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Independent Party: Gas To Gasoline?

7 August 2008 - Independent MP and ex-oilman Gordon Copeland MP today said that the gas reserve upgrades for the Pohokura field might support a return to the use of "gas to gasoline" technology as a way of bringing down the price of petrol in New Zealand.

Bennett: National Promises Fair Go For Gym Crches

Bennett: National Promises Fair Go For Gym Crches

7 August 2008 - National will scrap rigid new regulations that Labour is bringing in for gym crches, says National's Associate Education (Early Childhood) spokeswoman, Paula Bennett.

Carter: Minister Announces $5.4m For Latest Ict Clusters

7 August 2008 - Education Minister Chris Carter announced today that 87 new schools nationwide will receive funding to implement Information and Communication Technologies Professional Development (ICT PD) at a cost of $5.4 million.

Dyson: Children's Commissioners Report Welcomed

7 August 2008 - The Government welcomes the release of the Children's Commissioners Report 'A Fair Go for all Children'.

Family Party: Family Party Announces New Candidates

Family Party: Family Party Announces New Candidates

7 August 2008 - The Family Party is pleased to announce the following candidates in the lead up to the 2008 General Election. Further candidates will be announced in due course. Dr Michael Kidd, Waitakere Michael Kidd is an International Human Rights lawyer including Australia and Fiji.

Cunliffe: Groundbreaking Agreement On Health Quality

7 August 2008 - A new and strong partnership between health professionals and their employers is the key to improving the quality of healthcare delivery, Health Minister David Cunliffe said today.

Family First: Politicians Should Maintain Standards Of Speech In The House

Family First: Politicians Should Maintain Standards Of Speech In The House

7 August 2008 - Family First NZ has written to the Speaker of the House requesting that she require politicians to maintain appropriate standards of speech in the House. It follows Green MP Sue Bradford's use of the 'f' word during question time yesterday.

English: Labour Wanted Taxpayers To Fund Its Campaign

English: Labour Wanted Taxpayers To Fund Its Campaign

National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says official documents reveal that at the last minute, Labour ditched a plan that would have forced taxpayers to pay for its election campaign.

English: National Welcomes S&P Comments

National Party Finance spokesman Bill English welcomed Standard and Poor's positive outlook for New Zealand's credit rating.

Collins: Labour Makes People Sick

Collins: Labour Makes People Sick

6 August 2008 - No one should be surprised by the latest figures showing that the number of people on the sickness and invalid benefits has reached an all-time high, says National's Welfare spokeswoman, Judith Collins.