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Govt Improves Mobile Infrastructure

Govt Improves Mobile Infrastructure

13 FEB 2009 - Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce today announced the completion of two cellular spectrum transfers that will improve infrastructure for all mobile network operators and promote more competition in the New Zealand mobile market.

Britain's Attorney General Arrives

Britain's Attorney General Arrives

13 FEB 2009 - Britain's Attorney General The Rt Hon The Baroness Scotland QC will arrive in New Zealand this weekend to begin a round of meetings and speeches in Auckland and Wellington.

Property Managers Review Underway

Property Managers Review Underway

13 FEB 2009 - A public consultation document aimed at gathering information and views on the activities of property managers has been released, Justice Minister Simon Power announced today.

Victims Bill Passes First Reading

Victims Bill Passes First Reading

13 FEB 2009 - A bill aimed at helping address the financial and emotional costs that fall on victims of crime passed its first reading in Parliament last night and was sent to select committee.

Submissions On Draft ETS Forestry Allocation Plan Extended

Submissions On Draft ETS Forestry Allocation Plan Extended

13 FEB 2009 - The Minister for Climate Change Issues Nick Smith and the Minister of Forestry David Carter today announced an extension to the closing date for submissions on the draft forestry allocation plan under the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme.

Curran: National's Broadband Roll Out Will Be Ultra-Slow

Curran: National's Broadband Roll Out Will Be Ultra-Slow

February 12, 2009

Smith: Government Welcomes Progress To Protect Lake Taupo

Smith: Government Welcomes Progress To Protect Lake Taupo

12 February 2009 - Minister for the Environment Nick Smith today welcomed a deal by the Lake Taupo Protection Trust to convert more than 930 hectares of farmland into forestry.

Te Heuheu: 300 Pacific People Expected At Mangere Community Gathering

Te Heuheu: 300 Pacific People Expected At Mangere Community Gathering

12 February 2009 - Three hundred people from Auckland's seven main Pacific ethnicities are expected in Mangere tonight to meet Pacific Island Affairs Minister Georgina te Heuheu.

Power: Bill Repealing EFA Introduced To Parliament

Power: Bill Repealing EFA Introduced To Parliament

12 February 2009 - A bill that repeals the Electoral Finance Act (EFA) was introduced to Parliament today by Justice Minister Simon Power.

Smith & Carter: Submissions On Draft ETS Forestry Allocation Plan Extended

Smith & Carter: Submissions On Draft ETS Forestry Allocation Plan Extended

12 February 2009 - The Minister for Climate Change Issues Nick Smith and the Minister of Forestry David Carter today announced an extension to the closing date for submissions on the draft forestry allocation plan under the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme.