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1000 Pasifika Kids Need To Go To School

The recently highlighted plight of over 1000 Pasifika children who are not allowed to go to school must be addressed immediately, says Labour's Immigration spokesperson Pete Hodgson.

Foreshore And Seabed Act Review Received

Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson today released the report of the Ministerial Review Panel which he commissioned on the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004.

Coleman Biffs Money And Gets The Biff

Coleman Biffs Money And Gets The Biff

Immigration Minister Jonathon Coleman has decided to appoint a new deputy chief executive for immigration when he already has one, Labour's Immigration spokesperson Pete Hodgson says.

Government Improves Water Quality Monitoring

"An important part of the Government's strategy to address fresh water quality is improving the standard and frequency of monitoring", Environment Minister Nick Smith said today in addressing Fish & Game New Zealand's annual staff conference.

Māori Trustee - Fresh Start

Māori Trustee - Fresh Start

The Minister of Māori Affairs congratulated the new stand alone Māori Trustee organisation, as it separated today from Te Puni Kōkiri.

Labour Demonstrates Bipartisan Approach - Now Government Must Show Leadership

Labour Demonstrates Bipartisan Approach - Now Government Must Show Leadership

Labour's determination to see an ETS with integrity introduced was behind its decision to support legislation delaying obligations for the forestry sector - but the Government must show the same leadership, says Labour's Forestry spokesperson Mita Ririnui.

$9 Million Found To Cover Referendum

$9 Million Found To Cover Referendum

Family First NZ says that Treasury figures reveal that $52 million has been budgeted for social policy advice for the financial year and that only a portion of this is needed to cover the cost of the Referendum.

$25 Million Trade Bond Boost For Exporters

$25 Million Trade Bond Boost For Exporters

The Government has extended a key trade guarantee paving the way for more New Zealand exporters to sell their goods and services to United States authorities, Finance Minister Bill English says.

John Key Has The Numbers - And The Proof

John Key Has The Numbers - And The Proof

Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister John Key has the numbers to amend the anti-smacking law and prevent a costly Referendum resulting from previous political deafness, and he also has the proof of good parents being prosecuted under the anti-smacking law.

Te Heuheu: Court Stabbing Reinforces Need For Security

Te Heuheu: Court Stabbing Reinforces Need For Security

30 June 2009 - Today's stabbing in Wellington District Court reinforced the wisdom of boosting court security as announced in last month's Budget.