Super Meeting Positive And Constructive--Peters
New Zealand First Leader, Rt. Hon Winston Peters has
described today’s meeting with finance Minister Michael
Cullen as ‘positive and constructive’ and has reinforced New
Zealand First’s view that an agreement can be reached
quickly over the superannuation fund.
“No final agreement
was reached but I think that we are on the same wave length
on this issue,” said Mr Peters.
“ We presented our views
to Mr Cullen and he said that he would take them to
Cabinet,” concluded Mr
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Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)
Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them.
Finally, yesterday’s announcement by the Ardern government that a new state agency will be set up to assess and plan the manned re-entry to the mine (on a set timetable) goes a long way to meeting the families’ remaining request: that they be enabled, if at all possible, to bury their loved ones. More>>