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Govt `Determined' To Rein In Rates, Minister Says

Govt `Determined' To Rein In Rates, Minister Says
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Nov 27 NZPA - Councils are in for a shock if Local Government Minister Rodney Hide delivers on a promise he made today to rein in rates.

Hide Says He's Going To Start Cutting Red Tape

Hide Says He's Going To Start Cutting Red Tape
Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - The new Minister for Regulatory Responsibility, Rodney Hide, says he's going to cut the red tape that's tying up New Zealand.

Get Ready To Rumble: New Parliament No Place For Faint Hearts

Wellington, Nov 23 NZPA - New ministers and their opposition shadows are getting ready to face each other in the debating chamber, and Parliament looks like being a lively place.

Labour Shadow Roles Announced

Labour Shadow Roles Announced
Wellington, Nov 20 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff named his shadow Cabinet today promoting some new faces but relying on experience to attack National.

Parliamentary Office Reshuffle Takes Place This Weekend

Wellington, Nov 20 NZPA - The parliamentary office reshuffle is set to take place this weekend with the haggling over space almost complete.

John Key And Ministers Sworn In

(www.nzpaimages.co.nz) By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 19 NZPA - John Key was sworn in as Prime Minister this morning, saying it was wonderful feeling.

Cabinet List And Rankings

Wellington, Nov 17 NZPA - Cabinet list and rankings. 1. John Key Prime Minister Minister of Tourism Ministerial Services Minister in Charge of the NZ Security Intelligence Service Minister Responsible for the GCSB 2. Bill English

Hide Says Review Of Maori Spending Bad Idea

Hide Says Review Of Maori Spending Bad Idea
Wellington, Nov 17 NZPA - Reviewing Maori affairs spending is a low priority and could damage the government's support arrangements with the Maori Party, ACT leader Rodney Hide says.

Key Announces Cabinet Today

Key Announces Cabinet Today
NZPA political reporters Wellington, Nov 17 NZPA - Prime Minister-elect John Key will announce a 20-strong cabinet today and three other ministerial positions after he cut deals yesterday that secured a strong majority for his National government.

John Key's Brave New World

When John Key said he would form a government within a week it seemed an optimistic target.

He had to strike deals with two parties -- ACT and the Maori Party -- and glue on United Future leader Peter Dunne.

He has done it, and there hasn't previously been a government quite like it.

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