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1. New Electorate Boundaries Finalised

17 April 2014 12:43pm | Representation Commission

New boundaries for the country's 64 General and seven Māori electorates have been finalised - with an additional electorate created in Auckland. The 2014 Representation Commission has completed its statutory role of reviewing and redrawing electorate ..... More >>

2. Law Commission Paper on a New Crown Civil Proceedings Act

16 April 2014 4:52pm | Law Commission

The Law Commission has released A New Crown Civil Proceedings Act for New Zealand , its Issues Paper on reforming the Crown Proceedings Act 1950. The Issues Paper proposes a new statute to replace the Crown Proceedings Act 1950... More >>

3. Where Are The 15,000 Jobs?

17 April 2014 2:50pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

"Paula Bennett is today proudly telling New Zealand that beneficiary numbers have decreased by 15,000 in the past year. There is no proud declaration that 15,000 jobs have been created in the same period," says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson, ..... More >>

4. Hone Harawira: MANA decision was unanimous

13 April 2014 3:30pm | TVNZ

Hone Harawira: MANA decision was unanimous, Sue Bradford didn't stay around for the vote. .. More >>

5. Students Welcome Engagement with StudyLink

16 April 2014 4:12pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students' Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed the improved performance from StudyLink in 2014. There is no doubt that getting their loans and allowances processed on time makes it easier for students to concentrate on being ..... More >>

6. Research announcement welcomed

17 April 2014 9:40am | University of Waikato

A leading Māori researcher has welcomed the announcement of the 2014 Te Pūnaha Hihiko - Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples. .. More >>

7. The FCV Bill - Flagging 30 years of failures?

16 April 2014 3:33pm | Slave Free Seas

Paying seafarers at least a minimum wage under the Minimum Wage Act 1983 has applied to the New Zealand fishing industry for more than 30 years. It was, and is, a basic protection which had two universals - it was universally accepted by the fishing ..... More >>

8. Deaf And Hard of Hearing New Zealanders Marginalised

16 April 2014 3:44pm | National Foundation for the Deaf

Deaf And Hard of Hearing New Zealanders Marginalised Imagine if you could not access vital news and information. What would you do? .. More >>

9. White Poppies for Peace Annual Appeal

16 April 2014 10:32am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The White Poppies for Peace Annual Appeal, the main fundraiser for the White Poppy Peace Scholarships, starts tomorrow and runs through until Thursday, 24 April. .. More >>

10. Rio Tinto Wins 2013 Roger Award

16 April 2014 12:56pm | CAFCA

Sky City Casino Second, Chorus Third - The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational (a corporation with 25% or more foreign ownership) that has the most negative impact in each or all of the following categories: economic dominance ..... More >>

11. Focus must now go on fishing industry jobs for NZ workers

16 April 2014 4:25pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

Maritime Union says focus must now go on fishing industry jobs for New Zealand workers .. More >>

12. Christchurch Housing Accord a Joke

16 April 2014 12:43pm | Hugh Pavletich

Christchurch Housing Accord a Joke Hugh Pavletich Performance Urban Planning Christchurch New Zealand 16 April 2014 The Housing Accord entered in to today between the Government and the Christchurch City Council, can only be described as a joke. Christchurch ..... More >>

13. Speech: Winston Peters "MMP - The Inside Story"

29 January 2010 12:06pm | New Zealand First Party

Thank you for the invitation to talk to you about politics. It brings back memories of a few years ago, when a country boy started studying POLITICS 101. It is a great pleasure to speak to you about some aspects of the journey started then. Despite ..... More >>

14. At Last: A Manufacturing Policy

17 April 2014 9:24am | First Union

At Last: A Manufacturing Policy FIRST Union congratulates Labour on the release of its Manufacturing policy today. The union represents workers in the wood, food and textile manufacturing sectors. "In a week that has seen another manufacturing company, ..... More >>

