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Sludge is delighted to provide the following transcript of the speech delivered by ACT MP Rodney Hide at the Investors International conference in Fiji in January last year.
DOVER, England (Reuters) - British customs officials were suspicious from the moment they spotted the white Mercedes truck rolling off the late-night ferry from the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.
Today's Questions concern: R&D Taxation – Fiscal Surpluses – Elective Surgery -Mental Health Funding – Armed Forces Equipment x 2 – Fiji Trade Ban – Closing The Education Gaps – WINZ And The Koru Club – Kiwi Bank – Customs Exercises – Foreign ...
New Commissioner of Police, Rob Robinson, was described by the Prime Minister yesterday as a "cop's cop" causing him to blush. But I hope he's a people's cop. John Howard writes.
It is just over seven weeks now since Steven Wallace was shot dead by a police officer in Waitara. Aside from the initial flurry of statements of concern from various politicians, then a brief announcement on 1 June that the preliminary report of the homicide investigation ...
Revelations today of the large-scale clearance of virgin native forests for firewood were a national disgrace, the Ecologic Foundation said today.
Board Chairman of the Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA), Michael MacKellar, today released safety assessment reports on five GM foods for public comment.
Images of the Scotland vs NZ Maoris match on Sunday. Photos by Scoop Photographer Mark Graham. NZ Maori On The Charge...OUCH! #1: Caught In The Air...OUCH! #2:Scottish Crunch...Come Here You...Hongi...
An army overhaul is one of the few revelations of a defence policy statement low on detail about other big-ticket spending decisions.
The Greens are subverting the course of democracy with their continued rhetoric on biotechnology issues, said ACT Agriculture spokesman Gerry Eckhoff.
In the second half of Rodney Hide’s Fiji Speech he discusses culture shock in Parliament, podiatry (and Jonathan Hunt again), the power of the IRD, the death of Ian Lee Mutton and the path to getting rid of tax – which is, Rodney says, to not ask for anything.
Assurances from the Australia New Zealand Food Authority that five genetically engineered foods on our shelves are safe are meaningless given that no long-term safety testing has been conducted on them, said Green Party health spokesperson Sue Kedgley.
The ‘culture of extravagance’ within WINZ is alive and well under the leadership of Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey despite his Opposition bluster against the Department’s spending.
“The attack by the co-leader of the Green Party on the New Zealand Life Sciences Network (Inc) is an attempt to prevent the public hearing anything which contradicts the Greens’ view of the world and therefore, nothing less than an attack on free ...
Trade NZ's commercial contract with Lifesciences Network was an operational matter, Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton said today.
The Greens desperate attempts at censorship prove they are strongly opposed to informed public debate, said ACT Agriculture spokesman Gerry Eckhoff.
Where there used to be trees. Photos of clearfelled native forest in Southland from the Ecologic Foundation.
1. A new approach to defence was one of the key policies of the Government when it was elected. This statement covers the Government’s goals and priorities for defence. It provides a framework for future decisions about military capabilities, resources ...
An increased focus on employment and greater regional flexibility mark a new beginning for the Department of Work and Income, says Social Services and Employment Minister Steve Maharey.
Post-budget comments from the pro-gun lobby have been described as the most trashy and opportunistic attack ever on people with mental illnesses.
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