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School funding change criticised

School funding change criticised
Wellington, July 11 NZPA - Labour says changes to education funding will punish schools with high drop out rates, especially those in poorer areas.

Labour announces electorate candidates

Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

Labour announces electorate candidates

Labour announces electorate candidates
Wellington, July 5 NZPA - The Labour Party has moved early to confirm a list of electorate candidates for next year's election. Labour has confirmed 17 candidates, with others having received a nomination but awaiting rubber stamping in 10 more electorates.

$30m more for tourism in budget

$30m more for tourism in budget
Wellington, May 13 NZPA - Tourism New Zealand is getting $25 million to sell New Zealand to visitors during the lead up to the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

MPs warned weight loss stunt could damage their health

MPs warned weight loss stunt could damage their health
Wellington, April 30 NZPA - A group of Otago University researchers has told MPs involved in a weight loss contest that they're sending the wrong message and putting their own health at risk.

Key rules out open cast mining

Key rules out open cast mining
Wellington, March 23 NZPA - There will be no open cast mining on Great Barrier Island or in the Coromandel, Prime Minister John Key assured Parliament today when he came under sustained attack over Government proposals to open up some of the conservation estate's protected land.

Teacher Unions Protect Under-performing Staff - Key

Teacher Unions Protect Under-performing Staff - Key
Wellington, Feb 2 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key criticised teacher unions today saying they were protecting under-performing teachers.

Open Uni Access For Maori If They Reach Standards - Sharples

(Adds Labour Party reaction) Wellington, June 18 NZPA - Maori Affairs and Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples says he wants Maori to have free access to universities but only if they pass a course showing they have reached required standards.

Wishlist Grows Ahead Of Government's Budget On Thursday

Wishlist Grows Ahead Of Government's Budget On Thursday
Wellington, May 26 NZPA - The wish list and suggestions is growing ahead of the National Government's first budget on Thursday.

Maori Co-Leaders Not Going To Fiji But Party Is

Maori Co-Leaders Not Going To Fiji But Party Is
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, May 6 NZPA - Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia does not think Prime Minister John Key's decision to stop fellow co-leader Pita Sharples travelling to Fiji is mana-enhancing.

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