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Transport Agency Needs To Deliver Locally

The structure for the new Auckland Transport Agency needs to be clearer on how transport services will be delivered to local communities, Manukau Mayor Len Brown says.

Minister Welcomes Changes To Bill

Tertiary Education Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed the changes to the Education (Polytechnics) Amendment Bill made through the Select Committee process.

Students Outraged At Polytechnic Governance Changes

Student representatives are outraged at today's release of an Education and Science Select Committee report on a Bill which will fundamentally alter the nature and quality of Polytechnic Councils.

Far North District Council Review Team Announced

The investigation into Far North District Council's performance in processing applications for resource consents will start on Monday 23 November, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

Parenting Courses Secure Further Funding

Twenty five groups supporting positive parenting are to receive more than $810,000, says Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett.

Shared Services Establishment Board Members Appointed

Shared Services Establishment Board Members Appointed

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the make up of the Shared Services Establishment Board, which will help reduce the cost of DHB back office functions with estimated savings of up to $700 million.

Speech: Phil Twyford: Promoting Social Wellbeing In Auckland

Speech to PASSING GO: Promoting Social Wellbeing in Auckland Council conference, North Harbour Stadium, North Shore City Good morning.

Ministerial Visit To Canada

Ministerial Visit To Canada

Defence Minister Wayne Mapp is on his way to Canada for a formal bilateral Defence visit and a Research, Science and Technology visit.

ACC - Where Has The 'Honest Conversation' Gone As Minister Cuts Communication?

ACC - Where Has The 'Honest Conversation' Gone As Minister Cuts Communication?

The CTU today asked how New Zealand was supposed to have the 'honest conversation' on ACC promised by the Prime Minister when Nick Smith was closing down important advisory groups and rushing the ACC Bill through Parliament with a totally inadequate timetable for proper consultation.

Turia Reiterates Smoking Kills Message To Dairies

Turia Reiterates Smoking Kills Message To Dairies

The New Zealand Association of Convenience Stores needs to stop hiding behind their tobacco displays and face the fact that the products they sell kill.