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Key Not Holding Big Hope For Gang Patch Law

Key Not Holding Big Hope For Gang Patch Law
Wellington, May 11 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key doesn't think a new law to allow Wanganui City Council to ban gang patches in some public places will make a big difference.

Wanganui Mayor Welcomes Gang Patch Bill Result

Wanganui Mayor Welcomes Gang Patch Bill Result
Wellington, May 7 NZPA - Wanganui Mayor Michael Laws has welcomed the passing of a bill giving his council powers to ban gang patches in some areas. He expects many other councils to seek similar legislation.

Bill To Ban Patches In Parts Of Wanganui Passes Final Reading

Bill To Ban Patches In Parts Of Wanganui Passes Final Reading
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, May 6 NZPA - A bill banning wearing gang patches in parts of Wanganui passed tonight with the crucial support of three ACT MPs. The bill passed 62 to 59.

Riot Wasn't Connected With Double Bunking, Department Says

Riot Wasn't Connected With Double Bunking, Department Says
Wellington, May 6 NZPA - There was no connection between double bunking in cells and a riot at Northland Prison yesterday, the Corrections Department says. Parliament was told yesterday one prison officer suffered a suspected fractured shoulder during an attack by 15 prisoners.

Five Guards Hurt In Northland Prison Riot

Five Guards Hurt In Northland Prison Riot
Wellington, May 5 NZPA - Fifteen prisoners overcame five guards at Northland Prison near Kaihohe today, Parliament has been told. One prison officer suffered a suspected fractured shoulder, Parliament was told.

Sharples Says Critisism Of Maori Rehab Unit Is Stupid

Sharples Says Critisism Of Maori Rehab Unit Is Stupid
Wellington, April 16 NZPA - Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples says claims he is promoting a separate prison system for Maori offenders is stupid.

Anne Tolley's Chopper Flight Faces Flak

Anne Tolley's Chopper Flight Faces Flak
Wellington, April 7 NZPA - The Opposition got into a spin today over Tertiary Education Minister Anne Tolley's helicopter "joy ride" around Auckland.

Govt Moves Fast To Fix Problem With Child Sex Law

Govt Moves Fast To Fix Problem With Child Sex Law
Wellington, April 2 NZPA - The Government took the unusual step of putting a bill through all its stages in Parliament today as it moved quickly to fix a problem with the law covering the supervision of child sex offenders.

Peter Wilson: SOE Shake-Up Looms As Government Looks For Improved Performance

On April 9 the heads of 17 state-owned enterprises will be in the Beehive for a meeting they probably aren't looking forward to.

Labour Challenges Govt Over Power Prices

Labour Challenges Govt Over Power Prices
Wellington, March 16 NZPA - Labour is challenging the Government to accept lower dividends from state-owned power companies so they don't have to raise the price of electricity.

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