Food regulations under review

NZCPR | 18 Nov 2016 Imagine being an artisan cheese maker, so proud of your product and your whole organic farming operation that you agree to Country Calender featuring you on their show. One would think that should be a good news story – but not so for 74 year old Biddy Fraser-Davies of Cwmglyn…

New Zealand govt to give GCSB power to spy on citizens

RNZ | 15 Aug 2016 New spy laws considered by Cabinet Cabinet is considering new legislation for New Zealand’s spy agencies this morning, with a view to introducing the bill to Parliament this week. Above: the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB)’s spy base at Waihopai, near Blenheim.  A recent review recommended the Government Communications Security…

Fluoride off health board agenda until legislation passed

Nelson Mail | 27 July 2016 Nelson Marlborough District Health Board will not discuss water fluoridation despite some members of the public raising concerns. The health board decided it would not discuss the potential fluoridation of the region’s water until government legislation determined who is responsible for the decision. Nelson resident Carleen Reich-Simko addressed advisory committee members of the health board at a…