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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.

Cosgrove: Outdoor Recreation Discussion Document Launched

Cosgrove: Outdoor Recreation Discussion Document Launched

2 July 2008 - Sport and Recreation Minister Clayton Cosgrove has released a discussion document on outdoor recreation aimed at revitalising the sector. It is part of a review of outdoor recreation in New Zealand.

Chadwick: Recovery And Protection Of Moko Skinks A Priority

2 July 2008 - The Department of Conservation (DOC) is working closely with iwi, the local council and the Whangamata Marina Society to protect Moko skinks at the planned development site of the Whangamata Marina, Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick said today.

Jones: Views Sought On Revised Retirement Villages Code

2 July 2008 - A new statutory Code of Practice for retirement villages, a document setting out the rights and responsibilities of residents and operators, is currently open for public consultation.

Power: Where Is The Organised Crime Agency?

2 July 2008 - The Government failed to produce the Organised and Financial Crime Agency yesterday as promised, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

Ryall: Come Clean On Hospital Plan

2 July 2008 - Labour must come clean on the secret plan to axe hospital services in the Lower North Island, says National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall.

Greens: Police Enthusiasm For Pepper-Spray Needs To Be Reviewed

Greens: Police Enthusiasm For Pepper-Spray Needs To Be Reviewed

2 July 2008 - Green Party Police Spokesperson Keith Locke wants the Police Commissioner to review the way his officers are using pepper spray.