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Blue: Labour's Cancer Control Strategy Is Failing

Blue: Labour's Cancer Control Strategy Is Failing

13 July 2008 - Further proof that the Government's much vaunted Cancer Control Strategy is failing was presented at a prostate cancer forum in Wellington yesterday, says National Party Associate Health spokeswoman Jackie Blue.

"Labour's Cancer Control strategy is not delivering."

Tolley: No Minister, The Bureaucrat Numbers Are Out Of Control

13 July 2008 - An attempt by Labour to fudge figures around their out-of-control bureaucracy has fallen over at the first analysis, says National's Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley.

Carter: 20 Hours Free Not Safe Under Key

11 July 2008 - The release of National Party policy on early childhood education has been done with little fanfare today to disguise the fact that National's leader John Key will not guarantee that the scheme will continue to be free for Kiwi parents, says Education Minister Chris Carter.

Collins: Labour Offers 'handbook' To Bullied GPs

11 July 2008 - Instead of addressing the serious problem of doctor-bullying by sickness beneficiaries, Labour has produced a booklet for GPs about the Ministry of Social Development, 'its staff, processes, forms, benefits and entitlements', says National's Welfare spokeswoman, Judith Collins.

Peters: Peters Names New Consul-General For Shanghai

New Zealand's next Consul-General in Shanghai will be career diplomat Michael Swain, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said today.

"Shanghai is the booming gateway to eastern China, and has long played a leading role in China's commercial development," Mr Peters said.

Greens: $10 A Litre Petrol Prices In A Decade Is A Wake-up Call

11 July 2008 - Predictions from prestigious Australian research institute CSIRO that petrol could cost up to AUS$8 - about NZ$10 - per litre within a decade means we need to rapidly change course to avoid serious economic disarray, Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman says.

Goff: Cellphone Blocking Stops Criminal Offending

11 July 2008 - Corrections Minister Phil Goff said today that cellphone blocking being implemented in New Zealand prisons is a major step forward that will stop prisoners committing further offences while behind bars.

Horomia: New Appointments To The Waitangi Tribunal

11 July 2008 - The appointment of Timothy Castle and Kihi Ngatai, and the reappointment of Joanne Morris, Joseph Northover and Dr Monty Soutar to the Waitangi Tribunal, each for a term of three years, is very welcome says Parekura Horomia, Minister of Māori Affairs.

Horomia: Helping Young People To Achieve Tops MSD's East Coast Agenda

11 July 2008 - "Helping the East Coast's young people in the upcoming year is a top priority for the Ministry of Social Development's Regional Plan.

Greens: Transmission Gully Costs Will Never End

11 July 2008 - Reports today that the cost of Transmission Gully cannot be met by the local and regional councils come as no surprise to the Green Party, Wellington Transport Spokesperson Sue Kedgley says.