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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.

Greens: Council Lacks Courage To Save Tukituki

Greens: Council Lacks Courage To Save Tukituki

5 August 2008 - The Hawke's Bay Regional Council appears to be all talk when it comes to making the Tukituki River anything other than an insipid agricultural drain, says Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman.

Dunne: Child Support Information Matching Begins

Dunne: Child Support Information Matching Begins

5 AUGUST 2008 - Information matching between Inland Revenue and New Zealand Customs for the purpose of recovering outstanding child support debt will begin at the end of the week, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.

Greens: Wairau Decision Will Destroy Braided River Ecosystem

5 August 2008 - The Green Party is disappointed in the decision of Marlborough District Council to grant resource consents for Trust Power's hydro scheme on the iconic braided Wairau River.

Tolley: Pm Wrong - No Cuts To Education Spend Under National

5 August 2008 - Helen Clark is making mischief by suggesting National will cut education spending to fund tax cuts says National's Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley.

"Even the Prime Minister admits she was just guessing when she made the comment.