Friday, 27 May 2011
Answers needed over Bennett's $2.4 million no-tender contract
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has questions to answer over her Government’s decision to favour a private company with a multi-million contract, Labour’s Social Policy spokesperson Annette King said today.
Monday, 23 May 2011
Lifeline cut to vulnerable children
The decision by Countdown to cancel its support for the Red Cross Breakfast in Schools programme is devastating news for vulnerable children whose parents are struggling to put food on the table, says Labour’s Social Policy spokesperson Annette King.
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
If the PM has time to strut his stuff on the catwalk how about a stroll through the food bank?
It is increasingly obvious that John Key is becoming out of touch with the cost of living pressures faced by hardworking Kiwis, Labour's Deputy Leader Annette King says.
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Regional Fuel Levy details announced
A range of significant Auckland transport projects, including Auckland passenger rail electrification, have been given a green light with the Government's decision to approve Auckland's regional fuel levy scheme, Transport Minister Annette King said today.
Sunday, 28 September 2008
Free off-peak travel for SuperGold Card holders
More than 500,000 SuperGold Card holders around New Zealand will be eligible for free off-peak public transport travel from next week, Prime Minister Helen Clark and Transport Minister Annette King announced today.
Friday, 12 September 2008
Public Transport Management Bill
Transport Minister Annette King says the passage of the Public Transport Management Bill will enable Regional Councils to improve New Zealand’s public transport system.
Saturday, 19 July 2008
Public Defence Service will employ permanent staff
Justice Minister Annette King has authorised the Legal Services Agency (LSA) to employ permanent salaried staff to provide the Public Defence Service (PDS) legal services piloted in Manukau and Auckland courts since May 2004.
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
Government and Road Transport Forum agree on comprehensive review
Transport Minister Annette King and Road Transport Forum chief executive Tony Friedlander say a comprehensive review of the model for allocating the costs of maintaining roads and building new ones, and for reviewing the way these charges are collected, will provide greater certainty in the future.
Saturday, 12 July 2008
Youth Parliament representative appointed to Road Safety Trust
Former Youth Parliament representative Alicia Gainsford has been appointed as the Youth Representative on the Road Safety Trust Board, Transport Minister Annette King announced today.
Saturday, 5 July 2008
Road User Charges talks planned
Following discussions with the Road Transport Forum late today, Transport Minister Annette King has asked acting Transport Secretary Wayne Donnelly to convene and chair a working party including industry members to examine the formula to set Road User Charges (RUC) for heavy vehicles.
Friday, 4 July 2008
Road Transport Forum's actions 'outrageous'
Transport Minister Annette King says she is outraged Road Transport Forum members are not only trying to avoid paying a fair share of the cost of building and maintaining New Zealand’s roading system, but that the forum is organising a protest that will disrupt the lives of people who always pay their fair share.
Wednesday, 2 July 2008
Road User Charges increase
Transport Minister Annette King says Road User Charges (RUC), affecting diesel vehicles and all other vehicles weighing more than 3.5 tonnes, will increase from 1 July.
Wednesday, 25 June 2008
Transmission Gully next stage gets green light, with preferred route to save $275 million
Transport Minister Annette King has announced the completion of preliminary investigations into a preferred route through Transmission Gully, with identified cost savings of about $275 million over previous estimates.
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Canterbury Transport Project receives funding boost
The Canterbury region will receive $33.5 million in funding over the next four years (2008 -2012) to invest in transport infrastructure, Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Transport Minister Annette King announced today.
Saturday, 19 April 2008
Bill will remove legal aid stress for victims
Justice Minister Annette King says the Government is drafting a Legal Services Amendment Bill to ensure victims do not face any additional stress during the processing of legal aid grants.
Search and surveillance powers modernised
Justice Minister Annette King says the Government has taken decisions on a comprehensive package of reforms relating to the exercise of search and surveillance powers by law enforcement agencies.
Saturday, 12 April 2008
Amanaki Pasifika Sexual Offending Programme launched
Justice Minister Annette King has today launched a new programme, aimed at reducing Pacific Island sexual offending and re-offending.
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
Crime statistics provide signs of encouragement
Police Minister Annette King says the lowest murder statistics for a decade show New Zealand has not become a more dangerous place in which to live.Â
Monday, 31 March 2008
Minister astounded by National's 'gimmickry'
Justice Minister Annette King says the National Partys plan to charge all offenders a flat $50 fee at sentencing, whether they had committed multiple murders, serial rape or stolen a bike, is a bizarre piece of gimmickry.Â
Monday, 17 March 2008
Government responds to Justice and Electoral Committee Inquiry into VictimsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Rights
The Government response to the Report of the Justice and Electoral Committee’s Inquiry into Victims’ Rights has been tabled in Parliament today, with Justice Minister Annette King saying the Government is undertaking extensive initiatives to strengthen victims’ rights and support provided to victims.
Friday, 14 March 2008
Labour committed to Waikato Roading, says King.
Spurious claims by National Party MP David Bennett that the Labour-led Government “lacks commitment” to land transport projects in the Waikato region were today rubbished by Transport Minister Annette King.
Monday, 25 February 2008
Police Minister welcomes IPCA report
Police Minister Annette King has welcomed the Independent Police Conduct Authority report into police actions in relation to convicted murderer Graeme Burton.
Government agrees to aviation security measures
The Government will require immediate strengthening of security training requirements for airline and airport staff at regional airports, and the Civil Aviation Authority will expedite a feasibility study on whether flight-deck barriers can be fitted to smaller aircraft in New Zealand, Transport Minister Annette King announced today.
Friday, 15 February 2008
Government Cracks Down On Tagging
Prime Minister Helen Clark and Police and Justice Minister Annette King announced today a government crackdown on tagging and other forms of graffiti vandalism.
Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Government strengthens victimsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ rights
The Government will strengthen victims’ rights through a range of initiatives, including developing a Victims’ Charter and funding a national 0800 victim helpline and a website for victims, Justice Minister Annette King said today.
Thursday, 7 February 2008
Government to investigate feasibility of PPP for Waterview Connection
The Government will investigate the feasibility of progressing the Waterview Connection section of Auckland’s Western Ring Route as a public private partnership (PPP), Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Transport Minister Annette King announced today.
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
Hamilton schools take lead on road safety
The introduction of 40km/h speed zones around 18 Hamilton schools will make it safer for young children travelling to and from school, Transport Minister Annette King and Education Minister Chris Carter said today.
Wednesday, 30 January 2008
Key Wraps Labour Party Policy in blue ribbon
Justice Minister Annette King says National Party leader John Key’s so-called state of the nation speech today is short on alternative policies to the ones being pursued by the Labour-led Government.
Monday, 28 January 2008
King seeking answers over Legal Services Agency action
Justice Minister Annette King says she is alarmed that the Legal Services Agency has asked the widow of Karl Kuchenbecker to repay up to $19,000 granted in legal aid for the inquest into his death.
Tuesday, 11 December 2007
Government works with Canterbury on transport strategy
Transport Minister Annette King and Environment Canterbury Chair Sir Kerry Burke have announced that the Government and the Canterbury region are working together to implement a ten-year transport strategy for Canterbury.