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Okeroa: Call For Submissions For Marine Mammal Sanctuaries

Okeroa: Call For Submissions For Marine Mammal Sanctuaries

27 June 2008 - A Notice of Intention to establish four new marine mammal sanctuaries was announced today by Acting Conservation Minister Mahara Okeroa. The public have until 23 July to make a written submission on the proposals.

Greens: Supermarket Mark-Up On Kiwi Staples Surprising

Greens: Supermarket Mark-Up On Kiwi Staples Surprising

The Green Party has renewed calls for a Commerce Commission investigation into supermarket pricing practises and has revealed the large mark ups that supermarkets have placed on two Kiwi staples.

Mapp: AG Slams Lack Of Info For Defence Audit

Mapp: AG Slams Lack Of Info For Defence Audit

It is a disgrace that the Auditor-General has been unable to complete an audit into defence acquisitions because parties involved were unable to provide him with all the necessary information, says National's Defence spokesman, Wayne Mapp.

Brownlee: Cullen Scores Own Goal In Desperate Attack

Brownlee: Cullen Scores Own Goal In Desperate Attack

National Party Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee says Michael Cullen and Labour have scored an embarrassing own goal in their desperate attempts to make political mileage out of a reported comment by John Key.

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.