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Early Childhood Centres Will Have To Raise Fees, Survey Shows

Early Childhood Centres Will Have To Raise Fees, Survey Shows

Wellington, Oct 22 NZPA - Early childhood centres expect to have to raise fees by between $10 and $50 a week next year because of funding cuts, a new survey has shown.

Minister To Attend Asian Regional Civil Defence Conference In Korea

Minister To Attend Asian Regional Civil Defence Conference In Korea

Civil Defence Minister John Carter is attending the Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Incheon, South Korea 25-28 October 2010.

MAF Rejects Calls For Biosecurity Review

MAF Rejects Calls For Biosecurity Review

Wellington, Oct 22 NZPA - An independent review of biosecurity systems isn't necessary because three incursions by foreign pests last year doesn't represent a wider problem, MAF says.

High Demand For NZ 2011 Festival Lottery Fund

High Demand For NZ 2011 Festival Lottery Fund

The Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy has welcomed the strong interest shown in the NZ 2011 Festival Lottery Fund, with 482 applications received totalling $70 million.

Rodney Hide: Speech To Special Education Principals' Association Conference

Speech to Special Education Principals' Association Conference

Good afternoon and thank you for the invitation today.

As you are well aware, I am new to the role of Associate Education Minister.

Labour Urges Advocacy Support For Quake Victims

Labour Urges Advocacy Support For Quake Victims

Wellington, Oct 22 NZPA - The Government must set up an advocacy support service for Canterbury's earthquake-affected residents who have to deal with private insurers, the Labour Party says.

Speech: Education (Freedom Of Association) Amendment Bill Second Reading

Speech: Education (Freedom Of Association) Amendment Bill Second Reading

Rahui Katene, MP for Te Tai Tonga

Every once in a while a debate occurs in this House in which key concepts emerge that are crucial to the expression of the democratic process. This bill is one of those opportunities.

Labour Joins Calls For Independent Biosecurity Review

Labour Joins Calls For Independent Biosecurity Review

Wellington, Oct 22 NZPA - Labour is joining calls for an independent review of biosecurity systems after three incursions by foreign pests in the past year, and amid concerns next year's Rugby World Cup could bring more.

Speech: Simon Power - Australasian Compliance Institute Annual Conference

Speech: Simon Power - Australasian Compliance Institute Annual Conference

Speech to Australasian Compliance Institute Annual Conference Crown Promenade, Southbank, Melbourne

Thank you for inviting me to speak today at your 14th Annual Conference.

Speech: Whanganui Region Disability Strategy- Mana Tangata Haua O Whanganui - Hon Tariana Turia

Whanganui Region Disability Strategy- Mana Tangata Haua o Whanganui

'The authority of disabled people of Whanganui' Wakefield Conference Room, Community House, Whanganui E rere kau mai te awa nui, mai te kahui maunga ki Tangaroa; Ko au te awa, ko te awa ko au.