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Clinicians Views Sought On New Pharmac Role

Clinicians are being asked for their views on an expanded role for Pharmac, which was a recommendation from the Ministerial Review Group last year. The proposal suggests giving Pharmac a greater role in the purchase of hospital medicines and some medical devices.

Cabinet Makes Key Decisions On Finance Sector Laws

Cabinet Makes Key Decisions On Finance Sector Laws

Cabinet has this week made key decisions about the implementation of the Financial Advisers Act and the Financial Service Providers Act which were both passed into law in 2008.

Government Consults On Building Act Reform

Following a review of the Building Act, Minister for Building and Construction Maurice Williamson today released a discussion document outlining proposals for its amendment.

Sharples: Minister Congratulates Te Wharekura O Manurewa On Stand-Alone Status

Sharples: Minister Congratulates Te Wharekura O Manurewa On Stand-Alone Status

Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples congratulates Te Wharekura o Manurewa on today's agreement with Education Minister Anne Tolley that the kura be established in its own right from the beginning of April.

McCully: Party Central Will Happen On Queens Wharf

McCully: Party Central Will Happen On Queens Wharf

Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully says the Government and the Auckland Regional Council are "fully committed to delivering Party Central at Queens Wharf in Auckland for next year's Rugby World Cup", but have decided to delay the construction of a cruise terminal until after the ev

Greens: Pig-Headed Pork Board Damaging Their Own Industry

Greens: Pig-Headed Pork Board Damaging Their Own Industry

The pig-headed Pork Industry Board continue to damage their own brand with the revelation they are fighting to keep pigs in sow crates, Green Party Animal Welfare spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today.

Collins: Minister Launches New Safety Equipment

Corrections Minister Judith Collins today launched a $3.6 million package of safety equipment and training designed to make Corrections staff safer at work.

Joyce: Investigation Into Auckland Emergency 111 Problems

An investigation has been launched into the failure of some emergency 111 calls in Auckland this morning by Telecom.

Joyce: Manukau Harbour Crossing To Finish Ahead Of Schedule

Joyce: Manukau Harbour Crossing To Finish Ahead Of Schedule

The Manukau Harbour Crossing project on the Southwestern Motorway will be complete and open seven months ahead of schedule, says Transport Minister Steven Joyce.

The new section of road was due to be finished in March 2011 but will now be ready in August of this year.

Greens: Govt Bends Under Public Pressure On Mining

Greens: Govt Bends Under Public Pressure On Mining

News that the Government may scale down its plans to mine the conservation estate shows how public opposition is working, the Green Party said today.