Labour shuffling the deck chairs with Gay remit

Well this guy has to go for starters. He is not a lesbian woman from an ethnic minority.The Labour Party are suckers for punishment - you have to give them that. After their defeat in the 2008 general election they have overseen one of the most successfully inept re-election campaigns in New Zealand political history. Their ambitious plan to tick off every political mistake in the book carries on this weekend with their conference in Christchurch, where they look [...]

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Green Party attacks government over Pike River mine safety

Photo from inside the Pike River mine showing the 55 metre ladder with no safety platforms.NZ Green party MP Kevin Hague attacked the government over mine safety standards using a photo from inside the Pike River coal mine as evidence. The picture tabled in parliament showed a 55m vertical ladder inside the coal pit. Before safety rules were relaxed under a National government in the 1990s, mine ladders were required to have safety platforms every nine metres. Kevin Hague says [...]

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