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Bennett staying quiet on talks with beneficiary

Bennett staying quiet on talks with beneficiary
Wellington, May 4 NZPA - National MP Paula Bennett is not discussing how conciliation efforts are going between her and a solo mother she offended by releasing her benefit details, but Labour MP Charles Chauvel says the woman simply wants an apology.

Head of state bill defeated in Parliament

Head of state bill defeated in Parliament
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - Green Party MP Keith Locke has failed in his bid to let New Zealanders decide whether they want to keep a British monarch as head of state or elect their own non-executive president.

Contact Says Further Electricity Increases Are Needed

Contact Says Further Electricity Increases Are Needed
by Vaughan Elder for NZPA Wellington, March 17 NZPA - Contact Energy says electricity prices will need to be raised by 4 to 5 percent a year to cover the costs of building new power plants.

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.

Discussion Paper On Conservation Land Changes Next Month

Discussion Paper On Conservation Land Changes Next Month
Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee today did not rule out changes to Kahurangi National Park to allow mining.

Labour MP Takes Brownlee's Spot At Energy Conference

Labour MP Takes Brownlee's Spot At Energy Conference
Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee is being accused of avoiding questions by not speaking at an energy conference in Auckland today.

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.

NZ Made Progress At Copenhagen - Key

NZ Made Progress At Copenhagen - Key
Wellington, Dec 21 NZPA - While climate talks in Copenhagen fell short of expectations, New Zealand made some progress on changes it wants around forestry, Prime Minister John Key said today.

Copenhagen Deal Underwhelms

Copenhagen Deal Underwhelms
Wellington, Dec 20 NZPA - The deal reached at global climate change talks in Copenhagen has disappointed politicians and scientists worldwide, and reaction has been mixed in New Zealand.

NZ Politicians Off To Copenhagen Climate Conference

NZ Politicians Off To Copenhagen Climate Conference
Wellington, Dec 8 NZPA - Politicians from Labour and the Greens will be joining Prime Minister John Key and his ministers in attending the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen.

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