No matter what, party fundraising will always be opaque

No matter what, party fundraising will always be opaque

Political parties know how to circumvent rules and practices Wellington, February 6, 2020 A perennial undercurrent of recent general election campaigns has been the issue of Party fundraising. With the emerging controversies this year over the shadowy role of the New Zealand First Foundation and the Serious Fraud Office’s decision to prosecute four individuals over the way in which a…

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Major traffic interruptions in Auckland CBD as Rail project advances

Major traffic interruptions in Auckland CBD as Rail project advances

Supplied Content Auckland, February 5, 2020 The City Rail Link (CRL) project is launching the next phase of construction and starting to build the Aotea underground station in Central Auckland.  While station construction is underway, the Wellesley Street West intersection with Albert Street and Mayoral Drive will close to road traffic from Sunday, March 1, 2020. Massive project “Construction of…

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Jami-Lee Ross “in the dark” over parliamentary inquiry

Jami-Lee Ross “in the dark” over parliamentary inquiry

Craig McCulloch Wellington, February 23, 2020 Former National MP Jami-Lee Ross is facing a workplace investigation after complaints which have seen three of the four staff in his Botany office placed on special leave. A source with knowledge of the situation told RNZ that Parliamentary Service had initiated an independent inquiry after fresh complaints about Mr Ross’ “actions and behaviour”…

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New Zealanders want crackdown on social media companies

New Zealanders want crackdown on social media companies

Marc Daalder Wellington, February 5, 2020 Most New Zealanders want social media companies to be liable for exposing users to harm and think that Big Tech companies are not doing enough to control extremist content online, according to a new survey. InternetNZ Annual Internet Insights study found that a large majority of Kiwis surveyed supported a crackdown on social media…

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