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1. Bullying leads to Auckland being stripped of ICU training

04 July 2015 10:17am | New Zealand Labour Party

Complaints of bullying and harassment by supervisors which have contributed to Auckland's critical care department losing its training accreditation are further evidence of the appalling culture at executive level, Labour's Health spokesperson Annette ..... More >>

2. New leaks show Pharmac loser in TPPA negotiation

02 July 2015 5:13pm | Green Party

New leaked documents from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) show that New Zealanders could lose access to affordable medication, said the Green Party today. .. More >>

3. New Auckland SHAs to deliver 1800 new homes

03 July 2015 2:41pm | New Zealand Government

Two new greenfield Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that will provide up to 1800 new homes in Auckland have been announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown. "These two latest Special Housing Areas at Glenbrook ..... More >>

4. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to visit

03 July 2015 11:08am | New Zealand Government

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall to visit New Zealand in November Prime Minister John Key welcomes today's announcement that the Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit New Zealand in November. This will be the second joint ..... More >>

5. Broadband failure sucks up more cash

03 July 2015 5:15pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Commerce Committee has blocked an inquiry into the $300 million rural broadband initiative (RBI) despite mounting evidence it's a massive policy failure and waste of money, says Labour's ICT spokesperson Clare Curran... More >>

6. More 'greenfields' SHAs a bad deal for Aucklanders

03 July 2015 4:24pm | Green Party

The Government's newly announced Special Housing Areas in Drury and Glenbrook will condemn thousands of Aucklanders to a life of "transport poverty", the Green Party said today... More >>

7. New EPA board appointments

02 July 2015 4:51pm | New Zealand Government

Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith today announced the reappointment of Dr Kevin Thompson as deputy chair of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) board and the appointment two new members, Dayle Hunia and Geoffrey Thompson, to the board... More >>

8. Minister encourages submissions on Māori land reform

03 July 2015 3:20pm | New Zealand Government

While the consultation hui on the exposure draft of the Ture Whenua Māori Bill have now been completed, there is still a month to go before submissions close on 7 August. .. More >>

9. Government Statement on Financial Capability announced

03 July 2015 5:27pm | New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced a Government Statement on Building Financial Capability in New Zealand, which supports New Zealanders getting ahead financially... More >>

10. Cash for charter schools, mould for state schools

01 July 2015 4:09pm | New Zealand Labour Party

At a time when state schools are struggling in old, cold, mouldy buildings and can barely make ends meet, the National Government is shovelling cash at charter schools which aren't even spending the funding on kids' education, Labour's Education ..... More >>

11. Turning the Warts of Auckland into a Jewel for Northland

09 March 2015 12:28pm | Rt Hon Winston Peters

This speech is being made in Whangarei because it concerns a Northland asset in this city... More >>

12. National urged not to take backwards step

01 July 2015 12:27pm | Green Party

The National Government shouldn't drag New Zealand backwards by replacing its climate friendly electric trains with carbon-polluting diesel trains, the Green Party said today... More >>

13. Guy: Speech to Federated Farmers 2015 Annual Conference

03 July 2015 10:49am | New Zealand Government

Good morning and thank you all for the opportunity to speak to your annual conference here this morning. .. More >>

14. Community groups told to expect more cuts

22 June 2015 3:31pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Community organisations will be worried following the Government's announcement of funding cuts in the sector, says Labour's Community and Voluntary sector spokesperson Poto Williams. "Speaking at a meeting in Christchurch today, Ministry for Social ..... More >>

15. NZ begins Presidency of UN Security Council

02 July 2015 8:18am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the start of New Zealand's month-long Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in New York. .. More >>

16. Report From New Zealand First Caucus

03 July 2015 10:04am | New Zealand First Party

As is the practice of New Zealand First following a General Election a vote is taken at an appropriate time for Caucus positions. The vote is always taken after MPs have had some time to familiarise themselves with both their roles and their colleagues.. More >>

17. Questions and Answers - July 2

02 July 2015 5:10pm | Office of the Clerk

1. Dr SHANE RETI (National-Whangarei) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the international economy and its effect on New Zealand's economy? .. More >>

18. Network for Learning board reappointments

03 July 2015 1:55pm | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the reappointment of all the directors of crown company Network for Learning (N4L) whose terms expire in 2015. "Having completed their first term, the inaugural board members have all been reappointed, ..... More >>

