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Full Screening At Auckland District Court

Wellington, Sept 3 NZPA - Everyone will be screened as they enter Auckland District Court from today.

Courts Minister Georgina te Heuheu said fulltime screening would start at Manukau District Court later this month and at the Christchurch Courthouse in October.

Speech - Ryall: NZ College Of Midwives Conference

Speech - Ryall: NZ College Of Midwives Conference

Thank you for inviting me to open the NZ College of Midwives national conference.

It is a pleasure to be here.

A wit - who shall remain anonymous - once said

Twyford: McCully Runs Aid By Whim And The Seat Of His Pants

Twyford: McCully Runs Aid By Whim And The Seat Of His Pants

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is running New Zealand's half million dollar aid programme by whim and the seat of his pants, and is ignoring his officials, says Labour's associate foreign affairs spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Key Downplays Williamson "Racism" Comments

Key Downplays Williamson "Racism" Comments

Auckland, Sept 3 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key is downplaying comments from Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson that opponents to land sales to foreigners were sometimes being racist, saying it was a case of humour backfiring.

Positive Signals On MMP Referendum Process

Positive Signals On MMP Referendum Process

Campaign for MMP has welcomed positive signals from the Justice Minister about a fair process in next year's MMP referendum, but says spending caps are still needed.

Laban: Elderly Bear Brunt Of Cost Cutting

Laban: Elderly Bear Brunt Of Cost Cutting

Capital and Coast DHB's decision to cut home help for elderly people without a community services card is a disaster for the region, says Labour spokesperson for Aged Care Luamanuvao Winnie Laban.

Minister Marks Merchant Navy Day

Minister Marks Merchant Navy Day

Wellington, Sept 3 NZPA - Veterans Affairs Minister Judith Collins has marked Merchant Navy Day by paying tribute to the work and sacrifices made by New Zealand's merchant seamen during World War 2.

Procurement Reform Delivers More Savings

Procurement Reform Delivers More Savings

State-sector wide procurement reforms are continuing apace, with contracts for printing, copying, fax and scanning machines set to save taxpayers more than $20 million dollars over the next five years, Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee says.

Cancer Drug Deal Will Benefit More Patients

Health Minister Tony Ryall has welcomed a cancer drug agreement between Pharmac and pharmaceutical company Roche that will enable more patients to get new cancer drugs, and more cancer patients overall to receive treatment.

Strong Health Investment In Tairawhiti DHB Area

Strong Health Investment In Tairawhiti DHB Area

Health Minister Tony Ryall says the Tairawhiti District Health Board (DHB) has posted big improvements in key services over the past year.

"Tairawhiti beat its target of 1,987 elective surgery discharges for the year actually delivering 2,010," Mr Ryall says.