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More teacher training for dealing with special needs kids likely

More teacher training for dealing with special needs kids likely
By Chris Ormond and Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 23 NZPA - Money could be put into improving teacher training so they were equipped to deal with special needs students, Associate Education Minister Heather Roy says.

Man with possible dementia may get strike

Man with possible dementia may get strike
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The 69-year-old man with Parkinson's disease and possible dementia who was charged with assault after grabbing the breasts of a woman in his care home would be excused from trial if he was found to have a mental impairment, Police and Corrections Minister Judith Collins

Employment law changes get mixed reception

Employment law changes get mixed reception
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Auckland, July 18 NZPA - Around 500 trade unionists banged drums and bellowed protests outside the National Party's annual conference today while inside it delegates cheered Prime Minister John Key as he announced sweeping changes to employment law.

Spending cut advocate blows three-year budget in one year

Spending cut advocate blows three-year budget in one year
Wellington, July 16 NZPA - A task force calling for extreme cuts to government spending has spent its whole three-year budget to pay its chairman, former National leader Don Brash, in one year.

Govt approves Auckland's council controlled organisations

Govt approves Auckland's council controlled organisations
Wellington, July 6 NZPA - Cabinet has signed off the final structure of Auckland's council controlled organisations, Local Government Minister Rodney Hide says.

ETS arguments continue to the bitter end

ETS arguments continue to the bitter end
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - On the eve of the emissions trading scheme (ETS) coming largely into effect Climate Change Minister Nick Smith was still squaring up to opposition and facing calls for the scheme to be reviewed or delayed.

Submissions called for on regulatory bill

Submissions called for on regulatory bill
Wellington, June 28 NZPA - The Government is seeking public submissions on the Regulatory Responsibility Bill.

ETS a balancing act

ETS a balancing act
The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is complex, confusing and difficult to get agreement on, but as New Zealand prepares for its impact from July 1 Climate Change Minister Nick Smith is confident the right balance has been struck. CHRIS ORMOND of NZPA reports.

Farmers still hitting the streets over ETS

Farmers still hitting the streets over ETS
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) comes widely into force late next week, but farmers from around the country are still hitting the streets in protest.

Farmers still hitting the streets over ETS

Farmers still hitting the streets over ETS
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - The Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) comes widely into force late next week, but farmers from around the country are still hitting the streets in protest.

Three new member's bills drawn

Three new member's bills drawn
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - Three member's bills were drawn from the ballot today, and none of them looks likely to get across-the-board support. ACT's Sir Roger Douglas said he was pleased his Education (Board of Trustee Freedom) Amendment Bill was drawn.

ETS still on ACT party hit-list

ETS still on ACT party hit-list
Wellington, June 11 NZPA - With less than three weeks until the emissions trading scheme (ETS) starts, the ACT party is still determined to see it delayed.

National gains support in latest poll

National gains support in latest poll
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - National is back to its 50 percent-plus rating in an opinion poll taken after last month's budget and released tonight. The New Zealand Roy Morgan poll put National on 52.5 percent, up four points, while Labour lost 3.5 points and went down to 30 percent.

Parliament passes Auckland super city bill

Parliament passes Auckland super city bill
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, June 3 NZPA - Parliament has passed the legislation that sets up Auckland's new super city council.

Super city merger and redundancy costs questioned

Super city merger and redundancy costs questioned
Wellington, June 3 NZPA - Discussion about the cost of looming redundancies resulting from the merging of councils in Auckland is premature and unfair to staff who are affected by the changes, says Local Government Minister Rodney Hide.

ETS price rises won't affect medium term inflation, bank says

ETS price rises won't affect medium term inflation, bank says
Wellington, June 1 NZPA - The Reserve Bank has told the Government it won't take account of an inflation spike caused by the emissions trading scheme.

Poll shows dip in popularity for National

Poll shows dip in popularity for National
Wellington, May 30 NZPA - National's popularity has taken a dip, a new poll shows.

ACT's emissions figures misleading, says Smith

ACT's emissions figures misleading, says Smith
Wellington, May 16 NZPA - The ACT Party's claims about rising costs in the agriculture sector from 2013 under the emissions trading scheme (ETS) are misleading, Climate Change Minister Nick Smith said today.

Penal reform activists attack `three strikes' law

Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Penal reformers say the "three strikes" legislation passed by Parliament is a blot on the judicial landscape and is diverting attention from rehabilitation.

Three strikes law to cut crime 10-20 percent

Three strikes law to cut crime 10-20 percent
Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Crime should drop 10-20 percent under the controversial "three strikes" legislation passed by Parliament yesterday, ACT MP David Garrett says.

ACT's ETS campaign worries the Government

ACT's ETS campaign worries the Government
Wellington, May 26 NZPA - The Government is concerned about the campaign the ACT Party is running against the emissions trading scheme and says figures it is spreading around about the cost are misleading.

Ag inclusion from 2015 in ETS in doubt

Ag inclusion from 2015 in ETS in doubt
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, May 25 NZPA - The Government is keeping an open mind about future inclusion of agriculture in its emissions trading scheme (ETS), Agriculture Minister David Carter says.

Parliament passes 'three strikes' bill

Parliament passes 'three strikes' bill
Wellington, May 25 NZPA - The Government's controversial `three strikes' legislation has been passed by Parliament.

Mixed reaction to reform of Auckland's governance

Mixed reaction to reform of Auckland's governance
Auckland, May 24 NZPA - The final legislation covering the reform of Auckland's local governance has received a mixed reaction from the city's mayors and business organisations.

ACT's budget more generous than the Government's

ACT's budget more generous than the Government's
Wellington, May 19 NZPA - The ACT Party has put up an alternative budget which would use $3.1 billion of "government waste" to help fund income tax cuts much more generous than the Government is planning.

Problems start emerging for the Government

Problems start emerging for the Government
Wellington, May 10 NZPA - Mining conservation land, the emissions trading scheme and the Foreshore and Seabed Act are emerging as problem areas for the Government mid-way through its first term.

Niwa says Hide's climate science attack wrong

Niwa says Hide's climate science attack wrong
By Kent Atkinson of NZPA Wellington, May 6 NZPA - Niwa denies ACT Party leader Rodney Hide's claim that it has misled cabinet ministers over temperature measurements showing global warming in New Zealand.

Historic Waikato River settlement enacted

Historic Waikato River settlement enacted
Wellington, May 6 NZPA - Tainui and the Crown will jointly govern, restore and protect the Waikato River under the terms of a Treaty of Waitangi settlement enacted by Parliament today.

Hide alleges Niwa misled cabinet over temperature rise

Hide alleges Niwa misled cabinet over temperature rise
Wellington, May 6 NZPA - ACT Party leader Rodney Hide alleges state science company Niwa has misled cabinet ministers over New Zealand's official temperature measurements pertaining to global warming.

Bill to abolish tariffs suffers heavy defeat

Bill to abolish tariffs suffers heavy defeat
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - ACT MP Sir Roger Douglas put up a bill in Parliament tonight that would have abolished all tariffs on imported goods, and saw it go down to a 116-5 defeat. Sir Roger said tariffs made goods dearer and people poorer.

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