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Williamson: Leaky Homes

Williamson: Leaky Homes

Today I met with the Mayors of Auckland, Wellington, North Shore, Tauranga, Christchurch and Waitakere to discuss the leaky homes issue. These Mayors represent the six most affected Councils.

PM To Visit Australia, Attend Joint Cabinet Meeting

PM To Visit Australia, Attend Joint Cabinet Meeting

Prime Minister John Key will visit Australia from August 18 to 23.

The official visit will include talks with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, a speech to the Australia-New Zealand Leadership Forum and visits to Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.

Accounting Standards Review Board Appointments

Michele Embling, Simon Carey, and Graeme Mitchell have been appointed to the Accounting Standards Review Board, Commerce Minister Simon Power announced today.

Why Is The Government Moving Ultra-Slow On Broadband?

Why Is The Government Moving Ultra-Slow On Broadband?

Government delays in announcing how and when it will roll out ultra-fast broadband to 75% of New Zealand is damaging the information communications industry, Labour spokesperson on communications and IT Clare Curran said today.

Poisoned Timber Worker's Families Need Support

Poisoned Timber Worker's Families Need Support

Proposals to support the health needs of poisoned timber treatment workers are good but their families also need support, Green MP Catherine Delahunty said today.

Bradford Questions Bennett's Real Agenda

Bradford Questions Bennett's Real Agenda

Paula Bennett's latest moves on benefits indicate National may be softening up New Zealand for cutbacks on benefit amounts and access, Green Party Social Development Spokesperson Sue Bradford said today.

Government's Last Chance To Save Biosecurity

Government's Last Chance To Save Biosecurity

Today is the Government's last chance to admit its plan to axe 60 Biosecurity NZ staff was a bad call and the decision should be reversed, Labour Biosecurity spokesperson Damien O'Connor says.

Cadbury's Palm Oil About-turn Highlights Consumer Power

Cadbury's Palm Oil About-turn Highlights Consumer Power

Cadbury's announcement that it is dropping palm oil from its chocolate shows the power of consumers to make a difference, Green Party MP Sue Kedgley said today.

Minister A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing?

Minister A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing?

Startling contradictions in statements made by Minister of Agriculture, David Carter, on the Sunday programme earlier tonight regarding the resumption of live sheep exports, has led animal advocates to question whether the minister is a 'wolf in sheep's clothing.'

Te Waka Toi Appointments Announced

Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson today announced new appointments to the board of Te Waka Toi.