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Shocking Electricity Rip Off Continues

 Shocking Electricity Rip Off Continues


The Alliance Party says electricity generators have been given a license to print money as freezing winter weather pushes up peoples power bills.

Wong: It's Time To Put The Abysmal Record Behind Us

Wong: It's Time To Put The Abysmal Record Behind Us

21 May 2009 - Women's Affairs Minister Pansy Wong says the launch of tonight's Women On Boards business case is an example of government and business working together to boost gender diversity in Kiwi boardrooms.

Carter: Hotline Boosts International Emergency Links

Carter: Hotline Boosts International Emergency Links

21 May 2009 - Civil Defence Minister John Carter has welcomed the formalisation of a civil defence 'hotline' that strengthens links between New Zealand and Australian emergency management agencies.

Brownlee: Report Raises Serious And Legitimate Concerns

21 May 2009 - Energy and Resources Minister, Gerry Brownlee, says he's very concerned by the findings in the Commerce Commission investigation into the New Zealand electricity market.

Tolley: Excellent Response To Trades Academies

Tolley: Excellent Response To Trades Academies

21 May 2009 - Education Minister, Anne Tolley, is delighted by the interest that's been shown in the government's aim to establish a minimum of five Trades Academies across the country.

Power: Victims Of Crime To Benefit From $50 Offender Levy

Power: Victims Of Crime To Benefit From $50 Offender Levy

21 May 2009 - The Budget next week will provide $2.3 million for the first step in the Government's policy to put victims at the centre of the justice system - the establishment of the offender levy.

Finlayson: Dr John Wood Welcomed As Treaty Negotiator

Finlayson: Dr John Wood Welcomed As Treaty Negotiator

20 May 2009 - Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson today welcomed the appointment of former senior diplomat John Wood as the Crown's lead negotiator in talks with Wanganui iwi around the settlement of historical claims.

Key: Auckland Convention Centre Gets $250,000 Kick Start

Key: Auckland Convention Centre Gets $250,000 Kick Start

21 May 2009 - Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key, has announced the Government will contribute a quarter of a million dollars to conduct a feasibility study into the development of an international conference centre in Auckland that will cater for up to 4,000 people.

Greens: Norman Urges ARC To Stand Up Against Beehive Dinosaurs

Greens: Norman Urges ARC To Stand Up Against Beehive Dinosaurs

21 May 2009 - Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman urged the Auckland Regional Council to stand up for itself when he presented his submission today on the ARC's long term council community plan.

Government Sidelines Rodney Hide On Super City

Government Sidelines Rodney Hide On Super City

Associate Local Government Minister John Carter has today confirmed Labour's view that the Government believes Rodney Hide has mishandled the Super City reforms, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.