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1. Taxpayer Support of Catton Generous

30 January 2015 4:47pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is releasing figures obtained from Creative NZ showing that author-turned-policy-critic, Eleanor Catton, has received tens of thousands of dollars worth of grants courtesy of New Zealand taxpayers. Taxpayers' Union Executive Director, ..... More >>

2. Social workers are deeply concerned about proposed reforms

30 January 2015 11:24am | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

Social workers are deeply concerned about the impact of proposed reforms to public housing. Basic security requires a stable home. Inadequate housing is a profound social harm. While we welcome Mr Key's objective of seeing that those who need ..... More >>

3. Another Three Strikes Poster Boy

30 January 2015 10:06am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A recent Christchurch case reminds us all what a wonderfully effective and discriminating tool the "three strikes" law promoted by Sensible Sentencing Trust, and passed into law in 2010 by the then National - ACT government is proving to be... More >>

4. Six Day Strike Threatened at Lyttelton Port

30 January 2015 3:09pm | Lyttelton Port of Christchurch

Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) has received strike notices from the Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) for three consecutive days and has been told by the Union it will be served with three more strike notices - to make a total of six consecutive ..... More >>

5. Goodfellow acknowledges Mike Sabin

30 January 2015 1:23pm | New Zealand National Party

National Party President Peter Goodfellow has acknowledged Mike Sabin for his service to Northland constituents and the National Party since his election in 2011. Mr Goodfellow confirmed that the National Party would contest the Northland by-election and that ..... More >>

6. Disabled people want work

29 January 2015 2:18pm | 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 >>

7. New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014 Judges' decision

29 January 2015 4:42pm | Adroite Communications

New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014 Judges' decision PRESS STATEMENT - for immediate release 29 January 2015 Statement by the Convenor of Judges for the New Zealand Post Book Awards 2014 Esteemed academic Peter Munz once said to me, "The wonderful thing ..... More >>

8. We will miss Russel Norman as Green Leader

30 January 2015 11:39am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU wants to acknowledge the brilliant work, on behalf of New Zealand workers, of Greens leader Russel Norman today. "Russel has ensured the Green Party are an active supporter of the rights of workers and are vocal on all the issues that are ..... More >>

9. Habitat welcomes Government housing reforms

30 January 2015 4:03pm | Habitat for Humanity

Affordable housing provider Habitat for Humanity is welcoming the Government's announcements on social housing direction saying it is a step in the right direction. Habitat for Humanity Acting CEO Nic Greene says the Prime Minister's announcement ..... More >>

10. Coastal claim stuns Mahia bach owners

03 January 2015 12:21pm | Hugh Barr

Mahia bach owners were stunned yesterday to find out that a claim for customary marine title to the foreshore and seabed around Mahia Peninsula could exclude those who are not members of the Rongomaiwahine group with fines of up to $5000 for those who ..... More >>

11. Taxpayer Funded Middle Finger From Eleanor Catton

28 January 2015 4:42pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is questioning Man Booker prize winner Eleanor Catton's comments regarding the Government's support of the arts given the substantial support she has personally received from taxpayers. .. More >>

12. Scepticism on 'reckless' state house sale plan

30 January 2015 10:17am | Northland Housing Forum

Northland Housing Forum today voiced their strong concern about PM Key's announcement of a state house sell-off to the Maori and community housing sector. .. More >>

13. Change to Passport Service for British Nationals

11 January 2014 2:52pm | British High Commission

Change to Passport Service for British Nationals British nationals in New Zealand wanting to apply for a new passport are advised of an important change in the way they will need to make applications. From 13 January, they will need to send applications ..... More >>

14. Hikoi Opposing Deep Sea Oil Endorsed by Hapū Leaders

30 January 2015 1:22pm | Statoil Out

Today northern Maori environmental activists released details of a hikoi that will converge in Kawakawa before heading to Waitangi to co-incide with Government politicians' arrival on Waitangi Day. The focus of the hikoi is in opposition to Statoil's seismic ..... More >>

