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New Zealand to crack down on technology equipment in schools

 

New Zealand's new prime minister plans to ban the use of phones in schools and repeal tobacco controls in an ambitious agenda he unveiled Wednesday for his first 100 days in office.

Christopher Luxon outlined 49 decisions he said his Conservative government intended to take over the next three months. The first new law he plans to pass is to shorten the central bank's mandate to focus solely on keeping inflation under control.