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Cullen: Dr Chris Eichbaum Appointed To Reserve Bank Board

18 July 2008 - Dr Chris Eichbaum has been appointed to the Reserve Bank Board, Finance Minister Michael Cullen announced today.

Woolerton: Foreign Take-over Of Dairy Industry Begins

The take-over of New Zealand's dairy industry by foreign investors has begun in earnest following the precedent-setting decision by the Overseas Investment Office to allow Russian company Nutritek to buy 100% of New Zealand Dairies Ltd, says New Zealand First primary production spokesperson Doug

Bradford: Green Party Applauds Long Bay Regional Park Decision

Bradford: Green Party Applauds Long Bay Regional Park Decision

The Green Party today welcomes news that the Environment Court has moved to put more safeguards around protection of Long Bay Regional Park.

Turei: Students Are Worth It, Greens Say

Turei: Students Are Worth It, Greens Say

The Government should release a timetable for the roll out of universal student allowances, Green Party Tertiary Education Spokesperson Metiria Turei says.

Bradford Asks Nats To Clarify NGO And Work For Dole Plans

Bradford Asks Nats To Clarify NGO And Work For Dole Plans

A report in the 'New Zealand Herald' this morning that Australian NGO corporate Mission Australia is keen to bring its work for dole programmes into New Zealand should ring major alarm bells about what may await beneficiaries, and the community and voluntary sector, in the event of a National vi

Smith: Consider Aussie ETS Before Passing Bill

Smith: Consider Aussie ETS Before Passing Bill

New Zealand needs to give careful consideration to the design of the Australian emissions trading scheme before passing the current bill, says National Party Climate Change spokesman Nick Smith.

Greens: Roads. 230 Times Better: Transit

16 July 2008 - Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman is describing Transit's 10 Year Transport Plan, which proposes spending 230 times more on roads than on cycle and walking infrastructure, as 1960s style transport thinking.

Goff: Phil Goff To Travel To Geneva For Wto Ministerial Meeting

16 July 2008 - Trade Minister Phil Goff will travel to Geneva tomorrow to meet with other Trade Ministers with the aim of progressing the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Doha Development Round trade negotiations.

English: Cullen Can't Be Trusted On Tax Cuts

English: Cullen Can't Be Trusted On Tax Cuts

National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says New Zealanders will be suspicious of Michael Cullen's newly discovered enthusiasm for tax cuts.

Hutchison: Another Tertiary Review Keeps Bureaucrats Busy

Hutchison: Another Tertiary Review Keeps Bureaucrats Busy

Labour's recent announcement of yet another review of tertiary education in Auckland shows the appetite for bureaucratic paper shuffling is almost insatiable in the sector, says National's Tertiary Education spokesman, Paul Hutchison.