19. Easier, faster way to upgrade RealMe accounts

29 May 2015 10:15am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Internal Affairs Peter Dunne says thousands of New Zealand online passport renewal applicants now have an easy, fast way to get a RealMe verified identity and access a range of online services... More >>

20. Bad week for NZ economy gets worse

02 July 2015 7:58am | New Zealand Labour Party

The bad news for the New Zealand economy got worse this morning with the 8th successive drop in dairy prices at this morning's global dairy auction, again exposing the absence of any Plan B from the National Government, Labour's Finance spokesperson ..... More >>

21. Tracey Martin Congratulates New Deputy Leader

03 July 2015 10:09am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First MP Tracey Martin congratulates Ron Mark as he takes up his new role as New Zealand First's Deputy Leader. .. More >>

22. Further boost for New Zealand Cycle Trail

03 July 2015 10:40am | New Zealand Government

The Government is investing nearly $400,000 in six new projects to enhance and maintain the quality of the New Zealand Cycle Trail, Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism John Key announced today. .. More >>

23. Government must plan for rising sea levels

03 July 2015 11:10am | Green Party

The rebuild of Christchurch offers a unique opportunity to plan for more extreme weather events, and for rising sea levels caused by climate change," Green Party Christchurch spokesperson Eugenie Sage said today. Nearly 6000 properties in Christchurch ..... More >>

24. Care of Children Act - putting children first

30 June 2005 11:36am | New Zealand Government

The Care of Children Act 2004 brings in significant new legislation dealing with the Guardianship of children and resolution of disputes about arrangements for looking after the children... More >>

25. Nelson-Marlborough scallop season opens July 15

14 July 2008 1:29pm | New Zealand Government

The open season for recreational fishers to gather scallops in the Marlborough Sounds and Tasman and Golden Bays starts for the year on Tuesday 15 July... More >>

26. National to increase NZ's debt by $61 billion over 5 years

19 May 2013 10:49am | Green Party

Budget numbers reveal our national level of indebtedness will skyrocket by $61 billion over five years, which is an economic ticking time-bomb, says the Green Party. .. More >>

27. Questions and Answers - June 30

30 June 2015 5:50pm | Office of the Clerk

1. ANDREW BAYLY (National-Hunua) to the Minister of Finance : What Budget policies will soon take effect and help to distribute dividends from the growing economy to New Zealand families? .. More >>

28. Huge surplus shows Labour has gouged taxpayers

11 October 2006 1:29pm | New Zealand National Party

The greedy Labour-led Government should apologise for gouging New Zealand taxpayers following the announcement of an enormous $11.5 billion surplus, says National Party Finance spokesman John Key... More >>

29. New secondary tax rate announced

08 October 2008 4:53pm | New Zealand Government

Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today that the Cabinet yesterday agreed to a new, bottom secondary tax rate of 12.5 per cent... More >>

30. Reduced car levy details now available online

15 April 2015 4:02pm | New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye has welcomed the publication of details about risk rating, which will see car owners pay much lower and fairer levies from 1 July. .. More >>

31. Consultation begins on property bright-line test

29 June 2015 12:03pm | New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Todd McClay today welcomed the release of detailed design proposals for the new "bright-line" test, which will require income tax to be paid on gains from the sale of residential property bought and sold within two years... More >>

32. New Special Housing Areas for Tauranga

29 June 2015 1:41pm | New Zealand Government

New Special Housing Areas for Tauranga Two Special Housing Areas (SHAs) with the potential for 210 new homes in Tauranga were approved today by Cabinet, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced. "These two Special Housing Areas ..... More >>

33. Regeneration the focus of Chch governance

02 July 2015 12:58pm | New Zealand Government

The regeneration of Christchurch will be the city's focus for the next five years as local leadership progressively takes control of the rebuild, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says... More >>

34. Zero tolerance means no apologies for punishment

30 August 2005 2:34pm | ACT New Zealand

Fools in high places say that prison doesn't work. Yet they act as if they believe in punishment. Like us they try to do things that bring rewards and not to do things that hurt, or frustrate or cause shame... More >>

35. New mandatory timber chemicals toxic, says EU

16 March 2011 4:00pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour's Building and Construction spokesperson Phil Twyford is questioning whether the Government has properly considered possible health risks associated with its new mandatory timber treatment rules... More >>

