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Power: Law & Order: Labour Copycats Ignore Big Picture

Labour's sole big law and order announcement of the election - a steal of National's prisons policy - is too little and too late, says National's Justice and Corrections spokesman, Simon Power.

Cunliffe: It Policy Builds On Major Reforms

Cunliffe: It Policy Builds On Major Reforms

6 November 2008 - The Minister for Communications and Information Technology, David Cunliffe today launched Labour's IT policy saying that it builds on the successful framework the Labour-led government has built.

National's Plan For Growth Critical For Jobless

National's Plan For Growth Critical For Jobless

National Party Welfare spokeswoman Judith Collins says figures showing another increase in unemployment underline the importance of New Zealand voting for a National-led Government that has a plan to grow the economy.

Ryall: Cunliffe Must Answer On DHB Blowout Shambles

Ryall: Cunliffe Must Answer On DHB Blowout Shambles

National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall says Labour must explain why it has let the deficit situation at Capital & Coast District Health Board get so bad that there are now threats staff won't be paid.

Anderton: Minister Announces New GHG Footprint Studies

Anderton: Minister Announces New GHG Footprint Studies

5 November 2008 - Four new primary industry sectors have been awarded government funding to further develop carbon footprinting capabilities, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Jim Anderton announced today.

Hutchison: National Will Improve Tertiary Education

5 November 2008 - National Party Tertiary Education spokesman Paul Hutchison says over the past nine years, Labour's approach to tertiary education has lurched from allowing uncontrolled funding and arbitrary growth in low-quality courses, through to heavy-handed centrally driven control.

Maori Party: Maori Denied The Right To Vote

5 NOVEMBER 2008 - "The most basic of democratic rights is the right to vote - and it is being denied to Maori," said Te Tai Tokerau Maori Party MP, Hone Harawira.

Ryall: What About Plunketline?

5 November 2008 - National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall says the 11th hour promise from Labour to boost funding for Plunket is too little too late.

Cunliffe: "Johnny Come Lately" Illiterate On Broadband

Cunliffe: "Johnny Come Lately" Illiterate On Broadband

5 November 2008 - Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe says John Key must be illiterate on broadband if he thinks his plans will deliver broadband to Kiwi homes and businesses faster than Labour.

Maori Party: Maori Health In Hauraki-Waikato Deserves Greater Priority Says Greensill

Maori Party: Maori Health In Hauraki-Waikato Deserves Greater Priority Says Greensill

5 November 2008 - Hauraki-Waikato candidate, Angeline Greensill, has today congratulated Waikato District Health Board for being a finalist in three sections in the national Health Innovation Awards; and for receiving a commendation for its 'double balloon enteroscopy' procedure.