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    Sir Michael Somare, first prime minister of Papua New Guinea, dies at age of 84
     26 February 2021
    Sir Michael Somare led PNG into independence from Australia in 1975 and was one of the country's longest-serving politicians, with a career that spanned five decades.
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    The Auditor-General is looking into why private landlords were paid up-to three thousand dollars per week for shoddy emergency housing
    26 Feb: The Auditor-General is looking into why private landlords were paid up-to three thousand dollars per week for shoddy emergency housing... more
    India unveils tougher rules for social media such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp
    26 Feb: Social media companies including Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp would be forced to reveal the author of any message deemed "mischievous" or illegal, under sweeping new rules in India.... more
    Simon Bridges has had a battle of words with the Police Commissioner
    25 Feb: Simon Bridges has had a battle of words with the Police Commissioner... more
    Questions are being raised as to whether Kelvin Davis needs to be stripped of his Corrections' portfolio
    25 Feb: Questions are being raised as to whether Kelvin Davis needs to be stripped of his Corrections' portfolio... more
    A council's decision to introduce Maori wards can no longer be vetoed
    25 Feb: A council's decision to introduce Maori wards can no longer be vetoed... more
    Donald Trump lost a big fight to keep his tax records hidden. What other legal battles will the former president face?
    24 Feb: Donald Trump has been fighting to keep his tax returns under wraps, but now a New York prosecutor has won access to the files. From defamation to the Capitol riot, these are the potential legal problems facing the ex-president.... more
    The Reserve Bank's signalled New Zealand will need monetary support for a while longer
    24 Feb: The Reserve Bank's signalled New Zealand will need monetary support for a while longer... more
    Outside support is being brought in to sort out problems at Wellington City Council
    24 Feb: Outside support is being brought in to sort out problems at Wellington City Council... more
    COVID-19 pandemic control centre's critical functions 'at risk of collapsing' in PNG, leaked government report reveals
    24 Feb: There are holes in Papua New Guinea's COVID-19 quarantine systems, and "critical functions" at its pandemic control centre are "at risk of collapsing" because some staff haven't been paid, leaked documents reveal.... more

     Most Popular Recent Politics News
     07 Feb: New research suggests certain science students aren't being identified +++++++++++
     25 Feb: A council's decision to introduce Maori wards can no longer be vetoed ++++++++
     02 Feb: Direct Maori representation on local councils will make a big difference ++++++++
     09 Feb: Strength in numbers today in Auckland ++++++++
     02 Feb: Aung San Suu Kyi arrest: What is going on between Myanmar's military and its de facto ruler? +++++++
     01 Feb: The United Kingdom's desire to join the CPTPP trade deal could strengthen our position on the world stage ++++++
     06 Feb: University of the South Pacific council disappointed by deportation of Australian professor Pal Ahluwalia ++++++

     Politics NewsLinks
      23 Feb: Covid-19: i went to wuhan. here's what the who found out about the coronavirus' origins (Stuff.co.nz)
      19 Feb: Billy te kahika quits politics, shuts down new zealand public party (RadioNZ)
      19 Feb: Cancel culture: have any two words become more weaponised? (BBCWorld)
      19 Feb: Freedom party leader billy te kahika says he is quitting politics (NZ Herald)
      18 Feb: Texas weather: the politics of the power grid (BBCWorld)
      18 Feb: Taylor swift credits joe alwyn for helping her 'move past fear' to vocalize political beliefs (Stuff.co.nz)
      18 Feb: Rush limbaugh: radio host who loved to shock (BBCWorld)
      11 Feb: In the pressure cooker of local politics, no one's going to be oppressed by maori wards (Stuff.co.nz)
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