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'Go Straight To The Police, Mr Rankin'

7 May 2008 - The Maori Party has dismissed as grossly irresponsible the behaviour of David Rankin from Northland in not reporting a serious crime.

You Can't Trust Labour On Climate Change Or Tax

National Party Leader John Key says Helen Clark could change her mind on climate taxes after the election and can't be trusted.

Clark Can't Have It Both Ways On Interest Rates

"Helen Clark's declaration that interest rates will come down because of the move to postpone climate change taxes is an admission that Labour's policies have pushed interest rates higher for longer."

UCOL's Cook School Plans Recipe For A Mess

The Government must explain how UCOL is able to establish a branch of Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Wellington, contrary to its anti-regionalisation policy, says National's Tertiary Education spokesman, Paul Hutchison.

Schools Will Fail The Grade On Healthy Food Guidelines: Greens

Many schools will get a fail grade under the new Food and Nutrition for Healthy Confident Kids guidelines that come into effect on 1 June, according to the Green Party's latest school food survey.

Conservation Minister Visits West Coast

6 May 2008 - Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick today visited the West Coast of the South Island with local Member of Parliament Hon Damien O'Connor.

Labour Buckles Under Pressure From Big Polluters

6 May 2008 - The Prime Minister's announcement on the Emissions Trading Scheme this afternoon is a hastily-constructed panic reaction to pressure in election year, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says.

Read The New Research On Children's Media Use In NZ

6 May 2008 - A new research report on New Zealand children's media use provides important information for caregivers, educators and broadcasters across all media genres, Broadcasting Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

Get Private Sector To Put Cuisine School In Martinborough

Wairarapa residents will be devastated to learn that UCOL has let them down and now plans to locate the Cordon Bleu catering school outside Wairarapa, says Wairarapa MP John Hayes.

Labour Hands $235 Million Windfall To Toll

National Party Leader John Key says Labour has gifted an Australian corporation with a huge windfall at taxpayers' expense, at a time when households are finding it difficult to make ends meet.