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$100k 'waste of money' by New Plymouth District Council

The Public Service Association (PSA) and the EPMU, who represent New Plymouth District Council staff, are appalled by the revelation of a six figure contract gifted to consultant Greg Timms to lead a restructure of Council staffing.

Time for Maggie Barry to come clean on 1080 - DSC

National's new Conservation Minister Maggie Barrie appears to have gone into hiding over the raging controversy surrounding New Zealand's continuing use of 1080, according to Democrats for Social Credit health spokesman David Tranter.

Racing Safety Fund open for applications

Racing Minister Nathan Guy has announced that the next round of applications for the Racing Safety Development Fund will open on 2 February 2015.

Equine industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a fourth primary industry to the GIA partnership today.

Voting opens for Lyttelton-Mt Herbert Community Board election

Voters living in the Lyttelton-Mt Herbert ward should keep an eye on their mailboxes with by-election voting papers being sent out from today (Monday 26 January).

NZ condemns latest violence in Ukraine

NZ condemns latest violence in Ukraine

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned the killing of up to 30 civilians in Eastern Ukraine over the weekend.

Minister welcomes beginning of school year

Minister welcomes beginning of school year

Education Minister Hekia Parata has wished Kiwi kids well as they begin heading back to school on Monday.

McCully to AU Summit and Jordan

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is travelling to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the 24th African Union Summit which runs from 26 to 27 January.

Governor-General attending condolence ceremony for King Abdullah

Governor-General attending condolence ceremony for King Abdullah

At the invitation of the Prime Minister, the Governor-General, Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae will travel to Saudi Arabia to represent New Zealand at the ceremony of condolences for HM King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Amy Adams 'shows her ignorance about medical cannabis'

From the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party (ALCP)

Justice Minister Amy Adams has no ministerial responsibility for medical cannabis, despite her uneducated comments about the issue in the Taranaki Daily Mail.