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English Says He Had No Influence Over Controversial TV Ad

English Says He Had No Influence Over Controversial TV Ad
NZPA political reporters Wellington, Oct 28 NZPA - Finance Minister Bill English says he had no influence over a promotion for a television show which Labour says could be mistaken for a National Party political broadcast.

Changes To Break Legislation

Changes To Break Legislation
Wellington, Oct 27 NZPA - Meal and rest breaks from work will become more flexible if legislation introduced into Parliament today is passed, Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson says.

MP's Mussolini Quip Misses The Mark

MP's Mussolini Quip Misses The Mark
Wellington, Oct 23 NZPA - Labour MP Chris Carter is in trouble for comparing Prime Minister John Key with Italy's fascist wartime dictator Benito Mussolini.

Decile One School Shows The Way For Others

Decile One School Shows The Way For Others
Auckland, Oct 23 NZPA - A decile one Auckland school which inspired in Prime Minister John Key a belief in literacy and numeracy standards was today the backdrop for the launch of new national standards in reading, writing and maths.

Rugby Broadcasting Bid Costs Taxpayers Well Under $5m, Says PM

Rugby Broadcasting Bid Costs Taxpayers Well Under $5m, Says PM
Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - The cost to the taxpayer of the bid for Rugby World Cup broadcasting rights will be "considerably" less than the $5 million speculated, Prime Minister John Key says.

Court Action Costs Mounting For Parliamentary Whitleblower

Auckland, Oct 16 NZPA - Parliamentary whistleblower Erin Leigh is facing possible court costs of $4132 following a pre-trial hearing into her defamation case against the Attorney-General over comments by former Labour cabinet minister Trevor Mallard in the House.

Chris Ford: Greens Get Caught Up In Accomodation Rort

Last week Meteria Turei was quizzed on TV One's Q and A about two Green MP's claiming the same parliamentary accomodation perk that has gotten Bill English (or the 'Double Dipper from Dipton' as Winston Peters has labelled him) into heaps of trouble.

MTS World Cup Bid `Plain Stupid', Labour Says

MTS World Cup Bid `Plain Stupid', Labour Says
Wellington, Oct 2 NZPA - A taxpayer-funded Maori Television Service (MTS) bid to screen free-to-air Rugby World Cup matches has been described as "plain stupid" by the Labour Party.

Chris Ford: Is Bill English From Dipton?

The expenses row which has embroiled Bill English these past few weeks has raised one pertinent question - is he really from Dipton? Or is he a good ol' country boy who merely has settled in Wellington but yet claims to be from Dipton for official purposes?

Overseas Student Living Arrangement Policy Looked At

Overseas Student Living Arrangement Policy Looked At
Wellington, Sept 23 NZPA - Labour education spokesman Trevor Mallard today attacked a possible change to regulations forbidding international students younger than 13 living with anyone other than their parents while studying here.

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