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Power: Labour Caves In Over Real Estate Agents Bill

30 July 2008 - The Labour Government has caved in over many of its proposed changes to the Real Estate Agents Bill, says National's Justice spokesman, Simon Power.

"Associate Justice Minister Clayton Cosgrove has folded on this bill.

Cullen & Dunne: Kiwisaver Breaks Through 750,000 Mark

30 July 2008 - The number of New Zealanders saving for their future through KiwiSaver has broken through the three-quarters of a million mark, Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.

Telecom Farms More Jobs Off Overseas

Telecom Farms More Jobs Off Overseas

New Zealand First has expressed concern at reports that yet another large company is to move hundreds of Kiwi jobs overseas and fears that this trend shows no signs of abating.

Carter: NZ Celebrates 150 Years Of Kiwi-Croatian Culture

Carter: NZ Celebrates 150 Years Of Kiwi-Croatian Culture

30 July 2008 - Nearly 800 people converged on Parliament last night to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Croatian settlement in New Zealand hosted by Prime Minister Helen Clark and Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter.

UnitedFuture: Walking Access Bill Satisfies UnitedFuture Concerns

30 July 2008 - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne is satisfied with the overall outcome of the Local Government and Environment select committee's consideration of the Walking Access Bill.

O'Connor: National Behind The Eight Ball On Rural Health

O'Connor: National Behind The Eight Ball On Rural Health

30 July 2008 - The National Party's response to a rural health discussion document released a week ago shows just how behind they are on rural health issues, Rural Affairs and Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor said today.

Mahuta: Minister Congratulates New LGNZ President

30 July 2008 - Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta today congratulates new Local Government New Zealand President, Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule.

Groser: Collapse Of WTO Talks A Major Setback

30 July 2008 - The collapse of the WTO talks in Geneva, over the highly technical issue of a special safeguard for developing country agricultural tariffs, is very disappointing for New Zealand, says National's Trade spokesman, Tim Groser.

Cosgrove: Real Estate Agents Bill Remains On Track

30 July 2008 - Associate Justice Minister Clayton Cosgrove says the Real Estate Agents Bill is on target to progress through Parliament following positive discussions with support parties.

Cunliffe: Minister Welcomes Whanganui And Mid-Central DHB Alliance

30 July 2008 - Minister of Health David Cunliffe today welcomed an announcement from Whanganui and Mid-Central District Health Boards that they are moving to formalise their alliance.