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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.

Independent Party: Kiwi Party Backs Income Splitting For Couples

2 September 2008 - Independent MP and Kiwi Party candidate Gordon Copeland today confirmed that his Party strongly supports income splitting for tax purposes by parents with dependent children.

NZ First: North Shore Should 'Shiver In Fear'

NZ First: North Shore Should 'Shiver In Fear'

2 September 2008 - The gloating by Brian Rudman in the Metro Herald about Aucklanders scoring "a famous victory over the villages like North Shore, Mayor Andrew Williams who shiver in fear about what the rest of us are up to" is a good example of how North Shore City, Manukau City and Waitakere C

Greens: Sad Time For Lake Horowhenua

2 SEPTEMBER 2008 - It is disastrous the edge of Lake Horowhenua is still being polluted by sewage, with high levels of e.coli found in official tests between council sewage ponds and Lake Horowhenua after the treatment plant overflowed recently.

Cosgrove: Sports Minister Wishes Paralympians Well For Beijing

2 September 2008 - Minister for Sport and Recreation Clayton Cosgrove has sent a strong message of support to the New Zealand Paralympic team which will be competing in Beijing.

ETS Bill A Good Compromise

ETS Bill A Good Compromise

2 September 2008 - The CTU welcomes the progress being made in Parliament on the emissions trading scheme.

Greens: Housing A Critical Election Issue

Greens: Housing A Critical Election Issue

1 SEP 2008 - The Green Party says the housing crisis evident to many ordinary New Zealanders is not being treated seriously enough by either National or Labour.