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Parenting Courses Secure Further Funding

Twenty five groups supporting positive parenting are to receive more than $810,000, says Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett.

Shared Services Establishment Board Members Appointed

Shared Services Establishment Board Members Appointed

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the make up of the Shared Services Establishment Board, which will help reduce the cost of DHB back office functions with estimated savings of up to $700 million.

Speech: Phil Twyford: Promoting Social Wellbeing In Auckland

Speech to PASSING GO: Promoting Social Wellbeing in Auckland Council conference, North Harbour Stadium, North Shore City Good morning.

Ministerial Visit To Canada

Ministerial Visit To Canada

Defence Minister Wayne Mapp is on his way to Canada for a formal bilateral Defence visit and a Research, Science and Technology visit.

ACC - Where Has The 'Honest Conversation' Gone As Minister Cuts Communication?

ACC - Where Has The 'Honest Conversation' Gone As Minister Cuts Communication?

The CTU today asked how New Zealand was supposed to have the 'honest conversation' on ACC promised by the Prime Minister when Nick Smith was closing down important advisory groups and rushing the ACC Bill through Parliament with a totally inadequate timetable for proper consultation.

Turia Reiterates Smoking Kills Message To Dairies

Turia Reiterates Smoking Kills Message To Dairies

The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores needs to stop hiding behind their tobacco displays and face the fact that the products they sell kill.

Children's Commissioner Needs To Move On

Children's Commissioner Needs To Move On

Family First NZ is rubbishing the attack from the Children's Commissioner regarding the March for Democracy being held in Auckland tomorrow and is inviting him to attend the family-based event.

Govt Marks Death Of Defence Force Member

Govt Marks Death Of Defence Force Member

19 NOV 2009 - Defence Minister Wayne Mapp and Associate Defence Minister Heather Roy today extended the Government's deepest sympathies to the wife and family of Air Force Flight Sergeant Andrew Forster, killed in a routine explosive ordnance demolition task at Waiouru this morning.

Government Clearly Boycotting Dalai Lama Visit

Government Clearly Boycotting Dalai Lama Visit

The Government is clearly embarrassed about its 'unofficial' boycott of the Dalai Lama when he visits New Zealand next month, said Green Party MP Keith Locke today.

Bill Will Make Fundraising Transparent

19 NOV 2009 - Selwyn MP Amy Adams' Bill to ensure those donating money to charity are told how much is going to fundraising firms has today been introduced to Parliament.