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Carter: Pig Farm Investigation Underway

Carter: Pig Farm Investigation Underway

Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister David Carter has confirmed that animal welfare investigators are carrying out an inspection of the pig farm at the centre of TVNZ's 'Sunday' programme.

Key: PM Welcomes Greens' Support On Cycleway

Key: PM Welcomes Greens' Support On Cycleway

Prime Minister John Key is welcoming the Green Party's agreement to work with National on the New Zealand Cycleway Project.

The cycleway has been added to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines the policy initiatives both parties have agreed to collaborate on.

Brownlee: Grants To Boost New Zealand Biodiesel Industry

Brownlee: Grants To Boost New Zealand Biodiesel Industry

new grants programme for biodiesel production will kickstart the biodiesel industry in New Zealand, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

Carter: Urgent Action Needed To Help Sri Lankan Civilians

Carter: Urgent Action Needed To Help Sri Lankan Civilians

The Sri Lankan Government needs to move rapidly to address reconciliation with Sri Lanka's Tamil community and assist those affected by the ongoing conflict, Labour Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Chris Carter says.

Greens Join Cycleway Project

Greens Join Cycleway Project

The Green Party has extended its agreement with National to include the New Zealand Cycleway Project.

McCully: NZ, EU To Explore Bilateral Agreement

McCully: NZ, EU To Explore Bilateral Agreement

New Zealand and the European Union are exploring the benefits of a comprehensive bilateral agreement covering political, security and economic areas, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today.

Twyford: Government Creates Super City Chaos

Twyford: Government Creates Super City Chaos

18 May 2009 - The Government's Super City plans are unravelling rapidly as the full extent of its mishandling of the reforms become clear, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Coleman: New Zealanders' Fifty Year Love Affair With Television

Coleman: New Zealanders' Fifty Year Love Affair With Television

18 May 2009 - Today is a milestone in New Zealand broadcasting history. Fifty years ago, on 18 May 1959, weekly scheduled test programmes gave New Zealanders their first taste of television, says Minister of Broadcasting, Dr Jonathan Coleman.

Tolley: Minister Welcomes Start Of National Standards Consultation

Tolley: Minister Welcomes Start Of National Standards Consultation

18 May 2009 - Parents, families, whānau, teachers, principals, and school trustees are now able to have their say on draft National Standards.

Twyford: Government Running Scared On Super City

Twyford: Government Running Scared On Super City

18 May 2009 - The Cabinet appears to have blocked Rodney Hide's proposed appointments to the Auckland Council transition agency as it suffers an attack of nerves over its plans, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.