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Gaza death toll 'a blot on the world' - PM

Gaza death toll 'a blot on the world' - PM

Prime Minister John Key says the rising civilian death toll in Gaza and apparent bombing of United Nations-run schools is "a blot on the world as we know it".

Unanimous support for match-fixing bill

A bill to make match-fixing a criminal offence has passed its first reading in Parliament with unanimous support from all parties.

Act leader calls on Devoy to resign

Act leader calls on Devoy to resign

Act Leader Jamie Whyte says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy should resign for her condemnation of his "call for racial equality" by putting an end to special legal recognition of Maori, saying she is interfering in the election year political process.

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.

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