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Cullen: Don't Trust Gamblers With The Money Shop

Cullen: Don't Trust Gamblers With The Money Shop

16 September 2008 - Finance Minister Michael Cullen says the current world financial environment makes it no time to let the gamblers into the money shop.

Greens: Oceans In Crisis: Fishing Lobby Litigates

Greens: Oceans In Crisis: Fishing Lobby Litigates

15 September 2008 - The fishing industry's obstinate opposition to recent protections for the critically endangered Maui's dolphin shows how essential it is to strengthen New Zealand's fisheries and marine protection laws, the Green Party says.

Blue: Explanation Wanted As To Why Alarm Bells Didn't Ring Over Eltroxin Results

15 September 2008 - National's Associate Health spokeswoman, Jackie Blue, says there were obvious clues that there could well be problems with the new formulation of Eltroxin.

Locke: Greens Warn Against Ban On Gangs

Green Party MP Keith Locke has warned the Labour Government against any ban on gangs.

Corrections Minister Phil Goff has been reported today as being prepared to support a ban similar to that being applied in South Australia, if it 'proves effective'.

Key: Broadband Plan To Get NZ Up To Speed

Key: Broadband Plan To Get NZ Up To Speed

National's latest billboard highlights the party's commitment to rolling out an ultra-fast broadband network, says National Party Leader John Key.

"A National Government will invest up to $1.5 billion to drive the roll-out of a 'fibre to the home' ultra-fast broadband network.

Wilkinson: CTU Joins Labour In Misleading Scare Campaign

Wilkinson: CTU Joins Labour In Misleading Scare Campaign

National Party Industrial Relations spokeswoman Kate Wilkinson says the CTU must be alarmed that the Labour-affiliated EPMU supports probationary periods for new employees, given its overt attacks on National today.

Power: Labour Ignores Gangs Till Election Looms

15 September 2008 - The Labour Government has virtually ignored gangs and the mayhem and drugs they spread until 54 days before an election when they are trailing in the polls, says National's Justice spokesman, Simon Power.

Wanganui Mayor Backs Goff Over Outlawing Gangs

15 September 2008 - Wanganui Mayor Michael Laws is today applauding Corrections Minister Phil Goff investigating the banning and outlawing of gangs and gang members.

Clark: PM Condemns Terrorist Bombings In India

Clark: PM Condemns Terrorist Bombings In India

14 September 2008 - Prime Minister Helen Clark today condemns the series of bombings which has killed twenty people and injured more than ninety in central India's capital city, New Delhi.

Sharples: No Nation Has Monopoly On Fighting Terror

13 September 2008 - Every nation should examine its role in the so-called 'War on Terror', and the Minister of Defence should consult tangata whenua on overseas deployments to fight terrorism, says Maori Party co-leader Dr Pita Sharples.