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Dalziel: Public Input Needed To Make New Liquor Laws Effective

Dalziel: Public Input Needed To Make New Liquor Laws Effective

15 April 2009 - Communities are being urged to make submissions on liquor law changes or face a weakening of the proposals due to lobbying by powerful interests that do not support community involvement in licensing decisions.

Heatley: Entire Drug Ring Liable For Damage To State Home

Heatley: Entire Drug Ring Liable For Damage To State Home

15 April 2009 - Housing Minister Phil Heatley is delighted by news Housing New Zealand Corporation has won a test case seeking more than $180,000 in damages from a drug ring which manufactured methamphetamine in a Napier state house.

Burns: Sky's Rugby World Cup Win Is A Loss For Many Kiwis

Burns: Sky's Rugby World Cup Win Is A Loss For Many Kiwis

15 April 2009 - Sky Television's success in gaining rights to screen the Rugby World Cup is another example of the National/Act Government's 'hands-off' policies failing New Zealanders, says Labour's Broadcasting spokesman Brendon Burns.

Turia To Carefully Consider Family Violence Report

Turia To Carefully Consider Family Violence Report

The latest report on family violence will be carefully considered by Tariana Turia who is responsible for the Government's response to addressing and reducing the impacts of family violence.

Bennett: More Mates For South Auckland Pupils

Bennett: More Mates For South Auckland Pupils

South Auckland intermediate pupils in 12 low-decile schools will benefit from one-on-one mentoring with university students thanks to a $120,000 grant.

Dyson: Health Workforce Shortages To Get Worse

Dyson: Health Workforce Shortages To Get Worse

Junior doctor shortages will only get worse under the National Government, Labour Health Spokesperson Ruth Dyson said.

Waitemata DHB is reliant on locums and is turning away patients despite promises from National to increase frontline services, Ruth Dyson said

Prasad: First Things First - Fully Fund Pathway To Partnership

Prasad: First Things First - Fully Fund Pathway To Partnership

If Tariana Turia wants a more effective community and voluntary sector she should focus first on ensuring those groups providing essential services to families are fully funded, says Labour's Voluntary and Community Sector spokesman Rajen Prasad.

Wilkinson: Remuneration Authority Chair Steps Down

Wilkinson: Remuneration Authority Chair Steps Down

14 April 2009 - Remuneration Authority Chair David Oughton will step down when his term ends on July 31 this year, Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson announced today.

Mapp: Navy's New Ships On The Way

Mapp: Navy's New Ships On The Way

14 April 2009 - Delivery of the Navy's new inshore patrol vessels has been arranged with contractor BAE Systems, says Defence Minister Wayne Mapp.

Dyson: Minister Of Health Forces More Frontline Cuts

Dyson: Minister Of Health Forces More Frontline Cuts

Southland and Otago District Health Boards are the latest to join the line cutting frontline health services in response to Government directives, says Labour Health spokesperson Ruth Dyson.