will, among other measures, repeal the anti-smacking law
Anyone that offers that will get two ticks from me.
A swift kick up the backside or clip around the ears is what's missing with our toe-rag feral youth.
United Future and the Act Party have joined forces to offer the National Party a way of breaking the long impasse on planning reforms - at the expense of the Maori Party.
The two parties restated in an open letter today that they will support the Resource Management Act (RMA) reforms if National agrees to three concessions.
They want proposed powers for the Environment Minister to override councils to be scrapped; greater recognition of property rights, and the exclusion of iwi consultation requirements.
National needs two votes to get the reforms over the line.
It struck a deal with the Maori Party last year after agreeing to include provisions that would give iwi a greater role in the consenting process, known as iwi participation agreements.
However, the Maori Party then threatened to pull its vote unless the Government scrapped the ministerial override powers, which United Future and Act also oppose.
The Maori Party was especially concerned that the powers could be used to stop councils from creating their GE-free zones in their regions.
National facing an embarrassing defeat on one of its major pieces of legislation
gang member who spent more than 370 days at large after removing his electronic bracelet was arrested on New Year's Eve
reportedly a member of the Crips gang, and had twice breached electronic bail before
The planning team check any consent when it comes in ...
I think it would be very difficult for the person that does that to check the gradient ... [but] when you're building, you've got to make sure people can drive onto it.
Te News: "a blow for democracy"
The Government has vetoed a Labour Party bill which would have extended paid parental leave from 18 weeks to 26 weeks
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must be persuaded to stay at TV3 at any cost as a "smoking ruin" is rebuilt
MediaWorks' loss of talent worrisome
The Labour Party has joined the Maori Party in reconsidering its support for a law change which will establish a massive marine sanctuary in the Kermadec Islands
asks people to say whether they agree or disagree with the statement: "Maori should not receive any special treatment."
Mr Davis said it was a leading question and would feed the attitude that there was special treatment for Maori. "It's out and out racist. Were there any other questions that were targeting any other ethnicity? No. Just the Maori one."