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Governor points finger at National on supply - Twyford

12 November 2014 - 2:29pm

The Reserve Bank Governor has admitted he had to keep loan to value mortgage restrictions in place because the Government’s attempts to increase housing has fallen ‘a long way short’, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Wellington district plan changes 'enable quality growth'

12 November 2014 - 2:27pm

Wellington Councillors gave their stamp of approval to residential and suburban centre district plan changes 72 and 73 last week. These changes will manage growth and development in all residential and suburban centre properties in the city.

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PM slow to act on promise to the regions - NZ First

12 November 2014 - 2:26pm

Prime Minister John Key promised to "save" the regions - he must commit to that election pledge and ensure Air New Zealand keeps all services, says New Zealand First.

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Minister commends Karapiro clean-up

12 November 2014 - 1:54pm

Land Information Minister Louise Upston has welcomed the removal of aquatic hornwort from Lake Karapiro, saying it will enhance the health of this nationally significant lake.

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Labour leaders 'open to extreme abortion laws'

12 November 2014 - 1:03pm

Family First NZ is rejecting the Labour leader candidates’ call for the decriminalisation of abortion and says that the existing safeguards are there to protect women and children.

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Did Collins cover up Slater’s OIA requests? - Woods

12 November 2014 - 12:11pm

Disgraced former Cabinet Minister Judith Collins must explain why she appears to have tried to hide Official Information Act requests she fulfilled for Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater, Labour MP Megan Woods says.

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Reserve Bank's dairy warning must be heard - Parker

12 November 2014 - 12:07pm

The Reserve Bank’s warning that falling dairy prices are creating greater risks for the New Zealand economy must be taken seriously by Bill English and John Key, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker.

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Capacity added to Akl Council website, still some issues

12 November 2014 - 11:14am

Auckland Council says the continuing heavy traffic on its website means people may still experience intermittent delays in accessing property valuations.

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Minister witnesses $120m deal to NZ company

12 November 2014 - 11:08am

Less than nine months after the Prime Minister witnessed the signing of a landmark MOU between Pacific Aerospace and Beijing Automotive Group, Trade Minister Tim Groser was present for the delivery of the first two of 53 aircraft as part of agreements worth $120 million to Hamilton-based company,

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Let's see if it is plane sailing Mr Bridges - Davis

12 November 2014 - 10:36am

Comments by Transport Minister Simon Bridges that Far North residents' anger over cutbacks to regional flights will be allayed by larger planes and cheaper fares out of Kerikeri, are just pure arrogance, says Labour’s Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis.

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National's housing failure keeps LVRs in place - Twyford

12 November 2014 - 10:20am

The Reserve Bank’s decision to leave loan-to-value ratio mortgage restrictions in place is further confirmation of National’s housing policy fiasco, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.

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Did Key and Groser sell out on TPPA with nothing on agriculture?

12 November 2014 - 9:53am

According to the Wall Street Journal, trade minister Groser says the politicians have ‘informally "closed out" all but two major areas’ of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations.

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Better air connections with the Philippines

12 November 2014 - 9:22am

Air links between New Zealand and the Philippines are set to improve with the signing today of an air services arrangement, says Transport Minister Simon Bridges.

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ITUC take stand against secret TPPA negotiations

12 November 2014 - 9:09am

The representatives of millions of workers are taking a stand today and demanding the Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations stop.

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Councils help communities have safe summers

12 November 2014 - 8:51am

Local government supports summer festivities so that New Zealand communities have safe, happy holidays.

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Inquiry needed into building supplies monopoly - Twyford

12 November 2014 - 7:41am

The Commerce Commission must stop dragging the chain and urgently investigate the anti-competitive practices in the building industry that are driving up the cost of building materials, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Air service cuts 'bolt out of the blue'

11 November 2014 - 5:21pm

News Air New Zealand is to cut services from Taupō to Wellington next year has been met with deep disappointment by the Taupo district’s Mayor David Trewavas.

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Rush over 'jihadi' law changes 'just window dressing'

11 November 2014 - 5:12pm

Prime Minister John Key’s hullabaloo over the "urgent" need to "tighten laws" around the removal of passports is window dressing for political gain, says New Zealand First.

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Target school funding to student needs - NZ First

11 November 2014 - 4:25pm

Education funding must support students in need no matter what school they attend, says New Zealand First.

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Auckland Council working to increase website capacity

11 November 2014 - 3:48pm

Auckland Council says an unprecedented level of activity on its website is likely to be the cause of ongoing technical issues with the site.

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