A controversial deal that saw $11.5 million in taxpayer money
spent on a businessman's private farm in Saudi Arabia was
opposed by the Treasury which flagged its concerns to Fiance
Minister Bill English, documents show.
The next generation of Cook Islanders are getting a boost,
with New Zealand committing $11.7 million to helping rebuild
its national secondary school.
Documents detailing why $11.5 million of taxpayer money was
spent on a Saudi businessman's farm have been released after
the Ombudsman intervened.
MPs have rejected calls to further relax the rules on
reporting of suicides, and tightened one aspect of the law in
a bid to prevent copycat deaths.
Trans Pacific Partnership talks could be under way again
within the month as negotiators rush to sign off a deal
before momentum is lost.
The threshold for paying GST on foreign products bought
online could be cut to $20 or even zero, Prime Minister John
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