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Street: Trade Minister Hamstrung By Own Government

Street: Trade Minister Hamstrung By Own Government

5 February 2009 - Labour Spokesperson on Trade, Maryan Street, welcomed Trade Minister Tim Groser on his return from a challenging overseas mission, but has questioned why his own government has put him in such a difficult position.

Ryall: Health's Financial Problems Reinforced By Sector Bodies

Ryall: Health's Financial Problems Reinforced By Sector Bodies

5 February 2009 - The Crown Health Financing Agency (CHFA) has identified financial risks to the sector in the next three years, while District Health Boards New Zealand (DHBNZ) has warned that rising costs are forcing DHBs to live beyond their means.

RMA Potent for the Wrong Reasons

RMA Potent for the Wrong Reasons

The outline for the RMA has been sprung upon the public of New Zealand, and as expected National have seen fit to reduce our rights and plump those of the corporate.

Coleman: Minister Welcomes International Media To Louis Vuitton Pacific Series

Coleman: Minister Welcomes International Media To Louis Vuitton Pacific Series

The Louis Vuitton Pacific Series provides New Zealand the opportunity to show case itself around the globe at a time when the world is facing huge economic challenges, said Associate Minister for Tourism Jonathan Coleman in a speech to international and local media.

McCully: NZ Calls For End To Conflict In Sri Lanka

McCully: NZ Calls For End To Conflict In Sri Lanka

Both sides of the Sri Lankan civil war must agree to a ceasefire and return to negotiations for the sake of their own people, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today.

Mapp: New Zealand Defence Force Appointments

Mapp: New Zealand Defence Force Appointments

The Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae, and the Chief of Air Force, Air Vice Marshal Graham Lintott, have been reappointed for a year from May 1.

Their current terms of office and those of the Chiefs of Navy and Army end on April 30.

Ryall: Waitemata DHB Chair Resigns

Ryall: Waitemata DHB Chair Resigns

Health Minister Tony Ryall today thanked Waitemata District Health Board Chair Kay McKelvie for her long service to the DHB. Ms McKelvie has announced her resignation.

Carter: Trying To Talk Tough, But Doing Little To Address Student Under-achievement

Carter: Trying To Talk Tough, But Doing Little To Address Student Under-achievement

"Today's announcement by Education Minister Anne Tolley that successful schools will be reviewed by ERO every 5 years while struggling schools will be reviewed more frequently, sends mixed messages.

Fitzsimons: Green Party Welcomes Government Reversal On Insulation

Fitzsimons: Green Party Welcomes Government Reversal On Insulation

The Greens are welcoming the Government's decision to bring back home insulation as part of their economic package.

Greens: Greens Acknowledge Loss Of DPA President

Greens: Greens Acknowledge Loss Of DPA President

4 February 2009 - The Green Party is saddened to hear of the sudden death of Disabled Persons Assembly President Eamon Daly.