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Early Childhood Education Review Taskforce Announced

Early Childhood Education Review Taskforce Announced

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - A taskforce has been set up to look at early childhood education (ECE) funding, which Labour says will see cuts.

MPs Vow To Fight For Murupara

MPs Vow To Fight For Murupara

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - A meeting in Murupara today to protest against Timberlands' ban on public access to Kaingaroa Forest and its lakes and rivers has ended with two MPs promising to fight for it to be lifted.

Carter Reluctantly Bows Out From Labour

Carter Reluctantly Bows Out From Labour

By Maggie Tait of NZPA

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - Chris Carter held out hopes until last week that he could return to the Labour fold but today finally accepted his future with the party is over.

Speech: Tim Groser - 37th Joint Meeting Of The Japan NZ Business Council

Speech: Tim Groser - 37th Joint Meeting Of The Japan NZ Business Council

37th Joint Meeting of the Japan New Zealand Business Council

Tauranga Co-Chairmen Mr Brian Martin and Mr Ryu Yano, ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you for the invitation to be here today at this 37th Joint Meeting of the Japan-New Zealand Business Council.

New ICT Strategy For Govt Agencies

New ICT Strategy For Govt Agencies

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - Government agencies are going to have to tighten up the way they buy and use information communications technology (ICT), Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy says.

Speech: Culture Matters : One Shoe Doesn't Fit All' - Hon Tariana Turia

Speech: Culture Matters : One Shoe Doesn't Fit All' - Hon Tariana Turia

It could not be a better time to be gathering together, to share our thoughts around the concept that culture matters.

Yesterday the airwaves were buzzing in response to the Education Review Office's report evaluating information from 60 secondary schools and 227 primary schools.

James Cook Fellowships For Top Researchers

Four of the country's top academics have received Government support for their work through the prestigious James Cook Research Fellowships, Minister of Research, Science and Technology Wayne Mapp announced today.

Income Survey Another 'Kick In The Guts'

Income Survey Another 'Kick In The Guts'

The latest official income survey results are another 'kick in the guts' for low-income New Zealanders, says Labour Leader Phil Goff.

Approval Of Dairy Farm Sale Frustrating, Say Greens

Approval Of Dairy Farm Sale Frustrating, Say Greens

By Chris Ormond of NZPA

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - The approved sale of a large Otago dairy farm to an overseas investor for $34 million is a classic example of why rural land remains so expensive and out of reach for many New Zealanders, the Green Party says.

Carter Pulls Nomination For Te Atatu

Carter Pulls Nomination For Te Atatu

Wellington, Oct 7 NZPA - Renegade MP Chris Carter has accepted his future with the Labour Party is over and withdrawn his nomination to stand again in his Te Atatu electorate.