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NZ First: Peters Pays Tribute To Ken Going

NZ First: Peters Pays Tribute To Ken Going

8 August 2008 - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says he is saddened at the passing of former All Black and New Zealand Maori player Ken Going.

Cullen: Jennifer Binns Appointed District Court Judge

Cullen: Jennifer Binns Appointed District Court Judge

8 August 2008 - Jennifer Ann Binns, Barrister of Hamilton, has been appointed a District Court Judge, Attorney-General Hon Dr Michael Cullen announced today.

Bradford: Big Gains For Community Sector: Green Party Policy Launch

Bradford: Big Gains For Community Sector: Green Party Policy Launch

The Green Party believes the New Zealand economy and society would benefit hugely if the community sector was properly resourced and enabled to meet its full potential.

Tolley: Wassup Now? Motivational Origami Pyramids. Niiiiiice.

Education Minister Chris Carter personally signed off spending for nearly $60,000 on a campaign for Maori education that featured badges bearing words like wassup and niiiice on them, says National's Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley.

Brownlee: Labour To Sell 'Non-Core' Assets

Brownlee: Labour To Sell 'Non-Core' Assets

National Party State Owned Enterprises spokesman Gerry Brownlee says Labour has confirmed it plans to float 'non-core' state-owned assets on the Stock Exchange for 'mum and dad' investors.

Fitzsimons: Petrol Prices Are Due To Peak Oil Not Profits

The problem with petrol pricing is the end of cheap oil, Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel confirmed today.

Blue: Herceptin Decision: Women Let Down

"Women with aggressive Her-2 breast cancer have been cruelly let down by the refusal of the Government's drug-buying agency to extend funding to 12 months of Herceptin," says National's Associate Health spokeswoman, Jackie Blue.

Fitzsimons: Agresearch Aims To Spread GE Animals Around NZ

Fitzsimons: Agresearch Aims To Spread GE Animals Around NZ

A huge application to genetically engineer a wide range of animals, plus human and monkey cells, side-steps a government promise to deal with GE applications on a case by case basis, Greens Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says.

Wong: Botox, Manicures, Pet Grooming For ACC Staff 'Wellbeing'

National's ACC spokeswoman Pansy Wong is incredulous that ACC has shelled out $750,000 for staff to indulge in day spas, manicures, and botox to enhance and improve their personal wellbeing.

Smith: Mess At Mapua Gets Worse

Smith: Mess At Mapua Gets Worse

Today's revelations that the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has identified financial irregularities during the clean-up of the Mapua site and referred them to the Auditor-General just adds to the mess surrounding the clean-up says National's Environment spokesman, Nick Smith.