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Federated Farmers Declines Mystery Creek Debate About Water

5 June 2008 - The Green Party is trying to set up a face-to-face public debate with Federated Farmers over water issues, but has failed to get the federation to agree on a time and venue so far.

Will Minister Confirm Power Plant Breakdown?

Industry sources have told National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee that the Otahuhu B power station is being shut down for at least four days while repairs are carried out on a boiler tube.

Ag Flags Wider Concerns About Public Sector

4 June 2008 - National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee believes it is significant that the Auditor-General has signalled a very broad inquiry into integrity within the public service, that will include questions about what Ministers knew and when.

Landcorp's Muscle Disadvantages Other Farmers

4 June 2008 - Farmer shareholders of the two meat cooperatives, PPCS and Alliance, need to ask questions of their directors about the equity of access to processing space, says National's Agriculture spokesman, David Carter.

Auditor General's Terms Of Reference Welcomed

4 June 2008 - Today's announcement by the Office of the Auditor-General of the terms of reference of its audit and inquiry into Immigration New Zealand has been welcomed by the Chief Executive of the Department of Labour, Christopher Blake.

NZ To Make Major Food Aid Contribution

4 JUNE 2008 - New Zealand will contribute $9.5 million to the international response to the global food crisis, Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced today.

Chill Your Power Bill

4 June 2008 - Chill your power bill by getting rid of your old, inefficient fridge and looking for the ENERGY STAR® mark to find the most efficient new one.

Lawyers Join Govt Freephone For Blue Chip Victims

4 June 2008 - Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel today welcomed an offer by lawyers to take part in the Companies Office freephone line to help victims of Blue Chip.

Obesity Rates Slowing But Work Needs To Continue

4 June 2008 - Obesity rates among New Zealand children remain static and the increase in obesity among adults has slowed according to survey results released today, said Associate Minister of Health Damien O'Connor.

School Gets Gold For Going Green

4 June 2008 - The latest recipient of the Enviroschools Green-Gold award was announced by Education Minister Chris Carter today at Beachlands School.