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Unions question survey basis for 90-day changes

Unions question survey basis for 90-day changes
Wellington, July 17 NZPA - Unions upset at moves they see as rolling back workers' rights say research by the Labour Department could have been designed to support Government plans to extend the 90 day employment trial period to all businesses.

Protests tomorrow over "anti-worker" legislation

Protests tomorrow over "anti-worker" legislation
Wellington, July 17 NZPA - Workers angered by moves they see as rolling back their rights intend to protest outside the National Party conference in Auckland tomorrow (Sunday).

Work place access restrictions a broken promise - Goff

Work place access restrictions a broken promise - Goff
Wellington, July 16 NZPA - National will break a pre-election promise if it goes ahead with plans to restrict union access to workplaces, Labour leader Phil Goff says.

Chinese VP thanks New Zealand for hospitality

Chinese VP thanks New Zealand for hospitality
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Beijing, China July 8 NZPA - Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping was quick to thank New Zealand for its hospitality when he visited last month despite a protest by Green Party co-leader Russel Norman.

Don't risk lives over whaling, urges PM

Don't risk lives over whaling, urges PM
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has called for "cool heads" in the wake of anti-whaling activist Peter Bethune's suspended prison sentence, saying continued southern ocean skirmishes could lead to a fatality.

Key wants to double China trade in five years

Key wants to double China trade in five years
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Beijing, July 7 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key wants to double New Zealand's two-way trade with China over the next five years.

PM steering clear of judging Bethune sentence

PM steering clear of judging Bethune sentence
By Chris Ormond and Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 7 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has stopped short of commenting on the sentence handed down to anti-whaling activist Peter Bethune but says it would have come as a huge relief to him and his family.

Key to express regret to Chinese V-P over protest

Key to express regret to Chinese V-P over protest
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Seoul, July 7 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key said he would not apologise to Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping when they meet later today, but would express regret over the protest by Green Party co-leader Russel Norman when Mr Xi was in New Zealand.

Key worried Kiwis will become tenants

Key worried Kiwis will become tenants
Wellington, July 5 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he doesn't want New Zealanders to become tenants in their own country as foreign companies seek to buy up farms and the Government may look at law changes.

Key worried Kiwis will become tenants

Key worried Kiwis will become tenants
Wellington, July 5 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he doesn't want New Zealanders to become tenants in their own country as foreign companies seek to buy up farms and the Government may look at law changes.

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