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What Is Joyce Going To Do To Protect Telecom Jobs?

What Is Joyce Going To Do To Protect Telecom Jobs?

Labour Communications and IT spokesperson Clare Curran says Steven Joyce must start talking to Telecom about its plan which could see hundreds of Kiwi IT jobs shipped offshore.

Unlocking Tribal Land For Housing

Unlocking Tribal Land For Housing

Housing Minister Phil Heatley has announced that from today Maori who want to build on their ancestral land will have an opportunity through an innovative partnership between Housing New Zealand Corporation and Kiwibank.

Fenton: Loss Of 73 Road Policing Vehicles Almost Defies Belief

The National Government slashed 73 road policing vehicles in 2009 --- and is still not even halfway toward its target reduction in the overall police fleet, says Labour transport safety spokesperson Darien Fenton.

Minister's Advice: Don't Fall For Citizenship Scam

Minister's Advice: Don't Fall For Citizenship Scam

An alleged scam that offers citizenship to Tongan overstayers offers false hope to desperate people says Minister of Immigration, Jonathan Coleman.

Research Confirms Effectiveness Of Abstinence Education

Family First NZ is welcoming research which shows that abstinence-only education can help teens delay sex, and also explodes the myth that abstinence education reduces condom use amongst those who do become sexually active.

Soil & Health: Animal Cruelty Legislation Needs To Consider 1080 Effects

The Government needs to include the wilful cruelty associated of 1080 drops when considering the animal welfare bill the National caucus has agreed to fast track, according to the Soil & Health Association of New Zealand.

Curran: Telecom Compo Is Great, But What About Certainty

Curran: Telecom Compo Is Great, But What About Certainty

Labour Communications and IT spokesperson Clare Curran today welcomed Telecom's compensation package for last week's XT network blackout but wants assurances that its core services are reliable.

English: Budget On May 20 Will Deliver Growth, Jobs

English: Budget On May 20 Will Deliver Growth, Jobs

Finance Minister Bill English today confirmed Budget 2010 will be delivered on May 20 and will set out important policies to lift economic growth and give hard-working New Zealanders incentives to get ahead.

Bridges: MP Welcomes Government Adoption Of Animal Cruelty Bill

Bridges: MP Welcomes Government Adoption Of Animal Cruelty Bill

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges has welcomed the National Caucus decision to adopt his Private Member's Bill as a Government bill at its meeting today.

McCully: McCully Heads To Canberra For Talks

McCully: McCully Heads To Canberra For Talks

Foreign Minister Murray McCully heads to Canberra this evening to hold talks with his Australian counterpart, Stephen Smith.

"New Zealand and Australia have achieved a great deal together in the last year, both internationally and bilaterally," Mr McCully said.