Recommended NZ | Guide to Money | Gimme: Competitions - Giveaways

Politics

Fenton: National Votes Down $15 Minimum Wage

Fenton: National Votes Down $15 Minimum Wage

28 April 2009 - Labour MP Darien Fenton's Minimum Wage and Remuneration Bill was voted down by the National/Act Government in Parliament last night.

Partnership Possibility For Auckland Electric Trains

Partnership Possibility For Auckland Electric Trains

Transport Minister Steven Joyce is looking at whether a public private partnership (PPP) could be used to fund the purchase of the new rolling stock required for the electrification of Auckland's rail network.

English Leaves Vulnerable At Mercy Of Loan Sharks

English Leaves Vulnerable At Mercy Of Loan Sharks

Finance Minister Bill English and the National Government are dragging their heels on reining in loan-sharks, Labour Associate Justice Spokesperson Charles Chauvel says.

Key And English At Odds On Eve Of Budget

Key And English At Odds On Eve Of Budget

New Zealanders looking for direction, urgency and action on the jobs front from tomorrow's budget must be alarmed at the lack of unity between John Key and his deputy Bill English, Labour Leader Phil Goff says.

Bennett Won't Guarantee Funding For Over 800 Groups

Bennett Won't Guarantee Funding For Over 800 Groups

Paula Bennett is refusing to guarantee funding for over 800 community and voluntary sector groups who expected automatic increases in tomorrow's Budget, says Labour's Social Development spokesperson Annette King.

$2000 A Day To Work From Home For English's Purchase Advisor

Bill English needs to release in full all details around the contracting of his private purchase advisors, Labours Internal Affairs Spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

Another 220 Jobs Axed Under National

Another 220 Jobs Axed Under National

On the eve of the Budget ACC has confirmed that 220 jobs are being axed, bringing the total number of public sector jobs lost this year to about 1,200, says Labour's State Services Spokesperson Grant Robertson.

Labour Condemns NZ Government's Lack Of Response To North Korea's Latest Provocation

Labour Condemns NZ Government's Lack Of Response To North Korea's Latest Provocation

The Labour Party condemns North Korea's latest sabre-rattling missile launch, and the New Zealand Government's lacklustre response to it, says Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Chris Carter.

Horomia: Sharples Planned Budget No-Show Appalling

Horomia: Sharples Planned Budget No-Show Appalling

27 May 2009 - Labour is appalled to discover that Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples was planning to avoid fronting on tomorrow's Budget and remain in Australia instead, says Labour's Maori Affairs spokesman Parekura Horomia.

Robertson: National's Spin On Public Services Busted

Robertson: National's Spin On Public Services Busted

27 May 2009 - Tomorrow's Budget should be about developing a public service that can provide New Zealanders with the services they need and deserve, rather than cutting services and jobs, Grant Robertson, Labour State Services Spokesperson says.