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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.

2010 Winston Churchill Fellows Announced

2010 Winston Churchill Fellows Announced

Tariana Turia today announced the recipients of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships for 2010.

"The trust allows New Zealanders to apply learnings from their global counterparts to our own situations at home," Mrs Turia said.

Maori Families Will Be Among The Hardest Hit By ETS

Maori Families Will Be Among The Hardest Hit By ETS

Lower income Maori households will be amongst the hardest hit by the ETS deal, as they are forced to pay more taxes to subsidise big polluters while much- needed social spending is slashed, says Labour MPs Charles Chauvel and Mita Ririnui.

EPMU: Minister Fails Miners

EPMU: Minister Fails Miners

The National Government has failed New Zealand's miners by turning its back on sensible safety recommendations, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.