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A Proper Process For Xenotransplantation

21 May 2008 - The Minister of Health David Cunliffe today reaffirmed that a proper and rigorous process is underway in consideration of the xenotransplantation application by Living Cells Technology (LCT).

Tanczos To Stay Till Election

21 May 2008 - Green Party MP Nandor Tanczos will remain in Parliament till the 2008 election.

"I had hoped that I might step down soon and allow Co-Leader Russel Norman to take my place before the election, however, that will not be possible," Nandor says.

Exodus Reaches 29-Year High

21 May 2008 - The number of people leaving New Zealand over a 12-month period has reached a 29-year high, says National's Immigration spokesman, Lockwood Smith.

Schools $171 Million Adds To Labour's Porkometer

21 May 2008 - The public will see right through Education Minister Chris Carter's announcement today of an extra $171.6 million in operational funding to schools, says National's Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley.

Immigration: What About The Other Report?

21 May 2008 - National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith is continuing to question Immigration Ministers over what they knew about claims of corruption bribery and fraud within the Immigration Service.

Mental Health Commission Appointments: A Backward Step

21 May 2008 - People who use mental health services and many others in the mental health sector will be shocked that the Minister of Health chose not to appoint a person with lived experience of mental illness, as one of the three new commissioners at the Mental Health Commission.

No Investor Safe From Labour Government

21 May 2008 - ACT Leader Rodney Hide today said that no investor in New Zealand is safe from the Labour-led Government - it stole property rights from Telecom shareholders, investors in Auckland Airport and there is now a threat to SKY TV from State-owned TVNZ.

NZ Content Levels On TV Hit All Time High

21 May 2008 - NZ On Air's annual Local Content report shows the highest ever levels of local content on New Zealand television for the second year in a row, Broadcasting Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

Trevor Mallard welcomed NZ On Air's 2007 Local Content report released today.

More Money For Day-To-Day Running Of Schools

21 May 2008 - Budget 2008 sees schools get a significant boost in funding to help meet their day-to-day running costs and provide computer technology, Education Minister Chris Carter announced today.

"What Is In It For You?"

21 May 2008 - As you know New Zealand First has always tried to look after the interests of senior citizens.

We recognise the contribution you have made to our country.

We know that New Zealand led the world economically and socially when your generation was leading us.