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Legislation Must Protect Farm Animals As Well As Pets

Any legislation increasing penalties for animal cruelty must include all forms of animal cruelty not just individual acts of cruelty to pets, Green Party Animal Welfare spokesperson Sue Kedgley said today.

Q+A Interview With Hone Harawira

Q+A Interview With Hone Harawira

The Q+A interview with Maori Party MP Hone Harawira is transcribed below.

The full length video interviews and panel discussions from the first episode of Q+A 2010 can be seen on tvnz.co.nz at, http://tvnz.co.nz/q-and-a-news

HONE HARAWIRA interviewed by PAUL HOLMES

Teaching To The Test #2 - Why Anne Tolley's Already A Failure

Teaching To The Test #2 - Why Anne Tolley's Already A Failure

About six months ago, I blogged on this site about the release of the Government's National Standards testing plans for primary school children.

Minimum Wage Increase Real Blow For Workers

The minimum wage increase announced this week is a real blow for workers. Given the miserly sum of 25 cents per hour extra, minimum rate workers up and down the country were not exactly jumping up and down with joy at this act of beneficence from the Nats.

Q+A Interview With Phil Goff

Q+A Interview With Phil Goff

The Q+A interview with Labour Leader Phil Goff is transcribed below.

The full length video interviews and panel discussions from the first episode of Q+A 2010 can be seen on tvnz.co.nz at, http://tvnz.co.nz/q-and-a-news

Tenants Embrace Home Ownership Opportunity

Tenants Embrace Home Ownership Opportunity

Housing Minister Phil Heatley today marked the first purchase of a state house by its tenants in over a decade with a visit to the new owners of a three bedroom bungalow in Hastings.

Speech: Georgina Te Heuheu - Address At The Swearing-in Ceremony For Community Magistrates

Speech: Georgina Te Heuheu - Address At The Swearing-in Ceremony For Community Magistrates

Mihi

Thank you, your Honour. It's a pleasure to be here in Manukau today for such an important occasion - the swearing-in of eight new Community Magistrates.

What The Hell Is Schapelle Corby Still Doing In Jail?

What The Hell Is Schapelle Corby Still Doing In Jail?

"Marijuana gives rise to insanity -- not in its users but in the policies directed against it. A nation that sentences the possessor of a single joint to life imprisonment without parole but sets a murderer free after perhaps six years is in the grips of a deep psychosis."

Growing Disquiet About Standards

Almost half of the Boards of Trustees in New Zealand are still concerned about National Standards, according to a survey released today by the New Zealand Principals' Federation.

Street Opens Hui For QYouth Today

Street Opens Hui For QYouth Today

Nelson-based Labour list MP, Maryan Street will this evening officially open a national hui for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth at Whakatu marae.

After an all day workshop at Fairfield House today, the hui starts officially with a pwhiri at 5.00pm.