36. RNZAF NH90's a Scandal

02 April 2015 1:48pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First believes the purchase of the Air Force's state-of-the-art NH90 helicopters verges on a scandal. .. More >>

37. Fact Sheet 3 - Changes to Working for Families

21 May 2015 3:53pm | New Zealand Government

o Low- to middle-income working families not on a benefit will get up to $12.50 a week more from Working for Families, depending on their income. .. More >>

38. Bridges of Northland on backburner

18 June 2015 12:38pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Transport Minister Simon Bridges today admitted no progress has been made towards his Northland by-election bribe of 10 new bridges and could only say they would be funded sometime in the next six years, Labour's transport spokesperson Phil Twyford ..... More >>

39. New Auckland maternal mental health service

26 June 2015 2:49pm | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman today officially opened a new maternal mental health respite and support service in Te Atatu South, Auckland. "Pregnancy and childbirth can be vulnerable times for women - at least 15 per cent will develop depression, ..... More >>

40. Speech: The Future of Global Trade

30 June 2015 11:36am | New Zealand Government

Address by the Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Trade and Minister of Climate Change Issues: US/NZ Partnership Forum, Auckland 30 June 2015 .. More >>

41. Four out of ten for Simon's Bridges

30 June 2015 3:20pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Transport Authority's decision to fund only four of the 10 bridges promised in National's shameless Northland by-election bribe is a huge embarrassment for Transport Minister Simon Bridges, Labour's Transport spokesperson Phil Twyford ..... More >>

42. MP delighted about Capital Connection announcement

30 June 2015 5:31pm | New Zealand National Party

Today KiwiRail announced that it will keep the Capital Connection running for the next three years following a funding contribution by Horizons Regional Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council... More >>

43. Free GP visits & prescriptions for under 13s

01 July 2015 12:48pm | New Zealand Government

From today all New Zealand children aged under 13 will be eligible to access free GP visits at any time of the day or night seven days a week, as well as free prescriptions. .. More >>

44. Minister Refuses to Guarantee Social Bonds

01 July 2015 7:26pm | New Zealand First Party

Fears that the social bonds experiment on the mentally ill will turn into a simple drive to make money were reinforced in Parliament today, says New Zealand First. .. More >>

45. Bleak Times for NZ as Dairy Prices Continue to Slide

02 July 2015 11:39am | New Zealand First Party

Bleak Times for NZ as Dairy Prices Continue to Slide The outlook for the New Zealand economy, as dairy prices took another huge tumble overnight, is bleak as New Zealand First has consistently warned. "On one hand we have an economy at a standstill ..... More >>

46. Dunne Speaks on Social Housing

03 July 2015 8:31am | Peter Dunne

The debate about social housing and the possible interest of a Queensland social service provider in purchasing around 400 Housing New Zealand properties is one such example. All sorts of outlandish claims are being made, most with little relation ..... More >>

47. Nikki's News: July 2015

03 July 2015 11:32am | Nikki Kaye

In this issue: Whanganui Floods - SuperGold Card - Cycleways package - School Developments in Auckland Central - Visits in the Electorate .. More >>

48. Local Government Amendment Bill - call for submissions

03 July 2015 12:55pm | New Zealand Government

Amendment Bill (No 3). The bill, currently before the Local Government and Environment Committee, would remedy a loophole in current legislation that permits candidates to serve as members on 2 or more Auckland local boards at the same time... More >>

49. More Elligible For Community Services Card

28 March 2000 11:53am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Annette King said today she was pleased more people will be able to access cheaper primary health services now the Cabinet had agreed to raise the threshold for eligibility for the Community Services Card... More >>

50. Corrections must act on love child case

21 April 2003 10:01am | New Zealand National Party

The Corrections Department must taken action against the prisoner who fathered a child with a prison officer while behind bars, says National's Corrections spokesman, Tony Ryall. "Prison bosses say they are powerless to act against the former ..... More >>

51. Mana Wahine: Mana Whanau

29 April 2005 11:17am | The Maori Party

Mana Wahine: Mana Whanau:Celebrating our Ordinariness. Address to Mana Wahine Dinner, Tatum Park, Manakau, 29 April 2005. Tariana Turia, Co-leader, Maori Party.. More >>

52. New coroners appointed

06 June 2007 4:35pm | New Zealand Government

Thirteen new coroners have been appointed under the new Coroners Act 2006, Attorney-General Michael Cullen announced today. The new coroners join Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean appointed in December last year... More >>

