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Alcohol harm figures speak for themselves

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:20:15 +1200 | Alcohol Healthwatch

Figures released yesterday by Police Minister Anne Tolley show targeted interventions can work quickly and effectively to reduce the harmful effects of alcohol, says Alcohol Healthwatch.More >>

Government not introducing minimum pricing on alcohol

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:19:15 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Justice Minister Judith Collins has received the Ministry of Justice report, The Effectiveness of Alcohol Pricing Policies . The report considers options for a minimum pricing regime and the possible costs and benefits. More >>

Humiliation for Government in Chinese dictat

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:56:28 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealand’s food safety systems should be respected by our trading partners, but instead the Government has been humiliated with the Chinese dictating the terms of our infant formula production, Labour’s Primary Industries spokesperson Damien ...More >>

Council to consult on where legal highs can be sold

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:16:00 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

The community will get the chance to have a say on where retailers can sell party pills and herbal highs, with the Christchurch City Council’s adoption of a draft Psychoactive Products Retail Locations policy. The draft policy proposes to address ...More >>

A Western Shoshone Tragedy Vs Nevada Millionaire Rancher

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:12:24 +1200 | Vincent L. Guarisco

Wow, I am always puzzled at how lucky some people are as apposed to others. Presently, a lot of media fanfare and armed militia have come to the aid of rancher "Cliven Bundy." It seems that they have helped him win the day. Or, so it would seem at least ...More >>

ESNZ Statement on FEI Tribunal decision

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:06:09 +1200 | Equestrian Sports New Zealand

Wellington, April 24, 2014 - Andrew Nicholson’s pathway to eventing’s biggest prize, the Rolex Grand Slam, has been cleared today following an important decision by the FEI Tribunal after an intervention by his compatriot Jonathan Paget.More >>

Citizens denied access to public space for Hamilton J Day

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:02:35 +1200 | NORML

The Hamilton branch of the National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws’ request to use the Hamilton Lake Domain Stage to hold its annual J Day gathering in Hamilton has been denied by the Hamilton City Council.More >>

Public Address 22 April - Sorting out our thinking on drugs

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:25:50 +1200 | Public Address

That we have a trade in synthetic cannabinomimetics is not, as most of the country currently seems to believe, a consequence of the Psychoactive Substances Act passing last July. That business existed before July and, indeed, was substantially larger ...More >>

Food Safety Assurance Advisory Council established

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:15:20 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye said today a Food Safety and Assurance Advisory Council is being set up to provide independent advice to the government on issues relating to food safety.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Shane Jones departure

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:01:57 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Shane Jones has left Parliament in the manner to which we have become accustomed, with self interest coming in first and second, and with the interests of the Labour Party (under whose banner he served) way, way back down the track.More >>

Ngāti Porou Accord strengthens Crown relationship

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:44:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Crown has signed an Accord with Ngāti Porou in Gisborne, formalising the government’s ongoing commitment to the iwi, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson said today.More >>

Total figures for campaign against alcohol fuelled violence

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:37:54 +1200 | ANZPAA

The final total figures for the eighth police led Operation Unite: a Blitz on Drunken Violence was announced today by Jon White, CEO of the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency (ANZPAA).More >>

ACT’s proposal to further three-strikes policy short-sighted

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:22:29 +1200 | JustSpeak

JustSpeak is calling out the ACT Party’s extension of the three-strikes policy as knee-jerk punitivism, political populism and based on a culture of fear, rather than evidence.More >>

A Champion for Internet Rights and Freedoms

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:54:34 +1200 | Green Party

Championing Internet rights and freedoms, the Green Party has today launched New Zealand's first ever crowdsourced Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill. With her unique background and experience in human rights law and ICT, Green Party Candidate for ...More >>

InternetNZ welcomes growing debate on Internet issues

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:51:41 +1200 | InternetNZ

InternetNZ is pleased to see evidence that debate on Internet issues is taking hold, with today’s release by the Green Party of a for-comment Internet rights and freedom bill.More >>

Study Confirms Sexual Assaults Caused By Darkness and Trees

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:38:43 +1200 | Anne Russell

In the wake of reports of sexual assaults near the path from Boyd Wilson Field to The Terrace in Wellington, researchers at Victoria University of Wellington have released a study which found that sexual violence in public places is primarily caused ...More >>

Internet Rights & Principles Coalition: Internet Rights Bill

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:19:43 +1200 | Internet Rights and Principles Coalition

The Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRP Coalition) of the UN Internet Governance Forum applaud the release of the NZ Green Party’s Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill for public consultation. The IRF Bill is a pioneering project for the internet ...More >>

Green Party launches Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:12:14 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party has today launched the Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill, New Zealand’s first ever Bill crowdsourced by a political party. Members of the public will be invited to shape the proposed law, which will protect ten basic rights and freedoms ...More >>

Call To Save 3 Political Prisoners About To Be Executed

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:11:30 +1200 | National Council of Resistance of Iran

On Thursday, April 17, in preparation for their execution, clerical regime’s henchmen transferred three Balouchi political prisoners who are condemned to death from solitary confinement of Zahedan’s Intelligence Department to solitary cells in the quarantine ...More >>

Sanil Kumar has to leave New Zealand tomorrow

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:24:53 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Associate Minister of Immigration Nikki Kaye’s decision not to intervene means kidney transplant patient Sanil Kumar must leave New Zealand by tomorrow, says Labour’s Immigration spokesperson Rajen Prasad. More >>


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