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Carter: Urgent Action Needed To Help Sri Lankan Civilians

Carter: Urgent Action Needed To Help Sri Lankan Civilians

The Sri Lankan Government needs to move rapidly to address reconciliation with Sri Lanka's Tamil community and assist those affected by the ongoing conflict, Labour Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Chris Carter says.

Greens Join Cycleway Project

Greens Join Cycleway Project

The Green Party has extended its agreement with National to include the New Zealand Cycleway Project.

McCully: NZ, EU To Explore Bilateral Agreement

McCully: NZ, EU To Explore Bilateral Agreement

New Zealand and the European Union are exploring the benefits of a comprehensive bilateral agreement covering political, security and economic areas, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today.

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.