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X-rated credit card use lands Shane Jones in the dog house

X-rated credit card use lands Shane Jones in the dog house
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 10 NZPA - Watching porn movies in hotels and paying for them with taxpayers money was foolish and unwise but he is no sex addict, Labour list MP Shane Jones says.

Key promised nine times to never sell Kiwibank - King

Key promised nine times to never sell Kiwibank - King
By Peter Wilson of NZPA

No more GST increases, says Key

No more GST increases, says Key
Wellington, June 2 NZPA - GST will not be increased from 15 percent, Prime Minister John Key told Parliament today.

Use of tobacco tax increase questioned

Wellington, May 18 NZPA - Increased tobacco tax could go to funding tax cuts for the wealthy, Labour said today. However, Finance Minister Bill English was quick to point out that the previous Labour Government did not ring fence the funding for specific purposes either.

MPs praise child advocate for international award

MPs praise child advocate for international award
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - Former Children's Commissioner Ian Hassall has been praised by MPs after he received a United Nations award recognising his dedication to improving child welfare.

Turia upbeat about Whanau Ora, as funding questioned

Turia upbeat about Whanau Ora, as funding questioned
Wellington, May 7 NZPA - Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says she isn't disappointed with her downsized Whanau Ora social services delivery programme but opposition MPs say she should be, and former MP John Tamihere doubts enough money has been set aside.

Turia upbeat about Whanau Ora

Turia upbeat about Whanau Ora
Wellington, May 7 NZPA - Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says she isn't disappointed with her downsized Whanau Ora social services delivery programme but opposition MPs say she should be.

Bennett denies offering money to beneficiary

Bennett denies offering money to beneficiary
Wellington, April 29 NZPA - Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has denied she offered money to a beneficiary who laid a privacy complaint against her.

Bennett questioned over WINZ's treatment of retiree

Bennett questioned over WINZ's treatment of retiree
Wellington, April 29 NZPA - Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett had to field questions in Parliament today over suggestions her department was getting over-zealous in spying on beneficiaries and trying to bully a 78-year-old into work.

Whanau Ora providers already training, before policy starts

Whanau Ora providers already training, before policy starts
Wellington, April 27 NZPA - Whanau Ora providers are already training staff to implement the policy, funding the training out of their own budgets, overseeing minister Tariana Turia told Parliament today.

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