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Alliance Party: Jim Anderton Announces De-Facto Wind-Up Of Progressive Party

Alliance Party: Jim Anderton Announces De-Facto Wind-Up Of Progressive Party

19 November 2008 - Canterbury Alliance Regional Chair, Quentin Findlay, said that Progressive Party Leader, Jim Anderton's decision to be in a coalition with Labour in opposition, amounted to the de-facto 'winding up' of Jim Anderton's Progressive Party.

Progressives To Co-Operate With Labour In Coalition

Progressives To Co-Operate With Labour In Coalition

19 NOV 2008 - A close relationship with Labour in government will be every bit as close in Opposition, Progressive Party leader and Wigram MP leader Jim Anderton says.

The Progressives will formally cooperate with Labour in Opposition.

Parker: National Already Breaking Promises On Climate Change

Parker: National Already Breaking Promises On Climate Change

18 November 2008 - National leader John Key's u-turn on the Emissions Trading Scheme is his first broken promise, the outgoing Minister for Climate Change Issues David Parker said today.

Key May Rue Lost Opportunities

Key May Rue Lost Opportunities

Libertarianz deputy leader Richard McGrath acknowledged John Key's choices for his cabinet posts, but said the Prime Minister-designate may regret not seizing the opportunity to immediately downsize the number of government ministries.

Key: National Confirms Whips

Key: National Confirms Whips

National Party Leader John Key says the National Party Caucus has confirmed its whips.

"Nathan Guy is to be the Government's senior whip, and Chris Tremain will be the junior whip."

Key: Statement On Mayor Graeme Weld

Key: Statement On Mayor Graeme Weld

17 November 2008 - National Party Leader John Key today offered his condolences to the family and friends of the Mayor of Western Bay of Plenty District, the late Graeme Weld, who passed away at the weekend.

Inclusive Approach Good For Business

Inclusive Approach Good For Business

17 November 2008 - The inclusive approach to support party arrangements and Cabinet appointments by Prime Minister-elect John Key are a good portent for stable business, says Business NZ.

Nurses Organisation Looks Forward To Working With Government

Nurses Organisation Looks Forward To Working With Government

17 NOVEMBER 2008 - The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is looking forward to meeting with the new Minister of Health, Tony Ryall, as soon as possible to discuss the detail of National's health policies.

NZEI Confident Of Building Constructive Relationship With New Education Minister

NZEI Confident Of Building Constructive Relationship With New Education Minister

17 November 2008 - The country's largest education sector union congratulates Anne Tolley on her appointment as Minister of Education and hopes the new National government will follow a steady and moderate course for education.

Minister For Infrastructure Appointment Welcomed

Minister For Infrastructure Appointment Welcomed

17 November 2008 - The New Zealand Contractors' Federation has welcomed the appointment of Hon Bill English as Minister for Infrastructure.

Chief Executive Richard Michael described the appointment as a "great choice".