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Delegation to Shanghai enhances sister city ties

Twentieth anniversary celebrations of the strengthening sister city relationship between Dunedin and Shanghai continue with a major Mayoral delegation spending a week in Shanghai from 24 October.

No more treatment of wastewater at Waitara

After years of planning and construction, Waitara’s wastewater is being treated at the New Plymouth Wastewater Treatment Plant (NPWWTP).

McCully arrives for Indonesian Presidential Inauguration

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has travelled to Jakarta to attend the inauguration ceremony for the Indonesian President-elect Joko Widodo.

Next steps for Rules Reduction Taskforce

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett has today launched the Rules Reduction initiative, opening the way for people to submit examples of property regulations and local rules that don’t make sense.

Regional Council adopts Maori title

Bay of Plenty Regional Council has adopted the Maori title Toi Moana as its official name to co-exist with its English language name.

EPMU endorses Andrew Little for Labour leadership

EPMU endorses Andrew Little for Labour leadership

The National Executive of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union unanimously endorsed Andrew Little for the role of Labour leader, at a meeting held yesterday.

Wellington City Council social housing review this year

A five-yearly review of its social housing policy is to be started later this year by Wellington City Council.

Humanitarian aid from NZ 'needed in Iraq and Syria'

Global Peace and Justice Auckland is calling on the government to provide humanitarian funding for non-aligned NGOs (non-governmental organisations) in the Middle East rather than give any support whatever for the US-led military campaign in the area.

Oath of Allegiance 'shows need for Kiwi Head of State'

MPs are sworn in today and New Zealand Republic has written to MPs asking them to talk about why 121 New Zealanders elected by the people of New Zealand and standing in the New Zealand Parliament swear allegiance to another country's Head of State.

New Maori Party MP confronts a long-standing dilemma

Māori Party List MP Marama Fox has given careful consideration to whether she will get ejected from the House of Representatives on her first day for wanting to uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi as a MP during the Commission Opening of the 51st Parliament.