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Mojo Mathers
Mojo Celeste Mathers (née Minrod, born 23 November 1966) is a New Zealand politician and a former member of the New Zealand House of Representatives. She became known through her involvement with the Malvern Hills Protection Society and helped prevent the Central Plains Water Trust's proposal to build a large irrigation dam in Coalgate. She has been a senior policy advisor to the Green Party since 2006 and has stood for the party in the last three general elections. Her candidacy for the 2011 election created significant media interest due to her high placing on the Green Party's list
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New Zealand Parliament
Government (55)     Labour (46)      NZ First (9) Confidence and supply (8)     Green (8)Official Opposition (56)     National (56) Crossbench
Crossbench
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Fair Trade
Fair trade
Fair trade
is a social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainable farming. Members of the movement advocate the payment of higher prices to exporters, as well as improved social and environmental standards. The movement focuses in particular on commodities, or products which are typically exported from developing countries to developed countries, but also consumed in domestic markets (e.g. Brazil, India
India
and Bangladesh) most notably handicrafts, coffee, cocoa, wine, sugar, fresh fruit, chocolate, flowers and gold.[1][2] The movement seeks to promote greater equity in international trading partnerships through dialogue, transparency, and respect
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Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nz is a New Zealand
New Zealand
news website published by Fairfax Digital, a division of Fairfax New Zealand
New Zealand
Ltd, a subsidiary of Australian company Fairfax Media
Fairfax Media
Ltd.[3] Stuff hosts the websites for Fairfax's New Zealand
New Zealand
newspapers, including the country's second- and third-highest circulation daily newspapers, The Dominion Post and The Press, and the highest circulation weekly, The Sunday Star-Times. It is also a web portal to other Fairfax websites
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The Dominion Post (Wellington)
The Dominion Post is a metropolitan broadsheet morning newspaper published in Wellington, New Zealand, owned by the Australian Fairfax group, owners of The Age, Melbourne, and The Sydney Morning Herald. Foundation[edit] The Dominion Post was created in July 2002 by Independent Newspapers Limited (INL), by amalgamating two existing Wellington
Wellington
broadsheet newspapers; The Dominion a morning paper, that commenced on Dominion Day, 26 September 1907; and The Evening Post, an evening, that commenced on 8 February 1865
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New Zealand General Election, 2017
Bill English NationalSubsequent Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern LabourThe 2017 New Zealand
New Zealand
general election took place on Saturday 23 September 2017 to determine the membership of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament. The previous parliament was elected on 20 September 2014 and was officially dissolved on 22 August 2017.[1] Voters elected 120 members to the House of Representatives under New Zealand's mixed-member proportional (MMP) voting system, a proportional representation system in which 71 members were elected from single-member electorates and 49 members were elected from closed party lists
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Lockwood Smith
Sir Alexander Lockwood Smith
Lockwood Smith
KNZM (born 13 November 1948) is a New Zealand politician and diplomat who was High Commissioner of New Zealand to the United Kingdom from 2013 to 2017, and Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2008 to 2013. Smith is a member of the New Zealand National Party
New Zealand National Party
and served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1984 until his retirement to pursue diplomatic roles in 2013
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New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme
The New Zealand Emissions Trading
Emissions Trading
Scheme (NZ ETS) is a partial-coverage all-free allocation uncapped highly internationally linked emissions trading scheme. The NZ ETS was first legislated in the Climate Change Response (Emissions Trading) Amendment Act 2008 in September 2008 under the Fifth Labour Government of New Zealand[1][2] and then amended in November 2009[3] and in November 2012[4] by the Fifth National Government of New Zealand. The NZ ETS covers forestry (a net sink), energy (42% of total 2012 emissions), industry (7% of total 2012 emissions) and waste (5% of total 2012 emissions) but not pastoral agriculture (46% of 2012 total emissions).[5] Participants in the NZ ETS must surrender one emission unit (either an international 'Kyoto' unit or a New Zealand-issued unit) for every two tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions reported or they may choose to buy NZ units from the government at a fixed price of NZ$25
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Environmental Protection Authority (New Zealand)
