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Garry Evans Appointed Acting Chief Coroner

Garry Evans Appointed Acting Chief Coroner

Wellington Coroner Garry Evans has been appointed acting Chief Coroner, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Minister Undermines Own Argument And NZ's Pure Image

Minister Undermines Own Argument And NZ's Pure Image

When confronted during question time in the House today with public concerns on Government plans to open up New Zealand's conservation lands for mining, Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee went silent.

Government's ETS Strikes A Balance To Protect Jobs

Government's ETS Strikes A Balance To Protect Jobs

Government changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme strike the right balance between protecting New Zealand jobs, halving the cost for families and households, and doing our fair share on climate change, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Minister Welcomes Further Progress On Western Ring Route

Minister Welcomes Further Progress On Western Ring Route

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has today welcomed further progress towards the completion of Auckland's Western Ring Route - which was earlier this year identified as a Road of National Significance. The NZ Transport Agency has today confirmed plans to widen Auckland's Northwestern Motorway.

Self-Setting Trap Sticks It To Stoats

Self-Setting Trap Sticks It To Stoats

A breakthrough in self-setting trap technology unveiled today will provide urgently-needed, bush level protection for endangered birds like the kiwi says Conservation Minister Tim Groser.

Palm Kernel Biosecurity Threat

The serious biosecurity threat posed by the importation of palm kernel has been revealed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in response to written questions from the Green Party.

Knowledge Economy Being Dumbed Down

Dr Don Brash and his productivity taskforce need to urgently advise the Education Minister that we will never catch up with Australia in wages and quality of life by treating those teaching at polytechnics with contempt, Green Party Co-Leader Metiria Turei said today.

Minister Welcomes Australian Business Initiative On Protectionism

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed an Australian initiative to lobby the G20 leaders to focus more on the domestic sources of pressure for protectionist policies.

Raising Achievement For More Maori Learners

Raising Achievement For More Maori Learners

Thousands more young Maori learners at 17 additional schools will benefit from the Te Kotahitanga secondary schools programme next year, Education Minister Anne Tolley and Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples have announced.

Joyce: Ultra-Fast Broadband Investment Proposal Finalised

Joyce: Ultra-Fast Broadband Investment Proposal Finalised

Communications and Information Technology Minister Hon Steven Joyce today released the details of the government's $1.5 billion ultra-fast broadband investment initiative.