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Tolley: All Talk, No Action From Labour Over Failing Kids

Tolley: All Talk, No Action From Labour Over Failing Kids

Labour's latest plan to identify at-risk kids is simply more bureaucracy and fast talk, says National's Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley.

"The Ministry of Education has already spent $700,000 on the behaviour screening tool which has been slammed by experts as a waste of money.

Ryall: Labour Nine Years Too Slow And Too Late On Health

Ryall: Labour Nine Years Too Slow And Too Late On Health

New Zealanders will be choking on Labour's promise to streamline bureaucracy in the health system and deal with hospital waiting lists. Both things have got worse under Labour, says National's Health spokesman, Tony Ryall.

Key's Welfare Proposal Unworkable And Unfair: Greens

Key's Welfare Proposal Unworkable And Unfair: Greens

The Green Party says that John Key's $100m unemployment plan is seriously flawed.

'It demonstrates his lack of understanding of the practicalities of administering a national social security system,' says Social Development spokesperson Sue Bradford.

Greens: Key's Welfare Proposal Unworkable And Unfair

27 October 2008 - The Green Party says that John Key's $100m unemployment plan is seriously flawed.

'It demonstrates his lack of understanding of the practicalities of administering a national social security system,' says Social Development spokesperson Sue Bradford.

Greens: Green Ads Acclaim Goes Global

27 October 2008 - Acclaim for the Green Party election campaign has gone global with the iconic 'Aila' billboard rating number one on the international billboard of the week spot on the highly regarded BestadsonTV.com website, an online showcase for top advertising work from around the world.

National: Building For A Brighter Future

National Party Leader John Key says a National-led Government will make $8.6 billion available for new infrastructure projects over the next six years, while reducing development delays.

Mr Key today announced National's Infrastructure Plan - 'Building for a Brighter Future'.

High Country Policy Welcomed By Runholders

High Country Policy Welcomed By Runholders

24 October 2008 - The High Country Accord says the National Party's high country policy would be good for the environment, farmers and taxpayers.

NZ First: Donation Given To Susan Couch Trust

NZ First: Donation Given To Susan Couch Trust

24 October 2008 - New Zealand First made a donation of $78,000 this year to the Susan Couch and Crime Victims Charitable Trust, Rt Hon Winston Peters announced this evening.

Maori Party: Ignore Our Young At Your Peril Says Maori Party

Maori Party: Ignore Our Young At Your Peril Says Maori Party

24 October 2008 - The Maori Party is calling on all political parties to lift their game in respects of young New Zealanders.

"Every party should be concerned that 22% of 18 -to-24 year olds may miss out on the opportunity to vote" says Maori Party MP for Waiariki, Te Ururoa Flavell.

Greens: Two-Headed Monster Threatens Clean And Green Exports

Greens: Two-Headed Monster Threatens Clean And Green Exports

24 October 2008 - The Green Party is calling on New Zealanders to be wary of the National/Act two-headed monster that is threatening New Zealand's clean and green reputation, a reputation that underpins our export economy. This is in response to Key's comments about a five-headed monster.