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Greens: Cycleway An Idea Too Good To Leave Unfunded

Greens: Cycleway An Idea Too Good To Leave Unfunded

6 April 2009 - Money that could otherwise fund the Prime Minister's national cycleway looks set to go to roads if Bill English's comments on TVNZ's Q&A programme on Sunday are anything to go by.

Mapp: New Defence Chiefs Appointed

Mapp: New Defence Chiefs Appointed

6 April 2009 - Defence Minister Wayne Mapp has announced the appointment of new Chiefs of Navy and Army.

Commodore Tony Parr has been appointed Chief of Navy and Major General Rhys Jones the Chief of Army, both effective 1 May.

Hot Air Drives Crime

Hot Air Drives Crime

"The 'Drivers of Crime' talk fest held on Friday produced no surprises. Once again our bureaucrats have produced a rambling of predictable, ineffective hot air," said Peter Osborne, Libertarianz Social Welfare Spokesman, today.

Tolley: Consultation Dates On National Standards

Tolley: Consultation Dates On National Standards

An extensive programme of public consultation on the shape of National Standards for primary and intermediate schools will get underway next month.

McCully: Government Condemns North Korean Missile Launch

McCully: Government Condemns North Korean Missile Launch

The New Zealand government today codemned North Korea's satellite launch, which defied strong and widespread international opposition.

Q+A Panel Discussion With Mike Moore and Fran O'Sullivan

Q+A Panel Discussion With Mike Moore and Fran O'Sullivan

The Panel Discussion has been transcribed below.  The full length video interview with Bill English and Helen Clark & Peter Davis and ‘The week that was’ with Paul Holmes, Therese Arseneau, Mike Moore and Fran O’Sullivan can be seen on tvnz.co.nz at:

Local Voices Must Not Be Lost "In The Rush"

Local Voices Must Not Be Lost "In The Rush"

5 April 2009 - Opposition Leader Phil Goff has called on the Government not to rush implementation of the Royal Commission's proposals for Auckland, saying there are problems with local democracy that need more thought.

Huo: Asian Community Delighted At Helen Clark's Appointment

Huo: Asian Community Delighted At Helen Clark's Appointment

The Chinese and other Asian communities are delighted at the appointment of former Labour Prime Minister Helen Clark to the third most powerful role in the United Nations as Administrator for the UN Development Programme, says Chinese-born Labour MP Raymond Huo.

Labour Endorses Green Party Healthy Food Petition

Labour Endorses Green Party Healthy Food Petition

Labour’s Education Spokesperson Chris Carter today joined Green MP Sue Kedgley at the launch of her petition seeking to overturn the National Government’s decision to no longer require schools to promote and sell only healthy food options.

The Government Must Play Its Part In Restoring Trust In The Financial System

The Government Must Play Its Part In Restoring Trust In The Financial System

Labour Leader Phil Goff today welcomed a commitment from the G20 country leaders to rebuild trust in the global financial system, but said the National Government must also play its part.