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Barnardos: Child Discipline Law Still The Best Option For New Zealand

Barnardos: Child Discipline Law Still The Best Option For New Zealand

"Barnardos New Zealand continues to support the child discipline law as the best option for New Zealand because it sets a clear standard that children should be allowed to live free from violence," Barnardos Chief Executive Murray Edridge said tonight.

Referendum Has Had Some Positive Value

Referendum Has Had Some Positive Value

Beth Wood, spokesperson for EPOCH New Zealand said tonight "The outcome of the referendum was inevitable given the confusing and leading question it asked and its timing so soon in the life of the new law. It has been expensive and unnecessary but there has been a positive aspect to it.

Parents Centres New Zealand Inc Supports A Law That Is Working

Parents Centres New Zealand Inc Supports A Law That Is Working

On behalf of Parents Centres New Zealand Inc and our 52 affiliated Centres across New Zealand Chief Executive Officer Viv Gurrey, says "The result of this referendum does not provide a distinct and clear mandate for changing a law that is proven to be working" .

They Did Not Drown Out The Voice Of The People! So What Now?

They Did Not Drown Out The Voice Of The People! So What Now?

Kiwi Party Leader and referendum petition organiser Larry Baldock was thrilled by the provisional results released tonight by Chief Electoral Office.

Job Ops Doing Exactly What It's Supposed To

Job Ops Doing Exactly What It's Supposed To

Work opportunities are being created for young people around the country as a result of the Government's Job Ops scheme, the Minister for Social Development and Employment Paula Bennett says.

She's dismissed suggestions from the Opposition that the policy isn't working properly.

Crown Seeks Clarification Of Minaret Ruling

Crown Seeks Clarification Of Minaret Ruling

The Crown is to seek clarification from the High Court of the Land Valuation Tribunal's decision on the Minaret Station rent case.

Minister Must Explain Job Ops Botch-Up

Minister Must Explain Job Ops Botch-Up

Paula Bennett must explain the rules around the Jobs Obs subsidy because it looks like she's botched it, says Labour Social Development spokesperson Annette King.

Polytechnic Takeover A Backwards Ste

"The bill will result in the Government being able to appoint four of the eight representatives, up from three to four now.

Greens Defend Independent NZ Armed Forces

Greens Defend Independent NZ Armed Forces

New Zealand's independent foreign policy would suffer if it entered into a joint military task force with Australia, the Green Party's Defence spokesperson Keith Locke said today.

Parker: New Oz Rule Fails To Differentiate

Parker: New Oz Rule Fails To Differentiate

21 August 2009 - The decision to lift the threshold for trans-Tasman investment to $500 million for Australians investing in New Zealand goes too far, Labour's Associate Finance spokesperson David Parker said today.