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If only one quarter of the allegations voiced in the Employment Court by Michael Quigy in his opening statement and later by Christine Rankin are true, it just goes to show the depth of bigotry and overall absence of any sense of decency inherent ...
The sexist and intimidatory behaviour by Cabinet Minister Steve Maharey and the head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Mark Prebble must surely be sackable offences, Opposition Leader Jenny Shipley said today.
1. Rt Hon JENNY SHIPLEY to the Minister of Social Services and Employment: What steps has he taken to implement the Prime Minister's commitment that her Government "will set new standards - both in terms of behaviour and performance"?
Today's questions of the day concerned: Steve Maharey On Christine Rankin – Jobs Outlook – NZ Post Board Stoush – NCEA – Digital Divide In Schools – Ken Douglas On Kiwi Bank – TVNZ – Ben Smart And Olivia Hope – Passenger Services Rail Sale – Witness ...
The abduction and murder of toddler James Bulger in 1993 shocked people in the United Kingdom and around the world. His killers were quickly arrested, charged, found guilty and incarcerated, however that was only the beginning of the issue. The problem with ...
Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel is today releasing a report into the attempted removal of a 21-year-old Samoan woman and her 10-year-old cousin.
* JOHN B. FAIRFAX'S Rural Press announced on Friday that it would write down its entire investment in DirectAg.Com Inc just eight months after purchasing a 20 per cent in the website. Impact will be about $13 million according to The Daily Telegraph. ...
The newest Hard Rock Cafe in the world officially opened in Queenstown last Friday, 22 June.
Hospital Overcrowding – Armed Standoff – Rankin Hearings – Public Sector Bonuses – Positive BoP – Car Sales – Immigration Report – Missing Man – Rail Sale – Macedonia – AIDS Drugs – Youth Deaths – Fishing Catch – Auckland Transport
State Services Minister Trevor Mallard today announced new parameters and guidelines that will govern the use of one-off performance payments and other special payments in the State sector.
Consumer Affairs Minister Jim Anderton and Commerce Minister Paul Swain have announced changes to the Motor Vehicle Dealers Act that will mean a better deal for consumers and the car industry.
The PSA Conference on Partnership in the Modern Public Sector received both the thanks and support of the Minister of State Services today, and a commitment to a more systematic and strategic role by government in the public sector.
While not wishing to reopen the seemingly "lost cause" debate on defence, recent purchases announced by "the tiny city-state of Singapore" must have our defence wizards wondering how they got it so wrong.
Judicial tantrums, rudeness, rolling their eyes, shaking their heads, belittling comments in front of clients and comments to clients families; this is a system in crisis with the public the meat in the sandwich. Justice be damned! Maree Howard ...
New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters today expressed his concern at the willingness of the New Zealand Fire Service Commission to play politics, rather than sticking to their knitting and ensuring the best fire service possible is provided ...
"Strong goods exports and inbound tourism are driving a steady and continuing amelioration in the balance of payments position," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... ideas are a dangerous commodity. Quite how dangerous was demonstrated this week when a few laboratory ideas escaped into the wild and caused widespread civil panic.
Commerce Minister Paul Swain has announced four re-appointments and two new appointments to the Takeovers Panel.
The proposal for tax on homes is so fraught with pitfalls that it can only have been presented to divert media attention away from some other proposal.
The Government’s hand was not forced in today’s decision not to split off Broadcasting Communications Ltd (BCL) from Television New Zealand, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said at the post-cabinet press conference.
New Zealand's current account balance recorded a surplus of $95 million in the March 2001 quarter, Government Statistician Brian Pink said today. After adjusting for seasonal factors, the current account balance recorded a deficit of $1,007 million.
National's Consumer Affairs spokesperson Marie Hasler says the Ministry of Health's proposal to impose a complete ban on the importation of soy sauce may be taking things too far.
When Helen Clark meets Indonesia’s President Wahid this week, in Christchurch, one item should be very high on their agenda – cooperation to track down, seize and repatriate the NZ assets of the former ruling Suharto family and cronies. This is not of mere ...
By the end of the 1980s some millions of people, mostly in North America, were supplementing their diet with L-tryptophan, an essential amino-acid present in proteins of any normal diet.
Auckland Regional Council Chairman Philip Warren says Mobil is trying to dupe New Zealanders with its latest claims over lower sulphur diesel which cannot be backed up by facts.
The Green Party is brokering a cross-party accord between MPs, local body leaders and stakeholders such as tourism operators in an attempt to keep five axed or threatened rail passenger services running.
Images of the most photogenic alpine destination on the planet, and its wildlife, from Norman Mackay .
I would like to thank the PSA for its contribution over the last 14 months to the productive environment that has underpinned the Partnership for Quality and the tripartite forum of Ministers, departmental CEs, and the PSA.
Balance Of Payments Looks Good - Immigration Dept Vindicated, Herald Reporting Trashed - New Rules To Protect Car Buyers Form Dodgy Dealers - Stick To Your Knitting, Peters Tells Fire Commission - Publicly Owned Power Not For Sale
ORGANIC CONSUMER and FAIR TRADE GREEN ACTIVISTS WILL LEAFLET & PROTEST AT STARBUCKS COFFEE SHOPS IN OVER 200 CITIES ON JUNE 25-26. CONSUMERS DEMAND STARBUCKS REMOVE GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS FROM THE COMPANY'S BRAND-NAME PRODUCTS, START ...