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Labour's loan shark bill defeated

Labour's loan shark bill defeated
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The Government has killed a bill that would have regulated loan sharks and capped the interest rates they charge.

Call for support of loan shark bill

Call for support of loan shark bill
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - A members bill to stop loan sharks is up for its first reading tomorrow night but the Labour MP behind it is fearful it will be voted down.

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.

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.

Labour MP ready for Waitakere battle

Labour MP ready for Waitakere battle
Wellington, March 23 NZPA - Young Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni says she has already started her drive to win west Auckland's Waitakere electorate from National counterpart Paula Bennett.

MPs Asked To Back Bill Capping Loan Shark Rates

MPs Asked To Back Bill Capping Loan Shark Rates
Wellington, March 11 NZPA - MPs are being urged to send to a select committee a bill seeking to cap interest rates that loan sharks charge.

Labour Names Four Candidates For 2011 Election

Labour Names Four Candidates For 2011 Election
Wellington, Jan 31 NZPA - Labour has already chosen its 2011 election candidates for Auckland Central, West Coast-Tasman, Ohariu and Maungakiekie.

Bill Forces Donation Disclosure

Bill Forces Donation Disclosure
Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - Professional charity collectors have to disclose how much money they keep for themselves under a bill that passed its first reading in Parliament today.

Hide's Fund-Raising Breakfast Doesn't Break Rules, English Says

Hide's Fund-Raising Breakfast Doesn't Break Rules, English Says
Wellington, Oct 22 NZPA - Local Government Minister Rodney Hide isn't breaking cabinet rules by holding a fund-raising event for his ACT Party, Parliament was told today.

New MPs To Visit Britain

New MPs To Visit Britain
Wellington, June 19 NZPA - Six new MPs will visit Britain to learn about parliamentary practice and procedure in the House of Commons and the House of Lords, Speaker Lockwood Smith said today.

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