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King: Government Failing To Take The Sharp Edges Off

6 August 2009 - Confirmation that 2000 people are being made unemployed each week shows the Government is failing to take 'the sharp edges off the recession' for hurting New Zealand families, Labour Social Development spokesperson Annette King says.

Speech: Health Care Of NZ Ltd National Leadership Conference

6 August 2009 - I was fascinated by the theme of this conference - social innovation, navigation and speed of trust.

At first glance, I thought I might be attending a conference of astronomers and explorers.

Greens: Animal Experimentation Figures Show Shocking Increase In Suffering

6 August 2009 - Revelations that the highest number of animals in New Zealand on record have been experimented upon in "research, testing and teaching" are disturbing, said Green Party Animal Welfare Spokesperson Sue Kedgley.

Going On-Line - The Older Way

Going On-Line - The Older Way

The Senior Citizens Minister, John Carter, is praising the latest addition to SeniorNet Learning Centres, which help the over-55's become connected to the net.

Mr Carter will be at Ruakaka in Northland tomorrow to open the SeniorNet Bream Bay Learning Centre.

Unemployment Rate Rise A Concern, But No Surprise

Unemployment Rate Rise A Concern, But No Surprise

There's been a larger than expected increase in the number of people looking for work, says the Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett.

Joyce: Consultation On Tauranga Tolling Begins

Joyce: Consultation On Tauranga Tolling Begins

6 August 2009 - The NZ Transport Agency has today commenced consultation on tolling as a means to bring forward the Tauranga Eastern Link, which has been identified as a Road of National Significance.

Key: Support For Business Mentoring In The Pacific

Key: Support For Business Mentoring In The Pacific

6 August 2009 - Prime Minister John Key has today announced the development of a new Pacific Business Mentoring Programme to provide practical support for Pacific businesses.

Minister Smith's $13 Billion Credibility Gap

Minister Smith's $13 Billion Credibility Gap

A confused Climate Change Minister is using a $13 billion bogeyman to scare New Zealanders about emissions reduction targets, the Green Party said today.

Low Number Of Escapes A Tribute To Staff

Low Number Of Escapes A Tribute To Staff

The low number of escapes from New Zealand prisons is a tribute to improved security measures and the vigilance of Corrections Officers and staff, Corrections Minister Judith Collins said.

Judicial Conduct Commissioner Appointed

Wellington lawyer Sir David Gascoigne has been appointed Judicial Conduct Commissioner, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.