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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.

Name The Date, Mr Joyce

Name The Date, Mr Joyce

It's taken National nine months to come up with a proposal that looks remarkably like Labour's pre-election programme for delivering ultrafast broadband, Labour Communications and IT spokesperson Clare Curran said today.

Garry Evans Appointed Acting Chief Coroner

Garry Evans Appointed Acting Chief Coroner

Wellington Coroner Garry Evans has been appointed acting Chief Coroner, Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson announced today.

Minister Undermines Own Argument And NZ's Pure Image

Minister Undermines Own Argument And NZ's Pure Image

When confronted during question time in the House today with public concerns on Government plans to open up New Zealand's conservation lands for mining, Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee went silent.

Government's ETS Strikes A Balance To Protect Jobs

Government's ETS Strikes A Balance To Protect Jobs

Government changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme strike the right balance between protecting New Zealand jobs, halving the cost for families and households, and doing our fair share on climate change, Finance Minister Bill English says.

Minister Welcomes Further Progress On Western Ring Route

Minister Welcomes Further Progress On Western Ring Route

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has today welcomed further progress towards the completion of Auckland's Western Ring Route - which was earlier this year identified as a Road of National Significance. The NZ Transport Agency has today confirmed plans to widen Auckland's Northwestern Motorway.