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Key: Auckland Convention Centre Gets $250,000 Kick Start

Key: Auckland Convention Centre Gets $250,000 Kick Start

21 May 2009 - Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key, has announced the Government will contribute a quarter of a million dollars to conduct a feasibility study into the development of an international conference centre in Auckland that will cater for up to 4,000 people.

Greens: Norman Urges ARC To Stand Up Against Beehive Dinosaurs

Greens: Norman Urges ARC To Stand Up Against Beehive Dinosaurs

21 May 2009 - Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman urged the Auckland Regional Council to stand up for itself when he presented his submission today on the ARC's long term council community plan.

Government Sidelines Rodney Hide On Super City

Government Sidelines Rodney Hide On Super City

Associate Local Government Minister John Carter has today confirmed Labour's view that the Government believes Rodney Hide has mishandled the Super City reforms, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Pork Labelling Urgently Needed, Say Greens

Pork Labelling Urgently Needed, Say Greens

The Prime Minister needs to step in and require the clear labelling of pork products so consumers can act in good conscience and buy humanely reared pork, Green Animal Welfare Spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today.

Key Must Take Action On Brash Emails

Key Must Take Action On Brash Emails

Prime Minister John Key must put an end once and for all to years of speculation surrounding the source of the leaked Don Brash emails.

The emails were leaked to Nicky Hager and formed the basis of the book the Hollow Men.

New Zealand Going Backwards On Gender Issues

New Zealand Going Backwards On Gender Issues

New Zealand is heading towards international humiliation on the issue of gender equality, Labour Women's Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney says.

NZ Doubts Fair Trial For Aung San Suu Kyi

NZ Doubts Fair Trial For Aung San Suu Kyi

New Zealand doubts that Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will get a fair trial, and continues to call for her immediate release, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today.

Excellent Response To Trades Academies

Excellent Response To Trades Academies

Education Minister Anne Tolley is delighted by the interest that's been shown in the government's aim to establish a minimum of five Trades Academies across the country.

Labour Urges Government To Accelerate Spending In Chinese Tourism Market

The Government must urgently provide continued funding targeting the Chinese market to support New Zealand's tourism industry, Labour tourism spokesperson Kelvin Davis and associate ethnic affairs spokesperson Raymond Huo say.

Local Government - More Than Just Business Units For Sale

The Government must start recognising that the Auckland region's local governments aren't just business units to be broken up and put on the auction block for sale, says Labour's Associate Local Government spokesperson Su'a William Sio.