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Cullen's Challenge: Support Regional Economies

20 May 2008 - With 320 job losses at Sealord's Nelson mussel factory and 138 meatworks jobs going from Dunedin, Thursday's budget needs to raise benefits and rebuild local economies, Green Party Regional Development Spokesperson Sue Bradford says.

Warfare Breaks Out In Labour Ranks

20 May 2008 - The National Party's Shadow Leader of the House, Gerry Brownlee, says the announcement from Phil Goff about the Government's re-election chances and his leadership aspirations "is a sign warfare is breaking out within Labour."

Green Party Budget Initiatives Boost Conservation Projects

20 May 2008 - Two important conservation programmes will get a major funding boost of $12 million, thanks to the Green Party's successful Budget initiative.

NZ Joins Multilateral Investment Guarantee Organisation

20 May 2008 - New Zealand has become a full member of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), an arm of the World Bank, Finance Minister Michael Cullen announced today.

Clark Tries To Isolate Ministers From Inquiry

19 May 2008 - National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee says the public will want to know why Helen Clark failed to mention ministerial involvement in the brief she's given the Auditor General to investigate issues around the Immigration Service.

Youth Court Information Resources Improved

19 May 2008 - Courts Minister, Rick Barker has today launched a set of new information resources, developed to ensure that all people who interact with Youth Court are aware of the court process and what to expect.

National Won't Cut Corners On Ets At Kiwis' Expense

18 May 2008 - National wants to get the emissions trading scheme right and is not prepared to cut corners when kiwis' financial security is at risk, National Party Leader John Key told the party's Lower North Island conference in Wellington today.

Bribery, Theft, Fraud, Corruption - No Business Of Ministers

16 May 2008 - National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith is confident that Ministers in the Labour Government will try to wash their hands of more serious questions levelled at the Pacific branch of the Immigration Service.

Peters Has It All Wrong On Racing

16 May 2008 - Last night's Budget announcement that the taxpayer will put $9 million dollars into prize money for premier racing over the next three years shows how skewed the Government's approach to racing has become, Green Party Racing Spokesperson Sue Bradford says.

Appointments To The Foundation For Research, Science And Technology Board

16 May 2008 - The Minister of Research, Science and Technology, Pete Hodgson, has announced two new appointments to the Board of the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology - the main government funding body for science and technology.

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