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Goff: Where Is John Key?

Goff: Where Is John Key?

Labour Leader Phil Goff is curious as to why the usually media-friendly Prime Minister seems to have mysteriously disappeared off the radar in the last few days.

"What could possibly be the reason behind this strange disappearance?" Phil Goff said.

Greens: Welfare Bill Is Pure Beneficiary Bashing

Greens: Welfare Bill Is Pure Beneficiary Bashing

The Government has no evidence that its regime of benefit cuts will move anyone from a benefit into work, the Green Party said today.

"This Bill is pure ideological beneficiary bashing," Green Party Work and Income Spokesperson Catherine Delahunty said.

English: Recovery Strengthens But Challenges Remain

English: Recovery Strengthens But Challenges Remain

The economy grew solidly in the final quarter of last year, but more work is needed to ensure a sustainable recovery that creates jobs and lifts the incomes of New Zealand families, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Bennett: Resignation Of The Chief Families Commissioner

Bennett: Resignation Of The Chief Families Commissioner

The Minister for Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett today announced she has accepted the resignation of the Chief Families Commissioner Jan Pryor.

Dr Pryor wishes to resign for personal reasons, effective the end of May.

Family First: Right To Quality Care, Not Right To Die

Family First: Right To Quality Care, Not Right To Die

Family First NZ says that the case of a Wellington woman wanting to starve herself to death is a sad indictment of our health and palliative care in New Zealand, and sends a dangerous message regarding the right to die and suicide.

24 Open Pits Needed To Meet Government's Coromandel Projections - Watchdog

The Government has totally relied on a mining lobbyist Richard Bakers' "back of an envelope" estimates of potential gross gold and silver "value".

Family First: Increase In Abuse Of Parents Expected Outcome

Family First: Increase In Abuse Of Parents Expected Outcome

Family First NZ says that the increasing level of parental abuse by their children is an unfortunate but expected outcome of the rise of children's rights and the undermining of parental authority.

Key Government Oversees NZ Losing Our Economic Sovereignty

Key Government Oversees NZ Losing Our Economic Sovereignty

New Zealand's dairy industry risks falling into the hands of overseas investors if the Key Government continues to loosen overseas investment rules, said Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman today.

Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement - Rahui Katene

Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement - Rahui Katene

Text of the speech by Rahui Katene, MP for Te Tai Tonga, on Wednesday 24 March 2010.

I come to this third reading of the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement (Regional Agreements) Bill with a great deal of joy.

Maori Aquaculture Settlement Bill Passed

Acting Fisheries Minister Nick Smith has welcomed the passage of the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Amendment Bill in Parliament today.