The Good, Bad and Ugly side of Social Media – Editorial One

Issue 415, May 15, 2019 New Zealand changed for ever following the massacre in Christchurch on March 15, 2019. The mindless shooting of innocent people praying in Mosques and ‘boastful manifesto’ and live-recording of the incident by the accused terrorist have raised questions about the way in which the Social Media in general and Facebook in particular operates. Global Summit…

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Major changes to building laws proposed

Supplied Content The New Zealand Government proposes to change its building laws, stated to be the biggest since the enactment of the Buildings Act in 2004. Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa said that the new Statute aims to address long-standing challenges in the building sector and that public submissions are welcome. “These proposed reforms will deliver safer and more…

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The Right to Kill is strangling

Editorial One Issue 412, April 15, 2019 More than 90% of the record number of submissions oppose End of Life Choice Bill. Analysis of 38,707 submissions to the Justice Select Committee shows that 34,932 (90.2%) opposed David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill, while just 3141 (8.1%) were in support. The remaining 634 (1.7%) were either neutral or their position was unclear. Peter Thirkell, Secretary of the…

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