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Green MP wants warmer rental homes

Green MP wants warmer rental homes
Wellington, July 23 NZPA - Too many New Zealanders live in cold, damp rental homes, Green MP Gareth Hughes says. He has a member's bill to legislate against such homes and is touring the country to promote it.

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.

Greens look for way to block uranium ore shipments

Greens look for way to block uranium ore shipments
Wellington, June 21 NZPA - Green Party politicians say they are looking for ways to update anti-nuclear legislation in a bid to block uranium shipments from South Australia through New Zealand ports.

Govt criticised for wanting more international students

Wellington, May 31 NZPA - The Government has been criticised for wanting to boost international student numbers at the same time as three the country's universities limit enrolments for domestic students.

Greens slam farebox recovery policy

Greens slam farebox recovery policy
Wellington, May 30 NZPA - A "farebox recovery" policy devised by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) aiming to make public transport more self-sustainable and efficient will hit commuters in the pocket, the Green Party says.

NZ still talking before court over whaling

NZ still talking before court over whaling
Wellington, May 28 NZPA - New Zealand will not join Australian legal action against Japan over Southern Ocean whaling until diplomatic avenues are exhausted, Prime Minister John Key and Foreign Minister Murray McCully say.

NZ, Australia can win whaling case against Japan

Wellington, May 24 NZPA - New Zealand and Australia can win an International Court of Justice (IJC) case against Japan over its whaling practices, a legal specialist says.

KiwiRail spending commitment brings mixed reaction

KiwiRail spending commitment brings mixed reaction
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - A three-year, $750 million commitment by the Government to strengthen KiwiRail is not enough in comparison to the huge amount already committed to roading, says Labour's transport spokesman Darren Hughes.

Joyce defends claims of short-sightedness

Joyce defends claims of short-sightedness
Corrects when Otago decided to cap enrolments in second para Wellington, May 13 NZPA - Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce has defended suggestions that government short-sightedness is to blame for moves by two universities to restrict or stop further enrolments this year.

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