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Carter: Minister Calls For Reason In Nait Scheme Debate

Carter: Minister Calls For Reason In Nait Scheme Debate

Biosecurity Minister David Carter today called for reason in the debate over the proposed National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme.

Mr Carter says there seems to be some scaremongering over the proposed scheme.

Locke: NZ Should Give Emergency Aid To Gaza

Locke: NZ Should Give Emergency Aid To Gaza

Green MP Keith Locke is calling on the Government to give emergency aid to the people of Gaza.

"We need to be part of the world response to the humanitarian catastrophe," said Mr Locke, Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson.

Carter: Racecourse Projects Benefit From Safety Fund

Carter: Racecourse Projects Benefit From Safety Fund

Racing Minister John Carter has announced that 26 projects to enhance safety at racecourses across the country will receive grants totalling $575,000 from the Racing Safety Development Fund.

Groser: Ice Fall Tragedy: DoC To Review Safety Procedures

Groser: Ice Fall Tragedy: DoC To Review Safety Procedures

The Department of Conservation will review its safety procedures at Fox Glacier after yesterday's tragedy in which two Australian tourists died in an ice fall at the toe of the glacier, says Conservation Minister Tim Groser.

Clark: Urgent Ceasefire In Gaza Imperative

Clark: Urgent Ceasefire In Gaza Imperative

9 January 2009 - Rt Hon Helen Clark, Labour Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, said today that the continuing horrific news from Gaza makes an urgent ceasefire imperative.

Coleman: Mitre Peak - One Of The Seven New Wonders Of Nature?

Coleman: Mitre Peak - One Of The Seven New Wonders Of Nature?

Associate Tourism Minister, Jonathan Coleman, welcomes the inclusion of Mitre Peak in the New Seven Wonders of Nature competition.

McCully Concerned By Mounting Gaza Crisis

McCully Concerned By Mounting Gaza Crisis

Attacks on United Nations facilities, including schools, in the Gaza Strip are of grave concern and underline the need for both sides of the conflict to agree to an immediate ceasefire, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today.

Statement On Gaza

Statement On Gaza

5 January 2009 - Rt Hon Helen Clark, Labour Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, today expressed concern that the United Nations Security Council had been unable to agree on a further call for a ceasefire to hostilities in Gaza.

Tourism Operator Leads On Sustainability

Tourism Operator Leads On Sustainability

5 January 2009 - Labour spokesperson for Tourism, Nanaia Mahuta congratulates Dart River Safaris for their Green Globe Bronze award.

"It's great to see New Zealand tourism operators leading our 100 percent pure profile.

Locke: NZ Govt Fiddles While Gaza Burns

Locke: NZ Govt Fiddles While Gaza Burns

3 January 2009 - Green MP Keith Locke has criticised the New Zealand Government for its silence on the bombardment of Gaza.

"While other governments work around the clock on the issue, ours has gone missing," said Mr Locke, Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson.