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Power: Six Community Magistrates Appointed

Power: Six Community Magistrates Appointed

26 November 2008 - Justice Minister Simon Power today announced that the Governor-General has appointed six new Community Magistrates for the Waikato/Bay of Plenty region.

Wong: Opposition To Family Violence Reaffirmed

Wong: Opposition To Family Violence Reaffirmed

25 November 2008 - Women's Affairs Minister Pansy Wong has urged people to reaffirm their opposition to violence against women by wearing a white ribbon this week.

Govt Should Consider Minimum Redundancy Standards

25 November 2008 - "The new government should keep alive a proposal on guaranteed redundancy payments for workers," Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly said today.

Collins: Government To Clamp Down On Drug Traders

Collins: Government To Clamp Down On Drug Traders

25 November 2008 - Legislation to clamp down on criminal gangs and drug traders is to be one of the priorities on the new government's 100-day plan, says Police Minister Judith Collins.

Key: Opening Of Parliament

Key: Opening Of Parliament

20 November 2008 - Prime Minister John Key today said Parliament will open in the week starting 8 December.

Mr Key says the Commission Opening of Parliament is being planned for Monday, 8 December. This is when the new MPs will be sworn in and the Parliament chooses a new Speaker.

Key: Prime Minister To Attend APEC Leader's Summit

Key: Prime Minister To Attend APEC Leader's Summit

20 November 2008 - Prime Minister John Key leaves today for Apec in Lima, Peru, to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) Leader's Summit.

"The summit is vitally important for New Zealand to attend during these times of global economic uncertainty," says Mr Key.

Key: Prime Minister To Meet The Queen

Key: Prime Minister To Meet The Queen

20 November 2008 - Prime Minister John Key will have an Audience with The Queen at Buckingham Palace on November 25.

"It will be a great privilege to be received by Her Majesty," says Mr Key.

Goff: Labour's Shadow Cabinet Announced

20 NOVEMBER 2008 - Labour Party Leader Phil Goff today announced Labour's shadow Cabinet and spokesperson allocation.

Mapp: Defence Minister Farewells Kiwi Contingent

Mapp: Defence Minister Farewells Kiwi Contingent

20 November 2008 - Defence Minister, Dr Wayne Mapp and Associate Defence Minister Mrs Heather Roy, today joined family and friends farewelling 149 Service personnel deploying to Timor-Leste.

Family First: Drug Driving Law Welcomed And Necessary

Family First: Drug Driving Law Welcomed And Necessary

20 November 2008 - Family First NZ is welcoming a law giving police extra powers to test suspected drugged drivers, and to take blood specimens to establish the extent of the drug-driving problem in NZ.