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McCully, Smith & Garrett: NZ, Australia To Run Non-Lethal Whaling Project

McCully, Smith & Garrett: NZ, Australia To Run Non-Lethal Whaling Project

18 June 2009 - Australia and New Zealand today announced the first Antarctic whale research expedition as part of the Southern Ocean Research Partnership.

Power & Hide: Commerce Commission Appointments Announced

Power & Hide: Commerce Commission Appointments Announced

18 June 2009 - Susan Begg and Patrick Duignan have been appointed to the Commerce Commission, Commerce Minister Simon Power and Associate Commerce Minister Rodney Hide announced today.

Greens: Greens Say It's Only Fair That Polluters Pay Costs

Greens: Greens Say It's Only Fair That Polluters Pay Costs

18 June 2009 - The Green Party welcomed today's acknowledgement of responsibility for historic contamination by a chemical company, but called for clear financial liability and a fairer contribution to the clean-up and health costs.

Ryall: Voluntary Bonding Scheme Very Popular

Ryall: Voluntary Bonding Scheme Very Popular

18 June 2009 - Announcing the first results of the government's voluntary bonding scheme today, Health Minister Tony Ryall said the scheme had been very popular.

Finlayson: Peter Jackson To Review Film Commission

Finlayson: Peter Jackson To Review Film Commission

18 June 2009 - Oscar award winning director and producer Peter Jackson will lead a ministerial review of the New Zealand Film Commission to ensure it is best able to serve the needs of the local industry and community, Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today.<

Davis: Pita Sharples Creates Another Diversion

Davis: Pita Sharples Creates Another Diversion

18 June 2009 - If the problem is Maori students failing at school, sending them to university en masse will not fix the problem at its source, says Labour's spokesperson for Maori Education Kelvin Davis.

Goff: $94 Million In Literacy And Numeracy Cuts Prove Key's Talk Is Cheap

Goff: $94 Million In Literacy And Numeracy Cuts Prove Key&#039;s Talk Is Cheap

18 June 2009 - John Key's claims the Government is focusing on lifting educational achievement by investing in literacy and numeracy is a farce given he slashed $94 million from literacy and numeracy programmes in the Budget, says Labour Leader Phil Goff.

Power: NZ Joins Australian Regulatory Reform Group

Power: NZ Joins Australian Regulatory Reform Group

18 June 2009 - New Zealand has taken up the invitation of the Australian Government to join the Business Regulation and Competition Working Group (BRCWG), Commerce Minister Simon Power announced today.

Greens: Sustainable Biofuels & Forestry Bills Go To The House

Greens: Sustainable Biofuels &amp; Forestry Bills Go To The House

18 June 2009 - Green Party Member's Bills to give New Zealand better biofuels and encourage sustainable forestry will go before the House, after the pair were drawn from the Member's ballot today.

Davis: Cabinet Paper Provides No Confidence That National Cycleway Will Ever Become A Reality

Davis: Cabinet Paper Provides No Confidence That National Cycleway Will Ever Become A Reality

18 June 2009 - Papers released by Tourism Minister John Key's office and the Tourism Ministry give no confidence that the vision of a cycleway the length of New Zealand will ever be anything more than a disconnected patchwork of small tracks, says Labour tourism spokesperson Kelvin Davis.