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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.

Bars to open for Rugby World Cup games

Bars to open for Rugby World Cup games

A bill allowing bars and to open at any time of the morning to televise 2015 Rugby World Cup games has passed in Parliament last night by 99 votes to 21.

Key implies ventilation issue in mouldy houses

Key implies ventilation issue in mouldy houses

Prime Minister John Key implied that mould problems in some Housing New Zealand homes could be caused by tenants not ventilating them enough, something his widowed mother was vigilant about in their Christchurch state house.

World Cup pubs bill will be passed tonight

World Cup pubs bill will be passed tonight

A law allowing all bars, pubs and licensed clubs to open and televise any of the 2015 Rugby World Cup games has been fast-tracked through Parliament and will be passed tonight.

Ardern described as 'pretty little thing'

Ardern described as 'pretty little thing'

Rugby league great Graham Lowe has alarmed Jacinda Ardern after describing her as "a pretty little thing" when asked if she would make a good Prime Minister.

Law Society warns of 'secret courts'

Law Society warns of 'secret courts'

A late change to health and safety legislation will allow use of so-called "secret courts" - and that should concern New Zealanders, the Law Society says.

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