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Job Summit Output A Boost For Young Innovators

A new post-graduate internship programme to be set up by the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology will create 150 new intern positions, Research, Science and Technology Minister Wayne Mapp announced today.

Frankel, Sumpter Reappointed To Copyright Tribunal

Professor Susy Frankel and Paul Sumpter have been reappointed to the Copyright Tribunal for a further five years, Commerce Minister Simon Power announced today.

"I am pleased that Professor Frankel and Mr Sumpter have been reappointed to the Copyright Tribunal," Mr Power said.

SMO Workforce Commission Report Released

SMO Workforce Commission Report Released

Health Minster Tony Ryall today released the Senior Medical Officers Workforce Commission report and recommendations on recruiting and retaining senior medical doctors.

Appointments To Electrical Workers Registration Board

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson today announced four appointments to the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

Eddie Eeles has been reappointed for a second term and three new appointments have been made.

Plenty Of Work To Rein In Budget Deficit - English

Finance Minister Bill English has welcomed news that the Budget operating deficit of $7.2 billion for the 11 months to May 31 is lower than the forecast $8.4 billion.

Brownlee: Report Shows Positive Shifts In Energy Use And Supply

Brownlee: Report Shows Positive Shifts In Energy Use And Supply

2 July 2009 - Energy and Resources Minister, Gerry Brownlee has released the latest edition of The New Zealand Energy Data File. The publication is an annual record of energy use in New Zealand.

Robertson: Frontline Medical And Teaching Staff Have Pay Frozen By Government

Robertson: Frontline Medical And Teaching Staff Have Pay Frozen By Government

2 JULY 2009 - Frontline teachers, doctors and nurses have been today told by Finance Minister Bill English that they will not be receiving pay increases from 2010, Labour State Services Spokesperson Grant Robertson said.

Carter: Agriculture Minister To Visit EU And UK

Carter: Agriculture Minister To Visit EU And UK

Hon David Carter Minister of Agriculture

2 July 2009 - Agriculture Minister David Carter leaves for Brussels today for bilateral meetings with the European Commissioner for Agriculture Mariann Fischer Boel and European Commissioner for Trade Baroness Catherine Ashton.

O'Connor: Broadband Decision A Betrayal For Rural New Zealand

O'Connor: Broadband Decision A Betrayal For Rural New Zealand

2 July 2009 - The National Government's decision to subsidise fast broadband to the cities to while leaving rural New Zealanders to rely on the market is an astonishing betrayal of those who produce to wealth in this country, said Labour's Rural Affairs spokesperson Damien O'Connor.

Sio: Customs Resourcing Crucial In The Fight Against P

Sio: Customs Resourcing Crucial In The Fight Against P

2 July 2009 - The New Zealand Customs Service and Dunedin Police should be congratulated for intercepting approximately $500,000 worth of pseudoephedrine, which originated from China, Labour Spokesperson for Customs Su'a William Sio said today.