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Gordon Campbell on the rise of the far right

Tue, 24 May 2016 10:48:20 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

In his victory speech at the Cannes film festival this week, the British film director Ken Loach warned that the rise of far right parties in Europe was being fuelled by the economic policies of austerity, and manifested in a welfare bureaucracy that ...More >>

Peace Foundation Celebrates Four Decades of Peacebuilding

Mon, 23 May 2016 10:37:39 +1200 | New Zealand Peace Foundation

The Peace Foundation celebrates four decades of peacebuilding initiatives, awareness and education that include (1) peer mediation programme for schools; (2) support for the establishment of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, NCPACS, ...More >>

Christchurch Council Flying Blind On Housing Changes

Fri, 20 May 2016 17:29:47 +1200 | CAFCA

The Christchurch City Council (CCC) is the second biggest landlord in NZ (after the State). So, any changes with the city’s publicly-owned housing portfolio are a big deal.More >>

New project to connect youth to community and business

Fri, 20 May 2016 17:15:19 +1200 | Rotorua Youth Centre

The Rotorua Youth Centre has just launched a brand new online tool to connect youth to a community of service providers, peers and employment opportunity. More >>

Lyndon Hood: Work and Grimmcome

Fri, 20 May 2016 10:41:08 +1200 | Lyndon Hood

A rich man's wife became sick, and when she felt that her end was drawing near, she called her only daughter to her bedside and said, "Dear child, remain pious and good, and our social welfare safety net will prevent your standard of living ever falling ...More >>

Will you raise funds or food for the Brown Paper Bag Appeal?

Thu, 19 May 2016 16:56:47 +1200 | Wellington City Mission

Will you accept the challenge to raise funds or food for the Brown Paper Bag Appeal? More >>

Amazing numbers on the priority waiting list

Thu, 19 May 2016 11:17:52 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the Government is out of touch with the severity of the housing crisis, and that our policy makers need to respond by urgently designing a real and meaningful strategy to end this affliction.More >>

Greens launch state house solution to housing emergency

Thu, 19 May 2016 11:16:04 +1200 | Green Party

The Green Party today announced a plan to build hundreds of new state homes to help house New Zealanders who are living in cars, garages or on the streets. More >>

Filmmaker to Showcase Positive Parenting in Waitakere

Wed, 18 May 2016 13:23:03 +1200 | Skip Waitakere

On Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 6pm - 7:30pm at the Ranui Library , internationally acclaimed local filmmaker Briar March , and renowned local photographer Edith Amituanai will showcase their work celebrating parents involved in the SKIP Waitakere positive parenting ...More >>

Musicians band together to End Child Poverty

Wed, 18 May 2016 12:12:55 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Musicians are banding together to raise funds towards ending child poverty in New Zealand, with a series of collaborative performances in Auckland, the first this year being held on June 11.More >>

Homelessness on the increase

Wed, 18 May 2016 12:10:27 +1200 | New Zealand Coalition To End Homelessness

The NZCEH commends Maunkau East Labour MP Jenny Salesa recent efforts to bring the issue of families living in vechicles and overcrowded housing in South Auckland to the publics attention “More and more kiwis are sleeping in their cars as the housing ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on electricity, executions, and Bob Dylan

Wed, 18 May 2016 10:15:07 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

This week, New Zealand’s crisis of poverty and homelessness has been making headlines around the world . At exactly the same time, Electricity Authority has unveiled the final version of its pricing plan for electricity transmission.More >>

Students welcome plan to introduce tertiary bus fares

Tue, 17 May 2016 17:26:43 +1200 | VUWSA

The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) welcomes today’s announcement by mayoral candidate Justin Lester and Regional Councillor Daran Ponter for a tertiary concession on bus fares. Lester and Ponter today announced that if ...More >>

Northland DHB supports march against family violence

Mon, 16 May 2016 17:17:25 +1200 | Northland DHB

Northland DHB is backing a march against violence being held in Whangarei on Sunday 22 May – part of a nationwide series of ‘March for Moko’ events prompted by the death of three-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri.More >>

Post Cabinet Press Conference: Houses and Taxes

Mon, 16 May 2016 17:10:44 +1200 | Robert Kelly

In today’s post cabinet press conference the Prime Minister John Key faced a series of questions around the upcoming budget, housing supply and the likelihood of tax cuts.More >>

National Government Creating More Welfare Bums

Mon, 16 May 2016 12:50:50 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is warning that the latest spending announcement from the Government will create more corporate welfare bums and lock recipients into a cycle of Government dependency. Responding to the announcement that the Government will ...More >>

Treating Victims Like Criminals

Fri, 13 May 2016 16:47:30 +1200 | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

Yesterday it was reported that 700 young people have been placed in police cells for more than 24 hours since 2010. More >>

Petition calls for children to take first priority

Fri, 13 May 2016 10:27:01 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) supports a major online petition launched today by ActionStation , urging for the 2016 budget to put the needs of children before corporate interests. ActionStation has developed the campaign in collaboration with ...More >>

Bill to rewrite social security laws

Thu, 12 May 2016 11:52:09 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

The Social Services Committee is calling for submissions on the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill. Submissions will close on Wednesday, 22 June 2016.More >>

Panama Papers Reveal Different Rules for the Wealthy

Wed, 11 May 2016 17:27:46 +1200 | Closing The Gap

The release of the Panama Papers reveals another significant gap between the wealthy and others in New Zealand, according to the Closing the Gap---Income Inequality project. More >>


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