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Minister Wants Pig Farm Investigated

Minister Wants Pig Farm Investigated

Animal welfare investigators will inspect a pig farm at the centre of an animal welfare probe as soon as campaigners reveal where the property is, Agriculture Minister David Carter says.

Greens Call On Agricultural Minister To Visit Intensive Pig Farm

Green Animal Welfare Spokesperson Sue Kedgley is calling on the Minister of Agriculture to visit a typical intensive pig farm to see for himself the cruelty sows endure when they are locked into crates for months on end.

Sua: National Government's 'Have Your Say' Advert Insulting

Sua: National Government's 'Have Your Say' Advert Insulting

The National Government's newspaper ads this weekend headlined 'Have Your Say on Auckland Local Government' is an insult, given that the Bill in question is already being rammed through Parliament under urgency, says Su'a William Sio, Labour's Associate Local Government Spokesperson and MP for Ma

Heatley: Fisheries Minister Meeting Pacific Colleagues

Heatley: Fisheries Minister Meeting Pacific Colleagues

Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley leaves on Sunday for an important meeting with Fisheries Ministers and Government representatives from 16 countries around the Pacific, to be held in Niue on 18 and 19 May.

Turia Slams Labour's Silly Attempts

Turia Slams Labour's Silly Attempts

Tariana Turia has described the hundreds of amendments put forward by the Labour Party as a "mockery" of New Zealand's democratic process.

Greens Fight For Democracy In Auckland

Greens Fight For Democracy In Auckland

The Green Party continues to protest in Parliament at the undemocratic way the Government is ramming through Super City legislation that eliminates eight elected Auckland Councils, and cedes dictatorial powers to a Transition Agency.

Sealord Must Show Stronger Commitment To Workers' Rights

Sealord Must Show Stronger Commitment To Workers' Rights

Sealord is continuing to trample on worker's rights and Labour's Maori caucus says it had expected better of the half iwi-owned company, which employs many Maori workers, says the party's Maori Affairs spokesperson Parekura Horomia.

Huo Saddened By Silence Of National's Asian MPs

Huo Saddened By Silence Of National's Asian MPs

Auckland-based Labour List MP Raymond Huo says that as a first-term MP of Asian origin he is astonished and disappointed this week that the National Party's Asian MPs have been "silent and smiling collaborators in legislation that will deny a meaningful voice to the large and growing Asian p

Brownlee: National Tourism Energy Efficiency Programme Launched

Brownlee: National Tourism Energy Efficiency Programme Launched

15 May 2009 - Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the launch of a national programme to improve the energy performance of New Zealand's tourism businesses.

Twyford: Time To Talk About The True Costs

Twyford: Time To Talk About The True Costs

15 May 2009 - The Government's Super City plan will cost Auckland ratepayers up to $750 each to implement - a cost estimated to be well over 30 per cent higher than the Royal Commission's plan, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.