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Norman: Swimmable Rivers Promise On Indefinite Hold

Norman: Swimmable Rivers Promise On Indefinite Hold

The Government's long-awaited Proposed National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management released today puts on hold a Labour promise to make all water bodies safe for swimming within a generation, according to Green MP and Co-Leader Russel Norman.

UnitedFuture: 1080 Operations Too 'Inhouse'

23 July 2008 - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says his party remains unmoved in its opposition to aerial 1080 despite the Department of Conservation's latest attempt at assuring the public otherwise.

Family Party: Greens 'listen To Parents' Demand Hypocritical

23 July 2008 - In a Green Party press statement released today titled, "Dear Helen, please listen to the parents - Greens," the party is calling on the Prime Minister to listen to parents.

Mallard: Board Of Inquiry Appointed For Water Policy Stmt

23 July 2008 - Environment Minister Trevor Mallard has appointed a four-person board which will lead public consultation on the proposed National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management. (see separate stmt)

King: Employers Not Happy With Modern Apprenticeships

23 July 2008 - The depth of discontent with Labour's handling of the Modern Apprenticeships scheme has been starkly highlighted in the latest Skills and Training survey says National's Associate Education spokesman, Colin King.

Henare: Maori Trustee Puts Kibosh On Labour's Vote-grabbing Plan

23 July 2008 - The Maori Trustee has put a spoke in the wheel of Labour's grand plan to steal $35 million to set up a separate Maori economic development agency, says National's Maori Affairs spokesman (Education and TPK), Tau Henare.

Goodhew: Name The Five Other 'Belhavens'

The National Party is calling for spot checks of resthomes and a major review of auditing following the Health Minister's alarming comments that there are as many as five homes in the same league as Auckland's Belhaven.

Mccoskrie: Greens Decide Parents Should Now Be Listened To

Family First NZ says it is highly ironic, and hypocritical, for the Greens to be demanding that the government listen to the concerns of parents worried about the health risks of locating huge telecommunications tower masts next to pre-schools and schools.

Greens: Dear Helen, Please Listen To The Parents

Greens: Dear Helen, Please Listen To The Parents

23 July 2008 - The Government must listen to the concerns of parents worried about the health risks of locating huge telecommunications tower masts next to pre-schools and schools, Green MP Sue Kedgley said today.

O'Connor: Government Committed To West Coast Water Quality

O'Connor: Government Committed To West Coast Water Quality

23 July 2008 - The government has invested significantly in improving drinking water safety on the West Coast and will continue to do so, local MP and Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor said today.