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Pillay: Disability Funding Increase - Just Another Cut In Disguise

Targeting funding and more restrictive criteria will save the National Government $9 million dollars per annum, but will cost many disabled New Zealanders much more then that, Labour's spokesperson for Disability Issues, Lynne Pillay said today.

'Warm Up NZ' Scheme Trying To Do Too Much, Too Quickly

'Warm Up NZ' Scheme Trying To Do Too Much, Too Quickly

The Labour Party says the Government urgently needs to fix the 'Warm Up NZ' Scheme, before New Zealanders lose confidence in it.

Minister Calls For Submissions On Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement

Commerce Minister Simon Power is calling for submissions on a range of intellectual property proposals in the digital arena to help develop the proposed Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).

English: Infrastructure Plan Outlines Large Programme

The National Infrastructure Plan, issued today, shows the large scale of the Government's infrastructure programme and highlights some future issues that may require action, Infrastructure Minister Bill English says.

Wong: NZ Champions Women At UN Commission

Wong: NZ Champions Women At UN Commission

"A record turnout of 9,000 participants to the fifty-forth Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is second only to the 10,000 participants at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference.

Centre For Biosecurity & Infectious Disease Expands

Biosecurity Minister David Carter today officially opened a new multipurpose response facility at the Government's National Centre for Biosecurity and Infectious Disease (NCBID) in Wallaceville, Upper Hutt.

Labour Calls For New Zealand To Stand By Chile

Labour's Foreign Affairs spokesperson Chris Carter says it's time John Key made good on his promise to help Chile following the devastating earthquake on Sunday, now that Chile's President Michelle Bachelet has asked for international assistance.

$27 Million Extra For Disability Equipment And Modifications

The Government will inject an extra $7 million immediately and another $20 million over the next two years to reduce waiting times and meet spiralling costs for equipment and modification services for disabled people.

Maori Battalion Inspiration For Maori Scholars

Maori Battalion Inspiration For Maori Scholars

What the Maori Battalion achieved in battle, their mokopuna are emulating in classrooms, laboratories and lecture halls and marae all over New Zealand, according to Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples.

Labour Urges NZ Government To Work With Australia To Finally Phase Out Whaling

Labour's Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Chris Carter is urging the Government to get behind an Australian proposal to finally phase out whaling, which will be considered at a special meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Florida tomorrow.