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Te Heuheu: Mauri Stone Laid At New Supreme Court

Te Heuheu: Mauri Stone Laid At New Supreme Court

3 March 2009 - A short, simple yet moving ceremony marking the customary laying of the mauri stone took place at the front steps of the new Supreme Court early this morning.

Heatley: Minister Announces New Limits For Lobsters

Heatley: Minister Announces New Limits For Lobsters

3 March 2009 - Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley has announced changes to the catch limits of four rock lobster stocks today.

Ryall: Letter Of Expectations To DHBs Released

Ryall: Letter Of Expectations To DHBs Released

3 March 2009 - Health Minister Tony Ryall says the new government's goal of better, sooner, more convenient health care for all New Zealanders will be sharply focused on improving hospital services this year.

English: ACC's $1.5b Shortfall Should Have Been Disclosed Before Election - Inquiry

English: ACC's $1.5b Shortfall Should Have Been Disclosed Before Election - Inquiry

3 March 2009 - The previous Labour-led government should have revealed a $1.5 billion ACC funding gap in the run-up to last year's election, a ministerial inquiry concludes.

Twyford: McCully Asked To Explain His Plans To Restructure New Zealand's Aid Programme

Twyford: McCully Asked To Explain His Plans To Restructure New Zealand's Aid Programme

3 March 2009 - Labour's Associate Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs Phil Twyford has called on Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully to seek public comment on his plans to re-organise New Zealand's $450 million per year aid programme.

National Party President To Step Down

National Party President To Step Down

3 March 2009 - National Party President Judy Kirk has today confirmed she will step down from the position of President at the National Party's Annual Conference in August. "The Party is in great shape and well positioned for the future," says Mrs Kirk.

English: Government Invests In Kiwirail, Sets Up Infrastructure Unit

English: Government Invests In Kiwirail, Sets Up Infrastructure Unit

The Government has approved $115 million of spending on new carriages and locomotives for KiwiRail and the establishment of a small unit within Treasury to manage the next stages of its infrastructure programme.

Paul Swain Welcomed As Treaty Negotiator

Paul Swain Welcomed As Treaty Negotiator

Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson today welcomed the appointment of former cabinet minister Paul Swain as the Crown's lead negotiator in talks with the Ngati Porou iwi around the settlement of historical grievances.

Goff Welcomes Andrew Little As Labour President

Goff Welcomes Andrew Little As Labour President

Labour Leader Phil Goff today warmly welcomed Andrew Little as the new president of the New Zealand Labour Party.

Where Will the Greens Go Now?

Where Will the Greens Go Now?

A sad day for Politics as Jeanette Fitzsimons steps down from her co-leadership of the Green Party.