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Minister Appoints New Members To Archives Council

Minister Appoints New Members To Archives Council

The Minister Responsible for Archives New Zealand Nathan Guy has announced the appointment of three new members to the Archives Council.

The Council has a statutory role to provide the Minister with independent advice on archives and recordkeeping issues.

Licence Changes For Building Practitioners

Licence Changes For Building Practitioners

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson says licence classes for builders and designers will reduce from six to two today, making the licensing process much simpler.

Government Torpedoes Own Flagship Water Reform Group

Government Torpedoes Own Flagship Water Reform Group

Five leading environmental and outdoor recreation groups said today that the Government legislation on water conservation orders passed yesterday under urgency has sent a torpedo into the Government-backed national forum working on water management reform.

Stay Safe On The Roads This Easter Weekend

Stay Safe On The Roads This Easter Weekend

Transport Minister Steven Joyce is reminding road-users to take care on the roads over the Easter break.

"Holiday weekends mean a lot of extra traffic on the roads. Please use common sense and be mindful of other road users," he says.

Tobacco Displays Ban Plan No April Fool's Joke - Retailers

Tobacco Displays Ban Plan No April Fool's Joke - Retailers

Government plans for re-consultation with the public over proposals to ban tobacco displays are a cruel joke for Mum and Dad retailers around the country.

Key Law And Order Boasts Haunt Him And Innocent Kiwis - Labour

Boasts made in 2008 by Prime Minister John Key that National's law and order policies would make the streets safer for New Zealanders are now coming home to haunt him, says Labour law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

United Nations Backs Nelson Māori Trust Land Claim

Further support for a Nelson Māori Trust's stalled Treaty claim has been given by The United Nations Human Rights Committee during its final session with the New Zealand Government.

Government Dealing To Drugs And Violence

The priority the Government has placed on tackling drugs and violence has been reinforced by the latest Police crime statistics, Police Minister Judith Collins said.

Rugby Song Sounds Like 80s Beer Ad - Anderton

"I would like to nominate Gary McCormick for New Zealand's poet laureate because of his determination to campaign against the Rugby World Cup's choice of theme song - an English song that sounds like an old beer ad from the 1990s," says Jim Anderton.

Beer In Cans Recipe For Roudy Rugby - MP

Beer In Cans Recipe For Roudy Rugby - MP

"The police don't want it; rugby fans don't need it; and I don't like it. Selling beer in cans at the Rugby World Cup could damage our international reputation. It is not worth the risk," Jim Anderton said.