15. Dunne Speaks

17 April 2014 9:45am | Peter Dunne

Dunne Speaks 17 April 2014 There have been a number of harrowing cases presented this week about the impact of psychoactive substances on vulnerable young people. At one level, the tales are deeply disturbing. It is awful to see anyone affected ..... More >>

16. ACC's Strategy to stop compensation using ACC 167 Form

16 April 2014 12:50pm | Acclaim Otago

On Radio NZ national's morning report on 15 April 2014, ACC's spokesperson Sid Miller denied the non-compliance was just a way for ACC to refuse people. .. More >>

17. New pipe ban will increase harm to cannabis consumers

16 April 2014 10:54am | National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana

The Government will increase harm by further restricting the sale, supply and importation of drug harm reduction equipment. "This National-led Government seems to be encouraging use of the more harmful synthetics over safer natural cannabis... More >>

18. Tukituki decision a win for water quality and farming

16 April 2014 11:45am | Fish and Game New Zealand

The draft decision by the Board of Inquiry (BOI) on the Tukituki Catchment proposal represents a significant win for freshwater management and the urgency of a transition to environmentally sustainable agriculture in New Zealand, says Fish & Game NZ... More >>

19. Selling homes to foreigners benefits New Zealanders

17 April 2014 8:23am | ACT New Zealand

Winston Peters has apparently convinced David Cunliffe that when foreigners buy New Zealand property they make New Zealanders worse off. Mr Cunliffe has announced his intention to adopt Winston Peters' policy of banning foreigners from buying ..... More >>

20. 22 Shops Found to Be Open on Good Friday

06 April 2012 9:39pm | Department Of Labour

MEDIA STATEMENT 6 April 2011 22 Shops Found to Be Open on Good Friday The Department of Labour visited 38 shops around the country today as part of their role supporting the shop trading laws on Good Friday. The Shop Trading Hours Act Repeal Act 1990 ..... More >>

21. Police will target speeding drivers this Easter

15 April 2014 12:53pm | ANZPAA

Police are warning motorists that this Easter they will be targeting speeding, from the low level to excessive speeds along with other major causes of road trauma. Police know stopping motorists who go over the speed limit will go a long way to reducing ..... More >>

22. Manufacturing policy welcomed

17 April 2014 10:19am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"Today's announcement of Labour's manufacturing policy is very welcome," says CTU Economist Bill Rosenberg. "Just as many other developed countries are realising, having a strong manufacturing sector pays off in good jobs, retaining ..... More >>

23. Council can't ban legal highs

16 April 2014 10:48am | Gisborne District Council

Under current law Gisborne District Council cannot ban the sale of legal highs (psychoactive substances) in our district. Council can restrict where these substances are sold. .. More >>

24. Whitebait partners look for solutions

16 April 2014 12:09pm | Joint Press Release

Waikato-Tainui, local marae, councils and agencies are working together to better manage whitebait fisheries at Port Waikato following the compilation of a new report. .. More >>

25. ALCP welcomes Campbell Live poll result

17 April 2014 5:35pm | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party welcomes last night's Campbell Live poll, saying it is an overdue reality check for public opinion on personal cannabis use. .. More >>

26. "Legitimate purpose" provides no protection under 167 form

17 April 2014 1:49pm | Acclaim Otago

On Radio New Zealand today, the Privacy Commissioner indicated that ACC could only request information that was "relevant" for a "legitimate purpose". His view was therefore that the ACC167 form is not a "blank cheque" or ..... More >>

27. Chief Coroner releases NZ annual suicide figures 2013

27 August 2013 1:24pm | Chief Coroner

Chief Coroner Judge Neil MacLean today released the provisional annual suicide figures for the year ending 30 June 2013. .. More >>

28. Family Court Consumers begin posting on Youtube

27 March 2014 8:47am | 24-7

Service Consumers of the New Zealand Family Court have now begun covertly digitally recording Lawyers meetings, Counselling sessions, mediation sittings, and even Court room procedures, and uploading them to Youtube... More >>

