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Q + A's Guyon Espiner Interviews Paula Bennett

Q + A's Guyon Espiner Interviews Paula Bennett

Points of interest:

- Government ignored Treasury's opposition to work tests of those on the Sickness Benefit. Minister: "It's an extreme example"

Q + A's Panel Discussions

Q+A's Panel Discussions with Paul Holmes, Dr Therese Arseneau, Families Commissioner Christine Rankin & Radio Live Talk Host John Tamihere.

Youth Against Crime

Youth Against Crime

Young people, old people, individuals and families, police and politicians gathered this afternoon at the Ilam Homestead to support Molly Adams and Garth McVicar as they launched, YSST the Sensible Sentencing Youth Division.

Pope Benedict Should Resign In Wake Of Catholic Church Paedophile Scandals

Pope Benedict Should Resign In Wake Of Catholic Church Paedophile Scandals

Pope Benedict XVI should consider resigning the papacy after revelations of his involvement in possible cover ups of paedophile sex offending by priests.

Minister Welcomes Poll On Stocktake Plan

Minister Welcomes Poll On Stocktake Plan

Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee says he is encouraged by a poll out in today's Sunday Star Times showing good levels of support for the government's plans to prospect for valuable minerals in a small area of what is presently Schedule Four conservation land.

Electives Up - CCDHB Delivers Record Surgery

Electives Up - CCDHB Delivers Record Surgery

The largest ever annual increase in waiting list patients receiving elective surgery happened in 2009 according to official figures released today by Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Greens: Open Cast Mining Not Ruled Out In Paparoa

Greens: Open Cast Mining Not Ruled Out In Paparoa

The National Government has not ruled out open cast mining in Paparoa National Park effectively meaning old growth forest will be sacrificed solely for the extraction of coal, the Green Party said today.

Minister Attending International Energy Forum

Minister Attending International Energy Forum

Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee has today departed for Mexico to attend the 12th International Energy Forum.

Nats Continue Beneficiary Bashing Tradition

Nats Continue Beneficiary Bashing Tradition

This weeks welfare reform announcements continue the longstanding National Party tradition of beneficiary bashing.

Speech: Launch Of The Albany Settling In Report - Hon Tariana Turia

Speech: Launch Of The Albany Settling In Report - Hon Tariana Turia

Launch of the Albany Settling in Report

Sir Neil Waters Lecture Theatres - Massey University, Auckland

Friday 26 March 2010; 5.30pm

Hon Tariana Turia, Associate Minister Social Development

E nga mana, e nga reo, tena koutou, tena koutou.