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"We need to do more" Parker says

Wellington, Sept 23 NZPA - Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker today conceded that more needed to be done to help residents who feel they have been forgotten in the wake of the massive Canterbury's earthquake.

Some party central events may move - report

Some party central events may move - report
Wellington, July 13 NZPA - Senior ministers are threatening to move some festival events around Rugby World Cup 2011 to other centres after problems with the Auckland "party central" site, it was reported today.

Progressives re-register

Progressives re-register
Wellington, June 27 NZPA - The Progressive Party has re-registered as a political party but its members will continue working closely with Labour as leader Jim Anderton's tenure starts winding down.

More councils sign up to leaky homes deal

More councils sign up to leaky homes deal
Wellington, May 28 NZPA - The Government's leaky homes package is finding support with local bodies, with Auckland City Council the latest to join up.

Auckland votes to back Govt leaky homes deal

Auckland votes to back Govt leaky homes deal
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - The Auckland City Council has voted tonight to accept the Government's leaky homes package.

Jim Anderton -- the People's Mayor

Jim Anderton -- the People's Mayor
Wellington, May 9 NZPA - Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton has confirmed he will stand for election as mayor of Christchurch in October, and says if he wins he won't retire from Parliament until next year's general election.

Anderton wants to lead Christchurch

Anderton wants to lead Christchurch
Wellington, May 6 NZPA - Wigram MP Jim Anderton has confirmed suspicions he will run for the Christchurch mayoralty this year.

Jim Anderton may run for Christchurch mayor

Jim Anderton may run for Christchurch mayor
Wellington, April 19 NZPA - Wigram MP Jim Anderton may run for the Christchurch mayoralty, it has been reported. Mr Anderton refused to say whether he would run for the left-leaning 2021 group to stand against Mayor Bob Parker.

Chinese Vice-Premier To Visit NZ From Sunday

Chinese Vice-Premier To Visit NZ From Sunday
Wellington, Oct 30 NZPA - China Vice-Premier Li Keqiang will visit New Zealand from Sunday. He would be accompanied by a 50-strong delegation and visit Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English said.

Peter Wilson: Bring In A Boy Racer Bill

It's time for the National-led government to put its money where its mouth has been for the last nine years.

The increase in violent crime during Labour's term in office was a valuable asset for National and it was used to good effect by the party while in opposition.

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