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Jacqui Dean supports Wanaka freedom camping crackdown

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean says she supports a freedom camping crackdown in Wanaka which began at the weekend.

"The Queenstown Lakes District Council has installed signage in Wanaka, prohibiting people camping overnight on the lakefront, or they risk having their vehicles clamped.

Appointment of Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Armed Forces

Appointment of Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Armed Forces announced

Attorney-General David Parker has today announced the appointment of District Court Judge Heemi Taumaunu as Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Armed Forces.

Jessica Mutch named as TVNZ’s new political editor

Jessica Mutch has been appointed TVNZ’s new political editor.

PM to Tonga, Samoa, Niue, and the Cook Islands

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says the New Zealand government’s Pacific Mission will take place from 4-9 March and travel to Tonga, Samoa, Niue, and the Cook Islands.

Twyford kicks tyres on New Lynn redevelopment

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford visited the New Lynn project of Hill Crescent, an example of 100+ redevelopments underway or planned under the Auckland Housing Programme.

Refusal of fair primary recruitment payments "nonsensical" - NZEI

A Ministry of Education refusal to pay the same value "recruitment, retention and responsibility" (3R) payments to primary teachers as secondary teachers is nonsensical in the face of the current teacher shortage, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.

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.

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