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Budget secures support for social infrastructure

Press Release – Comvoices

ComVoices, an independent network of more than 20 Tangata Whenua, and Community and Voluntary Sector organisations has welcomed the Government’s commitment to maintaining strong social infrastructure in Budget 2009. Tina Reid, Executive Director of the …
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Family Owed Explanation

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT New Zealand Law & Order Spokesman David Garrett today expressed his concern following the announcement that no one will be facing charges over the police shooting of innocent bystander Halatau Naitoko – following a motorway chase in January. “While not charging …
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Hospice visit confirms money well spent

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall has paid tribute to New Zealand’s hospice staff and volunteers during a visit to Te Omanga Hospice in Lower Hutt this morning, to celebrate the extra $15 million for hospices announced in yesterday’s Budget Mr Ryall says “What …
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Private sector partnership wins award for Ministry

Press Release – Ministry of Economic Development

The Ministry of Economic Development was the Vero Supreme Award Winner and won two categories at Vero Excellence in Business Awards last night. The Insolvency and Trustee Service won the supreme award and Public and Private Partnership category, and the …
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EPMU statement on Air NZ restructuring

Press Release – Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union

The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union will work vigorously to protect the interests of its members at Air New Zealand as the airline proposes restructuring. The proposal will affect EPMU members at Airport Services and Zeal 320 Ltd. EPMU …
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NZ building approvals climb 11% in April

Article – Businesswire

May 29 – New Zealand home building approvals rose 11% last month, suggesting lower borrowing costs are beginning to breathe life back into the property market after demand tumbled last year.
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Comm Comm will not appeal Avanti Finance decision

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has decided that it will not appeal against the recent decision of the High Court in Commerce Commission v Avanti Finance Limited. The case related to the fee on full prepayment (or break fee) that Avanti charged to debtors who repaid …
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Shearer seeks community input on Mt Albert centre

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Upgrading Mt Albert’s shopping centre is a priority for Labour’s Mt Albert candidate David Shearer. Today he is launching a survey of local residents and shopkeepers about their preferences for development of the shopping centre. David Shearer says …
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Rural New Zealand abandoned in the Budget

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Rural New Zealanders have been abandoned by the National/Act Party’s Budget, said Labour Rural Affairs Spokesperson Hon Damien O’Connor. “Cuts to Adverse Climate Events management will reduce the ability of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries …
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Speech: Hide – Address, Northshore Grey Power AGM

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good afternoon. It’s good to be addressing another Grey Power meeting where I’m seeing people like you who look younger than me and have even more energy. I’m very pleased to be Minister of Local Government and I’m really enjoying the challenge. I’m …
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Natl’s decade of deferrals creates $35B Super hole

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

National’s decision for a decade of deferrals to the “Cullen” Super Fund will leave a super-sized hole in the New Zealand Superannuation Fund when it comes time for entitlements to be paid from it, Labour Leader Phil Goff says. “Closer analysis …
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Reduced border funding will hinder fight against P

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Reduced funding for border surveillance in the Budget will only make it easier for people to smuggle ingredients to manufacture P into the country, says Labour’s Biosecurity spokesperson Damien O’Connor.
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