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Half-Baked Boundary Decision By Dithering Government

Half-Baked Boundary Decision By Dithering Government

The Government's embarrassing dithering over Auckland boundaries has resulted in an appropriate 11th hour u-turn on Rodney, but the decision to stick with its proposed southern boundary makes no sense at all, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Corrections Focuses On Public Safety - Minister

Corrections Focuses On Public Safety - Minister

The Department of Corrections' Value for Money Review has delivered positive initiatives to position the organisation as a world leader in public safety, Corrections Minister Judith Collins announced today.

More Than 1000 Job Ops Created For Young People

More Than 1000 Job Ops Created For Young People

The Government's Youth Opportunities Package has reached a significant milestone, with more than 1000 Job Ops already created for young people.

Minister for Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett has welcomed the speed with which employers have embraced the scheme.

Revised ETS Balances NZ's Environment & Economy

Revised ETS Balances NZ's Environment & Economy

The Government, with Maori Party support, will revise the Emissions Trading Scheme to reduce the costs to households and the impact on jobs while ensuring New Zealand takes a responsible approach to the global problem of greenhouse gas pollution and climate change.

Maori Party Makes Gains In ETS Negotiations

Maori Party Makes Gains In ETS Negotiations

The Maori Party is pleased to have reached significant and meaningful progress with the Government on the Emissions Trading Scheme, particularly for whanau on low-incomes and iwi with major interests in forestry, farming and fisheries.

Wilkinson: MPs Salaries To Reflect Economic Conditions

Wilkinson: MPs Salaries To Reflect Economic Conditions

The Remuneration Authority will be required to take into account adverse economic conditions when setting MPs salaries under a new Government Bill, says Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson.

Twyford: Key Must Put An End To Boundary Nonsense Now

Twyford: Key Must Put An End To Boundary Nonsense Now

Prime Minister John Key needs to reverse his Government's divisive plans to carve up Auckland and he needs to do it immediately, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Sharples: New Chairperson For The Waitangi Tribunal

The Minister of Māori Affairs, Hon Dr Pita Sharples, today announced the appointment of Chief Judge Wilson Whare Isaac of the Māori Land Court as the Chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal for a term of five years.

English: New Zealand Can Do Better Than Muddle Through

English: New Zealand Can Do Better Than Muddle Through

The real risk for New Zealand as it emerges from recession is that it reverts to the mediocre economic performance that has marked much of its recent past, Finance Minister Bill English said today.

Family First: Correction Should Follow Labour Apology

Family First: Correction Should Follow Labour Apology

Family First NZ is welcoming the apology by Phil Goff for the anti-smacking law and is asking that they make good their apology by supporting an amendment to the law.