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Extended Retail Deposit Guarantee Law Passed

Extended Retail Deposit Guarantee Law Passed

The Government has passed legislation extending the Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme and changing some of its terms and conditions.

The Retail Deposit Guarantee Bill passed its third reading unanimously in Parliament today.

Ring Fence Not Ring Bark Tree Protection

The Government's last-minute changes to the Resource Management Act - released today - will hasten the chop for protected trees, despite public outcry and the Green Party's efforts to negotiate a compromise.

OCR Cuts No Longer Enough

OCR Cuts No Longer Enough

Further cuts in the Official Cash Rate (OCR) tomorrow will not be enough to return our economy to a more prosperous and economically sustainable future, said Green Party Finance Spokesperson Russel Norman today.

Climate Change - The Time For Action Is Now. Charles Chauvel Speech At NZOG Summit In New Plymouth.

Climate Change - The Time For Action Is Now. Charles Chauvel Speech At NZOG Summit In New Plymouth.

Speech to the NZ Oil and Gas Summit, New Plymouth at 11am Thank you for inviting me to speak to you today on behalf of the New Zealand Labour Party. I want to begin by acknowledging the contribution that the people in this room make to the New Zealand economy.

Firearms Review Started With Labour

Labour's recall of recent events seems to have been muddled during its time in opposition, judging from the confused response around the Police's firearms review, Police Minister Judith Collins said today.

Experienced Advisors Open Japanese Doors For NZ Businesses

Experienced Advisors Open Japanese Doors For NZ Businesses

New Zealand companies aiming to grow in the competitive Japanese market now have access to high-level advice through a network of experienced business people based in Japan, as part of an expansion to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)'s Beachheads programme, Trade Minister Tim Groser announ

Call For Paid Parental Leave Supported

Call For Paid Parental Leave Supported

Family First NZ is welcoming a call by the Families Commission to extend paid parental leave to at least 12 months.

Speech: 2009 Blood Pressure Awareness Campaign: Stroke Awareness Week - Hon Tariana Turia

Speech: 2009 Blood Pressure Awareness Campaign: Stroke Awareness Week - Hon Tariana Turia

One of those simple quotes was sent to me by email today. Normally I quickly push delete and move on, but today, something made me stop and think.

Alliance Party: MPs Accommodation Allowance More Than Many New Zealanders Live On

Alliance Party: MPs Accommodation Allowance More Than Many New Zealanders Live On

Alliance Party co leader Kay Murray says it is good news that MP's have decided to shave $1.5 million off their taxpayer funded housing allowance.

Cosgrove: Cut In Arms Training Will Endanger Police And Public

Cosgrove: Cut In Arms Training Will Endanger Police And Public

Government-ordered cuts to the police budget now appear to be directly threatening the safety of frontline staff and the public, says Labour law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.