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Unitedfuture: If 1080's Safe, Endosulfan Is Too!

30 June 2008 - UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne has consoled Green Party MP Sue Kedgley that she is definitely not the first person to be shocked by ERMA's liberal toxin reassessment decisions.

Independent Party: Does 1080 Pose A Risk To The Health Of Unborn Children?

Independent Party: Does 1080 Pose A Risk To The Health Of Unborn Children?

30 June 2008 - Independent MP and Kiwi Party member Gordon Copeland remains deeply concerned at the possible risks to human health arising from the continued aerial application of 1080 poison.

Kedgley: ERMA Ok's Continued Use Of One Of World's Worst Pesticides

Kedgley: ERMA Ok's Continued Use Of One Of World's Worst Pesticides

The Green Party says it is shocked ERMA has recommended the continued use of endosulfan, a highly toxic chemical banned in many western countries, and is calling on the Minister for the Environment to review the decision.

Locke: Help Britain Kick Zimbabwe Cricket Out Of 20/20

Locke: Help Britain Kick Zimbabwe Cricket Out Of 20/20

Green Party MP Keith Locke wants New Zealand to back Britain in getting Zimbabwe cricket kicked out of the World Twenty20 next year.

"We've got to use every bit of leverage we have against the Mugabe regime," said Mr Locke, the Green Party's Sports Spokesperson.

Independent Party: Kiwisaver Mortgage Diversion Begins 1 July

Independent Party: Kiwisaver Mortgage Diversion Begins 1 July

30 June 2008 - Independent MP and Kiwi Party member Gordon Copeland is delighted that tomorrow, 1 July, marks the date on which the mortgage diversion element of Kiwisaver is due to begin.

Chadwick: NZ Hopeful For Future Of IWC

30 June 2008 - New Zealand is cautiously optimistic that the agreed path forward for the International Whaling Commission (IWC) can solve some of the longstanding conflicts between IWC members, Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick said today.

Dunne: Convenience Fee Removed From Debit And Credit Card Payments

30 June 2008 - From tomorrow people who make online student loan or child support payments to Inland Revenue won't have to pay an extra 2.49% bank fee, Minister of Revenue Hon Peter Dunne said today.

Key: National Seeks Boost To Kids' Participation In Sport

National Leader John Key today outlined National's policy approach to boosting the participation of young Kiwis in sport.

Over-Enthusiasm Led To Banner - Peters

Over-Enthusiasm Led To Banner - Peters

New Zealand First has promised to cooperate fully with the police investigation into an election banner being draped over a supporter's section in Tauranga.

Duynhoven: Forecast Enhancements Benefit Trampers And Boaties

A new extended range weather forecasting system for the country's mountain regions, offering greater assurance and security to the outdoor community, has been welcomed by the Minister for Transport Safety Harry Duynhoven.