Recommended NZ | Guide to Money | Gimme: Competitions - Giveaways

Politics

Cullen: Nats Must Clarify Extent Of User-pays Policies

25 August 2008 - The National Party needs to clarify the extent to which it would introduce user-pays policies across transport, health and education, if ever elected, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.

Locke: National's Road Toll Policy Would Punish The Poor

Auckland Green Party MP Keith Locke says National transport spokesperson Maurice Williamson's proposal for high tolls on new motorways would only hurt poor people in the absence of adequate public transport alternatives.

Any ETS Scheme Must Include Forestry Offsetting

Any ETS Scheme Must Include Forestry Offsetting

The Flexible Land Use Alliance has advised the Green and New Zealand First parties, whose votes in Parliament will decide whether the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) becomes law, that they should not support any ETS that does not include a Forestry Offset Scheme.

ETS Too Important To Rush Says Federated Farmers

ETS Too Important To Rush Says Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers president Don Nicolson said today, "Our simple message to those MPs considering their options on the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) is, don't rush. As a nation we have more to lose than to gain by getting this wrong.

Kyoto Forest Owners Need ETS Passed

Kyoto Forest Owners Need ETS Passed

24 August 2008 - The thousands of New Zealanders who invested their own savings to plant trees in the 1990s need the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) legislation to be passed in order to secure the estimated $1.6 billion of carbon credits promised to them by all parties in Parliament, the Kyoto For

Tolley: National Makes No Apology For Standards Policy

24 August 2008 - National Party Education spokesman Anne Tolley is welcoming the opportunity to restate National's determination to lift educational standards to ensure our children are better equipped for the future.

McCoskrie: NZ'ers Deliver Strong Message On Anti-Smacking Law

McCoskrie: NZ'ers Deliver Strong Message On Anti-Smacking Law

Family First NZ is welcoming the success of the petition demanding a Referendum on the flawed anti-smacking law.

Street: Healthy Housing Progress In Northland

Hundreds of Northland families are living healthier lives in warmer, drier homes thanks to a joint government and community initiative.

Blue: Thyroxine Concern Needs Sorting Out

National Party Associate Health spokeswoman Jackie Blue is calling on Health Minister David Cunliffe to sort out the confusion and concern around the drug Eltroxin.

English: Labour's Political Agenda No Reason To Ram Flawed ETS Through

English: Labour's Political Agenda No Reason To Ram Flawed ETS Through

22 August 2008 - National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says the Emissions Trading Scheme is a major piece of economic and environmental legislation that will impact on the lives of every Kiwi for years, so is too important to be rushed through Parliament just prior to an election.