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Dira sunset provisions bill passes first reading

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Oct 14 NZPA - A bill to extend requirements for Fonterra to provide cheap milk to other producers, including competitors, passed its first reading tonight.

It Is Now Time For Phil Heatley To Be Sacked Or Resign

It Is Now Time For Phil Heatley To Be Sacked Or Resign
Gateway Housing Assistance, KiwiSaver home ownership assistance, Welcome Home First Steps, the Housing Innovation Fund and the Tenant Home Ownership Programme. Not one workable solution! “Gateway” will be yet another useless tool in the affordable housing tool-box.

Buller power scheme gets green light

Westport, Oct 1 NZPA - Privately owned Hydro Developments Ltd today received the green light for its "green" power scheme using polluted water from the Stockton open cast mine in Buller.

General welcome for overseas investment changes

General welcome for overseas investment changes
Wellington, Sept 28 NZPA - Government changes to rules about overseas purchases of New Zealand land do not protect the country's long-term interests, Labour says.

Climate change inaction will be costly, Greens say

Wellington, Sept 20 NZPA - A poll suggesting climate change has slipped down the list of important issues for New Zealanders is not a reason to ignore it and risk further damage to the economy, the Green Party says.

Holiday trade-In bill passes first reading

Holiday trade-In bill passes first reading
Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - Legislation allowing workers to trade in their fourth week of leave for cash and giving employers the right to demand a medical certificate for one day of sick leave passed its first reading in Parliament today after protests from the Labour Party and the Greens.

Govt wants Kiwis to increase savings with no incentives

Govt wants Kiwis to increase savings with no incentives
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - The savings working group faces what appears to be an insurmountable challenge -- finding a way to convince cash-strapped New Zealanders to put more of their hard earned money into a bank account.

Review of overseas investment will look at land issue

Review of overseas investment will look at land issue
Wellington, July 27 NZPA - A review of the overseas investment regime is likely to look at how to stop the sell-off large tracts of land to foreign buyers, Prime Minister John Key indicated today. The review was started by Finance Minister Bill English in March last year and aimed at:

Greens draft bill on foreign ownership

Greens draft bill on foreign ownership
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - The Green Party has drafted a bill seeking to stop overseas buyers snapping up large tracts of New Zealand land.

Greens draft bill on foreign ownership

Greens draft bill on foreign ownership
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - The Green Party has drafted a bill seeking to stop overseas buyers snapping up large tracts of New Zealand land.

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