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Minister Defends Use Of Nine-Day Fortnight And Restart

Minister Defends Use Of Nine-Day Fortnight And Restart
Wellington, Sept 15 NZPA - There is "always room" for others to take up the Government's nine-day fortnight or restart programmes, Social Development and Employment Minister Paula Bennett says.

Peter Wilson: Labour Sets Itself On The Road To Recovery

Peter Wilson: Labour Sets Itself On The Road To Recovery
Labour has managed itself surprisingly well since losing last year's election. For a party driving uphill against a popular government, its weekend conference in Rotorua was as good as it gets.

Dole Numbers Up, But There Are Some Positive Signs: Bennett

Dole Numbers Up, But There Are Some Positive Signs: Bennett
Wellington, Sept 11 NZPA - While the number of people on benefits is rising, there are some positive signs that government efforts to blunt the pain are working, says Social Development Minister Paula Bennett.

Dole Numbers Up Because Of Recession - Bennett

Dole Numbers Up Because Of Recession - Bennett
Wellington, Sept 11 NZPA - The number of people on a benefit has increased because the country is in a recession but unemployed people are being supported, Social Development and Education Minister Paula Bennett says.

Benefit Numbers Swell As Govt Programmes Fail, Says Labour

Benefit Numbers Swell As Govt Programmes Fail, Says Labour
Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - The number of people on benefits has increased by nearly 50,000 since National took office and the Government's response has proved "spectacularly unsuccessful", Labour's Social Development spokesperson Annette King said today.

Goff Faces First Party Conference Since Labour's Defeat

Goff Faces First Party Conference Since Labour's Defeat
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff is expected to set a new agenda for his party when it holds its annual conference in Rotorua this weekend.

Manager Regrets Email Telling Staff To Act As Servants

Manager Regrets Email Telling Staff To Act As Servants
Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - A manager who told his Child Youth and Family staff they should act as Social Development Minister Paula Bennett's servants and not speak out about concerns has expressed regret in showing poor judgement.

Kaitaia CYF Staff Told They Are Minister's Servants

Kaitaia CYF Staff Told They Are Minister's Servants
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - Child Youth and Family staff at a regional office have been told they are Social Development Minister Paula Bennett's servants who should not trouble their master with concerns about their work.

OECD Report A Warning To Govt Say Others

OECD Report A Warning To Govt Say Others
Wellington, Sept 4 NZPA - An OECD report on the wellbeing of children is a warning to the Government that it must not cut spending other political parties said today.

Idea Of All Aucklanders Voting For Maori Seats Suggested

Wellington, Aug 27 NZPA - The idea of all Aucklanders electing Maori representatives to sit on an Auckland super city council was put up by the Maori Party, Parliament was told today.

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