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Bradford: Housing At Crisis Point For Many

Bradford: Housing At Crisis Point For Many

News that increasing numbers of families in the far north are being forced into mortgagee sales should be a wake up call to Government and all political parties about the seriousness of the current housing crisis, the Green Party says.

Dunne: UF Now Crucial Post-Election

Dunne: UF Now Crucial Post-Election

John Key's decisions to rule out both Winston Peters and Sir Roger Douglas from Ministerial consideration should he lead the next government puts UnitedFuture in a critical position, says leader Peter Dunne.

Central Government Intimidation Must Stop

Federated Farmers Gisborne/Wairoa president Hamish Cave says big brother intimidation from central government over local government must stop.

Chadwick: DoC Carbon Footprint Just Got Smaller

Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick today announced an energy-saving pilot programme that sees the Department of Conservation (DOC) installing solar water heating systems on sites throughout the country.

Tyler: Situation Critical For Thyroid Sufferers, Greens Say

The Green Party is calling on the Government to intervene to help hundreds of New Zealanders who are experiencing significant adverse reactions to a new formulation of thyroid medication Eltroxin.

English: Axed IRD Ad Campaign 'Too Risky'

English: Axed IRD Ad Campaign 'Too Risky'

27 August 2008 - Papers released to National under the Official Information Act reveal that Inland Revenue drastically scaled back a multi-million dollar pamphlet drop which risked running foul of the draconian Electoral Finance Act.

Chester: National Welcomes Taser Deployment Decision

27 August 2008 - The National Party supports the Police Commissioner's 'in-principle' decision to deploy Tasers to frontline police officers, says National's Police spokesman, Chester Borrows.

"This is in line with National's policing policy, announced on November 1 last year.

NZ First: Housing NZ Appeal Supported

NZ First: Housing NZ Appeal Supported

27 August 2008 - New Zealand First welcomes Housing New Zealand's decision to appeal a previous Tenancy Tribunal decision which allowed an antisocial Auckland family to remain in their state house, says housing spokesperson Pita Paraone.

Cullen & Dunne: Stapled Stock Legislative Changes Introduced

27 August 2008 - The government has introduced legislative changes to treat certain stapled stock instruments as equity for tax purposes, to prevent a loss to the revenue through their use.

Chester: Labour's U-Turn Betrays Police Trust

Chester: Labour's U-Turn Betrays Police Trust

27 August 2008 - The Labour Government's last-minute U-turn on its promise to allow police officers to serve their communities as local councillors is a disgrace, says National's Police spokesman, Chester Borrows.