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Alternative welfare group concerned at looming changes

Alternative welfare group concerned at looming changes
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 8 NZPA - Concerns about what might come out of the Government's Welfare Working Group (WWG) have sparked a drive from a group of welfare organisations and academics so that those affected will get to have a say.

Govt and Greens at odds over gender pay gap

Govt and Greens at odds over gender pay gap
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - The Government and the Green Party can't both be right -- either the gender pay gap has decreased since National came to power, or it has increased. Women's Affairs Minister Pansy Wong yesterday told Parliament it had decreased from 12 percent to 11 percent.

Women's Affairs Minister disrespectful, Greens say

Women's Affairs Minister disrespectful, Greens say
By Stephanie McKay of NZPA Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Women's Affairs Minister Pansy Wong has done nothing to close the gender pay gap and her comments following a pay disparity protest were flippant and disrespectful, the Green Party says.

Nearly 50,000 sign anti-mining petition

Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Nearly 50,000 people have signed a Green Party-organised petition opposing opening up protected conservation land for mining.

Petition over national education standards presented

Petition over national education standards presented
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - National education standards will make students feel like failures, Wellington's Mount Cook School principal Sandra McCallum says.

National standards petition heading to Parliament

National standards petition heading to Parliament
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - An education sector union will today take a petition to Parliament outlining concerns with the implementation of national standards in schools.

SIS closes files on MPs

SIS closes files on MPs
By Maggie Tait and Kate Chapman of NZPA

Green MPs unhappy at being left out or working group

Green MPs unhappy at being left out or working group
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 8 NZPA -Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty is unhappy she and party co-leader Metiria Turei have been told they cannot attend the Welfare Working Group's forum.

Activists call on Trade Me to stop sale of kwila

By Paloma Migone of NZPA Wellington, May 27 NZPA - With the message 'Trade Me, not trade trees,' 15 activists today challenged auction website Trade Me to stop the sale of illegally-logged kwila on its site.

Mining company submission raised in Parliament

Mining company submission raised in Parliament
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, May 26 NZPA - A mining company has given more ammunition to those opposing mineral prospecting on protected land by signalling its own reservations about digging up pristine areas.

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