15. Korero Mai Ki Ahau: The Burqua Issue

30 January 2015 2:46pm | Waatea News

Ngapuhi maverick David Rankin grabbed headlines this week with a call for a ban at Waitangi on anyone wearing the burqa, a traditional head covering for some Muslim women... More >>

16. Special education funding barely scratches the surface

30 January 2015 2:24pm | NZEI

The re-announcement today that an extra 1500 students with special needs will receive teacher aide assistance this year is a start, but will barely scratch the surface of need in our schools... More >>

17. New digital passport photo service launches nationwide

01 November 2012 3:34pm | Pharmacybrands

Auckland - 1 November, 2012 - Your local Amcal, Unichem, Life, Radius and Care Chemist pharmacies are the first to announce a state-of-the-art digital photo service that guarantees passport photos will meet the new online requirements for renewals... More >>

18. Housing reforms needed to go further says CHA

28 January 2015 5:21pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Today's Government announcement on social housing is a step in the right direction but it needed to bolder, according to the group representing community housing providers and its partner Te Matapihi... More >>

19. SST Launches New Website and Offender Databases

13 January 2014 8:26pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) is excited to announce the launch of the its new website www.sst.org.nz . The website also contains the recently updated Offender Database, where the general public can access information on convicted paedophiles, ..... More >>

20. Free Press 30/1/15

30 January 2015 1:20pm | ACT New Zealand

This month is an inflection point. It begins a political year and a parliamentary term. From a front row seat in parliament, we rate the parties' chances. .. More >>

21. Humanists call for strengthening of free speech

12 January 2015 12:37pm | Humanist Society

New Zealand - The Humanist Society of New Zealand and the New Zealand Association of Rationalists and Humanists are calling on politicians to repeal New Zealand's Blasphemy Law. The terror attacks on Charlie Hebdo offices have highlighted the need ..... More >>

22. "Prominent Auckland businessman" a depraved predator

19 December 2014 4:50pm | Stop Demand

The 15-year prison sentence imposed on a "prominent Auckland businessman" for shackling and sexually violating young drug-addicted girls in a dungeon, has been welcomed by sexual violence advocacy group, Stop Demand Foundation... More >>

23. NEW ZEALAND NEW YEAR HONOURS LIST 2015

31 December 2014 12:24pm | Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

The Queen has been pleased, on the celebration of the New Year, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: .. More >>

24. State housing sell-off will harm vulnerable children

28 January 2015 4:49pm | Quality Public Education Coalition - QPEC

"The government's planned sell-off of state housing will cause serious harm to the education of New Zealand's most vulnerable children", says QPEC Spokesperson John Minto... More >>

25. The Evidence That Polygamy And Polyamory Will Be Next Claim

10 January 2013 11:44am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ has released evidence from overseas showing growing demands for recognition of polygamy and polyamory on the back of the 'gay marriage' campaigns. .. More >>

26. Auckland Transport drags its heels on Cycle Network

05 February 2014 1:38pm | Generation Zero

Youth organisation, Generation Zero, has revealed that on current projections Auckland Transport won't complete the Auckland Regional Cycle Network until 2055, missing their target by nearly 30 years... More >>

27. Map Details Last Minute Change of Plan to Transmission Gully

11 February 2014 2:05pm | Takapu Valley

Takapu Valley residents have uncovered a last minute plan by Wellington City Council and the New Zealand Transport Authority, to 'throw Porirua City and Hutt City under the bus' with 11th hour Transmission Gully plan changes that will see the motorway ..... More >>

28. Lisa Owen interviews Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell

04 October 2014 2:16pm | TV3

Lisa Owen interviews Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell Headlines: Te Ururoa Flavell says the Maori Party's yet-to-be unveiled deal with National will see continued roll-out of whanau ora, protect Maori seats but also wants to target jobs. "The ..... More >>

29. Closure of hearing on Chatham Rock Phosphate application

12 December 2014 3:30pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The hearing on the marine consent application by Chatham Rock Phosphate Ltd (CRP) has been closed by the Environmental Protection Authority's (EPA) Decision-making Committee... More >>

