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Collins To Attend Polish War Commemorations

Collins To Attend Polish War Commemorations

Veterans' Affairs Minister Judith Collins will represent New Zealand at commemorations in Gdansk, Poland next week to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of World War II.

Turia Speech: Opening Of Marlborough House; Blenheim

Turia Speech: Opening Of Marlborough House; Blenheim

Opening of Marlborough House; Blenheim

Thursday 27 August 2009; 7pm

Hon Tariana Turia; Associate Minister of Social Development

I am proud to be here today, for the official opening of Marlborough House.

Parker: Desperate Government Runs Roughshod Over Rules To Stifle ETS Debate

Parker: Desperate Government Runs Roughshod Over Rules To Stifle ETS Debate

The Government coalition is running roughshod over the rules of Parliament in a deliberate attempt to conceal debate over cracks in the coalition's position on the Emissions Trading Scheme, says David Parker, a Labour member of the ETS Select Committee.

Bouquet For The Government's Support For Public Transport

There is good news for public transport in the Auckland region in the National Land Transport Programme released today, says ARC chairman Mike Lee.

Robertson: Minister Overstepping Mark In Pay Negotiations

Robertson: Minister Overstepping Mark In Pay Negotiations

State Services Minister Tony Ryall has been caught meddling in the negotiation of employment agreements at Polytechnics, well outside the legislated process, Labour State Services spokesperson Grant Robertson said today.

Kedgley: Loads Of Roads Programme Is Dinosaur Thinking

Kedgley: Loads Of Roads Programme Is Dinosaur Thinking

The 'loads of roads' National Land Transport Programme will mire New Zealand in an outdated 1950s approach to transport and do nothing to protect us from rising oil prices, climate change, or the obesity epidemic.

Perigo: Ding! Dong! The Kennedy Is Dead!

Not since the capture of Saddam Hussein has America had as much reason to celebrate as it has over the death of the evil Senator Edward Kennedy, says SOLO Principal Lindsay Perigo.

Hughes: Local Roads Will Be Left To Ruin Under National

Hughes: Local Roads Will Be Left To Ruin Under National

New Zealanders could be faced with the reality of deteriorating local roads following the release of the Government's three-year National Land Transport Programme (NLTP) today, Labour's transport spokesperson Darren Hughes said today.

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.