Minister Simon Bridges under investigation

Newshub, Wellington Sunday, June 18, 2017 The Minister of Transport’s attempts to block an Official Information Act request are now under investigation. Simon Bridges is in hot water for pressuring KiwiRail to not release information about a proposed railway for Auckland. Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier says he has received several complaints about the move. “Now that we have been asked…

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Flippant remark lands Minister in trouble

Supplied Content Newshub, Wellington Sunday, June 18, 2017 A National Party Minister is facing questions – and calls for her resignation – after tweeting she would rather be out on the harbour rather than meeting with disability groups. Minister for Disabilities and MP for Christchurch Central, Nicky Wagner, tweeted on Thursday that she was “busy with disability meetings in Auckland…

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SPCA becomes a national organisation

Supplied Content Auckland, June 17, 2017 SPCA delegates today voted to form one national organisation from its current 45 independent centres. The delegates voted at the RNZSPCA Annual General Meeting and the move will create a unified and future-focused national entity. RNZSPCA Chief Executive (Acting) Andrea Midgen said that the decision enables the creation of one SPCA in New Zealand,…

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Visitor brings teachings of ‘Hugging Mother’

Venkat Raman Auckland, June 17, 2017 A renowned disciple of Mata Amritanandmayi will be in New Zealand from July 3 to July 17, 2017, to spread Her divine teachings. Bramachari Shraddhamrita will conduct discourses, Meditation, Puja and silent retreat during his stay in the country. Thiru Subramaniyar Temple Shraddhamrita has offered to conduct ‘Vilakku Pooja’ on Tuesday, July 4 and…

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