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Mallard Welcomes Law Commission Report On Private Schools

Mallard Welcomes Law Commission Report On Private Schools

A Law Commission report issued today shows the law governing private schools needs to be brought up to date to ensure the schools meet accepted education standards, Labour's education spokesman Trevor Mallard said today.

Maori Health Innovation Gets Award For Creating 'Buzz'

Maori Health Innovation Gets Award For Creating 'Buzz'

Tariana Turia is stoked that Te Ao Auahatanga Hauora Maori (Maori Health Innovation Fund) she launched recently has received a new international award from the University of Toronto in Canada.

English: More Work Needed To Rebalance Economy

English: More Work Needed To Rebalance Economy

New data showing New Zealand's current account deficit has hit a five-year low is encouraging, but more work is needed to narrow our trade and investment gap with the rest of the world, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Greens: Good Short-term News Hides Structural Imbalance

Improved Balance of Payments figures released today are not a result of a structurally more sound economy said Green Party Finance Spokesperson Russel Norman today.

Wilkinson: Outdated Food Act To Be Replaced

Wilkinson: Outdated Food Act To Be Replaced

The Government will undertake a complete overhaul of the Food Act 1981 to make it more relevant to New Zealand businesses and consumers, Minister for Food Safety Kate Wilkinson announced today.

Mapp: Ministerial Visit To China

Mapp: Ministerial Visit To China

The Minister of Defence and of Research, Science and Technology, Dr Wayne Mapp, leaves for Beijing tonight for a formal visit to China on defence and science issues.

NZ Prisoner Numbers Highest Ever

NZ Prisoner Numbers Highest Ever

The number of prisoners behind bars in New Zealand is at its highest level ever, and underlines the urgent need to create extra prison capacity, Corrections Minister Judith Collins said today.

Key: Hungarian President To Visit New Zealand

Key: Hungarian President To Visit New Zealand

Prime Minister John Key says the President of Hungary will visit New Zealand later this week.

His Excellency Mr Lszl Slyom will be in New Zealand 24-27 Sept.

Goff: Speech To Auckland Rotary Lunch

Goff: Speech To Auckland Rotary Lunch

Today I would like to talk to you about jobs and families.

The most pressing issues confronting New Zealand at the moment are jobs, and the pressure on families who are trying to make ends meet and have something left over at the end of the week.

100% Pure Debt?

100% Pure Debt?

The Balance of Payments figures released tomorrow will likely show New Zealand's net debt breaking the 100% of GDP barrier while the National Party drags its feet on overdue changes to the tax treatment of investment properties.