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Harawira's Holiday Another Reason For `public Wonder' Over Perks

Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - It looks like Maori Party MP Hone Harawira will have to pay back some of the taxpayers' money he received after he decided to take a holiday in Paris with his wife instead of attending a parliamentary conference.

Harawira's Holiday Another Reason For Public Wonder Over Perks

Harawira's Holiday Another Reason For Public Wonder Over Perks
Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - Maori Party MP Hone Harawira's decision to take a holiday in Paris with his wife instead of attending a parliamentary conference shows why the public are wondering about MPs perks, Labour deputy leader Annette King said today.

Green Party Says Withdrawal Of GE Maize Raises Questions In NZ

Green Party Says Withdrawal Of GE Maize Raises Questions In NZ
Wellington, Nov 2 NZPA - The Green Party has called for the Government to withdraw its approval for a genetically engineered corn that is no longer being commercially-developed in Europe.

Company Making Sweetener From Chinese Fruit Seeks More Capital

Company Making Sweetener From Chinese Fruit Seeks More Capital
Wellington, Oct 27 NZPA - Hamilton-based biotech entrepreneur BioVittoria is considering whether to sell shares in New Zealand to raise the $20 million it needs to commercialise a sweetener extracted from a Chinese fruit crop.

Changes To Break Legislation

Changes To Break Legislation
Wellington, Oct 27 NZPA - Meal and rest breaks from work will become more flexible if legislation introduced into Parliament today is passed, Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson says.

Greens Call For Labelling Of Trans-fat In Foods

Greens Call For Labelling Of Trans-fat In Foods
Wellington, Oct 27 NZPA - New Zealanders' health is being put at risk by a decision not to regulate a harmful type of fat, the Green Party says. A trans-Tasman body of ministers decided not to regulate the fats.

Key To Get A Taste Of Thailand At Last

Key To Get A Taste Of Thailand At Last
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Hua Hin, Thailand, Oct 24 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key will finally get a taste of Thailand tonight as he enjoys a gala dinner before tomorrow's East Asia Summit.

Silver Fern Farms Full Year Net Profit Up 16 Percent

Wellington, Oct 23 NZPA - Meat cooperative Silver Fern Farms reported a 16 percent rise in full year net profit to $43.6 million, boosted by its settlement with PGG Wrightson. Revenue for the 12 months to the end of August rose 1 percent to $2.015 billion.

Sophie Elliott's Mum Says Increased Victim Support A Good Start

Sophie Elliott's Mum Says Increased Victim Support A Good Start
By Sarah McDougall of NZPA Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - The family of Sophie Elliott, who was brutally murdered last year, say new assistance for victims of serious crime and their families is a "good first step".

Week Of Action On Food Labelling Starts

Week Of Action On Food Labelling Starts
Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - An action week pushing for country of origin labelling kicked off today -- World Food Day. A forum was held in Auckland where growers, farmers and consumers discussed the issue.