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Labour Call For Rethink Of Visionstream Contract

Labour Call For Rethink Of Visionstream Contract
Wellington, Aug 20 NZPA - Telecom should rethink a line maintenance contract with Australian company Visionstream which could cause disruptions to phone and internet services, Labour says.

Carter Attacks `Malicious Misinformation' Over Travel Bill

Carter Attacks `Malicious Misinformation' Over Travel Bill
Auckland, Aug 7 NZPA - Labour MP Chris Carter today attacked what he described as "malicious misinformation" over his travel spending. He also made no apology for his travel costs, as an Opposition MP and as a government minister.

Carter Defends Travel Expenses

Carter Defends Travel Expenses
Wellington, Aug 7 NZPA - Labour MP Chris Carter has for the first time publicly defended his high travel bill but focused on trips he took as a minister, rather than the costs he accrued this year.

Labour Points The Finger Over Bill English's Housing

Labour Points The Finger Over Bill English's Housing
Wellington, Aug 6 NZPA - Labour is trying to keep the pressure on Deputy Prime Minister Bill English, implying he should be considered a Wellington MP and therefore not entitled to any housing expenses.

MPs' Expenses: $7.5m In Six Months And No Regrets

MPs' Expenses: $7.5m In Six Months And No Regrets
Wellington, July 31 NZPA - MPs clocked up expenses totalling $7.5 million in the first six months of this year and they're insisting it was money well spent.

High Spending MPs Defend Expenses

High Spending MPs Defend Expenses
Wellington, July 30 NZPA - MPs with larger expense bills than their colleagues are defending their spending as necessary or the use of an historical entitlement. Parliamentary Service released some details of MPs expenses for the for first time, following calls for more transparency.

NZ Loco Order Helps Boost Export Orders For Chinese Manufacturer

NZ Loco Order Helps Boost Export Orders For Chinese Manufacturer
Wellington, July 22 NZPA - Orders for 20 new DK-class locomotives in New Zealand -- the first new locomotives to serve on the local rail network in more than two decades -- have contributed to a bumper year for China's CNR Corporation Ltd (CNR).

Minister Called On To Intervene In School Fees Row

Minister Called On To Intervene In School Fees Row
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - Labour is calling on Education Minister Anne Tolley to step into a row over a private school suggesting a woman sell her house to pay voluntary fees.

Principals, Teachers And Minister Set To Clash Over Standards

Principals, Teachers And Minister Set To Clash Over Standards
Wellington, July 3 NZPA - Education Minister Anne Tolley is ruling out a law change to prevent standards' information being used to create league tables comparing schools.

Trevor Mallard Spells Says School Info Should Not Be Released

Trevor Mallard Spells Says School Info Should Not Be Released
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Labour education spokesman Trevor Mallard says a bill already before Parliament could be changed to prevent information being used to create league tables.

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