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Euthanasia Debate Packs Out Wanaka Church

Monday, 25 June 2018, 2:54 pm | Michael Laws

Sunday afternoon's public debate on the End of Life Choice Bill , that aims to legalise voluntary euthanasia, was a resounding success and drew a packed audience to Wanaka's Presbyterian Community Church. More >>

Regional councillor excluded from LTP hearings

Monday, 21 May 2018, 1:01 pm | Michael Laws

Despite being an elected regional councillor, Cr Michael Laws has been deliberately excluded from being able to hear submissions from his constituents on the council’s draft Long Term Plan. More >>

Regional Councillor warns to be wary of Dunedin Hospital

Friday, 4 May 2018, 3:41 pm | Michael Laws

Regional Councillor warns regions to be wary of Dunedin Hospital plans & effects upon regional services More >>

Ongoing Questions About Tiwai Waste & Liquidators’ Actions

Monday, 19 March 2018, 3:26 pm | Michael Laws

Michael Laws of The Message represented the landlord of the former Mataura paper mills, Southland Storage Ltd, and latterly all four landlords/owners involved in the $4 million settlement today, relating to over 20,000 tonnes of hazardous waste ... More >>

Otago Regional Council Gets Involved in Freedom Camping

Friday, 23 February 2018, 4:03 pm | Michael Laws

At the urging of councillors, the Otago Regional Council has signalled its intention to get involved in the freedom camping issue. More >>

Laws Applauds Tough Stance on “Plague” Freedom Campers

Friday, 16 February 2018, 12:41 pm | Michael Laws

Regional Councillor Applauds Tough Stance on “Plague” Freedom Campers Urges Otago Regional Council “to Get Involved Now” More >>

Time for All of Otago to have say on Ronald McDonald House

Friday, 3 November 2017, 1:43 pm | Michael Laws

Regional Councillor Implores Southern DHB To Reject Advice of Public Health Over Ronald Mcdonald House More >>

Unique Festival Debate to Raise Youth Charity Funds

Sunday, 10 September 2017, 8:44 pm | Michael Laws

Unique Festival Debate to Raise Youth Charity Funds An unique Festival Debate is being planned to both raise funds for youth charities in the Central Otago region, and give local schools debaters invaluable public experience. More >>

Threat to iconic Lake Wakatipu - councillor lays blame

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:49 pm | Michael Laws

Otago regional councillor Michael Laws said that the now admitted threat of the invasive weed pest lagarosiphon to Otago’s iconic alpine Lake Wakatipu “is further proof of the ongoing negligence of LINZ and the Otago Regional Council.” More >>

Council’s “Obsessive Secrecy” Under Scrutiny

Monday, 24 April 2017, 4:20 pm | Michael Laws

Otago regional councillor Michael Laws has used the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (1981), and the responses of the Otago Regional Council to his requests for “stock standard local government information” to highlight the organisation’s ... More >>

Councillor Demands Full Facts Over Rabbit Virus Botch-up

Thursday, 23 March 2017, 1:52 pm | Michael Laws

Dunstan (Central Otago/Queenstown-Lakes districts) councillor Michael Laws is demanding “the full facts” behind the delayed rabbit virus “botch-up” that will see Central Otago’s rabbit plague continue “for at least another year.” More >>

Dr Maggie Lawton - Regional Councillor & Wonder Woman

Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 12:21 pm | Michael Laws

On the passing of Dr Maggie Lawton, Otago regional councillor: “In all my thirty years in public life, I’ve never met a more credentialed nor credible person than Dr Maggie Lawton. She was a genuine wonder woman with a great intellect, serious ... More >>

Should Otago's regional council be abolished?

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 2:28 pm | Michael Laws

Otago regional councillor Michael Laws has today welcomed the commitment of the Dunedin City Council to explore an unitary authority for the district, saying that “the idea is long overdue and that other district councils – including in the Dunstan ... More >>

Lake Snow – ORC needs to ‘fess up & act quickly

Friday, 16 December 2016, 11:37 am | Michael Laws

Newly elected Otago regional councillor Michael Laws says that the Otago Regional Council needs to accept that its past actions with regards to ‘lake snow’ in the alpine lakes “have been grossly inadequate and apologise for that inaction.” More >>

New initiative for restoration of the Southern Lakes

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 5:28 pm | Michael Laws

For over two decade now, water quality in the southern lakes and associated waterways has been deteriorating. The lakes and waterways within the Otago regional catchments have been beset by a variety of bacterial and weed infestations - from ‘duck itch’ ... More >>

Whanganui Wastewater Inquiry: Findings “Shocking”

Saturday, 10 September 2016, 7:14 pm | Michael Laws

Whanganui Wastewater Inquiry: Findings “Shocking” Former Wanganui district council mayor Michael Laws today welcomed the findings of an independent inquiry into Whanganui’s failed wastewater treatment plant, saying that the findings “still have the capacity ... More >>

Decision on Wanganui Mayoralty 2010

Friday, 4 June 2010, 5:35 pm | Michael Laws

Today I am releasing my decision on contesting the Wanganui District Council mayoralty at the 2010 local body elections. More >>

 

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