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Maori Party: Maori Party Reports Further Electoral Irregularities

7 November 2008 - Dr Pita Sharples has today revealed that some voters casting an advance vote were told that they could not vote for the Maori Party unless they are on the Maori roll.

Clark & Tizard: Labour Welcomes Funding For Q Theatre

Clark & Tizard: Labour Welcomes Funding For Q Theatre

7 November 2008 - Prime Minister Helen Clark and Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Judith Tizard today welcomed the grant of up to $6 million for Auckland's Q Theatre.

Redirection Of Tax Could Change Civil Society

Redirection Of Tax Could Change Civil Society

Kiwi Party Candidate, Gordon Copeland MP, said today that the Party's policy which would see each tax payer given the ability to redirect $100 of their tax to a community charity, would fundamentally change civil society in New Zealand.

Cunliffe: Broadband Investment Fund Oversubscribed

Cunliffe: Broadband Investment Fund Oversubscribed

6 November 2008 - Communications and Information Technology Minister David Cunliffe says the Labour-led government's Broadband Investment Fund has received a huge number of expressions of interest for funding broadband rollout.

Anderton: Addiction Resource Launched In Wellington

Anderton: Addiction Resource Launched In Wellington

People working together can make a difference, Associate Health Minister and Progressive Leader Jim Anderton said today.

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.