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CTU Calls On National To Abandon KiwiSaver Cuts

CTU Calls On National To Abandon KiwiSaver Cuts

23 October 2008 - Council of Trade Unions President Helen Kelly is calling on the National Party to abandon their KiwiSaver cuts.

Mahuta & King: Customs & Police Ministers Congratulate Agencies On $28m Drug Bust

Mahuta & King: Customs & Police Ministers Congratulate Agencies On $28m Drug Bust

23 OCTOBER 2008 - Customs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Police Minister Annette King today congratulated the NZ Customs Service and NZ Police for the interception of a 100-kilo shipment of pseudoephedrine, a principal component of the drug methamphetamine, at the border in Auckland.

English: Cullen Glosses Over Kiwisaver Concerns

23 October 2008 - "Michael Cullen is deliberately ignoring serious concerns about the minimum contribution rates for KiwiSaver in a politically loaded attack on National's plan to make the scheme more accessible," says National's Finance spokesman Bill English.

Key: Interest Rate Cut Welcomed: More To Be Done

Key: Interest Rate Cut Welcomed: More To Be Done

In welcoming today's 1% OCR interest rate cut, National Party Leader John Key says there is much more to be done to increase confidence and get the economy growing.

"This move by the Reserve Bank is just the beginning.

National: Boosting Access To Medicines

National Party Leader John Key says a National-led Government will provide New Zealanders with broader access to medicines, including new funding for Herceptin.

Brownlee: New Homes Targeted In Light-bulb Push

National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee says not only are Labour spending $3.5 million promoting the looming light-bulb ban, but they also plan to tell us how many lights we should have.

Fitzsimons: Bollard Confirms Inflation Now Beyond Control

Fitzsimons: Bollard Confirms Inflation Now Beyond Control

Today's Reserve Bank decision to cut interest rates by 1 percent when inflation is running the highest in 18 years confirms that the thinking behind monetary policy is obsolete, says the Green Party.

Mallard: Changes To 'serious Harm' Definition

Labour Minister Trevor Mallard announced today the government is changing the definition of 'serious harm' under the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992.

Collins: Health Camps Face Closure As MSD Spends Up On Admin

Collins: Health Camps Face Closure As MSD Spends Up On Admin

National Party Welfare spokeswoman Judith Collins says the cost for administration at the Ministry of Social Development keeps growing. "Taxpayers are entitled to ask why administration costs at MSD have spiked to record highs despite fewer beneficiaries.

Bishop Tamaki Responds To Discriminatory Comments By PM Helen Clark

Bishop Tamaki Responds To Discriminatory Comments By PM Helen Clark

22 October 2008 - On behalf of Destiny Church I wish to respond to comments from Prime Minister Helen Cark labelling the church a 'cult' and on par with the Black Power and Mongrel Mob.