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Number Of Abortions Still Way Too High

17 June 2008 - Independent MP Gordon Copeland, whilst noting that the ratio of abortions to live births improved in 2007, continues to lament the number of abortions performed each year in New Zealand.

Abortions Increase - Tragedy For Teens And Families

The abortion figures for 2007 released by Statistics NZ today continue to paint a terrible picture for teenagers and families, and confirm the continued failure of the Abortion Supervisory Committee, as highlighted by the High Court case last week.

Lot Done But More To Do On Climate Change Bill

The Climate Change (Emissions Trading and Renewable Preference) Bill as reported back from the Select Committee shows that a lot of effort has gone into consultation with stakeholders Council of Trade Unions Economist Peter Conway said today.

Copeland Continues To Call For Oil Price Review

Independent MP Gordon Copeland, the Kiwi Party spokesperson on commerce, today said that he welcomes the Government's announcement that independent consultants Hale and Twomey have been engaged to undertake a review of petrol prices.

Oil Price Inquiry Mere Grandstanding

16 JUNE 2008 - "Grandstanding! Nothing more than hypocritical grandstanding," is how Libertarianz Transport spokesman Michael Murphy described Commerce Minister Lianne Daiziel's recently announced inquiry into oil pricing.

Trans-Tasman Support To Commercialise Research

16 June 2008 - New firms based on innovative research at The University of Auckland will get a kick start from a new AUD$30 million fund - the first trans-Tasman commercialisation fund , announced Economic Development Minister Pete Hodgson today.

ETS Should Be Dumped - Not Recycled

16 June 2008 - ACT Leader Rodney Hide today labelled the Emissions Trading Scheme tabled in Parliament a costly mistake that will costs jobs and undermine New Zealand's standard of living.

Catch The Train Now Or Miss The Bus: Greens

The Government should underwrite the funding stream for the electrification of the Auckland rail system so new electric trains can be ordered now, the Green Party says.

Sports And Fielddays Crowds Help Boost Anti-smacking Petition By 50,000

Family First NZ says that the numbers of signatures on the petition against the anti-smacking law and demanding a Referendum at the upcoming Election has been hugely boosted by a number of large events over the past 2 weekends.

Key Visits Tauranga Youth Programme

John Key, Leader of the Opposition, visited Relationship Services in Tauranga today to learn more about an innovative youth programme being run.