29. Labour takes manufacturing seriously

17 April 2014 10:21am | EPMU

Labour takes manufacturing seriously Manufacturing workers and employers will all benefit from economic policies announced today by the Labour Party leader, David Cunliffe. The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union has welcomed the announcement ..... More >>

30. The Springbok Tour Of 1981 - 25 Years On

19 July 2006 9:36am | South African Consulate

When Sports Minister Trevor Mallard welcomes the 2006 Springboks at a parliamentary function this evening, it will be 25 years to the day since the divisive tour of 1981 began - an event that set mate against mate and divided a nation... More >>

31. Taxpayers' Union Welcomes Key's Rejection of 'Fat Tax'

16 April 2014 5:01pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is welcoming Prime Minister John Key's rejection of fat and sugar taxes ahead of this year's election. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Union, says:.. More >>

32. Ruataniwha decision bold and encouraging

16 April 2014 9:09am | Irrigation NZ

Ruataniwha decision bold and encouraging IrrigationNZ says the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to approve the $275million Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme is bold and encouraging... More >>

33. Sensible Sentencing backs call to ban legal highs

16 April 2014 10:23am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing backs call to ban legal highs The Sensible Sentencing Trust is calling on the Government to take immediate action to ban legal highs. Trust Spokesman, Garth McVicar said he was appalled that the Government was so apathetic on an issue ..... More >>

34. NZ's biggest killer fails to receive the Roger

16 April 2014 12:09pm | Smokefree Coalition

The Smokefree Coalition is disappointed Imperial Tobacco did not win the Roger Award for Worst Trans-national Company operating in New Zealand, despite manufacturing products that kill 5000 New Zealanders every year... More >>

35. Manufacturing policy makes sense but....

17 April 2014 3:05pm | Employers And Manufacturers Association

On the surface much of Labour's prescription for manufacturing is sound though questions remain over some of the detail not yet announced, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says... More >>

36. Govt plan for community input into residential red zone

17 April 2014 1:15pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has welcomed Prime Minister John Key's announcement today of a community participation process for the public to have a say on the future use of the residential red zone... More >>

37. Call for public enquiry into the future of farming

17 April 2014 4:02pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game NZ is calling for a public enquiry "to examine the future of agriculture in New Zealand". .. More >>

38. Internet Party And MP Agree to End Talks

15 April 2014 2:14pm | Internet Party

As previously advised, the Internet Party has been involved in discussions with a current Member of Parliament to join the Internet Party to contest the 2014 General Election. Following the recent decision of delegates at the MANA AGM to continue ..... More >>

39. Labour Should Hit the Brakes on Motorhome Tax

15 April 2014 5:27pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Ministry of Transport analysis of Labour's new policy for taxing motorhomes, suggesting that motorhome owners would end up paying more for Road User Charges than they do today, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers' ..... More >>

40. Labour and National join forces in new Maori confiscations

16 April 2014 3:35pm | The Maori Party

Chris McKenzie, former-treaty negotiator and Te Tai Hauauru Maori party candidate, says that the Minister of Primary Industries' plans to remove temporary exemptions for vessel operators derived from settlement negotiations is akin to confiscation ..... More >>

41. Comment on Labour Policy Announcement by NZMEA President

17 April 2014 3:49pm | NZMEA

"This policy release from the Labour Party is so important that if it becomes government policy it would define a shift in New Zealand's culture," says Brian Willoughby President of the NZMEA and Managing Director of Plinius Audio and Contex ..... More >>

42. Internet Party Now Online for New Zealand

27 March 2014 11:28am | Internet Party

New Zealand and the world now have a political movement dedicated to the Internet generation - the Internet Party. .. More >>

43. iPredict 2014 Election Update #14: Labour Makes Gains

14 April 2014 4:22pm | iPredict

Labour makes gains over last week · National's probability of forming next government down to 70%, compared with 87% five months before 2011 election · Likelihood NZ First would back Labour-led government passes 50% for first time · Act's chances ..... More >>

