Auditor-General Lyn Provost has confirmed her office will
investigate whether the Crown is recovering the maximum
possible from insurers for properties purchased by the Crown
in the red zone in Christchurch.
Petrol tax is set to rise by three cents per litre at the
start of July this year and will continue to rise for the
next two years.
Steven Joyce says only overseas-based residents who
deliberately default on their student loan repayments will be
arrested at the border.
The Government will spend $19 million on establishing the
first charter schools in 2014.
Student loan borrowers who have defaulted on their repayments
could be arrested at the border under new sanctions in Budget
2013 in a drive to increase student loan repayments.
The Government will cut student allowance and loan spending
by $29.6 million by introducing further clamp downs on
The Government is one step closer to banning gang patches in
schools, police stations and Work and Income offices.
Outgoing National MP Aaron Gilmore gave an emotional personal
statement to Parliament today, and said the media scrutiny he
was placed under had prevented him from functioning properly
as an MP.
Samples of the new K2 synthetic cannabis products that hit
the market today have been purchased by the Government for
Conservative Party leader Colin Craig spent more than $1.6
million of his own money on the party last year.
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