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Road Safety Consultation Closes Friday

Transport Minister Steven Joyce is urging road users to have their say on what actions should be taken to make New Zealand's roads safer.

The government is currently consulting with road users as part of the development of a 10-year road safety strategy. Consultation closes on Friday.

McCully: NZ Ready To Assist After Samoan Earthquake, Tsunami

McCully: NZ Ready To Assist After Samoan Earthquake, Tsunami

New Zealand stands ready to assist Samoa and the wider Pacific region following the earthquake this morning and reports of a tsunami, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said.

Financial Reporting Discussion Paper Released

Financial Reporting Discussion Paper Released

A discussion document that substantially reviews the financial reporting obligations for many businesses has been released by Commerce Minister Simon Power today.

Speech: Simon Power - The Latest On Corporate Insolvency Legislation

Speech: Simon Power - The Latest On Corporate Insolvency Legislation

Hon Simon Power Minister of Commerce

30 September 2009

Speech to 9th Annual Corporate Insolvency Conference

Crowne Plaza, Auckland

Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to speak to you about the latest developments in corporate insolvency legislation.

Climate Change Duplicity Gets Worse And Worse

Climate Change Duplicity Gets Worse And Worse

New Zealand's climate change ambassador, Adrian Macey, revealed last night that our emissions reduction target isn't twenty or even ten percent by 2020, but much less, the Green Party said today.

National's Answer To Rural Broadband Poses More Questions

National's Answer To Rural Broadband Poses More Questions

Labour welcomes the government's proposals on rural broadband and the reform of the Telecommunications Service Obligations (TSO) but is not yet convinced it will truly deliver fast broadband and reliable, affordable local residential phone services to all rural New Zealanders, Labour Communicatio

Government Signals Plans For Student Fee Rises

Government Signals Plans For Student Fee Rises

The Government appears set to allow tertiary institutions more flexibility to raise student fees and is signalling less financial support for older students returning to study, says Labour Tertiary Education spokesperson Maryan Street.

Unemployment Response Top Of OECD Agenda

Unemployment Response Top Of OECD Agenda

The Minister for Social Development and Employment will tonight detail to her OECD colleagues how New Zealand has responded to the global economic downturn.

Paula Bennett is at a two-day OECD Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in Paris.

Consultation For Tertiary Strategy

Consultation For Tertiary Strategy

Tertiary Education Minister Anne Tolley has today released the Government's draft Tertiary Education Strategy 2010-2015 for consultation.

Pacific Advisory Group Has Worked Effectively

Pacific Advisory Group Has Worked Effectively

Labour Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Luamanuvao Winnie Laban has paid tribute to the work of the Pacific Advisory Group (CEPAG) set up in 2002 as an initiative under the Corrections Department Pacific strategic plan.