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Cullen: David Mcnaughton Appointed District Court Judge

22 July 2008 - David John McNaughton, Solicitor of Auckland, has been appointed a District Court Judge, Attorney-General Michael Cullen announced today.

Duynhoven: Minister Calls For Greater Rail Safety Awareness

Duynhoven: Minister Calls For Greater Rail Safety Awareness

22 July 2008 - Minister for Transport Safety Harry Duynhoven is urging people to take greater care at level crossings and on rail tracks following the launch today of Australasian Rail Safety Awareness Week.

Cullen: Government Takes First Steps In Kiwirail Upgrade

Cullen: Government Takes First Steps In Kiwirail Upgrade

22 July 2008 - Improvements for Auckland and Wellington commuter services and a major overhaul of the Tranz Scenic service are part of a five year, $80.2 million investment in rail infrastructure announced by Finance Minister Michael Cullen today.

Carter: School Suspensions Hit 8-year Low

Carter: School Suspensions Hit 8-year Low

22 July 2008 - Suspension rates in New Zealand schools have hit an eight year low, Education Minister Chris Carter announced today.

Norman: Don't Kill The Golden Goose, Fonterra

Norman: Don't Kill The Golden Goose, Fonterra

Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman has welcomed figures announced today showing boosted export success for Fonterra, but warns the company needs drastic change to protect New Zealand's and the company's long-term future.

Locke: Immigration Bill Improved, But Still Oppressive

Green Party MP Keith Locke has welcomed improvements in the Immigration Bill, reported back to Parliament today, but says it is still oppressive.

Kedgley: Questionable Supermarket Policy Needs Investigation

Kedgley: Questionable Supermarket Policy Needs Investigation

"These are precisely the kind of tactics that penalise small independent growers and suppliers who are already struggling in a highly competitive environment," Ms Kedgley says.

Brownlee: Out-of-control State Sector Hits Businesses At Both Ends

21 July 2008 - National's State Services spokesman, Gerry Brownlee, is not surprised by reports that Labour's obsession with growing the public sector is making life hell for businesses up and down the country.

Power: Minister Must Explain Why Waist Restraints Rules Are Ignored

Power: Minister Must Explain Why Waist Restraints Rules Are Ignored

21 July 2008 - The Corrections Minister must explain why his department is allowing rules on the use of waist restraints on prisoners to be ignored, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

Family First: Flawed Prostitution Law Ignores Dannevirke Community Concern

21 July 2008 - Family First says that the Dannevirke community has felt the full impact of the ideologically flawed decriminalisation of prostitution.