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Democracy in Russia declines further
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somebody torched the bach in which the clandestine lab was found - and five other baches were also burned down the same week
Most Kiwis support paying compensation to David Bain
20 per cent said Mr Bain should not get a payment under any circumstancesI firmly fall into that category.
many New Zealanders will be upset at any taxpayer payment for the man once convicted of murdering his familyDamned right!
"Hope you enjoy your Xmas spoils"
"If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them."
"If a man lays with another man, he should be stoned."
he dropped his lease on a strip amounting to about 5ha rather than pay for fencing, and he knows of other farmers who will do the same
It would be disappointing if farmers refused to fence but if we don't get compliance we will withdraw those leases - it's as simple as that
Regional council politicians may have to keep a logbook of their hours in order to justify new pay rates likely to be introduced next year ahead of local body elections.
The Remuneration Authority, which sets the level of pay for each council, is proposing a new model.
Currently, each council is allocated a pool of money and it is up to councils to decide how it is divided between their councillors.
Councillor Hohepa 'Trougher' Bloggs timesheet for the week ending 21 Dec 2012
Assisting ratepayers - 1 hour
Fiddling the logbook - 39 hours
Total - 40 hours
It will recognise the spirit and principles of the Treaty of Waitangi at all levels
a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols. A .223-caliber rifle was found in his car in the school parking lot
At least three guns were found. A Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols, were found inside the school, and a .223-calibre rifle in the back of a car, authorities said.
A law enforcement official speaking on condition of anonymity said some of the guns used in the attack may have belonged to Lanza’s family. His mother had legally registered four weapons, his father two.
Authorities also recovered three other guns - a Henry repeating rifle, an Enfield rifle and a shotgun.
It was not clear exactly where those weapons were found.
No one wants to make a scene at a funeral. There's something quite political about that, though. After all, the reason the campaigns are behaving this way is not just because of decorum, but because a breach of decorum would exact a political cost. Politics are an inevitable part of a collective national trauma, which, for better or for worse, is how America treats incidents like this one.
National tragedies are political. They're too important not to be.
Special computer software could soon track down the source of Timaru's mystery odour
It's called an EnviroSuite Odour Tracking System. It tracks the possible direction of the smell by mapping it to the weather patterns, the location of the complaint, and the description of the smell
The trial would take place during the next six months, and would cost about $9000
If Winston was to additionally propose resurrecting burning homosexuals at the stake and point out to Pacific Islanders that this was once a church practice, eventually destroyed by liberals, modernists and other disrespecters of both tradition and God, he could possibly capture every Islander vote and quite a few others as well.
his definition of beating Mr Key was not getting more votes than National or being a more popular leader - it’s about stitching together a government with the Greens and whomever else
law change designed to restrict the role of councils is being denounced as a blow for democracy
the Local Government Amendment Act, which gets rid of the four wellbeings - social, economic, environmental and cultural
Tararua Mayor Roly Ellis said there were very few examples of "social" spending in the council's plan