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Key: Key Welcomes New Candidates

28 July 2008 - National Party Leader John Key has welcomed the announcement of two candidates for the party list, Steven Joyce and Melissa Lee.

Kirk: National Announces List-Only Candidates

Kirk: National Announces List-Only Candidates

28 July 2008 - National Party President Judy Kirk today announced that Melissa Lee and Steven Joyce will be standing for the National Party at the up-coming General Election.

O'Connor & Chadwick: New Campaign Launched To Improve Breastfeeding

O'Connor & Chadwick: New Campaign Launched To Improve Breastfeeding

28 July 2008 - Associate Health Ministers Damien O'Connor and Steve Chadwick today welcomed a new social marketing campaign aimed at ensuring more New Zealand babies are breastfed.

Greens: Oil Dependency Takes Its Toll

28 July 2008 - Today's new trade deficit figures showing a massive increase in the cost of importing petrol and other oil products dramatically illustrate why the Government must reduce New Zealand's dependence on oil, the Green Party says.

Greens: Currie Must Stop Discouraging Free Speech For Athletes

28 July 2008 - Green Party MP Keith Locke has criticised the chef de mission of New Zealand's Olympic team Dave Currie for discouraging our athletes from speaking out on human rights issues while in Beijing.

English: Giving Certainty To Family Incomes

National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says National's decision not to change Working For Families delivers certainty for struggling families.

Dunne: Tax Cuts And Affordability

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says the confirmation by National that it will retain the Working for Families programme and offer tax cuts as well, should it become Government, is excellent news for working Kiwis.

Dalziel: Commerce Commission Deputy Chair Appointed

Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel today announced the appointment of Donal Curtin as Deputy Chair of the Commerce Commission for a five-year term.

Norman: Major Breakthrough In Tropical Timber Campaign

Norman: Major Breakthrough In Tropical Timber Campaign

Big Save, Harvey Norman, Briscoes, Farmers and The Warehouse have now all promised not to import kwila furniture, although old stocks might be sold at some stores next summer "season".

Cunliffe: Report Provides Valuable Input To TSO Reform

Cunliffe: Report Provides Valuable Input To TSO Reform

Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe has welcomed a final report from the Telecommunications Carriers Forum (TCF) on reforming the Telecommunications Service Obligation (TSO).