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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.

Chester: National Welcomes Taser Deployment Decision

27 August 2008 - The National Party supports the Police Commissioner's 'in-principle' decision to deploy Tasers to frontline police officers, says National's Police spokesman, Chester Borrows.

"This is in line with National's policing policy, announced on November 1 last year.

NZ First: Housing NZ Appeal Supported

NZ First: Housing NZ Appeal Supported

27 August 2008 - New Zealand First welcomes Housing New Zealand's decision to appeal a previous Tenancy Tribunal decision which allowed an antisocial Auckland family to remain in their state house, says housing spokesperson Pita Paraone.

Cullen & Dunne: Stapled Stock Legislative Changes Introduced

27 August 2008 - The government has introduced legislative changes to treat certain stapled stock instruments as equity for tax purposes, to prevent a loss to the revenue through their use.