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Heatley: Deed Signed To Settle Aquaculture Obligations

Heatley: Deed Signed To Settle Aquaculture Obligations

6 May 2009 - The Crown signed a Deed of Settlement with iwi of the South Island and the Hauraki for an early cash settlement of obligations under the Maori Aquaculture Settlement in a ceremony at the Te Papa Marae, Fisheries Minister Hon Phil Heatley announced today.

Greens: Name The Flesh-Wound Rest Homes

Greens: Name The Flesh-Wound Rest Homes

6 May 2009 - The Green Party is calling for the three rest homes at the centre of the flesh wound controversy reported in the Dominion Post today to be identified.

McCully: NZ Supporting Eye Health In The Pacific

McCully: NZ Supporting Eye Health In The Pacific

6 May 2009 - New Zealand is contributing $5.6 million to a trans-Tasman project that will improve eye health, and treat blindness in the Pacific, Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today.

Cunliffe: Crown Accounts Show New Zealanders Are Hurting

Cunliffe: Crown Accounts Show New Zealanders Are Hurting

6 May 2009 - The deteriorating state of the Government books show that New Zealanders are hurting from the combination of the economic downturn and the Government's inadequate action to counter it, Labour Finance spokesman David Cunliffe said today.

Mapp: Researchers Succeed In Ec Science Programme

6 May 2009 - The success of research proposals approved under a recent European Commission science programme highlights New Zealand's international research standing, Minister of Research, Science and Technology Wayne Mapp said today.

Dalziel: Government Must Respond To Supermarket Admission Of Loss Leading

6 May 2009 - Labour's Justice Spokesperson, Lianne Dalziel, is demanding the National Government take action in light of both supermarket chains admitting that they have been selling liquor below cost which has the effect of enticing people to drink more.

Heatley: Big Fisheries Chase Global Eco-standard

Heatley: Big Fisheries Chase Global Eco-standard

More fisheries carrying the Marine Stewardship Council's "blue tick" eco-label will be further endorsement of New Zealand's careful fisheries management, Minister of Fisheries Phil Heatley said today.

Joyce: Road User Charges Review Released

Joyce: Road User Charges Review Released

Transport Minister Steven Joyce today released the report of the independent review of road user charges (RUC).

The report was commissioned by the previous government in August 2008.

Coleman: Working Holiday Changes A Positive Move

Coleman: Working Holiday Changes A Positive Move

Working Holiday Scheme improvements taking effect in July will make New Zealand even more attractive for young people from overseas, says Immigration Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman.

Groser: Trade Talks With Hong Kong Resume

Groser: Trade Talks With Hong Kong Resume

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the resumption of trade talks with Hong Kong which are taking place in Wellington this week, saying he was hopeful negotiators would be able to take positive steps forward.