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Privacy Act marks its 25 year anniversary this year

New Zealand reaches a privacy and data protection milestone this year as the Privacy Act marks its 25 year anniversary.

Million Dollar Mouse monitoring phase begins

The result of one of the most complex island mouse eradication projects ever undertaken will be known in a few short weeks.

Killing of unborn a crime not a health issue - Right to Life

Right to Life is opposed to the sinister proposal of the Minister of Justice to remove abortion from the Crimes Act. Since 1856 this act has outlawed the killing of the unborn and provided legal protection for mothers and their vulnerable and defenceless unborn children.

NZ First Leader congratulates Green MP

New Zealand First Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has congratulated the Green MP Julie Anne Genter on news of her pregnancy.

"On behalf of my New Zealand First colleagues we wish her and her partner well," says Mr Peters.

Parliament becoming baby-friendlier workplace a sign of the times

Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff today congratulated Minister for Women, Julie Anne Genter, and her partner Peter Nunns on the announcement that they are expecting their first child in August this year.

Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Ward elects new councillor

Bay of Islands-Whangaroa Ward electors have chosen Kelly Stratford to be their new district councillor, replacing Willow-Jean Prime, who resigned from Far North District Council to become a list MP.

Last chance to vote in East Ward By-Election

Voters in Hamilton City Council’s East Ward have until noon tomorrow, Saturday 17 February, to cast their votes.

Drought recovery focuses on feed - O'Connor

Rain has brought relief to some drought-affected regions but farmers need to carefully review their feed budgets and plans for winter, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor.

Minister attends security meetings in Europe

New Zealand’s contribution to global security efforts, particularly defeating ISIS in Iraq and the security of Afghanistan, was the focus of Defence Minister Ron Mark’s meetings in Rome and Brussels over the past week.

Govt must properly assess five year bright-line test - Joyce

The Government needs to properly assess the impact of the proposed five year bright-line test and the rest of its tax changes on the housing market and the wider economy, National Party Finance Spokesman Steven Joyce says.

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