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English Prepares To Present His `Balanced' Budget

English Prepares To Present His `Balanced' Budget
Wellington, May 28 NZPA - Today's budget will be balanced, with government spending maintained in the near future and a plan to stop long term debt growing too large, Finance Minister Bill English says.

200 Jobs Face Axe At MSD

200 Jobs Face Axe At MSD
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - Up to 200 people face redundancy at the Ministry of Social Development in a restructure announced today.

200 Jobs Face Axe At MSD

200 Jobs Face Axe At MSD
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - Up to 200 people face redundancy at the Ministry of Social Development in a "structural change" which it announced today. Ministry chief executive Peter Hughes said changes were being made to achieve better efficiency and redirect resources to the frontline.

"Redeployment Pool" Established For Redundant Public Servants

"Redeployment Pool" Established For Redundant Public Servants
Wellington, May 12 NZPA - A "redeployment pool" of redundant public servants will be established to retain and redistribute talent, State Services Minister Tony Ryall announced today.

Minister Says MP's Questions Were `Fishing Expeditions'

Minister Says MP's Questions Were `Fishing Expeditions'
Wellington, May 11 NZPA - Internal Affairs Minister Richard Worth is standing by his refusal to answer questions from Labour MP Chris Hipkins.

Minister Says MP's Questions Were `Fishing Expeditions'

Minister Says MP's Questions Were `Fishing Expeditions'
Wellington, May 11 NZPA - Internal Affairs Minister Richard Worth is standing by his refusal to answer questions from Labour MP Chris Hipkins.

Govt Faces Criticism After Putting Cap On Public Service Numbers

Govt Faces Criticism After Putting Cap On Public Service Numbers
Wellington, March 27 NZPA - The Government has put a cap on the number of public service employees and although the number has been taken from last year it is facing criticism from Labour and the Public Service Association.

Govt Announces Cap On Number Of Public Service Employees

Govt Announces Cap On Number Of Public Service Employees
Wellington, March 26 NZPA - The Government has set the cap on the number of core public service employees at 38,859, the same as it was at the end of December.

Labour Left A Hole In My Budget - Nick Smith

Labour Left A Hole In My Budget - Nick Smith
Wellington, March 12 NZPA - Environment Minister Nick Smith says the previous government left a $26 million hole in his ministry's budget and he had to consider priorities when he scrapped or cut back five of its programmes.

DRS, Nurses To Get More Say In Health System

DRS, Nurses To Get More Say In Health System
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, Jan 27 NZPA - Finding ways of giving doctors and nurses more say in the health system is one of the aims of a ministerial group set up to review health spending.

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