Recommended.co.nz | Guide2.co.nz | Voxy.co.nz | Gimme.co.nz
Homepage | login or create an account

News

Govt fails to stand up for free speech - Greens

Govt fails to stand up for free speech - Greens
Wellington, June 20 NZPA - The Government had failed to stand up for free speech and comments by Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today were a "desperate attempt" to cover that up, Green Party co-leader Russel Norman said.

Chinese VP cancels university visit amid security concerns

Chinese VP cancels university visit amid security concerns
Wellington, June 19 NZPA -Chinese vice-president Xi Jinping has cancelled a planned visit to Wellington's Victoria University today amid security concerns following yesterday's incident involving Green Party co-leader Russel Norman at Parliament.

Clash with Chinese overshadows successful trip

Clash with Chinese overshadows successful trip
By Chris Ormond of NZPA

Insufficient evidence to substantiate assault complaint

Insufficient evidence to substantiate assault complaint
Wellington, June 18 NZPA - Police say there is insufficient evidence to substantiate an assault allegation made by Green Party co-leader Russel Norman against Chinese security officials.

Norman gets support over run-in with Chinese security

Norman gets support over run-in with Chinese security
By Chris Ormond and Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 18 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff has defended Green Party co-leader Russel Norman's right to protest at Parliament and said the clash with Chinese security should not have happened.

Greens leader clashes with Chinese delegation

Greens leader clashes with Chinese delegation
By Maggie Tait and Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, June 18 NZPA - Green MP co-leader Russel Norman has laid a complaint with police after members of a Chinese delegation were able to push him, hit him with an umbrella and rip a Tibetan flag from his grasp.

Conservation Minister gets drilled over mining

Conservation Minister gets drilled over mining
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson got drilled on how mining protected land is impinging on her environmental responsibilities today.

Chinese vice president in New Zealand

Chinese vice president in New Zealand
Auckland, June 17 NZPA - China sheltered New Zealand from the worst impacts of the recession, its Vice President Xi Jinping was told today. Mr Xi is in New Zealand for a three-day visit, along with more than 100 senior business leaders.

National policy statement on water this year

National policy statement on water this year
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - New Zealand will have a national policy statement on water but it will not be rushed, Environment Minister Nick Smith says.

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.

Foreshore negotiations reach stalemate

Foreshore negotiations reach stalemate
Wellington, June 9 NZPA - Negotiations on a replacement for the foreshore and seabed legislation may have already reached a stalemate.

Company shouldn't be on prison shortlist, Greens say

Company shouldn't be on prison shortlist, Greens say
Wellington, June 8 NZPA - The Green Party wants the Government to reconsider its decision to shortlist a British company, Kalyx, to run Mt Eden-Auckland Central Remand Prison.

Green MPs unhappy at being left out or working group

Green MPs unhappy at being left out or working group
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 8 NZPA -Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty is unhappy she and party co-leader Metiria Turei have been told they cannot attend the Welfare Working Group's forum.

Goff says strong Green result would be good for Labour

Goff says strong Green result would be good for Labour
Wellington, June 8 NZPA - The Labour Party would welcome a strong Green vote, leader Phil Goff says. During their weekend conference Greens co-leader Russel Norman said the party would be aiming for more than 10 percent of the vote.

Greens need to link economy to environment: Norman

Greens need to link economy to environment: Norman
Wellington, June 6 NZPA - New Zealanders needed to understand that a healthy economy relies on a healthy environment, Green co-leader Russel Norman told his party's conference in Christchurch today.

Greens need to link economy to environment: Norman

Greens need to link economy to environment: Norman
Wellington, June 6 NZPA - Linking the economy to the environment in the minds of voters is the Green Party's challenge, co-leader Russel Norman told the party's annual conference to Christchurch today.

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.

Maori Party calls for united action on child poverty

Maori Party calls for united action on child poverty
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - The Maori Party is calling on MPs across the political spectrum to work together on an action plan to tackle child poverty.

Poor kids have worse health - report

Poor kids have worse health - report
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - New Zealand is good for the rich kids, not the poor ones, a new report says.

Critics want a dental check on proposed EPA

Critics want a dental check on proposed EPA
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - The Government's new environmental protection agency (EPA) -- which will take over the nation's genetic-engineering regulator and be expected to protect our oceans from seabed mining catastrophes -- may turn out to be a toothless tiger, critics say.

Reports show poor child health, Greens say

Reports show poor child health, Greens say
Wellington, June 3 NZPA - New Zealand has some of the worst child health statistics in the OECD, the Green Party said today citing two recent reports.

Lawyer's roles don't create conflict of interest - English

Lawyer's roles don't create conflict of interest - English
Wellington, June 3 NZPA - The Government confirmed today that a lawyer giving advice on the review of the Overseas Investment Act was also working for Hong Kong-based Natural Dairy NZ, which is bidding to buy farms in New Zealand.

Burma refugees ask NZ Govt for help

Burma refugees ask NZ Govt for help
By Paloma Migone of NZPA Wellington, June 3 NZPA - A young Burmese girl and two men show fear as two combat-clothed men, holding cardboard guns pace around them on parliament grounds this afternoon.

Maori Party asks for government rugby apology

Maori Party asks for government rugby apology
Wellington, June 3 NZPA - The Maori Party has asked for a government apology to Maori players excluded from All Blacks tours to South Africa because of apartheid.

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.

Greens fight oil exploration off the East Coast

Greens fight oil exploration off the East Coast
Wellington, June 2 NZPA - The Government is talking up the expertise of international oil giant Petrobas as the Greens call for a moratorium on deep water drilling because of the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico.

Govt will do all it can to prevent oil spill here

Govt will do all it can to prevent oil spill here
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 1 NZPA - The Government will do "all it can" to ensure there is adequate environmental protection before future deep-sea drilling in New Zealand following the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Govt conscious of deep sea drilling dangers - Key

Govt conscious of deep sea drilling dangers - Key
Wellington, May 31 NZPA - The Government is taking notice of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and will soon outline its position on environmental standards for deep sea drilling, Prime Minister John Key says.

Put oil exploration on hold, Greens say

Put oil exploration on hold, Greens say
Wellington, May 31 NZPA - The Green Party is calling on the Government to put deep water oil exploration on hold until the exact cause of the Gulf of Mexico catastrophe is identified and ways are found to prevent the same thing happening elsewhere.

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.

About Guide2.co.nz : Politics

Find the latest politics and election news, 'how to' guides and party policies on Guide2Politics.

 

Your Questions. Independent Answers.