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Key: National Launches First Election Billboard

1 SEP 2008 - National Party Leader John Key today launched the first of a series of billboards highlighting the issues the party believes matter to New Zealanders.

Collins: Welfare Fraud Gaps Not Closed Despite Promises

1 SEP 2008 - National Party Welfare spokeswoman Judith Collins says the Ministry of Social Development does not appear to have closed the gaps that allow fake birth certificates to be used to fraudulently collect wefare.

Power: Prisoners Partying On Work Programmes Unacceptable

1 SEP 2008 - Corrections Minister Phil Goff must assure the public that breaches of release-to-work conditions are not rife throughout the prison system, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

Ryall: NZ Lagging Way Behind In Heart Surgery

01 SEP 2008 - New Zealanders' chances of getting life-saving heart surgery are significantly lower than comparable countries, according to a draft Ministry of Health report obtained by the National Party.

Key: Clark Should Answer The Real Questions

01 SEP 2008 - Helen Clark should answer the real questions about why she kept the public in the dark for six months about the Owen Glenn donation to her Foreign Affairs Minister, says National Party Leader John Key.

Chadwick: 50,000 Women To Benefit From Cancer Prevention Initiative

Chadwick: 50,000 Women To Benefit From Cancer Prevention Initiative

1 September 2008 - From today more than 50,000 young New Zealand women can access a free cervical cancer vaccine with the launch of the first stage of the HPV (human papillomavirus) Immunisation Programme, Associate Health Minister Steve Chadwick said today.

So Who Is Running The Show?

So Who Is Running The Show?

29 August 2008 - Headlines throughout the country today show that the public health system is lurching from crisis to crisis, while the government is nowhere to be seen, says National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall

"Our health system needs new leadership that is focused on what matters, not

Minister To Attend HPV Immunisation Launch

Minister To Attend HPV Immunisation Launch

29 AUGUST 2008 - On Monday (1 September) Associate Health Minister Steve Chadwick will join Auckland District Health Board and Auckland University of Technology students to launch their youth-focused website and social networking campaign promoting the HPV immunisation programme to teenagers and

Trade Announcement Welcomed

Trade Announcement Welcomed

Federated Farmers president, Don Nicolson welcomes the announcement that the free trade agreement negotiation between the Association of South East Asian Nations, Australia and New Zealand has been successful.

ETS Second Reading - One Step Closer Towards Rural Ghettos?

ETS Second Reading - One Step Closer Towards Rural Ghettos?

Federated Farmers president, Don Nicolson said today, "News that the emissions trading scheme bill has passed its second reading is bad. It is too rushed. What we have is a whole lot of short term political gamesmanship that is divorced from the real world.