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Jim Anderton joins community opposition to new liquor outlet

Friday, 19 August 2011, 2:26 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

It’s too hard for communities to oppose a proliferation of liquor outlets in their neighbourhoods, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. He is joining a residents’ protest on Saturday against a new liquor outlet in a residential area. More >>

Sir Paul Reeves

Monday, 15 August 2011, 2:04 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

Sir Paul Reeves Sir Paul Reeves was a pathfinder who brought a strong sense of morality and humanity to his work for New Zealanders, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. "He worked for social justice with dignity and integrity. His concern was always ... More >>

Weak drug law changes ignore expert advice

Wednesday, 3 August 2011, 12:48 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

Weak changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act will be easy to get around because the government is too compromised to make the necessary changes, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. More >>

National Presides Over Dying Economy

Thursday, 19 May 2011, 5:02 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

Progressive leader Jim Anderton says he has rarely heard a speech of such breathtaking cynicism as Prime Minister John Key’s in support of the 2011 Budget. More >>

Leadership Matters More Than Structure in Chch Rebuild

Tuesday, 12 April 2011, 5:18 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

The people to lead Canterbury’s rebuilding matter more than the structure, Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. He is supporting the government’s CERA legislation because Canterbury needs quality consultation and quick decisions. More >>

Bees Show Pest Charges Can’t Be Levied on Everyone

Tuesday, 29 March 2011, 4:25 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

An across the board charge for biosecurity costs can’t be introduced without regard to the consequences for the entire agricultural and horticultural sectors, Progressive Wigram MP Jim Anderton says. More >>

Kiwibank stays in Kiwi market - and makes a profit

Friday, 19 February 2010, 3:28 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

Kiwibank has made a profit during the worst recession in decades by staying in the New Zealand market and refusing to gamble on overseas currencies like the big Australian banks, says MP for Wigram and Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton. More >>

ACC Turning People Away

Thursday, 18 February 2010, 3:38 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

Victims of vicious attacks, a 17 year old girl who had an accident at the gym, and many other accident victims, are being turned away by ACC for having non-existent ‘pre-existing conditions’, says MP for Wigram and Progressive Party leader, Jim ... More >>

Our Condolences Go To The People Of Haiti

Tuesday, 9 February 2010, 4:11 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

Over the Christmas/ New Year holiday period, we looked on in shock and horror as this fragile and poverty stricken country crumbled in a devastating earthquake. It seemed so unfair that one of the poorest countries in the world should fall victim ... More >>

Piggies raid bank

Thursday, 26 February 2009, 9:32 am | Progressive Coalition Party

John Key’s failure to give an assurance about the Superannuation Fund means he cannot honour his pre-election promise not to change superannuation, Wigram’s Progressive MP Jim Anderton says. More >>

Auckland airport should never have been sold

Friday, 11 April 2008, 3:32 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

There would be no drama over Auckland airport if the valuable strategic asset had not been given away by National and NZ First in the first place, Progressive leader Jim Anderton said today. More >>

Physical discipline linked to animal abuse

Thursday, 19 April 2007, 9:46 am | Progressive Coalition Party

"Children who are physically disciplined are two and a half times more likely to abuse animals," Agriculture Minister Jim Anderton said today. Speaking by video to a Royal New Zealand SPCA conference on animal welfare education, he said ... More >>

Jacqui Dean indulging in political grandstanding

Wednesday, 18 April 2007, 3:47 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

Associate Health Minister Jim Anderton today dismissed Otago MP Jacqui Dean's intention to introduce a private member's bill seeking an amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act aimed at banning BZP. "She is once more indulging in political grandstanding ... More >>

Alan MacDiarmid - a great New Zealander

Thursday, 8 February 2007, 2:55 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

Jim Anderton today expressed his great sorrow and dismay at the loss of the great New Zealand scientist and the Nobel Prize winner Alan MacDiarmid who died in his home Pennsylvania. More >>

Anderton address at Tairawhiti public forum on P

Friday, 18 February 2005, 9:21 am | Progressive Coalition Party

There is going to be a panel discussion shortly, and we will hear from these panellists, then we'll answer your questions. More >>

Political dishonesty at law & order extravaganza

Monday, 5 July 2004, 9:53 am | Progressive Coalition Party

"Voters will gulp at the audacity of Don Brash's claim that he will spend $1 billion on new privately run prisons and still have a further $600m a year extra to run them after the prison population has increased by 50 per cent," Matt ... More >>

National's Spokesperson has no regard for law

Wednesday, 17 March 2004, 3:56 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

Dr Wayne Mapp, National’s spokesperson on Immigration and Constitutional and Treaty of Waitangi Issues, in his rush to deport permanent residents has shown that a National government would erode the rule of law. More >>

Push for civil forfeiture in war on drugs

Wednesday, 17 March 2004, 3:40 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

Progressive leader Jim Anderton says he hopes the coalition government's direction in relation to the proceeds of crime will be supported by a very large majority in Parliament. More >>

Robson wants more National U-turns

Wednesday, 17 March 2004, 1:56 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

Progressive MP Matt Robson says he hopes there will be more dramatic U-turns from National in coming months. More >>

Time to apply the rule of law in Zaoui case

Monday, 24 November 2003, 10:17 pm | Progressive Coalition Party

“Hon Lianne Dalziel in opposition warned that National’s amendments to security legislation would breach natural justice. With the Zaoui case that breach has occurred on her watch,” said Hon Matt Robson MP, Progressive deputy leader. More >>





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