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PM extends condolences following death of Saudi King

Prime Minister John Key has extended his condolences to the people of Saudi Arabia following the passing of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz.


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Deficit $1.5b in five months to November

Lower than expected operating expenses and higher than forecast customs and excise duties contributed to an operating balance before gains and losses (OBEGAL) deficit $121 million better than forecast for the five months to November, Finance Minister Bill English says.

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Finlayson to attend 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Attorney-General, Christopher Finlayson, will represent New Zealand at the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Poland on 27 January, International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Mr Finlayson is accompanied by Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Hon Annette King, underscoring the importance of the commemoration to all New Zealanders.

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Minister to visit the UK and Norway

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley today departs for Europe to talk about child protection systems in Scotland and Norway, and work underway in England and Wales to help long-term sickness beneficiaries and disabled people into work and to live independent lives.

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New year good time to prepare for emergencies

With many of us finishing our summer break and gearing up for the new work and school year, now’s the time to check that we’re prepared for an emergency, says Civil Defence Minister Nikki Kaye.

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Customs marks 175 years at border

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulated the New Zealand Customs Service on the eve of its 175th anniversary of service protecting New Zealand’s border.

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NZ Condemns latest violence in Ukraine

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned the killing of up to 30 civilians in Eastern Ukraine over the weekend.

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Minister welcomes beginning of school year

Education Minister Hekia Parata has wished Kiwi kids well as they begin heading back to school on Monday.

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Racing Safety Fund open for applications

Racing Minister Nathan Guy has announced that the next round of applications for the Racing Safety Development Fund will open on 2 February 2015.

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Equine industry joins GIA biosecurity agreement

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has welcomed a fourth primary industry to the GIA partnership today.

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McCully to AU Summit and Jordan

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is travelling to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to attend the 24th African Union Summit which runs from 26 to 27 January.



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