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Key: National Saddened By Death Of Police Officer

11 July 2008 - National Party Leader John Key says the tragic death of police officer Sergeant Derek Wootton in the line of duty in Titahi Bay today is a stark reminder of the danger every frontline officer faces on behalf of the public.

Tolley & Bennett: Ece Policy: Your Family - Your Choice

11 July 2008 - National today released details of its early childhood education policy, which includes retaining but improving the 20 Hours scheme for three- and four-year-olds.

Goff: Death Of Police Officer

11 July 2008 - Acting Minister of Police Phil Goff said: "Our hearts go out to the family of Sergeant Derek Wootton, the police officer who died in the line of duty, and to his friends and his colleagues in the New Zealand Police Force. We extend to them our condolences and deepest sympathy.

NZ First: Police Work Dangerous And Unappreciated

11 July 2008 - The tragic death of a police officer in Titahi Bay this morning shows the serious risk police face every day in the line of duty, says New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark.

UnitedFuture: Poll Confirms Government Out Of Step On ETS

11 July 2008 - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says Exceltium's Digi Poll on the emissions trading scheme confirms his party's reasons for not supporting the Government's proposed legislation.

Cunliffe: Minister Welcomes Decision On Belhaven

Minister of Health David Cunliffe has welcomed a decision to move residents of the Belhaven Rest Home into a new home

Dunne - Royal Society Confirms Need For Robust Legislation

The statement today by the Royal Society of New Zealand's expert committee on climate has emphasised the need for legislation that will stand the test of time, said UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne.

Hughes Launches Health Practitioner Handbook

Hughes Launches Health Practitioner Handbook

Associate Minister for Social Development and Employment Darren Hughes has today launched the Work and Income Health Practitioner handbook saying it is a tool to help move Sickness and Invalid's beneficiaries back into work with the same kind of government focus that has seen unemployment benefit

Street & Cunliffe: Rewarewa Court To Get Million Dollar Make Over

10 July 2008 - The Government is investing more than a million dollars on upgrading Rewarewa Court in New Lynn, West Auckland over the next 12 months.

The block of 33 units, built in the 1970's, has had a history of maintenance issues dating back several years.

Norman: Royal Society Is Clear: Deniers Are Mischief Makers

Norman: Royal Society Is Clear: Deniers Are Mischief Makers

The Green Party welcomes the unambiguous statement today by the Royal Society of New Zealand's expert committee on climate.