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Computer Contract To Save $35m, Says Brownlee

Computer Contract To Save $35m, Says Brownlee

Wellington, NZPA - A new all-of-government contract to supply computers to state sector agencies will save more than $35 million over five years, Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Differing Political Leanings Not A Concern, Says PM

Differing Political Leanings Not A Concern, Says PM

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - The differing political leanings involved at the forefront of the Auckland super city are not expected to pose problems with progress, Prime Minister John Key says.

No Pressure Put On TVNZ Over Henry, Says PM

No Pressure Put On TVNZ Over Henry, Says PM

Wellington, Oct 11 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says no Government pressure was put on TVNZ over the Paul Henry fiasco and that he is pleased the broadcaster made his own decision to resign.

Carter Going Into Labour Meeting Fighting

Carter Going Into Labour Meeting Fighting

Wellington, Oct 10 NZPA - Chris Carter is going into tomorrow's Labour council meeting fighting to remain a member.

He has accepted his political future with the party is over and he will not stand again in his Te Atatu seat but he does not want to be expelled from the party.

Act Goes For Business As Usual

By Peter Wilson of NZPA

Defence Minister Heads To Asia

Defence Minister Heads To Asia

Wellington, Oct 10 NZPA - An inaugural meeting of Asean defence ministers is a significant development in regional security, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp says.

Dr Mapp is to attend the meeting in Vietnam this week.

Goff: Brown's Win A Victory For Aucklanders

Goff: Brown's Win A Victory For Aucklanders

Labour Leader Phil Goff has congratulated Len Brown on his historic win in the first Auckland super city mayoral election.

Maori Party: Sharples Welcomes New Mayor For Auckland

Maori Party: Sharples Welcomes New Mayor For Auckland

Tamaki Makaurau MP Dr Pita Sharples says a clear result in the Auckland City mayoral race will be good for the city.

Mapp: Minister Attends Inaugural Defence Meeting

ASEAN + 8 nations meet in Hanoi

Defence Minister Wayne Mapp is on his way to Hanoi for the inaugural ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting (ADMM+8) in Hanoi this week.

Dr Mapp said the new meeting is strongly supported by both ASEAN and non-ASEAN countries.

Wellington City Mayoral Result Undecided

Wellington City Mayoral Result Undecided

Mayor Kerry Prendergast has an election night lead of 40 votes over Celia Wade-Brown, but it won't be known who's won the race until special votes have been processed. Some 960 special votes were issued. The result may not be known until Wednesday.