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Tolley: Commissioner Appointed To Otepopo School

Tolley: Commissioner Appointed To Otepopo School

12 March 2008 - Education Minister Anne Tolley announced today that she had dissolved the board of trustees of Otepopo School in North Otago and directed the Secretary of Education to appoint a commissioner to replace the board.

Fenton: National's Dumping Of Bill Another Blow For Low Paid Workers

Fenton: National's Dumping Of Bill Another Blow For Low Paid Workers

Associate Labour spokesperson Darien Fenton says that Minister of Labour Kate Wilkinson's decision to discharge the Employment Relations Amendment Bill (No 3) which would have brought protections to casual, temporary and labour hire workers is yet another blow for low paid vulnerable workers und

Heatley: Whangarei Benefits In $41 Million Schools Spend

Heatley: Whangarei Benefits In $41 Million Schools Spend

12 March 2009 - Whangarei MP Phil Heatley has today welcomed news that three local schools will receive significant upgrades thanks to the Government's infrastructure package.

Hodgson: Defence Force Recruitment

Hodgson: Defence Force Recruitment

12 March 2009 - Recruitment into the New Zealand Defence Force is about to come to a grinding halt because they have run out of money, according to Labour's Defence spokesperson, Pete Hodgson.

Family First: CYF Complaints Authority Fails Miserably

Family First: CYF Complaints Authority Fails Miserably

12 March 2009 - Family First NZ says that figures obtained from the Ministry of Social Development under the Official Information Act show that the CYF Complaints Authority is failing its job, that the Ministry has done virtually nothing to make people aware of its existence, and that CYF remains

Ryall: Clinical Leadership 'In Good Hands'

Ryall: Clinical Leadership 'In Good Hands'

Health Minister Tony Ryall has issued a significant document called 'In Good Hands' that will help District Health Boards introduce greater clinical leadership into the public health system.

Collins: Minister Presents Inaugural Corrections Officer Excellence Awards

Collins: Minister Presents Inaugural Corrections Officer Excellence Awards

Two graduates of the Department of Corrections' initial training course were today presented the inaugural Minister's Excellence Awards by Corrections Minister Judith Collins.

Tolley: $41 Million For School Buildings

Tolley: $41 Million For School Buildings

Eighty-one schools around the country would get new or expanded buildings through the first allocation of property funding to schools under the government's recently announced infrastructure package, Education Minister Anne Tolley announced today.

Power: Curtin Resigns As Commerce Commission Deputy Chair

Power: Curtin Resigns As Commerce Commission Deputy Chair

Commerce Minister Simon Power has accepted the resignation of Donal Curtin from the position of Deputy Chair of the Commerce Commission.

Power: New Zealand's Safeguard Regime To Be Strengthened

Power: New Zealand's Safeguard Regime To Be Strengthened

A bill that significantly overhauls New Zealand's regime for imposing 'safeguard measures' on imported goods received its first reading in Parliament last night, Commerce Minister Simon Power said.