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Spat over living cost continued in Parliament

Spat over living cost continued in Parliament
Wellington, Oct 19 NZPA - Labour and National continued their spat over the cost of living today with both sides claiming in Parliament the other has their figures wrong.

Labour's Bold New Brand

Labour's Bold New Brand
By Peter Wilson, NZPA Political Editor Wellington, Oct 17 NZPA - If Labour doesn't win the next election, it won't be for want of trying. And if enthusiastic optimism would do the job, they would romp in.

Labour gets ready for "the battle of 2011"

Labour gets ready for "the battle of 2011"
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Auckland, Oct 17 NZPA - Labour has unveiled new policies it believes will give it an edge over National in the next election.

Labour's bold new brand

By Peter Wilson, NZPA Political Editor Wellington, Oct 17 NZPA - If Labour doesn't win the next election, it won't be for want of trying. And if enthusiastic optimism would do the job, they would romp in.

Labour promises bold new policies

Labour promises bold new policies
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Auckland, Oct 16 NZPA - Labour is promising bold new policies for the care and education of children to put to voters at the next election.

King to outline social policy

King to outline social policy
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Auckland, Oct 16 NZPA - Labour's deputy leader Annette King will outline social policy the party is developing when she speaks at its annual conference today.

Contact joins power price rise

Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - Contact Energy is the latest power company to signal it will increase its prices when GST rises on October 1. The Government is increasing GST to 15 percent, from 12.5 percent, at the same time as cutting personal tax rates.

Unemployment figures show a worrying trend, Labour says

Unemployment figures show a worrying trend, Labour says
Wellington, July 15 NZPA - The latest unemployment benefit figures are a worrying sign that New Zealand is falling further behind Australia, the Labour Party says.

Alternative welfare group concerned at looming changes

Alternative welfare group concerned at looming changes
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 8 NZPA - Concerns about what might come out of the Government's Welfare Working Group (WWG) have sparked a drive from a group of welfare organisations and academics so that those affected will get to have a say.

Labour announces electorate candidates

Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

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