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Annette King
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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. 171 views

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. 132 views

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. 139 views

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. 269 views

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. 1340 views

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. 1097 views

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. 1256 views

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. 205 views

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. 172 views

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. 1343 views

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. 1406 views

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. 2564 views

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. 1532 views

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. 313 views

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. 157 views

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. 185 views

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. 171 views

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.  548 views

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.  144 views

Monday, 17 March 2008
Government responds to Justice and Electoral Committee Inquiry into Victims’ 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. 194 views

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. 226 views

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. 171 views

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. 274 views

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. 233 views

Tuesday, 12 February 2008
Government strengthens victims’ 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. 160 views

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. 501 views

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. 260 views

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. 219 views

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. 201 views

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. 305 views

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