Greenpeace supporters have set up a whale graveyard in front of the Beehive in reaction to further details released today of a proposal which could legitimise commercial whaling and allow hunting to continue in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.
National's promise to compensate low and fixed-income Kiwis for a 2.5 percent GST hike is now even less credible in the wake of a small business survey showing many prices may jump five percent or more, says Labour revenue spokesman Stuart Nash.
Hard working Kiwis will be shocked by confirmation today that Labour would mortgage our future when we are already borrowing an average $240 million a week for the next four years, Finance Minister Bill English says.
State Services Minister Tony Ryall is continuing to hide behind PR spin as cuts to public services are beginning to affect the quality of services and the morale of those that deliver them, Labour's State Services spokesperson Grant Robertson said today.
Never have whales been at greater risk than now as their future hangs precariously on the ability of citizens to campaign against a return to commercial whaling over the next two months, the Green Party said today.
The Alliance Party is hosting a "3 speakers 3 issues" meeting in Wellington on Thursday 29 April. It's free and open to the public.
The Government's plan to privatise ACC will fundamentally undermine a world leading system that is fair for accident victims, said the Green Party today.
It has been reported that the ACC stocktake report is now with John Key's Government for consideration.
Up to 100 young New Zealanders each year will be able to spend 12 months living and working in Turkey, following the signing of a reciprocal Working Holiday Scheme, Prime Minister John Key announced today.
There's something about the three strikes approach which this Government can't seem to get enough of. In this Bill the three strikes rule is applied to deter illegal file sharing.
My parliamentary colleagues; our kaumatua, Sam Jackson; our MC Bobby Newson and the Members of the Families Commission: Dr Jan Pryor, Bruce Pilbrow, Sandra Alofivae, Gregory Fortuin, Christine Rankin, Kim Workman and David Smyth.
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