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Government Promotes Tino Rangatiratanga

Government Promotes Tino Rangatiratanga

The Minister of Maori Affairs, Dr Pita Sharples, says the government is committed to promoting tino rangatiranga by Maori.

Three New Early Childhood Centres For South Auckland

Three New Early Childhood Centres For South Auckland

Three new early childhood education centres are to be built in Manukau, Education Minister Anne Tolley announced today.

Heatley Delighted By Roading Action

Heatley Delighted By Roading Action

Whangarei MP Phil Heatley says he is delighted by confirmation from the NZ Transport Agency that work will start by the year's end on six sorely needed upgrades to the city's overburdened roading network, starting with the $23 million Kamo Bypass.

New Zealand Energy Greenhouse Gas Emissions 2009 Released

21 July -- The Ministry of Economic Development today released the latest edition of the New Zealand Energy Greenhouse Gas Emissions report.

Finsec Welcomes Opposition Banking Inquiry

Finsec Welcomes Opposition Banking Inquiry

Bank workers' union Finsec welcomes the announcement of an opposition inquiry into interest rates.

Report Lays Groundwork For 300 Extra Police

Report Lays Groundwork For 300 Extra Police

21 July -- Police Minister Judith Collins today welcomed the release of a report which lays the groundwork for how 300 extra police will be best deployed in Counties-Manukau.

Libz Welcome Whitehead Wisdom

Libz Welcome Whitehead Wisdom

21 July -- Libertarianz party leader Richard McGrath said his party will back any moves to shrink the public service, calling Treasury head John Whitehead's address yesterday to senior bureaucrats a breath of fresh air.

Labour, Greens, Progressives Announce Inquiry Into Bank Profits

21 July -- The Labour Party, the Greens and the Progressives will hold the equivalent of a parliamentary select committee inquiry into bank profits, says Labour finance spokesperson David Cunliffe.

Labour & Greens Launch Inquiry Into Bank Behaviour

21 July - Recent events in the banking sector demonstrate the immediate need for an enquiry, said Green Finance Spokesperson Russel Norman today.

John Key Misses The Point

John Key Misses The Point

John Key's attack on recession recovery policies announced today to assist unemployed Kiwis is typical Key sleight of hand, Labour Social Development Spokesperson Annette King says.