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Davis: Threat Of Kauri Rot Potentially Disastrous

Davis: Threat Of Kauri Rot Potentially Disastrous

26 January 2009 - Labour biosecurity spokesperson Kelvin Davis says the Government may need to consider more drastic action to arrest the spread of the newly-identified disease known as Kauri dieback or Kauri rot (Phytophthora taxon agathis or PTA) if New Zealand is to prevent an ecological disa

Heatley: Bringing Better Balance To The Housing Market

Heatley: Bringing Better Balance To The Housing Market

26 January 2009 - Housing Minister Phil Heatley says big steps are being taken to help the many thousands of Kiwis who can't afford new homes, including changes to the Resource Management Act and Building Act.

Greens: New Sunbed Safety Guidelines Need Legal Force

Greens: New Sunbed Safety Guidelines Need Legal Force

26 January 2009 - Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley is calling on the Government and Health Minister Tony Ryall to follow Australia and make newly-released sunbed guidelines mandatory.

Green Party Presents Policy Challenge

Green Party Presents Policy Challenge

25 January 2009 - The Green Party today presented the Government with a series of ready-to-go policies that can help New Zealand's economy, people and the environment at the same time.

Collins: Police Minister Offers Condolences To Victim's Family

Collins: Police Minister Offers Condolences To Victim's Family

24 January 2009 - Police Minister Judith Collins today expressed her deepest sympathies to the family of 17-year-old Halatau Naitoko who died in a shooting on Auckland's North-western Motorway yesterday.

McCully: Korean Foreign Minister To Visit NZ

McCully: Korean Foreign Minister To Visit NZ

23 January 2009 - South Korean Foreign Minister, Yu Myung-hwan, will visit New Zealand this weekend, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today.

Smith: Public To Have Say Over Turitea Wind Farm Proposal

Smith: Public To Have Say Over Turitea Wind Farm Proposal

23 January 2009 - Environment Minister Nick Smith will tomorrow publicly notify Mighty River Power's proposal for a 122-turbine wind farm at Turitea, near Palmerston North.

Cosgrove: Judith Collins Out Of Her Depth, Saying Nothing Yesterday, Blaming Someone Else Today

Cosgrove: Judith Collins Out Of Her Depth, Saying Nothing Yesterday, Blaming Someone Else Today

23 January 2009 - The failure of Police and Corrections Minister Judith Collins to take any decisive action over six prisoner escapes in a week provides no reassurance for the families of victims and suggests she is already floundering in her portfolios, says Labour law and order spokesperson Cla

Greens: NZ Govt And Fonterra Should Speak Out Against Death Sentences In China

Greens: NZ Govt And Fonterra Should Speak Out Against Death Sentences In China

23 January 2009 - The Government and Fonterra should speak out strongly against the death sentences imposed on two Chinese men for their role in contaminating milk, says Green MP Keith Locke.

Groser: Submissions Called For On Possible FTA With Korea

Groser: Submissions Called For On Possible FTA With Korea

23 January 2009 - The Government is inviting submissions on the potential for entering into a free trade agreement (FTA) negotiation with the Republic of Korea, Trade Minister Tim Groser said today.