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Hughes: Labout: Last Line Of Defence For Auckland Democracy

15 May 2009 - The National-Act Government's push to ram through legislation stripping Aucklanders of their democractic rights will not deter Labour from holding it to account for this utterly shabby treatment, says Labour's Shadow Leader of the House Darren Hughes.

Cunliffe: English And Key Pedalling Apart

15 May 2009 - The strange dance between Bill English and John Key is just getting stranger by the day, Labour Finance Spokesperson David Cunliffe says.

Greens: Green Party Launches Economic Initiative

Greens: Green Party Launches Economic Initiative

15 May 2009 - The Green Party begins a nationwide conversation on the economy today, presenting a billion-dollar stimulus package in 15 towns and cities and delivering its economic message to more than 300,000 New Zealand homes.

Finlayson: Minister Opens Writers' & Readers Festival

Finlayson: Minister Opens Writers' & Readers Festival

15 May 2009 - "New Zealand enjoys a flourishing, energetic literary tradition," Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Christopher Finlayson said last night, opening the 2009 Auckland Writers' & Readers' Festival.

Carter: Minister Questions Court Action On Land Access

Carter: Minister Questions Court Action On Land Access

15 May 2009 - Agriculture Minister David Carter says the High Court's quashing of legal action by the New Zealand Fish and Game Council to gain public access to high country land, raises questions about the Council's direction and leadership.

National's Job Cuts Hit Home

National's Job Cuts Hit Home

The reality of National's slashing of jobs in the public sector hit home for staff at the Tertiary Education Commission today as they found out which of them would be losing their jobs, Grant Robertson says.

Te Heuheu: Minister Acts To Bolster Court Security

Budget 2009 will provide $9 million in operating funding and $800,000 in capital funding to upgrade court security over the next four years.

McCully: McCully Heads To Europe, Japan

McCully: McCully Heads To Europe, Japan

14 May 2009 - Foreign Minister Murray McCully leaves for Brussels on Saturday for New Zealand's regular six-monthly consultations with the European Union, before travelling to Japan.

Pay Equity Petition Pushed Forward

Pay Equity Petition Pushed Forward

The National Government's total disregard for the issue of pay equity will continue unless people stand up and ensure National can't sweep it under the carpet, Labour Women's Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney says.

Government Doesn't Care About Women

The axing of the Department of Labour's Pay and Employment Equity Unit yesterday is just another example of National's lack of commitment to human rights and equity issues, said Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty today.