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Too early to lock in compulsory super - Key

Too early to lock in compulsory super - Key
Wellington, Aug 16 NZPA - It was too early to say whether the Government would support compulsory retirement savings, Prime Minister John Key says. Finance Minister Bill English has asked the tax working group to organise a savings working group.

Compulsory retirement savings to be considered

Compulsory retirement savings to be considered
Wellington, Aug 15 NZPA - Compulsory retirement savings are reported to be on the table as part of a wider review of superannuation.

Labour slump further behind in polls

Labour slump further behind in polls
Wellington, June 20 NZPA - Labour's popularity has slumped following the credit card expenses scandal, a TV3 poll released tonight shows. The poll, of 1000 people, saw National's popularity increase to 55.3 percent while Labour fell to 30.5 percent.

Key not worried about Harawira's comments over foreshore and seabed

Key not worried about Harawira's comments over foreshore and seabed
Wellington, June 15 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key is not worried that Maori Party MP Hone Harawira thinks he is "pandering to the rednecks" over a proposed replacement for the Foreshore and Seabed Act.

Foreign affairs and trade ministers will always spend more - Key

Foreign affairs and trade ministers will always spend more - Key
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 11 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key was keen today to point out that trade and foreign affairs ministers, from both sides of the political spectrum, were likely to spend more because of their roles.

Winston Peters office paid $230 for ciggie burnt bedspread

Winston Peters office paid $230 for ciggie burnt bedspread
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 10 NZPA - When then-foreign minister Winston Peters travelled to Estonia with two staff members they were charged almost $230 for a bed cover being burnt with a cigarette.

Red faces, but no resignations over spending

Red faces, but no resignations over spending
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, June 10 NZPA - The release of years of ministerial credit card records has exposed some indulgent, inappropriate and unsavoury spending practices, but the damage so far appears to be limited to red faces.

Peters takes on Maori Party

Peters takes on Maori Party
Wellington, May 31 NZPA - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is taking on the Maori Party and its firebrand MP Hone Harawira.

Peters accuses Government of pandering to Maori

Peters accuses Government of pandering to Maori
Wellington, May 28 NZPA - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is out to get National voters disillusioned with the Government's handling of Maori issues.

NZ First will put up a Tauranga candidate - Peters

NZ First will put up a Tauranga candidate - Peters
Wellington, May 24 NZPA - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says his party is going to campaign nationwide in next year's election -- and put up a candidate in Tauranga. Mr Peters held Tauranga from 1984 to 2005, when he lost it to National.

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