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The Bright Future programme is one of the ways the Government will contribute to building a stronger, more diversified
economy in the future.
The APSU Student Union is not impressed with the "5 Steps" announced today by National.
"The 'Five Steps' package trumpeted today by the government is another case of politicians trying to bribe us with our
own money," says Libertarianz Spokesman Peter Cresswell. "Expect to see Ministers posing for photos with scientists ...
"Prohibition is a National evil" say ALCP candidates, Blair Anderson and Kevin O Connell, warning voters against the
moral posture and pseudo-leadership of the National government. The comments follow the youth affairs Minister's facile
Labour Leader Helen Clark said today that the National Party's Bright Future policy was a joke and little more than an
exercise in hand-wringing at a time when the New Zealand economy needs leadership and action from government.
Scoop's Jonathan Hill looks at why we are unlikely to see the urgent issues associated with skyrocketing cannabis use
addressed in the near future.
In just four short weeks, New Zealand will be the focus of significant international attention as we host the APEC
Leaders' Summit here in Auckland. Already, I've seen signs in Auckland advising motorists of which routes may be closed
due to the APEC ...
Since I was elected in 1978, Parliament has been evolving rapidly. At that time it was very much under the control of
the Minister in charge of the Legislative Department, usually the Prime Minister. So much so that one of my predecessors
had to go to the ...
Shandwick, Timberlands' Wellington public relations company, should apologise to New Zealand for all the secretive
manipulation it has done for Timberlands, said Native Forest Action spokesperson, Dean Baigent-Mercer.
A book launched today using a package of documents from Timberlands' West Coast's public relations company may prove
damaging to the government, especially the Prime Minister.
The Reserve Bank has, as expected, kept its cash rate static in today's Monetary Policy Statement. However the markets
are expected to tighten slightly following the announcement as the bank is forecasting increasing inflationary pressure
"The Government's latest re-launch attempt - the inanely-named Bright Future package - will scarcely raise a ripple,"
Labour finance spokesperson Michael Cullen said today.
Secrets and Lies, a book released yesterday by Nicky Hager and Bob Burton, proves once and for all that Coast Action
Network (CAN) is a creation of Timberlands and their PR companies.
National's 5 steps package will cost rural New Zealand $100 million, says ACT Leader Richard Prebble.
The Government will make life simpler for small businesses by cutting red tape, and removing outdated regulations and
laws, Enterprise and Commerce Minister Max Bradford announced today.
Already over 40 cases of the disease have been reported this year compared to a total of 80 over the past five years.
Prime Minister Jenny Shipley says the Bright Future Package represents a challenge to all New Zealanders, Government
The Government will set up the Higher Learning Sector Taskforce to map a strategic vision for our tertiary education
sector, Minister for Tertiary Education Max Bradford said today.
The estimated number of live births in New Zealand in the June 1999 year totalled 56,843. This compares with 56,514
births in the June 1998 year, Deputy Government Statistician Dianne Macaskill said today.
Today is the anniversary of Jenny Shipley's best ever decision - sacking Winston Peters. Mr Peters has been busy trying
to rewrite history but let's remember he was Treasurer for nearly two years and his period in office was disastrous,
says ACT ...