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Key: National Announces Transitional Relief Package

Key: National Announces Transitional Relief Package

31 October 2008 - National Party Leader John Key says he has absolute confidence that with a fresh growth-oriented approach, New Zealand and New Zealanders will emerge in a strong position from the current global turmoil.

Key: National Reminds Banks Of Quid Pro Quo For Guarantee

Key: National Reminds Banks Of Quid Pro Quo For Guarantee

31 October 2008 - National Leader John Key has reminded the country's trading banks of their part of the bargain on bank guarantees, as he released his party's transitional relief package in Hamilton today.

King: Labour's Transport Policy Builds On Certainty, Says King

King: Labour's Transport Policy Builds On Certainty, Says King

31 OCTOBER 2008 - Sustainable and efficient transport policies are built on planning and certainty, not on half-baked and poorly-considered political wish lists, Transport Minister Annette King said today.

Greens: Compassion Key To Greens' Unemployment Support Package

31 October 2008 - Everyone who loses their job deserves support, Green Party Social Development Spokesperson Sue Bradford says.

"In the face of likely recession and increasing layoffs and redundancies it is vital that people receive assistance to help tide them over."

Kedgley: SPCA Forgot Govt's Inaction On Animal Cruelty

Kedgley: SPCA Forgot Govt's Inaction On Animal Cruelty

The SPCA's list of shame, issued today, made for repellent reading but the real shame in New Zealand is that there had been no action to improve animal welfare in the last few decades, the Green Party says.

Fundamental Shift In Health Focus: Greens

Fundamental Shift In Health Focus: Greens

The Green Party's Preventative Health Strategy was launched at Wellington Hospital today with Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley calling for a dramatic change in how New Zealand approaches health.

Key: More 'promise And Hope' Policies From Clark

Key: More 'promise And Hope' Policies From Clark

"Between smear campaigns, Helen Clark's announcements in this election are divided into two categories: 'the could've been' variety that she wanted to make, and the 'promise and hope' variety that she has announced but has no idea how to pay for."

Key: National Announces Action Plan For Violent Crime

National Party Leader John Key has today released his Action Plan for Violent Crime and declared that it is ready to go from the first day of a new National-led Government.

English: $50 Million Promise Vague And Narrow

Labour's transitional economic package will only help people in a household where someone else is working and misses those most in need, says National Party Finance spokesman Bill English.

Fitzsimons: Key Cornered On Different ETS Stories

Fitzsimons: Key Cornered On Different ETS Stories

John Key's attempts to evade discussing his party's position on the Emissions Trading Scheme came to an abrupt end today when he was cornered by Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons in a Paraparaumu mall.