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Beef + Lamb outlines its priorities for incoming govt

16 September 2014 - 5:59pm

Beef + Lamb New Zealand has outlined what it sees as the policy priorities for the incoming government.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chairman, James Parsons says the policy manifesto covers a range of issues that will support a confident and profitable sheep and beef sector.

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Feedback sought on Wellington Council plans for growth

16 September 2014 - 5:55pm

An extra 50,000 people are expected to be living in Wellington City in 30 years’ time and planning is well under way to make sure the new housing and services they will need are sustainably developed in areas that will benefit the city most.

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Hundreds of students turn out for political debate - VUWSA

16 September 2014 - 5:36pm

With only a few days left before the general election, over 500 Victoria students packed the central Hub space on campus today to listen to a political debate on student issues organised by the Students’ Association.

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Conservatives break through 5% threshold - poll

16 September 2014 - 5:29pm

Reports in today’s Dominion Post that the Conservative Party is polling at 6% in Nationals internal polling are not surprising says the Conservative Napier candidate Garth McVicar.

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New envoys to present their credentials

16 September 2014 - 4:55pm

Envoys for The Netherlands, Poland, Italy and Viet Nam will present their credentials to the Governor-General, Lt Gen Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae, at Government House in Wellington tomorrow (Wednesday 17 September 2014).

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Appointments on election eve 'raise red flag'

16 September 2014 - 4:48pm

Serious questions must be asked over Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples appointments to the Waitangi Tribunal on the eve of the General Election, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters.

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National Party rejects allegation of copyright infringement

16 September 2014 - 4:17pm

National Party statement regarding alleged unauthorised use of music.

The National Party completely rejects the allegation that the library music used in its early campaign advertisements is a copyright infringement of any artist’s work.

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Equality Network rates political parties

16 September 2014 - 4:14pm

The Equality Network, a group of New Zealand organisations dedicated to reducing inequality, is today releasing a rating of political parties and their policies on tackling income gaps.

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ALCP release election manifesto

16 September 2014 - 3:50pm

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party has released its manifesto in the lead up to the election on Saturday.

ALCP leader Julian Crawford said the publication was an intersectoral look at how ALCP's policy impacted across 13 key portfolios.

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Leadership of Maori TV lied - Harawira

16 September 2014 - 3:47pm

"Normally I'm happy to tell people that I was right but when I received the news about the staff cuts at Maori Television, I had nothing but sympathy for the three Maori media leaders who are going to be made to fight for the one job" said MANA leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira.

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Maritime Union backs change of Govt to 'put workers first'

16 September 2014 - 3:27pm

The Maritime Union says a change of Government is required to deliver secure jobs and decent wages for New Zealand workers.

Maritime Union National Secretary Joe Fleetwood says workers seemed to be coming last under current policies.

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National Party sued for unauthorised use of Eminem song

16 September 2014 - 3:26pm

In proceedings filed today in the Wellington Registry of the High Court of New Zealand, Eight Mile Style, LLC and Martin Affiliated, LLC, the Detroit-based publishers of Eminem’s copyrights, are seeking damages for copyright infringement against the New Zealand National Party.

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Mana makes more wild statements - Turia

16 September 2014 - 3:24pm

Earlier this week the Mana candidate for Waiariki Annette Sykes claimed the Government wants to abolish the Waitangi Tribunal and the Māori Land Court.

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Maori Party opposes expansion of surveillance powers

16 September 2014 - 3:08pm

While debate continues about the veracity of claims made by Dotcom’s "Moment of Truth", the Māori Party remains opposed to any law changes or policies that increase the power of the State to survey its citizens.

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Green Party 'will help students in financial distress'

16 September 2014 - 2:49pm

The Green Party will stop National’s campaign of punishing tertiary students and do more than any other party to support young Kiwis into study, Green Party students spokesperson Gareth Hughes said today.

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National backing women to succeed - Goodhew

16 September 2014 - 2:39pm

Under the National-led Government real improvements have been made for New Zealand women, and we are keen to continue building on those achievements says Women’s Affairs Spokesperson, Jo Goodhew.

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Winegums make for better polling - Harawira

16 September 2014 - 2:14pm

"I wanted to laugh when I saw the Native Affairs poll the other night (Hone Harawira 38%, Kelvin Davis 37%) because it was almost the same as the one they did back in 2011", said MANA leader and Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira.

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Greens take nanny state to a new level - Family First

16 September 2014 - 1:17pm

Family First NZ is labelling the Green’s ‘welcome package’ for newborns policy as wasteful and misdirected.

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Has household income inequality really changed?

16 September 2014 - 12:48pm

Peter Sherwin, Partner, Privately Held Business at Grant Thornton New Zealand, looks at New Zealand household incomes, the numbers of ‘poor households’ and how things have changed in this country over the last 20 years in light of a myriad of statements made by the different parties in the le

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National promises $40m boost to engineering

16 September 2014 - 12:42pm

A re-elected National-led government will allocate an additional $40 million to further boost engineering places and double the number of engineering graduates to at least match OECD averages, National Party Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment spokesman Steven Joyce says.

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