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Robertson: Is National About To Break Public Service Promise?

Robertson: Is National About To Break Public Service Promise?

16 February 2009 - Labour's State Services spokesperson Grant Robertson is concerned that possible lay offs at the National Library are a sign of things to come in the public service.

Cosgrove & Ririnui: Cosgrove, Ririnui: Collins Heading Slavishly Down Ideological Track On Prisons

Cosgrove & Ririnui: Cosgrove, Ririnui: Collins Heading Slavishly Down Ideological Track On Prisons

16 February 2009 - Running prisons is core government business in the same way as Police and Defence, Labour's law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove and former Associate Corrections Minister Mita Ririnui say.

Mapp: Defence Minister To Attend Annual Isaf Meeting In Poland

Mapp: Defence Minister To Attend Annual Isaf Meeting In Poland

16 February 2009 - Defence Minister Wayne Mapp leaves tomorrow [EDS: Monday 16 February] to attend the annual International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Defence Ministers meeting in Krakow, Poland, next Thursday.

Congratulations To Council For Saving Festival

Congratulations To Council For Saving Festival

13 FEB 2009 - The Auckland City Council committee which has saved next month's Pasifika festival deserves congratulating, after the disappointing move by some government agencies to withdraw funding, says Labour's Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Luamanuvao Winnie Laban.

John - Green Collar Jobs Are Important

John - Green Collar Jobs Are Important

13 FEB 2009 - Mr Key needs to take more than just dancing tips from Obama - he needs to take note of the importance the United States is putting on moving their economy to sustainability and their workforce to green collar jobs, said Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman.

Climate Change Truth Is Self-Evident: Greens

Climate Change Truth Is Self-Evident: Greens

13 FEB 2009 - As Auckland experiences its highest-ever temperatures, droughts worsen each year and Australian bush fires rage, the New Zealand Government is looking more and more behind the game.

Vital Community Services Under Threat?

Vital Community Services Under Threat?

13 FEB 2009 - Minister of Finance Bill English's failure to guarantee future funding for community organisations means vital community groups could face funding cuts, Labour social development spokesperson Annette King said today.

Govt Improves Mobile Infrastructure

Govt Improves Mobile Infrastructure

13 FEB 2009 - Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce today announced the completion of two cellular spectrum transfers that will improve infrastructure for all mobile network operators and promote more competition in the New Zealand mobile market.

Britain's Attorney General Arrives

Britain's Attorney General Arrives

13 FEB 2009 - Britain's Attorney General The Rt Hon The Baroness Scotland QC will arrive in New Zealand this weekend to begin a round of meetings and speeches in Auckland and Wellington.

Property Managers Review Underway

Property Managers Review Underway

13 FEB 2009 - A public consultation document aimed at gathering information and views on the activities of property managers has been released, Justice Minister Simon Power announced today.