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Conservation Minister Sandra Lee has reminded boaties and fishers to take care around predator-free islands this summer.

  • Sandra Lee
  • Conservation

The Government has given the go-ahead to a Japan-backed International Whaling Commission (IWC) research expedition to observe whales while passing through New Zealand waters en route to Antarctica, Duty Minister and Minister for the Environment, Marian Hobbs, said today.

  • Marian Hobbs
  • Environment

Instant fines are on the cards next year for passengers arriving in New Zealand with undeclared goods which threaten the nation's biosecurity.

  • Marian Hobbs
  • Biosecurity

Sport, Fitness and Leisure Minister Trevor Mallard has announced the appointment of Bill Osborne as a Hillary Commissioner.

  • Trevor Mallard
  • Sport and Recreation

Transport Minister Mark Gosche urged motorists to keep safe on the roads this Christmas.

"Christmas is one of the worst times of the year for road crashes, deaths and injuries," he said.

  • Mark Gosche
  • Transport

The Government’s action plan on reducing smoking was released today by Health Minister Annette King. The plan outlines initiatives designed to reduce the number of New Zealanders who die or suffer ill health as a result of smoking tobacco.

  • Annette King
  • Health

News that a shipment of processed high-level waste has departed France for Japan this week has again drawn a strong response from New Zealand.Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Phil Goff said "New Zealand opposes all shipments of nuclear material throug

  • Phil Goff
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade

Minister of Energy Pete Hodgson says he is pleased the electricity industry is getting on with the job of setting up the new governance structure required by the Government's Power Package.

  • Pete Hodgson
  • Energy

"The GDP figure for September has finally put paid to the mutterings of the doom merchants," Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

  • Michael Cullen
  • Finance

Commerce Minister Paul Swain has today announced the members of the new Ministerial Panel on Business Compliance Costs.

  • Paul Swain
  • Commerce

Commerce Minister Paul Swain and Associate Arts Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard have released a public discussion document on parallel importing and creative industries.

  • Paul Swain
  • Commerce

The surrender of more than 800 weapons since the Townsville Peace Agreement in October is a welcome step", said Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr Phil Goff.

  • Phil Goff
  • Foreign Affairs and Trade

Immigration Minister Lianne Dalziel says she is pleased with the net migration gain for November which was announced by Statistics New Zealand today.

  • Lianne Dalziel
  • Immigration

Confirmation of District Health Board chairs and deputy chairs were announced today by Health Minister Annette King.

  • Annette King
  • Health

The Government has welcomed a proposal by Kiwi Dairy and New Zealand Dairy Group companies to restructure the dairy industry, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today.

The companies made public the "mega-merger" proposal this afternoon.

  • Jim Sutton
  • Agriculture

Australia’s decision to reopen the public comment period on the draft risk assessment for access for New Zealand apples has drawn a sharp reaction from Trade Negotiations and Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton.

  • Jim Sutton
  • Trade Negotiations

A proposal has been put to the National Rifle Association which, if accepted, will allow the National Championships to go ahead at Trentham next month, the Minister of Defence Mark Burton announced today.

  • Mark Burton
  • Defence

The Government will introduce measures to address the management of biodiversity on private land, the Minister for the Environment, Hon Marian Hobbs announced today.

  • Marian Hobbs
  • Environment

"This Labour Alliance Government is committed to developing our regions and I am pleased to see the announcement of the first three regional partnership agreements," says Acting Prime Minister Jim Anderton.

  • Jim Anderton
  • Deputy Prime Minister

TELECOMMUNICATIONS: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

  • Paul Swain
  • Communications and Information Technology

TELECOMMUNICATIONS: SUMMARY OF GOVERNMENT DECISIONS

  • Paul Swain
  • Communications and Information Technology

The government has announced what it considers to be 'world leading' telecommunications regulatory reform.

Communications Minister Paul Swain released the government's response to the Ministerial Inquiry into Telecommunications today.

  • Paul Swain
  • Communications and Information Technology

The government is announcing today what we consider to be "world leading" regulatory reform in telecommunications.

  • Paul Swain
  • Communications and Information Technology

The Minister of Defence Mark Burton has welcomed the appointment of Brigadier Martyn Dunne as the new Commander, Joint Forces, New Zealand.

  • Mark Burton
  • Defence