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Plan To Allow Heavier Trucks "insanity" - Expert

It's dangerous and wasteful to allow heavier trucks on New Zealand roads, says the car buyers' Dog & Lemon Guide. Commenting after the government announced that it would allow trucks of up to 53 tonnes on public roads, Dog & Lemon Guide editor Clive Matthew-Wilson said: "This is insane.

Speech: Canterbury Regional Council (Temporary Commissioners And Improved Water Management Bill) - Rahui Katene

Speech: Canterbury Regional Council (Temporary Commissioners And Improved Water Management Bill) - Rahui Katene

Canterbury Regional Council (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water management Bill)

Rahui Katene, MP for Te Tai Tonga

Tuesday 30 March 2010; 7.15pm

Carter: Agriculture Minister Says Green Party Claims Scurrilous

Carter: Agriculture Minister Says Green Party Claims Scurrilous

Agriculture Minister David Carter says claims by Green Party co-leader Dr Russel Norman of a conflict of interest relating to a Water Conservation Order (WCO) for the Hurunui River are scurrilous.

Horomia: Ultimate Solution Turns Out To Be Platitudes

Horomia: Ultimate Solution Turns Out To Be Platitudes

The Government was today supposed to provide an ultimate solution to Foreshore and Seabed legislation, but instead "all we've got is a whole lot of platitudes and nothing new", says Labour Maori Affairs spokesperson Parekura Horomia.

Fenton: 90 Day Trial Periods About To Become Even More Of A Minefield

Labour's associate spokesperson for Labour Darien Fenton says that 90-day trial periods for employees will get messier as the Government moves to force beneficiaries into jobs.

NZ And China Sign Dairy Cooperation Arrangement

NZ And China Sign Dairy Cooperation Arrangement

Agriculture Minister David Carter has signed a dairy cooperation arrangement with China's Agriculture Minister Han Changfu.

Mr Carter is on a week-long visit to Beijing, Heilongjiang and Inner Mongolia, leading a delegation of New Zealand agricultural technology companies.

Lees-Galloway: Why Wait For Tobacco Displays Consultation?

Lees-Galloway: Why Wait For Tobacco Displays Consultation?

Labour's associate health spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway has welcomed today's announcement that the Health Ministry will begin consultation on banning tobacco displays.

Greens: Agriculture Minister May Have Conflict Of Interest

Greens: Agriculture Minister May Have Conflict Of Interest

Agriculture Minister David Carter may have a conflict of interest in relation to the Bill that is being rushed through Parliament to sack the Canterbury Regional Council, the Green Party said today.

Groser: Groser Opens New Zealand Focus Store In Guangzhou, China

Groser: Groser Opens New Zealand Focus Store In Guangzhou, China

Trade Minister Tim Groser today officially opened New Zealand Focus - the first of two New Zealand branded retail stores in Guangzhou, China.

"New Zealand Focus provides a gateway for China consumers to experience a wide range of premium products from New Zealand.

Greens: Big Trucks Are Big Trouble

Longer, heavier trucks will soon be on our roads meaning drivers should brace themselves for more road carnage, and more road damage, the Green Party said today.