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Labour Backs Bid For UN Security Council Seat

Labour Backs Bid For UN Security Council Seat

Labour backs the Government’s bid for New Zealand to have a seat on the United Nations Security Council, says the party’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Chris Carter said

ARC: Transport Minister's New Excuse For Blocking Electric Trains For Auckland Won't Wash

ARC: Transport Minister's New Excuse For Blocking Electric Trains For Auckland Won't Wash

Statement from ARC Chairman Mike Lee.

Transport Minister Steven Joyce couldn't be more wrong when he claims that Auckland's public transport and urban development is currently unplanned.

Q+A's Paul Holmes Interviews Maori Party MP, Hone Harawira

Q+A's Paul Holmes Interviews Maori Party MP, Hone Harawira

Points of interest:

- Smoking inquiry to highlight possible law changes, go after tobacco companies

- Gangs have killed no more than 500 New Zealanders since 1970, tobacco has killed 100,000

Q+A's Guyon Espiner Interviews Transport Minister, Steven Joyce

Q+A's Guyon Espiner Interviews Transport Minister, Steven Joyce

Points of interest:

- Government refuses Kiwi Rail's request for subsidies, want $90 million a year for next five years

- "Kiwi Rail is not in good shape", but the government will "make the best of it as we promised"

Q+A's Paul Holmes Interviews Trade & Conservation Minister, Tim Groser

Q+A's Paul Holmes Interviews Trade & Conservation Minister, Tim Groser

Points of interest:

- Groser "pretty optimistic" about New Zealand push for UN Security Council seat, but it will be "a massive amount of work"

Government Determined To Break REINZ Property Managers

I won't rehash the arguements around the deregulation of the Property Management industry.  Suffice to say that we had arrived at the point where the National Government  had decided that property managers did not need any regulation and that they would throw to the wind the risks of ma

John Key - Statement To The Opening Of The 64th UN General Assembly

John Key - Statement To The Opening Of The 64th UN General Assembly

Statement to the Opening of the 64th General Assembly.

Hon John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand.

Friday 25 September 2009

E nga mana , E nga re, E nga hau e wha, Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.

Sharples: Poroporoaki Ki Ta Howard Morrison

Sharples: Poroporoaki Ki Ta Howard Morrison

Sir Howard Morrison's beautiful voice, his dazzling showmanship and his uniquely Maori sense of humour have made a huge contribution to our national identity, and he will be sadly missed, said Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples.

Maori Party Salutes Sue Bradford

Maori Party Salutes Sue Bradford

Maori Party Co-leader Tariana Turia has today spoken of her sadness at learning of the resignation of Green MP Sue Bradford.

"Parliament will lose a passionate and powerful advocate when Sue leaves," said Mrs Turia.

Wilkinson: Game Hunting Discussion Document Welcomed

Wilkinson: Game Hunting Discussion Document Welcomed

Associate Minister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson has welcomed the release today of a discussion paper outlining plans to establish a Big Game Hunting Council.