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‘Books for Babies’ Launches on 12 February

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:16:37 +1300 | Neonatal Trust

Publisher Book Island has partnered up with The Neonatal Trust, donating some of its online picture book sales to support New Zealand’s smallest and sickest babies and their families. More >>

Pride Board Decision "Shameful"

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:03:49 +1300 | No Pride in Prisons

No Pride in Prisons : Pride Board’s Decision to Allow Police and Corrections in 2016 Pride Parade “Shameful” Queer and trans group No Pride in Prisons is condemning the Auckland Pride Board for choosing to allow Police and Corrections Officers to ...More >>

James Shaw's Commencement Debate Speech

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:02:44 +1300 | Green Party

Ki a koutou ōku hoa Pāremata, huri noa i te Whare, ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa. More >>

Demolition of 32 & 36 Glendevere Terrace

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 14:23:05 +1300 | Land Information New Zealand

Demolition of 32 & 36 Glendevere Terrace Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and Southern Response today announced that the demolitions of 32 and 36 Glendevere Terrace, Redcliffs, Christchurch will begin next week.More >>

Top Up White Ribbon Funding Now

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 08:43:37 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The government should never have allowed the White Ribbon campaign to end up cash-strapped – it needs to front up with money immediately, says New Zealand First. More >>

UN expert urges not to sign TPP without commiting to rights

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 16:53:01 +1300 | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

United Nations human rights expert Alfred de Zayas called on Governments not to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) without reaffirming their human rights treaty obligations and their recent pledges to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.More >>

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s free education plan and Iowa

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:55:43 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

The “free” education policy that Labour has just unveiled has some obvious shortcomings. The universities are right to stress that the cuts to their net funding (after inflation) over the past few years are already jeopardising their ability to provide quality ...More >>

Gaza Speaks: This Is What the Decade-long Siege Has Done

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 14:27:15 +1300 | Ramzy Baroud

Gaza Speaks: This Is What the Decade-long Siege Has Done to Us By Ramzy Baroud (With reporting from Yousef Aljamal in Gaza.) More >>

STC Proud to Help Get Refugee Children Back to School

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:21:21 +1300 | Save The Children

As Kiwi kids get ready to get back to school, Save the Children is gearing up to help new refugee children take their place in the classroom. More >>

Revolutionising Retirement

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:52:07 +1300 | Retirement Income Group

Lifetime Income products are now available in New Zealand, signaling a significant development for the retirement sector. More >>

NZ govt in touch with digital transformation of workforce

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 15:22:39 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 29 (BusinessDesk) - A global sea change in how digital technology is affecting the labour force has been picked up in New Zealand, according to global consultancy Accenture, whose latest report on the worldwide landscape shows firms are putting ...More >>

Hon Jo Goodhew: In Focus: 28 January 2016

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:56:53 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

While away on holiday over the New Year period I spent time thinking about and planning for the year ahead. I also frequently checked on weather conditions for Canterbury, hoping that some much needed rain was falling.More >>

$12 billion reduction in benefit liability

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 10:40:47 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has welcomed the latest benefit valuation which shows a $12 billion reduction over four years in the welfare system’s future lifetime cost, which equates to clients spending 900,000 fewer years on benefits ...More >>

Metiria Turei’s State of the Nation speech

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:41:23 +1300 | Green Party

I te tuatahi ka mihi au ki ngā mana whenua o tēnei rohe, āra, ko Te Ātiawa, ko Taranaki Whānui, ko Ngāti Toarangatira hoki. Kia ora koutou katoa mō tō manaakitanga. More >>

1970’s regulations not the answer for housing

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:23:55 +1300 | Community Housing Aotearoa

“You wouldn’t expect to get a warrant of fitness for your car with standards from the 1970’s – so why should we have insulation standards from 1978 to regulate housing when more current and effective standards exist?” Julie Nelson asks.More >>

More than 750 trolleys of food donated to those in need

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:08:32 +1300 | Countdown

Countdown customers donated more than 750 trolleys full of food to help families in need over the Christmas period, through Countdown’s annual Food Rescue Appeal. More >>

Study Reveals Education Costs Escalating

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:09:55 +1300 | ASG Education

Families could spend more than $300,000 on their child’s education according to The ASG Planning for Education Index, released today. The study discovers for a child born in 2016, the forecast cost of a private school education in New Zealand is $326,773. ...More >>

From one waiting list to another

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:44:52 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Phil Twyford Housing Spokesperson 22January 2016 From one waiting list to another New information shows plans to pay state house tenants to move to the regions will only increase waiting lists in those areas, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil ...More >>

Number on social housing register continues to decline

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:17:52 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The December 2015 Social Housing Register shows that better understanding applicant’s particular needs is housing more vulnerable people, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.More >>

Gordon Campbell on Paula Bennett’s fantasy politics and Iran

Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:15:27 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

We seem to be living in an era of virtual government, where governments promote only an illusion of policy kapow! rather than the sort of leadership where real solutions are proposed, funded and enacted. Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett’s latest ...More >>


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