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Kiwi Party: UN Report On NZ Drug Use Alarming

2 July 2008 - Kiwi Party leader Larry Baldock reiterated the party's call for a change in drug policy after the results of the UN study into drug use was published in the ODT today. The report revealed our use of cocaine and cannabis was the 2nd highest in the 17 countries studied.

Power: Waist Restraints - Another Corrections Bungle

2 July 2008 - Corrections Minister Phil Goff must explain how prisoners in transit are able to slip out of their new waist restraints, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

Borrows & Wilkinson: Labour U-turns On Cops As Councillors

2 July 2008 - National Party MPs Chester Borrows and Kate Wilkinson advise that an amendment to the Policing Bill, to allow police officers to also be local authority councillors, has been tabled in the House today by the National Party.

Unitedfuture: UnitedFuture Committed To Tackling Drugs

2 July 2008 - UnitedFuture MP Judy Turner has reiterated her party's stance on drugs following a recent WHO report that identified New Zealand as having the second highest rate of cannabis use among the 17 countries studied.

UnitedFuture Committed To Tackling Drugs

2 July 2008 - UnitedFuture MP Judy Turner has reiterated her party's stance on drugs following a recent WHO report that identified New Zealand as having the second highest rate of cannabis use among the 17 countries studied.

Cullen & Dunne: Tax Reform To Help Nz Companies Compete Overseas

2 July 2008 - Comprehensive reform of our international tax rules, to help New Zealand-based companies compete more effectively overseas, is the main feature of a taxation bill introduced today.

Cullen: Government Reveals 'plan B' On Rail

2 July 2008 - The Labour-led government has today revealed that its buyback of New Zealand's rail system was influenced by plans to close regional rail services throughout the country, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

Blue: Faster Progress Needed On Cancer Database

A report that lung cancer data** collected by the New Zealand Cancer Registry is incomplete and inaccurate is concerning but not at all surprising, says National Party Associate Health spokeswoman Jackie Blue.

Fitzsimons: Open Letter Receives Closed Response

John Key has finally responded to Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons' open letter in which she requested details of National's preferred Emissions Trading Scheme.

Ryall: Labour Ignored Repeated Warnings On Maternity Crisis

"Labour has ignored repeated warnings about the crisis in maternity services, not just in Wellington, but also around the country," says National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall.