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PM Pays Tribute To Howard Morrison

PM Pays Tribute To Howard Morrison

Prime Minister John Key says it is with great sadness that he has learned of the death of one of New Zealand's greatest and most loved entertainers.

Sir Howard Morrison died in Rotorua today, aged 74.

Foreign Students Exploited By Greed And Deficits

Foreign Students Exploited By Greed And Deficits

Family First NZ is alarmed at reports that foreign students at primary age level could be allowed in the country and argues that the welfare of children is being ignored.

King: Provincial Areas Yet To See The Gains

While encouraging signs for the economy are emerging, job security is still a major concern for thousands of hardworking New Zealand families, Labour's Social Development spokesperson Annette King said today.

Street: Ace Cuts May Cause Schools Significant Hardship

Anne Tolley's stubbornness may cause high schools significant financial hardship if they have to find money to pay redundancies to night class co-ordinators or tutors, says Labour's Tertiary Education spokesperson Maryan Street.

Fenton: Bill's Office Cleaners Get Less Than Bill's House Cleaners

Acting Prime Minister Bill English's claim for $20 to pay for an additional hour's cleaning of his Wellington home highlights the unfair pay for Parliament's cleaners, says Labour MP Darien Fenton.

Carter: Youth Guarantee Delivers For Northland Students

More than 80 places have been created at local tertiary and training institutes to help 16 and 17 year olds stay engaged in learning, says Northland MP John Carter.

Collins: Milestone For World-Leading Crime Fighter

Collins: Milestone For World-Leading Crime Fighter

New Zealand Police's pioneering DNA database has been updated with its 100,000th profile, creating a milestone in the development of a unique crime-fighting tool, Police Minister Judith Collins announced today.

Ryall: More Patients Getting Elective Surgery

Ryall: More Patients Getting Elective Surgery

The largest ever annual increase in the number of people receiving elective surgery has been confirmed by the Health Minister Tony Ryall, in the 2008/09 year just passed.

Greens: Government Needs To Say Who Pays For Emissions

Greens: Government Needs To Say Who Pays For Emissions

The Prime Minister's New York climate change talks avoid the important question of who foots the bill for emissions in New Zealand, while his Ministers struggle to defend his flawed ETS legislation at home, the Green Party said today.

Cunliffe: Economy Still Tough For New Zealand Families

Cunliffe: Economy Still Tough For New Zealand Families

The patchy picture in today's improving GDP figures is still not enough to reassure families struggling to pay their bills and worried about job security, says Labour Finance Spokesperson David Cunliffe.