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Alliance Says Teacher Crisis Can No Longer Be Covered Up

25 June 2008 - After nine years in power the Labour Government has failed to deal with the teacher crisis, says Alliance education spokesperson Richard Wallis.

Parliament's Greenwash Hoodwinks Ministers

25 June 2008 - Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons told a conference on carbon neutrality and sustainability in the Public Sector that under the Govt3 waste system Ministerial Offices have - for over a year - diligently been separating organic waste, only for it to be landfilled.

Clarkson Contradicts Key On Income-related Rents

25 June 2008 - National MP Bob Clarkson today criticised the government's policy of income- related rents for state houses, contradicting John Key's previous stance and raising confusion about National's plans, says Housing Minister Maryan Street.

Power Users May Face Extra Bill Of $165 Million

25 June 2008 - Labour is being forced to consider a plan that will load an extra bill of $165 million onto power bills, even before the Emissions Trading Scheme kicks in, says National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee.

National Knocks Its Own Idea On The Head

25 June 2008 - Flip-flops are now becoming the trademark of the National Party says Minister of Health David Cunliffe.

Treaty Deal A Major Step Forward For New Zealanders

25 June 2008 - The settlement achieved between the Crown and the Central North Island Iwi Collective is a major step forward for all New Zealanders, Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen said today.

The CNI Collective Inspires

25 June 2008 - "We should all be proud of what the iwi of the Central North Island have achieved with this settlement" Minister of Maori Affairs, Parekura Horomia said today.

Treasury Reports Bode Ill For National's Think Big

25 June 2008 - Treasury advice to the government on its Broadband Budget spend underpins the fact that National's Broadband Plan is utterly profligate said the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, David Cunliffe.

NZ Celebrates 150yrs Of Kiwi-croatian Culture

25 June 2008 - Croatian New Zealanders have much to celebrate on their National Day this year, which marks the community's 150th anniversary of settlement in this country, says Ethnic Affairs Minister Chris Carter.

Workplace Collaboration To Lift Productivity

25 June 2008 - Labour Minister Trevor Mallard today welcomed the opening of the Centre for High Performance Work as an important initiative to help boost workplace productivity through collaboration between workers and employers.