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New high commissioner to India announced

New high commissioner to India announced
Wellington, July 27 NZPA - Career diplomat Jan Henderson has been appointed as the next high commissioner to India.

Govt balks at lower alcohol limits for all

Govt balks at lower alcohol limits for all
Wellington, July 27 NZPA - Transport Minister Steven Joyce still thinks existing legal alcohol limits for drivers are "ridiculous" but he's not changing them.

PM says he'd be surprised if Australia reduces Kiwi access

PM says he'd be surprised if Australia reduces Kiwi access
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says it would be a surprise if Australia's Liberal Party proposal to drop migrant numbers applies to New Zealanders.

PM denies breaking word over unions' access to workplace

PM denies breaking word over unions' access to workplace
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key denies breaking his word with the Council of Trade Unions over labour law changes.

No name expected from leak investigation

No name expected from leak investigation
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key does not expect to be told who leaked government information despite an extensive inquiry by State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie.

PM presses for more interest in local body elections

PM presses for more interest in local body elections
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - An examination of local government and its role -- including further amalgamations -- was announced by Local Government Minister Rodney Hide this morning.

Rugby World Cup not all about drinking - Key

Rugby World Cup not all about drinking - Key
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - People will come to New Zealand primarily to watch the rugby, not get drunk, during the Rugby World Cup next year, Prime Minister John Key says.

Govt hasn't dealt with drink driving issue - Labour

Govt hasn't dealt with drink driving issue - Labour
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - The Government has attempted to kick the issue of drink driving into touch by postponing a decision on whether to lower the blood alcohol, Labour says.

Changes to drink driving laws announced

Changes to drink driving laws announced
By Maggie Tait and Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 26 NZPA - Young people and recidivist drink drivers won't be allowed any booze before hitting the roads, but the Government is yet to make up its mind over whether other drivers should face lower limits.

Vanuatu forum meeting about development

Vanuatu forum meeting about development
Wellington, July 26 NZPA - This year's Pacific Islands Forum leaders' meeting will be a chance to talk about development, Prime Minister John Key says.

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