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Hodgson: National In A Minority Of One

3 July 2008 - The National Party's bewildered press statement opposing the announcement of a new university in South Auckland puts it in a minority of one, Tertiary Education Minister Pete Hodgson said today.

Unitedfuture: Progress On Poverty -micro-managing Option Needed

3 July 2008 - UnitedFuture welcomes new figures indicating a reduction in the number of New Zealand children living poverty, according to UnitedFuture deputy leader Judy Turner.

Hutchison: Trades The Loser With Labour's New University

Labour's announcement of a new university campus in South Auckland is a major blow for any potential growth in trades and polytechnic education, says National's Tertiary Education spokesman, Paul Hutchison.

Hutchison: Trades The Loser With Labour's New University

3 July 2008 - Labour's announcement of a new university campus in South Auckland is a major blow for any potential growth in trades and polytechnic education, says National's Tertiary Education spokesman, Paul Hutchison.

Greens: Greens Criticise Government's 'bandaid' Welfare Plans

3 July 2008 - The Green Party welcomes minor changes to supplementary assistance for beneficiaries announced today, but says they fail to address fundamental faults in the benefit system.

Greens: Trucking Must Pay Its Way

3 July 2008 - It is time to stop subsidising the trucking industry and price transport on a level playing field if New Zealand is to make the transition to a sustainable economy, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says.

Maori Party: Conservation Department Unable To Conserve Rare Skink Habitat

3 July 2008 - The Minister of Conservation confirmed in Parliament yesterday that her department has had to remove a population of rare moko skinks from their natural habitat at Whangamata, in order to save them from the bulldozers.

Locke: Presidential Candidate's Release Welcomed By Nz Greens

Reports that Colombian Green Party politician Ingrid Betancourt, along with three American citizens, has been rescued from FARC militia after six years in captivity have been greeted with enthusiasm by the New Zealand Green Party.

Tolley: Bullies Quivering In Fear At Labour's 'resource Cards'

Bullies will be quivering in fear at Labour's latest waste of good education money, says National's Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley.

Cox: Prison Fellowship Funding Shortfall Will Cost Us All

News that Prison Fellowship is facing a funding crisis has spurred UnitedFuture deputy leader Judy Turner to request the government considers the group's current shortfall and acknowledges the benefits of their restorative justice programmes.