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Imported Food Testing Regime Gets Green Budget Boost

13 May 2008 - Additional funding of $2.4 million over four years secured by the Green Party in Budget 2008 will improve the monitoring and testing of foods that are imported into New Zealand.

Passionate And Experienced - Green Party List 2008

12 May 2008 - The Green Party today released its party list for the 2008 election.

"We are enormously proud to present our list for the 2008 election" says Jeanette Fitzsimons and Russel Norman, Green Co-Leaders.

What Has Happened To The Price Of Diesel?

12 May 2008 - Independent MP Gordon Copeland, the Kiwi Party spokesperson on Commerce, today questioned why the price of diesel in New Zealand has increased twice as fast as the cost of petrol since the first quarter of 2007.

That's Not What You Promised Trevor

12 May 2008 - "Trevor Mallard needs to tell New Zealanders when Labour's policy changed on golden handshakes," says National's State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee.

National Party Grandstanding On 'P'

12 MAY 2008 - Maori Party Co-leader Dr Pita Sharples has accused National's leader John Key of grandstanding on 'P', with his call for a tougher line on gangs involved in drug dealing.

National's Tough Gang Talk Hot Air Says Mark

12 May 2008 - National's 'tough talk' at the weekend to crack down on crime, on gangs and the 'P' epidemic is simply electioneering and has nothing to do with gang busting, says New Zealand First law and order spokesperson Ron Mark.

Labour's Golden Handshake Pledge A Joke

11 May 2008 - News of yet another golden handshake for a State-owned-enterprise boss shows Labour's promise to end such payments was empty election-year rhetoric, says National's State Services spokesman, Gerry Brownlee.

News Gets Worse On Toll Deal

11 May 2008 - Labour must urgently answer more questions on the Toll deal so taxpayers know exactly how much money they have spent, says National's Finance spokesman, Bill English.

Taskforce Set Up To Establish Cuisine School

10 May 2008 - Wairarapa MP John Hayes has established a taskforce to investigate the viability of establishing a cuisine school in Martinborough, independent of involvement with UCOL.

Fewer Experienced Guards In Prisons

The staffing crisis in the Corrections Department is going from bad to worse, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

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