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Key: Environment Policy Launch

Key: Environment Policy Launch

6 September 2008 - Let me say a big welcome to all of you at this the 10th Bluegreens Forum.

It's great to be here on Waiheke Island surrounded by a group of people who are passionate about New Zealand's environment.

English: National Will Not Proceed With Electoral Law Panel

6 September 2008 - National will not proceed with the electoral law panel appointed by Labour and the Greens, says National Party Deputy Leader Bill English.

Smith: Cosgrove Backs 'Who You Know' Immigration Policies

Smith: Cosgrove Backs 'Who You Know' Immigration Policies

National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith is making no apologies for an immigration framework that focuses on skills and investment as opposed to Labour's "who you know" policies.

Norman: Nat's Enviro Policy: Wood, But No Trees

Norman: Nat's Enviro Policy: Wood, But No Trees

The Green Party is calling for more detail from the National Party on their environment policy after reading the partial policy draft leaked yesterday.

English: Electoral Forum Already On Wrong Path

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says the partisan announcement today of a panel to review electoral law has already got off on the wrong foot.

Norman: Green Party Launched First Billboard

Today, at a media conference in Auckland, the Green Party launched a simple and powerful advertising campaign for the 2008 election.

Smith: Labour Puts Politics Ahead Of NZ's Growth

Smith: Labour Puts Politics Ahead Of NZ's Growth

5 September 2008 - Labour's sad attempt to discredit National's immigration policy confirms how out of touch this Government has been over the past nine years, says National's Immigration spokesman, Lockwood Smith.

Key: Doctors, Nurses To Fore In Latest Billboard

Key: Doctors, Nurses To Fore In Latest Billboard

5 September 2008 - Putting resources into more frontline doctors and nurses in our public health system is the theme of National's next election billboard, says National Party Leader John Key.

English: Latest Wage Gap Figure Is A Real Concern

5 September 2008 - National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says the latest figures on the Australia/New Zealand wage gap show the cost of nine years of complacency under Labour as Kiwis head across the Tasman in record numbers

Hutchison: Disability Inquiry Constructive But Reveals Failings

5 September 2008 - National's Disability Issues spokesman, Paul Hutchison, is welcoming the findings of a parliamentary inquiry into the quality of care and service provision for people with disabilities, but is worried the report has outlined some shortcomings.