Otago Daily Times: Political News

Ryall cuts ties with Parliament

Ryall cuts ties with Parliament

Health Minister Tony Ryall has signed off on his 24-year political career by reminiscing on his role in asset sales and his proudest achievements as Health Minister.

Labour looks back for way forward

Labour looks back for way forward

Labour leader David Cunliffe has returned to the roots of the party by announcing a rise in the minimum wage and a restoration of worker rights would come in the first 100 days of a Labour-led government.

Labour promises minimum wage boost

Labour promises minimum wage boost

A $2-an-hour boost to the minimum wage, scrapping the 90-day work trial, and a Commission of Inquiry to set industry standards are part of the Labour Party's work and wages policy, launched today.

Peters' comments not a worry for Cunliffe

Peters' comments not a worry for Cunliffe

Labour leader David Cunliffe says he is not concerned by Winston Peters' comments that he would not work with the Mana Party.

Smith backs down on legal threat

Smith backs down on legal threat

Conservation Minister Nick Smith has backed down on a legal threat against an environmental advocate who accused him of political interference.

Winston factor returns as Nats say no to Craig

Winston factor returns as Nats say no to Craig

New Zealand First appears to loom large in National's plan to secure a third term in Government after Prime Minister John Key ruled out any helping hand to get the Conservative Party into Parliament.

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