Wellington, Feb 16 NZPA - The Government is considering a modified version of the education voucher scheme for the worst and best performing students.
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.
Wellington, Feb 10 NZPA - Cabinet ministers were hoodwinked by a noisy minority to include the North Rodney region in the Auckland super council, the Government was told today.
Wellington, Dec 16 NZPA - Councils that run polytechnics will be cut to eight, with four appointed by the minister of education and four by the councils themselves, under a bill passed by Parliament today.
Wellington, Nov 26 NZPA - The partial defence of provocation, which can be used to reduce murder to manslaughter, has been abolished. Parliament passed the repeal bill tonight by 116 votes to five, with only the ACT Party opposing it.
Wellington, Nov 25 NZPA - A group calling themselves "Climate Realists" petitioned against the emissions trading scheme (ETS) at Parliament today.