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Gay Couples Should Be Allowed To Adopt - Judge

Wellington, Aug 20 NZPA - Gay, lesbian and unmarried couples should be allowed to adopt children, Family Court acting head judge Paul von Dadelszen says. A member's bill proposing this will go into the ballot at Parliament today. It may not be drawn for some time.

Dairy Owners Protest Alcohol Ban At Parliament

Wellington, Aug 18 NZPA - About 20 dairy owners converged on Parliament today to protest a bill that would prevent them selling alcohol.

Bill To Protect Seabirds And Marine Mammals Defeated

Bill To Protect Seabirds And Marine Mammals Defeated
Wellington, July 29 NZPA - The Government has turned down a Green Party bill that would have strengthened the legal protection of seabirds and marine mammals. Metiria Turei's Marine Animal's Law Reform Bill was defeated 63-58 after she made a passionate appeal for support.

Dunne Introduces New Tax Bill To Parliament

Dunne Introduces New Tax Bill To Parliament
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - A tax bill introduced to Parliament today will align certain investment tax rates with income tax rates, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says.

Consensus Over Foreshore Possible Without Compensation: Key

Consensus Over Foreshore Possible Without Compensation: Key
Wellington, July 7 NZPA - Consensus over the contentious foreshore and seabed row might be found without compensation becoming an issue, Prime Minister John Key said today.

Dunne Says Diplomat Role Just A Rumour

Wellington, June 29 NZPA - United Future Peter Dunne says a rumour National would offer him a diplomatic post in return for not standing in the Ohariu electorate again in 2011 is untrue. Labour MP Trevor Mallard blogged about the rumour.

IRD Plans To Bring In On-line Systems For Taxpayers, Dunne Says

IRD Plans To Bring In On-line Systems For Taxpayers, Dunne Says
Wellington, June 25 NZPA - Inland Revenue is planning to introduce a system similar to on-line banking so taxpayers can keep track of their accounts and make payments easily, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said today.

Rankin Should Resign Or Key Should Act Over Comments, Says Dunne

Rankin Should Resign Or Key Should Act Over Comments, Says Dunne
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, June 23 NZPA - Comments in a magazine article show Christine Rankin is campaigning against the so-called anti-smacking law and she should not remain a Families Commissioner, United Future leader Peter Dunne says.

Latest Poll Shows National Support Holding Up

Latest Poll Shows National Support Holding Up
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - A string of negative stories has not dented the National Party's popularity according to the latest poll.

Liquor Advertising Bill Defeated In Parliament

Liquor Advertising Bill Defeated In Parliament
Wellington, June 17 NZPA - A bill that would have restricted liquor advertising on television to between 10pm and midnight was defeated by 62 votes to 58 in Parliament tonight. Under current law it is allowed between 8.30pm and midnight.

Poll Shows National Holding Nationwide Support

Poll Shows National Holding Nationwide Support
Wellington, June 8 NZPA - National may be behind in the polls for the upcoming Mt Albert by-election, but nationwide it still maintaining high levels of popularity.

15 Candidates To Contest Mt Albert By-election

Wellington, May 19 NZPA - The Mt Albert by-election on June 13 will be contested by 15 candidates, the Chief Electoral Office announced today after nominations closed. There will be 12 candidates representing political parties and three independents. The candidates are:

Key Defends Rankin Appointment As Sharples Speaks Out

Key Defends Rankin Appointment As Sharples Speaks Out
Wellington, May 15 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key is backing the controversial appointment of Christine Rankin, even as Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples accuses her of running a crusade against his people.

Govt Brushes Off Criticism Of Rankin Appointment

Govt Brushes Off Criticism Of Rankin Appointment
Wellington, May 13 NZPA - Criticism of Christine Rankin's appointment to the Families Commission is being brushed off by ministers who say she will be just one voice at the table.

