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English: Labour Scores Impressive Own Goal On Debt

English: Labour Scores Impressive Own Goal On Debt

4 August 2008 - National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says Labour has scored an impressive own goal in its rush to attack National's plan to significantly boost infrastructure investment.

O'Connor: Government Commits Funding To Sustainable Tourism

O'Connor: Government Commits Funding To Sustainable Tourism

4 August 2008 - The government is committing an extra $2.83 million over the next year for the implementation of the New Zealand Tourism Strategy 2015, Tourism Minister Damien O'Connor announced today.

Dyson & Street: Upskilling Partnership Programme Improves Basic Skill Levels

Dyson & Street: Upskilling Partnership Programme Improves Basic Skill Levels

4 August 2008 - Helping employers improve the skills of their workers is vital, says Minister for Social Development and Employment Ruth Dyson.

Barker: Barker To Indonesian Civil Defence Conference

Barker: Barker To Indonesian Civil Defence Conference

4 August 2008 - Civil Defence Minister Rick Barker left for Jakarta last night to attend a conference aimed at strengthening Indonesian community resilience to earthquakes, tsunami and volcanic eruptions, and deliver the keynote address.

Anderton: Selling Assets To Buy Groceries Doesn't Make Sense

4 August 2008 - National's secret plan to sell Kiwibank sounds like dj vu, Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton says.

Key: National Infrastructure Plan Vital To NZ's Growth

Key: National Infrastructure Plan Vital To NZ's Growth

3 August 2008 - A 20-year National Infrastructure Plan and a Minister of Infrastructure will be used by a National-led government to help set a clear direction for this vital area of investment, says National Party Leader John Key.

Greens: Lonely Dinosaur Seeks White Elephant

3 August 2008 - News that the National Party plans to borrow billions and gut the RMA so it can fast track new motorway projects is evidence that National is living in the past, Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman says.

87% Of Parents Of Young Children Reject Anti-smacking Bill

2 August 2008 - Family First NZ says that the Littlies website poll which found that 87% of parents of young children don't think the anti-smacking law is effective is confirmation that NZ'ers have soundly rejected the law change and its time the politicians listened and changed it.

Carter: Boys' Educational Success Focus Of New Website

Carter: Boys' Educational Success Focus Of New Website

1 August 2008 - Today Education Minister Chris Carter launched a new website and an ERO report that will help schools meet the educational needs of boys.

NZ First: NBR Dredging Up Their Old Dirt With No Credibility

NZ First: NBR Dredging Up Their Old Dirt With No Credibility

1 August 2008 - The front page story in today's NBR has the same credibility as when they first ran it in 1999 - none, says Winston Peters.

"It was a lie then, it is a lie now and it shows what sort of depths these hacks are prepared to plumb," said Mr Peters.