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National Attack On Beneficiaries Who Go Public An Outrage

National Attack On Beneficiaries Who Go Public An Outrage

National's attitude to people who dare to speak out on benefit issues is reminiscent of the worst of 1990s beneficiary-bashing, Green Social Development Spokesperson Sue Bradford said today.

Linguapax Award Ceremony

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Minister's Political Games On Climate Are Off Target

Minister's Political Games On Climate Are Off Target

The Green Party has accused the Government of playing politics with the most significant threat ever to our economy and our environment while ignoring the obvious practical solutions.

Emissions Trading Scheme - Criminally Absurd

Emissions Trading Scheme - Criminally Absurd

Speaking from Masterton, where overnight temperatures were expected to dip to three degrees below zero, Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath called on the government to cancel any plans for carbon taxes and emissions trading.

New Appointments To Arts Council Announced

Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage Christopher Finlayson announced today the appointment of two new members, Anne Rush and Jimmy Wallace, to the Arts Council of New Zealand.

PM Announces First Cycleway Projects

PM Announces First Cycleway Projects

Prime Minister John Key has named seven potential cycleway routes that construction could start on this summer.

Tikanga Can Help Solve Water Issues - Sharples

Tikanga Can Help Solve Water Issues - Sharples

Maori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples has called for continuing dialogue on the role of iwi in the management and allocation of fresh water.

Secret Polytechnic Plan A Backwards Step

Secret Polytechnic Plan A Backwards Step

The Government's secret plan to take the scalpel to polytechnic governing councils is a short-sighted and backwards step, says Labour's Tertiary Education spokesperson Maryan Street.

Body Shop Action Stations Support Turning The Tide On Smacking As "Good Parenting"

Body Shop Action Stations Support Turning The Tide On Smacking As "Good Parenting"

This week, action stations in The Body Shop will provide people with information about why a 'yes' vote in the referendum supports parents in their use of positive parenting.

Super City Water Needs Accountability

Super City Water Needs Accountability

The Government must give urgent consideration to protecting Auckland ratepayers from the super city's new monopoly water company, says Labour's Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford.