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Parker: Deputy State Services Commissioner: Temporary Appointment

1 July 2008 - State Services Minister David Parker today announced the appointment of John Ombler to the position of Deputy State Services Commissioner. He will hold the position from 1 July 2008 to 31 March 2009.

Mallard: Glass Recycling Message Spread Through Rap

1 July 2008 - School children are teaming up with music star Che Fu to spread the word about recycling glass through rap, Environment Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

Brownlee: Parker Muddies Waters On Likely Power Hikes

Brownlee: Parker Muddies Waters On Likely Power Hikes

1 July 2008 - National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee says David Parker has thrown into doubt his own assurances about rising power prises linked to the current electricity shortages.

Anderton: Fairfax Ignores Regional New Zealand's Strength

Anderton: Fairfax Ignores Regional New Zealand's Strength

1 July 2008 - Ongoing cuts to regional media are worrying Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton.

He said the resources of regional media are being cut back at a time when regional economies are recovering strongly.

O'connor: New Health Support Service Now Running In Paritutu

1 July 2008 - A new health support service for people historically exposed to dioxin from the former Ivon Watkins Dow factory in Paritutu, New Plymouth became available today.

Cullen: Kiwisaver Surges Past 700,000 One Year On

KiwiSaver celebrates its first birthday in style today with confirmation that more than 700,000 New Zealanders are saving for their retirement through the scheme, Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.

Kedgley: Council Takes Commuters For A Ride

Green Party MP Sue Kedgley says she is shocked to learn that Wellington children will no longer have a reduced fare in the central city, and that some train fares are to increase by over 30 dollars a month.

Cosgrove: Wellington Regional Settlement Strategy Launched

Cosgrove: Wellington Regional Settlement Strategy Launched

30 June 2008 - Attracting and retaining skilled migrants is the key to the future growth and prosperity of the Wellington region said the Immigration Minister Clayton Cosgrove regarding the launch of the region's first settlement strategy today.

Hodgson: Media And Science Unite In New Centre

30 June 2008 - An open and strong relationship between the media and science is important for New Zealand to benefit from both public and private investment in the science system, Minister of Research, Science and Technology, Pete Hodgson said today.

Cosgrove: National's Sports Policy Simplistic And Out Of Touch

30 June 2008 - National Party leader John Key's simplistic view of grassroots sport in New Zealand clearly shows he is out of touch with both the challenges facing the sector and the solid work being done, said the Sport and Recreation Minister Clayton Cosgrove.