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King Maker Anderton Could Make All The Difference - Feds Asks Progressive Party Leader Not To Support Ets

Federated Farmers president, Don Nicolson, along with a delegation of farmers, met with Progressive Party leader, Hon Jim Anderton last night and asked his party not to support the current Emissions Trading Scheme Bill ("ETS").

Dunne: Seniors Lose In A One-party State

Senior citizens will be the losers if either Labour or National governs alone after this year's election, UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne told Auckland Central Greypower members this morning.

English: Labour Confirms It Is Discussing New Taxes On Cars

26 August 2008 - National Party Finance spokesman Bill English has welcomed Labour's belated admission that it is indeed considering a new tax that could push up the price of a family car by thousands of dollars.

Power: Labour's Crime Reduction Strategy A Sham

Power: Labour's Crime Reduction Strategy A Sham

26 August 2008 - The Labour Government's so-called Crime Reduction Strategy has been a total waste of time, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

"It's time to end the pretence - this strategy is a sham.

Independent Party: Government Running Scared On Referendum

26 August 2008 - Independent MP Gordon Copeland today said that the Government is running scared of the successful petition on the criminalisation of good kiwi parents for smacking their children.

English: Cullen And King At Odds On Tolling Policy

English: Cullen And King At Odds On Tolling Policy

26 August 2008 - "He says yes, she says no, but no one is any the wiser after Labour tried to explain its confusing policy on toll roads in Parliament today," says National Party Finance spokesman Bill English.

ETS Decision Puts Onus Back On Businesses To Prepare

ETS Decision Puts Onus Back On Businesses To Prepare

26 August 2008 - Today's announcement that the Green Party will support the Government's Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill through its second reading in Parliament puts the onus on businesses to prepare themselves.

Dunne: FBT Rate For Low-interest Loans To Rise

Dunne: FBT Rate For Low-interest Loans To Rise

26 August 2008 - The prescribed rate used to calculate fringe benefit tax on low-interest, employment-related loans will rise from 10.57% to 10.90% from 1 October, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.

English: New Tax To Ramp Up Price Of Family Car

English: New Tax To Ramp Up Price Of Family Car

26 August 2008 - National Party Finance spokesman Bill English is warning New Zealanders that the Labour Government is considering a tax that could force up the price of the family car by thousands of dollars.

Maori Party: Maori Party Call To Address Food Poverty

26 August 2008 - The dramatic 7.6% rise in food prices announced yesterday by Statistics NZ is but another factor in the hardship being endured by more and more New Zealanders says the Maori Party.