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Tolley: Raising Achievement For Pasifika Students

Tolley: Raising Achievement For Pasifika Students

Education Minister Anne Tolley says the revised Pasifika Education Plan 2009-2012, which was launched today, will focus on raising achievement among Pasifika students.

Te Heuheu: Minister Launches Plan To Lift Pacific Education Results

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Georgina te Heuheu today described the revised Pasifika Education Plan 2009-2012 as a key stepping stone to raise Pacific education results.

Hipkins: National's Biodiesel Grants Scheme A Total Flop

Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee must admit repealing the Biofuel Obligation introduced by the previous government was a huge mistake, Associate Energy Spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

Greens: Key Sticks Out Like A Sore Thumb On Copenhagen

Greens: Key Sticks Out Like A Sore Thumb On Copenhagen

News that Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will attend the climate summit in Copenhagen next month puts further pressure on Prime Minister John Key to do the right thing and also attend, the Green Party said today.

Power: Legal Aid Review Released

Power: Legal Aid Review Released

Justice Minister Simon Power says he is deeply concerned by the findings of Dame Margaret Bazley's review of the legal aid system and the Government will act very quickly on its recommendations.

He announced the release of the final report on the review today.

Power: Partial Defence Of Provocation Abolished

Power: Partial Defence Of Provocation Abolished

The partial defence of provocation is to be abolished after the Crimes (Provocation Repeal) Amendment bill was passed last nigth.

Poroporoaki Ki A Jane Marsden

Poroporoaki Ki A Jane Marsden

Tangi kau nei tōku ngākau kua hinga rā tētahi o ngā Totara o te waonui o Ngāi Takoto. Inā te mahi he wahine, he rangatira. E te whaea, e te kuia, e te tuahine moe mai rā, moe mai rā koe. Haere atu ki te pō uriuri, ki te pō tangotango, haere oti atu rā.

Labour's Attack On Iwi Is An Attack On Whanau

The Maori Party says whanau and iwi can't be divided and the Labour Opposition's attempt to attack iwi is an attack on thousands of whanau.

Horomia Welcomes New Fisheries Chairman

Horomia Welcomes New Fisheries Chairman

Labour welcomes the appointment of Ngahiwi Tomoana as the new chairman of Te Ohu Kaimoana and thanks outgoing chairman Sir Archie Taiaroa for his valuable stewardship, says the party's Maori Affairs spokesperson Parekura Horomia.

Look For Savage 'Father Of All Budgets' In 2010

Look For Savage 'Father Of All Budgets' In 2010

Hard-working Kiwis who are already struggling to make ends meet under a National government that has no economic plan or ideas should be afraid of what lies ahead in Budget 2010, says Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe.