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More hypocrisy from Government & Greens

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:29:11 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The hypocrisy of the Government has been thrown into sharp relief today with Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage unable to justify her party’s about face on sensitive land sales to foreigners for water bottling, National’s Land Information spokesperson ...More >>

Stop Toxins, Use Traps - "Predator-Free NZ" Founder

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 12:46:24 +1200 | Les Kelly

The use of Toxins should be immediately stopped and replaced with a nation-wide system of trapping says the founder of Predator Free NZ. More >>

‘Three Strikes’ Law to Remain

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 13:13:49 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters, welcomes the work the Justice Minister is undertaking in the criminal justice sector. More >>

Completely Nude Literary Event Comes to AKL

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 12:59:47 +1200 | Naked Girls Reading

Naked Girls Reading: The Smut Edition promises to be an unmissable celebration of diverse bodies, saucy literature and, of course, empowered naked women. It runs at Caluzzi Bar & Cabaret for one night only on Thursday June 21st 2018. More >>

New Conservative - Building the Right Bridges

Wed, 6 Jun 2018 10:05:15 +1200 | New Conservative

“New Zealand needs a viable coalition option before the 2020 election,” says Leader Leighton Baker at the launch of New Conservative. More >>

Deloitte: Airbnb triggers a jobs boom in New Zealand

Wed, 30 May 2018 13:33:17 +1200 | Deloitte

Auckland, New Zealand - Wednesday 30 May 2018 – Airbnb, the world’s leading home-sharing platform, is supporting more than 6,000 local jobs and spreading the benefits of tourism across New Zealand, according to a new report released today.More >>

Hamilton Council's 10-year plan

Tue, 29 May 2018 14:51:28 +1200 | Hamilton Residents and Ratepayers Assn

Initially, upon examination, the Consultation Document (The Plan) appears prejudicial to the ratepayer due to the HCC narrative saying, “We are borrowing to pay for everyday costs” and due apparently to ‘unforeseen’ growth, over which the ratepayer ...More >>

First National: Initial Response to Gluckman report on Meth

Tue, 29 May 2018 13:44:30 +1200 | First National

A bombshell report shows there is no risk to humans from third hand exposure to houses where methamphetamine has been consumed. The study by the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor Peter Gluckman found that New Zealand had made a "leap in logic" ...More >>

Govt continues to disregard victims of crime

Tue, 22 May 2018 17:04:45 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Government should spend more time listening to victims of crime and less on listening to soft-on-crime activists, by getting on with making sure there is enough capacity in our prisons for serious offenders, National’s Corrections Spokesperson David ...More >>

Judgment: AG v Phillip John Smith - Wig Wearing

Thu, 1 Mar 2018 11:54:41 +1300 | NZ Court of Appeal

THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL v SMITH [2018] NZCA 24 [1 March 2018] IN THE COURT OF APPEAL OF NEW ZEALAND CA187/2017 [2018] NZCA 24 BETWEEN THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL Appellant AND PHILLIP JOHN SMITH Respondent Hearing: 26 September 2017 Court: Kós P, Cooper and ...More >>

Corpse plant flowering at Botanic Garden

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:05:51 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

The Dunedin Botanic Garden will soon be the smelliest place in the city with the corpse plant (Amorphophallus titanium ) starting to produce its first, very rare and very smelly bloom. But there’s no way to know when the flower will open.More >>

Bollinger & Heletranz world first champagne delivery service

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 13:26:45 +1300 | Lily and Louis

You never know when you might need a bottle, or five, of one of the best-known champagne brands in the world: whether you’re staying at a remote getaway retreat or simply want it at your residence. More >>

Extraterrestrial Fascinations: The Pentagon and UFOs

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 16:25:39 +1300 | Binoy Kampmark

Conspiracies in the extraterrestrial department have always constituted the residue of superstition in a secular age. Chase away a Christ figure, or ward off God, and the mind still wanders, hoping to be bewitched. If something cannot be explained, ...More >>

NZ 'monster bird' bones reveal an ancient penguin

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:40:03 +1300 | Alan Tennyson

An artist’s reconstruction of Kumimanu biceae , a giant ancient penguin, from fossils found in New Zealand. Reconstruction by G Mayr/Senckenberg Research Institute , CC BY-NDMore >>

Bill to support the status of teachers

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 17:02:19 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First wants to lift the public status of teachers and protect the title of “teacher” in recognition of its professional status, New Zealand First MP Jenny Marcroft said today.More >>

Hapless Government makes history in the House

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 16:34:14 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The Coalition Government has made history as the first to vote against a closure motion on its own Bill, as its organisation of Parliament sinks to new lows, Shadow Leader of the House Simon Bridges says.More >>

Nash confirms fishing report dead in the water

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 16:11:20 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Recreational fishers will be relieved to hear that Stuart Nash appears to have completely rejected the recommendations of a report that would have brought onerous compliance costs on them, National’s Fisheries spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.More >>

Inquiries continue to locate men in Bluff

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 17:15:46 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are continuing to make inquiries to locate three crewman that absconded a fishing vessel overnight when it was docked at Bluff Harbour. More >>

Property Poll: Slump in confidence shows time is up for LVRs

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:33:20 +1300 | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church says that the time has come to dump Loan-to-Value lending restrictions (LVRs) following a dramatic drop in house price growth expectations throughout the country.More >>

Mayor’s report for year ending 2017

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:13:33 +1300 | Horowhenua District Council

This speech is in the context that I have seen enough in the HDC organisation that concerns me enough to speak about some of it at this meeting and I will seek the assistance from the new Government particularly Minister for Local Government the ...More >>

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