44. Public lose interest in this council, 2016 to be a watershed

16 April 2014 3:40pm | Cameron Brewer

The second term Auckland Council is proving to be an interesting one and very different to the inaugural 2010 - 2013 Governing Body. We are currently going through a budget round to lock in where council's $3b expenditure is directed for the forthcoming ..... More >>

45. Change of approach to government procurement needed

17 April 2014 2:29pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The rail engineering industry has been totally let down by National's lack of manufacturing policy, and Labour's measures outlined today represent a marked shift in approach to supporting domestic industries, the RMTU said today... More >>

46. Multi-sector NZ risk assessment would allow "Wise Response"

09 April 2014 12:13pm | 350 Aotearoa

100 notable New Zealanders are backing a call to government for a quantitative risk assessment of how and exactly where New Zealand is exposed to key global issues across economic security, energy and climate security, environmental security, business ..... More >>

47. Green Party selects NGO leader as Mt Roskill candidate

14 April 2014 11:25am | Green Party

The Green Party has selected former Oxfam New Zealand Executive Director Barry Coates as its candidate for the Mt. Roskill electorate. Barry recently stepped down from Oxfam after ten years. He brings an enormous range of skills and experiences to his ..... More >>

48. New Zealanders accept 104 kph holiday speed tolerance

15 April 2014 2:39pm | Horizon Research Limited

New Zealanders accept more than oppose the police practice of imposing a 104 kph open road speed tolerance limit during holiday periods. .. More >>

49. Flavoured methamphetamine (Strawberry Quick/Meth) a hoax

15 April 2014 4:48pm | New Zealand Police

A viral message alerting parents to be aware of flavoured methamphetamine in schools is a re-occurring hoax say Police. The message, spread by both e-mail and social media, suggests flavoured methamphetamine known as "strawberry meth" or "strawberry ..... More >>

50. Lawyers saddened at passing of Sir Owen Woodhouse

16 April 2014 10:29am | New Zealand Law Society

New Zealand has lost one of its greatest jurists with the death of Sir Owen Woodhouse, New Zealand Law Society President Chris Moore said today. .. More >>

51. Lincoln cleaners outsourced

16 April 2014 11:00am | Tertiary Education Union

Lincoln University will outsource its staff to an as yet undecided cleaning company, but TEU organiser Cindy Doull says it's not worth it, and what money the university might save is negligible... More >>

52. Infographic : World Giving Index 2013

16 April 2014 12:43pm | Charities Aid Foundation

Infographic from Charities Aid Foundation World Giving Index 2013 A Global View Of Giving Trends (click to see full size version) .. More >>

53. Oxfam's Morning Tea 2014

16 April 2014 1:37pm | Oxfam NZ

Oxfam's Morning Tea 2014 Kiwis across the country are getting together over a cuppa to make a difference in the lives of people living in poverty in the developing world. They're getting involved in Oxfam's Morning Tea, a fun and easy fundraising event ..... More >>

54. Save The Children Welcomes Strengthening Children's Rights

17 April 2014 10:58am | Save The Children

Save the Children New Zealand welcomes a new treaty which allows children to complain directly to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about alleged violations of their rights. .. More >>

55. FIFA U-20 World Cup NZ 2015 Kick Off Times Announced

17 April 2014 1:55pm | Wellington City Council

An array of kick-off times to suit football fans of all ages has been confirmed for the FIFA U-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015. With 52 matches spread across the nation, the public will be able to enjoy a collection of day and night games, on both week ..... More >>

56. Depreciation Policy Shouldn't Be Just for Pet Industries

17 April 2014 2:11pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is welcoming Labour's announcement to beef up rates of depreciation in the manufacturing sector, but is questioning why David Cunliffe is picking winners rather than applying the policy across all sectors. Jordan Williams, ..... More >>

