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Plan to fine drunks in Wellington makes progress

OneNews 12 Sept 2013 A decision whether to make public drunkeness in Wellington, including Courtenay Place, an offence will now go to a full council vote. The idea is one of a raft of proposals to deal with problem drinking…

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ACC reveals wedding injury tally

3 News 12 Sept 2013 If you like it, maybe you shouldn’t put a ring on it. Just-released figures from ACC reveal there were about 600  claims between 2010 and 2012 for wedding-related injuries. Perhaps those single ladies have the…

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Poll finds Kiwis against legalising cannabis

NZ Herald 10 September 2013 A new poll has found that almost two-thirds of New Zealanders are against legalising cannabis. The poll, by right-wing blogger David Farrar’s Curia Research, has found that men and young people are much more likely…

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Mixed views on proposed lifejacket law

Stuff.co 6 September 2013 Plans to make lifejackets compulsory for kids could one day apply to everyone. Maungakiekie MP Sam Lotu-Iiga has introduced a member’s bill to Parliament that would make wearing a lifejacket compulsory for children up to 15…

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Claims schoolgirls targeted by pimps

Newstalk ZB 5 September 2013 Claims today that schoolgirls as young as 14 in South Auckland are being targeted by pimps offering them money to satisfy clients who like young girls. New Zealand First’s social policy spokeswoman Asenati Lole-Taylor says…

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Marriage Equality is “nonsense”

Herald Sun 4 September 2013 Former PM John Howard is back on the campaign trail in Adelaide today after yesterday declaring marriage equality is “nonsense”…. Mr Howard said he was against gay marriage and that “the best environment to raise…

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Schools ban hundreds

NZ Herald 5 September 2013 Dozens of disruptive kids ‘excluded’ for more than a term – one for 1 1/2  years. A teen has been left in limbo without education for 305 school days as new figures spark concerns that…

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Gambling Harm Reduction Bill a win for Maori Party

Newstalk ZB 5 September 2013 A bill aimed at reducing gambling harm has passed through Parliament, but opposition parties believe it will cause more problems than it solves. Te Ururoa Flavell’s Gambling Harm Reduction Bill is the first Maori Party…

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Multiple partners linked to drink

NZ Herald 4 September 2013 Young adult drinkers dependent on the bottle are nearly 10 times more likely to have had 10 or more sexual partners within several years than people who don’t misuse alcohol, a new study shows. And…

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