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Greens: Time To Charge Full Steam Ahead With Electrification

Greens: Time To Charge Full Steam Ahead With Electrification

2 February 2009 - The Green Party says now is the time to charge full steam ahead with electrifying Auckland's rail network.

Phil Twyford Calls For National To Commit To A Road Map For Auckland Infrastructure Projects

Phil Twyford Calls For National To Commit To A Road Map For Auckland Infrastructure Projects

2 February 2009 - Labour spokesperson on Auckland Issues Phil Twyford says National must demonstrate leadership and support for major Auckland infrastructure proposals because they are far too important to be allowed to drift.

Carter: Racing Safety Fund Open To Applications

Carter: Racing Safety Fund Open To Applications

Racing Minister John Carter has announced that applications for the next round of the Racing Safety Development Fund are now open.

The Fund supports projects that enhance racecourse safety.

Greens: Greens Call For Immediate End To Stand Down Periods

Greens: Greens Call For Immediate End To Stand Down Periods

2 February 2009 - Ending stand down periods for Kiwi workers made redundant would mark a great start for new Minister Paula Bennett, says the Green Party.

Horomia: Horomia Congratulates Te Karere

Horomia: Horomia Congratulates Te Karere

2 February 2009 - Labour's Maori Affairs spokesman Parekura Horomia today congratulated Te Karere for a quarter of a century's successful work gathering and presenting Maori news and says he is looking forward to its new bulletin.

Goff: Phil Goff Urges Favourable Decision On Permanent Statue To Battle Of Britain Hero Sir Keith Park

Goff: Phil Goff Urges Favourable Decision On Permanent Statue To Battle Of Britain Hero Sir Keith Park

1 February 2009 - Labour leader Phil Goff has written to Westminster City Council in London urging the council to approve a planning application to erect a permanent statue to Battle of Britain hero Sir Keith Park.

Tolley: Changes In Early Childhood Education

Tolley: Changes In Early Childhood Education

31 January 2009 - Education Minister Anne Tolley today unveiled a package of changes that reflect the government's commitment to providing quality and accessible early childhood education to all New Zealand families.

Goff: Treasury To National - You've Got It Wrong

Goff: Treasury To National - You've Got It Wrong

30 January 2009 - Labour Leader Phil Goff has welcomed the release of a Treasury briefing today revealing that influential officials advised the National government that it would be wrong to scrap several key Labour initiatives when it came into power.

Mapp: Minister Endorses Waitakere Decision On Whenuapai Hearings

Mapp: Minister Endorses Waitakere Decision On Whenuapai Hearings

30 January 2009 - "The decision by Waitakere City to discontinue proceeding with their proposed district plan change relating to Whenuapai Airbase is a sensible response to Government policy," says Defence Minister Wayne Mapp.

Greens: Drop In Consents Builds Case For Housing & Green Home Fund

Greens: Drop In Consents Builds Case For Housing & Green Home Fund

30 January 2009 - A dramatic drop in building consents and fears about the long-term health of the building industry is more evidence that social housing and the Green Homes Fund have a critical role in the Government's stimulus plan, says Green Party Co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons.