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English: Labour Sets New Exodus Record

English: Labour Sets New Exodus Record

The number of people leaving for Australia and elsewhere continues to set records and New Zealand cannot continue to afford to lose so many people and their skills, says National Party Deputy Leader and Finance spokesman Bill English.

Key: Labour Admits Failure In Education

Key: Labour Admits Failure In Education

19 September 2008 - National Party Leader John Key says Helen Clark's education announcements today amount to a reheat of a policy first outlined in 2002.

Independent: Banks Acting Badly On Mortgage Diversion?

Independent: Banks Acting Badly On Mortgage Diversion?

19 September 2008 - Independent MP Gordon Copeland, the author of the mortgage diversion component of KiwiSaver, today expressed his disappointment at the delay which has occurred in its implementation.

NZ First Supports Universal Student Allowance

NZ First Supports Universal Student Allowance

19 September 2008 - New Zealand First will introduce a universal student allowance, party leader Rt Hon Winston Peters announced in a speech to Otago University students today.

Greens: Govt Must Explain 25 Day Delay In Taking Action

19 September 2008 - The Government must explain to New Zealanders why there was 25 day delay before it took any action to warn the Chinese Government that SanLu infant formula was contaminated.

Helen Clark And John Key To Speak At PSA National Congress

Helen Clark And John Key To Speak At PSA National Congress

19 September 2008 - Prime Minister Helen Clark and National leader John Key will speak at the Public Service Association National Congress in Wellington next week.

Family Party: "Labour's Not Our Party Any More"

Family Party: "Labour's Not Our Party Any More"

19 SEPTEMBER 2008 - Family Party Manukau candidate Papali'i Tuifaasisina Poutoa PAPALI'I will send a strong and clear message to South Auckland's pacific voters: "Labour's not our party any more." Mr Papali'i says Labour has abandoned the conservative Christian values of pacific people and that h

Ryall: Labour Is Still In Health Workforce Crisis Denial

19 September 2008 - National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall says New Zealanders will be disappointed that Labour's response to National's practical voluntary bonding policy is to deny again that any health workforce crisis exists.

Tolley: National Calls For School Bus Contract Moratorium

Tolley: National Calls For School Bus Contract Moratorium

Rural schools throughout New Zealand are dismayed at Labour's decision to award bus contracts in a process that was flawed from start to finish, says National's Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley.

Norman: Coast Suffers While Council Dithers Over Sewage

Norman: Coast Suffers While Council Dithers Over Sewage

It is ridiculous for Far North District Council to blame "greenies" for the council's lack of long-term planning and for sewage problems created by the council, Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman says.