Sex, politics and religion. How could any news editor resist?
And they couldn’t when it all came together in the form of Colin Craig, leader of the Conservative Party.
If the controversy over contraception for beneficiaries was a deliberate strategy by the Government to keep John Banks and Kim Dotcom off the front page, then it has worked.
- Meat industry insiders are saying the striking and locked out meatworkers have an uphill battle in their struggle with the Talley family – see Jon Morgan’s Talleys immovable in dispute. Meanwhile, a leaked cabinet paper shows the Government is considering further changes to industrial relations legislation further reducing employers obligations for collective bargaining – see Danya Levy’s Secret changes to labour rules.
- Palmerston North lawyer Liam Hehir argues we will be selectively breaking international agreements if plain packaging of cigarettes is enforced – see: Packaging debate fires up.
- Each new act of Parliament costs taxpayers $3.5 million according to a detailed University of Otago study just released – see: Dan Satherley’s Health legislation good value for money – study.
- We have warmed to the larger than life German internet entrepreneur according to Nicola Russell – see: Dotcom's straight talk wins over Kiwis.
- Despite long running rumours to the contrary, Paul Gorman reports that Dalziel won't run for mayor.
- Finally, amidst the determined fight back by Mfat staff against cost-cutting, Kirsty Johnston looks at the hefty price tag our diplomatic – see: Representation comes at a pretty price.
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