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Choudhary: New Food Bill Essential For New Zealand

Labour Food Safety spokesperson Ashraf Choudhary is welcoming likely changes to the Food Act 1981, saying that New Zealand, as a food-exporting nation, needs to combat unacceptable levels of food-borne illness.

Guy & Turia: Sport Can Still Receive Gaming Society Funding

Guy & Turia: Sport Can Still Receive Gaming Society Funding

Gaming machine funding can still go to sport, says Minister of Internal Affairs Nathan Guy and Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Tariana Turia.

Alliance Party: Aspire Scholarships Should Be Axed

Alliance Party: Aspire Scholarships Should Be Axed

The Alliance Party shares education sector concerns about the Aspire scholarships which the Government plans to introduce at a cost of $2.6 million according to co leader Kay Murray.

Youth Guarantee Extravagant, Misleading - PPTA

Youth Guarantee Extravagant, Misleading - PPTA

National's Youth Guarantee scheme is an extravagant exercise in smoke and mirrors that only marginally addresses the problem of disengaged youth - PPTA president Kate Gainsford says.

Energy Savings Campaign Launched

Energy Savings Campaign Launched

A high profile television campaign has been launched to help New Zealanders increase the energy efficiency of their homes and businesses, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

More Than $75,000 For Community-Based Tourism

More Than $75,000 For Community-Based Tourism

Over $75,000 has been awarded for community-based tourism initiatives, Associate Minister of Tourism Jonathan Coleman announced today.

ETS To Increase New Zealand's Emissions 5%

ETS To Increase New Zealand's Emissions 5%

Under the new Emissions Trading Scheme, (ETS), the Government will pay just one company, Methanex, over a billion dollars to increase New Zealand's total emissions by 5% over the next ten years, the Green Party said today.

A Sad Loss For New Zealand

A Sad Loss For New Zealand

Labour Leader Phil Goff today paid tribute to Sir Howard Morrison, who passed away in Rotorua this morning. "Sir Howard was a great New Zealander and a legend of entertainment for generations of Kiwis.

Funding Confirmed For Tertiary High School

Education Minister Anne Tolley has announced initial funding for the new tertiary high school at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), the first programme of its kind in New Zealand.

Nice Words Mr English, But Reality Bites For Public Services

Nice Words Mr English, But Reality Bites For Public Services

Bill English has offered up some interesting ideas for the future delivery of public services, but the reality is the National government has already undermined the quality of services that New Zealanders are receiving, Labour State Services spokesperson Grant Robertson said.