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Unions continue to voice anger over labour law changes

Unions continue to voice anger over labour law changes
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - Unions continue to voice strong opposition to sweeping new labour laws announced by the Government, saying the move is attack on workers' rights.

PM presses for more interest in local body elections

PM presses for more interest in local body elections
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he will personally advocate for people to get out and vote at the upcoming local government elections.

Govt still agonising over drink-drive limit

Govt still agonising over drink-drive limit
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - Cabinet may need more time to make a decision on whether to cut blood-alcohol limits for drivers, says Prime Minister John Key.

Stance against Fiji expected to continue, says PM

Stance against Fiji expected to continue, says PM
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - The Pacific Islands Forum's stance against Fiji's continued military regime is expected to be reaffirmed when the forum meets in Vanuatu next week, says Prime Minister John Key.

Air rifle move long overdue, says Police Association

Air rifle move long overdue, says Police Association
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - A move to require people to be licensed to own high-powered air rifles is long overdue, says the Police Association.

Govt's energy strategy too fossil fuel-focused, says Labour

Govt's energy strategy too fossil fuel-focused, says Labour
Wellington, July 25 NZPA - The National Party is still focused on fossil fuels, and its draft energy strategy is light on setting out plans on how to achieve a goal of 90 percent renewable energy by 2025, says Labour.

High-powered airguns to require licence

High-powered airguns to require licence
Wellington, July 25 NZPA - Owners of high-powered airguns will require a firearms licence within a matter of months, the Government announced today.

PM needs to revisit election promise on super age - Brash

PM needs to revisit election promise on super age - Brash
Wellington, July 24 NZPA - Former National Party leader Don Brash believes hiking the age to collect superannuation is not necessarily a vote loser and says Prime Minister John Key is wrong to stick with an election promise to make no changes.

Govt draft energy strategy too focused on fossil fuels

Govt draft energy strategy too focused on fossil fuels
Wellington, July 23 NZPA - The Government's draft energy strategy prioritises unsustainable fossil fuels over renewable energy sources, a climate change campaigner says.

PM to hold summit with Asean leaders

PM to hold summit with Asean leaders
Wellington, July 23 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key will hold a summit with Association of Southeast Asian (Asean) leaders when he is in Vietnam in October.

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