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Tau Henare back after heart attack

Tau Henare back after heart attack
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - National MP Tau Henare is back at work and happy to know he has a heart. Mr Henare, 49, was hospitalised after having a heart attack last month. On Facebook Henare described how he had a stent put in to keep blocked arteries open.

PM still seeking compromise over party central

PM still seeking compromise over party central
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - As Government MPs and Auckland Regional Council butt heads over plans for a Rugby World Cup "party central" on the city's Queens Wharf, Prime Minister John Key says he wants constructive discussions.

Henare has heart attack

Henare has heart attack
Wellington, June 21 NZPA - National Party MP Tau Henare is in hospital recovering from a heart attack, it was reported today. Mr Henare, 49, told the New Zealand Herald from Auckland City Hospital he woke at 2am on Sunday morning and knew immediately he was having a heart attack.

Committee chair pushes for philip morris to show

Committee chair pushes for philip morris to show
Wellington, June 6 NZPA - National's Tau Henare says tobacco company Philip Morris may be forced to appear before the Maori Affairs select committee's inquiry into the tobacco industry.

Crime could be the result of tobacco price hikes - industry

Crime could be the result of tobacco price hikes - industry
Wellington, April 29 NZPA - The overnight increase in the price of cigarettes could prompt a surge in dairy robberies, a tobacco company has warned.

Tobacco price hike wins praise and a huge majority

Tobacco price hike wins praise and a huge majority
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, April 29 NZPA - A packet of 20 cigarettes is going to cost about $11 after overwhelming support in Parliament for a stiff tobacco tax increase which is being greeted with a chorus of praise from anti-smoking lobby groups.

Tau Henare has diabetes

Tau Henare has diabetes
Wellington, April 16 NZPA - National Party list MP Tau Henare has discovered he has diabetes and is urging other middle-aged Maori to get themselves tested for the disease. Mr Henare, who turns 50 this year, told the New Zealand Herald he had tested positive for diabetes.

Maori Language Agency Merger Mooted

Maori Language Agency Merger Mooted
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - The idea of merging the various agencies responsible for promoting the Maori language has found some favour amongst them.

MPs To Debate Youth Minimum Wage

MPs To Debate Youth Minimum Wage
Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - A bill allowing the Government to re-introduce a youth minimum wage is to be debated by Parliament. The bill in the name of ACT MP Sir Roger Douglas was drawn from a ballot of members' bills.

Jones, Goff Appear At Odds Over Flag

Wellington, Dec 15 NZPA -Labour MP Shane Jones and his leader, Phil Goff, appear to be at odds over the Government's choice of a Maori flag to be flown over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, Parliament and Premier House on Waitangi Day.

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