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Political Caption Competition

By   /  November 30, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

Walking in a winter wonderland after that winter wonderland has been sprayed by Agent Orange

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TDB Top 5 International Stories: Friday 30th November 2018

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5: MICHAEL COHEN PLEADS GUILTY TO NEW CHARGE IN MUELLER INVESTIGATION
4:Trump cancels Putin meeting over Ukraine crisis
3: THE SENATE JUST TOOK A MAJOR STEP TOWARD ENDING THE WAR IN YEMEN. WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
2: Should Saudi Crown Prince Be Charged With War Crimes? G20 Host Argentina Considers Probe
1: ‘Botched Brexit’ could spark electoral wipeout for Tories, rebels say

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ASC Links Housing Shortage and Abortion Rate – ALRANZ

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Today the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) told the Justice Select Committee abortions increased among Aucklanders aged 25 – 35, possibly because of the rising cost of living, especially housing costs. “Data from overseas has shown that the inability to support a child is one of the most common reasons for receiving abortion care. It makes […]

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Drug Foundation on medicinal cannabis bill

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Drug Foundation statement on government’s medicinal cannabis bill Useful changes to the government’s medicinal cannabis bill were announced today, but the Drug Foundation says many patients will be disappointed. The Drug Foundation has welcomed further changes to the government’s medicinal cannabis scheme, announced today at the second reading on the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) […]

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Government amnesty allows illicit cannabis into legal industry – Hikurangi Cannabis Company

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An opportunity for illicit cannabis growers to enter the legal medical cannabis industry is being offered by a government amnesty and commercial agreements to protect the value for growers. Ruatoria based Hikurangi Cannabis Company has started a roadshow of hui with cannabis growers in the Tairawhiti region to develop agreements that will pay royalties to […]

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Community, democracy and solidarity in doubling New Zealand’s refugee quota – Fightback

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Launched in 2013, the campaign to double New Zealand’s refugee quota – after three decades of stagnation – went from a radical ask to a mainstream success. In this article, the campaign’s founder discusses the way that community support and solidarity led to the campaign’s success. Today, the double the quota campaign is at a […]

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Senior doctors urge action on climate change – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

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Two senior health professionals are urging colleagues and the wider health sector to take a lead in the fight against climate change. Counties Manukau District Health Board intensivist Dr David Galler and CMDHB anaesthetist Dr Rob Burrell gave a presentation today at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) annual conference in Wellington. “If the […]

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