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Bill Proposes Cap On Loan Shark Interest Rates

Bill Proposes Cap On Loan Shark Interest Rates
Wellington Aug 21 NZPA - Parliament is to consider setting a maximum interest rate that loan sharks can charge. Labour MP Charles Chauvel's Credit Reforms (Responsible Lending) Bill proposes capping the interest rate lenders can charge under a consumer credit contract at 48 percent.

Nick Smith Defends NZ Target After IPCC Criticism

Nick Smith Defends NZ Target After IPCC Criticism
Wellington, Aug 20 NZPA - Climate Change Minister Nick Smith is rejecting criticism by a top United Nations climate scientist that the Government's emissions reduction target is disappointing, inadequate and unambitious.

ETS Talks Still Ongoing Despite Tensions And Rumours Of Collapse

ETS Talks Still Ongoing Despite Tensions And Rumours Of Collapse
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Aug 16 NZPA - Both Labour and National say they are continuing talks over an emissions trading scheme despite rumours that they have reached a deadlock over crucial details.

Electricity Review Out For Discussion

Electricity Review Out For Discussion
Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - Retail electricity prices are excessive and changes in regulatory control, allowing line companies to retail electricity, are recommended in an electricity review released today.

Emissions Reduction Target Will Cost Too Much, Manufacturers Say

Emissions Reduction Target Will Cost Too Much, Manufacturers Say
Wellington, Aug 11 NZPA - Manufacturers are complaining about the cost of the Government's greenhouse gas reduction target as environmentalists and the Labour Party continue to criticise it for being too weak.

Emissions Reduction Target Will Cost Too Much, Manufacturers Say

Emissions Reduction Target Will Cost Too Much, Manufacturers Say
Wellington, Aug 11 NZPA - Manufacturers are complaining about the cost of the Government's greenhouse gas reduction target as environmentalists and the Labour Party continue to criticise it for being too weak.

Energy Review To Go To Cabinet Tomorrow

Energy Review To Go To Cabinet Tomorrow
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Aug 9 NZPA - Cabinet is tomorrow expected to consider a review of the electricity sector which proposes a consumer rebate for those who use less during power saving campaigns.

Key `More Than Happy' To Meet Whale Rider Star

Key `More Than Happy' To Meet Whale Rider Star
Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he is "more than happy" to have a chat with Whale Rider star and climate change campaigner Keisha Castle-Hughes. Labour is calling on Mr Key to apologise for saying she should stick to acting.

Labour Say Key Should Apologise For Insulting Actor

Labour Say Key Should Apologise For Insulting Actor
Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Labour is calling on Prime Minister John Key to apologise for saying Whale Rider star Keisha Castle-Hughes should stick to acting.

No Apology From Minister As Labour Lays Privacy Complaint

NZPA political reporters Wellington, July 29 NZPA - Social Development Minister Paula Bennett says she's ready to talk to two solo mothers at the centre of a privacy row but she isn't going to apologise for releasing details of their welfare payments.

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