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NZ US Forum To Be Held In Washington In October

NZ US Forum To Be Held In Washington In October
Wellington, Aug 5 NZPA - A US-NZ Partnership Forum is to be held in Washington DC in October to discuss a wide range of issues, including the global economy, trade, business innovation and security.

Chris Ford: Political Hypocrisy Over Parliamentary Expenses

The release on Thursday of MPs travel, accomodation and expense claims makes interesting reading. In the wake of this year's jaw dropping expenses scandal in Britain, our politicians have been forced to follow suit and declare how they spend their taxpayer allocated funds.

Green Party Calls For End To Flights For Ex-MPs

Green Party Calls For End To Flights For Ex-MPs
Wellington, July 31 NZPA - The Green Party has renewed its call for travel allowances for former MPs to be cut.

Former MPs' Spending Comes Under Spotlight

Former MPs' Spending Comes Under Spotlight
Wellington, July 31 NZPA - Now that MPs have publicly released their expenses attention is being drawn to perks that former MPs get.

MPs' Expenses: $7.5m In Six Months And No Regrets

MPs' Expenses: $7.5m In Six Months And No Regrets
Wellington, July 31 NZPA - MPs clocked up expenses totalling $7.5 million in the first six months of this year and they're insisting it was money well spent.

High Spending MPs Defend Expenses

High Spending MPs Defend Expenses
Wellington, July 30 NZPA - MPs with larger expense bills than their colleagues are defending their spending as necessary or the use of an historical entitlement. Parliamentary Service released some details of MPs expenses for the for first time, following calls for more transparency.

Recent By-Elections In New Zealand

Recent By-Elections In New Zealand
Auckland, June 12 NZPA - By-elections in New Zealand are triggered when seats fall vacant in Parliament, most commonly through the sitting MP resigning or dying.

Kiwibank Boss Sam Knowles To Be Acting Boss Of NZ Post

Kiwibank Boss Sam Knowles To Be Acting Boss Of NZ Post
Wellington, June 5 NZPA - Kiwibank chief executive Sam Knowles will fill in as New Zealand Post Group chief executive but is not seeking the role permanently.

Chris Ford: John and Bill Head For A Fight

This week Bill English put this country on a tough Budget driven diet of restricted spending, no tax cuts and minimal increases in social spending. All of this came at a time when John Key and Bill English differed over the objectives of the budget.

Just Water Appoints Sir Don Mckinnon As Chairman

Just Water Appoints Sir Don Mckinnon As Chairman
Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Auckland-based bottled water company Just Water International has appointed former Commonwealth secretary-general Sir Don McKinnon as its new chairman. Sir Don replaces Jim McLay, who is leaving to be New Zealand ambassador to the United Nations.

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