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Tolley: Release Of Maori Education Report

Tolley: Release Of Maori Education Report

11 February 2009 - Education Minister Anne Tolley today released Ngā Haeata Mātauranga - the Annual Report on Māori Education, 2007/08.

Greens: Two Steps Forward For National, One Back

Greens: Two Steps Forward For National, One Back

11 February 2009 - The Green Party has welcomed two planks in the Government's infrastructure package but says National has broken a recent promise on public transport.

Hawkins: Timid Adoption Of Labour's Housing Plans - Minus $1 Billion Fund!

Hawkins: Timid Adoption Of Labour's Housing Plans - Minus $1 Billion Fund!

11 February 2009 - National's decision to fast-track state housing construction work is a timid reflection of the economic stimulus initiatives outlined by Labour last year - except it's dumped the major $1 billion home insulation plan, says Labour housing spokesman George Hawkins.

Power: Accounting Standards Review Board Chairman Named

Power: Accounting Standards Review Board Chairman Named

Commerce Minister Simon Power today announced the appointment of Kevin Simpkins as the new chairman of the Accounting Standards Review Board (ASRB).

Mapp: New Chair For Marsden Fund Council

Mapp: New Chair For Marsden Fund Council

Professor Peter Hunter of the University of Auckland has been appointed Chair of the Marsden Fund Council.

Announcing the appointment, Minister of Research, Science and Technology Wayne Mapp said he is delighted to be able to appoint someone of Professor Hunter's standing to the role.

Prime Minister Welcomes Treaty Agreements

Prime Minister Welcomes Treaty Agreements

Prime Minister John Key says the signing of letters of agreement today between the Crown and three iwi groupings shows the National-led Government's commitment to accelerating the momentum to settle outstanding Treaty claims.

Tolley: Jobs & Growth: School Projects Fast-Tracked

Tolley: Jobs & Growth: School Projects Fast-Tracked

New schools will be built and refurbishments brought forward under a $216.7 million boost to education in the Government's Jobs and Growth Plan.

Key: Timor-Leste President Ramos-Horta To Visit

Key: Timor-Leste President Ramos-Horta To Visit

10 February 2009 - Timor-Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta will visit New Zealand between 15 and 17 February, Prime Minister John Key announced today.

Mallard: Come On Kate, Do Your Job And Come Clean

Mallard: Come On Kate, Do Your Job And Come Clean

10 February 2009 - Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson's refusal to give straight answers to any questions in the House today was a staggering performance for a minister, says Opposition Labour spokesman Trevor Mallard.

Libertarianz: Hand-Wringing Wetness Won't Aid Economic Recovery

Libertarianz: Hand-Wringing Wetness Won't Aid Economic Recovery

10 FEBRUARY 2009 - Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath flayed Prime Minister John Key over yesterday's decision by the government to force employers to pay an increased minimum wage, regardless of employee productivity, during a time of economic recession.