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Cook Islands ‘anti-gay’ bill needs review

Article – RNZ

The Cook Islands opposition Democratic Party is calling for a special meeting of the Crimes Bill Select Committee. Read more »

Disputed bus crash report listed faults in company’s systems

Article – RNZ

A newly-released WorkSafe report into a bus crash that killed three people in 2016 showed investigators identified weaknesses in the bus firm’s maintenance systems. Read more »

PM’s Post-Cab 18/11/19: Donations and Unexploded Bombs

Article – The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister of Education Chris Hipkins to announce that 1563 of 1745 eligible schools had opted in next year for the Government’s voluntary scheme giving extra funding to schools which undertake not to ask for donations. … Read more »

Legal vortex grows around moves to arrest former PNG PM

Article – RNZ

Papua New Guinea’s former prime minister Peter O’Neill has lodged a criminal complaint against police minister Bryan Kramer. Read more »

Small Pacific states brace for measles spread

Article – RNZ

As the Pacific grapples with a deadly measles outbreak originating in New Zealand, some of the region’s smallest states are seeing their health systems put under increasing strain before the disease even reaches their shores. Read more »

Vanuatu minister won’t intervene over Daily Post director

Article – RNZ

Vanuatu’s Minister of Home Affairs has ruled out intervening in the work permit case of the Daily Post newspaper’s media director, Dan McGarry. Read more »

Petition for homosexuality to be decriminalised in Cooks

Article – RNZ

An online petition has been launched calling for homosexuality to be decriminalised between consenting adults in the Cook Islands. Read more »

Gordon Campbell on the Greens’ love for a forest destroyer

Column – Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the Greens learning to love a global destroyer of native forests, and on the stereotypes facing women at work First published on Werewolf Read more »

Gordon Campbell on Simon Bridges and political correctness

Column – Gordon Campbell

Having failed all year at being a credible alternative Prime Minister, National leader Simon Bridges has lowered his aspirational target this week to something more within his range. On radio yesterday, Bridges did his best to come across as Nationals … Read more »

Rugby World Cup: All Blacks’ match against Italy cancelled

Article – RNZ

The All Blacks final Rugby World Cup pool match against Italy has been called off due to Super Typhoon Hagibis, World Rugby has confirmed. Read more »

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