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Ruth Dyson
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Member since: 30 August 2007
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Member for Banks Peninsula, Labour Party




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Thursday, 9 June 2011
11:43AM
Labour supports findings of Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Labour has expressed strong support for the recommendations in the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s new report: “Evaluating the use of 1080: Predators, poisons and silent forests”. 119 views

Tuesday, 31 May 2011
6:52PM
Government "shuffle cards" in State Sector The Government's announcement of more cuts, mergers and rationalisations amount to nothing more than 'shuffling the cards' and is not the plan we need to turn the economy around, says Labour's State Services spokesperson Ruth Dyson. 417 views

Tuesday, 7 October 2008
6:52PM
Valuable funding for Community-driven ICT projects The 2008/09 funding round of the Community Partnership Fund (CPF) is now open for people seeking to launch innovative grassroots Information and Communication Technology (ICT) initiatives. 137 views

Monday, 6 October 2008
5:48PM
Minister Releases Forces for Change New Zealand's labour market will go through significant changes over the next 12 years, says a report released today by Social Development and Employment Minister Ruth Dyson. 158 views

Wednesday, 1 October 2008
7:04PM
International Day of the Older Person Free off-peak travel, better subsidies for hearing aids and tax cuts boosting superannuation will provide senior citizens with even more reasons to celebrate International Day of the Older Person today. 140 views

Wednesday, 10 September 2008
12:44PM
Minister welcomes Blood Pressure Awareness Week "Strokes are the most common cause of adult impairment in New Zealand with over 57,000 people having suffered a stroke," said Ruth Dyson, Minister for Social Development & Employment. 132 views

Thursday, 4 September 2008
12:58AM
Changing Attitudes to Older Workers "The age of the New Zealand workforce is changing and employers need to take this fact into consideration" said Ruth Dyson Minister for Social Development and Employment. 1145 views

Monday, 18 August 2008
6:02PM
Storm clean up with Enhanced Taskforce Green Enhanced Taskforce Green funding to help with the clean-up of the recent storms affecting the Horowhenua and North Canterbury regions was announced today by Ruth Dyson, Minister for Social Development and Employment. 143 views

6:01PM
Lives of disabled people in NZ continuing to improve Minister for Disability Issues Ruth Dyson, welcomes the New Zealand Disability Strategy Implementation Review.  328 views

Thursday, 14 August 2008
7:13PM
Significant Step Forward for Youth Justice Rotorua The Minister for Social Development and Employment, Ruth Dyson is pleased to announce that a development and lease agreement was signed between Parekarangi Trust and Child, Youth and Family last night at a ceremony on the Te Pakira marae. 297 views

Wednesday, 13 August 2008
6:26PM
Minister welcomes Social Report findings Minister for Social Development and Employment Ruth Dyson says the findings of the 2008 Social Report show that New Zealand’s overall wellbeing is improving. 195 views

Thursday, 7 August 2008
5:24PM
Children's Commissioners Report welcomed The Government welcomes the release of the Children's Commissioners Report 'A Fair Go for all Children'. 102 views

5:21PM
New Zealand Economy in good hands The quarterly Household Labour Force Survey released today shows that the New Zealand economy is weathering the harsh global economic challenges, says Employment Minister Ruth Dyson. 239 views

Monday, 4 August 2008
10:07PM
Upskilling Partnership Programme improves basic skill levels Helping employers improve the skills of their workers is vital, says Minister for Social Development and Employment Ruth Dyson. 162 views

1:49PM
Upskilling Partnership Programme improves basic skill levels Helping employers improve the skills of their workers is vital, says Minister for Social Development and Employment Ruth Dyson. 338 views

Tuesday, 15 July 2008
5:55PM
Pathways to Inclusion making new ground Thousands of disabled New Zealanders are experiencing improved access to the workplace and community services, says Ruth Dyson. 347 views

5:53PM
Youth Employment News positive Reports released today show that youth labour market indicators have improved markedly in the past seven years, Social Development and Employment Minister Ruth Dyson said today. 199 views

Saturday, 12 July 2008
6:01AM
Ministry of Social Development Auckland Regional Plan launched Helping young people and giving children the best possible start in life are two key aims of the 2008/09 Ministry of Social Development Auckland Regional Plan being launched today by Ruth Dyson, Minister for Social Development and Employment. 1391 views

Saturday, 5 July 2008
6:53PM
Minister welcomes further success for Canterbury Minister for Social Development Ruth Dyson has welcomed the launch of the Ministry of Social Development 2008/2009 Regional Plan for Canterbury. 143 views

Friday, 4 July 2008
12:14AM
Government policies reduce poverty Child poverty has fallen on every measure since 2004, the Minister for Social Development and Employment Ruth Dyson said today, welcoming a report that confirms 130,000 children have been lifted out of poverty. 537 views

Wednesday, 2 July 2008
7:25PM
Disability Issues Bill to enable UN Convention ratification The Disability (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) Bill was introduced to Parliament today. 396 views

Wednesday, 25 June 2008
6:20PM
Government Response to Review of Retirement Income Policy Minister of Finance Michael Cullen and Minister for Social Development and Employment Ruth Dyson have written to Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan in response to the 2007 Review of Retirement Income Policy. 153 views

Saturday, 21 June 2008
4:50PM
Tribute to Anne Bray "To Anne’s daughter Pip, her son Michael, and her 5 grandchildren of whom she was so proud, and also to Anne’s sister Rosemary and her friends, colleagues and students– let me say how sorry I was to hear of Anne’s death. 459 views

Tuesday, 17 June 2008
5:42PM
New Complaints Process to launch in July Child, Youth and Family are implementing an improved process for responding to complaints. 150 views

Monday, 16 June 2008
9:45PM
Go further - Volunteer Volunteer Awareness Week is a time to acknowledge the vital contribution made by more than a million volunteers toward the well-being of fellow New Zealanders. 242 views

Saturday, 14 June 2008
4:51PM
It's Not Ok The family violence Its not OK campaign is having a significant impact in New Zealand. 434 views

4:50PM
Go further - Volunteer Volunteer Awareness Week is a time to acknowledge the vital contribution made by more than a million volunteers toward the well-being of fellow New Zealanders. 188 views

Thursday, 12 June 2008
3:19PM
More help for NZ Superannuitants "Legislation will be introduced to Parliament that will ensure that New Zealanders who wish to retire overseas are able to do so comfortably in the country of their choice,” said Ms Dyson. 190 views

Saturday, 7 June 2008
3:28PM
Mortgage Calculator will inform sound decisions The introduction of a quick reverse mortgage calculator is an important step in assisting older people to assess the implication of taking out an equity loan says Social Development Ruth Dyson. 382 views

Saturday, 24 May 2008
3:10PM
Sadness over Grey Power Presidents death Senior Citizens and Disability Issues Minister Ruth Dyson today paid tribute to Grey Power President Graham Stairmand, who died this morning. 226 views



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