The Environmental Protection Authority (Te Mana Rauhī Taiao) of New Zealand is a government agency. It is an environmental regulator
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Special Vote
In New Zealand, a special vote or special declaration vote is a vote made by an elector who is unable to cast an ordinary vote because they are unable to visit a polling place in their own electorate or, the elector is not on the electoral roll. Special votes can be made by anyone who:is outside of their electorate, and the polling booth is not equipped to take ordinary votes for their electorate. enrolled to vote after Writ Day (31 days before election day) is not on the printed electoral roll they believe they should be is on the unpublished roll is ill or infirm and cannot get to a polling place can satisfy the returning officer that going to a polling place would cause hardship or serious inconvenience is in hospital is overseasAdvance ordinary voting became available at the 2011 election, so people who cannot attend a polling booth on election day can cast their vote early without having to cast a special vote. Those in another electorate can cast a special vote at a
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Māori Language
Māori (/ˈmaʊri/; Māori pronunciation: [ˈmaːɔɾi]  listen), also known as Te Reo ("the language"), is an Eastern Polynesian language spoken by the Māori people, the indigenous population of New Zealand. Since 1987, it has been one of New Zealand's official languages. It is closely related to Cook Islands
Cook Islands
Māori, Tuamotuan, and Tahitian
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New Zealand English
New Zealand
New Zealand
English (NZE) is the variant[2] of the English language spoken by most English-speaking New Zealanders. Its language code in ISO and Internet standards is en-NZ.[3] English is one of New Zealand's three official languages (along with New Zealand
New Zealand
Sign Language and the Māori language)[4] and is the first language of the majority of the population. The English language
English language
was established in New Zealand
New Zealand
by colonists during the 19th century
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The Press
The Press
The Press
is a daily broadsheet newspaper published in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is owned by Fairfax Media.[1]Contents1 History 2 Today 3 Motto 4 Editors 5 See also 6 Notes 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit]Former Press Building in Cashel Street, in use by the newspaper until 1908James FitzGerald came to Lyttelton on the Charlotte Jane
Charlotte Jane
in December 1850, and was from January 1851 the first editor of the Lyttelton Times, Canterbury's first newspaper.[2] From 1853, he focussed on politics and withdrew from the Lyttelton Times.[3] After several years in England, he returned to Canterbury concerned about the proposed capital works programme of the provincial government, with his chief concern the proposed rail tunnel connecting Christchurch
Christchurch
and Lyttelton, which he thought of as fiscally irresponsible, but supported by his old newspaper, the Lyttelton Times
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Rakaia (New Zealand Electorate)
Rakaia was a New Zealand parliamentary electorate in the Canterbury region from 1972 to 1978 and 1993 to 2008. The seat was held by former Prime Minister Jenny Shipley from 1993 to 2002, and by Brian Connell[1] from 2002 to 2008.Contents1 Population centres 2 History2.1 Members of Parliament3 Election results3.1 1999 election 3.2 1975 election 3.3 1972 election4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksPopulation centres[edit] Since the 1969 election, the number of electorates in the South Island was fixed at 25, with continued faster population growth in the North Island leading to an increase in the number of general electorates. There were 84 electorates for the 1969 election,[2] and the 1972 electoral redistribution saw three additional general seats created for the North Island, bringing the total number of electorates to 87.[3] Together with increased urbanisation in Christchurch and Nelson, the changes proved very disruptive to existing
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Canterbury, New Zealand
Canterbury (Māori: Waitaha) is a region of New Zealand, located in the central-eastern South Island. The region covers an area of 44,508 square kilometres (17,185 sq mi), and is home to a population of 612,000 (June 2017).[1] The region in its current form was established in 1989 during nationwide local government reforms. The Kaikoura District
Kaikoura District
joined the region in 1992 following the abolition of the Nelson-Marlborough Regional Council. Christchurch, the South Island's largest city and the country's third-largest urban area, is the seat of the region and home to 65 percent of the region's population
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Lip Reading
Lip-reading, also known as lipreading or speechreading, is a technique of understanding speech by visually interpreting the movements of the lips, face and tongue when normal sound is not available. It relies also on information provided by the context, knowledge of the language, and any residual hearing
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