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Groser: Collapse Of WTO Talks A Major Setback

30 July 2008 - The collapse of the WTO talks in Geneva, over the highly technical issue of a special safeguard for developing country agricultural tariffs, is very disappointing for New Zealand, says National's Trade spokesman, Tim Groser.

Cosgrove: Real Estate Agents Bill Remains On Track

30 July 2008 - Associate Justice Minister Clayton Cosgrove says the Real Estate Agents Bill is on target to progress through Parliament following positive discussions with support parties.

Cunliffe: Minister Welcomes Whanganui And Mid-Central DHB Alliance

30 July 2008 - Minister of Health David Cunliffe today welcomed an announcement from Whanganui and Mid-Central District Health Boards that they are moving to formalise their alliance.

Cunliffe & Ririnui: Taranaki To Benefit From $80 Million Hospital Revamp

30 July 2008 - Minister of Health David Cunliffe today signed off on an $80 million revamp of Taranaki Base Hospital that will include two new surgical theatres and increase the number of hospital beds.

Greens: Food Scare Reinforces Need For Country Of Origin Labelling

30 July 2008 - Consumers who have purchased a product containing unapproved genetically engineered rice should be being warned not to eat it as its affects on human health are unknown, the Green Party says.

Maori Party: Maori Party Candidate Concerned About Mapua

30 JULY 2008 - Te Tai Tonga candidate for the Maori Party, Rahui Katene, has expressed her concern for the people of Te Tau Ihu o te Waka a Maui, in the aftermath of the report into the contamination of the site at Mapua.

Dalziel: Appointment To The Securities Commission

30 July 2008 - Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel today announced the appointment of Elizabeth (Liz) Hickey to the board of the Securities Commission, for a term of five years.

Carter: Anderton Rewards Maf Ineptness

30 July 2008 - Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton should be ashamed of himself for rewarding ineptness in his Ministry, says National's Agriculture spokesman, David Carter.

Smith: Kea Deaths Warrant Independent Review

The deaths of seven kea at Fox Glacier as a result of DOC's 1080 poisoning programme must trigger a wider review of the department's pest management, says National's Conservation spokesman, Nick Smith.

Dalziel: Appointment To The Securities Commission

Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel today announced the appointment of Elizabeth (Liz) Hickey to the board of the Securities Commission, for a term of five years.