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Woolerton: Whitebait Off The Menu

Woolerton: Whitebait Off The Menu

Reports that whitebait are disappearing from rivers and streams are of great concern and could spell the end of another Kiwi icon, says New Zealand First environment spokesperson Doug Woolerton.

English: Law Society: Election Laws Breach Free Speech

"A paper from the New Zealand Law Society describes Labour's Electoral Finance as an 'unwarranted intrusion on the right to freedom of political expression'," says National Party Deputy Leader Bill English.

Tolley: ERO Report Adds Weight To Need For National Standards

Tolley: ERO Report Adds Weight To Need For National Standards

17 September 2008 - New research that shows nearly half of schools studied by the Education Review Office this year were not adequately monitoring or evaluating their initiatives for helping low performing students reinforces the need for National's policy to address literacy and numeracy, says N

Greens: Fonterra Has Responsibility To Assist Sick Babies

17 September 2008 - Fonterra has a responsibility to ensure that the families and children affected by their Chinese partner's contaminated products are getting the medical attention they desperately need, Green Party MP Sue Kedgley says.

EPMU Welcomes Greens' Work Rights Policy

EPMU Welcomes Greens' Work Rights Policy

17 September 2008 - The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union welcomes the Green Party's employment policy as a firm commitment to stronger work rights and higher wages.

Greens: AG. Leaders Beef-Up Pressure Against River Clean-Ups

Greens: AG. Leaders Beef-Up Pressure Against River Clean-Ups

17 September 2008 - Regional councils must resist new pressure from farming leaders who seem to want to stop council moves to enforce effluent consents and clean up rivers, the Green Party says.

Thumbs Up To Greens Workers Policies

Thumbs Up To Greens Workers Policies

17 September 2008 - Finsec, the finance sector union is giving a thumbs up the Green Party Industrial Relations policy announced today saying it offers tangible benefits to New Zealand workers.

Greens Vision For Workplace Of The Future A Positive One For Workers

Greens Vision For Workplace Of The Future A Positive One For Workers

17 September 2008 - "The Greens vision for workplaces is a positive one for workers, and will build on their work in Parliament that is already making life better for working people," Council of Trade Unions president Helen Kelly said today, following the release of the party's industrial relatio

O'Connor: International Visitors Continue To Spend More In NZ

O'Connor: International Visitors Continue To Spend More In NZ

17 September 2008 - International visitors continue to spend more during their trips to New Zealand according to new data released today, said Tourism Minister Damien O'Connor.

Brownlee: Personal Assurance Sought On Election Ads

Brownlee: Personal Assurance Sought On Election Ads

17 September 2008 - "New Zealanders deserve a personal assurance from Helen Clark that Labour will fully account for union advertising in its electoral spending cap," says National Party Shadow Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee.