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Four Decades Of Dioxin Deception Deserves An Apology

30 April 2008 - Tariana Turia, MP for Te Tai Hauauru, has picked up on the disappointment expressed by the Chemically Exposed Paritutu Residents Association (CEPRA), that the offer of free GP visits was an 'insult', a hollow 'political gesture of little value'.

Offender Volumes Report

30 April 2007 - Corrections Minister Phil Goff welcomed the release today of a new Department of Corrections publication providing information on offenders within the Corrections system.

Agreement Reached On Central North Island Claims

30 April 2008 - The Crown and Central North Island iwi have reached agreement on an iwi developed proposal to settle historic Treaty of Waitangi claims in the region, Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen announced today.

Improved Information On Used Cars For Sale: When A Sin Becomes A Cin

30 April 2008 - Changes to the information notice that motor vehicle traders must provide to consumers, when selling used cars, were announced today by Consumer Affairs Minister Judith Tizard.

Emissions Trading Scheme: Big Cost, No Benefit

30 April 2008 - The Cawthron Institute's report on the Emissions Trading Scheme fuels the need for both Labour and National to re-think New Zealand's response to the Kyoto Protocol, ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today.

Labour Gives Up On Long-Term Jobless

30 April 2008 - Labour is no longer collecting information on people who have been on a benefit continually for more than 12 years, according to answers provided by the Minister to National's Welfare spokeswoman Judith Collins.

Aucklanders Deserve A Decent Public Transport System

30 April 2008 - Auckland Green MP Sue Bradford says the Green Party is concerned about news that National Party Transport Spokesman Maurice Williamson says they oppose the regional fuel tax.

Industrial Dairying Drives Rainforest Destruction

30 APRIL 2008 - A thousand-fold rise in imports of a rainforest-destroying feed to prop up New Zealand's burgeoning dairy industry has huge implications for the country's clean and green brand, the Green Party says.

Minister Hides Serious Allegations For Months

30 April 2008 - National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says Immigration Minister Clayton Cosgrove has kept serious claims levelled at a top official secret for months, and his predecessor probably knew too.

Pet Scanning Possible In Public Health System

Thanks to private enterprise up-to-date treatment is now available to cancer patients in Wellington and with a minimum of Government initiative it could be available in the public health sector says New Zealand First health spokesperson Barbara Stewart.