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Labour announces electorate candidates

Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

Labour announces electorate candidates

Labour announces electorate candidates
Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

Youth unemployed `a ticking timebomb' Labour says

Youth unemployed `a ticking timebomb' Labour says
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - The Government is being accused of playing down the number of young unemployed people, which Labour describes as "a ticking timebomb".

Labour urges changes to ETS

Labour urges changes to ETS
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - The emissions trading scheme (ETS) which came into force at the beginning of this month should be changed to reduce the burden on consumers, the Labour Party says.

MP's abortion proposal draws fire

MP's abortion proposal draws fire
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - Anti-abortionists are attacking a Labour MP who is considering proposing a new law to legalise it on request for women up to 24 weeks into a pregnancy.

Andrew Little likely to run for New Plymouth

Andrew Little likely to run for New Plymouth
Wellington, July 3 NZPA - Union leader and Labour Party president Andrew Little has confirmed he is likely to seek the party's New Plymouth nomination.

Labour views left out of reports

Labour views left out of reports
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Labour is angry the law and order select committee chaired by National MP Sandra Goudie has not included its dissenting view in two reports, following a protest walkout of the committee by Opposition MPs this week.

ACC report recommends overhaul - report

ACC report recommends overhaul - report
Wellington, July 2 NZPA - Entitlements offered under the ACC scheme will have to be cut and levies raised, even if part of the scheme is opened up to competition, a report by the Stocktake Steering Group is believed to recommend.

MP campaigns for age-friendly cities

MP campaigns for age-friendly cities
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - A Labour MP is writing to all mayors asking them to join the Global Network of Age-Friendly Cities.

Shane Jones tries out a new job

Shane Jones tries out a new job
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Labour MP Shane Jones, who used his ministerial credit card to pay for porn movies, is trying out a new job that could lead to him quitting Parliament, it was reported tonight.

Factbox: Issues during Broad's tenure

Factbox: Issues during Broad's tenure
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Police Commissioner Howard Broad said a police commissioner's lot was a controversial one. "It is part and parcel of the job." Some of the issues that plagued his tenure include: Tasers

Andrew Little may stand in New Plymouth

Andrew Little may stand in New Plymouth
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Labour Party President Andrew Little says he may put his name forward to stand in the New Plymouth electorate but hasn't made his mind up yet.

McDonald's backs revised work conditions bill

McDonald's backs revised work conditions bill
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Representatives from McDonald's have thrown their weight behind a bill which aims to remove some of the rules around rest and meal breaks in workplaces.

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.

Tomorrow's price rises, and others still to come

Wellington, June 30 NZPA - The price of power, petrol and car licences start going up from tomorrow as the emissions trading (ETS) scheme cuts in and ACC levies increase.

Opposition MPs leave committee in protest at National's chair

Opposition MPs leave committee in protest at National's chair
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Opposition MPs staged a walkout at a parliamentary committee today in a protest against the conduct of the chairwoman, National MP Sandra Goudie.

Medical bonding scheme proving popular

Medical bonding scheme proving popular
Wellington, June 29 NZPA - A significant intake into the Government's voluntary bonding scheme for medical graduates will help address a problem of New Zealand-trained doctors heading to Australia, says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Reduce dividend take from power companies, says Goff

Reduce dividend take from power companies, says Goff
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Suggestions some power companies are using the emissions trading scheme (ETS) as an excuse to increase prices beyond what is warranted has sparked a new call for the Government to reduce its dividend take.

Minister "macho" over prisoner smoking ban

Minister "macho" over prisoner smoking ban
By Maggie Tait and Laura McQuillan of NZPA Wellington, June 29 NZPA - Changes to ban smoking in prisons do not need to be so sudden, Labour leader Phil Goff says, as concerns are raised the move will increase violence behind bars.

Goff's daughter busted for drugs

Goff's daughter busted for drugs
Wellington, June 27 NZPA - Labour Party leader Phil Goff's daughter was prosecuted in Australia after she was found with drugs in her bra as she was entering a New Year dance party in Sydney but the charge was subsequently dismissed.

Carter on the comeback trail

Carter on the comeback trail
Wellington, June 26 NZPA - Labour MP Chris Carter will be back in Parliament on Tuesday, hoping he has put the messy episode of his excessive ministerial spending behind him and he can get on with life as a demoted caucus member.

Labour leader satisfied with Carter's apology

Labour leader satisfied with Carter's apology
Auckland, June 25 NZPA - Labour Party leader Phil Goff is satisfied with Chris Carter's apology, saying the demoted MP has had time to reflect on his behaviour last week and his misuse of his ministerial credit card.

Goff accepts Carter's apology

Goff accepts Carter's apology
Auckland, June 25 NZPA - Labour Party leader Phil Goff has accepted demoted MP Chris Carter's apology to taxpayers and colleagues over travel spending, much of which included his partner, when he was a minister.

Carter says sorry

Carter says sorry
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, June 25 NZPA - Demoted Labour Party MP Chris Carter emerged in Parliament today to offer an apology to taxpayers and colleagues over travel spending, much of which included his partner, when he was a minister.

Chris Carter says he's staying

Chris Carter says he's staying
Wellington, June 25 NZPA - Demoted Labour MP Chris Carter says he considered resigning but has decided to stay on in Parliament, and give a no-holds barred apology for his spending while a minister.

Chris Carter to front up today

Chris Carter to front up today
Wellington, June 25 NZPA - Demoted Labour MP Chris Carter is to front up to the media today over his spending while a minister. A Labour spokesman said a press conference would be held after midday in Wellington.

Uranium ore shipments anti-nuclear breach, say Greens

Uranium ore shipments anti-nuclear breach, say Greens
Wellington, June 24 NZPA - The shipment of uranium ore through New Zealand waters is a serious breach of the anti-nuclear policy, Green Party co-leader Russel Norman says.

Labour's stunt man plans public holiday bill

Labour's stunt man plans public holiday bill
Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Labour's Trevor Mallard is going to try to introduce a bill to Parliament tomorrow declaring Friday a public holiday to mark the World Cup match between the All Whites and Paraguay.

Labour says Govt should speak out on China-Pak N-deal

Labour says Govt should speak out on China-Pak N-deal
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - New Zealand should be opposing Chinese efforts to export nuclear reactors to Pakistan, says Labour's disarmament spokesman, Phil Twyford.

People in glass houses...

People in glass houses...
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, June 22 NZPA - The Labour Party learnt a lesson about people in glass houses today when they tried to throw stones at the Government over the sale of state owned assets in Parliament.

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