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Youth Court Gets New Powers To Deal With Serious Offenders

Youth Court Gets New Powers To Deal With Serious Offenders
Wellington, Feb 25 NZPA - The Youth Court has been given new sentencing options for serious young offenders under legislation passed by Parliament today.

ACC Bill Passes After Fierce Debate

ACC Bill Passes After Fierce Debate
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Feb 24 NZPA - Controversial changes to ACC were passed into law in Parliament tonight after nearly two days of fierce debate.

MPs Wait For Stage Two Of Expenses Saga

MPs Wait For Stage Two Of Expenses Saga
Wellington, Feb 24 NZPA - After enduring media scrutiny of ministerial credit card spending, MPs can expect more cages to be rattled when details of their expenses are released later this week.

MPs Getting Wary Of Ministerial Credit Cards

MPs Getting Wary Of Ministerial Credit Cards
Wellington, Feb 23 NZPA - MPs appear to be taking steps to ensure they don't get caught up in credit card spending controversies by reverting from taking them out of their wallets altogether.

People More Realistic About The Economy - Key

People More Realistic About The Economy - Key
Wellington, Feb 22 NZPA - People were being more realistic about the economy, Prime Minister John Key said this morning following a poll last night showing reduced confidence.

Confidence In Economy Down Despite End Of Recession

Confidence In Economy Down Despite End Of Recession
Wellington, Feb 21 NZPA - New Zealand has come out of recession but confidence that the economy will get better over the next 12 months is slightly down compared to November, a new poll out tonight shows.

Labour Digs For Whanau Ora Details But Doesn't Get Any

Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - The Labour Party tried to find out in Parliament today how much money was going to be allocated for the new Whanau Ora social services scheme but it was told to wait for the May 20 budget.

Teachers Call On Govt To Ignore `School Choice' Report

Teachers Call On Govt To Ignore `School Choice' Report
Wellington, Feb 17 NZPA - Primary teachers are calling on the Government to ignore an "ideologically-driven" report on school choice. Education Minister Anne Tolley is approaching it cautiously and says she will consider it.

Harawira Outlines `Tupuna Title' Foreshore And Seabed Plan

Harawira Outlines `Tupuna Title' Foreshore And Seabed Plan
Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - A plan to settle the Foreshore and Seabed issue was outlined in Parliament today by Maori Party MP Hone Harawira, who said his party's caucus approved it last week.

A Short History Of MMP

A Short History Of MMP
Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - During the 1984 election Labour promised to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the electoral system.

Govt Asked To Consider Modified Education Vouchers

Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - The Government is considering a modified version of the education voucher scheme for the worst and best performing students.

Whanau Ora A Shambles, Says Labour

Whanau Ora A Shambles, Says Labour
Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - Development of the Government's Whanau Ora policy has been a shambles, Labour leader Phil Goff says. However Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett is blaming the media for confusion around the policy.

New Social Services System Will Be A Maori Model - Key

Wellington, Feb 15 NZPA - Families using the new Whanua Ora social services system will have to accept it is based on the Maori way of doing things, Prime Minister John Key says.

Labour Dubious About Whanau Ora Policy

Labour Dubious About Whanau Ora Policy
Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - Secrecy around the Government's Whanau Ora policy is a sign that ministers couldn't agree about it, Labour's social development spokeswoman Annette King said today.

Marae Denies It Not Investigate Fraud Claims

Wellington, Feb 12 NZPA - A marae once associated with Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples is denying that it has not acted on allegations of fraud.

Foundation Calls For Constructive Engagement On Report

Foundation Calls For Constructive Engagement On Report
By Alastair Bull of NZPA Auckland, Feb 11 NZPA - The Drug Foundation has called on politicians to "engage constructively" with a Law Commission report calling for a relaxing of drug laws relating to personal use.

Whanau Ora Taskforce Report Goes To Government

Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - A report on a new way of delivering welfare to dysfunctional families was presented to Government today. However details of what is in The Whanau Ora Taskforce's report are not being made public yet.

Surgeon's Behaviour "Appalling", Minister Says

Surgeon's Behaviour "Appalling", Minister Says
Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia, who has had her stomach stapled, says it was "scandalous" and "appalling" for an experienced surgeon to tell a severely obese patient she was "going on a f***ing diet".

Turia Not Keen On No One Owning The Foreshore

Turia Not Keen On No One Owning The Foreshore
Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia has indicated she is not keen on the concept of no one owning the foreshore and seabed.

Labour, Maori Parties Biggest Losers If Prison Voting Scrapped

Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - A huge proportion of votes lost prisoners are stopped from voting in elections will be in Labour and Maori Party strongholds, a prison reform group says.

Labour, Maori Parties Biggest Losers If Prison Voting Scrapped

Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - A huge proportion of votes lost prisoners are stopped from voting in elections will be in Labour and Maori Party strongholds, a prison reform group says.

Govt Faces Growing Opposition To GST Hike

Govt Faces Growing Opposition To GST Hike
Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - The Maori Party has joined Labour and the Greens as opposition to the Government's plan to raise GST strengthens in Parliament.

Harawira Made "Innocent Mistake", Party Says

Harawira Made "Innocent Mistake", Party Says
Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - The Maori Party is backing its troublesome MP Hone Harawira and says he made "an innocent mistake" when he submitted a bill which contravened its support agreement with the Government.

Government Defends GST Plans

Government Defends GST Plans
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - Under fire over plans to raise GST, the Government has sought to assure the public that no one would be worse off due to the price hike and most would be better off due to tax cuts.

Harawira Sheepish Over Gaffe On Second Day Back

Harawira Sheepish Over Gaffe On Second Day Back
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - Maverick Maori Party MP Hone Harawira has managed to make a gaffe on his second day back in Parliament since November, when he took enforced leave over a racially offensive email.

Maori MP Looks To Be Flouting Agreement

Maori MP Looks To Be Flouting Agreement
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - Maverick Maori Party MP Hone Harawira appears to be flouting his party's confidence and supply agreement with the Government. He has put forward a member's bill seeking to entrench Maori seats.

Maori Television Providers To Get Frequencies

Maori Television Providers To Get Frequencies
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - The Government is considering allocating more television broadcasting frequencies for Maori. Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples said he had a proposed allocation of spectrum to Te Putahi Paoho (the Maori Television Service Electoral College).

Foreshore And Seabed Negotiations Stay Secret For Now - Key

Foreshore And Seabed Negotiations Stay Secret For Now - Key
Wellington, Feb 8 NZPA - Negotiations on legislation to replace the Foreshore and Seabed Act won't move into the public arena until agreement is reached with Maori, Prime Minister John Key says.

Labour MP Vows To Take On Harawira

Labour MP Vows To Take On Harawira
Wellington, Feb 7 NZPA - Labour MP Shane Jones says he is going to take on Maori Party MP Hone Harawira every chance he gets. Mr Jones is a strong critic of the Maori Party and indicated today the new session of Parliament would see some fiery exchanges.

Waitangi Day Warms To Debate

Waitangi Day Warms To Debate
Wellington, Feb 6 NZPA - A generally peaceful Waitangi Day this year was marked with mudslinging and jostling confined to debate on the flag, the Foreshore and Seabed Act and Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

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