New Years Eve In Christchurch
Christchurch Police report a well behaved crowd of
about 5000 attended the concert at Hagley Park.
person was arrested for disorderly behaviour and 2 were
dealt with for intoxication.
Around the rest of the city
there were few arrests, which were mainly for disorder and
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Last Days Of Parliament: Slave Ships Bill To Pass
The House resumed at 9am and MPs agreed to add the third reading of the Fisheries (Foreign Charter Vessels and Other Matters) Amendment Bill to this morning’s business.
The bill requires all foreign owned fishing vessels to fly under a New Zealand flag from May 2016 and obey all New Zealand laws. This includes labour laws...
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