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Survey Shows Most NZ Smokers Want To Quit

Survey Shows Most NZ Smokers Want To Quit

The 2008 New Zealand Tobacco Use Survey: Quitting Results published today shows overwhelmingly most smokers want to quit, Associate Minister of Health Hon Tariana Turia said.

This Government Is Leaving Our Youth Behind

This Government Is Leaving Our Youth Behind

Today's household labour force survey showing youth unemployment at record highs demonstrates this government is not doing enough to provide jobs for young Kiwis, Labour's youth Affairs Spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.

Do Nothing Government Must Act On Redundancy Rights

Do Nothing Government Must Act On Redundancy Rights

The rise in unemployment announced today shows the urgent need for guaranteed redundancy protections, says Labour's associate labour spokesperson Darien Fenton.

Te Heuheu: Award Points To Strong Youth Participation In Economy

Te Heuheu: Award Points To Strong Youth Participation In Economy

Pacific peoples' strong future participation in the economy was foreshadowed by Pacific Island Affairs Minister Georgina te Heuheu at last night's award ceremony for the Lion Foundation's Young Enterprise Scheme (YES).

King: Labour Welcomes MP Pay Freeze

King: Labour Welcomes MP Pay Freeze

Labour Deputy Leader Annette King has welcomed the decision by the Remuneration Authority today of a zero percent salary increase for MPs this year.

Greens: The Green Party Pays Tribute To Sir Don Beavan

Greens: The Green Party Pays Tribute To Sir Don Beavan

Green Party MP Sue Kedgley today paid tribute to Sir Don Beavan for his outstanding work on diabetes treatment and prevention. Sir Don Beavan died tragically in a house fire in Canterbury yesterday.

Key: Prime Minister Welcomes 'no Pay Rise' Decision

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the decision by the Remuneration Authority that there will not be an increase in parliamentary salaries. The Remuneration Authority has reviewed the pay and allowance rates of MPs and has determined that there should be no adjustment this year.

Chauvel: Don't Delay Ag's Entry Into ETS - New Survey

Chauvel: Don't Delay Ag's Entry Into ETS - New Survey

A major new international study shows that Government proposals to delay the entry date of agriculture into the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) should not proceed, the Labour Party says.

Smith: Minister Welcomes Consultation On Methyl Bromide

Smith: Minister Welcomes Consultation On Methyl Bromide

Minister for the Environment Nick Smith today welcomed the decision by Environmental Risk Management Authority New Zealand (ERMA) to seek public submissions on its reassessment of fumigant methyl bromide.

Bennett: Mainstream Awards Celebrate Good Employers

Bennett: Mainstream Awards Celebrate Good Employers

Employers in the state sector have been recognised today for going the extra mile for staff with significant disabilities.