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NZ still in dark over Whanau Ora: Labour

NZ still in dark over Whanau Ora: Labour
Wellington, April 9 NZPA - New Zealanders are still in the dark about how the Whanau Ora policy will be implemented or funded, Labour acting social development spokeswoman Ruth Dyson said today.

Dunne hits out at other support partners

Dunne hits out at other support partners
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, April 7 NZPA - United Future leader Peter Dunne hit out at his peers in a speech today, saying the ACT party was too right wing for most New Zealanders.

Maori Party's u-turn on ECan decision frustrates Nick Smith

Maori Party's u-turn on ECan decision frustrates Nick Smith
Wellington, April 1 NZPA - A late change of position by the Maori Party on a bill giving the Government power to replace Environment Canterbury's (ECan) councillors with commissioners was disappointing and unhelpful to the party's relationship with National, says Environment Minister Nick Smith.

Parliament set to pass Environment Canterbury bill

Parliament set to pass Environment Canterbury bill
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Legislation giving the Government the power to replace Environment Canterbury's councillors with commissioners is due to be passed by Parliament later today.

ECan decision outrages opposition MPs

ECan decision outrages opposition MPs
By Chris Ormond of NZPA

Dame Margaret to head Ecan

Dame Margaret to head Ecan
Wellington, March 30 NZPA - Canterbury's regional council is to be replaced by commissioners with highly respected senior civil servant Dame Margaret Bazley taking the helm.

Hide calls for North Shore mayor's resignation

Hide calls for North Shore mayor's resignation
Wellington, March 28 NZPA - Local Government Minister Rodney Hide has called for North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams to stand down after a newspaper alleged he urinated outside a council building after a lengthy drinking session in a bar and then drove home in a council-owned car.

North Rodney residents pledge to fight merger

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 25 NZPA - North Rodney residents could use protest action to block traffic getting to Auckland City if the Government ignores their plea not to be merged into the new city council.

Police investigating flag burning protest

Police investigating flag burning protest
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - Police have been called in to investigate a political stunt involving the burning of a New Zealand flag in the grounds of Parliament today.

ACT opposes broadband levy plan

ACT opposes broadband levy plan
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - The ACT Party is calling on the Government to rescind its proposals for a rural broadband rollout which involve Telecom paying a levy of $50 million a year.

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