57. Q+A This Week 20/4/14

17 April 2014 5:22pm | Television New Zealand

Q+A This Week SUNDAY 20 APRIL, 9AM ON TV ONE The latest on the US-NZ relationship from the US military's top man in the Pacific, Admiral Samuel J. Locklear . Deputy Political Editor Michael Parkin asks him whether we're allies, about trusting China, ..... More >>

58. Huge blow to Rotorua sawmill workers

19 October 2013 1:37pm | First Union

News that a major Rotorua employer has been placed into receivership will be a huge blow to the workforce, the wood sector union said today. .. More >>

59. "Rock star economy' throws hospital staff out the window

16 April 2014 10:26am | PSA

The Public Service Association says administrative staff at hospitals around the country are missing out on Bill English's 'rock star economy', with the Government instructing pay rises be limited to just 0.7%... More >>

60. Republic campaigners still positive after royal visit

17 April 2014 9:22am | New Zealand Republic

"Campaigners for a New Zealand Head of State are still feeling positive after ten days of royal events" says NZ Republic Chair, Savage. "Our polling before the visit showed increased support for a kiwi head of state. We have a long ..... More >>

61. Focus on Restoring Housing Affordability

22 May 2013 9:28am | Hugh Pavletich

As Deputy Prime Minister Bill English has made clear, Central Government must have the reserve powers to step in, if Local Government fails to meet its responsibilities, in allowing affordable housing to be built... More >>

62. 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 >>

63. New report gives insight into bullying in New Zealand

12 August 2013 12:29pm | Victoria University of Wellington

In the first New Zealand study of its kind, a Victoria University researcher has found that 94 percent of the school staff she surveyed have seen bullying in their school... More >>

64. 2013 Roger Award Finalists Named

04 December 2013 4:21pm | CAFCA

The seven finalists for the 2013 Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand are: ANZ, Chorus, IAG Insurance Group, Imperial Tobacco, Rio Tinto, Sky City Casino and Talent 2 ... More >>

65. Child Abuse Rates Like A "Terminal Cancer" For NZ

12 February 2014 9:16am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the statistics in the Salvation Army Report related to child abuse in New Zealand represent a terminal cancer desperate for aggressive treatment. "The report makes grim reading and is a wake-up call that children will never be ..... More >>

66. Parenting programmes can reduce risk of child maltreatment

15 April 2014 10:14am | Families Commission

A comprehensive report released by the Families Commission finds effective parenting programmes are a key way to reduce the risk of maltreatment of vulnerable children. .. More >>

67. Community Housing Provider Regulations- a mixed bag

15 April 2014 3:10pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) has reviewed the long-awaited regulations for Community Housing Providers that were published in the NZ Gazette on 10 April. .. More >>

68. UNICEF NZ Urges Progress on Plain Packaging of Tobacco

16 April 2014 12:22pm | UNICEF NZ

In its oral submission to the Health Select Committee today, UNICEF NZ expressed its strong support for the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill as a measure that will help reduce the uptake of smoking, and urged parliament ..... More >>

69. Workers support plain packaging of tobacco

16 April 2014 12:49pm | CTU

The CTU have today presented to the health select committee in support of plain packaging of tobacco. "Any steps that can be taken to lower smoking rates will result in New Zealand workers and their families having healthier and better lives, ..... More >>

70. 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 >>

71. LGNZ reviewing local government funding

09 April 2014 1:45pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) is launching a review of local government funding, to find a sustainable model for the future as demographic and economic factors continue to change rapidly. New Zealand councils have a high reliance on property taxes, which ..... More >>

72. District Energy System for Christchurch

14 April 2014 10:16am | Christchurch City Holdings Limited

Christchurch City Council (CCC), the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA), Christchurch City Holdings Ltd (CCHL) and Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) have formally signed an alliance with international partner Cofely-GDF SUEZ/Cowley ..... More >>

73. Maori Party to Challenge for Te Tai Tokerau Seat

14 April 2014 10:24pm | The Maori Party

The Maori Party is gearing up to win Te Tai Tokerau Maori electoral seat currently held by the Mana Party's Hone Harawira, according to Rangimarie Naida Glavish, president of the Maori Party. "Maori voters in the north are becoming increasingly ..... More >>

