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Charles Chauvel

Misspending sparks big changes

By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Credit card misuse has sparked a significant reshuffle within the Labour Party, including promotion to the front bench of Charles Chauvel and Nanaia Mahuta, while the main offenders are left to work their way back into favour.

A list of Labour's reshuffle

A list of Labour's reshuffle
Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Labour reshuffle: The good: Charles Chauvel -- moves to the front bench and picks up environment, drops energy Said he was "very pleased" but declined to comment further.

Labour announces reshuffle

Labour announces reshuffle
Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Nanaia Mahuta and Charles Chauvel are among the biggest winners out of a Labour Party reshuffle following the demotion of Shane Jones, Chris Carter and Mita Ririnui over misuse of ministerial credit cards.

Bennett won't pay out solo mum over privacy complaint

Bennett won't pay out solo mum over privacy complaint
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, May 27 NZPA - Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has rejected a suggestion she pay a solo mother $15,000 because she made the woman's welfare information public.

Chauvel: Compensation Claim Followed Legal Advice

Chauvel: Compensation Claim Followed Legal Advice
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - Solo mum Natasha Fuller asked for compensation from Social Development Minister Paula Bennett after seeking legal advice, Labour MP Charles Chauvel says.

Solo mum seeks cash payout from minister - report

Solo mum seeks cash payout from minister - report
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has been asked to pay out $15,000 to a mum whose welfare information she made public.

Govt and Labour argue over rising costs

Govt and Labour argue over rising costs
Feds pse Q for 0400 Wellington, May 25 NZPA - A row over rising costs has started, with Labour saying families are going to be hit hard by the budget and the emissions trading scheme.

Key defends GST and other hikes

Key defends GST and other hikes
Wellington, May 24 NZPA - Households hit by rising costs would be worse off under Labour, Prime Minister John Key said today in the wake of a budget that will see GST increase to 15 percent in October.

Opposition MPs call for transparency on ETS subsidies

Opposition MPs call for transparency on ETS subsidies
Wellington, May 14 NZPA - About 800 greenhouse gas-emitting firms are in line for taxpayer subsidies under the emissions trading scheme (ETS) and those taxpayers have a right to know how much they will be paying in subsidies, Opposition MPs say.

NZ to join International Renewable Energy Agency

NZ to join International Renewable Energy Agency
Wellington, May 11 NZPA - New Zealand intends to join an intergovernmental organisation that promotes the production and sustainable use of renewable energy, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

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