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It is not a legal requirement for private landlords to install smoke alarms inside rental properties. But Fire Service fire investigation and arson reduction manager Peter Wilding is pushing for that to change. He is writing a paper which calls for changes to the Tenancy Act, making it compulsory for rental properties to have smoke alarms installed and maintained.
Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith said he was "more favourably disposed" to landlords being responsible for providing smoke alarms but tenants being responsible for their maintenance
Controversial "temporary" terror law changes to crack down on suspected foreign fighters will come before Parliament this week ... a leaked draft reveals
Greens are also unlikely to support the legislation ... Co-leader Russel Norman is deeply concerned
He's got to now be stood down
As an anti-theft deterrent, ignition locks are normally secured to the steering column with tamper proof or sheer bolts.
In a new decision, the Employment Relations Authority says that teachers who fall pregnant while on maternity leave are entitled to take a further 24 months maternity leave without returning to work
The authority also found that in these cases the teacher would be eligible for another six weeks' maternity allowance
Far North iwi say they plan to limit access to Ninety Mile Beach for cars and tour buses after their Treaty agreement is passed into law
it did not want to "disrupt the local life and use of the beach too much"
there definitely will be changes around vehicular access
it's about proving that over a period of time you've got a commitment to the crime
not a piece of property used to "facilitate or assist the commission of a crime"
A District Court judge's innovative attempt to punish a gang member by ordering he forfeit his patch has been overturned by the High Court
I just don't see a piece of cloth, which is sewn onto a jacket, as being an instrument to enable crime.
Should Left-wing bloggers just shut up?