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Women's Affairs offers help to Shareholders Association

Women's Affairs offers help to Shareholders Association
Wellington, August 3 NZPA - The Ministry of Women's Affairs has offered to help the new chairman of the Shareholders' Association identify suitable potential women board members.

Violence brochure aims to help ethnic women

Violence brochure aims to help ethnic women
Wellington, July 13 NZPA - A domestic violence brochure launched today in 10 different languages aims to help prevent women in ethnic communities from suffering in silence. The brochure provides information on the law, relationship rights, partner abuse and where to seek help.

NZ played role in UN gender agency, says minister

NZ played role in UN gender agency, says minister
Wellington, July 5 NZPA - Strong advocacy from New Zealand over the years played a part in a decision by the United Nations General Assembly to establish a single entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, says Women's Affairs Minister Pansy Wong.

Govt and Greens at odds over gender pay gap

Govt and Greens at odds over gender pay gap
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - The Government and the Green Party can't both be right -- either the gender pay gap has decreased since National came to power, or it has increased. Women's Affairs Minister Pansy Wong yesterday told Parliament it had decreased from 12 percent to 11 percent.

Women's Affairs Minister disrespectful, Greens say

Women's Affairs Minister disrespectful, Greens say
By Stephanie McKay of NZPA Wellington, June 30 NZPA - Women's Affairs Minister Pansy Wong has done nothing to close the gender pay gap and her comments following a pay disparity protest were flippant and disrespectful, the Green Party says.

Protestors push for equal pay

Protestors push for equal pay
Wellington, June 30 NZPA - About 40 people gathered outside Parliament today to protest about the gender pay gap.

Govt rep heads to Japan for energy meeting

Govt rep heads to Japan for energy meeting
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - Associate Minister of Energy and Resources Pansy Wong headed for Japan today to represent the Government at an Asia-Pacific energy meeting.

New channel for consumer complaints over gas

New channel for consumer complaints over gas
Wellington, May 21 NZPA - Domestic gas customers will get better consumer protection this winter now that a process for dealing with complaints is mandatory, with a new set of value-based and principle-based standards for customer contracts, officials say.

New arrangements for gas contracts announced

New arrangements for gas contracts announced
Wellington, May 17 NZPA - Gas customers will benefit from new arrangements that will help ensure retailers' contracts meet the interests of small consumers, Associate Energy and Resources Minister Pansy Wong says.

Portuguese New Zealanders tie the knot

Wellington, April 22 NZPA - New Zealand and Portuguese people publicly tied their friendship in a ceremony at Parliament today. Portuguese communities here added ribbons to Parliament's Mooring Stone, an artwork representing migration to New Zealand.

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