Wellington, April 23 NZPA - The Government will continue to seek a diplomatic solution to whaling although the latest proposal to resolve the problem is unacceptable, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.
Wellington, April 23 NZPA - New Zealand's ACC model is among the best in the world and privatisation should only be allowed if there is evidence it will improve the system, former ACC chairman Ross Wilson says.
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - The bill that sets up a referendum on the MMP electoral system passed its first reading in Parliament today on a unanimous vote.
The referendum will be held at the same time as the 2011 general election.
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - The Green Party says it is concerned the Government will reduce its contribution to Kiwirail after Transport Minister Steven Joyce said customers and councils needed to pay their share.
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - Green Party MP Keith Locke has failed in his bid to let New Zealanders decide whether they want to keep a British monarch as head of state or elect their own non-executive president.
Wellington, April 20 NZPA - Aid programmes may miss out on funding because they do not meet Foreign Minister Murray McCully's agenda, Labour MP Phil Twyford says.
The Green Party has also condemned what it sees as political interference in aid work.
Wellington, April 7 NZPA - An investigation by opposition parties and Grey Power into the state of aged care has been welcomed by the New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA), which is keen to make its own point.
By Kate Chapman of NZPA
Wellington, April 7 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key today ruled out delaying the introduction of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).
Despite concerns from businesses the introduction was likely to go ahead in July, Mr Key told reporters.
Wellington, April 7 NZPA - Conservation groups are condemning a decision to allow a 80-metre high hydro dam to be built on the Mokihinui River north of Westport but many locals are welcoming the project.
Wellington, April 6 NZPA - Allowing a 80-metre high hydro dam to be built on the Mokihinui River north of Westport is wrong, the Green Party says.
Meridian Energy today received resource consent for the dam.
Wellington, April 6 NZPA - Green Party MP Keith Locke has leapt to the defence of a Chinese man arrested and charged in his country for publicly protesting in support of tainted milk powder victims, and says the Government should do the same.
Wellington, March 31 NZPA - Green Party co-leader Russel Norman has asked Auditor-General Lyn Provost to investigate what he says is a potential conflict of interest involving Agriculture Minister David Carter and a proposal to dam the Hurunui River.