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Burns: Cost Of Government's Rush For Water Start To Emerge

Burns: Cost Of Government's Rush For Water Start To Emerge

Increasingly critical reaction in Canterbury reveals major fears that the Government's rush to create new water sources in the region will come at the cost of the environment, says Labour's water spokesman Brendon Burns.

Aussie Job Numbers Roar Ahead While NZ Is Stuck In Reverse

Aussie Job Numbers Roar Ahead While NZ Is Stuck In Reverse

The lacklustre response to the economic downturn from John Key's Government has again been highlighted by the performance of the Australian economy, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.

NZNO Supports Campaign To Reduce Alcohol Harm

NZNO Supports Campaign To Reduce Alcohol Harm

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) supports the new ALAC campaign aimed at reducing alcohol harm.

The campaign focuses on the things that people can do to look after themselves, and the people they care about, around alcohol.

Speech: Report Of The Taskforce On Whanau Centred Initiatives

Speech: Report Of The Taskforce On Whanau Centred Initiatives

Hon Tariana Turia, Minister Responsible for Whanau Ora; Thursday 8 April 2010; 1.30pm

To my parliamentary colleagues, to the Taskforce, and to all of you who have played such a major role in coming to this point. This is your day.

Whanau Ora Falls Short Of Expectations

The Taskforce Report falls short on a serious challenge for the Maori Party and the National Government failing to spell out which current initiatives will be cut to channel funding to 'Whnau Ora' said Labour's spokesperson for Maori Social Development , Nanaia Mahuta.

Builders Urged To Express Views

Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson is urging builders to have their say on proposed reforms that will impact on the way they work.

Kiwis Still In The Dark About Whanau Ora

Kiwis Still In The Dark About Whanau Ora

The Whanau Ora Taskforce report released today - two months late - contains no new information on how the policy will be funded or delivered, Labour's acting social development spokesperson Ruth Dyson says.

Will Whanau Ora Address Inequality?

Will Whanau Ora Address Inequality?

Whanau Ora may help address inequality if the right funding and structures are in place, said the Green Party today.

New Zealand's Leadership Needed In Nuclear Disarmament

New Zealand's Leadership Needed In Nuclear Disarmament

A huge opportunity exists for New Zealand to show leadership in promoting nuclear disarmament in a new environment created by President Obama, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.

Laws: Ruapehu Council Seeks To Advance Secession

Mayor Michael Laws and chief executive Kevin Ross will accept a formal invitation from the Ruapehu District Council to advance "discussions on the option of a shared regional authority" which would, if successful, effectively see both councils secede from the Horizons Regional Council.