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Labour announces electorate candidates

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.

Police Minister thanks Broad for his work

Police Minister thanks Broad for his work
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Police Minister Judith Collins thanked outgoing Police Commissioner Howard Broad for his "considerable contribution" in the position. Mr Broad announced last night that he would not seek a second term of office when his term ends next April.

Bennett not commenting on privacy saga

Bennett not commenting on privacy saga
Wellington, June 24 NZPA - Social Development Minister Paula Bennett today declined to comment on Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff's decision on Tuesday to refer a privacy complaint against her to the Director of Human Rights Proceedings.

Govt defends $4.8m budget allocation

Govt defends $4.8m budget allocation
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - The Government is vigorously defending its decision to allocate $4.8 million to a little-known agency which says it can raise the living standards of Pacific Island people in New Zealand.

Welfare reform debate going on in Parliament and with working group

Welfare reform debate going on in Parliament and with working group
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 15 NZPA - As the Welfare Working Group explores ways to improve the welfare system and get beneficiaries into work Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has had to defend the reform.

Goff to announce decisions today

Goff to announce decisions today
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, June 14 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff is expected to announce today a caucus reshuffle that will see the demotion of at least two of his MPs.

Goff moves quickly to deal with spending scandal

Goff moves quickly to deal with spending scandal
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, June 13 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff is moving quickly to deal with the fallout over the spending of some of the party's former ministers.

Peter Wilson: Sunlight Is A Good Disinfectant

Peter Wilson: Sunlight Is A Good Disinfectant
One good thing will come from the ministerial spending fiasco, and that is they aren't likely to break the rules again.

Parliament's gallery of shame

Parliament's gallery of shame
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, June 11 NZPA - Labour MP Shane Jones is licking his potentially lethal wounds today while many of his colleagues bear the blushes of their own misuse of ministerial credit cards.

Red faces, but no resignations over spending

Red faces, but no resignations over spending
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, June 10 NZPA - The release of years of ministerial credit card records has exposed some indulgent, inappropriate and unsavoury spending practices, but the damage so far appears to be limited to red faces.

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