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Private School Laws Need Toughening, Law Commission Finds

Private School Laws Need Toughening, Law Commission Finds
Wellington, Sept 22 NZPA - Greater powers are needed to censure private schools which are not up to scratch, the Law Commission has recommended.

Wellington Or Dipton? Labour Again Asks Where English Lives

Wellington Or Dipton? Labour Again Asks Where English Lives
Wellington, Sept 17 NZPA - Opposition MPs tried to keep up the pressure on Finance Minister Bill English today by again raising the question of whether he lives in Wellington or Dipton.

Early Student Loan Repayment Bonus Passes Into Law

Wellington, Sept 17 NZPA - Legislation to give a bonus to students who make extra loan repayments has passed into law. The Student Loan Scheme (Repayment Bonus) Amendment Bill was a National Party election promise.

MPs Lining Up For Taupo Cycle Race

MPs Lining Up For Taupo Cycle Race
Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - A sizeable number of MPs are lining up for the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge on November 28th.

Solveable Air Flights Dispute Use To Attack Male Breaks Law

Solveable Air Flights Dispute Use To Attack Male Breaks Law
Wellington, Sept 3 NZPA - An industrial dispute that could have easily been sorted out is being used an excuse to change laws allowing workers to take meal breaks, Labour MP Trevor Mallard said today.

Break Allowances To Be "Clarified"

Break Allowances To Be "Clarified"
Wellington, Sept 3 NZPA - Legislation allowing workers to take meal and breast-feeding breaks may be changed because it would cause the cancellation of nine domestic flights, Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson says.

Waitakere City Company Set To Super-Size Hobsonville Development

Waitakere City Company Set To Super-Size Hobsonville Development
Wellington, Sept 1 NZPA - A Waitakere City Council business, Waitakere Properties, is seeking resource consents to start work on developing an $80 million precinct for superyachts.

Hide Raw Over Dot Insult

Hide Raw Over Dot Insult
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Aug 27 NZPA - ACT leader and Local Government Minister Rodney Hide doesn't mind being called a buffoon, a jerk-off and worse, but being called a "dot dot dot" today proved beyond the pale.

Office Mix-Up Caused Conflicting Explanations, Minister Says

Office Mix-Up Caused Conflicting Explanations, Minister Says
Wellington, Aug 27 NZPA - Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson says a mix-up in her office was behind conflicting reasons being given for her not attending a meeting with the National Distribution Union NDU) yesterday.

Govt Staying Out Of Telecom Engineers Dispute

Govt Staying Out Of Telecom Engineers Dispute
Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - The Government will not be intervening in an industrial dispute between Telecom and engineers over planned changes to their work arrangements.

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