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Monthly Economic Review: February 2017

The Parliamentary Library....

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Māori Land Service

Te Puni Kokiri is arranging wānanga on the proposed new Māori Land Service. Auckland wānanga are on Wednesday 25 January, Whatua Kaimārie Marae at 8.30am and Te Puea Marae at 5.30pm....

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Banning plastic microbeads

“The problem with plastic microbeads is that they are too small to retrieve or recycle, they do not biodegrade, and that they are mistaken by marine life as food causing long-term damage to aquatic animals like fish and mussels. The use of plastic microbeads in personal care products like facial cleansers and toothpaste makes no sense when there are biodegradable alternatives like apricot kernels and ground nuts products that achieve the same results.”...

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Committee reports

Parliament select committees have reported on two bills in time for debate when Parliament resumes in February:...

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Unit Titles Act 2010 review

The Government has announced a review of the Unit Titles Act 2010. Changes proposed include:...

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