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Key: Restart To Help People Made Redundant

15 December 2008 - Prime Minister John Key today announced National has fulfilled its commitment to introduce extra measures to help those New Zealanders unfortunate enough to be made redundant in these difficult economic times.

Ryall: Health Briefing For Incoming Minister Confirms Need For Change

15 December 2008 - The Health Minister, Hon Tony Ryall said his briefing from the Ministry of Health has confirmed the health system faces major challenges: increasing demand for health services with worsening finances and a workforce crisis.

Tolley: Delay Of Standards Review

15 December 2008 - Education Minister Anne Tolley today announced further consultation on the implementation of new NCEA standards.

Police Commissioner's Excuses Ring Hollow: Greens

Police Commissioner's Excuses Ring Hollow: Greens

Green MP Keith Locke says Police Commissioner Howard Broad's reasons for planting agents in protest groups only makes matters worse.

Smith: Minister Welcomes Insecticide Decision

Smith: Minister Welcomes Insecticide Decision

The decision by the Environmental Risk Management Authority to cease the use of the insecticide endosulfan reinforces the importance of an independent scientific system of assessment, says Environment Minister Nick Smith.

Fitzsimons: NZ Dragging The Chain On Climate Change

Fitzsimons: NZ Dragging The Chain On Climate Change

New Zealand could be a world leader on finding ways to feed the world without changing the climate, instead of dragging the chain as we have done at the Poznan climate negotiations, the Green Party says.

Collins: Police Minister Receives Assurance On Sigs

Collins: Police Minister Receives Assurance On Sigs

Police Minister Judith Collins today received an assurance from Police Commissioner Howard Broad that the Police were meeting their responsibilities regarding the operations of Special Investigation Groups (SIG).

Greens Welcome ERMA Decision On Endosulfan

Greens Welcome ERMA Decision On Endosulfan

Green Party MPs Sue Kedgley and Catherine Delahunty expressed delight at today's decision by ERMA to ban the highly toxic insecticide endosulfan, effective from January 16th.

Chauvel: Labour Welcomes European Commitment To Climate Change

Chauvel: Labour Welcomes European Commitment To Climate Change

14 December 2008 - The Labour Party has welcomed the announcement by European leaders of a sweeping new package of measures designed to tackle Climate Change, Labour spokesperson for Climate Change, Charles Chauvel said.

Carter: Labour Rejects Exams For 5 Year Olds.

Carter: Labour Rejects Exams For 5 Year Olds.

Labour will vote against the Education (National Standards) Amendment Bill when it is introduced into the House later this evening.