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In The Interests Of Democracy - Dr Pita Sharples

In The Interests Of Democracy - Dr Pita Sharples

In the interests of democracy the Maori Party is willing to have talks with other parties in Parliament who support dedicated Maori seats on the Auckland super council.

Government Gives Smokers Extra Help To Quit

Government Gives Smokers Extra Help To Quit

Nicotine patches, gum and lozenges will be made cheaper for smokers wanting to quit the deadly habit which kills about 5000 New Zealanders every year, Tariana Turia announced today.

Kate Wilkinson Should Get Out More

Kate Wilkinson Should Get Out More

Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson should not hide away from workers who are understandably concerned about jobs losses, Labour's spokesperson on labour issues Trevor Mallard said today.

3000 Troubled Youth To Get A Fresh Start

Nearly 3000 places will be created in programmes targeted to help young offenders, says Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett.

Delivering For Young New Zealanders

Speech at the Salvation Army Citadel, Wellington Let me begin by thanking all those who have come here today to hear this address.

It's great to be with a group of people who share a passion that means so much to me.

That passion is the potential of New Zealand's young people.

Young Kiwis "Break Away" For School Holidays

Young Kiwis "Break Away" For School Holidays

A new Prime Minister's Youth Programme and 30,000 extra places on school holiday activity programmes for young people have been announced by the Prime Minister.

Holidays & Youth Justice Packages Announced

Prime Minister John Key today announced a package of policies aimed at helping young New Zealanders reach their full potential. "The policies I am announcing today build on the Youth Opportunities package and Kiwisport initiatives announced earlier this month," says Mr Key.

High Stakes In Trans Tasman ETS Harmonisation Move: Kiwis Risk $200m A Year In Extra Costs

High Stakes In Trans Tasman ETS Harmonisation Move: Kiwis Risk $200m A Year In Extra Costs

New Zealand taxpayers face paying an extra $200 million a year if the Government fails to properly think through how to harmonise Australian and New Zealand emissions trading schemes, Labour's Climate Change Issues spokesperson Charles Chauvel says.

Commission Of Inquiry Into Child Abuse Essential

Commission Of Inquiry Into Child Abuse Essential

'How many more children have to die before we do something?' Family First NZ is repeating its call for a Commission of Enquiry into the unacceptable levels of child abuse and deaths in NZ.

Digital Dividend Must Ensure No Digital Divide

Digital Dividend Must Ensure No Digital Divide

Regional New Zealanders deserve to know if they will benefit from some of the Government's 'digital dividend', says Labour's broadcasting spokesman Brendon Burns.