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Greens: SAS Return Will Sabotage Years Of Good Work

Greens: SAS Return Will Sabotage Years Of Good Work

10 August 2009 - The Government's decision today to send the SAS back to Afghanistan is an example of strategic folly based on muddled thinking, said the Green Party's Foreign Affairs Associate Spokesperson, Kennedy Graham.

Smith & Groser: 2020 Target Balances Economy & Environment

10 August 2009 - Climate Change Ministers Nick Smith and Tim Groser today announced an emissions reduction target range of 10% to 20% below 1990 levels by 2020.

In setting the target the Government has balanced economic opportunities with environmental responsibilities.

Key: Afghanistan Review Decisions Announced

Key: Afghanistan Review Decisions Announced

10 August 2009 - Prime Minister John Key today announced decisions by Cabinet that stem from a review of New Zealand's commitment to maintain security and stability in Afghanistan.

Coleman: Mental Health Policy On The Right Track

Coleman: Mental Health Policy On The Right Track

10 August 2009 - Today's release of a report evaluating primary mental health initiatives shows that the government is on the right track with its mental health policy, says Associate Minister of Health, Dr Jonathan Coleman.

Work Deaths Show Need For Partnership Approach

Work Deaths Show Need For Partnership Approach

With more than one person a week dying in a workplace accident, a proposal to involve New Zealand's top business leaders in bringing down the work toll is timely and welcome, says Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson.

Food In Schools Programme Expanding To Help Northland Kids

Food In Schools Programme Expanding To Help Northland Kids

More children will have full tummies thanks to a major funding boost by the National-led Government, says Northland MP John Carter.

More Evidence People Are Hurting

More Evidence People Are Hurting

Today's confirmation an average of 1100 additional people a week are continuing to sign up on the dole is further evidence New Zealand families are hurting, Labour Social Development spokesperson Annette King says.

Labour Welcomes Review Of Pork Import Standards

Labour Welcomes Review Of Pork Import Standards

Labour has welcomed MAF's decision to agree to an independent review of health standards around the importation of uncooked pork, says the party's Biosecurity Spokesperson Damien O'Connor.

Digital Action Plan Launched Today

Digital Action Plan Launched Today

An action plan to stop important digital public records being lost was today launched by the Minister Responsible for Archives New Zealand Nathan Guy.

NZ To Deploy Hercules, Dive Team To Tonga

NZ To Deploy Hercules, Dive Team To Tonga

Prime Minister John Key said today that a Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft will leave for Tonga this afternoon with a Royal New Zealand Navy dive team and a remote search team following the ferry disaster.