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Congrats Scott Dixon

National Party Leader John Key is congratulating Kiwi motor racing ace Scott Dixon for his historic win in the Indianapolis 500.

"Scott Dixon aimed high, worked hard, and has delivered a stunning and historic win for a New Zealander on the world motor racing stage.

Bradford Gets It Wrong On Smacking - Again

Family First NZ is rubbishing statements by Green Party MP Sue Bradford that the 48% of parents (51% of mums) who have used a smack for the purposes of correction since the passing of the anti-smacking law are "using violence as part of bringing up their children" or "resorting to violence."

Early Childhood Centre A Big Plus For Moerewa Says Jones

26 May 2008 - "This Mokopuna o Moerewa Early Childhood Education and Care centre provides bright hope just over the fence from the ashes of the burned-down Kura," Northland List MP Shane Jones said while opening the centre in Moerewa on Saturday.

Maori Leaders Must Respect Voice Of Parents And Fix Law

26 May 2008 - The Family Party is calling on Maori leaders to respect the overwhelming voice of New Zealanders who want the ill-conceived anti-smacking law fixed.

Act's 20-point Plan To Beat Australia

25 May 2008 - Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen's ninth Budget is just like his other eight. His concern is about carving up the economic cake - not baking it bigger.

Boost To Legal Aid Funding Welcomed But More Required

New Zealand First justice spokesperson Dail Jones says that while he is pleased that Budget 2008 contained an additional $11.2 million in operational funding for legal aid remuneration, it has been too long in coming and is not enough to address the many problems facing our legal aid system.

Governor-general An Expensive Indulgence, Says Republican Movement

23 May 2008 - "The 2008 Budget has revealed the true cost to the taxpayer of the Queen's representative" said Lewis Holden, chair of the Republican Movement. The New Zealand taxpayer now spends $10.95m per year on the office of Governor-General.

Greens And Labour Steal National's Solar Policy

23 May 2008 - National's Environment spokesman Nick Smith welcomes Labour's adoption of National's policy on solar water heating systems to double the $500 grant to $1000 and to simplify the grant system, as announced today by the Greens.

Prostitution Report Ignores Community And Police Concerns

23 May 2008 - Family First NZ is labeling the report released today by the Prostitution Review Committee as biased, flawed, and failing to heed the concerns of the community and police.

Education Minister Should Meet Principals

23 May 2008 - Education Minister Chris Carter should be sitting down and talking to North Shore college principals about funding rather than conducting a spat with them through the media, says National Party Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley.