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Greens: Greens Launch Clean Green Agriculture At Hastings

Greens: Greens Launch Clean Green Agriculture At Hastings

24 October 2008 - Cementing and building on New Zealand's international clean green image is central to the Green Party's new Agricultural Policy.

Ryall: Emergency Department Delays For Most

Ryall: Emergency Department Delays For Most

There's yet more proof of how gridlocked the country's hospitals are becoming with the latest emergency department waiting time report from the Government, says National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall.

Smith: Labour Papers Over Cracks In Building Bureaucracy

Smith: Labour Papers Over Cracks In Building Bureaucracy

23 October 2008 - "I find it laughable that Shane Jones is talking about reducing red tape in the building industry when less than 12 months ago he told Parliament that the consent process was going 'swimmingly well'," says National Party Building & Construction spokesman, Nick Smith.

Paker: Who To Believe On Climate Change?

Paker: Who To Believe On Climate Change?

23 October 2008 - The confusion about what National really has in mind for the Emissions Trading Scheme continues now they have released their agriculture policy, Labour's climate change spokesperson David Parker said today.

O'Connor: National's Agriculture Policy Seriously Underwhelming

O'Connor: National's Agriculture Policy Seriously Underwhelming

23 October 2008 - National's agriculture policy is piecemeal and shows no sign of a coherent plan to see New Zealand through the difficult times ahead," Rural Affairs Minister Damien O'Connor said today.

Mapp: Labour Ignores Own Failings In Defence

23 October 2008 - Labour's defence policy released today glosses over and ignores serious problems, says National's Defence spokesman, Wayne Mapp.

"The New Zealand Defence Force's own annual report this year revealed significant problems which Labour simply has not even acknowledged."

Lockwood's Comments Show It's Time To Sort Out Short-Term Labour

23 October 2008 - The Maritime Union says that action must be taken to protect both local jobs and overseas workers in New Zealand industries after recent comments from Opposition immigration spokesperson Lockwood Smith about overseas workers caused an uproar.

Family First: Media Asked To Exercise Restraint On Coverage Of Glassie Case

Family First: Media Asked To Exercise Restraint On Coverage Of Glassie Case

23 October 2008 - Family First NZ is asking the media to exercise restraint on coverage of the Nia Glassie case because of the level of horrific and upsetting material.

Ryall: More Cunliffe Scaremongering

Ryall: More Cunliffe Scaremongering

23 October 2008 - National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall says poor old David Cunliffe has been reduced to jumping at shadows as National rolls out its comprehensive strategy to help get the health system delivering better, sooner, more convenient healthcare.

Greens: Bank Guarantee Should Halt Dividend Flows Offshore

23 October 2008 - ANZ's $3.3 billion annual profit reinforces the Green Party's call for a limit on dividends flowing out of New Zealand into overseas investors' pockets, now the New Zealand taxpayer is shouldering the risks of the banking sector's behaviour.