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First EPA Request Referred To Board Of Inquiry

Environment Minister Nick Smith today announced that he has referred Contact Energy's proposal for a geothermal power station in the Tauhara steam field near Taupo to an independent Board of Inquiry.

PM Pays Tribute To Raiha, Lady Mahuta

PM Pays Tribute To Raiha, Lady Mahuta

Prime Minister John Key today paid tribute to one of the most respected and admired leaders of Waikato-Tainui, Raiha, Lady Mahuta.

In the House today the Prime Minister extended his sympathy to the whanau, friends and colleagues of Lady Raiha.

Key's Whaling Policy: Unpopular, Short-Sighted And Certainly Never Labour's!

Key's Whaling Policy: Unpopular, Short-Sighted And Certainly Never Labour's!

Labour's Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Chris Carter today tabled a petition opposing New Zealand's support for a return to commercial whaling, which was signed by 3,475 people.

His petition was blocked last Thursday when he was denied leave by National and ACT MPs.

Labour Mourns The Loss Of Lady Mahuta

Waikato taniwharau, he piko he taniwha, he piko he taniwha Haere atu ra e hine i nga kapua e rere ki tua Ki Hawaiki nui, Hawaiki roa, Hawaiki pamamoa Te hono i Wairua Paimarie.

Labour's Maori Caucus members expressed their sorrow at the passing of Lady Raiha Mahuta today.

Current Tax System Unfair For Many NZ Families

Current Tax System Unfair For Many NZ Families

The current tax system is unfair and inequitable for many hard-working New Zealand families and the Government will address this in the Budget, Finance Minister Bill English said today.

Mean-Spirited Welfare Reform Will Hurt All Kiwis - WPC

The government's new welfare reform is a mean-spirited attack on beneficiaries says the WPC.

The reforms announced today will see tens of thousands of beneficiaries forced to try to find work despite record unemployment.

Poroporoaki To Lady Raiha Mahuta

Hon Tariana Turia

Maori Party Co-Leader

23 March 2010

E te piki amokura o Nga Puhi, kua katohia nei koe e te ringa kaha o aitua.

E kore e mutu nga mihi ki a koe me ou whiwhinga i te ao turoa nei.

Haere ki to iwi, ki te nuinga o te tangata, oti atu e.

Prime Minister's Speech Notes On Benefit Reform

Prime Minister's Speech Notes On Benefit Reform

The Minister is going to talk about the details of our benefit reform package in a moment, but I am going to start by giving you a broad overview of what we are doing and why.

Greens: Beneficiaries Get No Love Or Respect From Paula

Greens: Beneficiaries Get No Love Or Respect From Paula

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett needs to stop blaming beneficiaries and start working with them, the Green Party said today.

Climate Talks And Hong Kong FTA On Groser's List

Climate Talks And Hong Kong FTA On Groser's List

Trade and International Climate Change Negotiations Minister Tim Groser departs today for an informal climate change meeting in Cartagena, Colombia, before progressing New Zealand's trade agenda in Hong Kong and Southern China.