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e-Cigarette bill in ballot for attention

Christchurch list MP Nicky Wagner (National) hopes her Member’s Bill to legalise and regulate the use of electronic cigarettes is chosen for debate in Parliament.

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Tribunal to speed up quake claims

Insurance lawyer turned MP Duncan Webb says the Earthquake Tribunal will be a “radical circuit breaker” for Christchurch. Webb, now the MP for Christchurch Central, represented claimants against both EQC and insurance companies while in practice and now runs regular … Continue reading

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Petition launched for road arrows

Christchurch JP and Labour candidate Tony Milne has launched a petition for CCC to install turning arrows at the corner of Cranford Street and Innes Road.

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Elections on September 20

The Government has announced that the General Election will be held on September 20. Source:Radio New Zealand

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Labour chooses candidate for electorate

The Labour Party has chosen Tony Milne, a former electorate worker for former MP Tim Barnett, to contest the Christchurch Central seat later this year. Tony, who is in his early 30s, currently works for the Problem Gambling Foundation.

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Electorate changes opposed

,p>Former Christchurch deputy mayor Ngaire Button is one of a number of objectors who have made submissions to the Electoral Commission opposing changes to electorate boundaries of Christchurch Central.

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MP Nicky Wagner takes on more roles

Local MP Nicky Wagner reports that she has been appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary (PPS) to both Hon Gerry Brownlee, for Earthquake Recovery and to Hon Nick Smith, for Conservation.

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Candidates for the Health Board

You will be asked to vote for representatives on the Health Board very shortly. We asked candidates to provide a few words and a picture.  You can read more about them by following the link to a page for the … Continue reading

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Sustainable Otautahi hosts mayoral candidates

Location: CPIT Wharekai (in Te Puna Wanaka building Coventry St, off Barbadoes St). Time: September 25, from 7.30-9.30pm Description: The future of Christchurch depends on strong sustainability. Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch is hosting an event to give people the opportunity for … Continue reading

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St Albans’ meet the candidates forum

Location: Bailies Bar, Edgeware VillageTime: September 23, from 7pm Description: With the local body elections coming up in mid October, come and hear what prospective councillors and community board members have to offer, alongside some of the old hands. Come … Continue reading

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News from Christchurch Central (Labour)

The Labour Party’s Christchurch Central staff have been busy, among other things conducting a survey over the four laning of Cranford Street. Find out what else they are up to by reading this page.

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Update from MP Nicky Wagner

It’s been a while since my last earthquake report but I felt it was time once again to highlight the support services that are available in the community. I know that people are still struggling with earthquake issues and I … Continue reading

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