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Call For Electricity Authority Board Applications

Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee has opened nominations for board members to sit on the soon to be established electricity market regulator, the Electricity Authority.

Appointment To NZ On Air Board

Appointment To NZ On Air Board

Broadcasting Minister Jonathan Coleman today announced the appointment of Caren Rangi to the board of NZ On Air.

Seniors Urged To Support Youth Week

Seniors Urged To Support Youth Week

Senior Citizens Minister John Carter is encouraging older members of the community, including grandparents, to get behind Youth Week: 22-30 May.

King: Unemployed The Unspoken Losers In The Budget

King: Unemployed The Unspoken Losers In The Budget

The unspoken losers from this Budget over the next five years are those Kiwis who can't find work, Labour's social development spokesperson Annette King said today.

"But no-one from this government wants to talk about it," Annette King said.

Effective Social Policy Forum Essential To Auckland's Future, Says North Shore City Council

If it is to be successful, Auckland's proposed Social Policy Forum must be well resourced, with a broad membership of top decision-makers - and it should have strong links with the community right across the region, says the North Shore City Council.

2010 Budget: Staffing Threat Withdrawn But No Real Plan

Teachers and parents who have been angered by the $50 million staffing cuts signalled in last year's Budget will be relieved that the threat has been withdrawn, PPTA president Kate Gainsford says.

Moroney: Parents Hit With Huge Extra Costs

Moroney: Parents Hit With Huge Extra Costs

The Governments tax swindle Budget fails to invest in New Zealand's future by cutting funding to early childhood education, Labour's Spokesperson for Early Childhood Education Sue Moroney said today.

Keepa: Turia Rewrites History

Tariana Turia is attempting to rewrite history to deflect attention from her support for the GST increase says a Maori unionist.

Tourism Industry Urges Care Over Mining Effects On International Branding

New Zealand's national parks are anchors of the international perception of this country's green and clean image.

Organics Are The Future, But Fund-Less - Green Party

Organics Are The Future, But Fund-Less - Green Party

The organics sector got a report but no money on Budget Day despite clear evidence of growth and huge potential for further export earnings, the Green Party said today.