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Brownlee: Up To A Week To Repair Cook Strait Link

Energy and Resources Minister, Gerry Brownlee, says it could take up to a week to repair the Pole 2 Cook Strait power cable link.

Bennett: Government, Mayors To Work Together On Jobs

Bennett: Government, Mayors To Work Together On Jobs

Central and local government have pledged to work together to respond to the economic downturn, Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett said today.

Clean Up Your Act - Tasman Mills

Clean Up Your Act - Tasman Mills

The Green Party today called on Tasman Mills to do the right thing and invest in clean technology to stop their on-going discharge of toxic chemicals into the Tarawera River.

Groser: NZ And Italy To Strengthen Economic Ties

Groser: NZ And Italy To Strengthen Economic Ties

28 April 2009 - Trade Minister Tim Groser and Italian Trade Minister Adolfo Urso, today agreed to strengthen economic relations between Italy and New Zealand.

Family First: Ethnic Groups Confused By Anti-Smacking Law - Study

Family First: Ethnic Groups Confused By Anti-Smacking Law - Study

28 April 2009 - Family First NZ says that research just released from the Families Commission shows that immigrant families are confused by the anti-smacking law and still see non-abusive smacking as a viable option for correcting their children.

Kiwi Party: It Is Time To Regulate Loan Sharks

28 April 2009 - Kiwi Party finance spokesperson Gordon Copeland believes that the regulation of "loan shark" practices in New Zealand is overdue.

Greens: RMA Bill = More Rates + Less Environmental Protection

Greens: RMA Bill = More Rates + Less Environmental Protection

28 April 2009 - Councils are up-in-arms about a change to environmental protection laws that will cost Auckland ratepayers millions of dollars over the next three years.

Brownlee: Cook Strait Power Cable Failure

Brownlee: Cook Strait Power Cable Failure

28 April 2009 - Energy and Resources Minister, Gerry Brownlee, is expressing concern at the failure of the Cook Strait power cable last night.

Fenton: Recession No Excuse To Compromise Workplace Health And Safety

Fenton: Recession No Excuse To Compromise Workplace Health And Safety

28 April 2009 - As Labour MPs attend Workers Memorial Day events around New Zealand today, the Opposition is urging workers and employers to be even more vigilant about workplace health and safety, Associate Labour spokesperson Darien Fenton says.

Carter: Government To Assist Hawke's Bay Farmers

Carter: Government To Assist Hawke's Bay Farmers

Drought-stricken farmers in Hawke's Bay are being offered help by the Government.

Despite rain falling in many parts of the country in recent days, the Hawke's Bay region is into its third successive autumn drought and a medium-level drought has been declared.