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Joyce: Billion Dollar State Highway Investment Confirmed

Joyce: Billion Dollar State Highway Investment Confirmed

19 May 2009 - The government has today confirmed that it will invest an extra billion dollars in the state highway network over the next three years with the release of its revised Government Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding (GPS).

Greens: Greens Plans MP Visit To Pig Horror Farms

Greens: Greens Plans MP Visit To Pig Horror Farms

19 May 2009 - Green MP and Animal Welfare spokesperson Sue Kedgley says the Sunday programme's footage of a North Island pig farm has lifted the petticoats on the New Zealand pork industry and exposed the truth about the misery of sows kept in cages for months at a time.

Brownlee's Biodiesel Plan A Sham

Brownlee's Biodiesel Plan A Sham

The announcement today by Gerry Brownlee that he wants to kick start the New Zealand biodiesel industry is laughable, Labour Energy Spokespersons Charles Chauvel and Chris Hipkins say.

Bennett's Six Months - Bungle After Bungle

Bennett's Six Months - Bungle After Bungle

Paula Bennett's blunder over the Christine Rankin appointment is the most recent in what is now a string of bungles, raising real concerns about her own appointment, says Labour's Social Development spokesperson Annette King.

Lee Fails To Front Mt Albert Meeting

Lee Fails To Front Mt Albert Meeting

The people of Mt Albert deserve a political leader who is prepared to publicly debate the electorate's issues, so Melissa Lee should engage at tonight's community meeting on SuperCity proposals, Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman said today.

Act MP Turns On Supporters

Act MP Turns On Supporters

David Garrett, already famous for spurning individual rights, now alienates gun-owners who frequently support ACT, says Peter Linton, Libertarianz Firearms Spokesman. Garrett claims that "it was a mistake to abandon registering weapons."

Carter: Pig Farm Investigation Underway

Carter: Pig Farm Investigation Underway

Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister David Carter has confirmed that animal welfare investigators are carrying out an inspection of the pig farm at the centre of TVNZ's 'Sunday' programme.

Key: PM Welcomes Greens' Support On Cycleway

Key: PM Welcomes Greens' Support On Cycleway

Prime Minister John Key is welcoming the Green Party's agreement to work with National on the New Zealand Cycleway Project.

The cycleway has been added to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines the policy initiatives both parties have agreed to collaborate on.

Brownlee: Grants To Boost New Zealand Biodiesel Industry

Brownlee: Grants To Boost New Zealand Biodiesel Industry

new grants programme for biodiesel production will kickstart the biodiesel industry in New Zealand, Energy and Resources Minister Gerry Brownlee announced today.

Carter: Urgent Action Needed To Help Sri Lankan Civilians

Carter: Urgent Action Needed To Help Sri Lankan Civilians

The Sri Lankan Government needs to move rapidly to address reconciliation with Sri Lanka's Tamil community and assist those affected by the ongoing conflict, Labour Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Chris Carter says.