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Minister suggests linking tertiary ed to jobs

Minister suggests linking tertiary ed to jobs
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 14 NZPA - Tertiary education funding should be linked to students getting jobs, Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce says.

Bonuses and penalties planned for levy-paying businesses

Bonuses and penalties planned for levy-paying businesses
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - Businesses will receive up to 50 percent discounts or penalties on their ACC workplace levies from April next year, depending on their claims records, the Government has announced.

Government looking at extra fees at tertiary institutions

Government looking at extra fees at tertiary institutions
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 14 NZPA - The Government has signalled a crackdown on tertiary educators who are ramping up non-academic levies.

Benefit numbers rise in June

Benefit numbers rise in June
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - The number of people on the unemployment benefit rose by about 2000 in June, Social Development Minister Paula Bennett said today. The number of people on any welfare benefit rose by 1.1 percent.

Maori Party wants restrictions on foreign ownership

Maori Party wants restrictions on foreign ownership
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - The Maori Party has added its voice to calls for restrictions on foreign ownership of New Zealand land.

Employers to receive ACC levies discounts

Employers to receive ACC levies discounts
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - Businesses will receive discounts on their ACC levies to provide stronger incentives to improve workplace safety, ACC Minister Nick Smith announced today.

Government defends mental health funding cuts

Government defends mental health funding cuts
By Matthew Backhouse of NZPA Wellington, July 14 NZPA - The Government is defending cuts of more than $20 million to mental health programmes, saying it is providing more services and pumping more funds into mental health than ever before.

Govt moves to deal with `claim of right' defence

Govt moves to deal with `claim of right' defence
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - The Government is going to reform or repeal the "claim of right" defence successfully used by the defendants in the Waihopai sabotage case, Justice Minister Simon Power said today.

Government looking at extra fees at tertiary institutions

Government looking at extra fees at tertiary institutions
Wellington, July 14 NZPA - The Government has signalled a crackdown on tertiary educators who are ramping up non-academic fees.

McCully calls Fiji's foreign minister over expulsion

McCully calls Fiji's foreign minister over expulsion
Wellington, July 13 NZPA - Foreign Minister Murray McCully has called his Fijian counterpart to protest the expulsion of Australia's acting high commissioner to Suva, which he says was a "completely unjustified" action.

Govt confirms forestry scheme to get the chop

Govt confirms forestry scheme to get the chop
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 13 NZPA - The Government has confirmed it is axing a scheme to get more people to plant more trees, saying it is not needed now there is an Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Fiji expulsion of Australian diplomat disappointing - minister

Fiji expulsion of Australian diplomat disappointing - minister
Wellington, July 13 NZPA - Fiji's decision to expel an Australian diplomat is disappointing and shows the country does not care about maintaining relations, Foreign Minister Murray McCully says.

Bethune upsets the Government

Bethune upsets the Government
Wellington, July 13 NZPA - The Government isn't taking kindly to anti-whaling protester Pete Bethune after his caustic claims that New Zealand "rolled over" to the Japanese.

Govt concentrates science spend in three areas

Govt concentrates science spend in three areas
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - The Government says the bulk of its this year's main science funding round -- about $48 million a year -- is going into high-tech manufacturing, freshwater research, and boosting export earnings from primary production.

Student loan changes mean no funding for some - report

Student loan changes mean no funding for some - report
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - Some students won't get student loans for their final years under the changed student loan scheme.

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.

Goodhew off to whips meeting

Wellington, July 12 NZPA - National whip Jo Goodhew will represent Parliament at the first Commonwealth Parliamentary Whips Workshop, which starts in Sydney tomorrow. Ms Goodhew will also be representing the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Pacific Region.

Customs minister to meet US border protection officials

Customs minister to meet US border protection officials
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - Customs Minister Maurice Williamson will hold meetings with officials from United States Customs and Border Protection over the next two days, which he says will provide opportunities to continue to improve New Zealand's trade and travel security.

Bethune 'downright ungrateful', PM says

Bethune 'downright ungrateful', PM says
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - Anti-whaling protester Pete Bethune is "downright ungrateful" for the support he received from New Zealand officials while incarcerated in Japan, Prime Minister John Key says.

Buck would be popular ambassador, Key says

Buck would be popular ambassador, Key says
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has acknowledged that former All Black captain Buck Shelford would be a popular replacement for Andy Haden as a Rugby World Cup ambassador.

Wiri prison to have $1.2b spinoff

Wiri prison to have $1.2b spinoff
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - A proposed $298 million public-private partnership prison in South Auckland will have a $1.2 billion economic spinoff, Corrections Minister Judith Collins says.

Shelford would be popular ambassador, Key says

Shelford would be popular ambassador, Key says
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has acknowledged that former All Black captain Buck Shelford would be a popular replacement for Andy Haden as a Rugby World Cup ambassador.

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.

Obesity comments show lack of understanding -- Dyson

Wellington, July 12 NZPA - Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne's argument that the Government is focussed on activity rather than nutrition when it comes to fighting obesity shows a lack of understanding of the issue, Labour says.

Budget health funding a 'farce'

Budget health funding a 'farce'
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - The Government's Budget day announcement of $50 million extra for elective surgery was a farce as much of the money was needed for patients previously treated by ACC, Labour claims.

Student loan changes mean no funding for some - report

Student loan changes mean no funding for some - report
Wellington, July 12 NZPA - Some students won't get student loans for their final years under the changed student loan scheme.

Key outlines party central options

Key outlines party central options
Wellington, July 11 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key says Victoria Park and the Viaduct are both options for the Rugby World Cup's "party central" after plans for a Queen's Wharf venue unravelled last week.

Haden's resignation the right decision -- Key

Haden's resignation the right decision -- Key
Wellington, July 11 NZPA - Former All Black Andy Haden's resignation from his Rugby World Cup (RWC) ambassador role was the right outcome, Prime Minister John Key says.

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.

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