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$1.75 Million Community Sector Research Fund Opens

1 May 2008 - Internal Affairs Minister, Rick Barker today declared the new Lottery Community Sector Research Fund open for applications.

Ministers See Industry Training In Action

1 May 2008 - Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson and his Associate Minister Maryan Street today saw the direct benefit of the government's $180 million ongoing commitment to Industry Training through visits to several worksites.

Don't Delay The Ets - Get It Right

1 May 2008 - The Green Party says delaying the Emissions Trading Scheme will just cause more problems and higher costs.

Zaoui's Mates In Spy Base Fiasco

1 May 2008 - New Zealand First says the raid on Waihopai spy base by a Dominican friar who sheltered Algerian fugitive Ahmed Zaoui should send shivers up the spine of every security conscious New Zealander.

NZ Needs A Balanced And Realistic ETS

The phasing in of sectors, such as agriculture, into the Emissions Trading Scheme is a realistic and necessary way to minimise the disruption to the economy and give people and their business time to adjust says Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton.

Four Decades Of Dioxin Deception Deserves An Apology

30 April 2008 - Tariana Turia, MP for Te Tai Hauauru, has picked up on the disappointment expressed by the Chemically Exposed Paritutu Residents Association (CEPRA), that the offer of free GP visits was an 'insult', a hollow 'political gesture of little value'.

Offender Volumes Report

30 April 2007 - Corrections Minister Phil Goff welcomed the release today of a new Department of Corrections publication providing information on offenders within the Corrections system.

Agreement Reached On Central North Island Claims

30 April 2008 - The Crown and Central North Island iwi have reached agreement on an iwi developed proposal to settle historic Treaty of Waitangi claims in the region, Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen announced today.

Improved Information On Used Cars For Sale: When A Sin Becomes A Cin

30 April 2008 - Changes to the information notice that motor vehicle traders must provide to consumers, when selling used cars, were announced today by Consumer Affairs Minister Judith Tizard.

Emissions Trading Scheme: Big Cost, No Benefit

30 April 2008 - The Cawthron Institute's report on the Emissions Trading Scheme fuels the need for both Labour and National to re-think New Zealand's response to the Kyoto Protocol, ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today.