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Bennett: Benefits, Student Allowances, NZ Super And War Pensions To Increase

Bennett: Benefits, Student Allowances, NZ Super And War Pensions To Increase

23 February 2009 - Superannuitants, students, and people on war pensions and benefits will receive increases of between $4 and $13 each week from 1 April 2009, the Minister of Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett has announced.

Robertson: What About New Zealanders, Mr English?

Robertson: What About New Zealanders, Mr English?

23 February 2009 - Bill English needs to front up and tell New Zealanders which essential services they will now have to do without, Labour's spokesperson on State Services Grant Robertson said today.

Collins: War Pensions And Allowances To Increase

Collins: War Pensions And Allowances To Increase

23 February 2009 - All War Disablement Pensions and allowances available to assist veterans will increase from 1 April as part of the annual cost of living adjustment, the Minister of Veterans' Affairs Judith Collins announced today.

Dyson: Minister Needs To Support Clinical Improvements

Dyson: Minister Needs To Support Clinical Improvements

23 February 2009 - Minister of Health Tony Ryall needs to ensure all appropriate resources are being put into helping DHBs improve health outcomes, Labour Health spokesperson Ruth Dyson said.

Greens: Medical Mishap Reporting Should Include Aged Care

23 February 2009 - Green Party MP Sue Kedgley is calling for the reporting of medical mishaps in the health system to be extended to cover aged care homes.

Ryall: Serious And Sentinel Event Report Essential For Improving Quality In Frontline Health Services

23 February 2009 - "Openly disclosing preventable incidents in our hospitals is essential if we are to improve quality in frontline health services," says Health Minister Tony Ryall," commenting on today's second annual Serious and Sentinel Events Report from the Quality Improvement Committee an

Greens: Tell The Public If Melamine Is Currently For Sale

Greens: Tell The Public If Melamine Is Currently For Sale

23 February 2009 - The New Zealand public deserves to know if any products contaminated by melamine are currently on supermarket shelves, said Green MP Sue Kedgley.

Goff: Fitzsimons' Contribution Considerable

Goff: Fitzsimons' Contribution Considerable

23 February 2009 - Jeanette Fitzsimons' contribution to New Zealand politics has been considerable and will be acknowledged both for her strong and enduring voice on "green" politics and for the integrity with which she acted, says Labour leader Phil Goff.

Family First: Govt Should Save $8m On Smacking Referendum

23 February 2009 - Family First NZ says that the government should save the taxpayer $8 million on a postal referendum and simply fix the anti-smacking law now.

Key: PM Marks Fitzsimons' Decision To Step Down

Key: PM Marks Fitzsimons' Decision To Step Down

23 February 2009 - Prime Minister John Key today paid tribute to Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons, who has decided to step down from her leadership role after 14 years at the helm.