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English: English Announces Visit Of Chinese Vice Premier

China's Vice Premier Li Keqiang, will visit New Zealand from 1-3 November, Deputy Prime Minister Bill English announced today.

The Vice Premier will be accompanied by a 50-strong delegation and visit Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland.

Joyce: Work Starts Early On Hawke's Bay Expressway Southern Extension

Joyce: Work Starts Early On Hawke's Bay Expressway Southern Extension

The second major Hawke's Bay roading project to start this month got underway today as construction began earlier than anticipated on the Hawke's Bay Expressway's southern extension.

Speech - Flavell: Te Roopu Waiora Trust; Auckland

I am honoured to stand here today, on behalf of the Minister of Disability Issues, and the Minister of the Community and Voluntary Sector, Tariana Turia.

Maori Party: Flavell Calls For Council To Get Harder On Farmers

Waiariki MP Te Ururoa Flavell is calling on Rotorua farmers to clean up their act following a damming report that the majority of farms in the area are creating more pollution than allowed.

Carter: Reviews Of Civil Defence Tsunami Response Released

Carter: Reviews Of Civil Defence Tsunami Response Released

Civil Defence Minister John Carter has released the reports of the internal and external reviews into the Ministry of Civil Defence's response to the 30 September 2009 tsunami alert.

Progress On New Broadband Company But Concerns Remain About Telecom's

Progress On New Broadband Company But Concerns Remain About Telecom's

The newly announced board of Crown Fibre Holdings seems balanced between a traditional Telco and a wider infrastructure-based approach to rolling out ultra fast broadband, but significant questions remained about the role of Telecom, Labour IT and Communications spokesperson Clare Curran said tod

Stronger Science Links With Japan

Stronger Science Links With Japan

An agreement between New Zealand and Japan that will strengthen New Zealand's collaboration with Japan's scientists was signed in Tokyo yesterday by Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully and Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada.

Minister Welcomes Oag Report On Special Education

Associate Minister of Education Heather Roy today welcomed the tabling in Parliament of a report by the Auditor-General on the Ministry of Education's management of four initiatives to support school-age students it assesses as having the highest level of special need.

Immigration Act Passes Third Reading

The new Immigration Act, which passed into law today will enhance border security and improve the efficiency of our immigration services, says Immigration Minister, Jonathan Coleman. "The previous legislation is now completely out of date.

Biased Bill English Promo Pulled Off Air

Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe has welcomed TVNZ's back down over its biased promo featuring Bill English, and their decision to pull the promo off air by the end of the week.