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Opposition parties attack Budget 2016

Radio New Zealand - ‎May 25, 2016‎
However, Labour Party leader Andrew Little said the budget failed to deliver for middle New Zealand. And other opposition parties were also critical of it, with the Greens saying it is based on what polled well, rather than fixing problems.

Labour Party general secretary Andrew Kirton – interview

New Zealand Listener - ‎May 18, 2016‎
Here's a familiar story: you're racing up a vertiginous corporate ladder abroad, still in your 30s and personable, with a CV to die for, and you step off to get into politics back home in New Zealand. Generally, the idea is that a couple of chapters ...

Plans for NZ embassy in Colombia under fire

Radio New Zealand - ‎9 hours ago‎
Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Colombia had a booming population and solid growth and there were good educational and investment opportunities for New Zealand businesses there. But the Labour Party said the government had released only the ...
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Govt won't wipe WINZ motel debts

Radio New Zealand - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Labour Party leader Andrew Little said it was outrageous that people who went to Housing New Zealand or Work and Income looking for help were stuck with exorbitant motel bills.
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MBIE needs resources to prosecute - Labour

Radio New Zealand - ‎May 23, 2016‎
Immigration New Zealand says it has previously prosecuted Jetstar. The airline was convicted and fined $6500 in January 2012 for ignoring a directive not to board a Chinese national on a flight to New Zealand in January 2011. The maximum fine for an ...
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'If anything we could have used more consultants'

Radio New Zealand - ‎May 29, 2016‎
The Labour Party is being 'misleading' about the amount the government has spent on consultants for its sell-off of state houses, Finance Minister Bill English says.
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IRD won't confirm AK law firm under scrutiny

Radio New Zealand - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Earlier, Mr Key told Morning Report he did not know the details of the new revelations from the Panama Papers about the New Zealand law firm, but said they were only allegations at this stage. Labour party leader Andrew Little said the latest New ...

LINZ boss Mersi tapped to be Transport CEO (press release) - ‎1 hour ago‎
May 31 (BusinessDesk) - Land Information New Zealand chief Peter Mersi has been appointed chief executive of the Ministry of Transport after almost three years running the government department that includes the Overseas Investment Office.

New Zealand budget: Cuts to basic services, billions for the military

World Socialist Web Site - ‎May 26, 2016‎
None of the opposition parties have any fundamental differences with the government's agenda of austerity and militarism. The Labour Party and the right-wing New Zealand First Party have called for greater spending on the armed forces, particularly the ...

Nick Smith: Debate misses the mark

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
News that companies are extracting millions of litres of water for bottling and export has got the Green Party demanding a moratorium, Labour a new water tax and New Zealand First a prohibition on export. The debate needs some facts and context.
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Come clean over tax cut plans, Labour tells govt

Radio New Zealand - ‎May 22, 2016‎
"If you really believe they are the right thing to do for New Zealand, cost them properly and put them into Budget 2017, rather than dangling them about in an election campaign as a promise from Neverland.

Ben Jennings on the Tory disarray over EU referendum – cartoon

The Guardian - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Scottish Green Party crowdsourced a piece of work from Prof Ronald MacDonald at Glasgow ( yes that's his real name) on future currency arrangements in the event of independence.

National and Labour vote up in May but NZ First still holds the balance of power position despite vote falling

Roy Morgan Research (press release) - ‎May 22, 2016‎
Of the three Parliamentary Opposition parties - Labour's support was at 29.5% (up 3.5% to their highest support since November 2015), Greens 12% (down 2.5%) and NZ First 9.5% (down 3%). Of the parties outside Parliament the Conservative Party of NZ ...
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Homeless advocate Janette Walker selected as Labour candidate for Kaikoura - ‎May 17, 2016‎
Thrilled and honoured to have been selected as the New Zealand Labour Party Candidate for the Kaikoura electorate for the 2017 Election.

West Coast hospitality at its best in Blackball - ‎May 29, 2016‎
Blackball, tucked snugly beneath the Paparoa Range and about a 20-minute drive from Greymouth, was once a loud-and-proud mining hub, a hotbed of unionists and, as many say, the birthplace of the New Zealand Labour Party. These days, it has a ...

China has a few things to teach Australia about wool

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Foreign investment is vital to developing agriculture, especially because the estimated shortfall between the capital needed and domestic funds available may reach A$850 billion by 2050, according to Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. The ...
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Plain tobacco packaging likely for early next year

Otago Daily Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
Labour leader Andrew Little said he needed better information before making a call on whether e-cigarettes should be made available.

We would legalise medicinal cannabis - Labour leader - ‎May 17, 2016‎
"The medical evidence that came back to me overwhelmingly was that a lot of the cannabis available in New Zealand had very high THC (mind altering substance tetrahydrocannabinol) levels.

Māori Party opposes bill to abolish charter schools

Radio New Zealand - ‎May 19, 2016‎
... The Māori Party plans to oppose the Labour Party's bill seeking to abolish Kura Hourua or charter schools.