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Unitedfuture: Transparency Essential In Govt Spending

10 July 2008 - Greater public transparency in how the Government and government departments spend money is essential says UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne.

Alliance Party: Lack Of Obstetricians A Legacy Of Student Debt

10 JULY 2008 - Alliance Party Health Spokesperson Tom Dowie agrees with Greymouth Mayor Tony Kokshoorn that it is unacceptable for West Coast women to be forced to travel to give birth, due to the critical shortage of obstetricians.

Key: Labour Out Of Ideas To Improve Economy

Key: Labour Out Of Ideas To Improve Economy

Labour is showing they have no significant ideas for improving the faltering economy and are spending time dodging responsibility for the issues Kiwis are facing, says National Party Leader John Key.

Kedgley: Controversial Insecticide Found In Food Tests

The Green Party is concerned that residues of the highly toxic and controversial insecticide Endosulfan have been found in lettuce, strawberries and courgettes sold in New Zealand.

Goff: Debbie Ashton Report

Goff: Debbie Ashton Report

9 July 2008 - Minister of Corrections and Acting Minister of Police Phil Goff has welcomed the release of the ministerial inquiry into the death of Debbie Ashton and endorsed its recommendations.

Power: Cullen Ignored Concerns Over Disbanding SFO

9 July 2008 - Revelations that Attorney-General Michael Cullen treated with disdain the serious concerns about the scrapping of the Serious Fraud Office from its director David Bradshaw are most disturbing, says National's Justice spokesman, Simon Power.

Smith: Corrections And Police Under Fire Again - Tragic Death Preventable

9 July 2008 - The Government must accept some responsibility for the tragic death of Debbie Ashton because of the mismanagement of the offender by Police and Corrections, says Nelson MP Nick Smith.

Hodgson & Laban: $25m New Centre Boosts Whitireia's Trades Training

9 July 2008 - Whitireia Community Polytechnic is now even better placed to contribute to trades training with a brand new Industry Training Centre, Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson said at the centre's official opening today where he was accompanied by Associate Economic Development Minis

Family First: "Blow-Out" In Non-abuse CYF Notifications Blamed On Anti-Smacking Law

9 July 2008 - Family First NZ says that the evidence is in that CYF's limited resources are being wasted, with a 'blow-out' in CYF notifications but the levels of actual abuse not increasing, or at worst not being caught.

Family Party: Political Leadership Collapse In South Auckland

9 July 2008 - The Family Party is calling on Government to explain why core policing should be offloaded on local councils.