53. Three NZ-China research projects announced

21 April 2015 9:02am | New Zealand Government

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today opened the fourth New Zealand/China Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology Co-operation in Wellington by announcing three new joint research projects between the two countries. Sixty delegates ..... More >>

54. Corrections officers to get new body armour

01 May 2015 1:53pm | New Zealand Government

All frontline Corrections officers are to get new lightweight stab-resistant body armour, Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has announced. As part of the Corrections Staff Safety Programme, 3,500 stab-resistant vests are to be rolled out to all frontline ..... More >>

55. Last section of Western Corridor underway

13 May 2015 10:14am | New Zealand Government

Work on the last section of the Western Corridor in Christchurch is underway with the Transport Minister, Simon Bridges, turning the first sod of the $122 million project today. The new Western Belfast Bypass, a 5km section of highway, will help ..... More >>

56. New support for carers launched

17 June 2015 3:39pm | New Zealand Government

A new set of online resources will help carers look after their own needs, make time for themselves and stay connected, Senior Citizens Minister Maggie Barry says. .. More >>

57. Adams: Harmful Digital Communications Bill - Third Reading

26 June 2015 5:24pm | New Zealand Government

Mr Speaker, I move, That the Harmful Digital Communications Bill be now read a third time. .. More >>

58. Appointments to Conservation Boards made

28 June 2015 4:50pm | New Zealand National Party

Associate Conservation Minister Nicky Wagner today announced 41 appointments to the 14 Conservation Boards across New Zealand. "I want to congratulate each of the community representatives who are being appointed in 2015, particularly the 14 who ..... More >>

59. MoBIE largesse doesn't stop with TVs and hair-straighteners

29 June 2015 8:53am | New Zealand Labour Party

The number of MoBIE staff earning more than $150,000 has risen 23 per cent in just a year, Labour's Economic Development Spokesperson David Clark says. Documents obtained from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show there are ..... More >>

60. Big Station Sold to US Joint Venture

30 June 2015 8:24pm | New Zealand First Party

Another huge tract of Crown land has now gone into foreign hands, says New Zealand First... More >>

61. Home Safety Service rolled out nationwide

01 July 2015 10:05am | New Zealand Government

Up to 1000 victims of family violence will be better protected with the rollout of the National Home Safety Service, says Justice Minister Amy Adams. The National Collective of Independent Women's Refuges, which was awarded a three-year $3.6 million contract ..... More >>

62. NZ needs to stop funding Nauru's broken justice system

02 July 2015 11:39am | Green Party

The Green Party is joining calls from top legal academics in New Zealand for the Government to stop funding the justice sector in Nauru while their democracy and rule of law is failing... More >>

63. FairWay Resolution Ltd board reappointments

02 July 2015 5:16pm | New Zealand Government

ACC Minister Nikki Kaye today announced the reappointment of three directors to the board of crown company FairWay Resolution Limited. .. More >>

64. Minister to attend Tongan coronation

03 July 2015 10:16am | New Zealand Government

Pacific Peoples Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga will travel to Tonga today to attend the coronation of King Tupou VI. Mr Lotu-Iiga will attend the coronation in Nuku'alofa tomorrow as part of a New Zealand delegation that includes Governor-General Sir Jerry ..... More >>

65. NZ educators among the world's best

03 July 2015 11:06am | New Zealand Government

New Zealand's teaching profession is amongst the most highly trained, best qualified, and most experienced in the world, Education Minister Hekia Parata says. .. More >>

66. Evidence Amendment Bill - call for submissions

03 July 2015 1:04pm | Select Committee Office

The committee chairperson is calling for public submissions on the Evidence Amendment Bill. The bill, currently before the Justice and Electoral Committee, proposes to make a number of minor and technical amendments recommended by the Law Commission, ..... More >>

67. Winebox Speech From Ron Mark MP

20 August 1999 2:01pm | New Zealand First Party

It is a very significant day, not only because we have among us the Leader of New Zealand First, the Right Honourable Winston Peters, but also because the High court in Auckland will soon release its findings into what is commonly referred to as the ..... More >>

68. Children's Rights In The Media Speech - Minister

27 March 2000 4:57pm | New Zealand Government


69. Status Of TVNZ Needs To Be Resolved

12 February 2001 9:59am | New Zealand National Party

"Marian Hobbs' dawdling around the issue of whether Television New Zealand is to remain a State Owned Enterprise or become a Crown Entity could soon put TVNZ in breach of the SOE Act. Although, with the behaviour of the SOE over the last few ..... More >>