74. Ruataniwha gets to second base

15 April 2014 6:35pm | Federated Farmers

With the Ruataniwha Water Storage scheme getting the tick from a Board of Inquiry appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), the concept of water storage has passed a major milestone but a greater one is to ensure it is financially viable. ..... More >>

75. 1 in 4 Want to Improve Financial Literacy But Don't Know How

16 April 2014 1:04pm | Canstar

1 in 4 Want to Improve Financial Literacy But Don't Know Where to Go .. More >>

76. Govt. Should Listen To Youth

02 September 2000 5:59pm | Unknown

The Government should listen to the messages sent by the Youth Parliament 2000, says Jason Belworthy, the Youth MP for Hon. Max Bradford... More >>

77. David Lange - Mo Mowlam - Peace heroes remembered

23 August 2005 8:47am | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

"Treat it [cannabis] the same as you do other substances which produce euphoric effects, and license and tax it" - David Lange, 1993 Norml News.. More >>

78. New Chapter As National Army Marae Renews Life

26 June 2009 5:00pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Renovated Whakairo carvings were formally re-commissioned at a 'Whakarite' ceremony at the National Army Marae - Rongomaraeroa o Nga Hau e Wha Marae - in Waiouru this week. .. More >>

79. Animal Health Board welcomes 1080 report

08 June 2011 9:58am | Animal Health Board

The Animal Health Board (AHB) welcomes the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report on 1080. .. More >>

80. 2012: Understanding the Treaty of Waitangi

18 May 2012 2:24pm | Treaty Advocacy Group

More than a century and a half after its assent, the Treaty of Waitangi between the Crown and the Māori chiefs of New Zealand remains a source of controversy. The legal status of the document has shifted significantly over that time; providing protection ..... More >>

81. On ANZAC day, Maori Television defines public broadcasting

11 April 2013 1:22pm | Maori TV

As New Zealand prepares to withdraw from Afghanistan, Maori Television dedicates its eighth consecutive ANZAC Day broadcast on April 25 to remembering the wartime sacrifices of Kiwi soldiers... More >>

82. Kiwis Say NZ is a Racist Country on TV3's the Vote

26 April 2013 4:32pm | Mediaworks

New Zealanders voted Yes , New Zealand is a racist country in the groundbreaking second episode of national debate programme The Vote , which screened tonight on TV3... More >>

83. New Zealand a GE Free Nation - Keep Monsanto's GE seeds out

23 May 2013 9:13am | GE Free NZ

New Zealand a GE Free Nation - Keep Monsanto's GE seeds out. May 25th 3pm - Speakers include Sister Loyola, voted New Zealand's top gardener in 2008. .. More >>

84. Special candidate standing for Gisborne District Council

11 August 2013 12:55pm | Hemara Donnelly

A man who cannot read or write and who was described by authorities as 'mentally retarded' is gaining wide support in his bid to become a Gisborne District Councillor. .. More >>

85. The fight for our fish is far from over

23 August 2013 5:29pm | LegaSea

Serious accusations have been leveled at the fisheries Minister this week in parliament over the snapper proposals. .. More >>

86. Women's Refuge challenges NZ's victim blaming culture

08 November 2013 4:31pm | Women's Refuge

"It is patently clear that the recent revelations around the Roast Busters group in Auckland show we have a lot of work to do to shift attitudes around women, rape, appropriate sexual relationships, violence and misogyny," says Women's Refuge Chief ..... More >>

87. Changes Proposed to Electorate Boundaries

21 November 2013 10:01am | Representation Commission

Proposed new electorate boundaries for the next two general elections have been released for public comment - with 43 electorates facing changes and an additional general electorate in Auckland. .. More >>