30. Inquiry response "a really positive start to the new year"

30 January 2015 4:29pm | NZSTA

A document tabled in parliament last week has detailed the government's commitment to all parents, whanau, aiga and other primary caregivers becoming active partners in their children's schooling and early childhood education... More >>

31. "Buyer enquiry over" should not mislead

12 December 2007 5:10pm | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission says real estate agents need to heed the warning contained in a recent court case relating to pricing practices to avoid breaching the Fair Trading Act... More >>

32. Methcon's meth 'solutions' a con

29 May 2008 12:08am | NORML

Methcon's proposed solutions to meth are just a con, says Chris Fowlie, spokesperson for drug law reform group NORML... More >>

33. Kāpiti the place name and kapiti the word

11 March 2010 4:55pm | Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (The Māori Language Commission) advocates for the accurate and appropriate use of te reo Māori. Therefore when place name issues arise it is the role of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori to provide linguistic advice regarding ..... More >>

34. New Zealand Murder Rate continues to trend downwards

01 April 2011 7:40pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Contrary to the earlier claims of the Sensible Sentencing Trust, the murder rate in New Zealand has been trending downwards for some years now" says Dr Gabrielle Maxwell, consultant to the Rethinking Crime and Punishment project. .. More >>

35. Owen Glenn to Take Action against NZ Child Abuse Statistics

17 July 2012 2:08pm | Glenn Family Foundation

Owen Glenn has returned to New Zealand for the launch of his much anticipated biography but more importantly he says he's back to support children and families and to raise attention to New Zealand's family violence and child abuse statistics and ..... More >>

36. Teacher Registered? They Must be Safe

17 May 2013 10:36am | Libertarianz Party

Libertarianz leader Richard McGrath today voiced his support for the prospect of charter schools competing with their state counterparts, and said concerns by Labour MP Chris Hipkins about registration of teachers deserve to be explored further in ..... More >>

37. Legal Cannabis goes on sale in New Zealand

29 July 2013 11:33am | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party has found a way to sell Cannabis to its supporters without breaking the law. The political party is selling $50 Cannabis bond certificates in anticipation of legalisation and will redeem them for a 1/8th of an ounce of cannabis ..... More >>

38. Changes to invalids benefit sees beneficiaries' income drop

13 January 2014 2:27pm | Hutt Valley Benefit Education Service Trust

There are early indications that changes to invalids benefits mean that some people living with illness and disability are having a drop in income, without any guarantee that they will transition into work, says a Hutt Valley Benefit Advocacy Service... More >>

39. BNZ to fund interest free and low interest loans

05 May 2014 10:55am | Bank of New Zealand

BNZ has committed $10m to a community finance initiative offering interest free and low interest loans to people banks don't normally lend to... More >>

40. New Zealand's biggest problems are Economic Issues

29 August 2014 5:51pm | Roy Morgan Research

New Zealand's biggest problems are Economic Issues (41%) while the World's most important problems are War & Terrorism (35%) just three weeks before NZ Election .. More >>

41. Family Violence Report on Gender Bias Welcomed

26 November 2014 10:29am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming a report which says that blaming men for domestic violence is 'gender bias'. .. More >>

42. Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei keen to invest in housing

29 January 2015 2:05pm | Ngati Whatua

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei wants to play a greater role in housing within Auckland, for the benefit its members and the wider community. The Chair of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust, Phillip Davis, says the hapū will consider all opportunities to ..... More >>

43. Family members supported work on proposals

30 January 2015 10:14am | Pike River Families Committee

The Pike River Families Group Committee recently undertook a survey of its Family members to clarify the wishes of Families in terms of the path they wish to take looking to the future. A clear majority of Family members supported the continuation ..... More >>

44. Linton Comrades and Community Cash Up for Cancer

30 November 2006 10:58am | New Zealand Defence Force

Members of the Palmerston North community are invited to visit Linton Camp on Saturday 2nd December when the Camp will take on a carnival atmosphere in their quest to add an additional $10,000 to the Nathan Blackler Trust, set up to benefit the children ..... More >>

