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Girls significantly outperforming boys in school

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - Girls are 13 percent more likely than boys to leave school with at least an NCEA level 2 academic qualification, new Ministry of Education figures show.

Fitch affirms NZ ratings

Fitch affirms NZ ratings
Wellington, Oct 5 NZPA - A turnaround in the current account deficit has helped New Zealand retain its ratings from agency Fitch Ratings.

Households more careful than had been expected - Bollard

Households more careful than had been expected - Bollard
Wellington, Sept 16 NZPA - Households are looking after their money more carefully than had been expected, Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard told Parliament's finance and expenditure select committee today.

Savings discussion document released

Savings discussion document released
Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - The Savings Working Group will consider a range of reforms, including dual income and capital tax, as they look at how to increase national savings. Treasury today released the discussion document to guide the independent group.

Telcos urged to pre-empt mobile regulation

Telcos urged to pre-empt mobile regulation
Wellington, Aug 4 NZPA - The Telecommunications Users Associations (Tuanz) is calling on Vodafone and Telecom to pre-empt regulation by immediately lifting surcharges on cross-network calls and texts.

Treasury and IRD at odds in company tax advice

Treasury and IRD at odds in company tax advice
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - Treasury and Inland Revenue Department (IRD) were at odds over the Government's decision to cut the company tax rate to 28 percent.

Women's Affairs Minister disrespectful, Greens say

Women's Affairs Minister disrespectful, Greens say
By Stephanie McKay of NZPA Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Women's Affairs Minister Pansy Wong has done nothing to close the gender pay gap and her comments following a pay disparity protest were flippant and disrespectful, the Green Party says.

46 pct of businesses report innovation

46 pct of businesses report innovation
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - A survey of businesses found 46 percent reported innovation activity in 2009, the same rate as in a survey carried out in 2007.

Maori Party wants action on child poverty

Maori Party wants action on child poverty
Wellington, June 5 NZPA - The Maori Party is promoting its policy of an official poverty line in New Zealand and an increase in the minimum wage after a shock report on child health.

Maori Party calls for united action on child poverty

Maori Party calls for united action on child poverty
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - The Maori Party is calling on MPs across the political spectrum to work together on an action plan to tackle child poverty.

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