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Tax war breaks out in Parliament

Tax war breaks out in Parliament
Wellington, Sept 21 NZPA - Another tax war broke out in Parliament today and Labour MPs shouted "rubbish" when Prime Minister John Key said the vast majority of people would be better off when the October 1 cuts come in.

Russian adoptions a step closer

Russian adoptions a step closer
Wellington, July 23 NZPA - New Zealand families are closer to being once again able to adopt Russian orphans.

New youth justice residence to be officially opened

New youth justice residence to be officially opened
Wellington, July 23 NZPA - A new youth justice residence in Rotorua will be officially opened by Social Development Minister Paula Bennett tomorrow. The residence will help provide places needed in response to the Fresh Start reforms which come into place in October.

More jobs being advertised -- labour department

More jobs being advertised -- labour department
Wellington, July 19 NZPA - A hike in the number of jobs advertised online is good news for the economy and labour market, a new report says. The Labour Department's jobs online monthly report found strong growth in the three months to the end of May.

Polarised views on labour law changes

Polarised views on labour law changes
Wellington, July 18 NZPA - The Government is attacking Kiwi workers' conditions and wages, unions and the Labour Party say after Prime Minister John Key announced extensive labour law changes.

12 new group homes to help troubled youth announced

12 new group homes to help troubled youth announced
Wellington, July 16 NZPA - Twelve group homes around the country will be set up to help troubled young people, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett announced today when opening such a home in Mangere, South Auckland.

National marks mid-point of first term

National marks mid-point of first term
Wellington, July 15 NZPA - The National Party celebrates the mid-point of its first term in office at its annual conference this weekend, riding high in the polls and leading Labour by more than 20 points.

Unemployment figures show a worrying trend, Labour says

Unemployment figures show a worrying trend, Labour says
Wellington, July 15 NZPA - The latest unemployment benefit figures are a worrying sign that New Zealand is falling further behind Australia, the Labour Party says.

Benefit numbers rise in June

Benefit numbers rise in June
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - The number of people on the unemployment benefit rose by about 2000 in June, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said today. The number of people on any welfare benefit rose by 1.1 percent.

Alternative welfare group concerned at looming changes

Alternative welfare group concerned at looming changes
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 8 NZPA - Concerns about what might come out of the Government's Welfare Working Group (WWG) have sparked a drive from a group of welfare organisations and academics so that those affected will get to have a say.

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