Pension rules under scrutiny

Wednesday March 07, 2018

PACIFIC – The New Zealand government is looking at its pension rules to see if New Zealanders living in Niue and Cook Islands can access payments.

PACIFIC – Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks in Beijing with Tonga’s King Tupou VI last Thursday where they agreed to further promote the strategic partnership between China and Tonga.

PACIFIC – New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern says the main goal of her delegation’s visit to Tonga this week was to see how the kingdom and other Pacific Island nations are recovering from last month’s Cyclone Gita – but Ardern and her ministers may also be worried about another force that’s hit the region – China.

Campaign to save law camp

Wednesday March 07, 2018

An Otago student has started a campaign to save a controversial camp for second-year law students.

Planned to go back in time

Wednesday March 07, 2018

An anti-census campaigner in New Zealand was hoping to avoid yesterday’s compulsory national count by hiding in a TARDIS, it’s reported.

NEW ZEALAND – Meg, a black labrador-huntaway cross, disappeared after a crash in which the car she was travelling in rolled on January 31 in Purakaunui, near Dunedin.

NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand’s introduction of an online census has caused consternation throughout with country, with the absence of an ethnic group choice, accessibility issues for the disabled and elderly, and fears that the nation’s most marginalised people won’t be counted.

Law camp party cancelled

Tuesday March 06, 2018

Otago University has cancelled its law camp after complaints of past excessive drinking, nudity and jelly wrestling.

NEW ZEALAND – New Zealand is planning to release a rabbit virus across the country, in an attempt to cull the ballooning wild population.

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