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Scoop Images: Emissions Trading Scheme Protest

Tuesday, 22 June 2010, 3:03 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Libertarians are not particularly well known for their solidarity, but around a hundred ACT supporters, farmers, climate change denialists and other rugged individuals marched on Parliament Tuesday to protest the Government’s Emissions Trading Scheme. More >>

PM’s Presser – It’s Public Domain, Foreshore

Monday, 14 June 2010, 6:57 pm | Rory MacKinnon

The more things change; the more they stay domain. That was the message from Prime Minister John Key at Monday’s post-Cabinet press conference, ending months of deliberation on Maori rights to the country’s seabed and foreshore – but the Maori Party says ... More >>

PM’s Presser – Gaza inquest far from certain

Tuesday, 8 June 2010, 6:53 pm | Rory MacKinnon

The head of New Zealand’s Law Commission has been tipped to lead a United Nations inquiry into last week’s deadly flotilla raid – but John Key says nothing is certain. More >>

PM’s Presser – "no work done" on asset sales

Monday, 24 May 2010, 5:58 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Prime Minister John Key is “not ideologically opposed” to state asset sales but says his party has not discussed it as a policy position for next year’s election. More >>

Scoop Audio – Pre-Budget Announcement on KiwiRail

Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 12:47 pm | Rory MacKinnon

The Government has announced a $250m investment in the nation’s rail infrastructure, saying it will increase the country’s productivity and economic growth. Prime Minister John Key, Transport Minister Steven Joyce and KiwiRail CEO Jim Quinn discussed their ... More >>

Scoop Audio – Pre-Budget Announcement on KiwiRail

Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 12:47 pm | Rory MacKinnon

The Government has announced a $250m investment in the nation’s rail infrastructure, saying it will increase the country’s productivity and economic growth. Prime Minister John Key, Transport Minister Steven Joyce and KiwiRail CEO Jim Quinn discussed their ... More >>

PM’s Presser – Leaky Home Loan Scheme

Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 9:16 am | Rory MacKinnon

Victims of leaky homes will get help with the cost of repairs under a new government loan scheme announced today – but homeowners will still pay half. More >>

Scoop Audio – PM’s pre-Budget R&D announcement

Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 12:06 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Farmers and firms will be the big winners in this year’s Budget with an extra $225m in science, research and technology funding, Prime Minister John Key announced today. More >>

PM’s Presser – P, Parks and Peter Saunders

Monday, 10 May 2010, 6:22 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Prime Minister John Key says he has no comment on a Welfare Working Group adviser who says training and education programmes for beneficiaries are largely wasted effort. More >>

PM’s Presser: Whanau Oh, Er, Ahh…

Thursday, 6 May 2010, 1:55 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Confusion reigned in the Beehive Theatrette today as reporters grappled with funding for the Government’s flagship Whanau Ora programme. More >>

Scoop Audio - Keep It 18 Convenes

Thursday, 29 April 2010, 3:02 pm | Rory MacKinnon

If there’s one thing student politicians will cross the party line for, it’s the right to party. That was the message Thursday as the youth wings of Young Labour, Young Nationals, Young Greens and ACT On Campus banded together to protest raising ... More >>

Scoop Images: Greenpeace Whaling Proposal Protest

Friday, 23 April 2010, 2:52 pm | Rory MacKinnon

An eerie silence hung over Parliament’s grounds Friday lunchtime as a throng of Greenpeace, Sea Shepherd and Greens supporters mourned those whales consigned to death by international whaling. But despite the apparent solemnity of the occasion, ... More >>

PM Presser: Med Student Fees, Blood Pressure Rise

Monday, 19 April 2010, 7:03 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Medical students’ loans will loom even larger under Government plans to loosen fee caps, Prime Minister John Key confirmed Monday. More >>

Private Prison by 2015 - Govt

Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 4:56 pm | Rory MacKinnon

A privately-run prison in South Auckland could be just five years away, Corrections Minister Judith Collins says. More >>

Whaling Commission could be “dead as a dodo”

Thursday, 1 April 2010, 2:03 pm | Rory MacKinnon

The International Whaling Commission may be “dead as a dodo” without an agreed commercial whaling quota, says one of New Zealand’s top diplomats. More >>

Scoop Images – Schedule 4 Mining Protest

Tuesday, 30 March 2010, 2:08 pm | Rory MacKinnon

“Our wind is fierce/Our sunshine’s strong/Mining in parks/will not go on!” The chant boomed across Parliament’s grounds as hundreds gathered Tuesday to protest Government plans to allow mining in Schedule 4 protected conservation lands. Scoop ... More >>

PM’s Presser – Fijian minister visits despite ban

Monday, 29 March 2010, 7:16 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Prime Minister John Key denies sending mixed messages to Fiji’s military regime – despite inviting a senior Cabinet member to a soccer conference last week in Auckland. More >>

Key, Bennett pitch benefit cut-offs

Tuesday, 23 March 2010, 2:43 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Beneficiaries will face more frequent check-ups, more penalties and a one-year expiration date for the unemployment benefit under changes to the welfare system announced today. More >>

Scoop Audio: Brownlee and Wilkinson on Schedule 4

Monday, 22 March 2010, 6:49 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee and Conservation Minister Kate Wilkinson press conference regarding opening Conservation land for mining purposes. More >>

PM's Presser - Schedule 4 Report Released

Monday, 22 March 2010, 6:34 pm | Rory MacKinnon

Conservation lands on the Coromandel Peninsula, Great Barrier Island and Paparoa National Park are on the Government’s mining agenda, Prime Minister John Key confirmed today. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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