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Key: Clark Challenged To Disavow Dirty Tactics

6 August 2008 - National Party Leader John Key today challenged Helen Clark to distance herself and her government from the dirty tactics being employed against National.

O'connor & Ririnui: Big Boost For Marae And Small Drinking Water Supplies

6 August 2008 - The government is committing nearly $7 million to upgrade 44 small community drinking-water supplies, Associate Health Ministers Damien O'Connor and Mita Ririnui announced today.

Anderton: National Again Changes Its Story On Kiwibank

6 August 2008 - Fresh doubts about the sincerity of National's 'clarification' of its plans to sell Kiwibank have been raised by John Key again changing National's story, Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton says.

Mallard: Call For Nominations For New Waste Advisory Board

6 August 2008 - Environment Minister Trevor Mallard is calling for nominations for a new Waste Advisory Board.

The Board is one of the initiatives under the Waste Minimisation Bill that is currently before Parliament.

Norman: Public Transport The Poor Cousin, Again

Norman: Public Transport The Poor Cousin, Again

The Government's Policy Statement on Land Transport Funding, released this afternoon, fails to meet goals for sustainable transport, severely underfunds alternatives to cars and will keep New Zealanders shackled to petrol for many more decades, Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman says.

Brownlee: Hongi Hypocrisy Hilarious

Brownlee: Hongi Hypocrisy Hilarious

The hongi between Michael Cullen and Tame Iti is the height of hypocrisy and cannot go unchallenged, says National's Shadow Leader of the House, Gerry Brownlee.

English: Taxpayers Fund Labour's Campaign

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says that for the first time Labour has confirmed it is indeed campaigning on the public purse in the 2008 election.

"Labour is at it again, using taxpayer money in a bid to be re-elected, just as they did with the pledge card in 2005."

Smith: More Murk At Immigration Service

Confidence in Immigration New Zealand has been damaged further with more allegations of murk, says National's Immigration spokesman, Lockwood Smith.

Power: Corrections Remains Out Of Touch With Public Expectation

Corrections Minister Phil Goff continues to run a department that is sadly out of touch with what the public expects of its prison service, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

Mallard, Dyson: Is It Kiwi Bank? Is It Working For Families? Or Both?

Mallard, Dyson: Is It Kiwi Bank? Is It Working For Families? Or Both?

Bill English needs to clarify exactly what he was saying would 'eventually' go under a John Key government, Social Development Minister Ruth Dyson and SOEs Minister Trevor Mallard said today.