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NZ Gives Aid To China After Quake

16 MAY 2008 - New Zealand is giving $500,000 to the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) to assist victims of the Sichuan earthquake, Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced today.

$35m Shared Equity Pilot Funded In Budget 2008

16 May 2008 - Budget 2008 will fund a two year Shared Equity pilot to assist up to 700 households into starter homes, Housing Minister Maryan Street announced today.

Households Vital For Ets And Biofuels

16 May 2008 - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says the party's future support of both the Emissions Trading Scheme and the biofuels legislation currently before Parliament hinge on the issue of the impact on household budgets.

P, Pimps & Prostitutes

16 May 2008 - The Family Party will be outlining policies to combat the P epidemic and the gang culture in South Auckland. The policies will be presented at the Family Party conference in Mangere tomorrow (Saturday 17th May) at the Nga Tapuwae Community Centre in Mangere.

O'Connor To Travel To Geneva For Health Meetings

16 May 2008 - Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor leaves for Geneva, Switzerland today to attend a number of health meetings.

Australia Ups Ante In Competition For Kiwi Talent

"Australia has significantly upped the ante in the global competition to attract talented and skilled Kiwis," says National Party Finance spokesman Bill English.

Dunne Demands Full Ets Household Costs

14 May 2008 - It is time the government told New Zealand households the full story about what the Emissions Trading Scheme will cost them, says UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne.

Toll Leaks Must Alarm Michael Cullen

14 May 2008 - "In the run up to the Budget, Michael Cullen must be alarmed by the information which appears to be leaking out of his office about the deal to buy Toll's rail business," says National Party Finance spokesman Bill English.

Alliance Party Says Ignore Threats From Smelter Executives

14 May 2008 - Alliance Party co-leader Kay Murray says the government should simply ignore the threat tactics of mining transnational Rio Tinto over the planned emissions trading scheme.

Election Law Forces Cullen To Get Advice On Budget

"Labour's self-serving Electoral Finance Act is so confused that the Finance Minister has been forced to get legal advice on whether Budget documents are an election advertisement," says National's Deputy Leader, Bill English.