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Key: National To Deliver Ultra-Fast Broadband To Schools

Key: National To Deliver Ultra-Fast Broadband To Schools

A National-led Government will invest at least $150 million over the next three years to ensure schools can make the most of ultra-fast broadband, says National Party Leader John Key.

Persecution Of Parents To Be Investigated By National

Persecution Of Parents To Be Investigated By National

Family First NZ is welcoming comments by senior National MP Judith Collins that if elected, National will check whether the anti-smacking law has resulted in needless prosecutions and persecution of parents.

Greens: No Cell Towers Near Schools/Preschools

Greens: No Cell Towers Near Schools/Preschools

4 November 2008 - The Green Party released its health policy on electro-magnetic radiation today, calling for a requirement that cell towers not be located near schools or childcare centres and for an independent review of the New Zealand standard on Electro Magnetic Frequencies (EMFs).

Key: Key Launches Action Plan

Key: Key Launches Action Plan

4 November 2008 - National Party Leader John Key has today laid out his plans for the first 100 days of being sworn into office, should National be elected by New Zealanders on Saturday to lead the next Government.

Greens: Another Town, Another Highway

Greens: Another Town, Another Highway

4 November 2008 - The Green Party today warned communities along the path of John Key's election schedule to cancel all appointments with the would-be Prime Minister or risk having a multi-lane highway fast-tracked through their town.

Maori Party: Relief Is On Its Way

Maori Party: Relief Is On Its Way

4 November 2008 - As a way to provide temporary relief to families during the upcoming Christmas holiday period, the Maori Party has suggested that a $500 payment, tax free and in a lump sum, be paid in the first week of December 2008 to the families of all 230,000 children living in poverty.

Tolley: Labour's Education Plan More 'promise And Hope'

4 November 2008 - Labour's contempt for pupils, parents and teachers has been laid bare in its re-heated education policy, says National's Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley.

Greens: Will Nats Support Feds' Rural Feudalism

4 November 2008 - The Green Party is calling on National to make clear whether they support or oppose proposals from Federated Farmers to set up a rural gerrymander at local government level as proposed today in the Feds' Manifesto.

King: Nats Roll Out 'pork Barrel' In Tauranga In Desperate Bid To Boost Bridges

King: Nats Roll Out 'pork Barrel' In Tauranga In Desperate Bid To Boost Bridges

4 NOVEMBER 2008 - National's deliberately misleading pledge to build the Tauranga Central Corridor within five to six years has no more substance than its earlier pledge to complete the Waikato Expressway within 10 years at a cost of an extra $790 million, says Transport Minister Annette King.

Kiwi Party: Cullen Must Come Clean On Mini-Budget Intentions

Kiwi Party: Cullen Must Come Clean On Mini-Budget Intentions

4 November 2008 - Kiwi Party finance spokesperson Gordon Copeland said today that Kiwis should be wary of Finance Minister Michael Cullen's plans for a December 'mini-budget', should Labour be returned to the Treasury benches.