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NZ First: Defence's Recruitment And Retention Problems Continue

NZ First: Defence's Recruitment And Retention Problems Continue

3 September 2008 - The Defence Force's annual report makes for some grim reading, particularly on the recruitment and retention front, says New Zealand First's defence spokesperson Ron Mark.

Family First NZ: Government Sending Mixed Message To Parents On School 'donations'

Family First NZ: Government Sending Mixed Message To Parents On School 'donations'

3 September 2008 - Family First NZ says that the government is sending mixed messages to parents regarding school donations.

English: Election Watchdog Says Law Is Unenforceable

3 September 2008 - National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says the Electoral Commission has confirmed that Labour's Electoral Finance Act is unenforceable and has had a 'chilling' impact on our democracy.

Power: Prisoners Run Drugs Under Labour's Nose

3 September 2008 - If Labour had taken the issue of prison contraband seriously and introduced cellphone blocking technology and telephone monitoring when it said it would, prisoners would not be trafficking drugs, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

Ryall: Heart Surgery Depends On Where You Live

3 September 2008 - More and more Kiwis' access to heart surgery depends on where they live rather than how sick they are, according to information released by the National Party today.

Ryall: Cunliffe Steals Yet Another National Policy

3 September 2008 - "David Cunliffe has taken yet another National Party policy by announcing spot audits and public disclosure of audit reports on rest-homes," says National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall.

Smith: ETS Shambles Parallels EFA

3 September 2008 - Government assurances that the hundreds of last minute changes to the legislation to set up the emissions trading scheme will solve concerns are as unconvincing as those put up by Labour on the Electoral Finance Act (EFA), says National's Climate Change spokesman, Nick Smith.

O'Connor: Men's Health A Priority For The Government

O'Connor: Men's Health A Priority For The Government

3 September 2008 - Improving the health of New Zealand men is a priority for this government, Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor said today.

Mallard: Government Legislates To Make KiwiSaver Fairer

Mallard: Government Legislates To Make KiwiSaver Fairer

2 SEP 2008 - The government has today introduced legislation to Parliament to ensure employers meet their obligations to pay contributions to their employees' KiwiSaver accounts, Labour Minister Trevor Mallard said.

Tizard: Appointment To NZSO Board Announced

Tizard: Appointment To NZSO Board Announced

2 SEP 2008 - Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister, Hon Judith Tizard today announced the appointment of one new member and the reappointment of two members to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board.