NewsHub 10 June 2019A Newshub-Reid Research Poll has revealed the majority of New Zealanders do not think recreational cannabis should be legalised.It found that 48 percent of New Zealanders do not agree with legalising it, while 41.7 percent of people think it should be legalised, and 10.4 percent don’t know.The poll of 1000 people found that Green supporters were more in favour of legalising cannabis, while National supporters were less in favour.The poll found that 76.9 percent of Green supporters were in favour, while just 14.5 percent opposed.It’s a stark contrast to just 25.3 percent of National supporters who want it legalised, while 67.6 percent were opposed.The majority of Labour supporters want recreational cannabis legalised, with 50.4 percent in favour and 37.9 percent opposed.That compares to 44.5 percent of New Zealand First supporters in favour, while 45.3 percent were opposed.Green supporters and National supporters were more certain about their position, with just 8.6 percent and 7.1 percent, respectively, saying they didn’t know.That compares to 11.7 percent of Labour supporters and 10.2 percent of New Zealand First supporters who said they didn’t know.The Government announced last month that New Zealanders will vote on legislation to legalise recreational cannabis at the 2020 election.READ MORE: https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/06/poll-most-new-zealanders-don-t-want-recreational-cannabis-legalised.htmlKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
ORONO — Local indoor track teams competed in their final regular season meets Saturday at the University of Maine.Ellsworth, Mount Desert Island, George Stevens Academy and Sumner competed in the first meet of the day as participants in the morning session. Ellsworth topped the local teams on the boys’ side with a fourth-place finish, and MDI placed third to finish the day as the top local girls’ team.Bucksport competed in the afternoon meet and took fifth on the boys’ side and seventh on the girls’ side. Senior Carter Tolmasoff won the 55-meter dash for the Golden Bucks with a time of 6.8 seconds.The teams will return to UMaine to compete in the Penobscot Valley Conference championships Saturday, Feb. 9. The meet will begin at 9 a.m. in order to accommodate the UMaine men’s hockey team’s home game at 7 p.m.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
Chinese Super League (CSL) officials have turned to foreign referees to take charge of league matches this weekend in response to recent controversies.Jonas Eriksson of Sweden will officiate the league match between Tianjin Quanjian and Shandong Luneng while French referee Tony Chapron will be in charge of the game between Shanghai Shenhua and Tianjin Teda.Video referees are also set to be introduced soon in the CSL on a trial basis.The introduction of foreign referees was conveyed in a statement from the Chinese Football Association (CFA). It read: “To improve the abilities of referees is a main part of the Chinese FA’s job.“Inviting high-level foreign referees will help further improve referee accuracy in key matches and provide domestic referees with opportunities for learning and exchange.”CFA vice president Zhang Jian had earlier admitted in August that “there were rather big controversies with the referees’ decisions in some games”.RelatedMarcelo Lippi Returns as China Coach Four Months after QuittingMay 24, 2019In “Competition”VAR: English Premier League Referees To Make More Use Of Pitchside MonitorsNovember 10, 2019In “England”Four Soccer Referees Banned In Malawi For ThisSeptember 27, 2017In “Africa”