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Man with possible dementia may get strike

Man with possible dementia may get strike
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The 69-year-old man with Parkinson's disease and possible dementia who was charged with assault after grabbing the breasts of a woman in his care home would be excused from trial if he was found to have a mental impairment, Police and Corrections Minister Judith Collins

Labour views left out of reports

Labour views left out of reports
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Labour is angry the law and order select committee chaired by National MP Sandra Goudie has not included its dissenting view in two reports, following a protest walkout of the committee by Opposition MPs this week.

Opposition MPs leave committee in protest at National's chair

Opposition MPs leave committee in protest at National's chair
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Opposition MPs staged a walkout at a parliamentary committee today in a protest against the conduct of the chairwoman, National MP Sandra Goudie.

High retention skewing targeted police numbers

High retention skewing targeted police numbers
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - High retention of police staff through the recession has led to some police districts exceeding targeted staff numbers, but numbers are falling back into line, Police Minister Judith Collins says.

Key not ruling out Kiwibank sale in future

Key not ruling out Kiwibank sale in future
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 2 NZPA - The sale of Kiwibank remains a live issue after Prime Minister John Key refused to rule it out when pressed in Parliament today.

SOE minister says no advice sought on Kiwibank sale

SOE minister says no advice sought on Kiwibank sale
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 2 NZPA - State Owned Enterprises Minister Simon Power says he has not requested or received any advice about selling off Kiwibank.

Tower suggests selling state assets to Kiwisaver funds

Tower suggests selling state assets to Kiwisaver funds
Wellington, June 1 NZPA - The Government's proposal to sell off stakes in state assets could be implemented by selling shares to Kiwisaver funds, says the head of a big investment company.

Foreigners will end up owning state assets, Labour says

Foreigners will end up owning state assets, Labour says
Wellington, May 25 NZPA - If the Government sells state-owned assets they will end up in foreign hands, the Labour Party says.

National will wait for election for decision on selling SOEs

National will wait for election for decision on selling SOEs
Wellington, May 24 NZPA - National will have a clear position on whether it will sell off state-owned assets but needs to "kick the tyres" around first, Prime Minister John Key says.

No work yet on selling part of SOEs - Bill English

No work yet on selling part of SOEs - Bill English
Wellington, May 23 NZPA - The Government has not done any work on part-floating state owned enterprises (SOEs) Finance Minister Bill English said today, but the opposition believes otherwise.

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