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Laban & Carter: MPs Shocked By Devastation In Samoa

Laban & Carter: MPs Shocked By Devastation In Samoa

Labour MPs Luamanuvao Winnie Laban and Chris Carter say they are shocked and distressed by the devastation in Samoa in the aftermath of yesterday's earthquake and tsunami.

Ryall: Spot Audits For Rest Homes Begin Today

A government pilot project of "spot audits" of aged residential care facilities starts today, Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced.

Collins: New Laws Will Tackle Evil Of Family Violence

New legislation will help protect victims of family violence and see more offenders held to account for their actions, Police Minister Judith Collins says.

Crime statistics released by police today reveal family violence continues to be a major problem in New Zealand.

Groser & Power: Trade Agreements Key To Removing Import Tariffs

Groser & Power: Trade Agreements Key To Removing Import Tariffs

Import tariffs will remain at their current levels until 2015 at the earliest, Trade Minister Tim Groser and Commerce Minister Simon Power announced today.

Groser: New Zealand-China FTA: One-Year On

Groser: New Zealand-China FTA: One-Year On

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the first anniversary of the entry into force of the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

Maori Party: Maori Party Expresses Sorrow For Pacific And Indonesian Neighbours

Maori Party co-leader, Tariana Turia, has today shared her profound grief at the loss of well over 100 lives in Western Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga in the wake of yesterday's massive tsunami and the rapidly rising death toll tipping over 200 for Sumatra Island in Western Indonesia, with thous

Street: Tolley's Talk Not Matched By Actions

Street: Tolley's Talk Not Matched By Actions

Anne Tolley's talk about lifting educational achievement for vulnerable groups flies in the face of her ACE decision, which is likely to see lower income communities suffer the most from the funding cuts, says Labour's Tertiary Education spokesperson Maryan Street.

Sharples: Minister Sends Condolences To Samoa

Sharples: Minister Sends Condolences To Samoa

Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples expressed his shock and sadness at the deaths of so many people, and young children in particular, caused by the tsunami in the Pacific yesterday morning.

Fuel Tax Changes Tomorrow

Fuel Tax Changes Tomorrow

Transport Minister Steven Joyce says increases in fuel excise duty (FED) and Road User Charges (RUC) which come into force tomorrow will bring benefits to all New Zealanders through better roading and public transport networks.

Parliamentary Staff Action Shows Why Redundancy Protection Bill Needed

Parliamentary Staff Action Shows Why Redundancy Protection Bill Needed

Labour's Associate labour spokesperson Darien Fenton says the industrial action being taken tomorrow by parliamentary staff highlights the serious need for minimum redundancy protection in law, as proposed by her members' bill.