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Six questions we can answer about the SAS incident, and three we can't
EXPLAINER: Deaths, torture, intentional destruction, and a take-over of the NZDF by the SAS. It's been four days since Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson released Hit and Run, but many of its allegations about New Zealand's military conduct in Afghanistan ...
NZ lawyers demand independent inquiry over deadly SAS raid in AfghanistanNew Zealand Herald
NZ lawyers to represent Afghan raid familiesRadio New Zealand
SAS soldier backs up Afghan raid (press release)
TVNZ -Newstalk ZB -Newshub -Voxy
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Labour-Greens have signed up to a joint position on surpluses, cutting debt
Labour and the Greens have agreed on a joint set of Budget rules, including a pledge to run surpluses and cap debt. In a further move to reassure voters, the two-party Budget Responsibility Rules (BRRs) will be assessed by a watchdog independent of ...
Labour and Greens commit to responsible financial (press release)
Labour and Greens set out economic rulesNew Zealand Herald
Labour and Greens sign economy planRadio New Zealand
The National Business Review -NZCity -TVNZ -Newstalk ZB
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Partial demolition of dangerous building
The Probett Building in New Lynn was issued a dangerous building notice after it was hit by flash flooding on March 12, which caused the footpath by it to collapse and cracking in the building. Auckland Council hired Ward Demolition to carry out ...
Road closure expected due to partial demolition of dangerous Auckland buildingAuckland

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Waikato Times
Official opening of Rotorua's 'Super Mill' (+pics&video)
New Zealand Herald
A little more than a decade ago Rotorua's Waipa Mill was at the brink of closure, but $140 million later it is now Red Stag and the Southern Hemisphere's first "super mill". Prime Minister Bill English was at the Red Stag mill at Waipa today to ...
No cutting remarks as Bill English opens new sawmillWaikato Times

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Māori Television
Kaupapa Māori can stop institutional racism - Māori Party
Māori Television
The Māori Party says embedding kaupapa Māori across the public sector, for at least one generation, is the only way to eliminate institutional racism in Aotearoa. The message reinforces the party's plan to rid the country of the institutional racism ...
Amateurish games are turning the Māori seats into the irrelevancy Don Brash says they areThe Spinoff

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Victim advocates fear family violence summit an empty gesture ahead of election
New Zealand Herald
Backbone co-founder Ruth Herbert says many women felt they were battling the court system. Photo/Mark Mitchell. A national summit on family violence has been slammed by a victim advocacy group as "too little, too late" and an "empty gesture" by ...
Family Violence Summit 'Empty Gesture' Ahead of (press release)

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Newstalk ZB
Sir Paul Beresford: UK Parliament constantly under threat
Newstalk ZB
A Kiwi-born British Conservative Party politician says the UK Parliament is under constant threat, and constantly reviewing security. Sir Paul Beresford was inside the House of Commons when it went into lockdown, as a lone-wolf attacker wreaked ...

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Hastings' GM-free status under the spotlight as bill passes second reading
New Zealand Herald
Concerns over the ongoing ability of local councils to declare their regions GM-free, as Hastings did in 2015, are mounting as a bill makes its way through Parliament potentially introducing powers to remove such GM rules from local plans. Hastings ...

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Independent Community Newspaper
Councillors cast doubt on $1.2m plan to fix Tahunanui Modellers Pond
Independent Community Newspaper
The Nelson City Council is backing the Modellers Pond, after a proposal to spend up to $1.2m on fixing the long-standing weed and water quality issues at the Tahunanui site passed by a single-vote margin. However, many councillors remain unconvinced ...

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Council prosecution successful (press release)
Council are pleased that a court has handed down a significant fine of $15,000 to an individual for illegal clearance of vegetation and discharging the material to a waterway on his property. Luke Hansen was sentenced at Hastings District Court on ...

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