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Prime Minister To Visit Australia

Prime Minister To Visit Australia

20 FEB 2009 - Prime Minister John Key will hold formal talks with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in Sydney at the start of March.

Mr Key will leave New Zealand on Sunday afternoon, 1 March, and return on Monday night, 2 March.

Groser: WTO Director-General To Visit New Zealand

Groser: WTO Director-General To Visit New Zealand

20 February 2009 - Trade Minister Tim Groser today announced Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), will be visiting New Zealand for a series of meetings in early March.

Ryall: Comment On Retirement Of Waikato DHB Chair

Ryall: Comment On Retirement Of Waikato DHB Chair

20 February 2009 - Health Minister Tony Ryall has thanked outgoing Waikato DHB chair Jerry Rickman for his contribution to the public health service.

English: Government's Monetary Policy Review Response

English: Government's Monetary Policy Review Response

20 February 2009 - The Government has today issued its response to the Finance and Expenditure Committee's report on the future monetary policy framework.

Greens: No Pay And No Say For Women Workers

Greens: No Pay And No Say For Women Workers

20 February 2009 - The Government's axing of the pay-equity inquiries and the absence of women's input to the Jobs Summit show serious disrespect to half of the workforce, said Green Party Women's Affairs spokesperson Catherine Delahunty today.

Smith: Lessons For DoC From Project Hayes Deal

Smith: Lessons For DoC From Project Hayes Deal

20 February 2009 - The Department of Conservation needs to ensure a greater degree of transparency in agreements reached over resource consents, Acting Conservation Minister Nick Smith says.

National, Come Clean Over Public Sector Pay Freeze

National, Come Clean Over Public Sector Pay Freeze

19 FEB 2009 - Tony Ryall should come clean over his plans to freeze public sector salaries over the next three years, Labour's State Services spokesperson Grant Robertson said today.

Maori Affairs Minister Says NZ Maori Not Race-Based Team

Maori Affairs Minister Says NZ Maori Not Race-Based Team

19 FEB 2009 - Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples says Maori rugby teams have a proud and honorable tradition which all New Zealanders can celebrate.

Government Has To Act Now On Copyright

Government Has To Act Now On Copyright

19 FEB 2009 - Despite official advice on the importance of finding a solution to the copyright issue, the National Government today missed an opportunity to take steps in that direction when it refused leave for an Amendment Bill to the Copyright Act to be introduced.

State Sector Pay Expectations Released

19 FEB 2009 - The State Services Minister Tony Ryall today released the Government's Expectations for Pay and Employment Conditions in the State Sector, and says there is recognition in the state sector that the private sector is hurting.