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New Fund To Support Critical Social Services During The Recession

New Fund To Support Critical Social Services During The Recession

The Minister of Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett has announced the Government's intention to establish a new fund to support critical social services for New Zealanders during the economic downturn.

Chauvel Calls For Government Action Against Loan-sharks

Chauvel Calls For Government Action Against Loan-sharks

Payday loans from loan-sharks at 2000% a year are a disgrace and New Zealand is about the only country left in the world that does not have laws in place to deal with them, Labour Associate Justice and Commerce Spokesperson Charles Chauvel says.

King: Listen To The Voices Mr Key And Remove Rankin

Reputable organisations with vast experience working with children are now putting pressure on Prime Minister John Key to reverse the Government's Christine Rankin appointment, says Labour's Social Development spokesperson Annette King.

Hughes: Joyce Reveals His Smoke And Mirrors For Third Time

Hughes: Joyce Reveals His Smoke And Mirrors For Third Time

19 May 2009 - Transport Minister Steven Joyce has re-announced his so-called billion dollar plan for state highways so often that he must almost be able to see himself in the mirror despite the smoke, says Labour transport spokesperson Darren Hughes.

Te Heuheu: Minister Meets Pacific Island Community

Te Heuheu: Minister Meets Pacific Island Community

19 May 2009 - Christchurch's Pacific Island community is gathering tonight (subs: Tuesday 19 May 2009) to meet Pacific Island Affairs Minister Georgina te Heuheu.

King: National's Maternity Announcement Vague And Underwhelming

King: National's Maternity Announcement Vague And Underwhelming

19 May 2009 - Today's maternity announcement fails to tell women how they will actually improve maternity services in New Zealand, Labour Deputy Leader Annette King says.

Lee: Green Party Jack-Up Exposed

Lee: Green Party Jack-Up Exposed

19 May 2009 - The Green Party seems to be making mischief after Green Party Mt Albert candidate Russel Norman made claims about a community board meeting planned to discuss super city issues.

Street: Borrows' Honesty On Rankin Welcomed

Street: Borrows' Honesty On Rankin Welcomed

19 May 2009 - Labour MP Maryan Street has welcomed National MP Chester Borrow's honest admission that Christine Rankin's appointment was a mistake and urged other concerned National MPs to follow his lead and put an end to the silliness.

Greens: Government Forces Kiwis Into Cars

Greens: Government Forces Kiwis Into Cars

19 May 2009 - The Government's plan for transport spending shows no vision and leaves New Zealanders with no other choice but to drive, the Green Party said today.

Hide Undermines Local Government Commission

Hide Undermines Local Government Commission

Super-City lobbyist Grant Kirby's appointment to the Local Government Commission undermines its independence and exposes Rodney Hide's cronyism, Green Local Government Spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today.