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Greens: $10 A Litre Petrol Prices In A Decade Is A Wake-up Call

11 July 2008 - Predictions from prestigious Australian research institute CSIRO that petrol could cost up to AUS$8 - about NZ$10 - per litre within a decade means we need to rapidly change course to avoid serious economic disarray, Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman says.

Goff: Cellphone Blocking Stops Criminal Offending

11 July 2008 - Corrections Minister Phil Goff said today that cellphone blocking being implemented in New Zealand prisons is a major step forward that will stop prisoners committing further offences while behind bars.

Horomia: New Appointments To The Waitangi Tribunal

11 July 2008 - The appointment of Timothy Castle and Kihi Ngatai, and the reappointment of Joanne Morris, Joseph Northover and Dr Monty Soutar to the Waitangi Tribunal, each for a term of three years, is very welcome says Parekura Horomia, Minister of Māori Affairs.

Horomia: Helping Young People To Achieve Tops MSD's East Coast Agenda

11 July 2008 - "Helping the East Coast's young people in the upcoming year is a top priority for the Ministry of Social Development's Regional Plan.

Greens: Transmission Gully Costs Will Never End

11 July 2008 - Reports today that the cost of Transmission Gully cannot be met by the local and regional councils come as no surprise to the Green Party, Wellington Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley says.

Parker: Oil Emergency Response Strategy Updated

11 July 2008 - Energy Minister David Parker today released the updated Oil Emergency Response Strategy (OERS).

Dyson: Ministry Of Social Development Auckland Regional Plan Launched

11 July 11am - Helping young people and giving children the best possible start in life are two key aims of the 2008/09 Ministry of Social Development Auckland Regional Plan being launched today by Ruth Dyson, Minister for Social Development and Employment.

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.