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Sir Paul Reeves - Statement in the House

Tuesday, 16 August 2011, 2:45 pm | Progressive

I join with the House in expressing our sadness at the passing of Paul Reeves and in expressing condolences to his family. As our Governor General he helped to bring New Zealand into a new era, because he was so obviously different to those before ... More >>

Budget Day 2011 speech - Jim Anderton

Thursday, 19 May 2011, 4:06 pm | Progressive

This budget signals that the National Government has decided to preside over a dying economy. Why? Because the most important social and economic investment in the future of any country is its investment in education. This budget says that in the four ... More >>

Petrol price margins at record high

Monday, 16 May 2011, 1:53 pm | Progressive

Petrol companies are making record margins on fuel prices, a government survey of petrol price margins shows, and Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says the fuel companies are too slow to reduce prices. More >>

Protective gear for recovery arrives in time for Winter

Wednesday, 20 April 2011, 12:31 pm | Progressive

Wigram MP Jim Anderton has been working with an Auckland company to ship much needed supplies for workers cleaning up in Christchurch after the February earthquake. More >>

Stop the link between sports and alcohol

Thursday, 10 February 2011, 3:05 pm | Progressive

Speaking today at the ‘Sport and Alcohol: Finding the Balance’ conference at Massey University, Progressive Leader Jim Anderton, has called for an end to alcohol sponsorship in sport claiming the beer industry’s goal to normalise the association ... More >>

ACC privatisation will be costly for farmers and taxpayers

Wednesday, 22 December 2010, 1:26 pm | Progressive

Farmers’ ACC levies will rise dramatically and someone will have to pick up the costs of collapsed insurance companies if National privatises the ACC work account, Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. More >>

Extended free parking critical to city’s survival

Thursday, 18 November 2010, 4:25 pm | Progressive

Progressive leader and Wigram MP Jim Anderton supports the proposal to extend free car parking to inner-city shoppers in the run up to Christmas, and sees the move as ‘critical’ in breathing life back into the city centre after the devastating ... More >>

Council inaction means businesses face closure

Monday, 1 November 2010, 10:09 am | Progressive

Council inaction and confusion is driving local businesses to the brink of closure, says Wigram MP Jim Anderton. More >>

Jim Anderton's E-News - July 2010

Tuesday, 27 July 2010, 2:21 pm | Progressive

I chaired a public meeting last Sunday for Christchurch residents to hear from the experts on how to keep their energy bills down this winter. More >>

ACC relies on out-dated methods to test injuries

Thursday, 25 February 2010, 3:27 pm | Progressive

Accident victims who are being turned away by ACC because of fictitious ‘pre-existing conditions’ are in some cases being assessed by non-practicing elderly surgeons who rely on text books dating back to 1934, says MP for Wigram and Progressive Party ... More >>

Fisheries decision shows Fish Act is 'hopeless'

Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 9:31 am | Progressive

A decision that stopped a fishery being closed in 2008 risked judicial extinction of a species of dolphin, Progressive leader and Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. More >>

Animal Welfare Amendment Bill - Jim Anderton

Friday, 19 February 2010, 10:06 am | Progressive

In New Zealand we’ve always had a close connection both on a social and economic basis with animals. More >>

AXA GI Research Notes - 09 Feb 2010

Tuesday, 9 February 2010, 4:49 pm | Progressive

Recent global growth and labour market data have been viewed somewhat benignly, even negatively, by equity markets. We’re not so pessimistic. More >>

Concern over interest rates requires bank inquiry

Wednesday, 22 July 2009, 1:05 pm | Progressive

Contact between Federated Farmers and banks over high interest rates for farm lending is welcome, and farmers should bring their concerns to the multi-party inquiry, Opposition agriculture spokesperson Jim Anderton says. More >>

Salvation Army launches $5 Christmas CD

Tuesday, 25 November 2008, 10:12 am | Progressive

The Sallies’ first ever Christmas CD - “It’s a Wrap” – will be available for a $5 donation at all Countdown, Foodtown and Woolworths supermarkets until Christmas Day. The CD will be launched at events today and tomorrow. More >>

Progressives' strength to care about workers

Wednesday, 1 October 2008, 11:05 am | Progressive

Defending four weeks' paid annual leave was one of the Progressive Party's top priorities for this election, Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton said today. More >>

Robson On Politics

Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 2:38 pm | Progressive

Readers are entitled to know how the leadership of the Progressive Party sees the achievements and shortcomings of the budget. Therefore, in this issue I have set out the key passages of Jim Anderton’s speech to Parliament to show what we applaud ... More >>

Robson On Politics

Thursday, 15 May 2008, 10:45 am | Progressive

I don’t know when it has ever been easy for average income earners to meet all of their bills. In the late 1960’s and 1970’s my mother belonged to a group called Campaign Against Rising Prices. This was largely an organization of housewives and ... More >>

Robson On Politics

Thursday, 16 November 2006, 3:47 pm | Progressive

Half a century ago, the National Party was founded by farmers and small town business owners. The party was going to be the party to represent the small entrepreneur and the mum and dad investor. By the early 1990s, the party's policies were hardly distinguishable ... More >>

Statement from Progressive Enterprises Ltd

Tuesday, 12 September 2006, 2:03 pm | Progressive

Progressive Enterprises yesterday notified the NDU and the EPMU that today we will be writing to their members who we employ at our three distribution centres, and requested their comments on our letters. The Company did this because, prior to negotiations, ... More >>





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