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Huo To Back Asian Advisory Board For Super City

Huo To Back Asian Advisory Board For Super City

Asian engagement in decisions that affect their lives in Auckland Super City is essential, says Labour Associate Ethnic Affairs spokesperson Raymond Huo.

Government Must Come Clean On State House Sales

Government Must Come Clean On State House Sales

Housing Minister Phil Heatley has today confirmed up to 40,000 state houses will be made available for sale, but has given no guarantees that each house sold will be replaced, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Moana Mackey.

Govt Moves On Electronic RUC

Govt Moves On Electronic RUC

The government confirmed today that it will allow electronic distance recording and electronic display of road user charges (RUC) licences as it moves towards a simplified, more modern RUC system.

Labour Undermines Voters' Desire To Crack Down On Boy Racers

Police Minister Judith Collins is calling on Labour to declare its hand regarding its support of the Vehicle Confiscation and Seizure Bill, which was tabled in the House today.

Libz Rubbish Goff's Fawning Apology

Libz Rubbish Goff's Fawning Apology

Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath labelled Phil Goff's apology to the nation at the recent Labour Party conference "half-baked and half-witted", and dismissed it as an empty political stunt.

Heatley: State Houses Available To Buy From Today

Heatley: State Houses Available To Buy From Today

From today those state house tenants in a position to buy the house they live in can do so, says Housing Minister Phil Heatley.

Greens: Govt Wrong To Dump School Food Guidelines Says Public

Greens: Govt Wrong To Dump School Food Guidelines Says Public

The Government should listen to New Zealanders, admit it was wrong to dump school food guidelines earlier this year, and reinstate them," said Green Party Food Spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today.

Bennett: Contracting Overhaul For Social Services Sector

The Government is radically reshaping how it contracts services to social sector groups, says the Minister for Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett.

Beginning with a trial, the new High Trust Model will create a new and simpler way of funding and contracting.

Tolley & Joyce: Preparing Schools For Ultra-fast Broadband

Fourteen schools are set to receive major upgrades to their ICT infrastructure, in the first stage of the government's $34 million boost for broadband in schools.

Burns: Ryall Gags Ministry Advice On Water Health Risks

Health Minister Tony Ryall is refusing to release advice from the Ministry of Health that is believed to be critical of the Government's delays to improving drinking water standards, says Labour water quality spokesperson Brendon Burns.