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Finlayson: National Hui To Progress Treaty Settlement Goal

Finlayson: National Hui To Progress Treaty Settlement Goal

3 April 2009 - A hui of iwi leaders and the Crown will begin the dialogue on the best ways to meet the government's goal of completing the settlement of all historical claims under the Treaty of Waitangi by 2014.

Greens: Time To Crack Down On The Aussie Banks

Greens: Time To Crack Down On The Aussie Banks

3 April 2009 - The Green Party has called on the Government to broker a better deal for Kiwi businesses, workers and home-owners from the big Australian-owned banks following a critical report from the Finance and Expenditure Committee yesterday.

Power: Legal Aid Bill Helps Victims Of Crime

Power: Legal Aid Bill Helps Victims Of Crime

3 April 2009 - A bill that ensures victims of crime have financial support to attend coronial inquests and Parole Board hearings received its first reading in Parliament last night.

Bradford: Stop Paying Doctors To Push People Off Acc

Bradford: Stop Paying Doctors To Push People Off Acc

The Green Party wants Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) to stop paying doctors to push people off ACC.

Turei: Maori Justice System Solution Proposed

Turei: Maori Justice System Solution Proposed

A parallel Maori justice system will be proposed by Green Party Law and Order/Maori Affairs Spokesperson Metiria Turei at tomorrow's Crime Summit.

Slashing Of TEC Jobs A False Economy

Slashing Of TEC Jobs A False Economy

Today's confirmation that 70 jobs are to be cut from the Tertiary Education Commission represents a backwards step in the drive to upskill New Zealanders,

says Labour's Tertiary Education spokesperson Maryan Street.

Burns: Sixty Years More In The Cold Under National's Policy

Burns: Sixty Years More In The Cold Under National's Policy

A Parliamentary committee was told today it would take 60 years to insulate the rest of New Zealand homes if there is no increase in funding.

Power: Government Closes Loopholes In Child-Sex Law

Power: Government Closes Loopholes In Child-Sex Law

The Government today closed two potential loopholes surrounding the release of serious child-sex offenders.

Hodgson: Murkiness Remains Over Richard Worth's Business Interests

Hodgson: Murkiness Remains Over Richard Worth's Business Interests

Internal Affairs Richard Worth's self-inflicted misery continues after it was revealed today that he has a shareholding in yet another Indian-focused company despite assuring the media yesterday that 'I have resigned from everything, absolutely everything'.

Kedgley: Green Party 'School Food Campaign' Launch

Kedgley: Green Party 'School Food Campaign' Launch

Green Party MP Sue Kedgley is launching a nationwide petition and a School Food Campaign at 12.30pm tomorrow. The petition calls for healthy food in school canteens, and for gardens in schools.