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Chester: Labour's U-Turn Betrays Police Trust

Chester: Labour's U-Turn Betrays Police Trust

27 August 2008 - The Labour Government's last-minute U-turn on its promise to allow police officers to serve their communities as local councillors is a disgrace, says National's Police spokesman, Chester Borrows.

Government Policy Changes Encourage Higher Fees

Government Policy Changes Encourage Higher Fees

27 AUGUST 2008 - The New Zealand Union of Students' Associations is extremely disappointed that Government have abdicated responsibility for bringing already high tuition fees under control by loosening up regulations in favour of institutions, and are warning of the dangers rising fees pose.

King: Police Association Uses Intemperate Language

27 August 2008 - Police Minister Annette King says the Police Association is being intemperate in claiming the Government has "betrayed" frontline police by deciding they should not be allowed to start for local councils.

Greens: Mother And Baby Bill Tipped To Pass In Parliament Today

27 August 2008 - Green Party MP Sue Bradford's third private member's bill in this term of Parliament is expected to pass its final reading in the House this evening.

Her Corrections (Mothers with Babies) Amendment Bill has attracted unusually unanimous support from across all parties.

Cosgrove: Sport Minister Congratulates Returning Olympic Team

27 August 2008 - The Sport and Recreation Minister Clayton Cosgrove has this morning joined the rest of the country in welcoming home the New Zealand Olympic team after its highly successful Beijing campaign.

Greens: Water Allocation Debate Welcomed

27 AUGUST 2008 - The Green Party is welcoming the debate opened by a NZ Business Council for Sustainable Development report which calls on the Government to implement a water trading system.

But the party is warning there are potential "fish hooks" in the scheme.

Family First NZ: Test Of Democracy In Parliament Today

Family First NZ: Test Of Democracy In Parliament Today

27 August 2008 - Family First NZ says that there will be a test in Parliament today of whether NZ is a democracy that represents the voice of NZ'ers.

Cosgrove: Sme's Strong Contribution To Economy Continues

27 August 2008 - A new report has reconfirmed the strong contribution made to the New Zealand economy from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), said the Minister for Small Business Clayton Cosgrove today.

Peters: Brazilian Foreign Minister To Visit New Zealand

26 AUGUST 2008 - Brazilian Foreign Affairs Minister Celso Amorim will visit New Zealand on Thursday and Friday, Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced today.

King Maker Anderton Could Make All The Difference - Feds Asks Progressive Party Leader Not To Support Ets

Federated Farmers president, Don Nicolson, along with a delegation of farmers, met with Progressive Party leader, Hon Jim Anderton last night and asked his party not to support the current Emissions Trading Scheme Bill ("ETS").