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Govt wants Kiwis to increase savings with no incentives

Govt wants Kiwis to increase savings with no incentives
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - The savings working group faces what appears to be an insurmountable challenge -- finding a way to convince cash-strapped New Zealanders to put more of their hard earned money into a bank account.

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.

More teacher training for dealing with special needs kids likely

More teacher training for dealing with special needs kids likely
By Chris Ormond and Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 23 NZPA - Money could be put into improving teacher training so they were equipped to deal with special needs students, Associate Education Minister Heather Roy says.

Brownlee to announce mining backdown

Brownlee to announce mining backdown
By Peter Wilson and Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, July 20 NZPA - Energy Minister Gerry Brownlee will today announce the Government's biggest backdown since taking office -- plans to mine protected conservation land have been scrapped.

Increasing trade and aid to Vietnam PM's aim

Increasing trade and aid to Vietnam PM's aim
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Hanoi, July 12 NZPA - Increasing New Zealand's trade with communist Vietnam and maximising the value of aid to the southeast Asian nation were the priorities of Prime Minister John Key's just-completed trip here.

PM's pick pipped

PM's pick pipped
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Hanoi, July 12 NZPA - You win some, you lose some as Prime Minister John Key has found out during a reasonably sporty day in Vietnam.

Key aims to cement relationship with Vietnam

Key aims to cement relationship with Vietnam
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Hanoi, July 12 NZPA - Cementing New Zealand's relationship with Vietnam through trade, aid and our bid for a spot on the United Nations' Security Council has been the aim of Prime Minister John Key's trip to the southeast Asian nation.

Key seeks dialogue on Vietnam human rights issues

Key seeks dialogue on Vietnam human rights issues
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Hanoi, Vietnam July 11 NZPA - Human rights issues are a serious concern in Vietnam but Prime Minister John Key says improving New Zealand's relationship with the southeast Asian nation can help.

PM in Vietnam

PM in Vietnam
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Hanoi, Vietnam July 11 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key arrived in Vietnam yesterday with two priorities -- diplomatic relations and getting to his hotel without anyone telling him the All Blacks v South Africa rugby result before he watched a recording.

Officials helping jailed Kiwi in China jail

By Kate Chapman of NZPA Hanoi, Vietnam July 11 NZPA - New Zealand consular staff in China will meet New Zealand businessman Danny Cancian tomorrow to discuss the concerns over his treatment in a Chinese prison but no immediate relief is on the horizon.

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