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School Libraries Hit By Latest Public Service Cuts

School Libraries Hit By Latest Public Service Cuts

School children in New Zealand's regions are the latest to suffer from National's broken promises of capping public service jobs and moving staff to the frontline, Labour State Services spokesperson Grant Robertson said.

Speech To Business Breakfast Hosted By Cullen Law

West Plaza Hotel, Wellington, 7.30am New Zealand's economic performance is vitally important. This Government wants New Zealanders to have a decent enough wage packet to have real choices in their lives, and a genuine sense of opportunity.

Telecommunications Commissioner Returns To Job

Telecommunications Commissioner Returns To Job

14 JULY 2009 - Telecommunications Commissioner Dr Ross Patterson will return to his job on Monday 27 July after stepping down in September last year to deal with an alcohol-related health issue.

PM Expresses Sorrow At Bill Young's Death

PM Expresses Sorrow At Bill Young's Death

14 JULY 2009 - Prime Minister John Key today expressed his sorrow at the death of former National Party MP and Cabinet Minister Bill Young. Mr Young died yesterday, aged 95.

Vision Needed On Copyright - Not Quick Fix

Vision Needed On Copyright - Not Quick Fix

14 JULY 2009 - National has missed an opportunity to show some long term vision on the vexed issue of copyright infringements, Labour communications and IT spokesperson Clare Curran said.

Cycleway More Robust Than Ever

Cycleway More Robust Than Ever

14 JULY 2009- Shifting the focus of the National Cycleway to a network of iconic rides will now deliver significantly greater economic benefits for the $50 million invested, said Green Party Cycling spokesperson, Kevin Hague today.

Section 92A Proposal Released For Consultation

Section 92A Proposal Released For Consultation

A proposal document for the review of section 92A of the Copyright Act 1994 and how to deal with repeat Internet copyright infringement has been released for public feedback by Commerce Minister Simon Power.

Prisoner Numbers Set To Be Highest Ever

Prisoner Numbers Set To Be Highest Ever

The number of prisoners behind bars in New Zealand is expected to be the highest ever within weeks, Corrections Minister Judith Collins says.

Complaints Over Secret Agreements

Complaints Over Secret Agreements

An attempt to hold negotiations over Auckland's water services in secret might be a breach of the law, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says.

Aucklanders Show Overwhelming Support For Keeping Assets In Public Hands

Aucklanders Show Overwhelming Support For Keeping Assets In Public Hands

Poll results tabled by North Shore City at the super city select committee show high levels of support for keeping assets in public hands, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.