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Smith: ETS Shambles Parallels EFA

3 September 2008 - Government assurances that the hundreds of last minute changes to the legislation to set up the emissions trading scheme will solve concerns are as unconvincing as those put up by Labour on the Electoral Finance Act (EFA), says National's Climate Change spokesman, Nick Smith.

O'Connor: Men's Health A Priority For The Government

O'Connor: Men's Health A Priority For The Government

3 September 2008 - Improving the health of New Zealand men is a priority for this government, Associate Health Minister Damien O'Connor said today.

Mallard: Government Legislates To Make KiwiSaver Fairer

Mallard: Government Legislates To Make KiwiSaver Fairer

2 SEP 2008 - The government has today introduced legislation to Parliament to ensure employers meet their obligations to pay contributions to their employees' KiwiSaver accounts, Labour Minister Trevor Mallard said.

Tizard: Appointment To NZSO Board Announced

Tizard: Appointment To NZSO Board Announced

2 SEP 2008 - Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister, Hon Judith Tizard today announced the appointment of one new member and the reappointment of two members to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Board.

English: Clark Offers Non-answers

2 SEP 2008 - National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says Helen Clark clearly made a decision today to avoid answering serious questions about why she kept secret the Owen Glenn revelations of a donation to Winston Peters.

Mallard: Crown Makes Submission On Meridian Energy's North Island Wind Farm Proposal

2 SEP 2008 - The Crown has made a submission on Meridian Energy's wind farm proposal in the Central North Island, Environment Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

Smith: ETS Amendments Irresponsible

Smith: ETS Amendments Irresponsible

2 September 2008 - Introducing more than 700 amendments to the complex emissions trading legislation just days before it becomes law is reckless and irresponsible, says National's Climate Change spokesman, Nick Smith.

English: Clark In Trouble As Attack Backfires

2 September 2008 - National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says Helen Clark's increasingly erratic behaviour is a sign that she's in trouble.

NZ First: Worker Shortage No Excuse For Dairy Industry

NZ First: Worker Shortage No Excuse For Dairy Industry

2 September 2008 - New Zealand First is concerned at reports that some in the dairy industry are using migrant labour to avoid paying New Zealanders higher wages driven up by the tight labour market, says the party's primary production spokesperson Doug Woolerton.

Goodhew: Nursing Crisis Not Imagined, Minister

2 September 2008 - "Labour's 'crisis, what crisis?' denial of the nursing workforce crisis in our nation's hospitals is coming back to haunt Health Minister David Cunliffe," says National Party Associate Health spokeswoman Jo Goodhew.