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Chauvel: Labour Wishes Climate Change Negotiators Well

Chauvel: Labour Wishes Climate Change Negotiators Well

31 March 2009 - Labour wishes New Zealand negotiators well for the next round of international climate change negotiations, but does not underestimate the challenges they face, says Labour Climate Change Issues Spokesperson Charles Chauvel.

Joyce: Govt Releases Broadband Investment Proposal

Joyce: Govt Releases Broadband Investment Proposal

31 March 2009 - Communications and Information Technology Minister Steven Joyce is seeking feedback on the government's proposed model for investment in ultra fast broadband.

Street: New Zealand Trade And Enterprise Decision Ridiculous

Street: New Zealand Trade And Enterprise Decision Ridiculous

31 March 2009 - New Zealand exporters should be extremely worried by the Government's decision to include New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in a cap on public servants, says Labour Trade spokesperson Maryan Street.

Williamson: Landlords Warned About New 'P' Trend

Williamson: Landlords Warned About New 'P' Trend

Customs Minister Maurice Williamson says increasingly 'P' makers are using vacant rental properties as drop-off and pick-up points for illegally imported precursor ingredients.

New Zealand Wins Bid To Host American Travel Writers' Convention

New Zealand Wins Bid To Host American Travel Writers' Convention

27 March 2009 - Winning the bid to host America's top travel writers for their annual conference in 2011 is a coup for New Zealand tourism, Associate Minister of Tourism Dr Jonathan Coleman announced today.

Ryall: Enrolled Nurses On The Agenda

Ryall: Enrolled Nurses On The Agenda

The new Government has asked the Nursing Council to work with District Health Boards and the Ministry of Health to expand the role and training of enrolled nurses in New Zealand.

This fulfils a pre-election commitment by the National Party.

Next Round Of UN Climate Change Negotiations To Begin In Bonn

Next Round Of UN Climate Change Negotiations To Begin In Bonn

New Zealand will join the next round of United Nations negotiations on a future international climate change agreement in Bonn, Germany, from 29 March to 8 April, says Minister for Climate Change Issues, Nick Smith and Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues, Tim Groser.

Goff: Law Change On Top Public Pay Makes Sense

Goff: Law Change On Top Public Pay Makes Sense

Labour Leader Phil Goff today renewed his call for a law change giving the Remuneration Authority the power to take economic conditions affecting wage movements of all New Zealanders into account when determining salaries of those in public office.

Key: Govt Congratulates Helen Clark On Top UN Role

Key: Govt Congratulates Helen Clark On Top UN Role

Prime Minister John Key today congratulated Helen Clark on being named the preferred candidate to run the United Nations Development Programme.

"I am delighted that the UN has announced she is the preferred candidate for the job," says Mr Key.

Helen Clark Gets Top Un Position

Helen Clark Gets Top Un Position

Wellington, March 27 NZPA - Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has been chosen as the new head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has picked Miss Clark to succeed Kemal Dervis, Ban's spokeswoman said.