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Sharples: Auckland Maori Seats Still Under Action

Sharples: Auckland Maori Seats Still Under Action

4 May 2009 - The Minister of Maori Affairs says the Cabinet decisions announced today do not change the outlook for Maori seats.

Pillay: A Celebration Week For The Deaf Community And New Zealand

Pillay: A Celebration Week For The Deaf Community And New Zealand

4 May 2009 - This week marks the 3rd anniversary of NZ Sign Language becoming New Zealand's third official language.

Goff: National Is Not Doing Enough To Protect Jobs

Goff: National Is Not Doing Enough To Protect Jobs

4 May 2009 - More evidence of the inadequacy of National's action on the jobs front has been provided by the latest Quarterly Employment Survey figures, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.

Hughes: National Confirms Its Candidate Selection Is A Stitch Up

Hughes: National Confirms Its Candidate Selection Is A Stitch Up

4 May 2009 - Serious questions need to be asked about the level of democracy within the National party after internal party documents revealed that List MP Melissa Lee has already been named its Mt Albert candidate, Opposition Chief Whip Darren Hughes said today.

Bennett: Auckland Social Policy Forum Builds Community Connections

Bennett: Auckland Social Policy Forum Builds Community Connections

4 May 2009 - The social wellbeing of the country's largest city will be improved by a new Auckland Social Policy Forum, says the Minister for Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett.

Power: Committee Against Torture Examines NZ's 5th Periodic Report

Power: Committee Against Torture Examines NZ's 5th Periodic Report

4 May 2009 - New Zealand has presented its fifth periodic report under the Convention against Torture to the United Nations Committee Against Torture in Geneva, Justice Minister Simon Power said today.

Libertarianz: Free Dakta Green!

Libertarianz: Free Dakta Green!

Cannabis law reform campaigner and Cannabus driver Dakta Green has been arrested and charged twice for minor cannabis offending and breaking bail conditions.

Te Heuheu: Positive Environment For Nuclear NPT Meeting

Te Heuheu: Positive Environment For Nuclear NPT Meeting

4 May 2009 - Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control Georgina te Heuheu is cautiously optimistic an upcoming nuclear non-proliferation meeting will provide a solid basis for a crucial meeting next year to work for a nuclear-free world.

English: Government Looks At Bond Programme Options

English: Government Looks At Bond Programme Options

4 May 2009 - A new 12-year government bond may be a step towards introducing even longer-dated bonds as part of the Government's borrowing programme, Finance Minister Bill English said today.

Robertson: NZ Music Month Off To Great Start-But Where Is The Minister?

Robertson: NZ Music Month Off To Great Start-But Where Is The Minister?

4 May 2009 - New Zealand Music Month kicked off at the weekend with a range of great gigs and events, but the lack of support from Arts Minister Chris Finlayson has been noticeable, Grant Robertson Labour Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Spokesperson said.