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Dole Queue Continues To Surge

Dole Queue Continues To Surge

The number of people signing up for the unemployment benefit each week continues to grow, with reports it increased to over 1,300 last week, Labour Social Development spokesperson Annette King says.

Flag Farce Unravelling

Flag Farce Unravelling

John Key's statement that the proposed Maori flag would officially fly just one day a year further highlights what a farce this Government's plans and processes around the issue are, says Labour's Maori Affairs spokesperson Parekura Horomia.

Submissions Open On Holidays Act Review

Submissions Open On Holidays Act Review

Public submissions on the Holidays Act 2003 will be welcomed from tomorrow, 21 July, Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson has announced.

PM Pleased At Resolution Of Dispute

PM Pleased At Resolution Of Dispute

Prime Minister John Key said today he was pleased to announce a resolution of the dispute between members of the family of the late Sir Ed Hillary and the Auckland War Memorial Museum.

New Policies Needed To Get NZ Working Again

New Policies Needed To Get NZ Working Again

Labour Leader Phil Goff and Social Development Spokesperson Annette King today announced that Labour intends making changes to the party's policies to get unemployed workers off the dole, into training, and back into work.

Public Submissions On Folic Acid Open Wednesday

A discussion document proposing that the mandatory fortification of folic acid in bread be deferred until May 2012 will be released on Wednesday, says Minister for Food Safety Kate Wilkinson.

Senior Judge Should Be Listened To, Not Bullied

Senior Judge Should Be Listened To, Not Bullied

18 July 2009 - The Chief Justice has a constitutional right - in fact, a duty - to speak out on any matter affecting the administration of justice in New Zealand, whether ministers and pressure groups agree with her comments or not, Labour's Associate Justice Spokesperson Charles Chauvel said tod

Youth Guarantee, No Guarantee - NZSPC

Youth Guarantee, No Guarantee - NZSPC

National's Youth Guarantee promises early school leavers free access to polytechnics and trade academies- but it won't keep them there.

Maori Affairs Ministers Says Maori Are Not Performing In Their Own Language

Maori Affairs Ministers Says Maori Are Not Performing In Their Own Language

Maori were not performing in their own language, Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples told attendants at He Waka Eke Noa in Rotorua today.(July 15) Dr Sharples urged the 200 strong crowd to give him ideas on how to improve the number of people speaking the Maori language.

QC Slams Smacking Law

QC Slams Smacking Law

15 JULY 2009 - Family First NZ says that an Op-Ed in the Christchurch Press today by Grant Illingworth QC has highlighted a number of legal concerns shared by Family First about the anti-smacking law.