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Wilkinson: CTU Joins Labour In Misleading Scare Campaign

Wilkinson: CTU Joins Labour In Misleading Scare Campaign

National Party Industrial Relations spokeswoman Kate Wilkinson says the CTU must be alarmed that the Labour-affiliated EPMU supports probationary periods for new employees, given its overt attacks on National today.

Power: Labour Ignores Gangs Till Election Looms

15 September 2008 - The Labour Government has virtually ignored gangs and the mayhem and drugs they spread until 54 days before an election when they are trailing in the polls, says National's Justice spokesman, Simon Power.

Wanganui Mayor Backs Goff Over Outlawing Gangs

15 September 2008 - Wanganui Mayor Michael Laws is today applauding Corrections Minister Phil Goff investigating the banning and outlawing of gangs and gang members.

Clark: PM Condemns Terrorist Bombings In India

Clark: PM Condemns Terrorist Bombings In India

14 September 2008 - Prime Minister Helen Clark today condemns the series of bombings which has killed twenty people and injured more than ninety in central India's capital city, New Delhi.

Sharples: No Nation Has Monopoly On Fighting Terror

13 September 2008 - Every nation should examine its role in the so-called 'War on Terror', and the Minister of Defence should consult tangata whenua on overseas deployments to fight terrorism, says Maori Party co-leader Dr Pita Sharples.

PM Announcement Triggers Election Day Speculation

PM Announcement Triggers Election Day Speculation

12 SEPTEMBER 2008 - The Prime Minister's decision to call a lunchtime press conference produced immediate speculation of an election day announcement on iPredict.

Mapp: Confirmation HMNZS Canterbury Procurement Flawed

Mapp: Confirmation HMNZS Canterbury Procurement Flawed

12 September 2008 - National's Defence spokesman Wayne Mapp says the Coles Report into the acquisition of HMNZS Canterbury is a damning indictment of the Labour Government's defence procurement processes.

Ryall: Labour Ignores Health System Crisis

12 September 2008 - "Labour is ignoring the crisis facing the public health system and has no idea on how to fix it," says National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall. "Today's speech by David Cunliffe is bereft of real action to fix the health crisis.

Key: National Welcomes Election Date

12 September 2008 - "I welcome the Prime Minister's announcement of the election date today.

"November 8 2008 represents a big opportunity for this country. It is the chance for voters to choose a brighter future for New Zealand in this 21st century world.

Progressive Party: Election A Choice On NZ's Direction

Progressive Party: Election A Choice On NZ's Direction

12 September 2008 - November's election is a choice between two directions for New Zealand, Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton said today.