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North Shore Mayor Reopens Hide's Perk Wounds

Wellington Dec 10 NZPA - ACT Party leader Rodney Hide told Prime Minister John Key he was going to meet Arnold Schwarzenegger and other well known politicians when he sought permission to go on his controversial overseas trip, it was reported tonight.

North Shore Mayor Reopens Hide Perk Wounds

Wellington Dec 10 NZPA - North Shore Mayor Andrew Williams has tried to rub salt into the political wounds left on ACT leader Rodney Hide after he used taxpayers' money to take his partner on holiday and work trips.

Protections In Place For Ports Of Auckland

Protections In Place For Ports Of Auckland
Wellington, Dec 9 NZPA - The Government has confirmed the new Auckland super city council won't have to hold a referendum about any potential sale of Ports of Auckland, but has put other protections in place.

Labour Accuses Govt Minister Of Breaking Law

Wellington, Dec 8 NZPA - Finance Minister Bill English broke the law, Labour alleged in Parliament today. Prime Minister John Key confirmed this morning that rules requiring ministers to keep their self-drive cars in their electorates were changed in May this year.

Ministerial Cars Now Under Question

Ministerial Cars Now Under Question
Wellington, Dec 8 NZPA - Rules requiring ministers to keep their self-drive cars in their electorates were changed this year because they were "impractical and silly", not to benefit Finance Minister Bill English, Prime Minister John Key said today.

Lockwood Comes Up Roses In Newsletter Roll Call

Lockwood Comes Up Roses In Newsletter Roll Call
Wellington, Dec 7 NZPA - Good sense and commitment have seen Speaker Lockwood Smith push Prime Minister John Key off the throne for 2009's top parliamentary performer, political newsletter trans Tasman says.

Iwi May Boycott Super Council Advisory Body

Iwi May Boycott Super Council Advisory Body
Wellington, Dec 4 NZPA - Two iwi are considering boycotting a statutory Maori advisory board for the Auckland council. Many Maori fought hard for reserved seats on the unitary council, but the Government rejected them.

Third Auckland Bill Announced

Third Auckland Bill Announced
Wellington, Dec 3 NZPA - A third bill is being drafted to complete the legislative framework for the reform of Auckland's governance, Local Government Minister Rodney Hide said today.

Predictable Reaction To Predictable Productivity Report

Wellington, Nov 30 NZPA - Reaction to the 2025 Taskforce has predictably fallen along where people stand on the political spectrum. Following are some quotes that summarise the reaction:

Peter Wilson: Phil Goff's Big Gamble

Peter Wilson: Phil Goff's Big Gamble
Phil Goff has been around a long time. In Parliament for 28 years, a senior minister in the last two Labour governments and a caucus mover and shaker.

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