: NZ First's Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Leader Winston Peters' under pressure over the Provincial Growth Fund. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

The pressure is mounting

Finance Minister Grant Robertson yesterday made his first appearance as Minister at the Finance and Expenditure Committee and faced a barrage of questions from his predecessor, Steven Joyce. The result was …
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: Workplace Relations Minister Ian Lees-Galloway with the Prime Minister

Government "fiddles" with employment law

Part of Labour's big pay off to the unions will be unveiled later this week ---  but there may be less to the proposed changes to workplace law than some have feared. It is yet another sign that this Labour…
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:  Chief of Defence Force, Lt Gen Tim Keating; former Defence Minister, Gerry Brownlee and Defence Secretary Helene Quilter in front of Parliament's Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

The 38 per cent Defence budget blowout

It is crunch day for Labour’s Budget with the unveiling of the Half Yearly Economic and Fiscal Update and the Budget Strategy Report. The reports will come as more evidence surfaces of blowouts and misman…
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Not so good news for the new Government

In some not-so-good news for the new Government, the Ministry for Primary Industries’ “Agriculture Situation and Outlook” is forecasting a slow down in agriculture export returns in the 2018/19 year. …
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