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Cunliffe: English Must Come Clean On Murky TVNZ Promo

Cunliffe: English Must Come Clean On Murky TVNZ Promo

Finance Minister Bill English needs to come clean about the extent of his involvement as shareholding Minister in a TVNZ promo previewing a series of programmes on the economy, says Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe.

New Rule To Ensure Safer Winter Tyre Use

New Rule To Ensure Safer Winter Tyre Use

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has signed a new rule setting safety standards for winter tyres.

"The mixing of winter or snow tyres with other tyre types has contributed to several fatal crashes.

New Zealand And China Sign Scholarship Arrangement

Chinese officials will learn from New Zealand's world-class food safety regime through a new scholarship arrangement, Food Safety Minister Kate Wilkinson announced today.

Govt Extends Time For Submissions On Broadband Complementary Measures

The government has extended the time available for interested parties to make submissions on the ultra-fast broadband complementary measures discussion document.

Wilkinson: Bill For New Rest And Meal Break Legislation Introduced

A Bill granting greater flexibility to existing meal and rest breaks legislation was introduced to Parliament today on behalf of Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson.

Key: PM Announces Memorial Service For Tsunami Victims

Key: PM Announces Memorial Service For Tsunami Victims

Prime Minister John Key has announced that there will be a National Memorial Service to commemorate those who lost their lives in the recent tsunami tragedy in Samoa.

The service will be attended by Prime Minister John Key and Governor-General, the Hon Sir Anand Satyanand.

Guy: Expanded NZ-South Africa Air Services

Guy: Expanded NZ-South Africa Air Services

Expanded opportunities for New Zealand and South African airlines were announced today by Associate Minister of Transport Nathan Guy.

"The new arrangements will provide a real boost for business, tourism and people-to-people links," says Mr Guy.

Minister Appoints New Zealand Racing Board Members

Minister Appoints New Zealand Racing Board Members

Racing Minister, Hon John Carter, today announced the reappointment of Michael Stiassny and Ray O'Connor, and the appointment of Simon Moutter, to the New Zealand Racing Board's governing body.

Greens: Have A Heart And Label Trans-fats

Greens: Have A Heart And Label Trans-fats

The failure of the Trans-Tasman Food body to require labelling of artery-clogging, artificially produced trans-fats in foods will lead to poor health outcomes for New Zealand, said Green Party MP Sue Kedgley.

Groser: Malaysia - NZ FTA Boosts Profile In Vital Market

Groser: Malaysia - NZ FTA Boosts Profile In Vital Market

Trade Minister Tim Groser says the Malaysia - New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed overnight in Kuala Lumpur will result in a significant boost in trade with this key South East Asian market.