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McCully: McCully Names New Ambassador To Moscow

McCully: McCully Names New Ambassador To Moscow

19 March 2009 - New Zealand's next Ambassador to Russia will be career diplomat Ian Hill, Foreign Minister Murray McCully announced today.

Mr Hill will also be accredited to Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Goff: John Key's Guilt Trip

Goff: John Key's Guilt Trip

19 March 2009 - John Key's call for higher income earners to give their April 1 tax cuts to charity is an admission that National's tax package is not fair to the lower paid and is bad economics, Labour Leader Phil Goff said today.

Joyce: First Roads Of National Significance Identified

Joyce: First Roads Of National Significance Identified

19 March 2009 - The government has today announced the first seven Roads of National Significance, which have been singled out as essential routes that require priority treatment.

They are from north to south:

Collins: Minister Opens New Franz Josef Police Station

Collins: Minister Opens New Franz Josef Police Station

19 March 2009 - Tourists, adventurers and the residents of South Westland will all benefit from the new $270,000 Franz Josef police station, which was opened by Police Minister Judith Collins today.

Tolley: First Te Reo Curriculum Launched

Tolley: First Te Reo Curriculum Launched

19 March 2008 - Education Minister Anne Tolley marked the fruition of 25 years' work today when she launched the Te Reo Curriculum Guidelines at Taurua Marae in Rotorua.

Brownlee: Jump In Renewable Electricity

Brownlee: Jump In Renewable Electricity

19 March 2009 - New geothermal plants, increased levels of wind generation, and a return to normal hydro lake levels has seen a big jump in renewable electricity generation.

Greens: Another Attack On Keeping Our Children Safe From Violence

Greens: Another Attack On Keeping Our Children Safe From Violence

19 March 2009 - Yet another smokescreen has emerged to obscure the simple message that New Zealand children deserve to live free of violence.

Collins: Minister Salutes Community Involvement In Prison

Collins: Minister Salutes Community Involvement In Prison

Prisons play an important part in the community, and the communities play an important part in prisons, Corrections Minister Judith Collins told the inaugural open day at Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility (ARWCF) today.

Sharples: Minister Appoints Taskforce On Maori Economy

Sharples: Minister Appoints Taskforce On Maori Economy

The Minister of Maori Affairs, Dr Pita Sharples, has asked seven iwi and business leaders to head a Taskforce on how Maori can avoid the worst impacts of the recession, and strengthen the Maori economy in the longer term.

Heatley: Fisheries 2030 Project Takes Next Step

Heatley: Fisheries 2030 Project Takes Next Step

The Minister of Fisheries, Phil Heatley, has announced the next stage of Fisheries 2030, a review to establish clear direction and actions necessary to unlock the future economic potential of New Zealand's fishing sector.