Wellington, Aug 24 NZPA - Proposals to Cabinet today should give parents more confidence they will not be criminalised for smacking their children, Prime Minister John Key says.
John Key's political skills will be tested on two fronts this week.
The first, and the most difficult, is whether there should be reserved seats for Maori on Auckland's new super city council.
Wellington, Aug 21 NZPA - Operators in Antarctica could be forced to pay for any environmental disasters they cause or find, if a new bill is passed.
Wellington, Aug 20 NZPA - Adoption laws need an overhaul and the Law Commission should lead the debate, the Labour Party says. Justice spokeswoman Lianne Dalziel said today the Adoption Act had not been fully reviewed since 1955 and was outdated and full of anomalies.
Wellington, Aug 20 NZPA - The Government is being challenged over its decision to send combat troops to Afghanistan as the troubled country faces criticism over its treatment of women and allegations of corruption.
Wellington, Aug 19 NZPA - Both sides of the smacking debate are slapping cash on advertising but hope they have avoided breaching spending rules.