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English Confirms National's Privatisation Agenda

English Confirms National's Privatisation Agenda

23 July -- The Finance Minister has confirmed that moves towards greater efficiency in the public sector are a smokescreen for increasing privatisation in the public service, Labour's State Services spokesperson Grant Robertson said today.

Feds' Concern Over Interest Rates A Topic For Bank Inquiry

Feds' Concern Over Interest Rates A Topic For Bank Inquiry

22 July -- Contact between Federated Farmers and banks over high interest rates for farm lending is welcome, and farmers should bring their concerns to the multi-party inquiry, Opposition agriculture spokesperson Jim Anderton says.

New Zealand - Canada Air Transport Agreement Signed

New Zealand - Canada Air Transport Agreement Signed

22 July -- A new Air Transport Agreement has been signed between New Zealand and Canada, Transport Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser announced today.

Turia Announces Interns For Community Groups

Turia Announces Interns For Community Groups

22 July -- Tariana Turia is pleased to announce that $420,000 has been allocated to community organisations so they can employ skilled interns from the government, private and community sectors.

Crown Research Institute Board Appointments

Crown Research Institute Board Appointments

Crown Research Institute board appointments Director and chair appointments and reappointments to the boards of seven Crown Research Institutes were announced today by Minister of Research, Science and Technology Wayne Mapp.

National Gives Up On Banking

National Gives Up On Banking

The National Government has given up on the search for solutions on banking, says Labour finance spokesperson David Cunliffe.

Labour Will Keep Super As It Is --- Will National?

Labour Will Keep Super As It Is --- Will National?

Labour is committed to keeping both the current age of eligibility and entitlement level for New Zealand Superannuation, Opposition Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe said today.

Labour Mulls Raising Age For New Zealand Super

Labour Mulls Raising Age For New Zealand Super

Labour has given its strongest hint yet that it would raise the age of eligibility for New Zealand Superannuation.

Government Promotes Tino Rangatiratanga

Government Promotes Tino Rangatiratanga

The Minister of Maori Affairs, Dr Pita Sharples, says the government is committed to promoting tino rangatiranga by Maori.

Three New Early Childhood Centres For South Auckland

Three New Early Childhood Centres For South Auckland

Three new early childhood education centres are to be built in Manukau, Education Minister Anne Tolley announced today.