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Williamson: Licensing Streamlined For Qualified Builders And Trades People

Williamson: Licensing Streamlined For Qualified Builders And Trades People

Becoming a licensed builder will be much easier for New Zealand's more than 5000 qualified builders and trades people following a streamlining of the application process announced by Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson today.

Smith: Minister Welcomes ACC Reform Bill Report Back

Smith: Minister Welcomes ACC Reform Bill Report Back

ACC Minister Nick Smith today welcomed the report back to Parliament on the ACC Reform Bill saying the recommendations will help secure the long-term future of the accident compensation scheme.

Speech - Roy: Review Of Special Education In New Zealand

Speech - Roy: Review Of Special Education In New Zealand

Hon Heather Roy address to the Auckland Disability Law Workshop on the Review of Special Education; Western Springs Garden Community Hall, Western Springs, Auckland; Friday, February 12 2010.

Mapp: Govt Invests $4m In Type 1 Diabetes Research

Mapp: Govt Invests $4m In Type 1 Diabetes Research

The Government is investing over $4 million in ground-breaking Type 1 diabetes research, Minister of Research, Science and Technology Wayne Mapp announced today.

Ryall: Greater Focus On Patient Safety

Ryall: Greater Focus On Patient Safety

A greater focus on quality improvement in the health service could save up to $100 million a year.

Health Minister Tony Ryall is inviting nominations for a new, stand alone, clinically led government agency to lift quality and safety in frontline health services.

Youth Union Movement Opposes Douglas's Attack On Young Workers

Youth Union Movement Opposes Douglas's Attack On Young Workers

The New Zealand youth union movement, Stand Up, is calling on the Government to steer clear of Roger Douglas's Private Members' Bill which directly attacks young workers by reinstating youth rates.

Family First: Govt Applauded For Strong Stand On Drug Laws

Family First: Govt Applauded For Strong Stand On Drug Laws

Family First NZ is congratulating the Minister of Justice Simon Power for rejecting the Law Commission's proposals to soften the laws around drugs.

March Against Family Planning Pushing Abortion Drug

March Against Family Planning Pushing Abortion Drug

Family First NZ is supporting a march to the steps of Parliament tomorrow protesting against Family Planning applying to the Abortion Supervisory Committee for a license to use the abortion pill RU486 to perform abortions.

Labour Urges Kiwis To Respond To Drugs Issues Paper

Labour Urges Kiwis To Respond To Drugs Issues Paper

The Labour Party is urging Kiwis to respond to today's Law Commission Issues Paper on Controlling and Regulating Drugs.

Waitakere Ranges Under Threat From Super City Bill

Labour MPs have condemned provisions in the Government's third Super City Bill which could gut the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area Act and see Aucklanders losing control over Waitakere's prized Centennial Park.