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When your child follows you into the law

19 Dec 2020

63 years to the day after my family found sanctuary in New Zealand, I am on my feet in the High Court, in Wellington, moving the admission to the bar of my son, Sam.

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Smokefree Campaign Director, Deborah Hart is Disappointed

07 Dec 2020

It's disappointing when the Government says that a critical piece of work is coming and it never seems to appear - that is the story for a smokefree plan. Talking to Duncan Garner on the AM Show on what is needed now.

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A Year of Consulting

15 Sep 2020

It's been over a year since I farewelled the salary and the carpark to start Deborah Hart Consulting. I've learnt a lot, but admit I still have a lot to learn, especially about balancing work commitments - all tips gratefully...

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What to do when a legal problem becomes a lobbying problem

07 Aug 2020

Government relations is not for the faint-hearted, Writing for LawTalk, I present what I think works.

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Vaping Legislation - Finally

06 Aug 2020

It has been an extraordinarily long path to get vaping legislation passed. I have been working on it for the last year on behalf of ASH NZ and was delighted to share the news with the AM Show.

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Post Lockdown Reset

08 Jul 2020

What I learnt from friends and colleagues post lockdown.

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