45. Jail term for million dollar tax evasion

15 May 2007 3:19pm | Inland Revenue Department

Owner of chain of rest homes get 21-month prison term for million dollar tax evasion.. More >>

46. Victims of crime: Condemned to revisit tragedy

09 September 2007 2:28pm | Marc Alexander

Yesterday I suffered from second hand depression. I was, for some time, overwhelmed by a silence that went beyond words. Sitting again at yet another parole hearing, you'd think the familiarity would be somehow comforting. It wasn't. I hated sitting ..... More >>

47. Protest on Saturday at Manawatu dog testing lab

01 February 2008 3:25pm | Save The Beagles

Animal rights activists will protest outside a Manawatu laboratory where beagle dogs are used in experiments this Saturday at noon... More >>

48. McDonald's join SuperGold Card programme

18 April 2008 12:59am | Ministry of Social Development

From today, McDonald's will offer card holders a free cup of tea or filter coffee with any purchase at its 141 branches nationwide... More >>

49. Fishery Officers smash major paua poaching ring

27 May 2008 4:36pm | Ministry of Fisheries

In the early hours of this morning more than 130 Fishery Officers supported by around 70 Police began simultaneous enforcement actions in Auckland, Wellington, Opotiki and Hastings as the final phase of Operation PAID. With regard to paua poaching this ..... More >>

50. Murray Horton - New Zealand is Not for Sale

30 March 2011 12:37pm | CAFCA

I am the spokesperson for the Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) - my actual job title is Secretary/Organiser. CAFCA is a Christchurch-based organisation dating back to the mid 1970s, whose aim, summed up in one sentence, is to expose ..... More >>

51. National Party - Northland Candidate Contest

10 April 2011 11:32am | New Zealand National Party

Today, five members of the New Zealand National Party were confirmed as nominees for the party nomination in the Northland Electorate. This follows nominee interviews at a meeting over the weekend of the Northland pre-selection committee chaired by ..... More >>

52. Ngati Whatua Signing Deed of Settlement Saturday

04 November 2011 3:25pm | Ngati Whatua

The leadership of Ngati Whatua o Orakei will sign a Deed of Settlement with the Crown over past Treaty of Waitangi transgressions on Saturday November 5 at 11am at Okahu Bay, the site of the former marae, Te Puru o Tamaki, and the village where many of ..... More >>

53. Verna McFelin: An ordinary woman made extraordinary

31 December 2011 6:16pm | Liz Gordon

The award of a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year's Honours lists caps off an incredible year of recognition and awards for Verna McFelin. .. More >>

54. Slave wages cause rest home workers to strike

16 July 2012 4:15pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Close to 70 members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) and the Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) employed at Aranui Home and Hospital start three days of industrial action on Tuesday 17 July... More >>

55. Comvita NZ Misleads

18 October 2012 11:33am | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

The NZ Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) says that the natural health and beauty company Comvita NZ Ltd has provided misleading information about its role in funding animal experiments in New Zealand. NZAVS has copies of emails from a Comvita representative ..... More >>

56. Government's Microfinance Plan Welcomed by Good Shepherd

22 May 2013 12:50pm | Good Shepherd

Good Shepherd New Zealand Trust has welcomed the Government's Budget announcement to explore and pilot low and no-interest loans schemes for families on low incomes. .. More >>

57. Te Kāhui Maunga: The National Park District Inquiry Report

12 November 2013 2:42pm | Waitangi Tribunal

The Waitangi Tribunal's three-volume Te Kāhui Maunga: The National Park District Inquiry Report covers 41 claims spanning the area of Tongariro National Park and selected lands surrounding the park. The Tribunal refers to the people whose claims ..... More >>

58. Who Owns NZ? Foreign Control Key Facts Updated

07 January 2014 5:11pm | CAFCA

For the first time in several years, CAFCA has completely updated the Foreign Control Key Facts page on our Website. Big thanks to CAFCA Committee member Bill Rosenberg who did all the work. And, for the first time, the Key Facts are accompanied by the ..... More >>

