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Ryall: New Chair For Waikato DHB

Ryall: New Chair For Waikato DHB

4 May 2009 - Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the appointment of Graeme Milne as the new chair of the Waikato District Health Board.

Mr Ryall said, "Mr Milne brings extensive management and governance experience to the board of the Waikato DHB.

Power: Minister To Present Report To United Nations Human Rights Council

Power: Minister To Present Report To United Nations Human Rights Council

4 May 2009 - The Minister of Justice, Simon Power, leaves for Geneva today to present New Zealand's National Report to the United Nations Human Rights Council under the new Universal Periodic Review mechanism.

The presentation takes place on Thursday, New Zealand time.

Pillay: National's Disability Policy One Big Empty Space

Pillay: National's Disability Policy One Big Empty Space

After six months in Government, National's policy on disability issues is non-existent.

"I am appalled at the resounding silence and lack of action from the National Government to the disability sector," says Lynne Pillay, Labour Spokesperson on Disability Issues.

Stop Poisoning Bees

Stop Poisoning Bees

Pesticides could decimate New Zealand's bee population unless the Government takes action, Green MP Sue Kedgley said today.

Minister Welcomes Parliament's New Kaumatua

Minister Welcomes Parliament's New Kaumatua

Nau mai ra e Kui, e te uri o Ngati Kere, haere mai, hoki mai ki waenganui i a matou.

Ko koe hei pou tikanga, hei toka tu moana, hei whakaruruhau mo nga raiona whakatutu puehu! E ai ki nga kupu a Wiremu Hakipea, ka noho mai koe hei Rohi i waenganui i nga tara.

Ministers' Group To Oversee Disability Policy

Ministers' Group To Oversee Disability Policy

A new ministerial oversight committee will ensure the Government's multi-billion dollar annual disability spend is meeting the needs of disabled people fairly and effectively, Disability Issues Minister Paula Bennett said today.

Helping Young Parents Reach Their Potential

Helping Young Parents Reach Their Potential

Young parents wanting to stay in education will continue to get help with childcare costs, Minister for Social Development Paula Bennett announced today.

Ministry Of Justice Street Prostitution Review 'Farcical'

Ministry Of Justice Street Prostitution Review 'Farcical'

Family First NZ says that the just-released Ministry of Justice Review of Street-Based Prostitution in Manukau City is farcical and fails to address the significant concerns of residents and communities.

New Faces On Foundation Board

New Faces On Foundation Board

Minister of Research, Science and Technology Wayne Mapp has announced two new appointments to the board of the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology - the main government funding body for science and technology.

They are:

Hospital Commended For Handling Virus

Hospital Commended For Handling Virus

Tariana Turia has applauded the Whanganui Hospital for the way it has handled containment of the norovirus.