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King: John Key's Naivety Exposed

King: John Key's Naivety Exposed

30 June 2009 - Prime Minister John Key's naivety over the issue of child abuse was exposed today, when he tried to suggest that raising awareness of child abuse was no longer necessary, says Labour's Social Development spokesperson Annette King.

Robertson: National Muzzles Public Servants

Robertson: National Muzzles Public Servants

30 June 2009 - It is outrageous that the rights of public servants to participate in the rally at Parliament today in support of pay equity have been muzzled, Grant Robertson, State Services Spokesperson said.

Dyson: Health Services To Be Harder To Get Under National?

Dyson: Health Services To Be Harder To Get Under National?

30 June 2009 - The Government is refusing to guarantee GP fees will not increase substantially, Labour's Health Spokesperson Ruth Dyson says.

English: Government Provides NPF Schemes With $34m

English: Government Provides NPF Schemes With $34m

30 June 2009 - The Government has authorised a $33.7 million injection to three Crown-guaranteed National Provident Fund schemes to help cover lower than expected returns, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Key: Disability Issues Portfolio Transferred

Key: Disability Issues Portfolio Transferred

30 June 2009 - The Disability Issues portfolio has been transferred from Paula Bennett to Tariana Turia, Prime Minister John Key has announced.

In addition, Pansy Wong will be appointed Associate Minister for Disability Issues. The changes take effect immediately.

Hawke's Bay Airport Becomes Corporate Entity

Hawke's Bay Airport Becomes Corporate Entity

From tomorrow Hawke's Bay Airport will operate as an airport company with the Crown, Napier City Council and Hastings District Council becoming shareholders.

Govt Confirms Efsa Findings On A1 Milk

Govt Confirms Efsa Findings On A1 Milk

The Government will not convene a group of experts to discuss the European Food Safety Authority's (EFSA) review of the science of A1 milk, Minister for Food Safety Kate Wilkinson announced today.

Minister Welcomes OAG Report On Police

Minister Welcomes OAG Report On Police

Police Minister Judith Collins today welcomed the findings of the first report of the Auditor-General into the response of police to the recommendations of the 2007 Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct.

Key: PM To Visit Pacific

Key: PM To Visit Pacific

30 June 2009 - Prime Minister John Key will lead an official delegation to four Pacific Islands next week.

The visit, over four days, will take in Tonga, Samoa, Niue, and the Cook Islands.

Greens: Smart Economic Tool Reduces Waste From Tomorrow

Greens: Smart Economic Tool Reduces Waste From Tomorrow

30 June 2009 - New Zealand takes a major step towards waste reduction tomorrow with the introduction of a smart economic incentive, said the Green Party.