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Hide's Belief He Can Hoodwink Ministers A Concern Says Labour

Hide's Belief He Can Hoodwink Ministers A Concern Says Labour
Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - ACT leader Rodney Hide's belief that he can hoodwink his National counterparts around the Cabinet table should be of concern to all voters, Labour's deputy leader Annette King said today.

Goff Grafts Through His Toughest Year

Goff Grafts Through His Toughest Year
On election night, Phil Goff didn't know Helen Clark would stand down as leader of the Labour Party. Within weeks he had replaced her and was putting together an opposition team. The first year, he told NZPA Political Editor PETER WILSON, was always going to be tough.

Green Party Says Withdrawal Of GE Maize Raises Questions In NZ

Green Party Says Withdrawal Of GE Maize Raises Questions In NZ
Wellington, Nov 2 NZPA - The Green Party has called for the Government to withdraw its approval for a genetically engineered corn that is no longer being commercially-developed in Europe.

Bill English Says As Recession Eases Welfare Changes Back On

Bill English Says As Recession Eases Welfare Changes Back On
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 1 NZPA - Welfare reform is in the government's sights again but Labour say it's too soon given rising numbers on unemployment benefits.

Flat Tax Not On The Table Despite Advice - Prime Minister

Flat Tax Not On The Table Despite Advice - Prime Minister
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - The Government will not introduce a flat tax system despite Treasury advice in support of one, Prime Minister John Key says.

PM Stands By Lee Over NZ On Air Row

PM Stands By Lee Over NZ On Air Row
Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key accepts an accounting error was to blame for MP Melissa Lee's television production company needing to pay back taxpayer money, but Labour say there has been a cover-up.

Minister Faces Questions Over MP's Company

Minister Faces Questions Over MP's Company
Wellington, Oct 13 NZPA - Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman will face questions in Parliament today as Labour tries to find out when he first knew a National Party MP's company was under investigation.

National MP Again Under Investigation - Report

National MP Again Under Investigation - Report
Wellington, Oct 12 NZPA - National Party list MP Melissa Lee is again under investigation over the way her television production company used taxpayer funds, it was reported tonight.

Recession Sees Personal Debt Grow

Recession Sees Personal Debt Grow
By Amelia Romanos of NZPA Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - The recession is largely responsible for a 25 percent increase in the amount of debt clients at the Federation of Family Budgeting Services owe, the organisation says.

Parties Says Field Jail Sentence Shows MPs Not Above The Law

Parties Says Field Jail Sentence Shows MPs Not Above The Law
Wellington, Oct 6 NZPA - The trial, conviction and sentencing of former MP Taito Phillip Field has been a sorry saga that reflects badly on Parliament, Prime Minister John Key says.

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