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Rates likely to increase to fix leaky homes

Rates likely to increase to fix leaky homes
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, May 18 NZPA - Rates could increase to pay local authorities' share of fixing the leaky homes problem, Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast says.

Local authority support likely for leaky homes package

Local authority support likely for leaky homes package
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, May 17 NZPA - Local authorities appear to support a Government package announced today to fix some of the nation's leaky homes.

Local authority support likely for leaky homes package

Local authority support likely for leaky homes package
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, May 17 NZPA - Local authorities appear to support a Government package announced today to fix some of the nation's leaky homes.

Announcement on leaky homes expected today

Announcement on leaky homes expected today
Wellington, May 17 NZPA - The Government is to announce a revised package to help leaky home owners today, Prime Minister John Key said this morning. The announcement would be made about 4pm today.

Labour rejects 'hypocrisy' tag

Labour rejects 'hypocrisy' tag
Wellington, March 25 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee accused the Labour Party of hypocrisy today when he revealed the previous government approved 218 permits for mining on conservation land.

Govt accuses Labour of hypocrisy over mining

Govt accuses Labour of hypocrisy over mining
Wellington, March 25 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee accused the Labour Party of hypocrisy today when he revealed the previous government approved 218 permits for mining on conservation land.

Key rules out open cast mining

Key rules out open cast mining
Wellington, March 23 NZPA - There will be no open cast mining on Great Barrier Island or in the Coromandel, Prime Minister John Key assured Parliament today when he came under sustained attack over Government proposals to open up some of the conservation estate's protected land.

National MP speaks against mining on Great Barrier

National MP speaks against mining on Great Barrier
Wellington, March 23 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he is comfortable with backbench MP Nikki Kaye speaking out against proposals to mine conservation land in her electorate.

Forces gather against the Government

Forces gather against the Government
NZPA political reporters Wellington, March 23 NZPA - Outrage in the Coromandel and a warning of ecological disaster on Great Barrier Island are just the opening shots in a battle against the Government's proposals to mine conservation land.

Auckland Could Have Hosted Games, Bid Backers Say

Auckland Could Have Hosted Games, Bid Backers Say
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - The New Zealand Olympic Committee and Waitakere Mayor Bob Harvey believe Auckland could have won the right to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games if the Government hadn't sunk the bid by refusing to fund it.

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