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Joyce: Puhoi - Wellsford Confirmed As Road Of National Significance

Joyce: Puhoi - Wellsford Confirmed As Road Of National Significance

19 March 2009 - The government has today confirmed State Highway 1 from Puhoi to Wellsford as one of the initial Roads of National Significance.

Transport Minister Steven Joyce says this part of State Highway 1 is a key strategic transport corridor for Auckland and Northland.

Joyce: Tauranga Eastern Corridor Confirmed As Road Of National Significance

Joyce: Tauranga Eastern Corridor Confirmed As Road Of National Significance

19 March 2009 - The government has today confirmed the Tauranga Eastern Corridor as one of the initial Roads of National Significance.

Transport Minister Steven Joyce says this corridor is a key strategic transport corridor.

McCully: McCully Names New Ambassador To Moscow

McCully: McCully Names New Ambassador To Moscow

19 March 2009 - New Zealand's next Ambassador to Russia will be career diplomat Ian Hill, Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today.

Mr Hill will also be accredited to Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Goff: John Key's Guilt Trip

Goff: John Key's Guilt Trip

19 March 2009 - John Key's call for higher income earners to give their April 1 tax cuts to charity is an admission that National's tax package is not fair to the lower paid and is bad economics, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.

Joyce: First Roads Of National Significance Identified

Joyce: First Roads Of National Significance Identified

19 March 2009 - The government has today announced the first seven Roads of National Significance, which have been singled out as essential routes that require priority treatment.

They are from north to south:

Collins: Minister Opens New Franz Josef Police Station

Collins: Minister Opens New Franz Josef Police Station

19 March 2009 - Tourists, adventurers and the residents of South Westland will all benefit from the new $270,000 Franz Josef police station, which was opened by Police Minister Judith Collins today.

Tolley: First Te Reo Curriculum Launched

Tolley: First Te Reo Curriculum Launched

19 March 2008 - Education Minister Anne Tolley marked the fruition of 25 years' work today when she launched the Te Reo Curriculum Guidelines at Taurua Marae in Rotorua.

Brownlee: Jump In Renewable Electricity

Brownlee: Jump In Renewable Electricity

19 March 2009 - New geothermal plants, increased levels of wind generation, and a return to normal hydro lake levels has seen a big jump in renewable electricity generation.

Greens: Another Attack On Keeping Our Children Safe From Violence

Greens: Another Attack On Keeping Our Children Safe From Violence

19 March 2009 - Yet another smokescreen has emerged to obscure the simple message that New Zealand children deserve to live free of violence.

Collins: Minister Salutes Community Involvement In Prison

Collins: Minister Salutes Community Involvement In Prison

Prisons play an important part in the community, and the communities play an important part in prisons, Corrections Minister Judith Collins told the inaugural open day at Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility (ARWCF) today.