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Chadwick: Steve Chadwick Congratulates International Film Festival Winner

Chadwick: Steve Chadwick Congratulates International Film Festival Winner

8 May 2009 - Labour spokesperson for Arts, Culture and Heritage Steve Chadwick congratulates all the winners of the University of Northampton's International Community Film Festival 2008.

Horomia & Davis: Maori Party Rhetoric Rings Hollow

Horomia & Davis: Maori Party Rhetoric Rings Hollow

8 May 2009 - Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia must explain how her claims today that the party represents an authentic an independent Maori voice can be reconciled with recent statements by Hone Harawira, says Labour's Maori Affairs spokeperson Parekura Horomia.

Groser: Groser To Austria For International Policy Council

Groser: Groser To Austria For International Policy Council

8 May 2009 - Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues, Tim Groser, leaves for Salzburg, Austria, tomorrow where he will deliver a keynote address on climate change, trade and agriculture to the International Food and Agriculture Trade Policy Council (IPC).

Wong: This Is Not The End Of Rape Awareness

Wong: This Is Not The End Of Rape Awareness

8 May 2009 - The end of Rape Awareness Week does not mean the end being vigilant about the impact rape has on its victims and on our society, Women's Affairs Minister Pansy Wong says today.

English & Dunne: New Tax Working Group To Assist Government

English & Dunne: New Tax Working Group To Assist Government

8 May 2009 - Finance Minister Bill English and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne today welcomed the establishment of a Tax Working Group, which will assist the government in considering the key tax policy challenges facing New Zealand.

Greens: Buy Kiwi Flowers For Environment, Economy, And Mum!

Greens: Buy Kiwi Flowers For Environment, Economy, And Mum!

8 May 2009 - The Green Party recommended today that New Zealanders buy locally-grown flowers this Mothers' Day to benefit our economy and environment.

Greens: Government Going Backwards On Obesity

8 May 2009 - The Government's decision to remove improving nutrition and reducing obesity as health priorities is stupid and short-sighted, when poor nutrition is a leading cause of death and disease in New Zealand, said Green Party Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley today.

Key: Pm Offers Condolences Over Napier Incident

8 May 2009 - Prime Minister John Key today expressed his sincere condolences to the family of Senior Constable Len Snee, who tragically lost his life while on duty in Napier yesterday.

Mccully: Mccully Names New Ambassador To Viet Nam

8 May 2009 - Career diplomat Heather Riddell will be New Zealand's next Ambassador to Viet Nam, Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today.

"Viet Nam is an important regional partner for New Zealand, and it assumes the role of Chair of ASEAN next year," Mr McCully said.

Work Programme For Phase II Of RMA Reforms Announced

Work Programme For Phase II Of RMA Reforms Announced

Greater central Government direction and closer alignment with other legislation are the key objectives of the Government's second phase of reform of the Resource Management Act, Environment Minister Nick Smith announced today.