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Murray McCully

McCully leads delegation to Pacific Mission

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will lead a delegation to Tonga, Niue, and New Caledonia next week for the 2012 Pacific Mission. “The Mission is an important opportunity for a variety of New Zealand representatives to engage with their Pacific counterparts on issues such as tourism, renewable energy and infrastructure,” Mr McCully says. “It also […]

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Government officials kept minister in the dark

Whanau Ora Minister Tariana Turia is demanding answers from Government officials after she was not alerted to serious issues with a women’s refuge accused in Parliament of fraud. NZ First leader Winston Peters says Te Roopu Whakaruruhau o Nga Wahine in Palmerston North has had its $80,000-a-year Government contract renewed through to June 2015, despite […]

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Legal woes could cloud Sky City deal

The Government could end up with serious legal problems if it signs a deal with Sky City for a new convention centre while the auditor-general’s office is investigating the tender process, Labour says. Deputy Auditor-General Phillipa Smith on Wednesday announced the inquiry into the process the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) followed in 2010 when […]

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Local Government reform bill passes first reading

A Bill to implement the first steps of a significant reform programme for the local government sector passed its first reading in Parliament today. Local Government Minister David Carter says the Government recognises that many councils are making hard decisions in the face of increasing cost pressures, but are constrained by the current legal framework. […]

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