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Ministry squandered money during recession, Labour says

Ministry squandered money during recession, Labour says
Wellington, June 9 NZPA - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is being accused of squandering money on refurbishments during the recession when the Government was crying poor and urging people to tighten their belts.

National Slams Goff's Call On Chief Exec Salaries

National Slams Goff's Call On Chief Exec Salaries
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - Cutting the salaries of public service chief executives would create a domino effect for other public servants, State Services Minister Tony Ryall says.

PM Describes Labour's Public Service Bosses' Pay Idea As Dumb

PM Describes Labour's Public Service Bosses' Pay Idea As Dumb
Wellington, Jan 29 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has described as "dumb and hypocritical" a suggestion by Labour leader Phil Goff that public service chief executives' salaries should be capped.

FTA With India Focus For MFAT

FTA With India Focus For MFAT
Wellington, Oct 29 NZPA - A negotiating team is standing by to rush to India for free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations, but slow and steady will win the race, officials say.

NZ Post Appoints Pricewaterhousecoopers Partner As CEO

NZ Post Appoints Pricewaterhousecoopers Partner As CEO
Wellington, Oct 21 NZPA - NZ Post has confirmed the appointment of PriceWaterhouseCoopers senior partner Brian Roche as its new chief executive.

Brian Roche Picked As New NZ Post CEO - Newsletter

Brian Roche Picked As New NZ Post CEO - Newsletter
Wellington, Oct 21 NZPA - The new head of NZ Post is tipped to be PriceWaterhouseCoopers partner Brian Roche.

Some Large Pay Increases For Civil Servants Ahead Of Recession

Some Large Pay Increases For Civil Servants Ahead Of Recession
By Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Oct 15 NZPA - Most top public servants received substantial pay rises ahead of the world recession bringing down a veil of austerity, State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie said today.

PM Says He May Say More About SAS Operation At A Later Time

PM Says He May Say More About SAS Operation At A Later Time
Wellington, Sept 9 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says he might at some point say where the SAS are operating in Afghanistan, but he will not be divulging anything for now.

PM Says Ministry Did Not Say Whether Or Not To Send SAS

PM Says Ministry Did Not Say Whether Or Not To Send SAS
Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - The Foreign Affairs Ministry gave the Government advice about the situation in Afghanistan but did not make a recommendation either way about whether troops should be sent, Parliament was told today.

NZ Should `Be Thoughtful' About Common Currency, Allen Says

NZ Should `Be Thoughtful' About Common Currency, Allen Says
Wellington, Sept 6 NZPA - New Zealand should continue to think about having a common currency with Australia even though the Government has ruled it out, says Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade John Allen.

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