News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Norm Withers On Petition

Release From Norm Withers

Victims now have a real opportunity to be put back at the center of the justice system.

With our petition forcing our parliament to hold a citizen's initiated referendum at the election, victim restitution is now firmly on the election platform.

Graham Capill of the Christian Heritage Party and Mike Moore from Labour are to be congratulated for their strong support for this petition.

Christian Heritage is the only party per se to have a policy platform supporting our petition and I am sure voters up and down the country will realise this when it comes to voting day. All other parties are weasel wording their policies, so it will be real fun to watch them scrabble to do backward flips in support of this referendum.
As they say, you can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all of them all of the time. I look forward to the spectacle of policy "uturns" and fudging. CHP's Victim Restitution policy stands out a clear vote winner by a country mile!

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Renée, Wystan Curnow, Michael Harlow:: PM's Awards For Literary Achievement

Feminist and working-class stories, poetry as song, and a deeper understanding of New Zealand art – these are just some of the frontiers explored by this year’s winners of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Literary Achievement. More>>

ALSO:

It's A Coo: Kererū Crowned Bird Of The Year For 2018

With a whoosh-whoosh, the kererū has swooped to glory for the first time, in Forest & Bird’s annual Bird of the Year competition. More>>

ALSO:

Mustelids: Zealandia Traps Weasel Intruder

Zealandia has successfully trapped a weasel discovered within the protected wildlife sanctuary... The female weasel was found in a DOC200 trap by a Zealandia Ranger, at the southern end of the sanctuary where the animal was first detected. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Stray Echoes Leave No Trace

Writer and director Dustin Feneley's feature debut is a beautifully lyrical and cinematic tone poem that brings an unflinching eye to loneliness and isolation. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland