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Disabled people want work

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:18:40 +1300 | Disabled Persons Assembly

Nick Ruane is a disabled person and he says in spite of having a Masters Degree with honours in political science, a commerce degree and a teaching qualification his employment history has been sporadic.More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Voting sucks

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:14:26 +1300 | Martin Doyle

It's a measure of the times we live in that neither the media nor New Zealanders in general seem worried that parliament can 'remove' rights supposedly guaranteed under our Bill of Rights. Prisoners are themselves victims of a serious constitutional ...More >>

Enforcement action on Opotiki kiwifruit industry employers

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:23:55 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Enforcement action has been taken against eight employers in the Kiwifruit sector in the Opotiki area of the Bay of Plenty following an operation carried out last year by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).More >>

Spy agency CSE is monitoring our private online activities

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:18:43 +1300 | OpenMedia

Breaking - Spy agency CSE is monitoring our private online activities on a massive scale and sharing sensitive data with other governments More >>

Keeping alcohol licences current key to supply

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:20:28 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council is reminding alcohol licensees and managers to make sure their licenses are up to date so they can continue to operate over the busy summer season. More >>

Hunter fined for illegal dog-tracking devices

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:50:26 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Nelson man was fined $2,250 in the Nelson District Court yesterday for using illegal dog tracking equipment. More >>

"We murdered some folks" in Guantanamo

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 15:48:04 +1300 | David Swanson

Murder at Camp Delta is a new book by Joseph Hickman, a former guard at Guantanamo. It's neither fiction nor speculation. When President Obama says "We tortured some folks," Hickman provides at least three cases -- in addition to many others we know ...More >>

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Two wrongs

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:05:38 +1300 | Martin Doyle

The case being mounted in the Auckland High Court against John Key by prisoner Arthur Taylor has great merit. The law passed by Parliament in 2010 that blocks the right of prisoners to vote flies in the face of our own Bill of Rights. Section 12 of the ...More >>

Will NZ miss the massive economic opportunity?

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:43:17 +1300 | New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Inc

Will New Zealand miss the massive economic opportunity available? It all depends on the New Zealand and Australia Food Ministers meeting on 30 January 2015. More >>

Labora Sitorus listed as most wanted in W. Papua

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:05:29 +1300 | The Jakata Post

Nethy Dharma Somba, The Jakarta Post, Jayapura | Archipelago | Thu, January 22 2015, 6:02 PM More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Sabin case, and pressures on Greece

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:12:11 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Brain fades are one thing, but the brain freeze that seems to have beset the Prime Minister over the Mike Sabin affair is an even more worrying affliction. Sabin is a National MP, and the current chairman of Parliament’s law and order committee.More >>

Detective Who Wanted Prison Staff Prosecuted In Jai Davis Case Replaced

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:34:54 +1300 | Roger Brooking

No one in the Corrections Department has ever been prosecuted over an ‘unnatural death’ in prison. In what could have been the first case, Detective Senior Sergeant Colin Blackie (below), who conducted the police investigation into the death of Jai ...More >>

Customs marks 175 years at border

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:14:25 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today congratulated the New Zealand Customs Service on the eve of its 175th anniversary of service protecting New Zealand’s border. More >>

Council Receives Abatement Notice

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:58:03 +1300 | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

Abatement notices were served on Central Hawke’s Bay District Council this morning requiring them to take action to improve the quality of the discharge of wastewater from both the Waipukurau and Waipawa treatment plants.More >>

F&P Appliances subsidiary fined A$200k over warranty claims

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:39:28 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Fisher & Paykel Appliances, the New Zealand whiteware manufacturer owned by China's Haier, has been fined A$200,000 in relation to marketing of extended warranties in Australia.More >>

Prisoners and the right to vote

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:03:51 +1300 | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Arthur Taylor and other serving prisoners, will take their case to end a ban on prisoners voting to the High Court in Auckland today (27 Jan 2015) More >>

Student Visas ‘Sold’ as Back Door to NZ Residency

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:22:59 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Foreign students are being promised they will be able to stay here permanently, says New Zealand First. More >>

Good behaviour on the water over summer

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:47:25 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Most people have been obeying the rules while out on the Bay of Plenty’s waters over the summer break. More >>

Conviction for the illegal sale of homekilled meat applauded

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:22:49 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is applauding the Ministry for Primary Industries prosecuting a Northland man for selling meat which had not been processed in accordance with the Animal Products Act 1999.More >>

Update on Operation Tidal in Whangarei

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:48:18 +1300 | Northland Police

A 60-year-old man will be appearing in the Whangarei District Court today on a charge of assault following the death of a man in Tikipunga in the early hours of yesterday morning.More >>


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