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Groser: Trade Minister Progresses Trade Agenda In Indonesia And Republic Of Korea

Groser: Trade Minister Progresses Trade Agenda In Indonesia And Republic Of Korea

4 June 2009 - Trade Minister Tim Groser is to attend the Cairns Group Ministerial Meeting in Indonesia from 6-8 June before travelling to the Republic of Korea from 9-12 June.

Street: "Chopper" Tolley Takes On A New Meaning

Street: "Chopper" Tolley Takes On A New Meaning

4 June 2009 - In addition to attempting to get an overview of education by an expensive helicopter ride, which earned Anne Tolley the nickname of "Chopper" Tolley, the Minister now gives the nickname new meaning through the savage cuts to Adult and Community Education and Industry Train

Ryall: Health Minister Announces 100 New Paramedics

Ryall: Health Minister Announces 100 New Paramedics

4 June 2009 - 100 new paramedics will be added to frontline emergency services, with the government confirming a $28 million investment over four years for the initiative.

Progressive: Comparing Tamils With Te Whiti Is Not Credible

Progressive: Comparing Tamils With Te Whiti Is Not Credible

4 June 2009 - Maori Party leader, Tariana Turia's claim that Tamil Tiger leader, Velupillai Prabhakaran, the inventor of the suicide belt has left the same legacy and made the same historical contribution as Parihaka's non-violent prophet Te Whiti o Rongomai and his fellow prophet, Tohu Kkahi, is

Joyce: Taxpayers Pay Big For Labour's Rail Dream

Joyce: Taxpayers Pay Big For Labour's Rail Dream

4 June 2009 - During its last year in office, the Labour government spent more than a billion dollars on KiwiRail - an investment that is now valued at just $388 million, says Transport Minister Steven Joyce.

Coleman: Claims On RSE Scheme Wrong

Coleman: Claims On RSE Scheme Wrong

4 June 2009 - "Claims that changes to the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme to allow employers to make deductions below the minimum wage amount to exploitation are just plain wrong," says Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman.

Greens: MPs Make Spending Public

Greens: MPs Make Spending Public

4 June 2009 - The Green Party today made public the travel and accommodation spending of its Members of Parliament.

Parental Leave Payment Increases

Parental Leave Payment Increases

Families with new babies can expect a boost to their parental leave payments next month, Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson announced today.

The maximum parental leave payment will increase from $407.36 per week to $429.76 per week from July 1.

New School For Churton Park

The suburb of Churton Park in Wellington is to get a new primary school by 2012, Education Minister Anne Tolley announced today.

Immigration NZ - Another Time Bomb Left By Labour

Immigration NZ - Another Time Bomb Left By Labour

The release of the Auditor General's report "Inquiry into Immigration Matters" confirms that Immigration New Zealand is a service that needs urgent attention.