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GST removal from healthy food gets a 'no'

GST removal from healthy food gets a 'no'
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - A bid to remove GST on healthy foods to lower costs has been slammed by the Government.

Maori Party bill would remove GST from healthy food

Maori Party bill would remove GST from healthy food
Wellington, July 13 NZPA - A Maori Party bill that would remove GST from healthy food could come up for debate in Parliament in the next few weeks.

Row over supermarket prices heats up

Row over supermarket prices heats up
Wellington, June 5 NZPA - Vegetable and fruit growers are backing a call for an investigation of supermarket prices, although the retail marketers deny they are ripping off consumers with huge mark-ups.

MP wants all-party oil crisis talks

MP wants all-party oil crisis talks
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - The Maori Party, inspired by US President Barack Obama, is trying to convene urgent all-party talks on ways to reduce New Zealand's reliance on oil and protect the country from "multi-national moguls".

Maori MP to draft bill banning 1080

Maori MP to draft bill banning 1080
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - Maori Party MP Rahui Katene intends to draft a member's bill to ban the use of 1080 poison. Mrs Katene said the Department of Conservation (DOC) should transfer guardianship back to tangata whenua who could invest in large scale possum trapping projects.

Eels to be saved

Eels to be saved
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - The Maori Party is pleased to see iwi and fishing authorities are working to save native long-finned eels. Te Runanga o Ngati Awa and Bay of Plenty iwi were leading work to conserve eel fisheries, Maori MP Rahui Katene said.

Fisheries Minister not ruling out inquiry

Fisheries Minister not ruling out inquiry
Wellington, May 25 NZPA - Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley today avoided ruling out an inquiry into aspects of the fishing industry.

Political parties largely supportive of liquor report

Political parties largely supportive of liquor report
Wellington, April 28 NZPA - Political parties have largely shown support for a report on liquor laws which recommends tax increases and a wide-reaching tightening of rules around the sale of alcohol.

Govt Faces Growing Opposition To GST Hike

Govt Faces Growing Opposition To GST Hike
Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - The Maori Party has joined Labour and the Greens as opposition to the Government's plan to raise GST strengthens in Parliament.

Government Defends GST Plans

Government Defends GST Plans
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - Under fire over plans to raise GST, the Government has sought to assure the public that no one would be worse off due to the price hike and most would be better off due to tax cuts.

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