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Wineries Get Choice For Export Testing

Wineries Get Choice For Export Testing

New Zealand wineries can now have wine destined for Europe tested by laboratories closer to home instead of being sent to Auckland for analysis, Minister for Food Safety Kate Wilkinson announced today.

Cutting Fruit In Schools Would Be A Rotten Move

Cutting free fruit to some of New Zealand's neediest kids would be an attack on commonsense and child health, Green Health spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today.

Banks Deserve Less Credit

Scrutiny of the banking sector should include high credit card interest rates, Green Co-Leader Russel Norman said today.

Fruit In Schools Needs To Stay

Fruit In Schools Needs To Stay

The National Government's threat to remove Fruit in Schools is a backward step that fails to recognise the importance of child health, Labour Health spokesperson Ruth Dyson says.

Shearer Wins Mt Albert

Shearer Wins Mt Albert

Labour's David Shearer has romped to victory in the Mt Albert by-election.

Mr Shearer took the seat vacated by Prime Minister Helen Clark with a majority of more than 9000 votes.

Valuing Our Older People

Valuing Our Older People

It is good to be reminded that we should value older people and the knowledge, skills and experience they can share with us, according to Senior Citizens Minister John Carter.

National's Failure To Act On Franchise Regulation Disappointing

National's Failure To Act On Franchise Regulation Disappointing

The National Government's failure to address the lack of regulation in the small service orientated franchise sector is extremely disappointing, and displays a complete lack of understanding of the needs of this part of the sector, Labour Commerce spokesperson Lianne Dalziel says.

Key: Comment On Richard Worth's Resignation

Key: Comment On Richard Worth's Resignation

Prime Minister John Key says Dr Richard Worth's resignation from Caucus and Parliament is a sensible course of action in the circumstances.

National Raids The Public Purse Again

National Raids The Public Purse Again

The entire public service is rapidly becoming another arm in the National Party's political machinery, Labour Internal Affairs Spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.

Current Franchising Regulations Adequate

Current Franchising Regulations Adequate

A review of New Zealand's franchising regulations has found that the system is robust and adequately meets the demands of the industry, Commerce Minister Simon Power said today.