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Chief Judge Of The Maori Land Court Sworn In

The role of the Maori Land Courts in maintaining whakapapa and relationships was emphasised today by the Minister of Maori Affairs, at the swearing-in of the new Chief Judge of the Maori Land Court.

Minister Opens Christchurch South Police Station

Minister Opens Christchurch South Police Station

The Government's commitment to front-line policing was reinforced today, with Police Minister Judith Collins officially opening the new Christchurch South Police station.

The station is the seventh opened since Ms Collins became Minister.

Aoraki/Mt Cook Visitors Centre Officially Open

The Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park's newly refurbished and extended visitor centre is officially open, Associate Minister of Conservation Kate Wilkinson announced today.

District Court Changes Speed Up Settlements

A major revision of District Courts Rules will result in a more straightforward and cost-effective way of settling civil disputes.

Courts Minister Georgina te Heuheu says the new process encourages parties to come to an agreement before going to trial.

Carter: Carter Calls Wool Industry Meeting

Hon David Carter Minister of Agriculture

The future direction of the wool industry will be the focus of a meeting called by Agriculture Minister David Carter.

Shearer: National's Waterview Option Bad News For Mt Albert Community

Today's confirmation of National's commitment to a surface and tunnel option for Auckland's Waterview connection will cause major economic, environmental and community disruption, Labour's MP for Mt Albert David Shearer said.

Minister Welcomes Progress On Western Ring Route

Minister Welcomes Progress On Western Ring Route

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed progress on Auckland's Western Ring Route, with confirmation of the alignment the route will take.

Arc Demands The Government Leaves Auckland's Boundaries Alone

The Government is putting Auckland - New Zealand's economic power house - at risk by needlessly fiddling with the region's boundaries, ARC Chairman Mike Lee said today.

Govt Job Loss Figures Confirm Psa Estimate Of Public Sector Job Losses

State Services Minister Tony Ryall is wrong when he accuses the Public Service Association of issuing misinformation about job cuts in the public service.

Mr Ryall announced yesterday that the government has cut 1402 jobs at government departments and five crown entities.

Solo-International Op-Ed: The Obamanous Parallels

Solo-International Op-Ed: The Obamanous Parallels

by Michael Moeller

"History is philosophy teaching by example."Thucydides

According to the following policies and methods, can you name this US president?