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Barker: Hand-over Of Responsibility For War Pensions Marked

7 July 2008 - A group of New Zealand's war veterans took part in a special event held at Parliament today recognising Veterans' Affairs New Zealand becoming the sole agency with responsibility for delivering all aspects of War Disablement Pensions.

Goff: Goff Condemns Triad, Vigilante Suggestions

Goff: Goff Condemns Triad, Vigilante Suggestions

7 July 2008 - Correction Minister and acting Minister of Police and Justice Phil Goff says that suggestions of employing Triad enforcers and armed vigilante groups are extreme, counterproductive and unacceptable.

Greens: Bradford Challenges Key To Come Clean On NGOs

Greens: Bradford Challenges Key To Come Clean On NGOs

7 July 2008 - Green Party MP Sue Bradford is alarmed at indications the National Party has plans that could silence local NGOs on social issues.

Greens: Government Should Help NZ Cricket Stop It's Tour Of Zimbabwe

Greens: Government Should Help NZ Cricket Stop It's Tour Of Zimbabwe

6 July 2008 - Green Party MP Keith Locke wants the Government to ensure the Black Caps tour of Zimbabwe doesn't go ahead.

Change Of Government And Direction

6 July 2008 - A Speech to ACT Wellington Regional Conference by Rodney Hide MP; The Museum Hotel, Cable St, Wellington; Sunday, July 6 2008

Elections allow us to chuck out bad governments, once we're sick of them. That's what's going to happen this election - Labour is toast.

Goodhew: Hairdresser Petition Launched In Nelson

5 July 2008 - "A day after truckies clogged our major centres, hairdressers look set to join the growing queue of Labour's critics," says National's Associate Health spokeswoman Jo Goodhew.

Anderton: Starfish Teaches Students About Sustainable Fisheries

4 July 2008 - Ensuring New Zealand's fisheries are sustainable into the future is the key message behind a new teacher and student resource kit launched by Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton today.

Libertarianz: Libz To CAFCA: Don't Vote For Us

4 JULY 2008 - Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath said members of the xenophobic far-left organization Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa should avoid voting Libertarianz at the coming election.

Cunliffe: 3G Mobile Investment Drives Further Broadband Surge

4 July 2008 - Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe said New Zealand's regulatory regime has given telecommunications companies the flexibility they require to bring broadband to rural areas.

Turei: Green MP Joins Students In Protest

Turei: Green MP Joins Students In Protest

Green Party Tertiary Education Spokesperson, Metiria Turei, joined students in Auckland this morning in a march down Queen Street against student debt and fees.

This Government has failed tertiary students and understandably they are angry, Mrs Turei says.