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ETS Decision Puts Onus Back On Businesses To Prepare

ETS Decision Puts Onus Back On Businesses To Prepare

26 August 2008 - Today's announcement that the Green Party will support the Government's Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill through its second reading in Parliament puts the onus on businesses to prepare themselves.

Dunne: FBT Rate For Low-interest Loans To Rise

Dunne: FBT Rate For Low-interest Loans To Rise

26 August 2008 - The prescribed rate used to calculate fringe benefit tax on low-interest, employment-related loans will rise from 10.57% to 10.90% from 1 October, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.

English: New Tax To Ramp Up Price Of Family Car

English: New Tax To Ramp Up Price Of Family Car

26 August 2008 - National Party Finance spokesman Bill English is warning New Zealanders that the Labour Government is considering a tax that could force up the price of the family car by thousands of dollars.

Maori Party: Maori Party Call To Address Food Poverty

26 August 2008 - The dramatic 7.6% rise in food prices announced yesterday by Statistics NZ is but another factor in the hardship being endured by more and more New Zealanders says the Maori Party.

Ryall: National Wants Norovirus Investigation

National is calling for an independent investigation into the norovirus outbreak at Dunedin Hospital, which badly affected over 170 staff and patients.

Farmers Meet With Greens On ETS

Federated Farmers representatives met with the Green Party this morning at 8am.

Street: Signing Paves Way For Major Housing Upgrade

Over 2000 Wellington City Council homes will be modernised and upgraded following today's signing of a $220 million housing partnership between the government and the council, says Housing Minister Maryan Street.

Anderton: No Money Left For Cheese If Nats Have Their Way

Anderton: No Money Left For Cheese If Nats Have Their Way

25 August 2008 - Aucklanders won't have any money left over from promised tax cuts to buy cheese or anything else because of the National Party's plan to impose user-pays toll charges on commuters, Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton said today.

Williamson: Statement On Roading

25 August 2008 - National Party Transport spokesman Maurice Williamson is moving to clarify statements he made about the party's infrastructure policy at the weekend.

Turei: Nats Fail Real Test: Should Pay More Attention In Class

Turei: Nats Fail Real Test: Should Pay More Attention In Class

National's plans for national testing of school children, if implemented, will follow in the footsteps of other international failures and, like them, result in the dumbing down of teaching, the Green Party says.