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Saving Te Reo Up To Maori - Sharples

Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - The responsibility for saving the Maori language lies squarely with Maori people, Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples says.

A Waitangi Tribunal report released today called for urgent action to turn around the decline in te reo.

Review Of Special Education: A Goal Is Not A Strategy

The much anticipated review of special education has a laudable goal of creating 80% of schools as being fully inclusive schools by 2014, but is sadly lacking in any detail of how the goal will be reached," Grant Robertson Labour Spokesperson on Special Education said.

Mother's Cry: Shame On John Key

When a Tongan mother at today's Fairness at Work rally cried out 'shame on John Key', she was reflecting the struggle of thousands of Pacific workers and families, says Labour's Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su'a William Sio.

Government To Improve Privacy For Potential Jurors

Cabinet has signed off proposals to remove the addresses of potential jurors from jury lists, Justice Minister Simon Power announced today.

Juror Information To Be Restricted, Power Says

Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - Cabinet has signed off proposals to remove the addresses of potential jurors from jury lists, Justice Minister Simon Power said today.

Rugby World Cup 2011 (Empowering) Bill

Rugby World Cup 2011 (Empowering) Bill

Rahui Katene, MP for Te Tai Tonga:

More Help For Special Needs Students

More Help For Special Needs Students

Wellington, Oct 20 NZPA - More than 2000 students will benefit from special needs funding announced today by Associate Education Minister Rodney Hide.

Science And Business Driving Economic Growth

High-quality research and cutting-edge business development will form a winning partnership in the Government's new Technology Transfer Voucher scheme, says Research, Science and Technology Minister Wayne Mapp.

Concerns About Diabetes Programme

Concerns About Diabetes Programme

Health Minister Tony Ryall is concerned that the Diabetes Get Checked programme is not reaching enough of the people it is designed to be helping.

Why Force Fonterra To Subsidise Overseas-Owned Competitors?

Why Force Fonterra To Subsidise Overseas-Owned Competitors?

News that a Chinese company is looking to purchase another New Zealand dairy company underlines the short-sightedness of requiring Fonterra to continue to subsidise milk supply to its competitors the Green Party said today.