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NZMA Welcomes Appointment Of New Health Minister

NZMA Welcomes Appointment Of New Health Minister

17 November 2008 - The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is welcoming the appointment of Hon Tony Ryall as the Minister of Health in the incoming National-led Government.

New Cabinet Offers Promise

New Cabinet Offers Promise

17 November 2008 - The new National led cabinet offers some promise to the tradeable economy says the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA).

Key: National's Ministry Focused On Growth, Prosperity

Key: National's Ministry Focused On Growth, Prosperity

17 November 2008 - The National-led Government's Ministry will be focused on growth to deliver prosperity for all New Zealanders, says National Party Leader John Key.

Mr Key today announced the line-up of his new Ministry, which will be sworn in on Wednesday morning.

Time To Repeal Seabed And Foreshore Laws Is Now: Greens

Time To Repeal Seabed And Foreshore Laws Is Now: Greens

The Green Party is calling on the new National-led Government to immediately repeal the controversial foreshore and seabed legislation.

Key: National-United Future Agreement Announced

Key: National-United Future Agreement Announced

16 November 2008 - National Party Leader John Key today announced the details of the confidence and supply arrangement reached between the National and United Future parties.

"I welcome this agreement with United Future Leader Peter Dunne.

Turia & Sharples: Maori Party Consultation Nears Exciting Conclusion

Turia & Sharples: Maori Party Consultation Nears Exciting Conclusion

15 November 2008 - As the whirlwind consultation schedule comes to an end, Māori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says she has been humbled by the amazing reception the party has received, after 30 hui in the last three days.

Libertarianz: Libz Gag After Goff Gaffe

Libertarianz: Libz Gag After Goff Gaffe

14 NOVEMBER 2008 - Libertarianz spokesman Richard McGrath says Phil Goff's first week as Labour leader has been sullied by comments that "appear to endorse the suppression of free speech."

Family First: Father Charged For Smacking But Case Dismissed In Court

Family First: Father Charged For Smacking But Case Dismissed In Court

14 November 2008 - In the second case that they are aware of, Family First NZ is questioning why a Nelson father was charged for attempting to discipline his defiant and verbally aggressive child yet the case was dismissed just before the trial.

Greens: New S59 Research Puts Paid To Myths

Greens: New S59 Research Puts Paid To Myths

14 November 2008 - New research released this morning puts paid to some of the myths about lack of public support for the section 59 law change, says the Green Party.

Family First: Children's Commissioner Survey Says Nothing New

Family First: Children's Commissioner Survey Says Nothing New

14 November 2008 - Family First NZ is welcoming a Children's Commissioner survey which says that only 20% of those surveyed disagreed with smacking in certain circumstances.