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Labour Remembers Roh Moo-hyun

Labour Remembers Roh Moo-hyun

The Labour Party has extended its condolences to the New Zealand Korean
community, and to the people of South Korea, following the untimely death
of former President Roh Moo-hyun on Saturday.

Foreign Affairs and Ethnic Affairs Spokesperson Chris Carter described

Trade Minister Disappointed With US Export Subsidies

Trade Minister Disappointed With US Export Subsidies

23 May 2009 - Trade Minister Tim Groser today expressed his disappointment at the US Administration's decision on 22 May, to reintroduce export subsidies on dairy products.

Street: Labour Calls For Immediate Release Of Aung San Suu Kyi

Street: Labour Calls For Immediate Release Of Aung San Suu Kyi

22 May 2009 - Labour calls on the military regime running Burma to release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winning leader of Burma's National League for Democracy and the properly elected leader of Burma.

Heatley: 100 Million Reasons For Optimism

Heatley: 100 Million Reasons For Optimism

22 May 2009 - The Minister of Fisheries, Phil Heatley, has good news for southern oyster fishermen and the country's many Bluff oyster fans on the eve of the 18th annual Bluff Oyster Festival: the health of the Foveaux Strait oyster beds is improving.

Hawkins: National MP Flip Flops On Super City

Hawkins: National MP Flip Flops On Super City

22 May 2009 - National MP Paul Hutchison's call for the Franklin District Council to be excluded from the Super City is remarkable given he voted for legislation last week which will abolish the council, says Labour's Local Government spokesperson George Hawkins.

Super City Steamroller Cranks Up A Gear

Super City Steamroller Cranks Up A Gear

Auckland will for the first time be run by a non-democratically elected body as the Government continues its steamroller approach to ramming through major reforms without proper consultation, says Labour Party leader Phil Goff.

Greens: Hide Readies Bulldozers For Auckland Democracy

Greens: Hide Readies Bulldozers For Auckland Democracy

22 May 2009 - The Government has named the membership of the Auckland Transition Agency, who will bulldoze through its changes despite widespread opposition in Auckland, the Green Party said today.

Power: Electoral Finance Act Issues Paper Released

Power: Electoral Finance Act Issues Paper Released

22 May 2009 - An Issues Paper that aims to generate public discussion and ideas about how to address issues around electoral finance reform has been released, Justice Minister Simon Power said today.

Progressive Party: Winter Rebate From Electricity Companies Would Be Appreciated

Progressive Party: Winter Rebate From Electricity Companies Would Be Appreciated

22 May 2009 - Knowledge that many elderly New Zealanders huddle under blankets rather than turn on unaffordable heating should be a wake-up call to the power companies to return a winter rebate to their consumers this winter, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton said today.

Collins: $10 Million To Complete National Taser Roll Out

22 May 2009 - Extra money to equip all police districts with tasers is to be included in the Budget, Police Minister Judith Collins announced today.