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NZ Government Meets Australian Consumer Advocate, Denise Brailey

13 June 2008 - Representing Government's response to the finance industry crisis the Minister of Commerce, Lianne Dalziel welcomed a meeting with Australian Consumer Advocate, Denise Brailey arranged by Exposing Unacceptable Financial Activities [EUFA] in Hamilton yesterday.

Grey Power Strongly Supports The Government Proposal

13 June 2008 - Grey Power strongly supports the Government proposal to ban the use of hand-held devices while driving. We only question why it has taken so long and why it will not come into force for several months.

Call For Tax Cuts Now - Not Later

13 June 2008 - Family First NZ is calling for tax cuts now, not in October as promised by the government.

Party Launches Another Classy Online Advertisement

13 June 2008 - The Family Party has launched its second You-tube political advertisement titled, "the family." The advert features deputy leader Paul Adams with his children and grandchildren, and goes to the heart of the Family Party message of putting families first.

Hydro Lakes At Their Lowest This Year

National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee says for the sake of the country he hopes the forecast heavy rains make a real difference to the southern hydro lakes this week.

Will Natlabs Keep Pharmac Out Of Us Trade Deal?

12 June 2008 - The Green Party is calling on National and Labour to guarantee that Pharmac will not be undermined or weakened in trade negotiations with the United States.

Cosgrove Must Come Clean On Immigration

12 June 2008 - National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says Clayton Cosgrove should come clean about what he was told about the Oughton report into illegal decision making within the Immigration Service.

Campylobacter Strategy Appears To Be Paying Off

12 June 2008 - A strategy put in place by New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) and Poultry Industry Association New Zealand (PIANZ) to combat New Zealand's unacceptably high rates of notified campylobacteriosis appears to be paying off, Food Safety Minister Lianne Dalziel said today.

PM's Office May Be In Breach Of Election Law

12 June 2008 - National Party Deputy Leader Bill English says Helen Clark's office may be in breach of the Electoral Finance Act after all over the production and distribution of a tax-funded election advertisement.

Government Boosts Funding For Pest Management

12 June 2008 - Wilding pines, gorse and broom, rabbits, goats and possums are among the pests to be targeted across the country as a result of the recent funding boost for Regional Pest Management Strategies (RPMS).