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Catch The Train Now Or Miss The Bus: Greens

The Government should underwrite the funding stream for the electrification of the Auckland rail system so new electric trains can be ordered now, the Green Party says.

Sports And Fielddays Crowds Help Boost Anti-smacking Petition By 50,000

Family First NZ says that the numbers of signatures on the petition against the anti-smacking law and demanding a Referendum at the upcoming Election has been hugely boosted by a number of large events over the past 2 weekends.

Key Visits Tauranga Youth Programme

John Key, Leader of the Opposition, visited Relationship Services in Tauranga today to learn more about an innovative youth programme being run.

Guns Better Than Golf Clubs

14 June 2008 - "Rotorua liquor store worker Harbihajan Singh had to fight off two robbers with a golf club, and says that he should have been allowed a gun. We agree," says Libertarianz spokesman Peter Cresswell.

Minister Receives Report On West Coast Hospitals

13 June 2008 - The Minister of Health, David Cunliffe today said that an external review of the West Coast District health Board's booking systems calls for some short term actions at the DHB and a greater collaboration between the West Coast and other South Island DHBs.

Peters Welcomes Landmark Decision

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has welcomed the landmark decision made today by the New Zealand Supreme Court regarding the case of Susan Couch, the survivor of the brutal Auckland RSA triple murder in 2001.

NZ Government Meets Australian Consumer Advocate, Denise Brailey

13 June 2008 - Representing Government's response to the finance industry crisis the Minister of Commerce, Lianne Dalziel welcomed a meeting with Australian Consumer Advocate, Denise Brailey arranged by Exposing Unacceptable Financial Activities [EUFA] in Hamilton yesterday.

Grey Power Strongly Supports The Government Proposal

13 June 2008 - Grey Power strongly supports the Government proposal to ban the use of hand-held devices while driving. We only question why it has taken so long and why it will not come into force for several months.

Call For Tax Cuts Now - Not Later

13 June 2008 - Family First NZ is calling for tax cuts now, not in October as promised by the government.

Party Launches Another Classy Online Advertisement

13 June 2008 - The Family Party has launched its second You-tube political advertisement titled, "the family." The advert features deputy leader Paul Adams with his children and grandchildren, and goes to the heart of the Family Party message of putting families first.