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Goff: Cashing In Annual Leave Contradicts Goal Of 9 Day Fortnight

Goff: Cashing In Annual Leave Contradicts Goal Of 9 Day Fortnight

23 March 2009 - Placing employees in a position where they can be pressured to cash in their fourth week of annual leave totally contradicts moves in the opposite direction with the much touted 9 day fortnight, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.

Greens: Govt Plans To Sink TVNZ In Unchartered Waters

Greens: Govt Plans To Sink TVNZ In Unchartered Waters

23 March 2009 - Giving $15 million dollars of TVNZ's Charter funding to NZ on Air and then doing away with TVNZ's Charter itself makes no sense - unless the government's real agenda is to ready TVNZ for sale, said Green Party Broadcasting Spokesperson Sue Kedgley.

Tolley: Voluntary Repayment Bonus Exceeds Promise

Tolley: Voluntary Repayment Bonus Exceeds Promise

23 March 2009 - Student loan borrowers will qualify for a voluntary repayment bonus whether they are based in New Zealand or overseas, Tertiary Education Minister Anne Tolley announced today.

One In Five New Zealanders Drinking 'At Risk' Water

One In Five New Zealanders Drinking 'At Risk' Water

23 March 2009 - Drinking water standards, which if implemented would protect the one in five New Zealanders who still drink at-risk water, are being reviewed by the Government.

Greens: Holiday Buy Back Threatens Workplace & Family Wellbeing

Greens: Holiday Buy Back Threatens Workplace & Family Wellbeing

23 March 2009 - National's plan allowing employers to buy back workers' holidays undermines workplace productivity and threatens the wellbeing of workers and their families.

Power: Progress On Trans-tasman Legal Reforms

Power: Progress On Trans-tasman Legal Reforms

New Zealand Minister of Justice Simon Power and Australian Attorney-General Robert McClelland this week met in Canberra to progress a range of measures aimed at harmonising trans-Tasman legal arrangements.

Groser: New Home For Kiwi In The Hauraki Gulf

Groser: New Home For Kiwi In The Hauraki Gulf

Up to ten little spotted kiwi will have a new home in the Hauraki Gulf on Saturday when they are released on Motuihe Island, says Conservation Minister Tim Groser.

King: Government Snubs Mayors Taskforce For Jobs

King: Government Snubs Mayors Taskforce For Jobs

20 March 2009 - Paula Bennett must explain why she is snubbing the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs while at the same time claiming the Government wants to listen to ideas from the regions about generating jobs, says Labour's Social Development Spokesperson Annette King.

Greens: National Wastes Opportunity To Reduce Waste

Greens: National Wastes Opportunity To Reduce Waste

20 March 2009 - The Government wants to dump meaningful waste reduction targets as well as crucial recycling programmes.

Maori Party: New Zealand's 2008 HIV Statistics Alarming Says Tariana Turia

Maori Party: New Zealand's 2008 HIV Statistics Alarming Says Tariana Turia

20 March 2009 - The latest annual HIV statistics report shows that 184 people were diagnosed with HIV infection last year, the highest number of diagnoses ever in New Zealand.