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Mapp: Lift-Off For Air Force's First New Helicopter

Mapp: Lift-Off For Air Force's First New Helicopter

12 May 2009 - The Air Force's new NH-90 helicopters are on the way, Defence Minister Wayne Mapp said today.

Greens: Rankin Appointment Could Sabotage Families Commission

Greens: Rankin Appointment Could Sabotage Families Commission

12 May 2009 - Green Party MP Sue Bradford expressed surprised today at Christine Rankin's appointment as a Families Commissioner.

Carter: Government Widens Drought Assistance

Carter: Government Widens Drought Assistance

12 May 2009 - Agriculture Minister David Carter announced today that the Government is extending drought relief to farmers in parts of North Canterbury, Central Plateau, Taihape and Wairarapa.

Bennett: New Voices For New Zealand Families

Bennett: New Voices For New Zealand Families

12 May 2009 - Minister for Social Development and Employment, Paula Bennett, has today welcomed Bruce Pilbrow and Christine Rankin to their new roles as Families' Commissioners.

Family First: Families Commission Strengthened With Appointment

Family First: Families Commission Strengthened With Appointment

12 May 2009 - Family First NZ is welcoming the appointment of child advocate Christine Rankin as Families Commissioner.

Key: Tonga's Prime Minister To Visit New Zealand

Key: Tonga's Prime Minister To Visit New Zealand

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand's support for the democratic reform process underway in Tonga will be underlined during the visit to this country of Tongan Prime Minister, Dr Feleti (Fred) Sevele, from 13-19 May.

$208m Upgrade At Middlemore Hospital

$208m Upgrade At Middlemore Hospital

The Ministers of Health and Finance have approved the investment of $208 million for major upgrades at Middlemore Hospital.

National's Barbarian Bulldozers At The Gate Of Mt Albert

National's Barbarian Bulldozers At The Gate Of Mt Albert

National has publicly confirmed that the bulldozers are set to roll out a major aboveground motorway through the Mt Albert electorate, following questioning from Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman this afternoon.

Melissa Lee Reveals She Is Happy For Six-Lane Motorway To Carve Though Mt Albert

Melissa Lee Reveals She Is Happy For Six-Lane Motorway To Carve Though Mt Albert

National's candidate for Mt Albert Melissa Lee today revealed she is happy for about 500 homes in the electorate to be bowled to make way for an overground motorway through Mt Albert rather than a tunnel underneath it, Labour Transport Spokesman Darren Hughes said.

Government Must Release Auckland Bills Now

Government Must Release Auckland Bills Now

Labour is calling on the Government to release today the two Auckland governance bills it plans to ram through under urgency this week, says its Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.