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Guild looks forward to working with new Health Minister

8 October 2014 - 12:01pm

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) welcomes Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman to his new role as Minister of Health and looks forward to working with him in the near future to continue to progress the role of community pharmacy in the primary health care setting.

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LGNZ seeks collaboration on housing affordability

8 October 2014 - 11:47am

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) says local government, central government and the business sector need to work together with communities to address housing affordability across New Zealand.

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Last call for input on draft Rotorua nitrogen rules

8 October 2014 - 11:22am

Public feedback on the draft rules to set nitrogen limits for pastoral land use in the Lake Rotorua catchment closes Tuesday 14 October 2014.

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Solid Energy refuses to deal with Pike families - O'Connor

8 October 2014 - 10:28am

It is astonishing that the Solid Energy Board is refusing to allow its mine entry experts to deal with the Pike River families directly, Labour MP for West Coast-Tasman Damien O’Connor says.

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Consultation opens on Selwyn open spaces strategy

8 October 2014 - 9:49am

Selwyn residents are being invited to be part of deciding how open spaces in Selwyn could develop in the future.

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New Minister for Disability Issues welcomed

8 October 2014 - 8:33am

CCS Disability Action warmly welcomes Hon Nicky Wagner as the new Minister for Disabilities Issues.

CCS Disability Action, Chief Executive, David Matthews said he was looking forward to working with the new Minister.

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Minister announces power outage inquiry

7 October 2014 - 5:06pm

Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges has today written to the Electricity Authority to request an inquiry into the Auckland power outage.

"This week’s outage was a significant event which disrupted thousands of homes and businesses," Mr Bridges says.

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Recount just one step to restoring credibility - Harawira

7 October 2014 - 3:18pm

"I have applied for a judicial recount of the votes in the Tai Tokerau election because it is one step in trying to restore credibility to the electoral process in the north, and, I suspect, in all other Maori electorates as well" said MANA leader Hone Harawira.

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Crown accounts show steady improvement

7 October 2014 - 3:06pm

The Government’s operating deficit before gains and losses narrowed for the third consecutive year to $2.9 billion in the 12 months to 30 June - down from $4.4 billion the previous year, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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MANA seeks Tai Tokerau recount

7 October 2014 - 2:30pm

The MANA Movement is supporting Leader Hone Harawira’s application for a judicial re-count in the Te Tai Tokerau electorate for the 2014 general election.

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MANA to fight 'mass privatisation of state housing'

7 October 2014 - 1:52pm

Announcements over the past 12 hours from the Minister responsible for Housing New Zealand, Bill English, and Minister for Social Housing, Paula Bennett, make clear the government’s intention for the mass privatisation of state housing.

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Former Whangarei councillors sought for 50th celebrations

7 October 2014 - 1:47pm

The hunt is on for sponsors and former Whangarei District councillors wishing to participate in the city’s 50th anniversary celebrations on 1 November, and Mayor Sheryl Mai hopes locals can help.

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It shouldn't take the army to house the homeless - Twyford

7 October 2014 - 12:04pm

National’s move to speed up its state house sell-off shows it is bankrupt of new ideas, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.

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Journalists have right to protect sources - Parker

7 October 2014 - 11:21am

Legal authorities must respect the right of journalist Nicky Hager to protect the source of his material for his Dirty Politics book under Section 68 of the Evidence Act, Acting Labour Leader David Parker says.

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Govt 'must lift social housing supply'

7 October 2014 - 11:18am

National’s decision to shift the state provision of housing to third parties is a smokescreen for the Government decreasing the provision of affordable housing, the Green Party said today.

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National's new whips announced

7 October 2014 - 11:11am

Prime Minister John Key has announced the election of National’s new whips following the National Party Caucus this morning.

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CBB 'cautiously welcomes' new Minister of Broadcasting

7 October 2014 - 10:46am

The Coalition for Better Broadcasting cautiously welcomes the appointment of Amy Adams as the new Minister of Broadcasting.

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English attends IMF, World Bank meetings in US

7 October 2014 - 9:31am

Finance Minister Bill English leaves tomorrow for the United States, where he will attend the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank governors in Washington DC.

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Justice Sector Ministers 'a formidable combination'

7 October 2014 - 9:25am

‘The three core Justice Sector Ministers have the potential to take the Justice Sector into a whole new era of change, "says Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment. It’s the sort of front row that Graeme Henry dreams about."

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Social services inquiry 'should be a genuine evaluation'

7 October 2014 - 8:00am

The Public Service Association says that the Productivity Commission’s inquiry on more effective social services is a chance to genuinely evaluate what currently works and what doesn’t.

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