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Greens: Buy Kiwi Made Decision Shows Govt's Lack Of Economic Skill

Greens: Buy Kiwi Made Decision Shows Govt's Lack Of Economic Skill

8 December 2008 - The new Minister of Economic Development shows a remarkable lack of economic understanding in his decision to suspend the Buy Kiwi Made campaign, the Green Party says.

Libertarianz: Privatise ACC

Libertarianz: Privatise ACC

8 DECEMBER 2008 - "It should be obvious to even the least observant New Zealander that the government - regardless of which party is running it - is capable only of making a hash of what should be a simple market product - take for example ACC," fumes Libertarianz spokesman Russell Watkins.

Libertarianz: Unions' Chickens Coming Home To Roost

Libertarianz: Unions' Chickens Coming Home To Roost

8 DECEMBER 2008 - "The struggling American car manufacturers are in trouble in large part because of their over-paid, over-benefited workers," said Libertarianz Spokesman Russell Watkins today.

Greens: Flaws In Consumer Safety Revealed In Briefing Notes

Greens: Flaws In Consumer Safety Revealed In Briefing Notes

5 December 2008 - The Briefing to the incoming Minister of Consumer Affairs reveals that New Zealand needs a far more robust regime to ensure the safety of imported products and to protect New Zealanders from products that pose a serious risk to consumer safety, the Green Party says.

Please Mr. Key, Do Bury Your Head In The Sand On Climate Change!

Please Mr. Key, Do Bury Your Head In The Sand On Climate Change!

5 December 2008 - On the eve of Global Action on Climate Change Day, Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons frets that our new government "is being swayed by Act leader Rodney Hide and that party's head-in-the-sand approach to climate change."

English: Crown Accounts Show Need For Economic Action

English: Crown Accounts Show Need For Economic Action

5 December 2008 - The Financial Statements of the Government for the four months ended 31 October 2008 underline the need for action to make our economy more productive and competitive, Finance Minister Bill English said today.

Family First: Family TV Viewing Saturated With Foul Language, Sexual Content

Family First: Family TV Viewing Saturated With Foul Language, Sexual Content

5 December 2008 - Family First NZ says that family television viewing is 'saturated' with foul language and sexual content.

Smith: Big Blow-Out In Another ACC Account

Smith: Big Blow-Out In Another ACC Account

4 December 2008 - Officials are recommending an increase in earners levies of $1.337 billion over the next three years to cover significant increased costs of the ACC Earners' Account that funds non-work accidents involving employees.

Tolley: Auditor General Asked To Investigate School Bus Tender Process

Tolley: Auditor General Asked To Investigate School Bus Tender Process

Education Minister Anne Tolley has requested that the Auditor General initiate an inquiry into the Ministry of Education school bus transport tendering process.

Council Homeless Law Not The Answer: Greens

Council Homeless Law Not The Answer: Greens

Auckland City Council's plan to create a new bylaw to force homeless people out of the city is pointless and cruel, the Green Party says.