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Failure to lift ban on nuclear-powered ships a tragedy for NZ

Posted on 28 Jul 2005
ACT Foreign Affairs spokesman Ken Shirley said it would be a tragedy for New Zealand if both Labour and National vote to defeat his bill which seeks to lift the ban on nuclear powered ships visiting New Zealand’s ports.

NZers must retain freedom to travel

Posted on 19 Jul 2005
ACT Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesman Ken Shirley today slammed Greens co-leader Rod Donald’s further call for a legislative ban on the Black Caps tour to Zimbabwe.

Pure Greens hypocrisy on cricket tour

Posted on 15 Jul 2005
Today’s Beehive briefing of political parties asked to vote against the cricket tour went sadly awry for the Greens and the Government’s use of the issue for election purposes, ACT Sport, Leisure and Recreation spokesman Stephen Franks said today.

Phil Goff should stop playing politics with New Zealand Cricket

Posted on 15 Jul 2005
ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today Foreign Affairs Minister Phil Goff should stop playing fast and loose with New Zealand Cricket in an attempt to try and score political points.

Terrorism: When ends justify means.

Posted on 09 Jul 2005
Last night's terrorism uncovered scars I'd never seen on a Chinese friend I've known for nearly 20 years. Trembling with rage, she repeated over and over "Muslim wild pigs".  I murmured some silly warning about stereotyping. She wasn't listening. She was back 35 years ago, age 13, huddling terrified in the family shop cradling her 20-year-old sister who had just had a huge hole blown in her back by a shotgun. Her other sister, 18, was lying beside them in a spreading pool of blood from the shattered pelvis that has kept her in a wheel chair ever since.

ACT condemns terrorist attacks

Posted on 09 Jul 2005
ACT Leader Rodney Hide today condemned the terrorist attacks on London and extended his deepest sympathy to the victims and their families.

ACT welcomes immigrants

Posted on 06 Jul 2005
Speech extract from Northcote public meeting, Monday 4th July

Stop the thuggery not the cricket

Posted on 06 Jul 2005
ACT Sports and Recreation Spokesman Stephen Franks today confirmed that ACT would not vote for a law banning sporting connections with Zimbabwe, inward or outward. 

Lifting nuclear ban answer to restoring NZ-US relationship

Posted on 06 Jul 2005
ACT Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesman Ken Shirley today agreed with departing United States Ambassador Charles Swindells that it’s time to take some positive steps to restore New Zealand’s relationship with the US.

What goes around comes around

Posted on 05 Jul 2005
Helen Clark and Phil Goff are international hypocrites for their belated action against Mugabe, ACT Sports Spokesman Stephen Franks said today.
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