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Twyford: Labour Questions Legality Of Super City Transition Board Appointments

Twyford: Labour Questions Legality Of Super City Transition Board Appointments

8 June 2009 - The Government may have botched the appointment of its Super City transition agency board, throwing into doubt the legality of the appointments and their subsequent decisions and actions, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Carter: Healthier Homes Good News For North

Carter: Healthier Homes Good News For North

8 June 2009 - The Budget boost for warmer, drier homes is good news for families in his electorate, according to John Carter.

Mapp: Report Shows Strong Growth In Biotech Sector

Mapp: Report Shows Strong Growth In Biotech Sector

5 June 2009 - Research, Science and Technology Minister Wayne Mapp has welcomed a report showing strong growth in the biotechnology industry.

Te Heuheu: Minister To Meet Auckland's Fiji Community

Te Heuheu: Minister To Meet Auckland's Fiji Community

5 June 2009 - Hon Georgina te Heuheu, Minister for Pacific Island Affairs, is in Auckland tomorrow to meet members of the Fiji community.

The meeting has been organised by the Fiji Community Association and more than 200 people are expected to attend.

Pillay: Tribute To Reverend Thawley

Pillay: Tribute To Reverend Thawley

5 June 2009 - Restorative Justice Services across the country are today mourning the passing of Reverend Michael Thawley.

"Rev Thawley dedicated his life to the enhancement of people and communities of New Zealand", says Lynne Pillay Labour Spokesperson for Victim's Rights.

Twyford: Minister Confirms How Toothless Local Boards Will Be

Twyford: Minister Confirms How Toothless Local Boards Will Be

5 June 2009 - Rodney Hide has confirmed just how toothless local boards will be if the Government's Super City plans proceed, by saying they may have to hold their meetings in local libraries, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Minister's Comments Offensive To Pacific Communities

Minister's Comments Offensive To Pacific Communities

Labour Associate Spokesperson for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni says she was appalled at the Minister of Social Development's response to a question about employment initiatives for Pacific People during this recession.

Better Public Transport Key To Improving Auckland's Poor Air Quality

Better Public Transport Key To Improving Auckland's Poor Air Quality

Giving people better public transport options is the answer to improving Auckland's increasingly polluted air quality, Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman said today.

Smith: Green Ribbon Award Winners Announced

Smith: Green Ribbon Award Winners Announced

4 June 2009 - Nine individuals, businesses and organisations from Kaitaia to Otago have been honoured for making an outstanding contribution to protecting the environment at the annual Green Ribbon Awards announced tonight.

Groser: Trade Minister Progresses Trade Agenda In Indonesia And Republic Of Korea

Groser: Trade Minister Progresses Trade Agenda In Indonesia And Republic Of Korea

4 June 2009 - Trade Minister Tim Groser is to attend the Cairns Group Ministerial Meeting in Indonesia from 6-8 June before travelling to the Republic of Korea from 9-12 June.