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English: Latest Wage Gap Figure Is A Real Concern

5 September 2008 - National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says the latest figures on the Australia/New Zealand wage gap show the cost of nine years of complacency under Labour as Kiwis head across the Tasman in record numbers

Hutchison: Disability Inquiry Constructive But Reveals Failings

5 September 2008 - National's Disability Issues spokesman, Paul Hutchison, is welcoming the findings of a parliamentary inquiry into the quality of care and service provision for people with disabilities, but is worried the report has outlined some shortcomings.

Cunliffe: Positive Outcome From Spectrum Park Consultation

Cunliffe: Positive Outcome From Spectrum Park Consultation

5 September 2008 - Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe today announced the outcomes of consultation on the operation of the Managed Spectrum Park (MSP) in the 2.5 GHz radio spectrum band.

National's Immigration Policy A Labour Market Policy In Disguise

National's Immigration Policy A Labour Market Policy In Disguise

National's immigration policy gives priority to filling skills gaps from overseas rather than investing in locals, says the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.

Police Complaint "Grandstanding"

Police Complaint "Grandstanding"

New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters has described Rodney Hide's complaint to police today as obsessive, compulsive, grandstanding behaviour.

Mr Peters said the complaint is a waste of time and is merely designed to attract attention.

Greens: Deformed Calves Don't Enhance NZ's Image, Agresearch

Greens: Deformed Calves Don't Enhance NZ's Image, Agresearch

4 SEPTEMBER 2008 - A long press statement by AgResearch today in which it tries to justify its application to genetically engineer a wide range of animals, plus human and monkey cells, inadvertently shows sad downsides to GE research such as deformed foetuses and calves.

Shanks: Wellingtonians Wait Longer At A & E

4 September 2008 - National MP Katrina Shanks says Wellingtonians are waiting longer to be seen at their hospital's emergency department.

CCS Disability Action Congratulates Parliament On Passing Of Disability Bill

CCS Disability Action Congratulates Parliament On Passing Of Disability Bill

CCS Disability Action congratulates Parliament on its swift and unanimous passing of the Disability (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) Bill and the Human Rights Amendment Bill (No.2)

Smith: Immigration Policy: Bring More Kiwis Home

National's immigration policy aims to stem the exodus of Kiwis and bring more home, as well as to create a climate that encourages skilled immigrants to our shores, says National's Immigration spokesman, Lockwood Smith.

Parker: Minor Tinkering Prevents National Support For ETS

Revelations in this morning's New Zealand Herald that National's only plans for the Emissions Trading Scheme are to tinker around the edges provide further evidence that the scheme is sound, Climate Change Minister David Parker said.