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Enthusiastic youth chosen for Hamilton's Youth Council

11 April 2014 - 3:48pm

A diverse group of ten passionate 17-24 year olds has been appointed as the new Youth Council Advisory Panel to Hamilton City Council.

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House prices: Gens X and Y give up - Twyford

11 April 2014 - 3:40pm

Today’s REINZ report shows house prices continue skyward while first home buyers are dropping out of the market, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Do Key and Adams support Chorus appeal? - Cunliffe

11 April 2014 - 2:06pm

John Key and Amy Adams must tell New Zealanders whether they support Chorus’ appeal of the High Court’s ruling in favour of the Commerce Commission, says Labour Leader David Cunliffe.

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On The Nation this weekend

11 April 2014 - 1:56pm

On The Nation this weekend… Lisa Owen will speak with Hone Harawira from the Mana Party conference in Rotorua about Kim Dotcom, election year strategy and some of their more controversial policies.

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Horowhenua District Council publishes Governance Statement

11 April 2014 - 12:56pm

Horowhenua District Council has adopted and published its revised Local Governance Statement for 2014 - 2017.

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Draft Annual Plan released for public consultation

11 April 2014 - 12:41pm

Clutha District Council has adopted its Draft Annual Plan for 2014/15 for public consultation.

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Latest inventory 'shows National driving climate change'

11 April 2014 - 12:31pm

New Zealand's latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory submitted to the UN confirms National’s policies are driving climate change, the Green Party said today.

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Minister to open $190 million Middlemore facility

11 April 2014 - 10:51am

Health Minister Tony Ryall will this afternoon open a new $190 million clinical services block at Middlemore Hospital, named after eminent orthopaedic surgeon Dr Harley Gray.

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Palm Oil campaign gaining support

10 April 2014 - 9:12pm

The Auckland Zoo played host to a workshop run by Unmask Palm Oil, an Auckland-based consumer rights campaign, on Saturday morning.

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Loan Shark Bill passes second reading

10 April 2014 - 6:36pm

A Bill that overhauls consumer credit laws to ensure that the interests of consumers are protected has passed its second reading in Parliament today says Consumer Affairs Minister Craig Foss.

"The Credit Contracts and Financial Services Law Reform Bill will require

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Dunne 'does U-turn on loan sharks for political safety'

10 April 2014 - 6:17pm

United Future leader Peter Dunne is putting his own political future first by refusing to support amended legislation that will at last hobble loan sharks, the scourge of the poor and low paid.

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Green Party requests inquiry into Peter Dunne and Trust

10 April 2014 - 5:59pm

Green Party MP Denise Roche today wrote to the Parliamentary Registrar of Pecuniary Interests requesting an inquiry into whether Peter Dunne should have included his involvement as chair of the Northern Wellington Festival Trust on the Register of Pecuniary Interests earlier than 2013.

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Veterans short-changed - Goff

10 April 2014 - 5:57pm

The Veterans’ Support Bill reported back to Parliament today rejects a key recommendation of the Law Commission Review on which it is based and ignores the submissions of veterans and the RNZRSA, says Labour’s Veterans’ Affairs Spokesperson, Phil Goff.

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Do it yourself, Minister tells Hawke's Bay - NZ First

10 April 2014 - 5:33pm

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee told Parliament today that if Hawke’s Bay ratepayers are so sure the Gisborne to Napier rail link is so good they should restore it themselves.

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Judith Collins' refusal to answer a disgrace - Robertson

10 April 2014 - 4:57pm

If John Key is holding his Ministers to any standards at all, he must make Judith Collins answer questions about the senior Chinese official she met during her taxpayer-funded visit to China last October, Labour MP Grant Robertson says.

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Strategy to end homelessness in Wellington endorsed

10 April 2014 - 4:50pm

Wellington City Council’s Community, Sport and Recreation Committee has today endorsed Te Mahana - a strategy to end homelessness in Wellington.

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Council removes buildings from Earthquake Prone List

10 April 2014 - 4:49pm

Earlier this week Palmerston North City Council issued a media release highlighting five additional buildings being added to the Earthquake Prone Building List. Unfortunately, Council’s internal procedure was not followed and the buildings have been removed from the list for the time being.

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Ryall 'needs to heed hospital workforce issues'

10 April 2014 - 4:43pm

The public health workforce, the same one Tony Ryall argues is making a lot of progress is facing increased pressure and staff burnout through his continued shuffling of the deckchairs, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says.

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NZ support to re-establish Fiji's parliament

10 April 2014 - 4:35pm

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced that New Zealand will provide $1.5 million towards a project aimed at re-establishing and strengthening Fiji’s parliament.

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Pacific people: Wellington City Council needs you

10 April 2014 - 4:28pm

Pacific people who live in Wellington City are encouraged to come out and vote in the election for the City Council’s Pacific Advisory Group, to be held this coming Monday 14 April.

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