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Little pledge on Pike Mine dangerous and contradictory

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:36:44 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Labour Leader Andrew Little's idea for a law change to give Solid Energy a legal exemption to any liabilities that might arise out of a re-entry to the mine is hypocritical and unsafe, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith said today.More >>

Families back Pike River Bill

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:21:09 +1300 | Stand With Pike

Sent on behalf of Stand With Pike Families back Pike River Bill Stand With Pike media release 18 January 2017 More >>

Former Rangiora School Principal Won’t Seek Reinstatement

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:02:45 +1300 | Peggy Burrows

Peggy Burrows will not appeal the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) determination released late last week, which while upholding her claim of unjustified dismissal, rejected her request for reinstatement as Principal at Rangiora High School, a position ...More >>

Bill English needs to back Pike River Bill

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:21:18 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is challenging the Government to support a Bill to remove any legal barrier to the recovery of the 29 Pike River miners, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. More >>

Crisis in prison overcrowding needs urgent action

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:02:38 +1300 | Public Service Association

New Zealand’s prison system is in crisis, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says, and urgent action is needed to ensure the safety of prisoners and corrections officers.More >>

President Obama Has Now Granted Most Commutations

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:43:21 +1300 | The White House

President Obama Has Now Granted More Commutations than Any President in this Nation’s History More >>

Wither Hills Farm Park closed until further notice

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:42:59 +1300 | Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council has closed all Wither Hills Farm Park recreational tracks until further notice, due to the predicted gale force winds and elevated fire risk. More >>

New plastics policy welcomed but further steps needed

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:14:50 +1300 | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s proposals to ban products containing plastic microbeads and hopes it signals a new approach to removing plastics from the environment.More >>

Cawthron Institute welcomes proposal to ban microbeads

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 17:18:13 +1300 | Cawthron Institute

The Cawthron Institute has welcomed today’s announcement by the Minister for the Environment to ban the sale of personal care products containing plastic microbeads. More >>

UC research influences Government’s microbead ban

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:57:27 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury research has influenced a Government proposal to ban personal care products containing plastic microbeads, announced today. More >>

Organised crime getting easy ride under National

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:47:42 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Under-resourcing from the National-led Government is seriously undermining the Police’s ability to combat organised crime, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Stuart Nash. More >>

McCaw wedding coverage touted with hefty copyright warning

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:25:30 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Woman's Day publisher Bauer Media spent as much space warning rival publishers from overstepping copyright bounds as it did hustling free publicity for its exclusive coverage of former All Black captain Richie McCaw's wedding with ...More >>

Why is NZNO Supporting the Killing of Patients?

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:01:32 +1300 | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Right to Life is very concerned that the NZ Nurses Organisation has abandoned its ethic to care for it’s patients and has now come out in support of doctors killing their patients or assisting in their suicide. The NZ Nurses Organisation should be ...More >>

Former Rangiora High School Principal Wins

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:44:44 +1300 | Peggy Burrows

Media Release 15 January 2017 Former Rangiora High School Principal Wins Unfair Dismissal Claim “Relieved” is how dismissed Rangiora High School Principal Peggy Burrows is describing the way she feels about comprehensively winning her unfair ...More >>

U.S. Senate Inquiry into Russian Intelligence Activities

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 01:27:55 +1300 | U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued a joint statement regarding the Committee’s ...More >>

Survey proves need to introduce euthanasia law

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:27:57 +1300 | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Fresh evidence that an overwhelming majority of New Zealanders favour medically assisted dying for the terminally ill should convince politicians to change the law, a spokesman for the Voluntary Euthanasia Society, said Friday. Dr Jack Havill, VESNZ ...More >>

Gordon Campbell: the ethics of publishing the Trump dossier

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 13:24:37 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

T he controversy over the dossier purporting to show US President-elect Donald Trump’s alleged ties with Russia has been virtually overshadowed by the related controversy over whether the Buzzfeed site should have published the dossier in the first place. ...More >>

Hawke’s Bay/Gisborne fire risk extreme; complete ban on now

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:11:42 +1300 | Hastings District Council

A decision to move to the ban across the regions was made this morning (January 11), in the wake of continuing hot, dry weather with little respite in the forecast. More >>

Water restrictions update #10

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:50:01 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

Tairua : Sprinkler ban. Use of hand-held hoses on alternate days only. This means that even-numbered addresses can use hand-held hoses on even-numbered days of the month, eg 12 January, etc. Odd-numbered addresses can use hand-held hoses on odd-numbered ...More >>

Augusta drops legal action against NPT

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:41:55 +1300 | BusinessDesk for Yahoo

Jan. 11 (BusinessDesk) - Augusta Capital has dropped its High Court proceedings seeking orders requiring listed property investor NPT to call a meeting of shareholders to discuss its hostile bid, with a notice of meeting to be issued in February.More >>


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