: There was no question who called the shots in Helen Clark's Government and her attitude to China was equally clear.

How much clout has Peters got

Questions are being asked in Wellington about just how much influence NZ First Leader and currently acting Prime Minister Winston Peters has within the coalition Government. They have sprung from the Defenc…
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: Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran with her public broadcasting expenditure comparison chart

Minister to review future of TVNZ

Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran is to review the “future direction” of Television New Zealand. She confirmed this yesterday when announcing the allocation of $15 million for public broadcasting. Cur…
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: Finance Minister Grant Robertson - custodian of the Budget Responsibility Rules

Robertson under siege from the nurses

As the country heads towards a nurses strike, this Thursday talks between the nurses and the District Health Boards were continuing in Wellington last night under the supervision of an Employment Relations A…
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:  Te Arai locals in 2006 protesting the luxury property development planned for the beachfront. 

Parker rejects Treasury advice

The Government proposed that purchasers of sections (valued at up to $4.5 million each) in the controversial up-market Northland Te Arai development would have the right to sell their property to offshore bu…
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