Boy Bitten by Dog
At approximately 3.56 pm today a 4
year old boy was taken to hospital with serious injuries
after being bitten by the family dog at their home in
The dog has been seized and the family have
authorised for it to be destroyed.
Police have spoken to
witnesses and an investigation is continuing into the
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Urgent Bill Planned:
MP Pay Rises To Match Public Service
Prime Minister John Key today announced an overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act, tying MP salaries to those of the wider public sector, which will be passed under urgency.
Mr Key says the decision was made after the Remuneration Authority’s latest determination which saw the total remuneration received by MPs increased by about 3.5 per cent...
The new legislation will be backdated to 1 July 2014, meaning the pay increase outlined in the latest determination will not be awarded. More>>