88. Health specialists urge not to trade off public health- TPPA

05 December 2013 9:13am | Alistair Woodward and Papaarangi Reid

Sixty New Zealand health academics and practitioners have sent a strong message to the government that public health must not be sacrificed on the altar of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement when trade ministers meet in Singapore this weekend... More >>

89. Richard Holland Struck Off Roll Of Barristers And Solicitors

18 February 2014 11:40am | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Auckland lawyer Richard Holland be struck from the roll of barristers and solicitors. .. More >>

90. Ngapuhi "on the wrong side of history" in treaty settlement

05 March 2014 12:20pm | David Rankin

Ngapuhi "on the wrong side of history" in treaty settlement Ngapuhi elder David Rankin has warned that the tribe faces a generation of crippling poverty if the planned Treaty settlement with the Crown does not go ahead soon. Responding to Ngati Hine's ..... More >>

91. 2013 Roger Award People's Choice

27 March 2014 4:37pm | CAFCA

The organisers of the Roger Award for the Worst Transnational Corporation Operating in Aotearoa/New Zealand in 2013 invite you to have your say by voting online for the People's Choice winner. This is an online poll only; the field is restricted ..... More >>

92. Canning of Proposed Auckland Brothel Welcomed

30 March 2014 2:33pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming news that the Chow Brothers 'sex-hotel' in central Auckland is being canned, but is still questioning why it was ever approved in the first place. "This is great news for families in NZ. A proposed 'sex hotel' ..... More >>

93. 'Profound' Arrogance at UN

30 March 2014 2:38pm | Human Rights Council

I consider it an arrogant gross abuse of power by the bureaucratic elites at the UN in disregarding history to reinvent human rights to emphasize elite interests rather than individual rights which Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) ..... More >>

94. Campbell Live Is 'At Home' With John and Bronagh Key

07 April 2014 10:36am | Mediaworks

Campbell Live kicks off its election coverage tomorrow, with the first in a new series At Home With The Leaders that will give New Zealanders a different perspective on the political leaders asking for their votes in the upcoming General Election... More >>

95. Financial Statements of NZ Govt for 8 Months to 28/2/14

08 April 2014 10:14am | New Zealand Treasury

Core Crown tax revenue has increased by $1.9 billion (or 5.0%) compared to the same time last year. However this was $1.1 billion less than expected and is reflected across most tax types, continuing the pattern of recent months. While some weakness ..... More >>

96. Tino Rangatiratanga: What's it got to do with Pākehā?

09 April 2014 3:42pm | Fightback

Perhaps more than the first three topics in Fightback's "Introduction to Marxism" series, this one is loaded with questions. Most people probably had some idea about why a socialist group like Fightback supports trade unions, for instance, or what ..... More >>

97. Mining application riddled with scientific uncertainties

10 April 2014 2:43pm | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Trans Tasman Resources' (TTR) bid to mine 66 sqkm of the seabed in the South Taranaki Bight is so riddled with uncertainties that the EPA should decline the application, Kiwis Against Seabed Mining (KASM) told the EPA hearings in Hamilton today. In a ..... More >>

98. Freedom Camping Act 2011 and unintended consequences

11 April 2014 12:36pm | Dickson

An open letter to Rt Hon John Key, Minister of Tourism, New Zealand regarding the freedom camping act 2011 and unintended consequences including high court challenge of Thames Coromandel District Council by the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association ..... More >>

99. Lisa Owen interviews Mana Party leader Hone Harawira

12 April 2014 12:54pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen interviews Mana Party leader Hone Harawira Headlines: Mana leader Hone Harawira says only exploring options with Kim Dotcom's Internet Party Harawira: "There's whole range of areas in which we stand in common with the Internet Party ..... More >>

100. Ilam LEC to confirm James Dann as Labour candidate

14 April 2014 10:39am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Ilam Labour Electorate Committee is pleased to announce we will be holding a candidate confirmation meeting on Wednesday the 16th of April. The candidate is James Macbeth Dann, cancer researcher, commentator and native Cantabrian... More >>


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