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President's Speech Should Not Undermine Efforts To Fight Racism

President's Speech Should Not Undermine Efforts To Fight Racism

The speech by the Iranian president at the UN conference on racism should be condemned, but his words of hate should not undermine the overall aim of the conference, Labour Party Associate Foreign Affairs spokesperson Grant Robertson says.

Defence Review Terms Of Reference Announced

Defence Review Terms Of Reference Announced

The Terms of Reference for the Defence Review to be conducted this year were announced today by Defence Minister Wayne Mapp and Associate Defence Minister Heather Roy.

Key's 'Road' For Economic Recovery Should Look More Like A Light-rail Line

Key's 'Road' For Economic Recovery Should Look More Like A Light-rail Line

John Key's recent signals of fiscal prudence in the upcoming Budget are to be praised, said Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman.

Bitches in the White House

Bitches in the White House

 After spending two weeks working in a remote Costa Rican fishing village in late 2007, it made a nice (and drastic) change to check into a fairly plush hotel, high in the mercifully cool mountains. Flicking through the cable channels, trying to find something on TV to watch in English, I stumbled across a North American news channel.

Te Heuheu: Minister Meets Wellington's Pacific Community

Te Heuheu: Minister Meets Wellington's Pacific Community

20 April 2009 - Representatives of Wellington's six main Pacific ethnicities are expected in Newtown tonight to meet Pacific Island Affairs Minister Georgina te Heuheu.

Key: Mt Albert By-Election Date Announced

Key: Mt Albert By-Election Date Announced

20 April 2009 - The by-election for the vacant seat of Mt Albert will take place on Saturday 13 June, Prime Minister John Key announced today.

"The resignation of Labour MP Helen Clark has created this vacancy, which was gazetted this morning," says Mr Key.

Moroney: National Failing In Early Childhood Education

Moroney: National Failing In Early Childhood Education

20 April 2009 - The National Government is failing to recognise the importance of Early Childhood Education by lowering standards, Labour Party Early Childhood Education spokesperson Sue Moroney says.

Brownlee: New Flexible Scheme For Business Assistance

Brownlee: New Flexible Scheme For Business Assistance

20 April 2008 - The government is establishing a single grant scheme to assist businesses growing globally by combining three of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE)'s existing grant schemes into one single flexible fund.

Brownlee: Review Of Business Assistance

Brownlee: Review Of Business Assistance

20 April 2009 - The government is beginning a wider review of government business assistance programmes while also initially changing the way New Zealand Trade and Enterprise delivers business assistance to high growth firms.

Pillay: Kiro Made A Significant Contribution

20 April 2009 - Outgoing Children's Commissioner Cindy Kiro played an important role in opening our eyes to the detrimental effects of bullying and child abuse, says Labour spokesperson for Disability Issues and Victim's Rights Lynne Pillay.