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MPs Form Circle, Join Hand In Brief Moment Of Unity On Climate

MPs Form Circle, Join Hand In Brief Moment Of Unity On Climate
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - MPs formed a circle, held hands and sang in unison about climate change outside Parliament today, but inside the halls of power they remained as divided as ever over the policy.

Former PM Among Top State Owned Enterprises Appointments

Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - Dame Jenny Shipley has been appointed chairwoman of Genesis Energy as part of a string of state owned enterprise governance announcements made today.

English Not Being Drawn On Historic Rugby Broadcasting Talks

Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - Finance Minister Bill English wouldn't be drawn this morning on talks he reportedly had in June about a potential bid by Maori Television Service (MTS) to secure rugby World Cup broadcasting rights.

Peter Wilson: Nick Smith's Numbers Game

Peter Wilson: Nick Smith's Numbers Game
Wellington, Oct 18 NZPA - A minority government, as Prime Minister John Key pointed out last week, has to talk to its partners to get legislation through Parliament.

Students Protest Over Emissions Target

Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - Students are pushing for the Government to increase its emissions reduction target and say the submission process is a sham. A collective of Victoria University groups today protested at Parliament calling for a 40 percent emissions target.

Money Laundering Bill Passed By Parliament

Money Laundering Bill Passed By Parliament
Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - A bill that boosts measures to counter money laundering by criminal gangs and organised crime was passed into law today.

ETS Bill Will Not Achieve Govt's Policy Target Says Env Com

ETS Bill Will Not Achieve Govt's Policy Target Says Env Com
Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - The Government's amended emissions trading scheme has no chance of meeting National's target of a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gases by 2050, the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment said today.

South Canterbury Finance To Repay Private Placement Holders

South Canterbury Finance To Repay Private Placement Holders
Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - South Canterbury Finance said it will repay its $US100 ($NZ135) million private placement facility over 5.5 months.

South Canterbury Finance Announcement Pending

South Canterbury Finance Announcement Pending
Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - South Canterbury Finance is signalling that it will make a material announcement. Trading in the finance company's listed debt securities was halted this afternoon pending an announcement.

Flat Tax Not On The Table Despite Advice - Prime Minister

Flat Tax Not On The Table Despite Advice - Prime Minister
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - The Government will not introduce a flat tax system despite Treasury advice in support of one, Prime Minister John Key says.

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