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CTU: If The Devil Is Not In The Detail - Then Release It!

CTU: If The Devil Is Not In The Detail - Then Release It!

29 July 2008 - "National's employment policy left as many questions unanswered as answered and letting the public in on the 'real' policy might address some of the issues outstanding," CTU president Helen Kelly said.

Kedgley To Present Country Of Origin Labelling Petition

Kedgley To Present Country Of Origin Labelling Petition

Green Party MP Sue Kedgley will present her 37,000 signature petition calling for mandatory country of origin labelling of fresh and single component foods to the Health Select committee at 10am tomorrow in committee room 3.

Greens: Action, Not Cover-up, Needed Over Coast Water Quality

29 July 2008 - Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman says he is worried central government may put pressure on West Coast authorities to ignore a report saying 100 percent of West Coast water supplies failed to meet drinking standards.

NZ First: Peters Meets Prime Minister

29 July 2008 - Rt Hon Winston Peters has issued the following statement.

"Today I met the Prime Minister to clear up the media generated hysteria of the past two weeks.

We had a cordial meeting and I am confident that these matters have been put to rest.

Carter: NZQA Board Appointment Announced

29 July 2008 - Education Minister Chris Carter has today announced a new appointment to the board of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

Smith: Worrying Deficiencies Identified In Mapua Clean-up

There are important lessons to be learnt from the remediation of the contaminated site at Mapua that need to be applied to other contaminated sites of this kind, says National's Environment spokesman Nick Smith.

Hodgson: Free Tool Supports Businesses To Self Assess

Hodgson: Free Tool Supports Businesses To Self Assess

28 July 2008 - A new free tool that helps business people assess their business's capabilities in areas such as leadership and planning will be launched by Economic Development Minister Pete Hodgson tonight.

Neville: Key Flip-Flops Again!

28 July 2008 - For the second time in as many months, SOLO spokesman Mark Hubbard asks Flip-Flop John Key how he can lead the National Party to the coming election on the back of his announcement he will continue the Working for Families tax credit scam.

Dunne: Tax Treaty With Czech Republic Nears Completion

28 JULY 2008 - Arrangements for a new double tax agreement with the Czech Republic took a further step towards completion with the signing today of an Order in Council that incorporates the agreement into New Zealand law, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.

Greens: Sad Loss To New Zealand

28 July 2008 - New Zealand has lost one of its strongest Maori guardians of this country's indigenous flora and fauna.

"I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Del Wihongi after a long illness," Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons said today.