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Family Court Consumers Group appalled at legal rort

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:50:11 +1200 | 24-7

Family Court Consumers Group appalled at Lawyer for Child's "1 meeting in 10 years" taxpayer funded legal rort More >>

Ka Mate, Ka Mate

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:16:15 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Ka Mate, Ka Mate Labour is pleased to support action which will give proper recognition to the now famous Haka 'Ka Mate Ka Mate', said Labour’s Maori Development spokesperson Nanaia Mahuta.More >>

Concerns About Settlement

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 11:07:46 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Concerns About Settlement New Zealand First has serious concerns about the Te Tau Ihu Claims Settlement Bill and as a consequence voted against the passing of the Bill in Parliament today. “This was an unusual but considered move, but the settlement ...More >>

Aquaculture New Zealand welcomes Supreme Court decision

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:23:45 +1200 | Aquaculture New Zealand

Aquaculture New Zealand welcomes Supreme Court decision Aquaculture New Zealand has welcomed the long awaited Supreme Court decision clearing the way for three new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds.More >>

Supreme Court ruling means yes to 150 green jobs

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:51:50 +1200 | NZ King Salmon Co Limited

The Supreme Court of New Zealand has given the green light for three out of four new salmon farms in Marlborough. The new farms represent the first new space to be allocated for salmon for over twenty years.More >>

EDS secures victory for New Zealand’s outstanding coasts

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:49:45 +1200 | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the Supreme Court judgment on the King Salmon case as “an important victory for New Zealand’s outstanding coasts.” More >>

ALCP welcomes Campbell Live poll result

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:35:07 +1200 | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party welcomes last night's Campbell Live poll, saying it is an overdue reality check for public opinion on personal cannabis use. More >>

Inaugural Game Animal Council appointed

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:16:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Associate Minister Peter Dunne today announced the appointment of 11 members to the inaugural Game Animal Council. More >>

St Augustine’s Church registered

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:08:58 +1200 | Heritage New Zealand

The historic importance of a Devonport church has been recognised by the country’s lead heritage agency. More >>

Landmark war memorial up for registration

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:03:31 +1200 | Heritage New Zealand

The historic value of the earliest known built World War I monument erected in New Zealand is in being assessed by the country’s lead heritage agency. Heritage New Zealand (formerly the NZ Historic Places Trust) has proposed the First World War ...More >>

Community detention for pokie theft

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:56:27 +1200 | Department Of Internal Affairs

A 67-year-old former company director, convicted of stealing pokie machine profits, was today sentenced to six months community detention, 160 hours of community work and ordered to make reparation of $6,000.More >>

New law holds partners complicit in welfare fraud to account

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:29:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows has welcomed the passage of a Bill to hold partners complicit in welfare fraud to account, 102 votes to 17. More >>

Environment Canterbury keen to help people keep warm this wi

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:20:17 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has welcomed the number of people who have responded to the letters sent out to homeowners reminding them that this winter they cannot use their wood burner if it is 15 or more years old.More >>

Call for public enquiry into the future of farming

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:02:44 +1200 | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game NZ is calling for a public enquiry “to examine the future of agriculture in New Zealand”. More >>

Legal high ban worthy of wider pick-up

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:05:18 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland Council’s ban on using legal highs in a public place is an excellent idea that should be replicated around New Zealand, says Labour’s Associate Health Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.More >>

Change of approach to government procurement needed

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:29:46 +1200 | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The rail engineering industry has been totally let down by National’s lack of manufacturing policy, and Labour’s measures outlined today represent a marked shift in approach to supporting domestic industries, the RMTU said today.More >>

"Legitimate purpose" provides no protection under 167 form

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:49:23 +1200 | Acclaim Otago

On Radio New Zealand today, the Privacy Commissioner indicated that ACC could only request information that was "relevant" for a "legitimate purpose". His view was therefore that the ACC167 form is not a "blank cheque" or ...More >>

Te Tau Ihu Treaty settlement legislation passed

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:18:33 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The House sat for extended hours this morning to pass four bills giving effect to the final deeds of settlement for historical Treaty claims in the South Island. More >>

Dunne Secures Win for Recreational Hunters

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:10:02 +1200 | United Future NZ Party

UnitedFuture Leader and Associate Minister for Conservation Hon. Peter Dunne welcomed the announcement of the inaugural appointments to the Game Animal Council. More >>

Government claims on student support hopelessly misleading

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:55:28 +1200 | NZUSA

Students are slamming the “hopelessly misleading and untrue” claims by Government Ministers that their “cracking down” on overseas based-borrowers is either successful or has led to “increased support for current students”.More >>

 

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