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Greens: Council Lacks Courage To Save Tukituki

Greens: Council Lacks Courage To Save Tukituki

5 August 2008 - The Hawke's Bay Regional Council appears to be all talk when it comes to making the Tukituki River anything other than an insipid agricultural drain, says Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman.

Dunne: Child Support Information Matching Begins

Dunne: Child Support Information Matching Begins

5 AUGUST 2008 - Information matching between Inland Revenue and New Zealand Customs for the purpose of recovering outstanding child support debt will begin at the end of the week, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.

Greens: Wairau Decision Will Destroy Braided River Ecosystem

5 August 2008 - The Green Party is disappointed in the decision of Marlborough District Council to grant resource consents for Trust Power's hydro scheme on the iconic braided Wairau River.

Tolley: Pm Wrong - No Cuts To Education Spend Under National

5 August 2008 - Helen Clark is making mischief by suggesting National will cut education spending to fund tax cuts says National's Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley.

"Even the Prime Minister admits she was just guessing when she made the comment.

Unitedfuture: Uf's Position On Asset Sales, Kiwisaver

5 August 2008 - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne today set out his party's position on the potential sale of core state assets and changes to KiwiSaver.

Chadwick: Twenty Years On From The Cartwright Inquiry

5 August 2008 - Associate Health Minister Steve Chadwick today acknowledged the 20th anniversary of the Cartwright Report, noting how far New Zealand has come since the release of the Report in August 1988.

English: Statement On Secret Recording

5 August 2008 - "Statements of mine secretly recorded at a social function last Friday and published over the weekend have caused confusion and concern about National's policy on Kiwibank and Working for Families," says National Party Finance spokesman Bill English.

Greens: 24,000 Suffer Adverse Reactions To Medicines

5 August 2008 - Over 22,000 New Zealanders suffered adverse reactions to medicines while they were in hospital last year, and a further 1910 experienced adverse reactions to medicines obtained outside of hospitals, according to figures obtained by the Green Party from answers to written questions

Police 'Taxi Service' For Truant Sets Dangerous Precedent

Police 'Taxi Service' For Truant Sets Dangerous Precedent

Family First NZ says that a dangerous precedent is being set by the police by taxiing a truanting 14 year old to school every morning, and fails to deal with the underlying problems.

Turner: One In Five Fathers Wrongly Identified By Mothers

UnitedFuture is calling on the Government to immediately introduce DNA paternity testing, following new figures from Britain showing that in one in five claims DNA testing proves that the mother misidentified the father of their child.