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Existing Places On Job Ops Scheme Already Available

Existing Places On Job Ops Scheme Already Available
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 24 NZPA - The Government says it increased places on its Job Ops scheme, even though existing spaces have not yet been filled, because it is expecting high demand over the summer.

Business Less Than Enthusiastic About Labour's Monetary Policy

Business Less Than Enthusiastic About Labour's Monetary Policy
Wellington, Nov 20 NZPA - The business community has given a less than enthusiastic reaction to Labour leader Phil Goff's announcement he would make "significant change" to monetary policy, without saying what those changes might be.

ACC Crisis Made Up To Hike Fees - CTU

ACC Crisis Made Up To Hike Fees - CTU
Wellington, Nov 19 NZPA - The Government has manufactured a crisis in ACC to justify large levy hikes and set the ground for a disastrous move to privatisation, Council of Trade Unions (CTU) president Helen Kelly told MPs today.

Inquiry Hits Out At Australian-Owned Banks For Profit-taking

Inquiry Hits Out At Australian-Owned Banks For Profit-taking
Wellington, Nov 11 NZPA - A parliamentary banking inquiry by Labour, the Progressives and the Greens found banks did not pass on the full effect of reductions in the official cash rate (OCR) to their customers, Labour finance spokesperson David Cunliffe said today.

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.

New Bill To Change Meal Break Requirements

New Bill To Change Meal Break Requirements
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.

PM Gets Lukewarm Reception At Union Conference

PM Gets Lukewarm Reception At Union Conference
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, Oct 21 NZPA - National's recent belt-tightening policies ensured Prime Minister John Key got a lukewarm reception at a union conference in Wellington today.

No Unilateraly Reduction In Tariffs Until At Least 2015

No Unilateraly Reduction In Tariffs Until At Least 2015
Wellington, Oct 1 NZPA - New Zealand will not consider the unilateral reduction of any tariffs until 2015 at the earliest, Trade Minister Tim Groser and Commerce Minister Simon Power said today.

Bradford Leaving Parliament, Won't Rule Out Running In Auckland

Bradford Leaving Parliament, Won't Rule Out Running In Auckland
Wellington, Sept 28 NZPA - Green MP Sue Bradford may have quit Parliament but she is not ruling out standing for the Auckland super city council. Ms Bradford recently lost a contest for the party's co-leadership to Metiria Turei, after Jeanette Fitzsimons stood down.

Praise For Bradford After MP Announces Resignation

Praise For Bradford After MP Announces Resignation
Wellington, Sept 25 NZPA - Trade unions and political party leaders praised Sue Bradford and mourned her imminent departure after the Green Party MP announced today she was resigning from Parliament.

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