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Northland will have chance to contribute more -- MP

Northland will have chance to contribute more -- MP
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - The possibility of mining in Northland will give the region a chance to contribute more to New Zealand, local MP John Carter says.

Mining jobs boost welcomed

Mining jobs boost welcomed
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - More mining in Northland and on the West Coast will boost jobs, local MPs says.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day today

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day today
Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day and Senior Citizen Minister John Carter hopes it will spark public discussion about what elder abuse is.

Rodney wants bill to keep it out of super city

Rodney wants bill to keep it out of super city
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - Rodney District Council wants an MP, any MP, to support a bill for the district to be left out of the super city.

Grey Power not convinced GST increase won't hurt them

Grey Power not convinced GST increase won't hurt them
Wellington, April 15 NZPA - Finance Minister Bill English says superannuitants will not be worse off if Goods and Services Tax (GST) increases because their payments will be adjusted for price increases, but Grey Power does not believe him.

Goff warns Grey Power over GST rise

Goff warns Grey Power over GST rise
Wellington - April 14 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff has made a pitch for the senior citizens vote, warning that higher prices from a lift in GST would outlast any compensatory increase in superannuation.

PM Happy With Tsunami Response

PM Happy With Tsunami Response
Wellington, March 1 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he is satisfied that officials had not over-reacted to yesterday's tsunami threat. A tsunami alert was issued yesterday in the wake of Chile's massive earthquake on the weekend.

Some People Didn't Heed Tsunami Warning - Minister

Some People Didn't Heed Tsunami Warning - Minister
Wellington, March 1 NZPA - Civil Defence Minister John Carter says there was the potential for lives to be lost in yesterday's tsunami and people who went to beaches should have heeded the warnings.

MPs Backs Protest Against Select Committee

MPs Backs Protest Against Select Committee
Wellington, March 1 NZPA - A Labour MP is taking the unusual step of asking people to join a protest against a select committee he sits on.

Minister Pleased With Alert System, Praises Media

Wellington, Feb 28 NZPA - Civil Defence Minister John Carter is pleased with the way the tsunami alert system worked and is praising the media for the part it played. "It's gone very well and I'm very pleased," he told NZPA. "It's a huge step up from where we've been."

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