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Parker: Govt Slams South Island Power Price Hikes

The 'alarming' power price rises announced by Contact Energy for South Island customers will be put under the microscope by government, Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel and Energy Minister David Parker said today.

Smith: RMA Reforms Will Get Business Moving Again

Smith: RMA Reforms Will Get Business Moving Again

National will introduce into Parliament, within 100 days of forming a new Government, a Resource Management Amendment Bill to streamline and simplify the Act, and advance this into law within six months.

English: Cullen Puts Any Future Labour Tax Cuts In Doubt

National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says Helen Clark's promise of a 'pay jolt' in education coupled with Michael Cullen's comments that he is beyond his comfort zone, clearly mean Labour's future tax cuts are in doubt.

Key Says NZ Will Weather Economic Storm

Key Says NZ Will Weather Economic Storm

National Party Leader John Key says New Zealand will weather the global credit storm and National has a carefully balanced economic package that will help get the country growing again.

Power: Labour's Broken Promise No 2 On Law & Order

Power: Labour's Broken Promise No 2 On Law & Order

The Labour Government has failed to deliver on its 2005 election promise to hit gangs where it hurts by removing the proceeds of their crimes, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

"Human Timebombs" Need Defusing

"Human Timebombs" Need Defusing

30 September 2008 - National Party Leader John Key is welcoming the wake-up call delivered by Principal Youth Court Judge Andrew Becroft who has stressed the importance of defusing young "human timebombs" before they explode.

Greens: Simple Sums, More Public Transport = Fewer Cars

30 September 2008 - The latest figures from the New Zealand Transport Agency and ARTA show that even the recent fall in petrol prices has not been enough to encourage commuters back into their cars.

Anderton: New Fishing Bans To Protect Hector's And Maui's Dolphins

Anderton: New Fishing Bans To Protect Hector's And Maui's Dolphins

30 September 2008 - New fishing rules to protect New Zealand's threatened Hector's and Maui's dolphins will come into force for recreational and commercial fishers tomorrow (Wednesday 1 October 2008), Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton said today.

Anderton: Blue Cod Fishery Closure In Marlborough Sounds Reminder

30 September 2008 - Fisheries Minister Jim Anderton is reminding recreational fishers in the Marlborough Sounds that new blue cod fishing regulations will come into effect from tomorrow (1 October 2008).

Recommendations Good For Aged Care Workforce - But National Out Of Touch

Recommendations Good For Aged Care Workforce - But National Out Of Touch

30 September 2008 - The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is very pleased with the recommendations made in the report by the Health Select Committee as a result of an almost 34,000 strong petition submitted in 2007.