Tax Exemption For Oil And Gas Exploration To Continue, Govt Says

Tax Exemption For Oil And Gas Exploration To Continue, Govt Says
Wellington, May 13 NZPA - The May 28 budget will provide for a five-year continuation of the tax exemption for offshore oil and gas exploration, the Government said today.

Peter Dunne Says He Expressed Misgivings About Rankin In March

Peter Dunne Says He Expressed Misgivings About Rankin In March
Wellington, May 13 NZPA - United Future leader Peter Dunne says he expressed "`major misgivings" about the proposed appointment of controversial former public servant Christine Rankin to the Families Commission in March.

Rankin Appointment `Beginning Of End For Families Commission'

Rankin Appointment `Beginning Of End For Families Commission'
Wellington, May 13 NZPA - Christine Rankin's appointment to the Families Commission is the beginning of the end for the organisation, Labour MP Annette King says.

Labour Opposes Student Loan Bonus Bill

By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, April 30 NZPA - The Government has brought a bill to Parliament which meets its campaign promise to give a bonus to students who make extra repayments on their loans.

Key Making Excuses For Not Holding Referendum, Republicans Say

Key Making Excuses For Not Holding Referendum, Republicans Say
Wellington, April 27 NZPA - The Republican Movement has accused Prime Minister John Key of making excuses for not holding a referendum on New Zealand's constitutional future.

Poll Shows National Still On Top

Poll Shows National Still On Top
Wellington, April 26 NZPA - National is still riding high on the popularity that saw it elected and Prime Minister John Key is miles ahead of opposition leader Phil Goff in the preferred prime minister stakes, a TV3 poll shows.

Car-Crushing Legislation Being Drafted, Collins Says

Car-Crushing Legislation Being Drafted, Collins Says
Wellington, March 29 NZPA - Legislation is being drafted to allow courts to order boy racer cars to be crushed, Police Minister Judith Collins says.

Aid `Summit' Calls For Consultation On Changes

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - A "summit meeting" called to discuss New Zealand's overseas aid has called for public consultation and multi-party talks before changes are made to the way it is delivered.

Aid `Summit' Calls For Consultation On Changes

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - A "summit meeting" called to discuss New Zealand's overseas aid has called for public consultation and multi-party talks before changes are made to the way it is delivered.

Greens Question Smacking Survey

Greens Question Smacking Survey
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - The Green Party is questioning the reliability of a poll which showed most people want a change to the law that bans smacking. The survey, released yesterday, was followed today by an ACT Party MP announcing he had drafted a member's bill to amend the law.

MP Drafts Bill To Change Anti-Smacking Law

MP Drafts Bill To Change Anti-Smacking Law
Wellington, March 19 NZPA - ACT MP John Boscawen is going to try to amend the anti-smacking law by bringing a member's bill to Parliament. He said today his bill would allow parents to use a light smack to correct their children.

Gordon Copeland Kiwi Party President

Gordon Copeland Kiwi Party President
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - Former United Future MP Gordon Copeland has been elected president of the Kiwi Party by its board.

New Copyright Law Compared With Electoral Finance Act

New Copyright Law Compared With Electoral Finance Act
Wellington, March 17 NZPA - Calls to scrap the controversial new internet copyright law are increasing ahead of the Government's March 27 deadline for a decision on its future.

Key Pays Tribute To Support Partners

Key Pays Tribute To Support Partners
Wellington, March 14 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key paid tribute to the "constructive and effective" relationships his party has with its three support partners when he addressed the ACT conference today.

2008 Election Spending Figures

2008 Election Spending Figures
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - Figures for 2008 electoral spending from Electoral Commission website: ACT New Zealand Expenditure limit: (incl GST) $2,180,000.00 Total expenditure: $1,142,087.64 Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party $1,160,000.00

Dunne Says It Time To Get Tough On Liquor Sales To Minors

Dunne Says It Time To Get Tough On Liquor Sales To Minors
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - Penalties for selling alcohol to minors should be raised to the point where no one would dare do it, United Future leader Peter Dunne said today. He suggested six-month suspensions of liquor licences and fines of up to $25,000.

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