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Veterans Have Chance To Join Gallipoli Contingent

New Zealand service veterans will have the opportunity to join the official New Zealand contingent at Gallipoli for this year's ANZAC Day commemorations, Veterans Affairs Minister Judith Collins said today.

Accounts Slightly Better, Growth The Focus

Accounts Slightly Better, Growth The Focus

Crown accounts for the five months to November 30 were slightly better than forecast, but reinforce the need for responsible fiscal and economic management through 2010, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Thanks Jeanette! - CTU

Thanks Jeanette! - CTU

Helen Kelly, CTU President, said today that the union movement has enormous appreciation of the contribution made by Jeanette Fitzsimons during her time in Parliament.

New Work Underway On Phase II Of RMA Reforms

New Work Underway On Phase II Of RMA Reforms

New Zealand needs to do better with its planning of urban development and associated infrastructure, Environment Minister Nick Smith said today announcing two new technical advisory groups to support the Government's programme of resource management reforms.

Measures To Fill $20m Driver Licensing Hole

Measures To Fill $20m Driver Licensing Hole

Transport Minister Steven Joyce says poor financial oversight by the previous government has resulted in a $20 million shortfall in the driver licensing and testing area.

Swearing-in Ceremony For Auckland's New Community Magistrates.

Minister for Courts Georgina te Heuheu will tomorrow be speaking at the swearing-in ceremony for Auckland's eight new Community Magistrates. Media and photographers welcome.

When: Friday 29 January. 1.45pm onwards (swearing in around 3.30pm, followed by speeches)

Minister Welcomes Annual Report On Treaty

Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples has welcomed the release of two papers on Treaty of Waitangi relationships and human rights and the Treaty.

Commerce Commission Chair Reappointed

Dr Mark Berry has been reappointed as chair of the Commerce Commission, Commerce Minister Simon Power announced today.

"I'm pleased that Dr Berry will continue to serve as chair of the Commerce Commission to complete a full five year term until 31 March 2014," Mr Power said.

Maori Party Says Minimum Wage Is Defining Issue

Maori Party Says Minimum Wage Is Defining Issue

The Maori Party sees a minimum wage of $15.00 per hour as the absolute minimum, and the refusal of National and ACT to support such a raise as a defining issue for the Maori Party in government.

Speech - Te Kotahitanga Hui - Hon Tariana Turia

Speech - Te Kotahitanga Hui - Hon Tariana Turia

DIA Maori Staff : Te Kotahitanga Hui

Waipahihi Marae, Hinerau Grove, Taupo

Wednesday 27 January 2010

Hon Tariana Turia,

Minister of the Community and Voluntary sector