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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.

Ryall: National Wants Norovirus Investigation

National is calling for an independent investigation into the norovirus outbreak at Dunedin Hospital, which badly affected over 170 staff and patients.

Farmers Meet With Greens On ETS

Federated Farmers representatives met with the Green Party this morning at 8am.

Street: Signing Paves Way For Major Housing Upgrade

Over 2000 Wellington City Council homes will be modernised and upgraded following today's signing of a $220 million housing partnership between the government and the council, says Housing Minister Maryan Street.

Anderton: No Money Left For Cheese If Nats Have Their Way

Anderton: No Money Left For Cheese If Nats Have Their Way

25 August 2008 - Aucklanders won't have any money left over from promised tax cuts to buy cheese or anything else because of the National Party's plan to impose user-pays toll charges on commuters, Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton said today.

Williamson: Statement On Roading

25 August 2008 - National Party Transport spokesman Maurice Williamson is moving to clarify statements he made about the party's infrastructure policy at the weekend.

Turei: Nats Fail Real Test: Should Pay More Attention In Class

Turei: Nats Fail Real Test: Should Pay More Attention In Class

National's plans for national testing of school children, if implemented, will follow in the footsteps of other international failures and, like them, result in the dumbing down of teaching, the Green Party says.

Cullen: Nats Must Clarify Extent Of User-pays Policies

25 August 2008 - The National Party needs to clarify the extent to which it would introduce user-pays policies across transport, health and education, if ever elected, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

Locke: National's Road Toll Policy Would Punish The Poor

Auckland Green Party MP Keith Locke says National transport spokesperson Maurice Williamson's proposal for high tolls on new motorways would only hurt poor people in the absence of adequate public transport alternatives.

Any ETS Scheme Must Include Forestry Offsetting

Any ETS Scheme Must Include Forestry Offsetting

The Flexible Land Use Alliance has advised the Green and New Zealand First parties, whose votes in Parliament will decide whether the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) becomes law, that they should not support any ETS that does not include a Forestry Offset Scheme.