59. NZ Ranked World's Most Socially Advanced Country

03 April 2014 2:41pm | The Social Progress Imperative

New Zealand is the most socially advanced nation in the world according to a major new global index published today by US-based nonprofit, the Social Progress Imperative, and released at the 2014 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship. New Zealand ..... More >>

60. NZ Sign Language programmes receives $11 million boost

29 August 2014 1:03pm | Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa are thrilled with Education minister Hekia Parata's announcement this week that $11 million in funding will go towards a range of New Zealand Sign Language initiatives, including First Signs - a programme that involves sign language ..... More >>

61. Ballot opens for Government House Waitangi Day event

13 October 2014 12:06pm | Government House

A ballot is being held for invitations to next year's Waitangi Day Bledisloe Reception at Government House in Wellington. Registrations for the ballot open at 12noon on Tuesday 14 October and run until the end of the month. At that point, 875 people ..... More >>

62. Sensible Sentencing calls for appeal of judicial activivism

31 October 2014 2:19pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is appalled that Justice Jill Mallon has today refused to apply the Life without Parole (LWOP) provisions of the Three Strikes law as enacted by Parliament... More >>

63. People's Blueprint Offers Solutions to Family Violence

28 November 2014 9:55am | Glenn Inquiry

New Zealand has a fresh opportunity to reduce child abuse and family violence and save and restore lives under a powerful new model for combating the problem proposed by the Glenn Inquiry... More >>

64. Families Commission Changes Name To Superu

01 December 2014 10:20am | Families Commission

From today (1 December 2014), the Families Commission will operate under the name Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit, or Superu for short. .. More >>

65. John Key Discusses Foreign Fighters Legislation

01 December 2014 5:15pm | Jeremy Wilkinson

At a press conference held today in Wellington, Prime Minister John Key went though details of the Foreign Fighters Legislation, currently being rushed through parliament... More >>

66. Flags to be lowered to half-mast - Monday 26 January 2015

26 January 2015 1:32pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

At the request of the Prime Minister, the Right Honourable John Key, the New Zealand Flag is to be half-masted on all Government and public buildings on Monday 26 January 2015 , to mark the death of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, King of Saudi Arabia... More >>

67. State Housing Conference

28 January 2015 11:04am | Defend Glen Innes

We are holding a conference to launch a nationwide fightback against the privatisation of state housing stock. .. More >>

68. AUT gets the Rainbow Tick

28 January 2015 12:25pm | AUT University

AUT University has become the first tertiary provider in New Zealand to be awarded a Rainbow Tick for the level of engagement and support shown to the Rainbow community both internally and externally... More >>

69. New Zealand's Climate Movement is growing

28 January 2015 2:49pm | Oil Free Otago

"New Zealand's Climate Movement is growing bigger and more organised", said OFO member Rosemary Penwarden on the eve of the "Taranaki's Beauty and the Beast" weekend conference that has attracted climate activists and interested people from ..... More >>

70. Joyce & Guy Splurging on Corporate Welfare

29 January 2015 1:35pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the announcement that Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, has approved two more Primary Growth Partnership programmes for the deer and lamb industries, and the subsequent $5m for the Food Innovation Network announced by Steven Joyce, ..... More >>

71. Low interest rates see more head to South Auckland

29 January 2015 3:56pm | Century 21

"With the Reserve Bank today holding the Official Cash Rate at 3.5%, our retail banks in an interest rates war, Auckland rents increasing, and housing demand unrelenting, we're seeing more and more first home buyers heading to South Auckland," says ..... More >>

72. Students' Support Calls to Review UE Changes

30 January 2015 11:26am | VUWSA

This morning the Victoria University of Wellington Students' Association (VUWSA) has joined the Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) in calling for an urgent review of University Entrance (UE) requirements after a significant drop in numbers ..... More >>

73. New online petition platform a first in New Zealand

30 January 2015 1:09pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 30 January 2015 - An online platform that allows Kiwis to take the government, businesses and other decision makers to task has just been launched. .. More >>

