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Prosecute Foreign Fishing Vessels - NZ First

Foreign vessels fishing illegally in New Zealand waters should be prosecuted instead of receiving a mild slap on the wrist, says New Zealand First fisheries spokesperson Pita Paraone.

Hereora: Key's Rewrite Of History An Insult To Maori Ancestry

The Government Maori caucus says John Key's ignorance of New Zealand history absolutely proves he is not someone who can be trusted to lead this country.

Military Aircraft Cost Blowout Unacceptable: Greens

Military Aircraft Cost Blowout Unacceptable: Greens

Green Party MP Keith Locke is concerned at the lack of accountability by the Ministry of Defence and Defence Force regarding cost blowouts of almost $400 million on key defence projects, identified in an Auditor General's report released today.

Goff Backs Recommendation For Strengthened Reporting Systems

26 June 2008 - Defence Minister Phil Goff has endorsed a recommendation for strengthened and more transparent reporting systems for defence acquisition projects.

The recommendation is contained in a report by the Auditor General was made public today.

Bradford: Better Police Systems Needed For At-Risk Detainees

26 June 2008 - Green Party Spokesperson for Mental Health Issues, Sue Bradford, says the case of four police officers acquitted of assaulting a man in custody demonstrates systemic problems in the force when it comes to dealing appropriately with people with mental health issues.

Airport Changes Given Time To Bed In Before More Reviews

26 June 2008 - The government has decided to give more time for changes to airport regulation to bed in before deciding whether to proceed with further work looking at the effectiveness of that regulation and whether regional airports should also be regulated under the Commerce Act.

Confusion Reigns Over Subsidies For Patients

26 June 2008 - Hospital waiting lists are set to grow and health insurance premiums are set to rocket, as the Ministry of Health indicates a possible change in policy on pharmaceutical subsidies, says National's Health spokesman, Tony Ryall.

Key Needs To Be Honest On New Zealand's History

26 June 2008 - John Key's attempt to gloss over difficult aspects of New Zealand's history is not befitting of a man who wants to be Prime Minister, Treaty Negotiations Minister Michael Cullen said today.

Nz Remains Strongly Opposed To 'scientific' Whaling

25 June 2008 - New Zealand remains strongly opposed to so-called scientific whaling, Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick today told the 60th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Santiago, Chile.

Double Standard On 1080?

26 JUNE 2008 - Independent MP and Kiwi Party candidate Gordon Copeland today contrasted the total evacuation of the 18 storey Pastoral House in Wellington, because of a 1080 scare, with the continued indiscriminate dropping of 1080 from the air over thousands of hectares of the New Zealand countr