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Rodney's last stand

Rodney's last stand
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - Rodney District Council's last ditch bid to avoid being swallowed up by Auckland has failed.

Man with possible dementia may get strike

Man with possible dementia may get strike
Wellington, July 21 NZPA - The 69-year-old man with Parkinson's disease and possible dementia who was charged with assault after grabbing the breasts of a woman in his care home would be excused from trial if he was found to have a mental impairment, Police and Corrections Minister Judith Collins

MPs risk dismissing Bill of Rights over prison vote rights

MPs risk dismissing Bill of Rights over prison vote rights
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 21 NZPA - A bill to strip prisoners on short sentences of their rights to vote should be scrapped unless MPs want to show they have no respect for the Bill of Rights, the Chief Human Rights Commissioner says.

Govt questioned over claims to Northland coast

Wellington, June 24 NZPA - Opposition MP Jim Anderton was told in Parliament today he was jumping the gun by asking how much of Northland's coastline would come under Maori customary title when the Foreshore and Seabed Act is repealed and replaced by new legislation.

Some iwi will meet foreshore claim test, Govt says

Some iwi will meet foreshore claim test, Govt says
Wellington, June 22 NZPA - Some iwi will be able to meet the test for claiming customary title to parts of the foreshore and seabed, the Government says.

Not much of foreshore will come under Maori title - Finlayson

Not much of foreshore will come under Maori title - Finlayson
Wellington, June 16 NZPA - The Government expects very little of the foreshore and seabed will end up under Maori customary title through the claims process in the legislation that will replace the Foreshore and Seabed Act.

Penal reform activists attack `three strikes' law

Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Penal reformers say the "three strikes" legislation passed by Parliament is a blot on the judicial landscape and is diverting attention from rehabilitation.

Three strikes law to cut crime 10-20 percent

Three strikes law to cut crime 10-20 percent
Wellington, May 26 NZPA - Crime should drop 10-20 percent under the controversial "three strikes" legislation passed by Parliament yesterday, ACT MP David Garrett says.

Parliament passes 'three strikes' bill

Parliament passes 'three strikes' bill
Wellington, May 25 NZPA - The Government's controversial `three strikes' legislation has been passed by Parliament.

Historic Waikato River settlement enacted

Historic Waikato River settlement enacted
Wellington, May 6 NZPA - Tainui and the Crown will jointly govern, restore and protect the Waikato River under the terms of a Treaty of Waitangi settlement enacted by Parliament today.

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