visits Australia To Discuss Global Economy, CER Progress

28 JANUARY 2009 - Finance Minister Bill English will visit Australia next week to discuss global financial developments and closer economic relations issues with senior politicians, central bank officials and business leaders.

Bringing the Wind

Bringing the Wind

With wind power firmly on the agenda for many council and national meetings, hearings and investigations it is important for us to understand its potential.