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Kiwi Party: Alcohol Reforms. Real Local Community Control Or Just Another Hospital Pass?

Kiwi Party: Alcohol Reforms. Real Local Community Control Or Just Another Hospital Pass?

"The announced proposals by the government for reform of alcohol licensing laws to enable local communities to decide for themselves sound like a positive step," said Kiwi Party leader Larry Baldock.

Farmers Want Tenfold Lift In Govt's Broadband Speed Target

Farmers Want Tenfold Lift In Govt's Broadband Speed Target

 The Government's extension of the tender deadline for its $300 million rural broadband initiative so that regional infrastructure companies can partner with national ones on bids has failed to impress farmers who want speeds 10 time

Govt Was Advised Against Changing Union Access Rules

Govt Was Advised Against Changing Union Access Rules

The Government ignored advice from the Department of Labour against changing the rules around union access to workplaces, documents released today show.

Political Youth Wings Fire Up Against Liquor Law Plans

Political Youth Wings Fire Up Against Liquor Law Plans

Young politicians of all persuasions have joined forces to oppose Government plans to change liquor laws.

A Facebook page created by the youth wings of political parties has exploded to more than 10,000 fans since this week's announcement of the plans.

Target The Wealthy, Carter Tells Food Exporters

Target The Wealthy, Carter Tells Food Exporters

NZPA - Exporters should be targeting markets such as aspiring middle classes in China where people can afford to buy premium New Zealand produce such as wines, says Agriculture Minister David Carter.

Govt Pressed Further Over Liquor Exemptions

Govt Pressed Further Over Liquor Exemptions

Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - The Government continued today to defend its decision to keep departments such as police, which run 28 private bars throughout the country, exempt from liquor licensing laws.

Cross-Border Information Law Will Help Businesses - Power

Cross-Border Information Law Will Help Businesses - Power

Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - A bill to ensure personal information sent to New Zealand from overseas is subject to New Zealand's privacy protection laws was passed by Parliament today.

Website Wants Free Access To TVNZ Website

Website Wants Free Access To TVNZ Website

Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - A non-profit website dedicated to letting people watch New Zealand-made movies and television programmes wants access to Television New Zealand's (TVNZ) archive -- for free.

Dole May Be Cut Off For Some Under 90-Days Policy

Dole May Be Cut Off For Some Under 90-Days Policy

Wellington, Aug 25 NZPA - Fears have been raised in Parliament that people sacked during their 90 day trial periods won't get the unemployment benefit.

Minister Fends Off More Challenges About National Standards

Minister Fends Off More Challenges About National Standards

Wellington, Aug 26 NZPA - Education Minister Anne Tolley faced more challenges today from her Labour counterpart in Parliament over correspondence opposing national standards in schools, but maintains the programme is well under way and has plenty of support.