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New Unit To Hunt Assets Of Organised Crime

A team of hardened investigators is to be formed to hunt down and seize the millions of dollars in profits made by organised crime, Police Minister Judith Collins announced today.

Turia: Turia Commends Bay Council On Smoking Ban

Turia: Turia Commends Bay Council On Smoking Ban

Tariana Turia has commended a move by the Western Bay of Plenty District Council to ban smoking on 30 beaches in its district.

"Banning smoking in public spaces not only makes it harder for smokers to light up but it helps reduce youth uptake of smoking," Mrs Turia said.

Tolley: Extension For Teacher Registration Targets

Tolley: Extension For Teacher Registration Targets

The timeframe for achieving the 80 per cent teacher registration target in teacher-led, centre-based Early Childhood Education (ECE) services has been extended to 2012, Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced.

Dalziel: Last Day For Liquor Law Submissions Tomorrow

Dalziel: Last Day For Liquor Law Submissions Tomorrow

Labour Justice spokesperson Lianne Dalziel is urging New Zealanders to take the "once-in-a-generation" chance to have their say about the sale, supply and marketing of alcohol.

Carter & Groser: Government Pledges $4.7 Million To Help Save Kauri

Carter & Groser: Government Pledges $4.7 Million To Help Save Kauri

The Government is to inject $4.7 million into a programme to help save kauri trees threatened by a disease known as kauri dieback (Phytophthora taxon Agathis).

Twyford: Super City Corporatisation A Shocker

Twyford: Super City Corporatisation A Shocker

The proposed structure of the new Auckland council will corporatise the city and is a betrayal of Auckland's democracy, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Kaitoko Whanau Will Strengthen Communities

Kaitoko Whanau Will Strengthen Communities

Maori communities will become a little more resilient and a step closer to self-determination following the launch of the Kaitoko Whanau programme today, says the Minister of Maori Affairs Dr Pita Sharples.

Speech: 2009 Volunteering New Zealand Conference Gala Dinner : 'Volunteering Unleashed'

Speech: 2009 Volunteering New Zealand Conference Gala Dinner : 'Volunteering Unleashed'

2009 Volunteering New Zealand conference gala dinner

Wednesday 28 October 2009; 7pm

Hon Tariana Turia,

Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector

"Volunteering Unleashed".

Thank you for your kind words of introduction.

Mccoskrie: Commission Of Inquiry Into Child Abuse Essential

Mccoskrie: Commission Of Inquiry Into Child Abuse Essential

Family First NZ is repeating its call for a Commission of Enquiry into the unacceptable levels of child abuse and deaths in NZ.

NZAC: Counsellors Support ACC Review - But It's Not Enough

NZAC: Counsellors Support ACC Review - But It's Not Enough

The Government is right to demand that the ACC Sensitive Claims Unit is reviewed, but this is not far enough, the new process still needs to be stopped.