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Labour announces electorate candidates

Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

Labour announces electorate candidates

Labour announces electorate candidates
Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

Labour leader signals reshuffle

Labour leader signals reshuffle
Wellington, May 16 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff today confirmed some of his MPs would step down before the next election and signalled a reshuffle. Speaking on TVNZ's Question and Answer programme Mr Goff said he had discussions with some sitting MPs about their future.

Chorus of praise for R&D announcement

Chorus of praise for R&D announcement
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - The Labour Party and the Manufacturers and Exporters Association are lonely discordant voices in a chorus of approval for the Government's decision to put $321 million into science, research and development.

$321m for research, science and technology

$321m for research, science and technology
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, May 11 NZPA - Science and business are getting a big boost this budget to focus on work to make New Zealand richer -- and they are also getting a lot of freedom on how they spend the money.

Textile sector says support needed, not job cuts

Wellington, April 21 NZPA - Future export markets for sustainably produced wool are bright and the nation's research capacity for wool biology and new textiles should have been supported, rather than slashed, says a textile lobbyist.

CRI funding change a big positive, says Science NZ

CRI funding change a big positive, says Science NZ
Wellington, March 30 NZPA - A move to provide longer term funding for Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) will enable such institutes to unleash their potential, says Science New Zealand.

Twyford philosophical about loss

Twyford philosophical about loss
Wellington, March 23 NZPA - Labour list MP Phil Twyford is not saying whether he will continue on his elusive quest for an electorate candidacy at the next election.

Report Calls For CRIs Shake-Up

Report Calls For CRIs Shake-Up
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 4 NZPA - Crown Research Institutes (CRIs) are pleased with a report calling for them to get more direct funding and work under clearer accountability.

Concerns About New Consent Process For Waterview

Concerns About New Consent Process For Waterview
Wellington, Jan 20 NZPA - A shorter consent process for the Waterview Connection roading project in Auckland has angered opponents and local Labour MP David Shearer is concerned that not all views will be heard.

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