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Student Loan Scheme An Absurdity

Tuesday, 1 February 2005, 9:08 am | Democrats

''Government expects our children to pay for our retirement, but saddles them with a growing burden of debt before they start.'' More >>

Democrats Reject Brash Flashback

Friday, 28 January 2005, 10:34 am | Democrats

“New Zealanders will no doubt welcome the timely reminder afforded by Mr Brash’s speech outlining National’s proposals for our benefit system” stated Democrat Leader, Stephnie de Ruyter. More >>

Democrats: referendum needed on Civil Union Bill

Thursday, 2 December 2004, 8:50 am | Democrats

The Democratic Party has called on the New Zealand Parliament to enable a referendum to be held on the Civil Union Bill. More >>

How Widespread Is Surveillance Of NZ People?

Friday, 26 November 2004, 9:34 am | Democrats

Current allegations of spying on Maori activists raises the still unresolved issue of the photographing of a peaceful protest outside the Greymouth ACC office earlier this year in support of a wheelchair-bound Hokitika man. More >>

Democrats warn country on sale of Taranaki Powerco

Monday, 16 August 2004, 11:23 am | Democrats

The NZ Democrats have asked New Zealanders to take careful note of the implications and outcomes of the latest sale to overseas interests of another slice of our national assets. More >>

Democrats Back Campaign To Control Bureaucracy

Wednesday, 11 August 2004, 9:43 am | Democrats

The Democrats' annual conference in Christchurch supported their Social Issues Researcher David Tranter's suggestion to take up the cause of many New Zealanders who, through no fault of their own, are suffering under the tidal wave of bureaucracy having an ... More >>

Democrats Delighted With Decisions

Tuesday, 10 August 2004, 10:32 am | Democrats

Following the Democratic Party's Annual Conference held in Christchurch over the past weekend, the Leader Stephnie de Ruyter expressed her delight at the numbers attending, the harmony displayed in discussing policy and direction and the renewed ... More >>

Democrats: What Distribution Of Wealth?

Friday, 6 August 2004, 9:56 am | Democrats

In response to the newly formed New Zealand Institute’s stated intention to seek input from a variety of sources, the New Zealand Democratic Party offers the following contribution by a member of the Party Executive, Mr. Lowell Manning. More >>

Democrats Slam Celebration Of 1984 'Reforms'

Friday, 16 July 2004, 11:33 am | Democrats

The Leader of the NZ Democrats, Stephnie de Ruyter, has slammed the reunion celebrating the 1984 Lange Labour Governments so-called economic reforms as an insult to those who carried the adverse outcomes of the changes. More >>

Democrats Berate Brash’s Blatant Political Posing

Monday, 5 July 2004, 9:42 am | Democrats

In Auckland over the past weekend for an Executive planning session, the Democrat Leader Stephnie de Ruyter said it is very clear neither Labour or National are prepared to bite the bullet and put resources into breaking the intergenerational nature of ... More >>

Democrats Say NZ Economy 'Bollarded' Again

Thursday, 10 June 2004, 11:12 am | Democrats

The latest interest rate rise has been described as a 'barrier' which is how the dictionary defines a bollard. More >>

Budget not a 21st Century solution

Thursday, 27 May 2004, 5:49 pm | Democrats

The Democratic Party has described the 2004 budget as prime example of rehashing old concepts rather than addressing the causes of the myriad problems created by National and Labour led Governments since the so-called reforms of the 1980s and ... More >>

Democrats Delighted With Dr. Brash

Wednesday, 29 October 2003, 10:40 pm | Democrats

The Leader of the Democrats, Stephnie de Ruyter, has expressed delight at the election of her new counterpart in the National Party. More >>

Bechtel involvement in Project Aqua grave concern

Tuesday, 26 August 2003, 8:28 am | Democrats

News that the Bechtel Group is likely to partner Meridian Energy if resource consent is granted for the $1.2 billion Waitaki River power scheme known as Project Aqua is cause for grave concern, according to Democrat Leader Stephnie de Ruyter. More >>

Democrats disappointed at Cullen’s lack of faith

Monday, 18 August 2003, 11:02 am | Democrats

The NZ Democratic Party’s Advocate for Seniors, Heather Marion Smith, today expressed disappointment at Dr Cullen’s apparent lack of faith in New Zealand investment options. More >>

Democrats dismayed at government decision

Monday, 18 August 2003, 11:01 am | Democrats

Democrats Leader, Stephnie de Ruyter, today expressed dismay at the government’s announced intention to take control of the Project Aqua consents process. More >>