:  Energy Minister Judith Collins

Collins ready to crush the oil companies

Energy Minister Judith Collins get-tough approach to fuel pricing may already be getting results. Collins told POLITIK last night that over the last three weeks some companies had reduced their margins by 1…
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Decision making in a rush

Treasury has questioned KiwiRail about their decision to cut electric locomotives and what this might mean for the future of rail. A series of Treasury documents released under the Official Information Act …
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:  Mandarin construction safety signs in Auckland aimed at immigrant workers

English hints at immigration U-turn

Prime Minister Bill English appeared yesterday to open the door to a "U-turn" on the Government's earlier proposals to clamp down on immigration. He did so as Labour called for a massive tightening up of im…
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:  Finance Minister Steven Joyce

Keeping the pressure on Goff

Finance Minister Steven Joyce is spelling out why the Government is rejecting Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s proposals to fund transport in the city. Joyce finds himself caught in a political vice. On the on…
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The political strategy behind the Budget

The political strategy behind the Budget was subtle. Though its measures were directed to lower income households, it was intended to reassure nervous National Party supporters that this was a Government th…
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