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Government Faces Questions Over Role Of SAS In Afghanistan

Government Faces Questions Over Role Of SAS In Afghanistan
Wellington, Jan 24 NZPA - The Government will face questions when Parliament resumes next month over the role of New Zealand's Special Air Service in Afghanistan.

Harawira Taking Time Out From Media Spotlight

Harawira Taking Time Out From Media Spotlight
Wellington, Nov 13 NZPA - Maori Party MP Hone Harawira is taking some time away from the media spotlight after his party suggested he walk away and become an independent MP.

Winners And Losers One Year On From Election

Winners And Losers One Year On From Election
Some MPs could try harder, some get a gold star and one or two have not achieved on NZPA's report card one year on from National's election victory. MAGGIE TAIT rates the performances.

Civil Defence Responds To Tsunami Response Review

Civil Defence Responds To Tsunami Response Review
Wellington, Oct 30 NZPA - Shortfalls identified in Civil Defence's response to the Samoan tsunami are being taken on board and rectified, Civil Defence Minister John Carter and his ministry say.

Civil Defence Review To Focus On Public Information

Civil Defence Review To Focus On Public Information
Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - An external review of Civil Defence's response to the Samoan tsunami threat will focus on the distribution of public information and the clarity of the messages.

Kiwibank Increases Fixed Mortgage Lending Rates

Kiwibank Increases Fixed Mortgage Lending Rates
Wellington, Oct 9 NZPA - Kiwibank has increased many of its fixed home mortgage rates. The state-owned bank has increased its two-, four- and five-year mortgage rates by 30 basis points to 6.69 percent, 8.25 percent and 8.60 percent respectively.

Most NZers Find Recession Nowhere Near As Bad As Predicted

Wellington, Sept 3 NZPA - For most New Zealanders the recession has been nowhere near as bad as predicted and they are questioning the way news stories about it were reported, survey results show.

Labour To Complain About Bennett To Privacy Commissioner

Wellington, July 28 NZPA - The Labour Party intends to lay a complaint with the privacy commissioner against Social Development Minister Paula Bennett for releasing income details of two beneficiaries.

Privacy Commissioner Says Ministers Need To Consider Act

Privacy Commissioner Says Ministers Need To Consider Act
Wellington, July 28 NZPA - Ministers and departments need to consider the Privacy Act when they release personal information, Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff says.

Peter Dunne Says He Expressed Misgivings About Rankin In March

Peter Dunne Says He Expressed Misgivings About Rankin In March
Wellington, May 13 NZPA - United Future leader Peter Dunne says he expressed "`major misgivings" about the proposed appointment of controversial former public servant Christine Rankin to the Families Commission in March.

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