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SMC: How biodegradable are bags?

Press Release – Science Media Centre

How biodegradable are bags? Plastic bags are currently public enemy number one, but are biodegradable bags any better? Read more »

Federated Farmers drop legal action around GMOs

Press Release – The Soil and Health Association of NZ

Following years of court action for a precautionary approach to genetically modified organisms (GMO), the Soil & Health Association today welcomed Federated Farmers decision to drop legal challenges to several local council resource management plans … Read more »

Asbestos clarifications welcome relief for landlords

Press Release – REINZ

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) has today welcomed the policy clarification from Worksafe NZ on the requirement for asbestos management plans for residential rental properties. The clarification will be a welcome relief for landlords and property … Read more »

Prison expansion does not help victims

Press Release – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation, People Against Prisons Aotearoa, hits back at the National Party over its recent statement that plans to cancel the Waikato megaprison disregards victims. Read more »

Preventing theft from vehicles in Napier

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police have noticed a developing trend of vehicles being broken into in parts of Napier. Read more »

Roadshows outline help for small business

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Stuart Nash Minister for Small Business 25 May 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Roadshows outline help for small business Read more »

Charter School support agency takes issue with Andrew Little

Press Release – E Tipu e Rea

Charter School support agency takes issue with Hon Andrew Little In the budget debate on 23 May 2018, The Minister of Justice, Hon Andrew Little, made a speech to the House. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – May 24

Press Release – Hansard

ORAL QUESTIONS QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Question No. 1Finance 1. WILLOW-JEAN PRIME (Labour) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he seen on the strength of the Government’s finances? Hon GRANT ROBERTSON (Minister of Finance) : In addition … Read more »

Auckland Council pushes for online voting trial

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Councils Governing Body has given its in-principle support for conducting an online voting trial in the 2019 local government elections. Read more »

Responsible gaming trust “No one left behind”

Press Release – One Foundation

A new strategic direction aims to strike the right balance of long-term benefit for local communities, along with harm minimisation for gamers, says responsible gambling trust One Foundation, formally known as First Sovereign Trust. Read more »

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