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Henare has heart attack

Henare has heart attack
Wellington, June 21 NZPA - National Party MP Tau Henare is in hospital recovering from a heart attack, it was reported today. Mr Henare, 49, told the New Zealand Herald from Auckland City Hospital he woke at 2am on Sunday morning and knew immediately he was having a heart attack.

Retailers warned about layby-GST fish hook

Retailers warned about layby-GST fish hook
Wellington, June 8 NZPA - Retailers are being warned not to leave themselves short when signing people up to layby's without factoring in October's GST increase. In last month's budget the Government announced an increase in GST from 12.5 percent to 15 percent.

Drips in the Beehive, committee told

Drips in the Beehive, committee told
Wellington, June 3 NZPA - The Beehive roof is a bit leaky but there isn't any money to fix it.

Solo mum seeks cash payout from minister - report

Solo mum seeks cash payout from minister - report
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has been asked to pay out $15,000 to a mum whose welfare information she made public.

Labour questions budget money for private company

Labour questions budget money for private company
]Wellington, May 24 NZPA - The Labour Party is questioning a $4.8 million budget allocation to a private company so it can boost the living standards of Pacific communities in Auckland.

Labour questions budget money for private company

Labour questions budget money for private company
Wellington, May 24 NZPA - The Labour Party is questioning a $4.8 million budget allocation to a private company so it can boost the living standards of Pacific communities in Auckland.

GST rise `attack on the poor' - Harawira

GST rise `attack on the poor' - Harawira
Wellington, May 20 NZPA - Outspoken Maori Party MP Hone Harawira has slammed a rise in GST as an attack on the poor, despite the party being bound by its coalition agreement to support it as part of today's budget.

A budget to balance the economy

A budget to balance the economy
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, May 17 NZPA - Tax cuts across the board and GST increasing from 12.5 percent to 15 percent. The "what's in it for you" figures will dominate coverage of Thursday's budget but there is more to it than that.

Air NZ not whispering to the Listener

Air NZ not whispering to the Listener
Wellington, May 14 NZPA - A war of words and sign language has broken out between Air New Zealand and the New Zealand Listener magazine. Both accuse the other of being deaf.

Key says alcohol law change would not have helped boy

Key says alcohol law change would not have helped boy
Wellington, May 11 NZPA - Changing the legal age for purchasing alcohol would not have saved the life of a boy who drank himself to death at the weekend, Prime Minister John Key says.

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