Eye on the Electorate

Recession bites hard at community

IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY - Manawatu Standard

OPINION: Take a moment to think of the wonderful people who work for Work and Income New Zealand.

Adult education vital for community

BY IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY - Manawatu Standard

Every year, about 200,000 New Zealanders enrol in Adult Community Education (ACE).

Politician available to highest bidder

BY TURIANA TURIA - Manawatu Standard

I did something I have never done before put myself up for auction.

Maternity services a top priority

SIMON POWER - EYE ON THE ELECTORATE - Manawatu Standard

The provision of maternity services in the Rangitikei, and indeed throughout New Zealand, has concerned me for some time.

Down time reflected in Budget

BY TARIANA TURIA - Manawatu Standard

None of us were under any illusion that the economic and fiscal outlook would sustain a generous spending programme to meet every need.

Health target must be prevention

BY IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY - Manawatu Standard

In 2007, then Minister of Health Pete Hodgson introduced 10 targets linked to the Labour-led Government's health priorities.

City fighting recession

BY TARIANA TURIA - Manawatu Standard

Good on you Palmerston North!

There are alternatives to explore

BY IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY - Manawatu Standard

"There is no alternative."

Expanding to save jobs

EYE ON THE ELECTORATE - SIMON POWER - Manawatu Standard

The Government is going to extend the Job Support Scheme to include medium-sized businesses those that employ between 50 and 100 workers.