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Inmate voting ban undemocratic, Law Society says

Wellington, June 30 NZPA - A bill to ban prison inmates from voting in general elections is unnecessary, unhealthy and undemocratic, a select committee was told today.

Parliament passes Auckland super city bill

Parliament passes Auckland super city bill
By Peter Wilson of NZPA Wellington, June 3 NZPA - Parliament has passed the legislation that sets up Auckland's new super city council.

Auckland Transition Agency to cost an estimated $94m

Auckland Transition Agency to cost an estimated $94m
Wellington, May 27 NZPA - The transition agency that is managing Auckland's change to a new local government structure will cost an estimated $94 million, Local Government Minister Rodney Hide says.

Bill to stop prisoners voting passes first reading

Bill to stop prisoners voting passes first reading
Wellington, April 21 NZPA - A bill to ban anyone in prison from voting in a general election passed its first reading in Parliament today.

Bill to stop prisoners voting passes first reading

Wellington, April 21 NZPA - A bill to ban anyone in prison from voting in a general election passed its first reading in Parliament today.

North Rodney residents pledge to fight merger

By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 25 NZPA - North Rodney residents could use protest action to block traffic getting to Auckland City if the Government ignores their plea not to be merged into the new city council.

A Short History Of MMP

A Short History Of MMP
Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - During the 1984 election Labour promised to set up a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the electoral system.

Labour, Maori Parties Biggest Losers If Prison Voting Scrapped

Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - A huge proportion of votes lost prisoners are stopped from voting in elections will be in Labour and Maori Party strongholds, a prison reform group says.

Labour, Maori Parties Biggest Losers If Prison Voting Scrapped

Wellington, Feb 11 NZPA - A huge proportion of votes lost prisoners are stopped from voting in elections will be in Labour and Maori Party strongholds, a prison reform group says.

Parliament Will Debate Bill To Stop Prisoners Voting

Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - Parliament is going to debate a bill that would stop prisoners voting in an election -- even if they were in jail for a day. Under current law prisoners serving sentences of more than three years can't vote, but National MP Paul Quinn wants to change that.

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