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Heatley: Heatley Welcomes Auditor-general's Report

National Party MP Phil Heatley has welcomed the Auditor-General's report into expenditure while he was Minister of Housing and Fisheries.

Mr Heatley resigned as a Minister when the spending was questioned in February. He also requested that the Auditor General launch an inquiry.

Environment Canterbury Will Work Constructively To Ensure Smooth Transition

Environment Canterbury Will Work Constructively To Ensure Smooth Transition

The Chairman of Environment Canterbury, Alec Neill, has said that Environment Canterbury will work constructively with commissioners following today's government announcement that the council's elected representatives will be replaced by commissioners from the expected date of May 1, 2010.

Trevor Janes To Chair Public Trust

Justice Minister Simon Power has today announced that Trevor Janes will become chair of Public Trust from 1 May.

Mr Janes will replace outgoing chair Donal Curtin.

EDS Provides Qualified Support For Government Decisions On Environment Canterbury

EDS Provides Qualified Support For Government Decisions On Environment Canterbury

The government has today announced that it is sacking the Environment Canterbury Council and replacing it with Commissioners who will be given special powers under a bill to be introduced to parliament later today.

Commissioners Needed To Fix Canterbury Water

Commissioners Needed To Fix Canterbury Water

Commissioners are to be appointed to replace the Environment Canterbury Council and given additional powers under proposed special legislation to address urgent problems with water management in Canterbury, Environment Minister Nick Smith and Local Government Minister Rodney Hide announced today.

Trevor Janes To Chair Public Trust

Justice Minister Simon Power has today announced that Trevor Janes will become chair of Public Trust from 1 May.

Mr Janes will replace outgoing chair Donal Curtin.

Minister Announces SOE Board Appointments

Minister Announces SOE Board Appointments

Nine new appointments and seven reappointments across 11 State Owned Enterprises have been announced today by State Owned Enterprises Minister Simon Power.

At KiwiRail, Wellington company director John Spencer has been appointed as chair from 1 July 2010 to replace Rt Hon Jim Bolger.

Nats Break Election Promise With Welfare Changes

The Government's welfare changes break the National Party's 2008 election promises, the Green Party said today.

"In their election policy, National promised to 'Allow beneficiaries to earn up to $100 a week before their benefit is affected,'" Green Party Co-Leader Metiria Turei said.

New Southern DHB Roles Announced

New Southern DHB Roles Announced

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the appointment of Errol Millar as the chair of the new Southern District Health Board, which is being formed by the amalgamation of the Southland and Otago DHBs.

Housing Innovation Fund Recipients

Six community housing organisations have been successful in securing government funding to build or acquire 45 new properties throughout New Zealand for families and individuals in need, Acting Housing Minister Maurice Williamson announced today.