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Tax Cuts Hide Flawed Policy

16 October 2008 - In the wake of Labour's first tax cuts and the announcement of National's tax package, a lack of focus on wealth creation in the economy has been clearly demonstrated.

Progressive Party: Early Intervention To Reduce Crime

16 October 2008 - Intervening early to reduce re-offending and turn young people away from a life of crime will reduce criminal behaviour, the Progressive party says.

Anderton: Forestry A Profitable Sector, Despite Closures

16 October 2008 - Forestry and wood processing is still a profitable business for many companies, even though some were rationalising, Forestry Minister Jim Anderton said today.

English: Question For Clark: Where Is It Coming From?

16 October 2008 - "It's another day, there's another big spending promise from Helen Clark, but there's still no clues as to where all the money is coming from."

National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says Helen Clark is writing cheques that she simply cannot cash.

Greens: Cooperation Needed To Reign In Cowboys And Speculators

16 October 2008 - The Green Party is supporting calls by British Prime Minister Gordon Brown for an internationally coordinated overhaul of financial regulation and will be pushing for the next New Zealand Government to join international action.

Greens: Buying Out Broke Timber Mills Is Not The Answer

16 October 2008 - The Government should be helping the struggling timber industry through the downturn, but purchasing their plants is not the way to do it, the Green Party says.

NZ First: "Protect And Save New Zealand Jobs"

NZ First: "Protect And Save New Zealand Jobs"

16 October 2008 - There is an old military rule that you never fight a war on two fronts.

We are not at war - but we do face serious challenges on two fronts.

One challenge is economic - the other is social.

Mallard: Keeping Workers' Rights Safe

Mallard: Keeping Workers' Rights Safe

16 October 2008 - Labour Minister Hon Trevor Mallard speech to the National Distribution Union labour relations election forum, Alexandra Park Raceway, Auckland.

Key: National: Better Value From Your Taxes

16 October 2008 - National Party Leader John Key says an incoming National-led Government will treat every dollar it spends as carefully as householders do when they're totting up the weekly budget.

English: Labour Has Super Cuts On Its Books

16 October 2008 - "Labour continues to avoid any commitment to keeping the floor for national superannuation at 66% of the average wage," says National Party Finance spokesman Bill English.