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The CNI Collective Inspires

25 June 2008 - "We should all be proud of what the iwi of the Central North Island have achieved with this settlement" Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia said today.

Treasury Reports Bode Ill For National's Think Big

25 June 2008 - Treasury advice to the government on its Broadband Budget spend underpins the fact that National's Broadband Plan is utterly profligate said the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, David Cunliffe.

NZ Celebrates 150yrs Of Kiwi-croatian Culture

25 June 2008 - Croatian New Zealanders have much to celebrate on their National Day this year, which marks the community's 150th anniversary of settlement in this country, says Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter.

Workplace Collaboration To Lift Productivity

25 June 2008 - Labour Minister Trevor Mallard today welcomed the opening of the Centre for High Performance Work as an important initiative to help boost workplace productivity through collaboration between workers and employers.

Cynical Bid To Sway MPs On ETS

MPs will react with cynicism to the report funded by the government-owned Meridian Energy and Mighty River Power companies urging them to quickly pass the emissions trading legislation, says National's Climate Change spokesman Nick Smith.

Price On Carbon Could Be Positive For The Economy: Greens

Farmers would profit from involvement in the Emissions Trading Scheme, reinforcing the Green Party's insistence that farming be included in the Bill earlier than 2013, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says.

Dunne - 1080 Double Standard Disturbing

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne remains disturbed at the willingness of DoC and Regional Councils to aerially drop 1080 in water supply catchments, while in Central Wellington today an entire office building was evacuated due to a parcel believed to be containing 1080 powder.

Labour's Bill Gathered Dust While Gangs Marched On

More evidence has emerged to show that the Labour Government has stalled for years on the fight against gangs, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

Hairdressers - The New Public Health Menace?

The National Party says Labour needs to explain why it thinks hairdressers are such a public health menace that it is planning to wrap several new layers of bureaucracy around them.

Clark In Denial Over Oz Exodus

Helen Clark is stretching the bounds of credibility with her claims that the exodus of people to Australia was worse under previous governments, says National's Immigration spokesman, Lockwood Smith.