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Smith: National Commits To Cutting Building Red Tape

9 September 2008 - National will cut back on the excessive red tape in the building industry and instead drive quality by encouraging warranties, better standards and improved skills, says National's Building and Construction spokesman, Nick Smith.

Heatley: Housing: Putting The Kiwi Dream Back In Reach

9 September 2008 - National Party Housing spokesman Phil Heatley says keeping the Kiwi dream of home ownership within reach is a central focus of National's housing policy.

Anderton: International Agreement On Protecting Deep-Sea Species And Habitats

Anderton: International Agreement On Protecting Deep-Sea Species And Habitats

9 September 2008 - New Zealand played a key role in achieving the successful agreement of guidelines on limiting the impact of deep water fishing on fragile fisheries and habitats, Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton said today.

Anderton: "NZ Wood" Campaign Applauded

Anderton: "NZ Wood" Campaign Applauded

9 September 2008 - The release of the NZWood 'Resources' website this week marks an important step in expanding the use of wood as a building material in New Zealand, Forestry Minister Jim Anderton, said today.

Anderton: National's 'psychic Energy' Science Policy

9 September 2008 - Research and science are so important for New Zealand that the country cannot afford national's intention to scrap New Zealand Fast Forward and reduce research and development tax credits, Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton said today.

National Party Set To Undermine Public Provision Of Tertiary Education

National Party Set To Undermine Public Provision Of Tertiary Education

9 September 2008 - The National party appears intent on undermining the provision of public tertiary education, with a statement yesterday that private training providers should receive the same level of funding as public-sector institutions, according to the Association of University Staff (AUS)

Key: Educational Standards Target Of Latest Billboard

9 September 2008 - The complacency with which Labour treats educational achievement has been targeted in National's latest billboard, says National Party Leader John Key.

Ten billboards are going up in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

Brown: Rapist Refugee: Out!

Brown: Rapist Refugee: Out!

An Iraqi refugee convicted of raping a Lower Hutt schoolgirl must not under any circumstances be allowed to remain in New Zealand, says New Zealand First associate immigration spokesman Peter Brown.

Mallard: Another Week Another Leak. The Shambles Continues

The shambles in National under its leader John Key continues this week with the release of a fourth leaked National Party policy.

"Another week, another leak," Trevor Mallard said.

Mccoskrie: Family First Welcomes Comments By Key On Smacking Referendum

Family First NZ is welcoming comments made by National leader John Key at the Forum on the Family in Auckland yesterday that National will listen to the results of a Referendum on the anti-smacking law.