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Auckland's Train Electrification Must Not Be Derailed

Auckland's Train Electrification Must Not Be Derailed

The Government's decision to dump regional fuel taxes puts Auckland's rail electrification project at risk.

CYF Complaints Authority Fails Miserably

CYF Complaints Authority Fails Miserably

Family First NZ says that figures obtained from the Ministry of Social Development under the Official Information Act show that the CYF Complaints Authority is failing its job, that the Ministry has done virtually nothing to make people aware of its existence, and that CYF remains unaccountable.<

Curran: Government's Hands-Off Approach To Copyright Not Working

Curran: Government&#039;s Hands-Off Approach To Copyright Not Working

12 March 2009 - The National Government's hands-off approach to ensuring a workable code of practice is in place to resolve copyright issues may end up resulting in a quarter of internet service providers in New Zealand not adhering to the code, Labour spokesperson on communications and IT Clare

Hipkins: Tolley Fails To Deliver On Promised School Funding

Hipkins: Tolley Fails To Deliver On Promised School Funding

12 March 2009 - Education Minister Anne Tolley must act now to ensure the $30 million she has promised to four Upper Hutt Schools is actually delivered, says Rimutaka MP Chris Hipkins.

Jones & Twyford: Royal Commission Report On Auckland Must Be Released As Soon As It's Received

Jones &amp; Twyford: Royal Commission Report On Auckland Must Be Released As Soon As It&#039;s Received

12 March 2009 - Labour says the Government owes it to Aucklanders to release the report of the Royal Commission on Auckland Governance as soon as it receives it.

Carter: Rural Lending Focus Of Meeting

Carter: Rural Lending Focus Of Meeting

12 March 2009 - Agriculture Minister David Carter has reiterated the Government message for banks to work positively with borrowers, during a meeting with leading rural lenders today.

Collins: Police Graduates Urged To Uphold Legacy Of Excellence

Collins: Police Graduates Urged To Uphold Legacy Of Excellence

12 March 2009 - The ranks of the New Zealand police grew by an additional 75 officers today with the newest wing to graduate from the Royal New Zealand Police College at Porirua.

Tolley: Commissioner Appointed To Otepopo School

Tolley: Commissioner Appointed To Otepopo School

12 March 2008 - Education Minister Anne Tolley announced today that she had dissolved the board of trustees of Otepopo School in North Otago and directed the Secretary of Education to appoint a commissioner to replace the board.

Fenton: National's Dumping Of Bill Another Blow For Low Paid Workers

Fenton: National&#039;s Dumping Of Bill Another Blow For Low Paid Workers

Associate Labour spokesperson Darien Fenton says that Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson's decision to discharge the Employment Relations Amendment Bill (No 3) which would have brought protections to casual, temporary and labour hire workers is yet another blow for low paid vulnerable workers und

Heatley: Whangarei Benefits In $41 Million Schools Spend

Heatley: Whangarei Benefits In $41 Million Schools Spend

12 March 2009 - Whangarei MP Phil Heatley has today welcomed news that three local schools will receive significant upgrades thanks to the Government's infrastructure package.