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Reminder Of Start Of Flexible Working Rights

Reminder Of Start Of Flexible Working Rights

29 June 2008 - Labour Minister Trevor Mallard today reminded workers of their new entitlements to flexible working arrangements - available from 1 July - for those who need to balance their work with caring for other people.

Working Week Set For Major Changes: Greens

29 June 2008 - Green MP Sue Kedgley hopes flexible working patterns will become the norm and the rigid nine to five working week will gradually become a thing of the past, once the new flexible working right comes into force on Tuesday 1 July.

Blue: HIV Antenatal Screening Delay Another Broken Promise

29 June 2008 - News that the full roll-out of the antenatal HIV screening programme will be delayed by up to a year is unacceptable, says National Party Associate Health spokeswoman Jackie Blue.

Lake Hawea Level Cause For Real Worry

29 June 2008 - The state of Lake Hawea reported in weekend media shows the country is still facing a serious hydro-power shortage this winter, says National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee.

Greens: Govt's Oceans Plan Sinks The Environment

Greens: Govt's Oceans Plan Sinks The Environment

The Labour Government has yet again let down New Zealanders and the environment this time by back-tracking on its promise to protect New Zealand's oceans.

New List MP For The Green Party

27 June 2008 - The Chief Electoral Officer has declared:

Russel Norman

from Wellington elected to Parliament from The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand list.

The vacancy arises from the retirement from Parliament of Nandor Tanczos.

Tolley: Boards Of Trustees Abandoned In Hours Of Need

27 June 2008 - Imperilled boards of trustees are waiting years for help from the Ministry of Education because staff have been given no guidance on when to intervene, says National's Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley.

Peters Welcomes Nth Korean Declaration

Peters Welcomes Nth Korean Declaration

27 JUNE 2008 - North Korea has strongly signaled its commitment to denuclearization by submitting a declaration of its nuclear programmes to the Chinese government, says Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters.

Anderton: Meat Industry Stills Needs A Visionary Strategy

Anderton: Meat Industry Stills Needs A Visionary Strategy

27 June 2008 - Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton said today that he was disappointed the Meat and Wool New Zealand's industry taskforce had been disbanded.

Mallard: Legislation To Safeguard Ocean Ecosystems

27 June 2008 - To help safeguard New Zealand's ocean ecosystems, the government is drafting legislation to manage the environmental effects of currently unregulated activities in the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), Environment Minister Trevor Mallard announced today.