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Pacific People Need Strong Representation

19 FEB 2009 - Party politics should have been put aside in the best interests of Pacific Island people Labour Pacific Affairs spokesperson Luamanuvao Winne Laban says.

Greenpeace vs Whalers

Greenpeace vs Whalers

I recently wrote a blog about the Sea Shepherd and its righteous battle in the Southern Oceans.

Ryall: Health Minister Opens Country's Largest Renal Unit At Counties Manukau DHB

Ryall: Health Minister Opens Country's Largest Renal Unit At Counties Manukau DHB

19 February 2009 - Health Minister Tony Ryall has opened the country's largest renal unit at Manukau this morning. The new unit has 28 dialysis machines, which can deliver 17,000 dialysis treatments each year, and will be able to treat 112 patients on an ongoing basis.

Greens: National's Tenancy Law Changes Unfair And Poorly Timed

Greens: National's Tenancy Law Changes Unfair And Poorly Timed

19 February 2009 - National's plans to reverse changes to residential tenancy laws show a lack of balance and very poor timing.

Goff & Horomia: Te Matatini Launch Heralds A Fabulous Festival

19 February 2009 - Today's Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival launch signals this year's competition will again be fiercely contested, say Labour leader Phil Goff and Maori Affairs spokesman Parekura Horomia.

Mahuta: Where's Bennett's Support For Community Involvement In Front-end Solutions?

19 February 2009 - If the Government really wants to turn around the high rates of young Maori offending then it must invest in prevention-based solutions, said Labour's Associate Maori Affairs spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta.

McCully: McCully Names New Ambassador To Iran

McCully: McCully Names New Ambassador To Iran

19 February 2009 - New Zealand's next Ambassador to Iran will be career diplomat Brian Sanders, Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today.

Mr Sanders will also be accredited to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Heatley: Housing Minister Announces Review Of The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Heatley: Housing Minister Announces Review Of The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

19 February 2009 - Housing Minister Phil Heatley today announced that he is reviewing aspects of Labour's Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No 2).

Maori Party Supports Debate On Fresh Start Programme

Maori Party Supports Debate On Fresh Start Programme

18 FEB 2009 - The Maori Party will support the introduction of the Children, Young Persons and Their Families (Youth Courts Jurisdiction and Orders) Amendment Bill, according to Party co-leader Dr Pita Sharples.

Maori Party Opposes Government's Law And Order Legislation

Maori Party Opposes Government's Law And Order Legislation

18 FEB 2009 - The Maori Party opposes the government's Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill, saying that getting tough on criminals does not reduce crime or violence.