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Greens: Dear Helen, Please Listen To The Parents

Greens: Dear Helen, Please Listen To The Parents

23 July 2008 - The Government must listen to the concerns of parents worried about the health risks of locating huge telecommunications tower masts next to pre-schools and schools, Green MP Sue Kedgley said today.

O'Connor: Government Committed To West Coast Water Quality

O'Connor: Government Committed To West Coast Water Quality

23 July 2008 - The government has invested significantly in improving drinking water safety on the West Coast and will continue to do so, local MP and Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor said today.

Dyson: Pathway To Partnership Funding Rolls Out

Dyson: Pathway To Partnership Funding Rolls Out

Pathway to Partnership funding is underway with the first of many additional payments going out to community groups this week.

Norman: Broken Promise On Water Safety In Leaked Paper

A leaked government blueprint for freshwater management shows Labour may be about to break its promise to make all water bodies safe for swimming within a generation, according to Green MP and Co-Leader Russel Norman.

Methyl Bromide Review Overdue But Welcome: Greens

The Green Party is pleased that ERMA is finally listening to community concerns and will reassess the use of methyl bromide - an ozone depletor which has been linked to severe ill-health in workers.

Borrows: National Welcomes Police Association Policies

Borrows: National Welcomes Police Association Policies

National Party Police spokesman Chester Borrows welcomes the Police Association's law and order policy document.

"This is an encouraging document from the men and women out there protecting our streets, and we should be taking very careful note of what they say.

Smith: Going, Going, Gone

Smith: Going, Going, Gone

22 July 2008 - More than 80,000 people voted with their feet in the past 12 months, says National's Immigration spokesman, Lockwood Smith.

Dr Smith is commenting on the latest migration figures which continue to paint a very grim picture for the New Zealand economy.

Greens: Removing Barriers For Disabled Is A Human Rights Issue

22 July 2008 - Green Party MP Metiria Turei has today released the Party's Disability Policy: Removing the barriers.

Greens: Councils And Communities Must Find 1080 Solutions Together

22 July 2008 - Government and West Coast Councils must start working constructively with local communities while a temporary suspension of aerial 1080 poison drops are in place, the Green Party says.

Barker: Ecosanctuary Set To Grow Thanks To Lottery Grant

22 July 2008 - A grant of up to $1.5 million from the Lottery Significant Projects Fund will allow the Otago Natural History Trust to construct a visitor and education centre at the Orokonui Ecosanctuary, Internal Affairs Minister Rick Barker announced today.