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Claims using declaration time wasting - English

Claims using declaration time wasting - English
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - It is a "total waste of time" for Maori to try make claims under a United Nations declaration on indigenous rights that New Zealand has just endorsed, Acting Prime Minister Bill English says.

Turia explains role in welfare reform process

Turia explains role in welfare reform process
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Apparent criticism towards the National Party over its supposed lack of communication with the Maori Party on welfare reforms was explained in a different light by co-leader Tariana Turia under questioning in Parliament today.

Heatley back in Cabinet

Heatley back in Cabinet
Wellington, March 30 NZPA - Phil Heatley will be reinstated to Cabinet on Thursday after the Auditor-General's inquiry found that while he spent $1402 of taxpayers' money wrongly he did not intentionally break the rules.

Heatley back in Cabinet

Heatley back in Cabinet
Wellington, March 30 NZPA - Phil Heatley will be reinstated to Cabinet after the Auditor-General's inquiry found that while he spent $1402 of taxpayers' money wrongly he did not intentionally break the rules. Prime Minister John Key made the announcement in Auckland this afternoon.

Government gets its welfare bill through first reading

Government gets its welfare bill through first reading
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, March 30 NZPA - The Maori Party turned its back on the Government and voted with Labour in Parliament today when the bill that enacts welfare changes was given its first reading.

Heatley back in Cabinet

Heatley back in Cabinet
Wellington, March 30 NZPA - Phil Heatley will be reinstated to Cabinet after an inquiry found that while he spent $1402 of taxpayers' money wrongly he did not intentionally break the rules. Prime Minister John Key made the announcement in Auckland this afternoon.

Resignation black and white, says Families Commission head

Resignation black and white, says Families Commission head
Wellington, March 25 NZPA - Outgoing Chief Families Commissioner Jan Pryor has rubbished claims her resignation was prompted by untenable relationships with other commissioners or the National Government.

Welfare changes will hurt people, charities say

Welfare changes will hurt people, charities say
Wellington, March 25 NZPA - Charities which help poor people say they are going to have to cope with the impact of the Government's welfare changes.

Welfare changes breach human rights: A-G

Welfare changes breach human rights: A-G
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, March 24 NZPA - Work testing sole parents on the domestic purposes benefit (DPB) is an unjustifiable breach of human rights, Attorney-General Chris Finlayson advised Parliament today.

National Hypocritical Over Leaks, Labour Says

National Hypocritical Over Leaks, Labour Says
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - The National Party is being accused of acting in a hypocritical manner over its response to leaks of information contained in confidential Cabinet papers.

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