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Liquor law changes will focus on harm to the young - Power

Liquor law changes will focus on harm to the young - Power
Wellington, June 4 NZPA - The Government's approach to liquor law reform will zero in on the harm caused to young people, Justice Minister Simon Power says.

Children's commissioner backs strong stance on liquor law

Children's commissioner backs strong stance on liquor law
Wellington, July 1 NZPA - Child abuse by drunken parents is being raised in support of a call by a group of leading New Zealanders for the Government to take a strong stance on liquor law reform.

Knights and dames throw weight behind alcohol report

By Chris Ormond of NZPA Wellington, June 30 NZPA - A highly decorated group of New Zealanders has issued a plea for the Government to show some courage and grab a historic opportunity to turn New Zealand's harmful drinking culture around.

Declaration most significant day since Treaty - judge

Declaration most significant day since Treaty - judge
Wellington, April 22 NZPA - High Court judge Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie says the signing of the United Nation Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People was the most significant day for Maori rights since the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Reeves Urges Re-Think Of NZ Foreign Policy On Fiji

Reeves Urges Re-Think Of NZ Foreign Policy On Fiji
Wellington, Dec 3 NZPA - Former Governor General Sir Paul Reeves -- who helped rewrite Fiji's constitution -- has called for a re-think on New Zealand's foreign policy over Fiji, including the controversial sanctions.

Fiji Could Face Long Path To Commonwealth Reinstatement

Wellington, Sept 2 NZPA - It could take several years for Fiji to be reinstated to the Commonwealth, even if elections targeted for 2014 are successful, a Fijian academic says.

Nothing Can Be Done To Force Fiji - Murray McCully

Nothing Can Be Done To Force Fiji - Murray McCully
Wellington, Sept 2 NZPA - New Zealand can do nothing to force Fiji to restore democracy so there must now be a "period of patience", Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says.

Jim Bolger Most Expensive Ex-Prime Minister

Jim Bolger Most Expensive Ex-Prime Minister
By Maggie Tait and Ian Llewellyn of NZPA Wellington, Sept 1 NZPA - Jim Bolger is the biggest spender on domestic travel perks available to former prime ministers and governors-general, racking up $36,000 in expenses in 2008.

Iwi Forgives Crown In Historic Treaty Settlement

Wellington, July 30 NZPA - An apology from the Crown and an historic statement of forgiveness were exchanged today after Parliament passed legislation enacting a treaty settlement covering the wider Wellington region.

Key Lukewarm On Maori Leaders' Fiji Visit, Supports Suspension

Key Lukewarm On Maori Leaders' Fiji Visit, Supports Suspension
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, May 3 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key has welcomed the Pacific Islands Forum suspension of Fiji from the regional body but is less excited by a proposal that a delegation of Maori leaders visit the troubled country.

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