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Archive for March, 2013

Minister opens spectacular new cycle trail

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The spectacular new Timber Trail in the central North Island was today formally opened by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith, Taup MP Louise Upston and Olympic cycling legend Sarah Ulmer. Read more »

Missing 5 year old boy found dead.

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police have recovered the body of a 5 year old boy who was reported missing earlier this afternoon from Luckens Reserve, West Harbour in Auckland. Read more »

Wellington water supply situation update – 29 March 2013

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Water use was well below the target for maximum daily use yesterday. We thank all water users for their continuing efforts to conserve water. Read more »

Easter Trading Laws Unfair and Unnecessary

Press Release – ACT On Campus

This weekend thousands of businesses will be forced to close, the sale of liquor will be prohibited, and countless Kiwis will be denied the right to work. Read more »

Living Alone Payments Bill passes into law

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett welcomes the passing of the Social Assistance (Living Alone Payments) Amendment Bill into law. Read more »

Wellingtonians respond well to water situation

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Watering gardens and washing cars will be a no-no over Easter as the dry weather continues. But there is some good news on the horizon. Read more »

Ejections, Leaks And Marriage

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Speaker claims his first two scalps as Trevor Mallard and Chris Hipkins are thrown out of the chamber. Read more »

Student Loans And Benefit Law Change Pass

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The Student Loan Scheme Amendment Bill (No 2) completed its third reading by by 105 to 15 with Greens and Mana opposing Read more »

Questions and Answers – March 28

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. JOHN HAYES (NationalWairarapa) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he recently received on business confidence, investment, and growth? Read more »

Fonterra suppliers welcome Capacity Adjustment Charge

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Given the stress around drought and with falling milk volumes, Federated Farmers is delighted Fonterra Cooperative Group has listened to the Federation and will defer its Capacity Adjustment Charges until 20 October 2013. Read more »

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