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PM Needs To Be Prime Mover On Stuck Pigs

PM Needs To Be Prime Mover On Stuck Pigs

The Green Party is calling on the Prime Minister John Key to intervene on the issue of sow crates.

Government Urged To Step Up Anti-Nuke Campaign

Government Urged To Step Up Anti-Nuke Campaign

The Government should take the advice of former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser and launch a new anti-nuclear campaign, says Labour's disarmament spokesperson Phil Twyford.

Cosgrove Says Boy Racer Laws Just "Window Dressing"

Cosgrove Says Boy Racer Laws Just "Window Dressing"

Police Minister Minister Judith Collins talks tough and threatens to get tough on boy racers, but the so-called crushing legislation unveiled by the Government today is simply window dressing, says Labour law and order spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

Real Estate Agents Authority Chairperson Announced

Kristy McDonald QC has been appointed chairperson of the Real Estate Agents Authority, Justice Minister Simon Power announced today.

McCully: NZ Urges Long-Term Peaceful Solution In Sri Lanka

McCully: NZ Urges Long-Term Peaceful Solution In Sri Lanka

26 May 2009 - Finding a long-term peaceful solution that benefits all the people of Sri Lanka is crucial now that nearly three decades of fighting is over, Foreign Minister Murray McCully said today.

Goff And Carter: Labour Condemns North Korean Nuclear Test

Goff And Carter: Labour Condemns North Korean Nuclear Test

26 May 2009 - Labour Leader Phil Goff and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Chris Carter have described yesterday's test of a nuclear weapon by North Korea as a provocative act which will do nothing to enhance security in East Asia or resolve tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Collins And Joyce: Govt Cracks Down On Illegal Street Racers

Collins And Joyce: Govt Cracks Down On Illegal Street Racers

26 May 2009 - Two Bills that give police, courts and local authorities greater powers to tackle illegal street racers and crush their vehicles as a last resort, will be introduced to Parliament today.

Greens: New State Housing Policy A Recipe For Crime

Greens: New State Housing Policy A Recipe For Crime

26 MAY 2009 - The Government's move to stop people from living in state houses while on bail is a recipe for increased crime and poverty, said Green Housing spokesperson Sue Bradford today.

NZ Steps Up Swine Flu Response

NZ Steps Up Swine Flu Response

New Zealand is closely monitoring the spread of the swine flu around the world, including increasing cases in Australia where some schools have been closed.

Nz Condemns North Korean Nuclear Test

Foreign Minister Murray McCully today condemned reports of a nuclear weapons test by North Korea - the second such test in the past two and a half years.