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Public Consultation On Telecommunications Relay And Video Relay Services

Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce today released a discussion document on the future of the telecommunications services for the deaf, hearing impaired and speech impaired communities.

Labour Pays Tribute To Sir Don Beaven

Labour Health spokesperson Ruth Dyson today paid tribute to the enormous talent and dedication of diabetes expert Sir Don Beaven who is assumed to have passed away tragically in a house fire.

Let's Make 5th November A Day To Celebrate Peace Says Turia

Let's Make 5th November A Day To Celebrate Peace Says Turia

Co-leader of the Maori Party, Tariana Turia, is recommending the 5th November become a day to commemorate the unique legacy of passive resistance associated with Parihaka.

Aquaculture Reform Reaches Milestone

Aquaculture Reform Reaches Milestone

Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley today announced a final, intensive round of consultation prior to the drafting of new legislation that would allow the country's aquaculture sector to begin growing.

Minister Attending Justice Meeting In Australia

Minister Attending Justice Meeting In Australia

Justice Minister Simon Power left today to attend the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General meeting in Sydney.

Family Shopping Basket Price Increases Over 10%

Family First NZ says that the price of budget shopping for a family has increased well above the food price index of 3.3% and could be closer to 12%.

Poroporoaki: Sir Don Beaven

Poroporoaki: Sir Don Beaven

Associate Minister of Health, Tariana Turia, has expressed her great sadness at the tragic loss of Sir Don Beaven, Emeritus Professor of the Christchurch School of Medicine, University of Canterbury.

Nelson/Marlborough Health Results Shock Maori Party

Nelson/Marlborough Health Results Shock Maori Party

Results from a report examining the lifestyles of Maori in 150 Nelson and Marlborough households have shocked Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia and local member Rahui Katene.

Big Brother Will Be Watching You - The Search And Surveillance Bill

Big Brother Will Be Watching You - The Search And Surveillance Bill

Recently, the National Government decided to take up the previous Labour administration's Search and Surveillance Bill. This bill would effectively make George Orwell's 'Big Brother' character blush.

Speech: Jigsaw Family Services 2009 Conference - Hon Tariana Turia

Speech: Jigsaw Family Services 2009 Conference - Hon Tariana Turia

Jigsaw Family Services 2009 Conference

Hon Tariana Turia,

Associate Minister of Social Development and Employment

Wednesday 4 November 2009

(delivered on behalf of the Minister by Ann Dysart)