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Friday, 17 October 2008
6:56PM
National Education On Monday John Key announced National's policy to improve the literacy and numeracy skills of New Zealand's children. 193 views

Tuesday, 22 July 2008
7:07PM
National welcomes Police Association policies National Party Police spokesman Chester Borrows welcomes the Police Association's law and order policy document. 163 views

7:07PM
Going, going, gone More than 80,000 people voted with their feet in the past 12 months, says National's Immigration spokesman, Lockwood Smith. 315 views

Tuesday, 10 June 2008
5:20AM
So there IS a power crisis after all National's Energy spokesman, Gerry Brownlee, says he hopes Labour's belated admission that there is a power crisis has not come too late. 607 views

Wednesday, 21 May 2008
6:16PM
Charter delivers less local content Labour's fatally flawed dual mandate for Television New Zealand has been laid bare by figures that show a decrease in the level of local content on state-owned television, contrary to what the charter was designed to achieve, says National's Broadcasting spokesman, Jonathan Coleman. 372 views

6:16PM
Thermal generation going like the clappers National Party Energy spokesman Gerry Brownlee says Energy Minister David Parker should be thinking seriously about ordering a public power saving campaign for winter. 261 views

6:15PM
Families stay in squalor - spare capacity at HNZ National Party Housing spokesman Phil Heatley says with reports of overcrowding and squalor, Labour is still failing to adequately manage the spare capacity in the state housing stock. 162 views

6:14PM
Ministers answered 43 questions on corruption "Labour Ministers claiming to be in the dark about corruption allegations at the Immigration Service have previously answered 43 questions about it," says National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith. 303 views

12:31PM
Schools $171 million adds to Labour's porkometer The public will see right through Education Minister Chris Carter's announcement today of an extra $171.6 million in operational funding to schools, says National's Education spokeswoman, Anne Tolley. 210 views

12:29PM
Exodus reaches 29-year high The number of people leaving New Zealand over a 12-month period has reached a 29-year high, says National's Immigration spokesman, Lockwood Smith. 312 views

12:29PM
Immigration: What about the other report? National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith is continuing to question Immigration Ministers over what they knew about claims of corruption bribery and fraud within the Immigration Service. 155 views

Tuesday, 20 May 2008
3:55PM
Warfare breaks out in Labour ranks The National Party's Shadow Leader of the House, Gerry Brownlee, says the announcement from Phil Goff about the Government's re-election chances and his leadership aspirations "is a sign warfare is breaking out within Labour." 153 views

Monday, 19 May 2008
6:19PM
Chlamydia report alarming  Labour asleep at the wheel A recent review of sexually transmitted diseases in 2007* should jolt Labour out of its complacency and into action, says National's Associate Health spokeswoman, Jackie Blue, and the party's Youth Affairs spokeswoman, Nicky Wagner. 181 views

6:18PM
What was Clark told about Thompson case? National Party State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee says Helen Clark's claim that she was never told about issues relating to Mary Anne Thompson's CV is difficult to accept. 148 views

Sunday, 18 May 2008
6:04PM
Immigration: Ministers see, hear and speak no evil National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says he does not buy the claims of senior Labour Minsters that they knew nothing of the trouble at the Pacific branch of the Immigration Service. 269 views

6:04PM
Mallard forced to explain MfE bungles - again Environment Minister Trevor Mallard has been forced to admit his beleaguered Ministry has bungled again by cancelling public workshops to enable a staff member to take a jaunt to Australia, says National's Associate Environment spokeswoman, Jacqui Dean. 165 views

Saturday, 17 May 2008
9:00AM
Kiwi quake experts should be sent to China National Party Ethnic Affairs spokeswoman Pansy Wong is urging the Government to send earthquake experts to China as the devastating effects of the Sichuan earthquake become clear. 379 views

Friday, 16 May 2008
12:49PM
Recycled policy gets reheated - again National Party Housing spokesman Phil Heatley says Labour's pre-Budget 'shared equity' announcement is a "recycled policy reheated" for election year. 161 views

12:48PM
Bribery, theft, fraud, corruption  no business of Ministers National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith is confident that Ministers in the Labour Government will try to wash their hands of more serious questions levelled at the Pacific branch of the Immigration Service. 199 views

Thursday, 15 May 2008
6:57PM
Immigration probe had focus on policy National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says Labour's claim that the inquiry into unlawful decisions at the Immigration Service was just an employment matter has been shot to bits. 254 views

1:07PM
Immigration: Release the terms of probes National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says the Government must release the terms of reference for the probes that have been conducted and are currently being conducted into the Immigration Service. 247 views

Wednesday, 14 May 2008
7:30PM
If Cosgrove knew about report  how come Cunliffe didn't? National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith wants to know why Clayton Cosgrove knew all about a secret report into allegations levelled at Mary-Anne Thompson but the man who preceded him as Immigration Minister did not. 142 views

Tuesday, 13 May 2008
10:13PM
Nats want inquiry into medicine bungle National Party Health spokesman Tony Ryall is demanding a full investigation into why overseas visitors have been receiving subsidised medicines which they are not entitled to. 141 views

5:03PM
Ministers sat on immigration claims for a year National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says senior Labour Ministers have known about serious claims levelled at a top manager of the Immigration Service for more than a year. 282 views

1:18PM
Police code of conduct ignores sexual relationships The new police Code of Conduct does not address the issue of officers' sexual relationships with members of the public, as recommended by the Bazley report, says National's Police spokesman, Chester Borrows. 321 views

1:17PM
Immigration resignation sparks more questions National Party Immigration spokesman Lockwood Smith says the resignation of Immigration Service boss Mary-Anne Thompson does not signal 'closure', as the department says. 212 views

Monday, 12 May 2008
11:39AM
That's not what you promised Trevor "Trevor Mallard needs to tell New Zealanders when Labour's policy changed on golden handshakes," says National's State Services spokesman Gerry Brownlee. 376 views

Sunday, 11 May 2008
11:37AM
Taskforce set up to establish cuisine school Wairarapa MP John Hayes has established a taskforce to investigate the viability of establishing a cuisine school in Martinborough, independent of involvement with UCOL. 1222 views

Friday, 9 May 2008
5:15PM
Maternity care survey just Labour spin Labour's trumpeting of a survey that apparently has nine out of ten women saying they were pleased with their maternity care is pure political spin to hide a worsening workforce crisis, says National Party MP Katrina Shanks. 165 views

11:11AM
Bob Clarkson to step down at election National Party MP Bob Clarkson today announced he will not now be standing as a candidate for the Tauranga seat in the 2008 general election. 1696 views



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