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Curran: National's Broadband Roll Out Will Be Ultra-Slow

Curran: National's Broadband Roll Out Will Be Ultra-Slow

February 12, 2009

Smith: Government Welcomes Progress To Protect Lake Taupo

Smith: Government Welcomes Progress To Protect Lake Taupo

12 February 2009 - Minister for the Environment Nick Smith today welcomed a deal by the Lake Taupo Protection Trust to convert more than 930 hectares of farmland into forestry.

Te Heuheu: 300 Pacific People Expected At Mangere Community Gathering

Te Heuheu: 300 Pacific People Expected At Mangere Community Gathering

12 February 2009 - Three hundred people from Auckland's seven main Pacific ethnicities are expected in Mangere tonight to meet Pacific Island Affairs Minister Georgina te Heuheu.

Power: Bill Repealing EFA Introduced To Parliament

Power: Bill Repealing EFA Introduced To Parliament

12 February 2009 - A bill that repeals the Electoral Finance Act (EFA) was introduced to Parliament today by Justice Minister Simon Power.

Smith & Carter: Submissions On Draft ETS Forestry Allocation Plan Extended

Smith & Carter: Submissions On Draft ETS Forestry Allocation Plan Extended

12 February 2009 - The Minister for Climate Change Issues Nick Smith and the Minister of Forestry David Carter today announced an extension to the closing date for submissions on the draft forestry allocation plan under the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme.

Cunliffe: National's Economic Plan - Copy And Paste

Cunliffe: National's Economic Plan - Copy And Paste

12 February 2009 - Deputy Prime Minister Bill English has confirmed that National is bereft of fresh ideas for dealing with the economic downturn, Labour Finance spokesman David Cunliffe said today.

Heatley: Labour In La-La Land Over House Numbers

Heatley: Labour In La-La Land Over House Numbers

12 February 2009 - Housing Minister Phil Heatley says the public should be under no illusion whatsoever about who is dealing in smoke and mirrors when it comes to state house numbers: it's Labour.

Greens: No Justice At All In RMA Changes

Greens: No Justice At All In RMA Changes

12 February 2009 - Changes to the Resource Management Act (RMA) mean that the wealthy developer and the little Kiwi battler are in a David and Goliath situation - except the Kiwi battler no longer has a sling, said Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman today.

Hughes, Carter & Hawkins: Stop Being So Shifty Bill

12 February 2009 - Finance Minister Bill English should be more upfront with the public about why the Government's infrastructure package announced yesterday was so timid, Labour spokespeople on Housing, Transport and Education said today.

Hawkins: Infrastructure 'Smoke And Mirrors' Game Confirmed

Hawkins: Infrastructure 'Smoke And Mirrors' Game Confirmed

12 February 2009 - Housing Minister Phil Heatley must explain why he told the public he was increasing the number of state houses being built this year to 519, when Housing New Zealand was appropriated the money to build 650 homes, says housing spokesman George Hawkins.