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So Who Is Running The Show?

So Who Is Running The Show?

29 August 2008 - Headlines throughout the country today show that the public health system is lurching from crisis to crisis, while the government is nowhere to be seen, says National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall

"Our health system needs new leadership that is focused on what matters, not

Minister To Attend HPV Immunisation Launch

Minister To Attend HPV Immunisation Launch

29 AUGUST 2008 - On Monday (1 September) Associate Health Minister Steve Chadwick will join Auckland District Health Board and Auckland University of Technology students to launch their youth-focused website and social networking campaign promoting the HPV immunisation programme to teenagers and

Trade Announcement Welcomed

Trade Announcement Welcomed

Federated Farmers president, Don Nicolson welcomes the announcement that the free trade agreement negotiation between the Association of South East Asian Nations, Australia and New Zealand has been successful.

ETS Second Reading - One Step Closer Towards Rural Ghettos?

ETS Second Reading - One Step Closer Towards Rural Ghettos?

Federated Farmers president, Don Nicolson said today, "News that the emissions trading scheme bill has passed its second reading is bad. It is too rushed. What we have is a whole lot of short term political gamesmanship that is divorced from the real world.

Bradford: Housing At Crisis Point For Many

Bradford: Housing At Crisis Point For Many

News that increasing numbers of families in the far north are being forced into mortgagee sales should be a wake up call to Government and all political parties about the seriousness of the current housing crisis, the Green Party says.

Dunne: UF Now Crucial Post-Election

Dunne: UF Now Crucial Post-Election

John Key's decisions to rule out both Winston Peters and Sir Roger Douglas from Ministerial consideration should he lead the next government puts UnitedFuture in a critical position, says leader Peter Dunne.

Central Government Intimidation Must Stop

Federated Farmers Gisborne/Wairoa president Hamish Cave says big brother intimidation from central government over local government must stop.

Chadwick: DoC Carbon Footprint Just Got Smaller

Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick today announced an energy-saving pilot programme that sees the Department of Conservation (DOC) installing solar water heating systems on sites throughout the country.

Tyler: Situation Critical For Thyroid Sufferers, Greens Say

The Green Party is calling on the Government to intervene to help hundreds of New Zealanders who are experiencing significant adverse reactions to a new formulation of thyroid medication Eltroxin.

English: Axed IRD Ad Campaign 'Too Risky'

English: Axed IRD Ad Campaign 'Too Risky'

27 August 2008 - Papers released to National under the Official Information Act reveal that Inland Revenue drastically scaled back a multi-million dollar pamphlet drop which risked running foul of the draconian Electoral Finance Act.