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Archive for March, 2015

House Rises Rushing Through Business

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MPs completed the committee stage of the Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill this evening much quicker than the Government expected leaving it to scramble to deal with an unexpected debate. Read more »

Animal Welfare Bill Progresses

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A new animal welfare regime has taken another step towards law with the completion of the bills committee stages with an amendment to prevent animals being used for testing cosmetics included. Read more »

Questions and Answers – March 31

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. ANDREW BAYLY (NationalHunua) to the Minister of Finance : What policy measures has the Government announced that will help to distribute dividends from the growing economy to New Zealand families and children? Read more »

Look after yourself this Easter and school holidays

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

Cantabrians are reminded to look after themselves this Easter and school holidays by taking a few easy steps to stay well. Read more »

Piddly rise slammed by students

Press Release – NZ Union of Students’ Associations

The national student union is slamming tomorrows 90 cent increase to student allowances and living cost loan payments as an April fools joke in the face of runaway cost of living increases. Read more »

Paihia aglow

Press Release – Focus Paihia

If you see a glow in the evening skyline coming from Paihia its all the beaming smiles on the locals as they celebrate more national recognition. Read more »

Immigration Bill Completes Committee Stage

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An immigration bill to increase punishments for people exploiting migrant labour has completed its committee stage. Read more »

Youth employment on the Coromandel

Press Release – TCDC

We’re hooking up with other agencies to share information and identify and eliminate gaps in employment for our young people and to identify and create opportunities for youth in our district. Read more »

Maui’s dolphin sighted in new oil block

Press Release – Green Party

The sighting of a Mauis dolphin in an area the Government has just opened up to oil and gas exploration shows how willing Energy Minister Simon Bridges is to sacrifice the environment for oil, the Green Party said today. Read more »

New Zealand to ban cosmetics testing cruelty

Press Release – SAFE

The government has taken a crucial step in improving the countrys animal welfare laws by announcing a ban on cosmetics testing on animals as part of the new Animal Welfare Act. The ban is a huge milestone victory for cruelty free campaigners, including … Read more »

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