70. Govt Launches New 'Social Enterprises' Initiative

05 April 2001 11:12am | New Zealand Government

Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey today announced details of the first group of social enterprises to be funded under the Community Employment Organisations (CEOs) programme... More >>

71. Minister names Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs

19 April 2001 2:42pm | New Zealand Government

HEALTH Minister Annette King today named ten members of the new Expert Advisory Committee on Drugs that will streamline the process of classifying drugs... More >>

72. Judy Keall's Swansong Will Ruin Bars and Cafes

10 October 2001 10:04am | ACT New Zealand

ACT New Zealand Internal Affairs Spokesman MP Penny Webster today said the Government is trying to conceal massive changes to 'smokefree' legislation... More >>

73. On the death of Shirley Maddock, ONZM

11 October 2001 6:29pm | New Zealand Government

11 October 2001 Media Statement On the death of Shirley Maddock, ONZM, New Zealand broadcasting pioneer and author.. More >>

74. Greens Support Ban On Water!

25 October 2001 9:43am | New Zealand National Party

"The Green Party's support for a ban on water in New Zealand shows how naïve and unscientific the Greens are and illustrates why the Government should ignore their extreme views to ban genetic technologies from New Zealand", says National's ..... More >>

75. Wanted - The Facts On Last-Minute Libel Law

03 December 2001 1:38pm | New Zealand National Party

National is calling on the Associate Justice Minister to release all the papers she has received on a tough new criminal defamation clause slipped into the Electoral Amendment Bill (No 2) at the last minute... More >>

76. Candidates' Bios, Alphabetically By Constituencies

14 June 2002 5:03pm | New Zealand National Party

Aoraki Wayne Marriott - Constituency and List Candidate Wayne Marriott, 37, is a mediator for conflict resolution and negotiations, for the Ministry of Housing in Mid and South Canterbury, and North Otago. He has qualifications from several tertiary ..... More >>

77. Air NZ Treasury Advice on the Roles of Ministers

25 November 2002 5:38pm | New Zealand Government

This report is to provide guidance as to how Ministers should fulfil their various roles in dealing with any proposal that may come from Air New Zealand on a strategic alliance with Qantas... More >>

78. Statutory management for eight companies

20 June 2003 4:09pm | New Zealand Government

Eight finance and property companies have been placed into statutory management, Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel announced today... More >>

79. Franks To Run Again -- Catherine Judd

16 October 2003 11:40am | ACT New Zealand

This evening is one of those rare and special occasions when I can put on several of the various hats I wear in my life. I'm here as president of ACT, I'm here as a Wellington Central voter, and I'm here as a long-standing friend of Stephen and ..... More >>

80. NATIONHOOD - Don Brash Speech Orewa Rotary Club

27 January 2004 8:29pm | New Zealand National Party

Soon after becoming leader of the National Party, I outlined my five main priorities. First, we must, as a country, take vigorous steps to counter the long-standing relative decline in New Zealand incomes, which sees our per capita incomes now around $180 ..... More >>

81. Tenure Review Needs Scrutiny

19 February 2004 10:09am | New Zealand First Party

"The Government's plans for the South Island high country need much closer scrutiny than they have so far received," said New Zealand First conservation spokesperson, Edwin Perry... More >>

82. Silicon Metals seeks Greenhouse Agreement

10 March 2004 11:06am | New Zealand Government

The Government will enter negotiations for a Negotiated Greenhouse Agreement with Silicon Metal Industries (New Zealand) Limited, the Convenor of the Ministerial Group on Climate Change, Pete Hodgson, said today... More >>

83. Launch of Hutt Cardiac Continuum of Care programme

05 May 2004 12:37am | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Annette King has launched the Hutt Valley Cardiac Continuum of Care programme - the first of its kind in the country, and a key plank in the DHB's response to the Government's New Zealand Health and Primary Health Care Strategies... More >>

84. Dunne calls on Tanczos to face the drugs evidence

20 July 2005 10:46am | United Future NZ Party

United Future leader Peter Dunne today challenged Nandor Tanczos to come clean with the New Zealand public on some hard facts about cannabis that he has consistently failed to address... More >>

