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Moroney: Women's Affairs Need Solid Leadership Not Defeatist Minister

Moroney: Women's Affairs Need Solid Leadership Not Defeatist Minister

26 February 2009 - Women should not have to shoulder an unfair burden from the looming economic crisis, says Labour's spokesperson on Women's Affairs, Sue Moroney.

Bradford: Jobs Belong Here Not In China Say Greens

Bradford: Jobs Belong Here Not In China Say Greens

26 February 2009 - Government procurement practices are costing Kiwi workers their jobs, Green Party MP Sue Bradford said today.

Key: Government Completes 100-day Action Plan

Key: Government Completes 100-day Action Plan

26 February 2009 - The National-led Government's first 100 days in office is up today with every item in its 100-day Action Plan completed, says Prime Minister John Key.

During the election campaign, National committed to 100 days of action should it form the government.

Carter: Town Meets Country With Open Farm Day

Carter: Town Meets Country With Open Farm Day

25 February 2009 - An open day on New Zealand farms is a great way to cement connections between town and country, says Agriculture Minister David Carter.

Mapp: New Auckland Base For NIWA

Mapp: New Auckland Base For NIWA

25 February 2009 - Minister for Research, Science and Technology Wayne Mapp opened the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research's new premises at the Viaduct Harbour in Auckland today.

Wong: Women's Voices To Be Heard At Job Summit

Wong: Women's Voices To Be Heard At Job Summit

25 February 2009 - Thirty-five influential women and representatives from small, medium and large businesses and unions met to debate a range of solutions, ideas and initiatives on how to deal with the challenging economic situation at the Women in Business Workshop on Tuesday.

Dyson: Where Is The Promised Elective Surgery Plan?

Dyson: Where Is The Promised Elective Surgery Plan?

25 February 2009 - The launch today of National's so-called plan on elective surgery is nothing more than smoke and mirrors and once again shows the Government has no real plan of action, Labour Health spokesperson Ruth Dyson says.

Greens: Where Are The Women?

25 February 2009 - The Green Party is calling for more leading women's organisations to be included in Friday's Job Summit.

As of today the guest list for the Job Summit includes 165 men and just 30 women.

Greens: RMA Attacks Encourage Environmental Vandals

Greens: RMA Attacks Encourage Environmental Vandals

25 February 2009 - The Government's attacks on the Resource Management Act (RMA) will encourage environmental vandals, the Green Party said today.

Ryall: Opening The Books And Tackling Waiting Lists Completes 100 Days Action Plan On Health

25 February 2009 - The three Auckland District Health Boards today presented Health Minister Tony Ryall with their proposal to build the first of the Government's new dedicated Elective Surgery Super Centres - the first cluster of the 20 promised elective surgery operating theatres.