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Wong Does Little To Advance Women On Boards

Wong Does Little To Advance Women On Boards

The Minister of Women's Affairs should practice what she preaches if she expects the business community to respond to her call for them to improve the number of women on boards, Labour Women's Affairs spokesperson Sue Moroney says.

Jones: Government Hui On Foreshore And Seabed A "Farce"

Jones: Government Hui On Foreshore And Seabed A "Farce"

Labour MP Shane Jones says the Foreshore and Seabed hui are a farce

"Maori Party MP Hone Harawira has already derided essential features of the Government's Foreshore and Seabed proposals," Shane Jones said

Miccio Opens His Door To Hear Ratepayers' Views Of Platforms

Today, Aldo Miccio launched the four key areas that will deliver on his vision for Nelson, inviting Nelson ratepayers to provide their direct feedback.

Cr Miccio announced his intention to run for mayor in this year's local body elections, in late January this year.

Former Top Spy Paves Way For Frankenstein Animals

Former Top Spy Paves Way For Frankenstein Animals

The decision by the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) to approve genetically modified goats, sheep and cows at AgResearch's Ruakura research facility is a decision Dr Strangelove would be proud of, said the Green Party's GE spokesperson Sue Kedgley.

A Catalyst For Change

A Catalyst For Change

The dismal record of having just 8.6 percent women directors in our top 100 listed companies' boardrooms needs to be changed, Women's Affairs Minister Pansy Wong told the Institute of Directors' AGM in Wellington today.

New Zealand Ready To Support China Earthquake Response

New Zealand Ready To Support China Earthquake Response

Foreign Minister Murray McCully offers condolences and says New Zealand is ready to support China humanitarian response to yesterday's devastating earthquake in China's Qinghai Province.

Opportunity Missed For Leadership Role

The Obama Presidency presents new opportunities for New Zealand to build on its proud record of leadership for a world free of nuclear weapons, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.

Dick Quax, Jami-Lee Ross To Contest Howick Ward

Dick Quax, Jami-Lee Ross To Contest Howick Ward

Local Pakuranga and Howick councillors, Dick Quax and Jami-Lee Ross, have announced they will be standing as candidates for the new Auckland Council in October this year. Mr Quax and Mr Ross will be standing as part of the Citizens & Ratepayers team for this election.

Safeguards Needed To Protect Public Education Against Private Investment

Safeguards Needed To Protect Public Education Against Private Investment

The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa says safeguards must be put in place to protect public education from profit-driven private investment.

The government will reportedly decide this month whether to approve the private sector building and maintaining a primary school by 2013.

No Place For Private Sector In Public Education And Health - Nurses

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is alarmed at the government's plans for public-private partnerships (PPPs) for our prisons and schools.