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Bennett: Resignation Of The Chief Families Commissioner

Bennett: Resignation Of The Chief Families Commissioner

The Minister for Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett today announced she has accepted the resignation of the Chief Families Commissioner Jan Pryor.

Dr Pryor wishes to resign for personal reasons, effective the end of May.

Family First: Right To Quality Care, Not Right To Die

Family First: Right To Quality Care, Not Right To Die

Family First NZ says that the case of a Wellington woman wanting to starve herself to death is a sad indictment of our health and palliative care in New Zealand, and sends a dangerous message regarding the right to die and suicide.

24 Open Pits Needed To Meet Government's Coromandel Projections - Watchdog

The Government has totally relied on a mining lobbyist Richard Bakers' "back of an envelope" estimates of potential gross gold and silver "value".

Family First: Increase In Abuse Of Parents Expected Outcome

Family First: Increase In Abuse Of Parents Expected Outcome

Family First NZ says that the increasing level of parental abuse by their children is an unfortunate but expected outcome of the rise of children's rights and the undermining of parental authority.

Key Government Oversees NZ Losing Our Economic Sovereignty

Key Government Oversees NZ Losing Our Economic Sovereignty

New Zealand's dairy industry risks falling into the hands of overseas investors if the Key Government continues to loosen overseas investment rules, said Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman today.

Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement - Rahui Katene

Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement - Rahui Katene

Text of the speech by Rahui Katene, MP for Te Tai Tonga, on Wednesday 24 March 2010.

I come to this third reading of the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement (Regional Agreements) Bill with a great deal of joy.

Maori Aquaculture Settlement Bill Passed

Acting Fisheries Minister Nick Smith has welcomed the passage of the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Amendment Bill in Parliament today.

Solo-International Op-Ed: These Are The Times That Try Men's Souls

Solo-International Op-Ed: These Are The Times That Try Men's Souls

BY Robert Winefield

"These are the times that try men's souls..." So began Thomas Paine's 'The Crisis.'

NZEI: 'Fix It As We Go' Approach To Education Unacceptable

NZEI: 'Fix It As We Go' Approach To Education Unacceptable

The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says the government's 'fix it as we go' approach to National Standards is unacceptable.

Labour Supports Twenty-First Century Smart Meters

Labour Supports Twenty-First Century Smart Meters

Labour Associate Energy spokesperson Chris Hipkins supports the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's announcement in favour of smart metering on electricity in the twenty-first century.