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Govt Favours Three-Notice Procedure For S92A

Govt Favours Three-Notice Procedure For S92A

The Government favours a three-notice procedure to deal with illegal copying of material over computer networks, Commerce Minister Simon Power said today.

Staying Shock-Free This Summer

Staying Shock-Free This Summer

Associate Energy and Resources Minister Pansy Wong is urging people to take care this summer while working around electrical mains and appliances this summer.

Many serious electrical-related injuries happen while people are doing work around their houses or in outdoor situations.

Minister Disappointed At Pig Code Delay

Minister Disappointed At Pig Code Delay

Agriculture Minister David Carter is disappointed that a threat of legal action by the Pork Industry Board has delayed the release of a new code of welfare for pigs.

Auditor General's Report Welcomed

Health Minister Tony Ryall says today's report from the Auditor General's Office on certification and monitoring of rest homes identifies long standing shortcomings that the new Government began addressing when it took office.

Business NZ: Capital Markets Recommendations Positive

Business NZ: Capital Markets Recommendations Positive

Implementing a major part of the Capital Market Development Taskforce's final recommendations would be positive for the economy, according to Business NZ.

Brown: More Certainty For Communities Needed

Manukau Mayor Len Brown says the new Auckland Council could be bogged down in negotiation and conflict with local boards due to the government's failure to define the role and functions of the boards.

Minister's Callous Flip-flop On Key Environment Fund

The Government has pulled the plug on a highly-successful environmental fund despite previously promoting the fund as part of the solution to New Zealand's freshwater crisis and increasing the fund's Budget allocation this year.

Taskforce Report Vindicates Labour's Approach

Taskforce Report Vindicates Labour's Approach

Labour Commerce spokesperson Lianne Dalziel says the Capital Market Development Taskforce's final report vindicates Labour's decision to set up the taskforce, but Labour would not support even the partial listing of SOEs.

Taskforce Feared As Stalking Horse For Privatisation

Taskforce Feared As Stalking Horse For Privatisation

The final report of the Capital Market Development Taskforce could be used by the Government as a stalking horse for privatising State Owned Enterprises, says Labour SOE spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

Tino Rangatiratanga Flag Wrong Symbol For Waitangi Day

Tino Rangatiratanga Flag Wrong Symbol For Waitangi Day

"The Prime Minister's support for the flying of the Maori Party flag on Waitangi Day takes the National Party's commitment to hold on to power at any cost to a new high, and their obvious lack of foundational principles to a new low," said Kiwi Party leader Larry Baldock.