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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.

Joyce: Focus On Cockpit Doors, Not More Aviation Screening

18 May 2009 - Transport Minister Steven Joyce announced today that the government will not extend security screening for domestic air travel, preferring instead to tighten up flight deck security on domestic aircraft.

Te Heuheu: Pacific Development And Conservation Trust Turns 20

Te Heuheu: Pacific Development And Conservation Trust Turns 20

18 May 2009 - The 20th anniversary of the Pacific Development and Conservation Trust will be marked at a reception at Parliament tonight (subs: 18 May 2009) hosted by the Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control Georgina te Heuheu.

Minister To Visit Private Prisons In Australia

Minister To Visit Private Prisons In Australia

Corrections Minister Hon Judith Collins will this week visit privately managed prisons in Australia to find out more about how contract management of prisons could work in New Zealand.

Minister Wants Pig Farm Investigated

Minister Wants Pig Farm Investigated

Animal welfare investigators will inspect a pig farm at the centre of an animal welfare probe as soon as campaigners reveal where the property is, Agriculture Minister David Carter says.

Greens Call On Agricultural Minister To Visit Intensive Pig Farm

Green Animal Welfare Spokesperson Sue Kedgley is calling on the Minister of Agriculture to visit a typical intensive pig farm to see for himself the cruelty sows endure when they are locked into crates for months on end.

Sua: National Government's 'Have Your Say' Advert Insulting

Sua: National Government's 'Have Your Say' Advert Insulting

The National Government's newspaper ads this weekend headlined 'Have Your Say on Auckland Local Government' is an insult, given that the Bill in question is already being rammed through Parliament under urgency, says Su'a William Sio, Labour's Associate Local Government Spokesperson and MP for Ma