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Political Wounds Picked In Feisty Debate

Auckland voters got the answers to the big questions last night; such as which MPs could field dress a moose and who thought United States republican vice president candidate Sarah Palin was hot.

Nats Want To Force Prisoners Into Work Scheme

Nats Want To Force Prisoners Into Work Scheme
National will force prison inmates into work schemes and scrap their right to parole if they refuse.

Labour Says It Will Publish White Paper On Defence

Labour Says It Will Publish White Paper On Defence
Labour says it will publish a new white paper on defence next year if it wins the election. National also intends publishing a white paper -- a statement of government intentions -- if it wins.

Rain On Planes Falls Mainly In The Planes

Rain On Planes Falls Mainly In The Planes
Memo to Air Force -- close windows on incredibly expensive Skyhawks or they will get wet inside. The RNZAF issued a statement today saying Safe Air Ltd, which maintains the fleet, found rainwater had got into four of the 17 Skyhawks at Base Woodbourne, near Blenheim.

National To Get Tough On Child Abusers

National To Get Tough On Child Abusers
People who kill, abuse or neglect children will get tougher sentences under National, party leader John Key said today. Announcing another set of law and order policies, Mr Key said violence against children would not be tolerated.

Call For Submissions On US Trade Negotiations

The Government is calling for submissions on upcoming free trade negotiations with the United States as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. New Zealand, Singapore, Chile and Brunei are already part of the agreement, which is commonly known at the "P4".

Mercer Says Super Tax Needs To Change For Nzers To Benefit

Wellington, Aug 21 NZPA - New Zealanders will make no financial gain claiming back money locked in Australian super funds unless the Government makes significant tax changes on this side of the Tasman, according to international consultants Mercer.

US Dairy Industry Set To Resist Push For NZ-USA FTA

Wellington, Aug 7 NZPA - The United States' dairy sector is looming as a major stumbling block for any New Zealand-USA free trade agreement (FTA).

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