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Greens: Maori Party's 'No Dole' Will Increase Poverty, Social Risks

Greens: Maori Party's 'No Dole' Will Increase Poverty, Social Risks

16 October 2008 - Maori Party Co-Leader Tariana Turia's suggestion yesterday that the dole should be scrapped is dangerous in the extreme, and especially for Maori who tend to be disproportionately unemployed, the Green Party says.

Family Party: Family Party Courts Public In Porirua

16 October 2008 - Leader Richard Lewis presented the Family Party message to 120 locals in Porirua last night.

Speaking at the Pataka Museum, Mr Lewis explained the Family Party strategy to win key seats in Mangere and East Coast Bays.

Ryall: Govt Retracts False Health Figures - Cover-Up Continues

Ryall: Govt Retracts False Health Figures - Cover-Up Continues

16 October 2008 - "The Government's decision to retract the false elective surgery figures released by David Cunliffe does little to clear the suspicious fog hanging over these election-year stats," says National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall.

Collins: Pacific Affairs Policy Reflects Pacific Needs

Collins: Pacific Affairs Policy Reflects Pacific Needs

15 October 2008 - National's Pacific Affairs policy will ensure Pacific New Zealanders will continue to receive world-class education and health services, says National's Pacific Island Affairs spokeswoman, Judith Collins.

English: Cullen Gives Up On NZ

English: Cullen Gives Up On NZ

15 October 2008 - "Michael Cullen's latest outburst shows he has lost faith in New Zealand as an investment destination," says National Party Finance spokesman Bill English.

"His attack on National's plan to get the super fund investing in New Zealand for New Zealanders is baffling."

Heatley: Heatley Pleased PM Supports Gateway Housing

Heatley: Heatley Pleased PM Supports Gateway Housing

15 October 2008 - National Party Housing spokesman Phil Heatley says he is pleased that Helen Clark largely endorses National's previously released Gateway Housing programme, following her 'new' policy announcement today.

NZ First: NZ First Announces Party List

NZ First: NZ First Announces Party List

15 October 2008 - New Zealand First has announced its party list for the 2008 General Election.

Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters says the party restricted the number to those with a realistic chance of election, bearing in mind that three years ago, the party had 13 MPs in Parliament.

Cullen: Key And English Admit Plans To Raid The Superfund

Cullen: Key And English Admit Plans To Raid The Superfund

15 October 2008 - Having savaged KiwiSaver last week, John Key and Bill English have today announced that they plan to raid the New Zealand Superannuation Fund in order to pay for their pet projects, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

Goff: Goff Congratulates Police Following Medals Theft Arrests

Goff: Goff Congratulates Police Following Medals Theft Arrests

15 October 2008 - Defence Minister Phil Goff has congratulated the Police for progressing to the point of laying charges the investigation into the theft of military medals from the Waiouru Army Museum.

Progressive Party: Minor Parties The Ideas Source Under MMP

Progressive Party: Minor Parties The Ideas Source Under MMP

15 October 2008 - MMP enables smaller parties to put ideas on the agenda that wouldn't otherwise make it, Progressive Leader Jim Anderton said today.