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Family First: Another Smacking Poll - Same Response

Family First: Another Smacking Poll - Same Response

29 September 2008 - Family First NZ says that the NZ Herald poll showing 86% opposition to the anti-smacking law is further proof that the law is fundamentally wrong and should be changed.

English: Repealing The EFA & Reinstating Free Speech

English: Repealing The EFA & Reinstating Free Speech

28 September 2008 - National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says all New Zealanders with an interest in free speech will welcome John Key's confirmation today that a National-led Government will repeal the oppressive Electoral Finance Act.

Tolley: Teacher Council Improvements Slow In Coming

28 September 2008 - National Party Education spokeswoman Anne Tolley says the Education Minister must say whether he is satisfied with the way the Teachers Council is enforcing the competency among those in front of our classrooms.

Key: Recession Underlines Need For Economic Plan

Key: Recession Underlines Need For Economic Plan

"Today it's official, Labour has led New Zealand into recession and most worryingly Helen Clark is still failing to articulate any plan to get our country's economy growing again," says National Party Leader John Key.

Henare: Nat Victory As Maori Trustee Bill Bites The Dust

National is delighted that parts of Labour's flawed Maori Trustee and Maori Development Amendment Bill have finally been thrown out, says National's Maori Affairs spokesman (Education & TPK), Tau Henare.

English: Clark Must Come Clean On Plans

Helen Clark must come clean on what her plans are for the next three years, says National Party Deputy Leader Bill English.

Collins: Labour Has No New Solutions To Long-term Unemployment

Labour's attacks on National's practical and workable benefit policy are proving to be nothing but hot air after revelations the Government plans to introduce a tougher clamp down on long-term beneficiaries.

Fitzsimons: Free Travel A Good Start But What About The Rest?

The Green Party welcomes free off-peak public transport for superannuitants but says the most urgent thing is better quality, more reliable and more frequent services.

Nats & Labour Bar Country Of Origin Food Labelling: Greens

Nats & Labour Bar Country Of Origin Food Labelling: Greens

In light of the Chinese infant formula scandal, New Zealanders will be shocked to learn that Labour and National have voted against a 39,000-signature petition calling for mandatory country of origin labelling of fresh and single component food, Green MP Sue Kedgley says.

Laban: Supporting Our Future Pacific Apprentices

Laban: Supporting Our Future Pacific Apprentices

25 September 2008 - Pacific Island Affairs Minister Luamanuvao Winnie Laban today launched The Pacific Apprentice, an awareness campaign promoting the opportunities available in Modern Apprenticeships to Pacific communities.