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Dr Pita Sharples: Speech To Infratrain Scholarship Recipients

Dr Pita Sharples: Speech To Infratrain Scholarship Recipients

Speech to InfraTrain Scholarship Recipients 56-60 Carbine Road, Mt Wellington, AUCKLAND Thank you for the opportunity to be here. To John Wills, Chief Executive of InfraTrain, and your staff, thank you for your efforts in making this initiative a success.

Modest Fall In Unemployment Benefit Numbers

Modest Fall In Unemployment Benefit Numbers

Latest benefit figures out today show Unemployment Benefit numbers have dropped by almost 500 for the month of April.

Speech: Education Amendment Bill - Third Reading - Rahui Katene

Speech: Education Amendment Bill - Third Reading - Rahui Katene

Education Amendment Bill - Third Reading Rahui Katene, MP for Te Tai Tonga Thursday 6 May 2010

I am pleased to take a call on this third reading of the Education Amendment Bill.

What Super Mistakes In This Budget?

What Super Mistakes In This Budget?

The Crown finances for the nine months to 31 March reinforce just how serious a mistake National made in last year's budget when it suspended contributions to the Super Fund, says Labour Finance spokesperson David Cunliffe.

Statement On Report By The Judicial Conduct Commissioner

The Hon Judith Collins, who has Attorney-General responsibilities as they specifically relate to complaints concerning Justice Wilson, today issued a statement on the report of the Judicial Conduct Commissioner.

The statement is:

Access To High Cost Medicines Report Received

A report looking at ways to improve access to high cost, highly specialized medicines has been received by the Minister of Health, Tony Ryall.

Mr Ryall set up the three-person panel in May 2009.

Continued Cuts In ACC Compensation Payments Revealed In Government Accounts

Continued Cuts In ACC Compensation Payments Revealed In Government Accounts

The Government financial statements for the 9 months to 31 March show that ACC compensation payouts were $242m lower than expected because of "lower claims costs", says the CTU.

Government Must Act On Pay And Employment Inequity In Schools

Government Must Act On Pay And Employment Inequity In Schools

The education sector union NZEI Te Riu Roa is calling on the government to take action and address issues of pay and employment inequity for women working in schools.

Weak Revenue Underlines Brittle Fiscal Position

Weak Revenue Underlines Brittle Fiscal Position

Weaker than expected business profits are reflected in lower tax revenue for the Crown in the nine months to 31 March and will keep tax revenue below forecasts for the rest of the fiscal year.

Government Allows Increased Commercial Use Of Seaweed

Government Allows Increased Commercial Use Of Seaweed

The Government has given the go-ahead for greater commercial use of the seaweed Undaria, commonly known as Japanese kelp.

The kelp was accidentally introduced to New Zealand waters in the 1980s and is widespread in many east coast ports and harbours.