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Williamson accused of inappropriate comments

Williamson accused of inappropriate comments

Colourful backbench National MP Maurice Williamson has been accused of making sexist and misogynist comments at a conference dinner.

New timeframe to strengthen quake-prone buildings

New timeframe to strengthen quake-prone buildings

Buildings with verandas and other features that could collapse into busy areas will need to be earthquake-strengthened in half the time, the Government has announced.

Clark says hospital development slipping

Clark says hospital development slipping

Repeated stalling on the $300 million Dunedin Hospital redevelopment shows the timeframe is slipping, but the Government will not admit it, North Dunedin MP David Clark says.

'State of Care' report timely for the Government

Children's Commissioner Dr Russell Wills has done the Government a huge favour with his report, ''State of Care'', this week, whether he intended to or not.

No climate-change advice on snow tourism

No climate-change advice on snow tourism

As Wanaka and Queenstown put on the Winter Games, the Green Party is warning climate change could wreak havoc on the snow sports industry if nothing is done to stop it.

Ralston considering council role

Ralston considering council role

Media personality Bill Ralston says he is seriously looking at running for a seat on Auckland Council next year.

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