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Public Support Cellphone Ban, Minister Says

Public Support Cellphone Ban, Minister Says
Wellington, Aug 14 NZPA - Transport Minister Steven Joyce says there is strong support for the ban on using hand-held cellphones in cars and most people realise they shouldn't text and drive at the same time.

Hand-Held Cellphone Ban While Driving On Way

Hand-Held Cellphone Ban While Driving On Way
Wellington, Aug 14 NZPA - Political parties and cellphone companies have welcomed a ban on texting and using hand-held cellphones while driving.

Hand-Held Cellphone Ban While Driving On Way

Hand-Held Cellphone Ban While Driving On Way
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Aug 13 NZPA - Drivers will not be allowed to text or talk on hand-held cellphones from November -- a move welcomed by cellphone companies.

Law Change To Sort Out Messy Tax Dispute

Law Change To Sort Out Messy Tax Dispute
Wellington, Aug 12 NZPA - A messy tax dispute worth millions of dollars between inbound tour operators and the Inland Revenue Department will be sorted out through legislation and a reprieve over disputed tax.

Some Time Before Decisions On Aussie Access To NZ Crime Records

Some Time Before Decisions On Aussie Access To NZ Crime Records
Wellington, July 20 NZPA - It will be some time before any decisions are made on giving Australian authorities greater access to the New Zealand criminal records data base, Justice Minister Simon Power said today.

Union Says National Standards Should Be Delayed

Union Says National Standards Should Be Delayed
Wellington, July 15 NZPA - If the Government wants to implement national standards in maths, reading and writing it will have to listen to schools' concerns, a teachers' union said today.

Key Dispels Any Doubt About Introduction Of National Standards

Key Dispels Any Doubt About Introduction Of National Standards
Wellington, July 15 NZPA - Teacher unions have been left in no doubt about the Government's determination to introduce national standards in maths, reading and writing.

Principals, Teachers And Minister Set To Clash Over Standards

Principals, Teachers And Minister Set To Clash Over Standards
Wellington, July 3 NZPA - Education Minister Anne Tolley is ruling out a law change to prevent standards' information being used to create league tables comparing schools.

Trevor Mallard Spells Says School Info Should Not Be Released

Trevor Mallard Spells Says School Info Should Not Be Released
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Labour education spokesman Trevor Mallard says a bill already before Parliament could be changed to prevent information being used to create league tables.

Govt Focusing On Recession, Not Smacking Law -- Key

Govt Focusing On Recession, Not Smacking Law -- Key
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - The Government is focused on trying to get New Zealand through a recession rather than changing the smacking law, which it believes is working, Prime Minister John Key said today.