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Cullen: Crown And Ngāi Tūhoe Sign Terms Of Negotiations

31 July 2008 - Ngāi Tūhoe and the Crown have today signed Terms of Negotiations, marking the beginning of negotiations for the settlement of Ngāi Tūhoe's historical Treaty of Waitangi claims, Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen said.

Greens: Greens Tighten GE Safeguards

Greens: Greens Tighten GE Safeguards

31 July 2008 - As part of its co-operation agreement with the Government, the Green Party has negotiated new safeguards to protect all those who want no part of any genetically-engineered farming industry.

Mallard: Proposed Tighter Regime Regarding GM Crops

Mallard: Proposed Tighter Regime Regarding GM Crops

31 July 2008 - Proposed amendments to current legislation will provide a greater level of transparency and increased accountability regarding the management of genetically modified (GM) crops, Environment Minister Trevor Mallard says.

Greens: Greens Back IHC's Human Rights Complaint

Greens: Greens Back IHC's Human Rights Complaint

31 July 2008 - Green Party is backing IHC's complaint to be laid today with the Human Rights commissioner that Government policy systemically discriminates against children with special education needs.

Power: E-Bail Saves Only 26 Prison Beds

Power: E-Bail Saves Only 26 Prison Beds

30 July 2008 - Documents obtained under the Official Information Act show Labour's electronic bail scheme is still allowing more people accused of serious crimes to remain in the community who would otherwise be behind bars, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

ACT: Rodney Hide Lodges Peters Complaint With SFO

30 July 2008 - ACT Leader Rodney Hide today confirmed that he had lodged a complaint with the Serious Fraud Office seeking an investigation into the activities of New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters and other associated parties.

Tolley: Minister Wags His Truancy Responsibilities

30 July 2008 - With truancy 41% higher than it was when Labour came to office, it defies belief that the Education Minister is clueless about how Labour is dealing with this major issue, says National's Education Spokeswoman, Anne Tolley.

Hodgson: Organics Industry Funding Announced

30 July 2008 - Organics industry umbrella body Organics Aotearoa New Zealand is to receive $1.04 million in government funding over the next three years to help it become self-funding, Economic Development Minister Pete Hodgson announced today.

Power: Labour Caves In Over Real Estate Agents Bill

30 July 2008 - The Labour Government has caved in over many of its proposed changes to the Real Estate Agents Bill, says National's Justice spokesman, Simon Power.

"Associate Justice Minister Clayton Cosgrove has folded on this bill.

Cullen & Dunne: Kiwisaver Breaks Through 750,000 Mark

30 July 2008 - The number of New Zealanders saving for their future through KiwiSaver has broken through the three-quarters of a million mark, Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.