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Davis: Harawira's Support Of Attack On Pm Is Appalling

Davis: Harawira's Support Of Attack On Pm Is Appalling

17 March 2009 - Hone Harawira's attempt to defend the attack on Prime Minister John Key by his nephews is appalling and raises serious questions about his conduct as an MP and the type of role model he is to our rangatahi, says Labour MP Kelvin Davis.

English: Government To Simplify Foreign Investment Rules

English: Government To Simplify Foreign Investment Rules

17 March 2009 - The government is reviewing overseas investment rules to make foreign investment in New Zealand simpler and more attractive, while at the same time protecting sensitive land, assets and resources.

Ardern: Minister Must Explain Position On Ministry Of Youth Development

Ardern: Minister Must Explain Position On Ministry Of Youth Development

17 March 2009 - The Minister of Youth Affairs needs to explain whether she shares the view of National's coalition partner, after ACT called for the Ministry of Youth Development to be axed, Labour's Youth Affairs spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.

Robertson: Government's Real Razor Gang Agenda Exposed

Robertson: Government's Real Razor Gang Agenda Exposed

17 March 2009 - Revelations the Government has asked public sector heads to look for cost savings of up to 10 per cent is confirmation it is intent on significantly reducing public services for New Zealanders, says Labour state services spokesman Grant Robertson.

Key: Tourism Gets Urgent $2.5 Million Boost To Lure Aussies

Key: Tourism Gets Urgent $2.5 Million Boost To Lure Aussies

17 March 2008 - Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, John Key, is giving Tourism New Zealand an additional $2.5 million immediately to boost tourism promotion in Australia.

Power: Berry Recommended As Commerce Commission Chair

Power: Berry Recommended As Commerce Commission Chair

The Minister of Commerce, Simon Power, said today he will recommend to the Governor-General that Dr Mark Berry be appointed as the new Chair of the Commerce Commission.

Wilkinson To Visit Canberra

Wilkinson To Visit Canberra

Minister Kate Wilkinson will meet Australian Ministers and senior government officials when she visits Canberra this week.

Joyce: $1 Billion More For State Highways

Joyce: $1 Billion More For State Highways

As part of the government's Jobs and Growth plan, Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Steven Joyce have today announced almost a billion dollars of additional investment in the state highway network over the next three years.

Key: Transport Funding Realigned And Increased

Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Steven Joyce are today outlining government plans for simpler, more efficient funding of New Zealand's transport system.

Joyce: Government Committed To Auckland Rail Electrification

Joyce: Government Committed To Auckland Rail Electrification

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has today confirmed the government's commitment to the electrification of Auckland rail, which was to have been funded through the regional fuel tax.