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Key: Billboard Highlights Youth Guarantee

Key: Billboard Highlights Youth Guarantee

3 September 2008 - National Party Leader John Key today underlined his commitment to a strong focus on education at the launch of a new billboard in Wellington that features National's policy for a Youth Guarantee.

Bennett: National Calls Halt To New Early Childhood Regulations

Bennett: National Calls Halt To New Early Childhood Regulations

3 September 2008 - Restrictive new regulations and criteria for the early childhood sector will not be introduced on 1 December if National is in government, says National's Associate Education (Early Childhood) spokeswoman, Paula Bennett.

Carter: Labour Buries Its Head In Sand Over ETS

3 September 2008 - Climate Change Minister David Parker has yet again buried his head in the sand over the effect the ETS will have on New Zealand's primary sector, says National's Agriculture spokesman, David Carter.

Maori Party: Cardiac Care Causing Crisis Of Confidence

3 September 2008 - Shocking new statistics indicating the number of state funded bypass operations in Auckland, including Northland, have fallen from 641 in 2002/03 to 462 the following year is the latest in an ongoing crisis around cardiac care, says Maori Party Health spokesperson, Tariana Turi

NZ First: Defence's Recruitment And Retention Problems Continue

NZ First: Defence's Recruitment And Retention Problems Continue

3 September 2008 - The Defence Force's annual report makes for some grim reading, particularly on the recruitment and retention front, says New Zealand First's defence spokesperson Ron Mark.

Family First NZ: Government Sending Mixed Message To Parents On School 'donations'

Family First NZ: Government Sending Mixed Message To Parents On School 'donations'

3 September 2008 - Family First NZ says that the government is sending mixed messages to parents regarding school donations.

English: Election Watchdog Says Law Is Unenforceable

3 September 2008 - National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says the Electoral Commission has confirmed that Labour's Electoral Finance Act is unenforceable and has had a 'chilling' impact on our democracy.

Power: Prisoners Run Drugs Under Labour's Nose

3 September 2008 - If Labour had taken the issue of prison contraband seriously and introduced cellphone blocking technology and telephone monitoring when it said it would, prisoners would not be trafficking drugs, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

Ryall: Heart Surgery Depends On Where You Live

3 September 2008 - More and more Kiwis' access to heart surgery depends on where they live rather than how sick they are, according to information released by the National Party today.

Ryall: Cunliffe Steals Yet Another National Policy

3 September 2008 - "David Cunliffe has taken yet another National Party policy by announcing spot audits and public disclosure of audit reports on rest-homes," says National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall.