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Dyson: Minister Of Health Gets His Facts Wrong

Dyson: Minister Of Health Gets His Facts Wrong

7 April 2009 - Minister of Health Tony Ryall was today caught misleading the public on travel allowances for patients, Labour Health spokesperson Ruth Dyson said.

Carter: Government Welcomes Report On Tenure Review

Carter: Government Welcomes Report On Tenure Review

7 April 2009 - The Government today welcomed the report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment on high country tenure review, calling it a sensible and constructive approach on the issue.

Coleman & Joyce: Government Concludes Broadcasting Regulatory Review

Coleman & Joyce: Government Concludes Broadcasting Regulatory Review

7 April 2009 - Broadcasting Minister, Dr Jonathan Coleman, and Communications and Information Technology Minister, Steven Joyce, today announced that the previous government's digital broadcasting regulatory review will not proceed further.

Sharples: Maori Affairs Minister Opposes Decision

Sharples: Maori Affairs Minister Opposes Decision

The Minister of Maori Affairs has dissociated himself from Cabinet decisions on local government reorganisation in Auckland, saying it is not good enough that tangata whenua, plus the largest Maori population in the world, will have no guaranteed voice.

Turia Reacts To Government's Decisions On Auckland

Turia Reacts To Government's Decisions On Auckland

"Stop excluding mana whenua by using so-called democracy to continue their ongoing exclusion" was the bold call from Tariana Turia today, following the Government's response to the proposals from the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance.

Worth: Judy Kirk Appointed To Chair Lotteries Commission

Worth: Judy Kirk Appointed To Chair Lotteries Commission

Retiring National Party president Judy Kirk has been appointed to chair the board of the New Zealand Lotteries Commission.

Minister of Internal Affairs Richard Worth today announced the appointment of Ms Kirk to a three-year term on the board, effective from 1 May 2009.

Hide: Representation Guaranteed For All Aucklanders

Hide: Representation Guaranteed For All Aucklanders

Local Government Minister Hon Rodney Hide said today the Government's decisions on the governance of Auckland would provide effective representation for all Aucklanders.

Key: Auckland Local Governance: Making A Great Place Greater

The Government has announced high-level decisions on Auckland governance which will see the creation of a unitary Auckland council while protecting and enhancing community representation, says Prime Minister John Key.

Fall In Murder Rate In Past Nine Years Encouraging

An annual murder rate that declined by almost 15 percent during the past nine years proves false claims by the Government that Labour was soft on crime, says Labour law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

Cullen: Cullen Leaving Parliament

Cullen: Cullen Leaving Parliament

7 April 2009 - Former Deputy Prime Minister Michael Cullen announced today that he will be resigning from Parliament at the end of this month.