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Family First: 83% Still Want Smacking Law Fixed - Poll

Family First: 83% Still Want Smacking Law Fixed - Poll

18 March 2009 - Almost two years after the passing of the controversial anti-smacking law, more than 80% of NZ'ers still want the law changed and 77% say that the law won't have any effect on our unacceptable child abuse rate.

Te Heu Heu: Polyfest Attracts Prestige And Glory

Te Heu Heu: Polyfest Attracts Prestige And Glory

Pacific Island Affairs Minister Georgina te Heuheu will join thousands of school children for the opening of Polyfest at the Manukau Sportsbowl tomorrow morning.

Goff: Labour Launches Campaign For Warmer Homes, Green Jobs

Goff: Labour Launches Campaign For Warmer Homes, Green Jobs

Labour Leader Phil Goff today launched a Labour campaign calling for the creation of a comprehensive insulation programme to help families make their homes warmer, drier and healthier.

Davis: Harawira's Support Of Attack On Pm Is Appalling

Davis: Harawira's Support Of Attack On Pm Is Appalling

17 March 2009 - Hone Harawira's attempt to defend the attack on Prime Minister John Key by his nephews is appalling and raises serious questions about his conduct as an MP and the type of role model he is to our rangatahi, says Labour MP Kelvin Davis.

English: Government To Simplify Foreign Investment Rules

English: Government To Simplify Foreign Investment Rules

17 March 2009 - The government is reviewing overseas investment rules to make foreign investment in New Zealand simpler and more attractive, while at the same time protecting sensitive land, assets and resources.

Ardern: Minister Must Explain Position On Ministry Of Youth Development

Ardern: Minister Must Explain Position On Ministry Of Youth Development

17 March 2009 - The Minister of Youth Affairs needs to explain whether she shares the view of National's coalition partner, after ACT called for the Ministry of Youth Development to be axed, Labour's Youth Affairs spokesperson Jacinda Ardern says.

Robertson: Government's Real Razor Gang Agenda Exposed

Robertson: Government's Real Razor Gang Agenda Exposed

17 March 2009 - Revelations the Government has asked public sector heads to look for cost savings of up to 10 per cent is confirmation it is intent on significantly reducing public services for New Zealanders, says Labour state services spokesman Grant Robertson.

Key: Tourism Gets Urgent $2.5 Million Boost To Lure Aussies

Key: Tourism Gets Urgent $2.5 Million Boost To Lure Aussies

17 March 2008 - Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, John Key, is giving Tourism New Zealand an additional $2.5 million immediately to boost tourism promotion in Australia.

Power: Berry Recommended As Commerce Commission Chair

Power: Berry Recommended As Commerce Commission Chair

The Minister of Commerce, Simon Power, said today he will recommend to the Governor-General that Dr Mark Berry be appointed as the new Chair of the Commerce Commission.

Wilkinson To Visit Canberra

Wilkinson To Visit Canberra

Minister Kate Wilkinson will meet Australian Ministers and senior government officials when she visits Canberra this week.