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Brownlee: Government Increases Funding For Fiba Under 19 World Basketball Champs

9 June 2009 - Economic Development Minister Gerry Brownlee has today announced a government grant of $200,000 for the FIBA Under 19 world basketball championship for men being held in Auckland from July 2-12.

Family First: Call For Immigration Dept To Protect Unborn Child

Family First: Call For Immigration Dept To Protect Unborn Child

9 June 2009 - Family First NZ is calling on the Immigration Department to show compassion to a heavily pregnant Lithuanian mother whose unborn child, and her own health, will be put at risk if she is forced to leave the country.

Heatley: Minister Commends Antarctic Documentary

Heatley: Minister Commends Antarctic Documentary

9 June 2009 - The new television documentary Expedition Antarctica gives the world an armchair view of New Zealand's largest ever Antarctic marine research programme, says Minister of Fisheries Phil Heatley.

Immigration Minister Puts Record Straight On Visa Story

Immigration Minister Puts Record Straight On Visa Story

Minister of Immigration, Dr Jonathan Coleman, is very concerned by the inaccuracies currently circulating in the public domain regarding pregnant Korean woman Sung Won Kim.

Extra Precautions To Cope With Swine Flu

Extra Precautions To Cope With Swine Flu

The government has taken more precautionary steps with new regulations to help manage an outbreak of Non Seasonal Influenza, such as Influenza A (H1N1) swine flu.

Fresh Water Reform Process Announced

Fresh Water Reform Process Announced

A new process to improve New Zealand's fresh water management was today announced by Environment Minister Nick Smith and Agriculture Minister David Carter.

Government Hypocrisy Revealed - Along With Radical Reform Agenda For Local Government

Government Hypocrisy Revealed - Along With Radical Reform Agenda For Local Government

The extent of the Government's hypocrisy around Auckland governance reforms is revealed in a Cabinet paper in which Rodney Hide proposes referenda for significant local government decisions, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Heatley: Hoki Research Results Great News

Heatley: Hoki Research Results Great News

"The recovery in our valuable hoki stocks is great news for everyone involved in this important fishery," Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley said today, following the release of the latest Ministry of Fisheries research into the hoki population.

Greens: Key Must Rein In Hide's Radical Right Agenda

Greens: Key Must Rein In Hide's Radical Right Agenda

8 JUNE 2009 - The release of an obscure cabinet paper revealing a plan to gut local government and open the door to privatisation of assets has Green Co-Leader Russel Norman calling on the Prime Minister to rein in Rodney Hide.

Bennett: Applications Open For Community Response Fund

8 June 2009 - Applications have opened today for the first funding round of the Community Response Fund, says the Minister of Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett.