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$27 Million Extra For Disability Equipment And Modifications

The Government will inject an extra $7 million immediately and another $20 million over the next two years to reduce waiting times and meet spiralling costs for equipment and modification services for disabled people.

Maori Battalion Inspiration For Maori Scholars

Maori Battalion Inspiration For Maori Scholars

What the Maori Battalion achieved in battle, their mokopuna are emulating in classrooms, laboratories and lecture halls and marae all over New Zealand, according to Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples.

Labour Urges NZ Government To Work With Australia To Finally Phase Out Whaling

Labour's Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Chris Carter is urging the Government to get behind an Australian proposal to finally phase out whaling, which will be considered at a special meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Florida tomorrow.

Speech: Dr Pita Sharples - Ngarimu VC And 28 (Maori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship Awards Presentation 2009/2010


I want to begin by acknowledging those who have passed on - particularly members of the 28th Māori Battalion. E nga matua moe mai ra.

Getting Tough On Truancy

Education Minister Anne Tolley has outlined Government plans to help schools crack down on truancy.

Protest Calls For Government To Listen To Aucklanders

Labour MP Phil Twyford says he is calling on Aucklanders to join a protest against a select committee he sits on.

Submissions Sought On Personal Grievances

The public is being asked to submit their views on the personal grievance system operating under the Employment Relations Act 2000.

Protest Called As National Continue To Ignore Auckland

"This Government just isn't listening to Aucklanders when it comes to the future of our democracy. The Governments reluctance to protect Auckland assets, coupled with its refusal to grant Local Boards any real powers has come to a head, says Labour MP, Carol Beaumont

Tolley: Time For Union To Move On

Tolley: Time For Union To Move On

It's time for the NZEI to get off the protest bus and get on board with National Standards to support children, parents and teachers says Education Minister Anne Tolley.

New Zealand Government Funds Prostitution Recruitment

In 2003 New Zealand decriminalised prostitution. Decriminalisation was not supposed to be taken as an endorsement or moral sanctioning of prostitution.