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Our lawmakers drag feet over new airgun law

EXCLUSIVE: Our lawmakers drag feet over new airgun law

A special NewsWire investigation finds Parliament has been sitting on a law to control airguns for more than three years.

http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/09/exclusive-lawmakers-drag-feet-on-airgun-law-change/

The world according to Fisk

Why veteran foreign correspondent Robert Fisk despairs of journalists who are mouthpieces for authority and whose “balanced” reports of conflicts let perpetrators off the hook.

Reesh Lyon on the British writer’s lecture to a packed Embassy Theatre in Wellington this week.

http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/09/fisk/

Hutt Valley men challenged on violence

Men will be asked to pledge not to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and children during November’s White Ribbon campaign. The Hutt has the nation’s second-highest rate of reported family violence, writes Sandra Dickson.

http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/09/silver-medal-hutt-doesnt-want/

Forum clears air on media and minorities

Deborah Coddington, who wrote the Asian Angst story in North and South magazine, says she will take on board criticisms made, including those about her use of statistics. But Ms Coddington also defended Asian Angst when it was again attacked at a Wellington forum on media handling of controversial diversity stories, reports Jonathan McKeown.

http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/09/diversity-forum-clears-air-on-how-media-reports-minorities/

Banks ‘irresponsible’ to give students easy credit

NewsWire’s story on interest-free credit for students prompted readers to voice their disapproval of banks’ tactics. By Melissa Kinealy

http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/09/easy-credit-for-students-%e2%80%93-what-you-said/

Saturday drama no Sunday school

Actor Suzanne Sharp brings Christian drama classes to Newtown next term, saying her aim is to use the Bible’s exciting stories to help children respond to challenges. By Sarah Coddington

http://www.newswire.co.nz/2008/09/drama-classes-with-the-bible-in-mind-done-sc/


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