Single Party government may nurture elected dictatorship

                        Jacinda Ardern, Winston Peters, Judith Collins and David Seymour (RNZ Photo) In the mid-1990s, New Zealanders adopted electoral rules which they hoped would end the tyranny of what Lord Hailsham once called the “Elected Dictatorship” of a single-party majority government. And yet, a quarter century later, we are staring…

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Expo captures Girmit and a century thereafter

Five-day Event in Wellington from this weekend A panel discussion on the legacy of the Girmityas of Fiji, an interactive session on tracing the roots of Indo-Fijians, films capturing the essence of the Girmit period and a folk music ensemble are among the features of a five-day event scheduled to commence in Wellington this weekend. Titled, ‘Fiji Girmit Exhibition: 100…

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Winston Peters says New Zealand First Foundation is separate

Sourced Content Auckland, September 30, 2020 New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has said that Serious Fraud Office (SFO) charges over the New Zealand First Foundation are biased against them, and the Foundation is “totally separate.” SFO has charged two people with obtaining by deception after an investigation into the New Zealand First Foundation. Neither defendant is a Minister, sitting…

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Overseas voting for New Zealand general election starts today

Supplied Content Wellington, September 30, 2020 Voters who are overseas will be able to vote in the 2020 General Election and referendums from today, Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Electoral Commission Chief Electoral Officer Alicia Wright said that about 67,000 New Zealand voters are enrolled at an overseas address.  Overseas voters can vote from now until 7 pm (New Zealand Time)…

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National pledges better Mental Healthcare for all

Christchurch, September 29, 2020 A National Government will deliver high quality mental health care that is accessible, timely and effective, regardless of the origin of people, National Party Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey and Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti have said. Following is a Statement issued by them in Christchurch: Mental health is just as important as physical health. One…

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What will Winston Peters do now with ominous polls?

  What could Winston Peters have done differently in this campaign? (Newsroom Photo by Lynn Grieveson) Could it all have been different for New Zealand First and Winston Peters this election? So, you are Winston Peters. You are down but not yet out. Again.  What do you do now? How do you recover the Party vote, and your dignity, over the next three…

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Sai Prema Foundation to open Children’s Heart Hospital

Free state-of-the-art facility in Suva Venkat Raman Auckland, September 28, 2020 Sai Prema Foundation, a not-for-profit Organisation is to open a Children’s Hospital to provide a range of free medical services to the needy. Foundation Director Sumeet Tappoo announced the establishment of the medical facility at the fourth anniversary celebrations held in Suva on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Called, Sai…

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