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More Trouble for WINZ - More revelations criticising the work of Work and Income New Zealand. More than 130 people have had hassles in their dealings with WINZ. People have not been given correct information on their entitlements, mistakes over payments, the attitude of WINZ staff, and a lack of privacy in the office.

Pitbull Terriers May be Banned - The Government has taken another step in introducing a law which will ban Pitbull terriers. The Local Government Law Reform Bill has been sent to a select committee. It plans to phase out Pitbulls, and that all dogs currently in New Zealand will be ordered to be desexed, along with a ban on the importation of Pitiful embryos and semen. Local Government Minister Maurice Williamson says New Zealand doesn’t need that breed of dog.

The families of Carolyn and Lauren Bissett are planning a memorial service for the two sisters in their hometown of Greenwich Connecticut on Sunday morning. The announcement from the family follows the discovery of their bodies this morning off the Massachusetts coast. The body of John F Kennedy Jnr had been found earlier in the cabin of the aircraft. The bodies of Carolyn and Lauren Bissett were found nearby. The Kennedy family has yet to make an announcement of funeral plans for John F Kennedy Jnr. The three were killed when the plane they were in crashed into the sea on Saturday.

A tetraplegia man who was left at Waikeria Prison without access to a toilet or shower should never have been there according to his friends. Daniel Clark was sentenced to 21 days jail on Friday for cultivation of cannabis and was put in to Waikeria Prison. A friend, and Green Party candidate, says Clark ended up defecating in his wheelchair because he couldn't get to a toilet or have a shower. His friend says considering Clark is wheelchair bound, special treatment should have been at hand for him. Clark has since been transferred to Auckland's Mt Eden Prison.

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Gordon Campbell: On Why New Zealand Needs To Change Its Defence Habits


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Government: New Zealand Secures Historic Free Trade Deal With The United Kingdom
New Zealand and the United Kingdom have agreed in principle the details of a historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which will further accelerate our COVID-19 economic recovery say Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor... More>>

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Ombudsman: Launches Investigation Into MIQ Booking System
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National: Launches Back In Business Plan

Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins has today launched National’s detailed plan to save livelihoods and unleash our economy in the face of the huge damage being wrought by the extended Covid lockdown... More>>

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Pay Cheque To Pay Cheque: Half A Million New Zealanders Have No Savings
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Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>


Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

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