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Children - Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

Kiwi kids are the biggest victims of the current food price crisis, Green Party Children's Issues spokesperson Sue Bradford says.

Simich Confirms He Will Stand Down

National Party MP Clem Simich, the Deputy Speaker of Parliament, has confirmed that he will not seek a position on the National Party list for this year's general election.

He will continue in the role of Deputy Speaker until then.

Guy Says Railway Shutdown Pc Madness

28 April 2008 - Local National MP Nathan Guy says the Labour Department's heavy-handed shutdown of the fantastic Kapiti Miniature Railway is political correctness gone mad.

Stop Splashing Out With Taxpayers' Money

28 April 2008 - With soaring prices putting the squeeze on Kiwi families throughout the country, now is not the time for politicians to be spending more money, ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today.

Inspiring Youth To Take Environmental Action

28 April 2008 - Inspiring youth to take action against climate change in their communities is the aim of the 2008 Sir Peter Blake Youth Environment Forum which kicks off today, Environment Minister Trevor Mallard said.

Cut Crime In Christchurch

27 April 2008 - Christchurch holds the unenviable record of being the worst city in New Zealand for crimes of violence and New Zealand has been rated third worst for the number of citizens who are victims of crime each year.

Kiribati Immigration Case Gets Murkier Still

27 April 2008 - Revelations by a former immigration officer that she was pressured to process questionable visa applications from Kiribati have National's State Services Spokesman Gerry Brownlee demanding the secret report into the matter is released.

Violent Video Game Should Be Banned

27 April 2008 - Family First NZ is calling for the latest version of the Grand Theft Auto video game series to be banned in NZ.

Goff Rolled On Employment Of Prison Guards

24 April 2008 - The Corrections Department is leaving itself open to further allegations of corruption and security issues by refusing to have new guards sign a statutory declaration regarding criminal convictions, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

Labour's Record: Record Low Police Confidence

The Labour Government must move to urgently address the crisis of confidence in the police, says National's Police spokesman, Chester Borrows.