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Te Hurihanga Closure Stupid And Short-Sighted

Te Hurihanga Closure Stupid And Short-Sighted

"The Government paid for an evaluation and then ignored and distorted what it said."

The evaluation made the following key points:

o Te Hurihanga was highly regarded by all who worked with it.

o They were targeting the toughest kids.

Maori Party Silence On Te Hurihanga Disappointing

Maori Party Silence On Te Hurihanga Disappointing

The Maori Party's silence over the winding down of Hamilton's Te Hurihanga youth offending programme is deeply disappointing given its success in turning around the lives of young Maori and the huge support it has from their whanau, says Labour's Maori Social Development spokesperson Nanaia Mahut

Government Adopts Animal Cruelty Bill

Government Adopts Animal Cruelty Bill

A member's bill raising the penalty for animal cruelty is to be adopted as a Government bill.

Agriculture Minister David Carter says he will introduce the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill 2010 into Parliament for referral to Select Committee.

PM's Sports Scholarships For 2010 Announced

PM's Sports Scholarships For 2010 Announced

More than 400 athletes, coaches, officials, and support team members will receive Prime Minister's Sport Scholarships in 2010, Sport and Recreation Minister Murray McCully announced today.

Stop Misleading Dr Sharples, Mr Key

Stop Misleading Dr Sharples, Mr Key

Prime Minister John Key's reassurance to Pita Sharples that school league tables will not be an issue till "further down the track" is misleading nonsense, Labour Party education spokesman Trevor Mallard said today.

NZ To Host Veterans Ministerial Forum

NZ To Host Veterans Ministerial Forum

Veterans' Affairs Ministers from Australia, Canada and New Zealand, along with a representative of the United States, will discuss the future needs of service veterans at a Ministerial Forum in Wellington this week, Veterans Affairs Minister Judith Collins announced today.

Reduce Inequality If You Want To Improve Education

Reduce Inequality If You Want To Improve Education

If the Government really wants to raise national standards of literacy and numeracy it needs to get serious about reducing socio-economic inequalities in our society, the Green Party said today.

Defence Minister Attends Istanbul Isaf Meeting

Defence Minister Attends Istanbul Isaf Meeting

Defence Minister Wayne Mapp leaves today to attend a meeting of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Defence Ministers in Istanbul, Turkey.

Goff: National's Bottom Line On Crime - Dollars But No Sense

Goff: National's Bottom Line On Crime - Dollars But No Sense

Labour Leader Phil Goff says the Government's decision to wind down Hamilton's Te Hurihanga youth offenders programme shows National's ambulance at the bottom of the cliff mentality of combating crime.

Smith & Groser: NZ Joins Copenhagen Accord On Climate Change

Smith & Groser: NZ Joins Copenhagen Accord On Climate Change

The Government today announced that New Zealand is joining the Copenhagen Accord on climate change and is submitting its existing conditional 2020 target range.