74. Dump Fears Bring New Prison Worries For Residents

14 December 2000 11:19am | Unknown

North Waikato residents, already fighting in the Environment Court against a company which wants to put New Zealand's largest waste dump on the banks of the Waikato River, have been horrified to learn of plans to put a men's prison in their area as well... More >>

75. New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Delighted

20 August 2001 4:41pm | New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Inc

The New Zealand Hemp Industries Association Incorporated is delighted with the Minister of Health's announcement today regarding the issuing of some 11 licences to grow industrial hemp in New Zealand this year. The NZHIA also notes there are four or ..... More >>

76. Prominent NZers call on Govt to Implement RCGM

24 October 2001 3:10pm | New Zealand Life Sciences Network

More than 850 prominent New Zealanders have endorsed a Communiqué calling on the Government to implement the Report of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification... More >>

77. Mainland Poultry expansion an investment in cruelt

26 October 2001 2:23pm | Animal Watch Aotearoa

Dunedin based animal rights group Animal Watch Aotearoa are disgusted at the Environment Court's decision to allow Mainland Poultry to expand to over one million battery hens... More >>

78. Peace Vigils, Rallies And Meetings

14 November 2001 9:31am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

~ TUES, 20 November - Coalition for Peace Whangarei meeting, 5pm at the Trade Union Centre, 7 First Avenue, all welcome. The Coalition will meet every Tuesday, same time same place, until further notice... More >>

79. Primary Health Care Funding Welcomed

13 March 2002 2:14pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association has welcomed the funding package for primary health care announced by Health Minister Annette King today... More >>

80. Battery Hen Liberated From Mainland Poultry

01 April 2002 10:48pm | Animal Watch Aotearoa

Several Waikouaiti factory farmers were woken up at dawn by noisy protests today. Animal rights activists visited the home of Jeff Winmill (farm manager for Mainland Poultry) at 7.30am with drums, whistles and megaphones. At the same time, another ..... More >>

81. Linking Pornography and Sex Attacks

09 August 2002 3:11pm | Society For Promotion Of Community Standards Inc.

Police were reported yesterday to be hunting for a man they said is "a dangerous sexual predator fixated on Asian women" (Dominion-Post 8/8/02 p. A8). He was named as Richard Clarence Hunia and "is wanted for an alleged sexual attack on a Chinese ..... More >>

82. MECA negotiations and possibility of action

14 May 2003 2:18pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

NZNO has responded to accusations that it is "hell bent on strike action" by inviting DHB employers to come back to the negotiating table to revise their last offer... More >>

83. Marketing Porno Sleaze on TV One Tonight

21 May 2003 5:27pm | Society For Promotion Of Community Standards Inc.

TV One features a documentary tonight at 9.35 p.m. called "Reel Life: Naked Ambition" featuring Steve Crow the hardcore porno NZ filmmaker and director of Vixen Direct Ltd... More >>

84. Global Retirement Trust

16 February 2004 3:38pm | Global Retirement Trust

The GRT was established by the State Services Commission in 1992 (when the Government Superannuation Fund (GSF) closed to new members) to provide superannuation services to the state sector. Its core current business is the management of superannuation ..... More >>

85. Ombudsman's Report On "Lie in unison" Memo

26 February 2004 2:22pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

REPORT OF THE OMBUDSMAN, MEL SMITH UPON THE ACTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR IN REGARD TO AN OFFICIAL INFORMATION ACT COMPLAINT BY SARAH BOYLE, OF THE OFFICE OF THE LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION.. More >>

86. Mihaka promises memorable contest Te Tai Hauauru

15 June 2004 8:50am | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party has selected Maori activist Dun Mihaka to represent the Party in the July 10 Te Tai Hauauru electorate by-election. Mr Mihaka will be delivering his nomination form at the Chief Electoral Office Wellington at 10am Tuesday... More >>

87. Ahmed Zaoui V Attorney-General - CA CA166/04

17 September 2004 3:10pm | Ministry of Justice

This appeal concerns the application of provisions in the Immigration Act 1987 (the 1987 Act) and in particular Part 4A which provides for special procedures in the case of persons concerning whom immigration decisions are to be made, where classified ..... More >>

