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Poroporoaki: Diggeress Te Kanawa

Tariana Turia expressed today the Maori Party's sadness at the passing of Diggeress Te Kanawa, one of Aotearoa's most prestigious Maori weavers.

"Diggeress was a vessel of knowledge for the survival and renaissance of raranga, whatu, and taniko," Mrs Turia said.

National Fails To Deliver Green Jobs Package

New Zealanders will be asking how "Australia can create 50,000 green jobs while we are getting just 160 so far for a bike track", Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe says. David Cunliffe said National should be urgently investigating a green jobs package similar to Australia's.

Turia Welcomes Talk To Action Report

Tariana Turia today welcomed a report on government engagement with citizens and communities.

From Talk to Action was written by the Building Better Government Engagement reference group, members of which come from community organisations, local and central government.

Minister Opens Hometown Renewal Project

Housing Minister and Whangarei MP Phil Heatley was on hand in his home town today to open Housing New Zealand's newest neighbourhood improvement project office in Otangarei, Whangarei.

PM Launches 'Great Kiwi Invite' Tourism Campaign

PM Launches 'Great Kiwi Invite' Tourism Campaign

Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key today launched a new campaign encouraging Kiwis to invite their overseas relatives and friends to visit New Zealand.

Government Must Rein Brash In - EPMU

Government Must Rein Brash In - EPMU

The Government must call on Don Brash to resile from comments made in his speech at AUT or remove him as the Chair of the 2025 Taskforce on productivity says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.

It's Time To Deal With Liquor Laws, Commission Says

Wellington, July 31 NZPA - Justice Minister Simon Power says changes to liquor laws will be done in a comprehensive one-off package.

The Law Commission yesterday released Alcohol in Our Lives, an issues paper on reforming New Zealand's liquor laws.

Fisheries Minister Welcomes Report

Wellington, July 31 NZPA - Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley has welcomed a report rating New Zealand marine areas as second equal with Alaska as the healthiest in the world.

Law Commission Liqour Review Failed To 'Grasp The Nettle'

The Law Commission review of the liquor laws has failed to 'grasp the nettle' and recommend a ban on alcohol advertising, sponsorship and other promotions, said Dr Viola Palmer of the Group Against Liquor Advertising (GALA).

Petitions For Amalgamation Review Widespread, And Growing

There are currently 24 locations where people can sign the petition for a review of Council amalgamation options for the Nelson Tasman region, with further sites being added daily.