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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.

PM in Vietnam

PM in Vietnam
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Hanoi, Vietnam July 11 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key arrived in Vietnam yesterday with two priorities -- diplomatic relations and getting to his hotel without anyone telling him the All Blacks v South Africa rugby result before he watched a recording.

Haden resigns following rape comments

Haden resigns following rape comments
Wellington, July 10 NZPA - Former All Black Andy Haden has resigned as Rugby World Cup ambassador following inappropriate comments about rape, after Sports Minister Murray McCully said it was impossible to be both event figure-head and television shock-jock.

Haden faces sack for rape comments

Haden faces sack for rape comments
Wellington, July 10 NZPA - Sports Minister Murray McCully is this weekend expected to tell former All Black Andy Haden he is no longer a Rugby World Cup ambassador following inappropriate comments about rape.

Pavilion will boost tourism to NZ: PM

Pavilion will boost tourism to NZ: PM
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Shanghai, China July 10 NZPA - The number of people going through the New Zealand pavilion may not reach top projections but the benefit to New Zealand will still be huge, Prime Minister John Key says.

PM celebrates New Zealand's day at Expo

PM celebrates New Zealand's day at Expo
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Shanghai, July 9 NZPA - The kapa haka group were singing in Mandarin and the chef was cooking for an Asian palate at New Zealand's national day at the World Expo in Shanghai today.

Haden expected to be sacked tomorrow

Haden expected to be sacked tomorrow
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - Andy Haden is going to lose his job as a Rugby World Cup ambassador and he is likely to be told that tomorrow by the minister in charge of the tournament, Murray McCully.

Nats increase lead over Labour in latest poll

Nats increase lead over Labour in latest poll
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - National has increased its lead over Labour in the latest Roy Morgan Research poll. The survey released tonight shows National on 53 percent support, up 2.5 points, and Labour down four points to 29 percent.

Minister to address geographic information conference

Minister to address geographic information conference
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson leaves for the United States tomorrow to address 400 international senior executives at a geographic information system conference.

Haden survives - for now

Haden survives - for now
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - Andy Haden hasn't been sacked from his role as a Rugby World Cup ambassador over his comments about rape, at least not yet. Minister in charge of the tournament Murray McCully says he will talk to the former All Black about his inappropriate comments.

Archaeological consent changes with the times

Archaeological consent changes with the times
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - The Government is changing consents so people who want to do work that affects historic sites can get decisions faster. Archaeological consents are needed for any work that impacts on anything that was made before 1900.

Govt puts $1 million into new water research centre

Govt puts $1 million into new water research centre
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - The Government has put $1 million into a new centre for water research and education. Environment Minister Nick Smith opened the Waterways Centre in Christchurch today, a joint initiative between Canterbury and Lincoln universities.

PM still seeking compromise over party central

PM still seeking compromise over party central
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - As Government MPs and Auckland Regional Council butt heads over plans for a Rugby World Cup "party central" on the city's Queens Wharf, Prime Minister John Key says he wants constructive discussions.

New programme for solar heating grants

New programme for solar heating grants
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - The Government has redesigned its solar energy grants scheme to include heat pump water heaters.

New building consents in use

New building consents in use
Wellington, July 9 NZPA - The first of new consents for multiple building has been issued.

Govt and ARC heading for "party central" showdown

Govt and ARC heading for "party central" showdown
NZPA political reporters Wellington, July 9 NZPA - The Government and Auckland Regional Council are heading for a showdown over the unravelled plans for a Rugby World Cup "party central" venue in the city.

NZ's day in the Shanghai sun tomorrow

NZ's day in the Shanghai sun tomorrow
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Shanghai, July 8 NZPA - Tomorrow is New Zealand's day to shine in China, Prime Minister John Key says. And to test whether the $30 million worth of taxpayer money spent on New Zealand's pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai was worth it.

Treasury didn't want `ad hoc' budget paper

Treasury didn't want `ad hoc' budget paper
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - The Treasury told Finance Minister Bill English when the budget was being worked out that a bid for increased education funding should follow the proper process, documents released today show.

Cabinet signed off Peda allocation in April, documents show

Cabinet signed off Peda allocation in April, documents show
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - The Cabinet signed off a controversial budget allocation of $4.8 million for the Pacific Economic Development Agency (Peda) on April 19, Treasury documents released today show.

Auckland's "party central" plans in chaos

Auckland's "party central" plans in chaos
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - Plans for a Rugby World Cup "party central" in Auckland were in chaos tonight as a stoush between the Government and the city's local authorities worsened.

"Party Central" venue war of words goes on and on

"Party Central" venue war of words goes on and on
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - The venue for next year's World Cup "Party Central" is likely to be changed after Auckland Regional Council's about-face on plans for Auckland's Queen's Wharf, Prime Minister John Key says.

Polytech collaboration plan welcomed

Polytech collaboration plan welcomed
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - Education Minister Steven Joyce says he wants to see more collaboration between polytechs like Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology plan together in some areas.

Police and court staff in joint op

Police and court staff in joint op
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - A joint operation between police and court staff last month saw 38 vehicles seized and netted thousands of dollars in fines and reparation.

Alternative welfare group concerned at looming changes

Alternative welfare group concerned at looming changes
By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, July 8 NZPA - Concerns about what might come out of the Government's Welfare Working Group (WWG) have sparked a drive from a group of welfare organisations and academics so that those affected will get to have a say.

Moving party central venue likely -PM

Moving party central venue likely -PM
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - The venue for next year's World Cup "Party Central" is likely to be changed after Auckland Regional Council's about-face on plans for Auckland's Queen's Wharf, Prime Minister John Key says.

PM unimpressed at 'Party Central' change

PM unimpressed at 'Party Central' change
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - The venue for next year's World Cup "Party Central" may need to be changed after Auckland Regional Council's about-face on plans for Auckland's Queen's Wharf, Prime Minister John Key says.

Lottery grants board money stable

Lottery grants board money stable
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - More than $150 million in lottery money is going to communities this year. Internal Affairs Minister Nathan Guy said the $153m the Lottery Grants Board had allocated was the same amount as last year.

Trust contracted to provide eating disorder services

Trust contracted to provide eating disorder services
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - A trust has been contracted to set up a regional eating disorders service for people in the top half of the North Island.

Chinese VP thanks New Zealand for hospitality

Chinese VP thanks New Zealand for hospitality
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Beijing, China July 8 NZPA - Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping was quick to thank New Zealand for its hospitality when he visited last month despite a protest by Green Party co-leader Russel Norman.

Don't risk lives over whaling, urges PM

Don't risk lives over whaling, urges PM
Wellington, July 8 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has called for "cool heads" in the wake of anti-whaling activist Peter Bethune's suspended prison sentence, saying continued southern ocean skirmishes could lead to a fatality.

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