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Labour Buckles Under Pressure From Big Polluters

6 May 2008 - The Prime Minister's announcement on the Emissions Trading Scheme this afternoon is a hastily-constructed panic reaction to pressure in election year, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says.

Read The New Research On Children's Media Use In NZ

6 May 2008 - A new research report on New Zealand children's media use provides important information for caregivers, educators and broadcasters across all media genres, Broadcasting Minister Trevor Mallard said today.

Get Private Sector To Put Cuisine School In Martinborough

Wairarapa residents will be devastated to learn that UCOL has let them down and now plans to locate the Cordon Bleu catering school outside Wairarapa, says Wairarapa MP John Hayes.

Labour Hands $235 Million Windfall To Toll

National Party Leader John Key says Labour has gifted an Australian corporation with a huge windfall at taxpayers' expense, at a time when households are finding it difficult to make ends meet.

Dunne Seeks Household Compo For Ets Costs

The government's decision to delay the introduction of transport into the emissions trading regime is a welcome but essentially kneejerk reaction, according to UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne.

Increase In Abuse Of Parents Expected Outcome Of Anti-smacking Law

Family First NZ says that the increasing level of parental abuse by their children is an unfortunate but expected outcome of the ideologically flawed and extremist anti-smacking law.

A Billion Dollars Of Climate Delay

5 MAY 2008 - The Greens are calling on Government to save taxpayers from a billion dollar greenhouse bill by moving quickly to reduce our emissions.

Kyoto Liability Tops $1 Billion

5 May 2008 - Treasury figures released today that put New Zealand's Kyoto liability at over $1 billion for the first time demonstrate the extent of Labour's climate change failure, says National's Climate Change spokesman, Nick Smith.

Ece Licensing To Be Simplified Under National

5 May 2008 - National will ditch the need for early childhood education centres to obtain a second licence if they cater for more than 50 children says National's Associate Education (Early Childhood) spokeswoman, Paula Bennett.

Boost For Animal Welfare

The SPCA is to receive $300,000 from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to help assist and advise on animal welfare following this year's drought.