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Winners And Losers One Year On From Election

Winners And Losers One Year On From Election
Some MPs could try harder, some get a gold star and one or two have not achieved on NZPA's report card one year on from National's election victory. MAGGIE TAIT rates the performances.

Gerry Brownlee Denies Ruling Out Mokihinui Dam

Wellington, Nov 4 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee says reports of him saying the Mokihinui River dam will not go ahead are out of context, and he is not interfering with the planning process.

Maori Party Warns Young Men Will Fight Back

Maori Party Warns Young Men Will Fight Back
Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - The Maori Party is warning young Maori will fight back against police trying to take a DNA swab.

Law Change Gives Police Wider Powers To Take DNA Samples

Law Change Gives Police Wider Powers To Take DNA Samples
Wellington, Oct 28 NZPA - Police will have wider powers to take DNA samples, under a law passed by Parliament today in the face of strong opposition from the Green Party. The provisions of the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Bill will be introduced in stages.

Smith Claims ETS Strikes `Balance' Between Jobs And Emissions

Smith Claims ETS Strikes `Balance' Between Jobs And Emissions
Wellington, Oct 28 NZPA - Climate Change Minister Nick Smith says the Government's emissions trading scheme strikes a " good balance" between providing jobs for New Zealanders reducing emissions.

Labour Criticises National Over ETS Process

Labour Criticises National Over ETS Process
Wellington, Oct 9 NZPA - The release of official's advice on an emissions trading scheme (ETS) is a continuation of the Government's shonky management of the process, Labour's climate change spokesman Charles Chauvel said today.

Ngai Tahu Discussions Set Dangerous Precedent - Labour

Ngai Tahu Discussions Set Dangerous Precedent - Labour
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, Oct 9 NZPA - The Government's discussions with Ngai Tahu over its forestry Treaty of Waitangi settlement went against legal advice and could set a dangerous precedent for other settlements, Labour MP Charles Chauvel says.

Govt Could Bring Down Power Prices If It Wanted To, Labour Says

Govt Could Bring Down Power Prices If It Wanted To, Labour Says
Wellington, Sept 30 NZPA - Labour says the Government could instantly bring down electricity prices if it stopped taking big profits from state-owned power companies.

Govt Gets Its ETS Bill Through First Reading

Wellington, Sept 24 NZPA - After months of controversy the Government today brought its new-look emissions trading scheme (ETS) to Parliament and got the bill through its first reading on a vote of 63 to 58.

Smith Briefs Opposition Parties On Ets Bill

Smith Briefs Opposition Parties On Ets Bill
Wellington, Sept 23 NZPA - Opposition MPs say the emissions trading scheme the Government will bring to Parliament tomorrow is a rush job that doesn't clearly state the cost to taxpayers if New Zealand doesn't meet its international obligations.

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