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Poroporoaki: Eru Potaka-Dewes

Poroporoaki: Eru Potaka-Dewes

The Maori Party has today expressed their sadness at the passing of Reverend Eru Potaka-Dewes of Ngati Porou, Ngati Uepohatu and Te Whanau-o-Pokai.

Bennett: 300 New Staff Strengthen Work And Income's Frontline

Bennett: 300 New Staff Strengthen Work And Income's Frontline

7 August 2009 - The Government is to invest $17.2 million to boost the front line of Work and Income, says the Minister for Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett.

Kiwi Party Welcomes Early Reports On Smacking Referendum Voter Turnout

Kiwi Party Welcomes Early Reports On Smacking Referendum Voter Turnout

7 August 2009 - Kiwi party leader and petition organiser Larry Baldock welcomed the first report from the Chief Electoral Officer that shows that 570,300 voters have already sent in their referendum papers.

Nash: Government Says No To A $65 Return For Every Dollar Spent

Nash: Government Says No To A $65 Return For Every Dollar Spent

7 August 2009 - The Inland Revenue Department cannot fully pursue the rich returns available from debt recovery because of the Government's cap on staffing, says Labour revenue spokesperson Stuart Nash.

Wilkinson: Submissions Open On Code For Infant Feeding

Wilkinson: Submissions Open On Code For Infant Feeding

7 August 2009 - Public submissions on the Draft Code of Employment Practice on Infant Feeding will be welcomed from today, Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson has announced.

PM Welcomes Launch Of Trade Negotiations

PM Welcomes Launch Of Trade Negotiations

Prime Minister John Key has announced that New Zealand will provide a targeted package of assistance to Pacific Island countries to support the region's development and capitalise on trade opportunities.

Keisha Deserves An Apology From PM

Keisha Deserves An Apology From PM

National's embarrassment over John Key's dismissive put-down of Keisha Castle-Hughes' climate change stance was obvious in Parliament today, says Labour's Climate Change spokepeson Charles Chauvel.

ACC Stocktake Details Announced

ACC Stocktake Details Announced

ACC Minister Nick Smith today announced the terms of reference and membership of the steering group for the stocktake of ACC that will look at how the scheme can remain affordable for families, businesses and the Government.

Toxic Waste Sites Are An Issue For All Of NZ

Toxic Waste Sites Are An Issue For All Of NZ

The New Zealand public need an easily accessible national register of toxic and potentially toxic sites, said Green Party Toxics Spokesperson Catherine Delahunty. This afternoon in Parliament's question time Environment Minister Nick Smith rejected the idea of a national register.

National Tweaking Usually Spells Danger

History shows that when National governments begin tweaking, low-income New Zealanders should become concerned, says Labour finance spokesperson David Cunliffe.