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Govt `Overly Complacent' In Face Of Economic Bad News - Goff

Govt `Overly Complacent' In Face Of Economic Bad News - Goff
Wellington, Jan 16 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says the Government is working hard on ways to boost the economy but Labour is accusing it of complacency in the face of the latest bad news.

Goff Calls For Economic Summit

Goff Calls For Economic Summit
Wellington, Jan 14 NZPA - The Government should call an economic summit involving business and community leaders to look for ways to counter the international recession, Labour leader Phil Goff said today.

Labour Looking Into South Australia's Gang Laws

Labour Looking Into South Australia's Gang Laws
Wellington, Jan 13 NZPA - As the Government prepares legislation giving police stronger powers to deal with gangs, Labour Party leader Phil Goff is in Australia discussing the latest moves to deal with the problem across the Tasman.

Govt's `Inaction' Comes Under Fire From Clark

Govt's `Inaction' Comes Under Fire From Clark
Wellington, Jan 13 NZPA - The new Government's long holiday in the midst of the global economic crisis has come under fire from former prime minister Helen Clark.

Govt Pledges $100,000 To Fiji Flood Relief

Govt Pledges $100,000 To Fiji Flood Relief
Wellington, Jan 12 NZPA - New Zealand will give up to $100,000 to help relief efforts in flood-stricken Fiji, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully announced today.

National Inactive On Economy, Charges Goff

National Inactive On Economy, Charges Goff
Wellington, Jan 7 NZPA - The Government has failed to outline an effective plan to deal with the economic downturn, halfway through its "so-called 100 days of action," Labour leader Phil Goff said today.

Locke To Challenge Govt Over Its Response To Mideast Conflict

Locke To Challenge Govt Over Its Response To Mideast Conflict
Wellington, Jan 5 NZPA - Green MP Keith Locke say he will challenge the Government at a protest march tomorrow to take a stronger stand against Israel's attacks on Gaza.

Chris Ford: 2008-The Year Of Great Political Tests

The year 2008 has proven to be a year of great political tests for a whole range of reasons on both the domestic and international fronts.

Peter Wilson: Labour Will Have To Prove Itself In Opposition

Labour MPs aren't saying it, but they must be thinking it: this year's election wasn't a bad one to lose.

The Year In Politics

National and Labour fought their way through pitfalls and panics in 2008 with the prize of election victory never out of their sights. NZPA Political Editor PETER WILSON reports on the year that changed the face of Parliament.

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