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Living On A Knife Edge Under Pol Pot - A NZ Cambodian's Story

Ahead of the first trials of Khmer Rouge leaders starting on Monday, MAGGIE TAIT of NZPA talked to Cambodians who fled to New Zealand during the Pol Pot regime. This is Sambath Mey's story. Wellington, March 27 NZPA - Sometimes he felt he was about to be executed any minute.

Crime Causes Focus At April Meeting

Crime Causes Focus At April Meeting
Wellington, Feb 27 NZPA - The Government is to host a meeting in April to look at the causes of crime. Justice Minister Simon Power, in a speech to a criminal justice forum at Victoria University yesterday, said the meeting would be held at Parliament.

New Crime Survey To Be Carried Out - Minister

New Crime Survey To Be Carried Out - Minister
Wellington, Feb 13 NZPA - A new survey will measure people's experience of crime and views on public safety. The New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey 2009 will be conducted over the next few months, Justice Minister Simon Power said today.

SSC To Develop Code Of Conduct For Ministerial Advisers

SSC To Develop Code Of Conduct For Ministerial Advisers
Wellington, Dec 17 NZPA - The State Services Commission has told the new Government it intends developing a code of conduct for ministerial advisers. In briefing notes to incoming State Services Minister Tony Ryall, the SSC says such a move would help boost trust in the public sector.

Expert Electoral Panel Closed Down By New Government

Expert Electoral Panel Closed Down By New Government
Wellington, Nov 28 NZPA - The previous government's expert panel on electoral administration has been closed down by the new Justice Minister Simon Power.

Unicom Consortium Appoints Top Talent To Investment Committee

Wellington, Nov 28 NZPA - Three directors, including former finance minister Ruth Richardson, have been appointed to an investment committee overseeing millions in pre-seed investment funds.

Greens Get One And Nats Lose One In Final Election Results

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 22 NZPA - The Greens have added a ninth MP to their caucus while National lose one on today's final election results announcement.

Greens Add Another MP To Caucus

Greens Add Another MP To Caucus
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Nov 22 NZPA - The Greens have 50 percent more MPs than after the last election, with special vote results giving them a ninth MP.

Academics Seek Code Of Conduct For `Political' Ministerial Staff

Academics Seek Code Of Conduct For `Political' Ministerial Staff
Wellington, Nov 18 NZPA - Academics at two universities are calling for the new National-led government to set a code of conduct for ministerial staff appointed outside the public service.

Trade Role For Former Actor, Socialist And Diplomat

By Grant Fleming of NZPA Wellington, Nov 17 NZPA - Tim Groser has been an actor, a socialist, a top trade negotiator and now the second-term National MP is a National Party Cabinet minister.

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