88. Women's Refuge: Running for fun... not from fear

28 October 2004 8:50am | Women's Refuge

As you'd expect, there's big support for champagne in the park - thanks to bra-maker Berlei that is. Berlei Champagne in the Park is a series of four national, women-only charity fun runs on November 14 to raise funds for NZ Women's Refuge. Model and celebrity ..... More >>

89. Activists Appear Naked At Court

17 February 2005 3:56pm | Naked Bike Ride

Climate justice campaigner Simon Oosterman today pleaded not guilty to a charge of 'indecent exposure' for failing to cover-up at the Auckland World Naked Bike Ride last Sunday... More >>

90. 500 Protest on 'Stop Marsden B-each Day Out'

21 February 2005 9:24am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Marsden Point, Whangarei - 20 February 2005 - Today is the fifth day of the Greenpeace occupation of Marsden B. At midday, around 500 people marched and gathered on the beach beneath the dormant power station in protest at Mighty River Power's plans ..... More >>

91. Media release by Catherine Sands-Wearing

14 April 2005 2:56pm | Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

We have now received a full report on the autopsy performed on Hamish's body. The report confirms that Hamish's death was not from natural causes. The report is inconclusive about whether his death was self-inflicted or caused by others... More >>

92. Canterbury abortion rate - current approach flawed

01 December 2005 10:45am | Family Life International

Skyrocketing youth abortion rate in Canterbury shows, once again, that current sex education is seriously flawed.. More >>

93. Community to Make Poverty Wages History

25 January 2006 5:09pm | Unite Union

Community representatives came together today to support fast food workers and their SuperSizeMyPay.com campaign as a step towards winning a reasonable standard of living and making poverty wages history for all New Zealanders... More >>

94. NZ Activist Bares All For Bulls' Sake

06 July 2006 5:27pm | PETA

Yesterday in Pamplona Spain, New Zealander Nadine Frew joined more than 1,000 other people from around the world, most of them wearing nothing but plastic bullhorns and red scarves, for PETA's fifth annual headline-grabbing, head-turning "Running ..... More >>

95. Report: Steve Crow's Erotica Sleaze Banned

23 August 2006 4:58pm | Society For Promotion Of Community Standards Inc.

One of "porn tycoon" Steve Crow's "Boobs on Bikes Parade" stars - Ms Jessica Drake - was interviewed on TV One's Breakfast Show this morning by TV One presenter Ali Ikram. Ms Drake was introduced as "one of 30 porn stars" who intended ..... More >>

96. Child sex abuse images uncovered

31 October 2006 4:50pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A Christchurch company director who tried to remove disturbing images of child sexual abuse from his computers was sentenced to nine months jail followed by six months supervision in the Christchurch District Court today... More >>

97. Council Faces Legal Challenge

23 January 2007 3:37pm | GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ are supportive of the appeal to the Environment Court by John Lawson of Tainui Hapu Ki Whaingaroa and Malibu Hamilton, challenging the Waikato District Council's rejection of hundreds of public submissions on GE. Like many communities across New ..... More >>

98. Garry Evans Back As full-time Relief Coroner

13 June 2007 3:44pm | Ministry of Justice

The Chief Coroner, Judge Neil MacLean is pleased to advise of the appointment of two full-time Relief Coroners... More >>

99. Media Release - Operation BLOCK

18 June 2007 1:29pm | New Zealand Police

Since the 14th of May 2007 Kaitaia Police have been investigating the Kidnapping and Aggravated Robbery of 56 year Northland Man who was tied up, beaten and robbed in his residential home in the early hours of the morning... More >>

100. Lindsay Perigo - The Rise of Nanny State

19 June 2007 4:36pm | Libertarianz Party

I can't be sure, but it may well have been me who introduced the term "Nanny State" into the New Zealand vernacular, on my Politically Incorrect Show on Radio Pacific. Certainly I used it regularly there, and observed it creep into common usage thereafter, ..... More >>

 

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