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Parker: Nick Smith Left Squirming; Jacqui Dean Off-Key

Parker: Nick Smith Left Squirming; Jacqui Dean Off-Key

15 October 2008 - Nick Smith's attempts to justify National's disgraceful decision to ditch the billion dollar household fund for energy efficiency are laughable, Energy and Climate Change Minister David Parker said today.

Greens: Advance State Home Building For Jobs, Homes, Transport

Greens: Advance State Home Building For Jobs, Homes, Transport

15 October 2008 - The Green Party says it is time to join the dots between tough economic times, job losses in the construction and timber industries and chronic housing shortages.

Smith: Minister Of Short Showers Should Come Clean

Smith: Minister Of Short Showers Should Come Clean

15 October 2008 - National Party Building and Construction spokesman Nick Smith says Helen Clark's attempt to downplay the seriousness with which the Government was taking a plan to regulate shower flows ignores how far the proposal has gone.

Labour's Plan Fails To Excite The Real Economy

15 October 2008 - Labour has released its Economic Policy indicating a long lost commitment to New Zealand's real (tradeable) economy, but the policy lacks detail on implementation.

English: Labour's Economic Policy - Reheated Again

15 October 2008 - National Party Finance spokesman Bill English says Labour's attempts to re-cook the broken promise to return New Zealand to the top half of the OECD is desperate.

Key: National: Investing In Our Future

15 October 2008 - National Party Leader John Key says a National-led Government will use the resources of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund to help achieve a step change in our infrastructure and drive greater productivity in our economy.

Ryall: Cunliffe Must Release Real Electives Figures

Ryall: Cunliffe Must Release Real Electives Figures

15 October 2008 - National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall says David Cunliffe's continuing silence on the smoke and mirrors used in Sunday's health targets release speaks volumes.

Progressive Party: People, Not Potatoes

Progressive Party: People, Not Potatoes

15 October 2008 - New Zealand should take a leadership role in making international institutions effective, the Progressive Party says.

Greens: Whale Rider Star Campaigns In London

Greens: Whale Rider Star Campaigns In London

15 October 2008 - Whale Rider star Rawiri Paratene will be in London this week to campaign for the Green Party. Rawiri, best known for his acting and directing abilities, is standing as a candidate for the Maungakiekie electorate.

Key And Clark Miss The Mark On Family

15 October 2008 - Family Party leader Richard Lewis says both John Key and Helen Clark failed to recognise the importance of family in tackling the major issues in last nights televised debate.