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Politicians 'ignore families' concerns' on street prostitution

Family First NZ says that politicians are ignoring the concerns of families, lack the will to take appropriate action, and are happy to drag the ongoing problem of street prostitution into the next parliamentary term.

Morgan Foundation reviews Govt's fresh water policy

Fresh water quality is the latest area to be in the sights of Gareth Morgan and his research organisation The Morgan Foundation. They enlisted a group of 16 scientists to help them review the government’s new fresh water policy.

Cunliffe looks dodgy lunching with sex offender - Craig

Conservative Party Leader Colin Craig says that David Cunliffe's social meeting with a known sex offender while on holiday "looks pretty dodgy."

DSC endorse 'Stop Smart Meters' campaign

"The Democrats for Social Credit Party (DSC) wholeheartedly endorses the Stop Smart Meters campaign for a moratorium on installations of smart meters until the technology is proven not be a risk to health, and until home owners are given a choice about whether or not they are willing to admit the

Road only Auckland harbour crossing 'makes no sense'

The Campaign for Better Transport said today that the Government's idea of an additional road only Waitemata Harbour Crossing hasn't been thought through.

CAA to investigate alleged security breach by Minister

The Director of Civil Aviation, Graeme Harris announced today that he is launching an investigation into an alleged security breach at Christchurch airport this morning. It has been alleged that the Minister of Transport and two of his staff did not go through normal security screening.

Schools would welcome solar power - NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa believes schools would welcome the opportunity to save money on power bills through the Greens’ Solar in Schools policy.

The $20 million policy to put solar PV systems into 500 schools is expected to save $41 million over the 25-year lifespan of the panels.

Work to start on first Broadway Placemaking Project initiative

In early August work will start on the first Broadway Placemaking Project initiative. Four trees will be removed around Broadway’s main pedestrian crossing between Downtown and The Regent to make way for the initiative.

Māori Language Bill passes first reading

Māori Affairs Minister, Hon Dr Pita Sharples, says he is pleased that the Māori Language Bill passed its first reading this afternoon with the support of the majority of the House.

Candidate will name prominant sex offender 'if Cunliffe won't'

If Cunliffe won’t name guilty sex offender who he met for lunch, I will, says New Lynn Conservative Party Candidate