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Collins: Police Minister Receives Assurance On Sigs

Collins: Police Minister Receives Assurance On Sigs

Police Minister Judith Collins today received an assurance from Police Commissioner Howard Broad that the Police were meeting their responsibilities regarding the operations of Special Investigation Groups (SIG).

Greens Welcome ERMA Decision On Endosulfan

Greens Welcome ERMA Decision On Endosulfan

Green Party MPs Sue Kedgley and Catherine Delahunty expressed delight at today's decision by ERMA to ban the highly toxic insecticide endosulfan, effective from January 16th.

Chauvel: Labour Welcomes European Commitment To Climate Change

Chauvel: Labour Welcomes European Commitment To Climate Change

14 December 2008 - The Labour Party has welcomed the announcement by European leaders of a sweeping new package of measures designed to tackle Climate Change, Labour spokesperson for Climate Change, Charles Chauvel said.

Carter: Labour Rejects Exams For 5 Year Olds.

Carter: Labour Rejects Exams For 5 Year Olds.

Labour will vote against the Education (National Standards) Amendment Bill when it is introduced into the House later this evening.

Sustainability The Key To Biofuel Industry: Greens

Sustainability The Key To Biofuel Industry: Greens

The Government has turned its back on a sustainable biofuel industry in New Zealand and instead opened our borders to imported fuels that could contribute to world hunger and destruction of rainforests, says the Green Party.

Carter: Training Centre Farm Purchase Approved

Carter: Training Centre Farm Purchase Approved

Agriculture Minister, David Carter, has approved the purchase of a farm by the Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre in Masterton.

Sewerage Infrastructure Investment Needed: Greens

Sewerage Infrastructure Investment Needed: Greens

Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman - speaking from a protest at Whangarei Harbour today - is calling for urgent action on the northland city's pollution crisis.

Goff: 'Window-dressing' National Doesn't Have A 100-Day Plan To Tackle Issues That Matter To Kiwis

Goff: 'Window-dressing' National Doesn't Have A 100-Day Plan To Tackle Issues That Matter To Kiwis

12 December 2008 - Labour Leader Phil Goff says legislation being rushed through Parliament under urgency, including the Bail Amendment Bill, the Sentencing Amendment Bill and the Education (National Standards) Amendment Bill, amount to nothing more than window-dressing.

Smith & Heatley: Aquaculture Reforms To Be Overhauled

12 December 2008 - Environment Minister Nick Smith and Fisheries Minister Phil Heatley have announced that rules governing aquaculture will be overhauled alongside the Government's wider review of the Resource Management Act (RMA).

Mallard: Labour Will Repeal Fire-At-Will Legislation

Mallard: Labour Will Repeal Fire-At-Will Legislation

12 December 2008 - The next Labour Government will repeal National's short-sighted and ill-considered fire-at-will legislation, Labour spokesperson Trevor Mallard confirmed today.

He criticised both the substance of the Bill and the process used to pass it.