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$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.

$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.

Farmers still hitting the streets over ETS

Farmers still hitting the streets over ETS
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) comes widely into force late next week, but farmers from around the country are still hitting the streets in protest.

Farmers still hitting the streets over ETS

Farmers still hitting the streets over ETS
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) comes widely into force late next week, but farmers from around the country are still hitting the streets in protest.

Tourism concerned by proposed local government changes

Tourism concerned by proposed local government changes
Wellington, June 18 NZPA - Tourism could be hit hard if local councils stop investing in it, the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) says.

Govt remains staunch over Ecan issue

Govt remains staunch over Ecan issue
Wellington, June 14 NZPA - A thousands-strong water protest in Christchurch yesterday has not weakened the Government's stance over its decision to sort Environment Canterbury's (Ecan) management problems itself.

ETS still on ACT party hit-list

ETS still on ACT party hit-list
Wellington, June 11 NZPA - With less than three weeks until the emissions trading scheme (ETS) starts, the ACT party is still determined to see it delayed.

Auckland super city bill goes through against stiff opposition

Auckland super city bill goes through against stiff opposition
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - The Government has got its legislation through Parliament to set up Auckland's new super city council but it was a far from unanimous vote and most parties opposed the bill.

Parliament passes Auckland super city bill

Parliament passes Auckland super city bill
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, June 3 NZPA - Parliament has passed the legislation that sets up Auckland's new super city council.

Super city merger and redundancy costs questioned

Super city merger and redundancy costs questioned
Wellington, June 3 NZPA - Discussion about the cost of looming redundancies resulting from the merging of councils in Auckland is premature and unfair to staff who are affected by the changes, says Local Government Minister Rodney Hide.

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