85. Superannuitants benefit from tax package

24 August 2005 10:39am | New Zealand National Party

National Party Leader Don Brash says superannuitants will benefit from National's tax package along with all working New Zealanders... More >>

86. Tama Poata another tragic loss for Aotearoa

14 November 2005 12:11am | The Maori Party

"The death of Tama Te Kapua Poata this week has been another tragic loss for the nation" stated Dr Pita Sharples, co-leader, Maori Party.. More >>

87. Dame Silvia Cartwright, Peter Cartwright honoured

02 August 2006 2:44pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced that the retiring Governor-General Dame Silvia Cartwright and her husband Mr Peter Cartwright are to each receive the Queen's Service Order in recognition of their service to New Zealand... More >>

88. Ticket scalping for major events to be banned

01 November 2006 8:17am | New Zealand Government

The government proposes introducing legislation that will ban ticket scalping for major events, as part of legislation to make New Zealand an even more attractive host of major international events, Economic Development Minister Trevor Mallard ..... More >>

89. John Key Address: Inaugural Jenny Shipley Lecture

15 December 2006 8:34am | New Zealand National Party

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga rangatira, tena koutou, tena koutou, kua huihui kia ora katoa, katoa... More >>

90. Full protection for great white shark starts today

02 April 2007 9:40am | New Zealand Government

White pointer sharks will now be fully protected within the 200 nautical miles of water around New Zealand, and from fishing by New Zealand-flagged boats further afield, the Ministers of Conservation and Fisheries announced today... More >>

91. Dalziel: "We hear you" - govt to small business

15 May 2007 2:12pm | New Zealand Government

Thank you for asking me here to speak today. Can I begin by acknowledging my colleague and local MP, Steve Chadwick, who is a strong advocate for her community - and when I say community I mean that in the broadest sense from the individual communities ..... More >>

92. Mary Harris, Clerk of the House of Representatives

13 December 2007 9:47am | Office of the Speaker

Mary Harris, former Deputy Clerk of the House of Representatives, has been appointed Clerk of the House of Representatives... More >>

93. Farewell Missy Teka

29 February 2008 4:35pm | New Zealand Government

"Missy Teka was a talented musician in her own right, a wonderful person and a good friend. I am truly saddened by her passing" Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia said today... More >>

94. Settlements in education a major achievement

03 March 2008 10:03am | New Zealand Government

Education Minister Chris Carter has welcomed the ratification of all the major collective employment agreements for teachers and principals in the education sector... More >>

95. Mauao title returned to tāngata whenua

15 May 2008 9:48am | New Zealand Government

Minister of Māori Affairs Parekura Horomia welcomes the passing of the Mauao Historic Reserve Vesting Bill which gives effect to the agreement signed between Tauranga Moana Iwi, Waitaha and the Crown in August this year to return the title of Mauao ..... More >>

96. Ae Marika! 5 August 2008

06 August 2008 3:53pm | The Maori Party

Amongst other things I was supposed to do on Saturday, I missed going to a special celebration for a very special kuia. Nina Subritzky turned 100 on Saturday, and I was supposed to deliver a special message to her. I missed the occasion, but I won't ..... More >>

97. Heather Roy's Diary: Who To Share A Trench With?

12 September 2008 1:51pm | ACT New Zealand

This week has seen reference to preferences about trenches - there's an old piece of army humour that says: "never share a trench with anyone braver than yourself.".. More >>

98. Poroporoaki: Rangitihi Rangiwaiata Tahuparae, MNZM

02 October 2008 2:38pm | The Maori Party

The Maori Party feels bereft to hear of the death of Rangitihi Tahuparae, and we send our love and sorrow to his family and relations from the many tribes he was connected to... More >>

99. Happy birthday Kingi Tuheitia

21 April 2009 1:37pm | The Maori Party

Hari huritau ki a koe, hari huritau ki a koe, hari huritau e te Kingi Tuheitia, hari huritau ki a koe. "On this day in world history Rome was founded, the moon was explored for the first time by the Apollo 16 astronauts and William III and Mary ..... More >>

100. Speech: The importance of tourism in New Zealand

29 July 2009 5:20pm | New Zealand Government

I would like to acknowledge Vice Chancellor Pat Walsh and Dr Ian Yeoman. Thank you for inviting me - its great to be here. The Prime Minister, Hon John Key, and I have spent the last couple of months getting to know this diverse industry. We have been ..... More >>


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