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Pacific Communities To Support Hikoi On Super City

Auckland's Pacific community expressed strong concerns about the Government's Super City plans at a Pacific Fono in Manukau last night and have resolved to support the hikoi in favour of Maori seats, says Labour's Associate Pacific Island Affairs Spokesperson Su'a William Sio.

Ramming Motorway Through Mt Albert Unacceptable

Ramming Motorway Through Mt Albert Unacceptable

The National Government's plan to bulldoze a motorway through Mt Albert is shortsighted, destructive and unnecessary, said Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman today.

Ryall: Redeployment Option For State Servants

Ryall: Redeployment Option For State Servants

State Services Minister Tony Ryall has announced a redeployment option to help match State servants who are made redundant with other jobs in the State Services.

McCully: Government Funding For Northland Stadium

McCully: Government Funding For Northland Stadium

The upgrade of Whangarei's Okara Park is to get a $2.5 million grant from the government, Rugby World Cup Minister Murray McCully announced today.

Collins: Prison Design Funding Fast Tracked In Budget

Collins: Prison Design Funding Fast Tracked In Budget

12 May 2009 - Minister of Corrections Hon Judith Collins announced today that the Government is funding the Department of Corrections to do initial design and planning work for the construction of additional prison beds.

National: Second-Best Good Enough For Mt Albert And Auckland

National: Second-Best Good Enough For Mt Albert And Auckland

The Government is driving an inferior solution for the Waterview Connection, Labour's transport spokesperson Darren Hughes says.

"The people of Mt Albert are very clear. They want a deep tunnel. Labour supports that view," Darren Hughes said.

Joyce: Affordable Options Available For Waterview Connection

Joyce: Affordable Options Available For Waterview Connection

12 May 2009 - Transport Minister Steven Joyce says the NZ Transport Agency has identified more cost-effective options for the completion of Auckland's Western Ring Route, meaning the previous government's expensive debt-funded twin tunnel option will not go ahead.

Mapp: Lift-Off For Air Force's First New Helicopter

Mapp: Lift-Off For Air Force's First New Helicopter

12 May 2009 - The Air Force's new NH-90 helicopters are on the way, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp said today.

Greens: Rankin Appointment Could Sabotage Families Commission

Greens: Rankin Appointment Could Sabotage Families Commission

12 May 2009 - Green Party MP Sue Bradford expressed surprised today at Christine Rankin's appointment as a Families Commissioner.

Carter: Government Widens Drought Assistance

Carter: Government Widens Drought Assistance

12 May 2009 - Agriculture Minister David Carter announced today that the Government is extending drought relief to farmers in parts of North Canterbury, Central Plateau, Taihape and Wairarapa.