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Labour Goes Soft On Boy Racers

Labour Goes Soft On Boy Racers

Labour can expect to face anger and disappointment among voters, particularly in Canterbury, after stating it won't support the Vehicle Confiscation and Seizure Bill, Police Minister Judith Collins said today.

NZ Geographic Board Determination

NZ Geographic Board Determination

Statement by Maurice Williamson.

"The determination of the New Zealand Geographic Board to accept a proposal by Te Rūnanga o Tupoho that Wanganui city be spelt 'Whanganui' will be referred to me as the Minister for Land Information for final decision.

Speech: Student Loan Scheme (Repayment Bonus) Amendment Bill - Rahui Katene

Speech: Student Loan Scheme (Repayment Bonus) Amendment Bill - Rahui Katene

I rise to take a very brief call as the issue of student loan repayment is a significant one, facing the nation. It is a collective challenge, as the mountain of debt is threatened to grow to $15 billion by 2014.

Turia Welcomes Board's Decision

Tariana Turia says the New Zealand Geographic Board's decision to spell Whanganui correctly is the right one.

"I have felt deeply moved by this decision, which confirms the wisdom of my tupuna, of my whakapapa, of the river, of the people," Mrs Turia said.

Maori Party: Turia Welcomes Board's Decision

Maori Party: Turia Welcomes Board's Decision

Tariana Turia says the New Zealand Geographic Board's decision to spell Whanganui correctly is the right one.

"I have felt deeply moved by this decision, which confirms the wisdom of my tupuna, of my whakapapa, of the river, of the people," Mrs Turia said.

Groser: Groser To New York For Climate Change Meetings

Groser: Groser To New York For Climate Change Meetings

Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser leaves for New York today to attend a series of climate change meetings.

Speech - Katene: Local Government Auckland Council Bill

Outside of this House, the date today is the 17th September and it is a day to remember.

Four years ago, on the 17th September 2005, the Maori Party took the nation by surprise, capturing four of the seven Maori seats in a spectacular demonstration of Maori political power.

Ryall: Health Ministry Awards Six Rural Innovators

Ryall: Health Ministry Awards Six Rural Innovators

Health Minister Tony Ryall has announced the six successful applicants of the Health Ministry's 2009/2010 Rural Innovation Fund.

The fund is a one-off grant of up to $50,000 for each successful applicant for a 12 month project.

Primary Growth Partnership Panel Announced

Primary Growth Partnership Panel Announced

The appointment of a six member advisory panel to steer the Primary Growth Partnership signals a new era for primary sector innovation, says Agriculture Minister David Carter.

Bennett's Benefit Bumbles Need Explaining

Bennett's Benefit Bumbles Need Explaining

Paula Bennett has given the public two different answers as to whether she supports increases to benefits and she should get her story straight, says Labour's Social Development spokesperson Annette King.