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Tolley: New Scheme Helps Schools Recruit

Tolley: New Scheme Helps Schools Recruit

23 February 2009 - The National -led government's response to Labour's legacy of teacher shortages was announced today by Education Minister Anne Tolley.

Carter: Vet Scheme Will Benefit Rural Communities

23 February 2009 - A scheme rewarding new vet graduates who choose to work in understaffed rural areas will benefit the practices they work at, and rural communities, says Agriculture Minister David Carter.

Worth: Commemoration Of 60th Anniversary Of NZ Citizenship

Worth: Commemoration Of 60th Anniversary Of NZ Citizenship

23 February 2009 - People from all walks of life - ranging from new migrants to eminent Kiwis - will today mark the 60th anniversary of New Zealand citizenship.

Wilkinson: Imported Ingredient Contaminated With Melamine Found In NZ

Wilkinson: Imported Ingredient Contaminated With Melamine Found In NZ

21 February 2009 - Melamine has been detected in an imported ingredient used to fortify food with iron in New Zealand, but consumers are not at any risk, says Minister for Food Safety Kate Wilkinson.

Groser: New Zealand And India Agree To Commence FTA Negotiations

Groser: New Zealand And India Agree To Commence FTA Negotiations

21 February 2009 - Trade Minister Tim Groser and his Indian counterpart, Kamal Nath, today agreed that New Zealand and India will launch bilateral Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

MPs Pay Tribute To 28th Maori Battalion Veterans

MPs Pay Tribute To 28th Maori Battalion Veterans

20 FEB 2009 - Labour leader Phil Goff and Maori Affairs spokesman Parekura Horomia today paid tribute to members of the 28th Maori Battalion who gathered at Putiki Marae for their annual reunion.

Prime Minister To Visit Australia

Prime Minister To Visit Australia

20 FEB 2009 - Prime Minister John Key will hold formal talks with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in Sydney at the start of March.

Mr Key will leave New Zealand on Sunday afternoon, 1 March, and return on Monday night, 2 March.

Groser: WTO Director-General To Visit New Zealand

Groser: WTO Director-General To Visit New Zealand

20 February 2009 - Trade Minister Tim Groser today announced Pascal Lamy, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), will be visiting New Zealand for a series of meetings in early March.

Ryall: Comment On Retirement Of Waikato DHB Chair

Ryall: Comment On Retirement Of Waikato DHB Chair

20 February 2009 - Health Minister Tony Ryall has thanked outgoing Waikato DHB chair Jerry Rickman for his contribution to the public health service.

English: Government's Monetary Policy Review Response

English: Government's Monetary Policy Review Response

20 February 2009 - The Government has today issued its response to the Finance and Expenditure Committee's report on the future monetary policy framework.