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Key: Prime Minister's Summit On Employment

Key: Prime Minister's Summit On Employment

15 January 2009 - Prime Minister John Key wants action from the Prime Minister's Summit on Employment to be held on 27 February in Auckland.

Labour Says Size Not Everything When It Comes To Super City

Labour Says Size Not Everything When It Comes To Super City

Labour spokesperson on Auckland Issues Phil Twyford says size won't be everything when it comes to Auckland's local body reforms.

He was responding to speculation (Herald 15/1/09) the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance will recommend a regional super city.

Carter: Government Keeping Close Watch On Dry Conditions

Carter: Government Keeping Close Watch On Dry Conditions

Agriculture and Forestry Minister David Carter says while recent rain over past weeks has relieved dry weather conditions in parts of the country, the Government will continue to monitor high risk areas closely.

English: Credit Rating News Reflects Decade Of Excesses

English: Credit Rating News Reflects Decade Of Excesses

News that Standard and Poor's has placed a negative outlook on New Zealand's external credit rating vindicates the urgency with which the Government is implementing its economic plan, Finance Minister Bill English said today.

Carter: New Investment In Climate Change Research

Carter: New Investment In Climate Change Research

Agriculture and Forestry Minister David Carter announced today over $10 million in funding for research projects designed to help the agriculture and forestry sectors adapt and respond to climate change.

Carter: Minister Calls For Reason In Nait Scheme Debate

Carter: Minister Calls For Reason In Nait Scheme Debate

Biosecurity Minister David Carter today called for reason in the debate over the proposed National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme.

Mr Carter says there seems to be some scaremongering over the proposed scheme.

Locke: NZ Should Give Emergency Aid To Gaza

Locke: NZ Should Give Emergency Aid To Gaza

Green MP Keith Locke is calling on the Government to give emergency aid to the people of Gaza.

"We need to be part of the world response to the humanitarian catastrophe," said Mr Locke, Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson.

Carter: Racecourse Projects Benefit From Safety Fund

Carter: Racecourse Projects Benefit From Safety Fund

Racing Minister John Carter has announced that 26 projects to enhance safety at racecourses across the country will receive grants totalling $575,000 from the Racing Safety Development Fund.

Groser: Ice Fall Tragedy: DoC To Review Safety Procedures

Groser: Ice Fall Tragedy: DoC To Review Safety Procedures

The Department of Conservation will review its safety procedures at Fox Glacier after yesterday's tragedy in which two Australian tourists died in an ice fall at the toe of the glacier, says Conservation Minister Tim Groser.

Clark: Urgent Ceasefire In Gaza Imperative

Clark: Urgent Ceasefire In Gaza Imperative

9 January 2009 - Rt Hon Helen Clark, Labour Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, said today that the continuing horrific news from Gaza makes an urgent ceasefire imperative.