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Vital To Show Leadership In Confronting Climate Change

Climate change is the Issue of our Generation and it's vital that politicians show leadership when confronting this challenge, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says.

Labour Bullies Watchdog On Brochures

Papers released under the Official Information Act reveal Labour attempted to bully electoral watchdogs over the controversial tax-funded brochure which is now the subject of a police inquiry.

What To Expect In Electricity Crisis Campaign

National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee says with a likely electricity crisis campaign due to be announced next week, consumers can probably expect incentives for savings and televised advice on how to get through.

No Proposal For Hutt Valley DHB To Use Theatres In Wellington

5 June 2008 - Minister of Health David Cunliffe today confirmed there is no proposal for Hutt Valley DHB to use theatre space at Capital and Coast DHB.

"This proposal has always been and remains a proposal to redevelop Hutt Valley Hospital."

Federated Farmers Declines Mystery Creek Debate About Water

5 June 2008 - The Green Party is trying to set up a face-to-face public debate with Federated Farmers over water issues, but has failed to get the federation to agree on a time and venue so far.

Will Minister Confirm Power Plant Breakdown?

Industry sources have told National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee that the Otahuhu B power station is being shut down for at least four days while repairs are carried out on a boiler tube.

Ag Flags Wider Concerns About Public Sector

4 June 2008 - National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee believes it is significant that the Auditor-General has signalled a very broad inquiry into integrity within the public service, that will include questions about what Ministers knew and when.

Landcorp's Muscle Disadvantages Other Farmers

4 June 2008 - Farmer shareholders of the two meat cooperatives, PPCS and Alliance, need to ask questions of their directors about the equity of access to processing space, says National's Agriculture spokesman, David Carter.

Auditor General's Terms Of Reference Welcomed

4 June 2008 - Today's announcement by the Office of the Auditor-General of the terms of reference of its audit and inquiry into Immigration New Zealand has been welcomed by the Chief Executive of the Department of Labour, Christopher Blake.

NZ To Make Major Food Aid Contribution

4 JUNE 2008 - New Zealand will contribute $9.5 million to the international response to the global food crisis, Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced today.