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Burns: Fears For Future Of Fund To Make Drinking Water Safe

Burns: Fears For Future Of Fund To Make Drinking Water Safe

Health Minister Tony Ryall is deferring applications from 71 small communities for assistance from the national funding programme to meet minimum standards for drinking water, says Labour water quality spokesperson Brendon Burns.

Maori Party: Race Relations Award Shows Maori Seats Can Work

Maori Party: Race Relations Award Shows Maori Seats Can Work

The race relations award that has been given to the Whanganui Regional Museum is a great example of how mana whenua seats can work in governance arrangements, says Tariana Turia.

Guy: Approval For Further Roll-Out Of iGovt Services

Guy: Approval For Further Roll-Out Of iGovt Services

The Government has agreed that the roll-out of igovt services will continue over the next two years, following a review of the programme and a decision to explore options for commercial sector involvement, says Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy.

McCully: Antarctica NZ Board Appointments

McCully: Antarctica NZ Board Appointments

Tenby Powell, executive director of New Zealand Rental Group, has been appointed to Antarctica New Zealand's management board, Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today.

McCully: McCully Names New Ambassador To Cairo

McCully: McCully Names New Ambassador To Cairo

New Zealand's next Ambassador to Egypt will be career diplomat Graeme Waters, Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today.

Joyce: $8.7 Billion Plan For Transport Investment Unveiled

Joyce: $8.7 Billion Plan For Transport Investment Unveiled

An $8.7 billion programme of investment in New Zealand's transport system has been detailed today with the launch of the National Land Transport Programme (NLTP).

Cosgrove: Safety Of Prison Officers No Priority For National

The National Government has made it clear it has little time for Corrections staff, so it is not surprising it is progressing its plan to double bunk prisoners and stick them in containers whatever impact this has on staff safety, says Labour law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

Finance Minister To Visit Financial Capitals

Finance Minister To Visit Financial Capitals

27 August 2009 - Finance Minister Bill English will outline the Government's plan for economic recovery to international lenders during visits to Tokyo, New York and Boston next week.

Filtering Buffer Zones Needed When Cultivating For Winter Greenfeed

27 August 2009 - The Otago Regional Council (ORC) is advising farmers to leave an ungrazed grass margin (buffer zone) when establishing winter greenfeed crops alongside waterways.

Corrections To Build Container Cell Block

27 August 2009 - Corrections Minister Judith Collins today announced that a container cell block capable of housing up to 60 prisoners is to be built at Rimutaka Prison.