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Peak Oil And Public Transport: Cullen's Revelation

Peak Oil And Public Transport: Cullen's Revelation

The Green Party have challenged Labour to redirect the billions of dollars earmarked for New Zealand's largest ever roading programme into public transport, following Dr Cullen's admission yesterday that people will choose public transport if it is provided and that Peak Oil is real.

Smith: Report On Immigration Scandal The First Of Four

Smith: Report On Immigration Scandal The First Of Four

National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith hopes the first of four reports into scandals involving those at the top of the Immigration Service sheds more light on the murky goings-on at the Pacific Division.

Norman: Labour Leaves Legacy Of Pollution

Norman: Labour Leaves Legacy Of Pollution

The Labour-led Government should be ashamed for allowing the country's waterways to become more polluted under its watch, despite Labour promising at the last election to make rivers safe for swimming in, Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman says.

Power: Labour's Broken Promise No 4 On Law And Order: Changes To Domestic Violence Law

Power: Labour's Broken Promise No 4 On Law And Order: Changes To Domestic Violence Law

2 October 2008 - The Labour Government failed to progress legislation that would have gone a long way to tackling domestic violence, says National's Justice & Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

Greens Call For Cash

Greens Call For Cash

Wellington, Oct 2 NZPA - The cash-strapped Green Party is making a last minute appeal for donations.

It has tweaked its billboard -- a picture of the Earth taken from space with the words Vote for Me -- so it can be published saying Donate for Me.

Toxic Insecticide Used By 18 Councils, Greens Say

Wellington, Oct 2 NZPA - The Green Party says 18 councils around New Zealand are spraying playing fields with a highly toxic insecticide banned in more than 50 countries.

Politicians Urged To Focus On Affordable Housing Issues

Wellington, Oct 2 NZPA - Political candidates should focus on those most at need when they debate the issue of affordable housing, the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) says.

Electoral Commission Blasts EFA - Again

Wellington, Oct 2 NZPA - The Electoral Commission says it needs constant legal advice to help it interpret obscure sections of the Electoral Finance Act and it might not be able to sort them out before the election.

Greens: New Zealand Sports Grounds Getting Toxic Treatment

Greens: New Zealand Sports Grounds Getting Toxic Treatment

2 October 2008 - The Green Party says children are being needlessly put at risk by 18 councils around New Zealand that are spraying playing fields with a highly toxic insecticide, banned in more than 50 countries, when a safer alternative is readily available.

Govt And Nats Disagree Over Rise In Violent Crime

Govt And Nats Disagree Over Rise In Violent Crime

Wellington, Oct 2 NZPA - The Government says an increase in violent crime is mainly because more domestic incidents are being reported, but the National Party isn't buying that.