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Maori Party To Begin Talks Over Govt Role

Maori Party To Begin Talks Over Govt Role

By Alastair Bull of NZPA

Auckland, Nov 9 NZPA - The Maori Party will today begin trying to convince its members that it should work with the new National-led Government so it can gain policy successes for Maori people.

It's Hard To Believe, But Winston's Gone

It's Hard To Believe, But Winston's Gone

By Kevin Norquay of NZPA

Wellington, Nov 9 NZPA - Twenty nine years after fighting his way into Parliament on a court-ordered recount, Winston Peters was yesterday voted back into the wilderness.

John Key's Centre-Right Government Will Have Strong Majority

John Key's Centre-Right Government Will Have Strong Majority

By Peter Wilson of NZPA

Wellington, Nov 9 NZPA - National Party leader John Key will start forming a centre-right government this week after winning the general election and ending nine years of Labour reign.

Hide Prepares For Biggest Meeting Of Political Career

Hide Prepares For Biggest Meeting Of Political Career

By Belinda McCammon of NZPA

Auckland, Nov 9 NZPA - After a call late last night from National Party leader and incoming Prime Minister John Key, ACT leader Rodney Hide is preparing for one of the biggest meetings of his political career.

Greens: Fitzsimons Visits The Future On The Last Day Of Campaign

Greens: Fitzsimons Visits The Future On The Last Day Of Campaign

7 November 2008 - Today Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons visited a junior school under construction which incorporates a number of heating and energy initiatives, making it one of the most efficient schools in the country.

Maori Party: Maori Party Reports Further Electoral Irregularities

7 November 2008 - Dr Pita Sharples has today revealed that some voters casting an advance vote were told that they could not vote for the Maori Party unless they are on the Maori roll.

Clark & Tizard: Labour Welcomes Funding For Q Theatre

Clark & Tizard: Labour Welcomes Funding For Q Theatre

7 November 2008 - Prime Minister Helen Clark and Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard today welcomed the grant of up to $6 million for Auckland's Q Theatre.

Redirection Of Tax Could Change Civil Society

Redirection Of Tax Could Change Civil Society

Kiwi Party Candidate, Gordon Copeland MP, said today that the Party's policy which would see each tax payer given the ability to redirect $100 of their tax to a community charity, would fundamentally change civil society in New Zealand.

Cunliffe: Broadband Investment Fund Oversubscribed

Cunliffe: Broadband Investment Fund Oversubscribed

6 November 2008 - Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe says the Labour-led government's Broadband Investment Fund has received a huge number of expressions of interest for funding broadband rollout.

Anderton: Addiction Resource Launched In Wellington

Anderton: Addiction Resource Launched In Wellington

People working together can make a difference, Associate Health Minister and Progressive Leader Jim Anderton said today.