Kāpiti Mayor excited to celebrate Easter after eyeballing Chocolate Bunny for two days

Kāpiti Mayor excited to celebrate Easter after eyeballing Chocolate Bunny for two days

Kāpiti Coast Mayor K Gurunathan has been eager for the last two days to finally dig in and celebrate a sugar chime of Easter Holiday remarks. From admiring to adoring a Chocolate Easter Bunny, it finally comes to light from the mayor himself in an Instagram post. In the photo...

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National: Confusing Easter Trading rules should be reviewed

National: Confusing Easter Trading rules should be reviewed

National’s Workplace Relations spokesperson, Scott Simpson, is furious that Easter Trading rules are confusing for business owners and locals. “New Zealand’s confusing, outdated, and inconsistent Easter trading rules should be reviewed. The rules are out of step with the world we live in. It makes no sense that some businesses...

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Ngāpuhi focuses on hopeful future regarding independent reviews

Ngāpuhi focuses on hopeful future regarding independent reviews

Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi O Ngāpuhi (TRAION) will be focused on a raft of constitutional changes regarding independent reviews of their Governance model. All 13 recommendations made by the reviewer were accepted unanimously. The financial review specifically spanned back to 2014 and identified a higher need for procedural improvements. Board Chair, Wane...

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Truck drivers should be next in line for COVID-19 Vaccine

Truck drivers should be next in line for COVID-19 Vaccine

The supply chain is valuable and could pose a significant risk if COVID-19 were to spread. Freight in New Zealand is an important sector to our society as truckies deliver food and supply resources to communities. COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins received a letter written to him in January by...

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National: Matt Doocey proposes legislation to protect Police Dogs

National: Matt Doocey proposes legislation to protect Police Dogs

National MP Matt Doocey is planning to better protect Police Dogs at the frontline with tougher penalties under newly proposed legislation. The penalties proposed would extend the penalty to a maximum of five years in jail compared to the current system which at a maximum penalty for any intentional killing of...

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SPCA calls for Government to ban exporting of live Farm Animals

SPCA calls for Government to ban exporting of live Farm Animals

SPCA New Zealand is calling for the Government to put an end to exporting live animals by sea. An impending Cabinet decision on the future of live export trades is set to discuss the implications of the dangers and regulations surrounding animals’ safety being exported. Chief Executive Andrea Midgen says...

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Minister Kris Faafoi withdraws charges against Chinese Worker

Minister Kris Faafoi withdraws charges against Chinese Worker

On Thursday, a Chinese worker left Police custody while on their way to the airport. They had a withdrawn charge with a maximum sentence of five years for absconding at Auckland District Court this morning. After being in custody for ten days, the worker became very distressed after opening an...

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RNZ Chairman welcomes appointment of new Public Media Entity

RNZ Chairman welcomes appointment of new Public Media Entity

Radio New Zealand Chairman, Dr Jim Mather, welcomed the appointment of a new proposed potential public media entity for New Zealand, RNZ and TVNZ combined. The new development will seek input on a Charter for the new entity, which reports back to the Government’s Cabinet at the end of the...

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Chris Hipkins receives COVID-19 Vaccination

Chris Hipkins receives COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has received the COVID-19 jab. Associate Health Minister Ayesha Verrall who was in the same room received it too. In a Facebook post, he mentioned that this is his first dose which will in-hopes gain courage for others to take it. “This morning, I had...

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Rights to land matters, especially for Māori

Rights to land matters, especially for Māori

The rights to land for many communities across the world, especially for New Zealand’s Māori, have fought for landlessness for decades as the Government buys it out. Today is this year’s commemoration Day of the Landless. It aims to defend against ancestral lands. Recognition for land rights and ownership, including...

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