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Govt Faces Calls To Change Policies For Buying NZ Goods

Govt Faces Calls To Change Policies For Buying NZ Goods
Wellington, Feb 26 NZPA - The Government is going to look at its processes for buying goods but is unlikely to set up a procurement company to ensure New Zealand-made goods got priority.

Govt Faces Calls To Buy Kiwi-made

Wellington, Feb 26 NZPA - The Government is facing calls to buy Kiwi-made after a Levin manufacturer revealed he was losing a $2 million Defence Force contract to China.

Fitzsimons To Step Down In June

Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - Jeanette Fitzsimons formally signalled the end of an era in Green party politics today, saying she would step down as party co-leader in June.

Green Party Co-leader Fitzsimons To Step Down In June

Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons today confirmed she will stand down in June. She told reporters she looked forward to being an active backbencher, and it was time to pass the leadership on to the younger generation.

Fitzsimons To Step Down As Co-leader

Fitzsimons To Step Down As Co-leader
Wellington, Feb 22 NZPA - Green MP Jeanette Fitzsimons is expected to resign as the party's co-leader tomorrow. The party has called a press conference at which Ms Fitzsimons will "discuss her co-leadership of the Green Party and respond to current media speculation on the topic".

Fitzsimons Tipped To Go

Fitzsimons Tipped To Go
Wellington, Feb 22 NZPA - Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons is expected to relinquish the post tomorrow. The party has called a press conference at which Ms Fitzsimons will "discuss her co-leadership of the Green Party and respond to current media speculation on the topic".

National Reviewing Rental Housing Bill

Wellington, Feb 19 NZPA - A "rebalancing" of proposed tenancy laws will be introduced into Parliament shortly, Housing Minister Phil Heatley said today.

Telling Beneficiaries To Pawn Cellphones Not Acceptable: Bennett

Telling Beneficiaries To Pawn Cellphones Not Acceptable: Bennett
Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - Letters from Work and Income telling indebted families to take out loans and pawn their possessions are unacceptable, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said today.

Telling Beneficiaries To Pawn Cellphones Not Acceptable: Bennett

Telling Beneficiaries To Pawn Cellphones Not Acceptable: Bennett
Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - Letters from Work and Income telling indebted families to take out loans and pawn their possessions are unacceptable, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said today.

There Needs To Be A Referendum Over The Minimum Wage - Unions

There Needs To Be A Referendum Over The Minimum Wage - Unions
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - There should be a referendum on raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour, the Unite and Maritime unions say. Prime Minister John Key said yesterday it would increase from $12 an hour to $12.50 on April 1.

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