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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.

Joyce: $1 Billion More For State Highways

Joyce: $1 Billion More For State Highways

As part of the government's Jobs and Growth plan, Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Steven Joyce have today announced almost a billion dollars of additional investment in the state highway network over the next three years.

Key: Transport Funding Realigned And Increased

Prime Minister John Key and Transport Minister Steven Joyce are today outlining government plans for simpler, more efficient funding of New Zealand's transport system.

Joyce: Government Committed To Auckland Rail Electrification

Joyce: Government Committed To Auckland Rail Electrification

Transport Minister Steven Joyce has today confirmed the government's commitment to the electrification of Auckland rail, which was to have been funded through the regional fuel tax.

Joyce: Regional Fuel Taxes Replaced

Transport Minister Steven Joyce says the government will not proceed with regional fuel taxes, which are an "expensive and inefficient" means of collecting revenue.

Regional Fuel Taxes will be partially replaced by smaller increases in national fuel taxes.

McCully: McCully To Visit Cook Islands

McCully: McCully To Visit Cook Islands

16 March 2009 - Foreign Minister Murray McCully will meet Prime Minister Jim Marurai, senior ministers, and business leaders during a three-day visit to the Cook Islands starting on Wednesday.

Maori Party: Health Reports Make Grim Reading

16 March 2009 - The grief of a sudden, untimely death will never be forgotten.

Associate Minister of Health, Hon Tariana Turia, describes two reports released at the end of last week as grim reading for those concerned about Maori health.