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Govt Says Local Calls To Remain Free

Govt Says Local Calls To Remain Free
Wellington, June 10 NZPA - The Government says Labour is scaremongering by claiming that free local calls could be axed. Labour communications spokeswoman Clare Curran released a Cabinet paper today which detailed plans to review the Telecommunications Act.

Police Disappointed Over Loss Of Dots

Police Disappointed Over Loss Of Dots
Wellington, June 10 NZPA - A government decision to scrap the introduction of vehicle-marking technology was short sighted and ill conceived, a police expert says. Whole of vehicle marking (WOVM) involves spraying cars with thousands of micro dots.

Boy Racer Bills Through First Readings

Boy Racer Bills Through First Readings
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, June 2 NZPA - The Government's boy racer bills passed their first readings in Parliament tonight with MPs saying they were determined to bring an end to intimidation, thuggery and blatant disregard for the law.

Texting While Driving `No Brainer': Transport Minister

Texting While Driving `No Brainer': Transport Minister
Wellington, June 2 NZPA - Texting while driving is a `no brainer', Transport Minister Steven Joyce said today. Mr Joyce is set to seek a rule change banning hand-held cellphone use while driving.

Govt Considers Public-private Partnership To Buy New Trains

Govt Considers Public-private Partnership To Buy New Trains
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - Transport Minister Steven Joyce said today he was looking at whether a public-private partnership (PPP) could be used to pay for new rolling stock needed for the electrification of Auckland's rail network.

Boy Racer Cars Could Be Crushed Under New Bill

Boy Racer Cars Could Be Crushed Under New Bill
Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Street racing offences will bring boy racers' cars "closer to the crusher" if two new parliamentary bills are passed.

Govt Confirms Decisions And Spending On Transport

Govt Confirms Decisions And Spending On Transport
Wellington, May 19 NZPA - The Government has confirmed plans to increase spending on motorways by $1 billion over three years. Transport Minister Steven Joyce said the confirmation came with the release of the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding.

Govt Confirms Decisions And Spending On Transport

Wellington, May 19 NZPA - The Government has confirmed plans to increase spending on motorways by $1 billion over three years. Transport Minister Steven Joyce said the confirmation came with the release of the Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding.

No Extension Of Passenger Screening, More Flight Deck Security

No Extension Of Passenger Screening, More Flight Deck Security
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - Security screening for domestic air travel will not be extended, but flight deck security will be tightened, Transport Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

Controversy Deepens For Lee

Controversy Deepens For Lee
Wellington, May 14 NZPA - National's candidate for the Mount Albert by-election, Melissa Lee, waded into deeper controversy last night by saying a new motorway could stop criminals coming from South Auckland and committing crime in the suburb.

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