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Drinkdrive Alcohol Limit `Ridiculous' Minister Says

Drinkdrive Alcohol Limit `Ridiculous' Minister Says
Wellington, Sept 10 NZPA - Transport Minister Steven Joyce has described legal alcohol limits for drivers as "ridiculous" and his comments are being taken as an indication that tougher measures are on the way.

Expenses Changes Will Save Hundreds Of Thousands - Key

Expenses Changes Will Save Hundreds Of Thousands - Key
Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - Changes to the rules for ministerial expenses will save "hundreds of thousands" due to lower administration costs and lower payouts, Prime Minister John Key says. Future administration costs will be only for houses the Crown maintains.

Govt Wants Feedback On Request For Variation On Telecom Split

Govt Wants Feedback On Request For Variation On Telecom Split
Wellington, Sept 3 NZPA - The Government wants feedback on Telecom's request for a variation on its planned operational separation. Telecom announced a three-way split of it's operations as part of the previous Labour Government's 2006 decision to reregulate aspects of the industry.

Fuel Economy Standard A Missed Opportunity -- Greens

Fuel Economy Standard A Missed Opportunity -- Greens
Wellington, Aug 30 NZPA - The Government's decision to stop work on fuel economy standards for imported vehicles means the rejection of "one of the simplest and most effective" ways of reducing emissions, the Green Party says.

$8.7b For Land Transport Network

(Inserts political reaction) Wellington, Aug 27 NZPA - The land transport network will have $8.7 billion spent on it during the next three years, the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) announced today.

Digital Switchover Steering Group Created

Digital Switchover Steering Group Created
Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - The Government has formed a group of broadcasting and technology leaders to oversee the transition to digital television.

New Agency To Handle Auckland's Transport Projects

New Agency To Handle Auckland's Transport Projects
Wellington, Aug 25 NZPA - A new agency will be established to focus on delivering Auckland's transport projects and services, Transport Minister Steven Joyce said today.

New Zealand Ahead Of Australia In Sporting Achievements - Key

New Zealand Ahead Of Australia In Sporting Achievements - Key
By Tim Pankhurst of NZPA Sydney, Aug 21, NZPA - On the eve of the rugby test, Prime Minister John Key has made an economic analysis of trans-Tasman sporting history.

Minister Has Big Plans For SH1

Minister Has Big Plans For SH1
Wellington, Aug 20 NZPA - Transport Minister Steven Joyce wants State Highway 1 to be upgraded to expressway standard and has asked the New Zealand Transport Agency to develop a plan for the Kapiti Coast route.

Road Safety Rule Change Suggestions Spark Strong Debate

Road Safety Rule Change Suggestions Spark Strong Debate
Wellington, Aug 19 NZPA - Transport Minister Steven Joyce has sparked a vigorous public debate with his road safety law change suggestions and says he isn't going to make any decisions until it has run its course.

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