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Future Focus Benefit Reforms Bill : First Reading

Future Focus Benefit Reforms Bill : First Reading

Hone Harawira, Maori Party Member of Parliament for Te Tai Tokerau

Tuesday 30 March 2010; 4.10pm

Canterbury Deserves Better

Federated Farmers says Government's decision to disband the Environment Canterbury (Ecan) Council highlights the need for the Canterbury region to make some constructive decisions about its resources and environment.

EDS Expresses Grave Reservations About Water Conservation Order Changes

EDS Expresses Grave Reservations About Water Conservation Order Changes

Earlier today EDS expressed qualified support for government decisions regarding Environment Canterbury including the appointment of Commissioners.

EDS indicated in its earlier statement that it needed to further examine the proposed changes relating to water conservation orders.

Come On Mrs Tolley - Will Schools Have To Moderate Or Not?

Come On Mrs Tolley - Will Schools Have To Moderate Or Not?

Education Minister Anne Tolley needs to come clean with schools and say whether under National Standards they will have to create added bureaucracy to ensure the standards they set are nationally consistent, Labour Party education spokesman Trevor Mallard said today.

Phil Heatley To Be Reinstated As A Minister

Phil Heatley To Be Reinstated As A Minister

Prime Minister John Key has announced that, following the receipt of the Auditor-General's report into expenditure by Phil Heatley, he has decided to reinstate Mr Heatley as a Minister in the National-led government.

Parker: Urgent Legislation Will Undermine Outstanding Rivers

Parker: Urgent Legislation Will Undermine Outstanding Rivers

The National Government, already embroiled in controversy over mining in national parks, is today passing legislation that will substantially undermine water conservation orders in Canterbury, says Labour Conservation spokesperson David Parker.

Prime Minister Opens General Practice

Lucy Ratcliffe GP couple Marc and Lois Paton, and three-week-old Benjamin, chat with prime minister John Key at the opening of Silver Fern Medical Centre

Speech: Nick Smith - First Reading Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners And Improved Water Management) Bill

Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for the Environment

30 March 2010

First Reading

Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Bill

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Greens: Minister Of Finance: Where The Bloody Hell Are You?

Greens: Minister Of Finance: Where The Bloody Hell Are You?

The Minister of Finance confirmed in the House today that he has no idea what the fiscal impacts of the Government's Schedule 4 mining proposals will be, the Green Party said.

Tolley: Excellent Response To National Standards Training

Tolley: Excellent Response To National Standards Training

Education Minister Anne Tolley says schools have rushed to sign up for professional development workshops to support the implementation of National Standards.