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OCR increase a token gesture

Friday, 9 March 2007, 9:21 am | Democrats

"Today's announcement of a 0.25% increase in the OCR by Reserve Bank Governor Alan Bollard amounts to nothing more than a token gesture by someone who appears not to fully understand debt-based financial systems" said Stephnie de Ruyter, Leader of ... More >>

Toll Holdings 3rd place well-deserved

Wednesday, 8 March 2006, 2:18 pm | Democrats

Media Release Wednesday, 8 March 2006 Toll Holdings 3rd place well-deserved “Toll Holdings well-deserves the third placing it received in the annual Roger Awards announced yesterday” said Stephnie de Ruyter, Leader of Democrats for social credit. “Toll ... More >>

Congratulations to BNZ & Westpac – Roger winners

Tuesday, 7 March 2006, 9:53 am | Democrats

“My congratulations to the Roger Award winners, the BNZ and Westpac. They are deserving winners and I am sure they give due credit to the rest of their team members, the other overseas owned banks,” says Democrats for social credit Finance Spokesperson ... More >>

Ukraine: Rights Abuses Undermine Anti-AIDS Efforts

Friday, 3 March 2006, 4:39 pm | Democrats

(Kiev) — The Ukrainian government’s considerable efforts to combat Europe’s worst HIV/AIDS epidemic are being undermined by its failure to end persistent violence and discrimination against people at highest risk of infection, Human Rights Watch ... More >>

When Fully Prepared Isn't Fully Prepared

Friday, 3 March 2006, 4:29 pm | Democrats

March 2, 2006 - (Washington) - Homeland Security Ranking Democrat Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), issued the following statement regarding the tapes informing the White House about the possible levee breach by Hurricane Katrina: More >>

Democrats Describe OCR Increase As Dumb Move

Thursday, 27 October 2005, 4:56 pm | Democrats

The Democrats today attacked the move by the Reserve Bank to bump interest rates to reduce inflationary expectations and suggested the government should consider renaming it the Reverse Bank. More >>

DHB Secrecy Belies "Open and Accountable" Claims

Thursday, 21 July 2005, 7:10 pm | Democrats

A survey carried out by the Democrats' social issues researcher David Tranter reveals an extraordinary amount of DHB business being done behind closed doors with the media and public excluded. This massively undermines Health Minister Annette King's assertion ... More >>

The Balance of Payments drain is a disaster

Tuesday, 28 June 2005, 2:17 pm | Democrats

“The current account deficit at March 2005 of $10.3 billion reflects the long term price we pay for the sale of valuable New Zealand assets to overseas interests, and a massive unrestrained spending spree on cheap imported goods,” says Democrat Finance ... More >>

West Coast DHB Board Processes A Farce

Tuesday, 28 June 2005, 1:32 pm | Democrats

Current West Coast DHB ceo Glenys Baldick must not be allowed to return to the DHB board when she is replaced by the ceo-in-waiting, Kevin Hague, according to the Democrats’ social issues researcher and former West Coast board member, David Tranter. More >>

Key Finance Role for Waikato Democrat

Tuesday, 21 June 2005, 12:18 am | Democrats

The Democrat Executive has appointed Matamata biosecurity field officer John Pemberton to the key position of Finance Spokesman, Party Leader Stephnie de Ruyter announced today. More >>

Fluoridation Juggernaut Halted In Westland

Monday, 6 June 2005, 3:55 pm | Democrats

Annette King’s fluoridation juggernaut hit a brick wall in Hokitika on Thursday when the Westland District Council voted nine to two against fluoridating the district’s water supplies. More >>

More Paint over the Rust for Defence

Tuesday, 3 May 2005, 12:15 am | Democrats

Despite insistence to the contrary by Labour's spin machine, the pre-budget Defence funding announcement will do nothing to restore essential Defence capabilities, or retain professional staff, says Otago candidate for Democrats for Social Credit, ... More >>

Heads Should Roll Over Greymouth Surgery Debacle

Monday, 4 April 2005, 12:53 am | Democrats

Media Release 4 April, 2005. Heads Should Roll Over Greymouth Surgery Debacle All those who connived in the shameful process which saw the West Coast DHB dump widely-respected surgeon Hugh Bodle in late 2002 so they could retain the just-“retired” Grey Hospital ... More >>

Acting DHB CEO Should Not Have Been Given The Job

Friday, 18 March 2005, 1:38 pm | Democrats

The appointment of West Coast DHB board member Glenys Baldick as acting ceo of the DHB contravenes the stated criteria of the Ministry of Health concerning conflicts of interest, according to the Democrats’ social issues researcher and former West ... More >>

Candidate Follows Family Tradition

Wednesday, 9 March 2005, 2:56 pm | Democrats

At a selection meeting held in Palmerston yesterday, Richard Prosser was unanimously endorsed as the Democrats for social credit candidate for the Otago electorate. Richard, aged 38, describes himself as a second-generation social crediter, his father having ... More >>

Fluoridation Contravenes Patients' Code Of Rights

Wednesday, 9 March 2005, 2:55 pm | Democrats

The Minister of Health's current campaign to persuade local authorities to fluoridate public water supplies indicates that Mrs. King gives no credence to the Health and Disability Commissioner's Code of Patients' Rights, according to the Democrats' social ... More >>

DHB Practising Age Discrimination On Elderly

Tuesday, 1 March 2005, 8:53 am | Democrats

The family of 83 year old Mrs. Maisie Rand are convinced the Mid-central District Health Board want her to die so they won't have to treat her illness, according to Democrats social issues researcher David Tranter. Mrs. Rand whose plight has been ... More >>

Windfarm Consent Process Loaded

Monday, 21 February 2005, 9:21 am | Democrats

The decision of the Palmerston North planning commissioner Alistair Auburn to approve a windfarm site using Windflow’s experimental turbine again highlights the unsatisfactory processes which are being used to push through windfarm consents in New Zealand, ... More >>

Faulty economic system waits for another death

Monday, 21 February 2005, 8:56 am | Democrats

“How many more fatalities will it take to consider the black spot on SH2 a ‘priority’”? asks David Espin, Western Divisional President of the Democrats. More >>

Democrats Welcome New President

Tuesday, 1 February 2005, 9:12 am | Democrats

Auckland management consultant Neville Aitchison was today appointed Party President by the Democrat Executive at its quarterly meeting. More >>