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Key: PM Welcomes Bank's $1 Billion Jobs Fund

Key: PM Welcomes Bank's $1 Billion Jobs Fund

24 February 2009 - Prime Minister John Key welcomes ASB's announcement this afternoon that it will provide a $1 billion loans facility targeted at keeping and creating employment in small to medium sized businesses.

Wilkinson: 90 Day Trial Period Starts Sunday

Wilkinson: 90 Day Trial Period Starts Sunday

24 February 2009 - Workers will have the opportunity to seek employment on a trial basis of up to 90 days from this Sunday, March 1.

Collins: Minister Opens New Whangarei Police Station

Collins: Minister Opens New Whangarei Police Station

24 February 2009 - Police Minister Judith Collins today opened the new $20 million Whangarei police station, a facility designed to encourage greater community involvement in policing.

Ms Collins was joined by police and members of the community for today's opening ceremony.

Brownlee: Ministerial Working Party On Electricity

Brownlee: Ministerial Working Party On Electricity

24 February 2009 - Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee says he's considering a Ministerial Working Party to reshape the regulatory functions of the electricity industry.

Ryall: Plunketline Now 24/7

Ryall: Plunketline Now 24/7

24 February 2009 - PlunketLine is now a 24/7 operation helping New Zealand parents and children, the Health Minister Tony Ryall confirmed today.

Fast tracking funding for PlunketLine was one of National's 100 day commitments, to tackle issues that matter to New Zealanders.

Greens: Conspicuous Gaps In Job Summit List

Greens: Conspicuous Gaps In Job Summit List

24 February 2009 - The just released Jobs Summit attendance list contains glaring gaps, said the Green Party.

Goff: Is The Super Fund Safe In John Key's Hands?

Goff: Is The Super Fund Safe In John Key's Hands?

24 February 2009 - John Key should come clean and tell New Zealanders what National's real intentions are with the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.

Alliance Party: Alliance Party Supports Internet Blackout Campaign

Alliance Party: Alliance Party Supports Internet Blackout Campaign

23 February 2009 - The Alliance Party of New Zealand is supporting the Creative Freedom Foundation's Internet Blackout campaign that protests against new Internet Copyright Laws that were due to come into effect this Saturday.

Coleman: UN High Commissioner For Refugees To Visit

Coleman: UN High Commissioner For Refugees To Visit

23 February 2009 - The head of the United Nations refugee agency is coming to New Zealand for two days this week.

Bennett: Benefits, Student Allowances, NZ Super And War Pensions To Increase

Bennett: Benefits, Student Allowances, NZ Super And War Pensions To Increase

23 February 2009 - Superannuitants, students, and people on war pensions and benefits will receive increases of between $4 and $13 each week from 1 April 2009, the Minister of Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett has announced.