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PM presses for more interest in local body elections

PM presses for more interest in local body elections
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - An examination of local government and its role -- including further amalgamations -- was announced by Local Government Minister Rodney Hide this morning.

Rodney's last stand

Rodney's last stand
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - Rodney District Council's last ditch bid to avoid being swallowed up by Auckland has failed.

PM still seeking compromise over party central

PM still seeking compromise over party central
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - As Government MPs and Auckland Regional Council butt heads over plans for a Rugby World Cup "party central" on the city's Queens Wharf, Prime Minister John Key says he wants constructive discussions.

"Party Central" venue war of words goes on and on

"Party Central" venue war of words goes on and on
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - The venue for next year's World Cup "Party Central" is likely to be changed after Auckland Regional Council's about-face on plans for Auckland's Queen's Wharf, Prime Minister John Key says.

$240,000 salary set for super city mayor

Wellington, June 24 NZPA - If Auckland Mayor John Banks manages to win the super city mayoralty in October he can expect a pay rise of almost $80,000.

Labour says Govt should speak out on China-Pak N-deal

Labour says Govt should speak out on China-Pak N-deal
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - New Zealand should be opposing Chinese efforts to export nuclear reactors to Pakistan, says Labour's disarmament spokesman, Phil Twyford.

Conservation Minister gets drilled over mining

Conservation Minister gets drilled over mining
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson got drilled on how mining protected land is impinging on her environmental responsibilities today.

Goff will sack Jones and Carter - John Key

Goff will sack Jones and Carter - John Key
Wellington, June 14 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff will sack Shane Jones and Chris Carter over the credit card spending saga, Prime Minister John Key predicted today.

Goff to announce decisions today

Goff to announce decisions today
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, June 14 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff is expected to announce today a caucus reshuffle that will see the demotion of at least two of his MPs.

McCully rejects criticism of NGO funding cut

McCully rejects criticism of NGO funding cut
Wellington, June 9 NZPA - Labour says a $900,000 funding cut for non-government organisations (NGOs) that manage overseas aid undermines their ability to do an effective job but Foreign Minister Murray McCully is rejecting criticism.

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