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Smith: Government Welcomes Arrival Of Electric Cars

Smith: Government Welcomes Arrival Of Electric Cars

Environment and Climate Change Issues Minister Nick Smith today welcomed the announcement that electric cars would be commercially available in New Zealand.

Parents Can Claim 1/3'rd Back On School Fees

Parents Can Claim 1/3'rd Back On School Fees

Family First is reminding and possibly informing parents that when they complete their IRD Tax Returns for the financial year ended 31 March 2009, they are entitled to claim back 1/3'rd of their school fees.

Ryall: Disability Consultation On Funding Transfer

Ryall: Disability Consultation On Funding Transfer

The transfer of day services funding from the Ministry of Health to the Ministry of Social Development has been put on hold for three months.

Advice for Parliament in 2009

Source: http://lawisanass-wingate.blogspot.com/2009/01/building-competitive-advantage-in-2009.html

With the economies collapsing and unemployment growing, government will need to lift their game. Politicians will need to think smarter. The meaning of the words ‘duty of care’ should be foremost on their minds.

Ryall: Government Responds To Select Committee Disability Inquiry

Ryall: Government Responds To Select Committee Disability Inquiry

9 February 2009 - The Government has responded to the report by the Social Services Select Committee, following its Inquiry into the Quality of Care and Services Provision for People with Disabilities.

Greens: Low Waged Workers Still Trying To Keep Heads Above Water

Greens: Low Waged Workers Still Trying To Keep Heads Above Water

9 February 2009 - Today's Minimum Pay rise to $12.50 is simply not enough for Kiwis on low incomes, says the Green Party.

McCully: Govt Kicks Off NZ Appeal For Bushfire Victims

McCully: Govt Kicks Off NZ Appeal For Bushfire Victims

9 February 2009 - The government has kick-started New Zealand's response to an appeal for Victoria's bushfire victims by donating $500,000, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today.

Horomia: Maori Party Fails Our Whanau

Horomia: Maori Party Fails Our Whanau

9 February 2009 - The Maori Party must explain how it can reconcile today's pitiful minimum wage announcement with its election promises of an increase to $15 an hour, says Labour's Maori Affairs spokesman Parekura Horomia.

Wilkinson: Minimum Wage Increased To $12.50

Wilkinson: Minimum Wage Increased To $12.50

9 February 2009 - The Government has moved to increase the minimum wage from $12 to $12.50 in line with the Consumer Price Index, Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson announced today.

The training and new entrants' minimum wages will increase from $9.60 to $10.

Chadwick: Labour Welcomes Maori Conservation Cadetship

Chadwick: Labour Welcomes Maori Conservation Cadetship

9 February 2009 - Labour's Conservation spokeswoman Steve Chadwick is welcoming today's launch of the Tauira Kaitiaki Taiao conservation cadetship, saying it's pleasing the new government is supporting the Labour initiative.