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1. New TPPA Investment Leak Confirms NZ Surrender to US

26 March 2015 12:24pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

The controversial investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has just been posted by Wikileaks , along with an analysis by Washington-based Public Citizen. Dated 20 January 2015, at the start of the negotiating round in New York, ..... More >>

2. Key rules out cannabis decriminalisation

26 March 2015 3:32pm | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

Prime Minister John Key has ruled out relaxing cannabis laws while campaigning for the Northland by-election. .. More >>

3. Inquiry into allegations of GCSB interception in Pacific

26 March 2015 3:09pm | Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

Inquiry into allegations of GCSB interception of communications in the South Pacific - 25 March 2015, 3.00pm .. More >>

4. Bribery and corruption a real and growing issue in NZ

26 March 2015 9:24am | Deloitte

Domestic bribery and corruption is both a real and growing issue in New Zealand that organisations ignore at their peril, according to a Trans-Tasman survey released to business audiences in Wellington and Auckland today... More >>

5. Public submissions refused on Government Procurement deal

26 March 2015 9:12am | Council of Trade Unions

"Parliament has refused to hear public submissions on an international agreement the Government has signed that locks in future rules for government purchasing," says CTU Secretary, Sam Huggard. "This should have been the one and only opportunity ..... More >>

6. Official Information Act - still fit for purpose?

26 March 2015 10:21am | IPANZ

The once ground-breaking Official Information Act is now open to 'game-playing' and variations in how it's applied, says an article in the AprilPublic Sector journal). The article considers whether the Act itself is weak or if improvements can be made ..... More >>

7. Northland Candidate's Foreign Policy to Boycott the USA

26 March 2015 12:23pm | Adam Holland

In recent decades, criminal elements of The United States of America have been breaching international law by committing war crimes, imposing absurd trade sanctions on dozens of countries for no apparent reasons, without reasonable excuse and have even been ..... More >>

8. Launch of Essential Transport Budget - Generation Zero

03 March 2015 3:56pm | Generation Zero

Youth organisation, Generation Zero, is today launching a report - Fix Our City: An analysis of the Transport Budget in the 2015 - 2025 Long Term Plan - that proposes that Auckland Council focuses on a transport budget that prioritises the essential ..... More >>

9. First use of the "tea break" law revealed

23 March 2015 3:02pm | First Union

Cotton On, the Australian retail chain with over 80 stores in New Zealand, has become one of the first companies to try and take advantage of the new "tea break" law says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid. "Last year the government removed ..... More >>

10. TV3 & Radiolive Announce 'Northland Decides' Coverage

26 March 2015 11:00am | Mediaworks

Patrick Gower, Duncan Garner and Lisa Owen will lead 3News' comprehensive coverage of the 2015 Northland By-Election on TV3, RadioLIVE and online. .. More >>

11. 3News-Reid Research Special Northland Poll Tonight

25 March 2015 4:21pm | 3 News

With three days to go until the Northland By-Election, will the 3News-Reid Research Poll* deliver a bombshell result? .. More >>

12. Government closes door on local businesses

26 March 2015 9:27am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

New Zealanders will not get a say on the government's decision to ratify an international agreement which removes the right to protect local jobs, says Rail and Maritime Transport Union General Secretary Wayne Butson... More >>

13. National selects Mark Osborne as Northland candidate

28 February 2015 1:39pm | New Zealand National Party

National selects Mark Osborne as Northland candidate The National Party has announced Mark Osborne as its candidate for the Northland by-election. Mr Osborne was selected at a large meeting of party members in Kerikeri today, pledging to work to maintain ..... More >>

14. Raw Launches First Incubator Home to Tackle Recidivism Rate

23 March 2015 10:22am | Reclaim Another Woman

This week will see RAW's (Reclaim Another Woman) pilot incubator home open its door in the Waikato. .. More >>

15. SSC Pay Hike Makes MPs Look Selfless

26 March 2015 10:54am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the Dominion Post report that average salaries at the State Services Commission hit $126,000 in 2014, up $13,000 in a year and 15 per cent more than any other department, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers' Union says:.. More >>

16. NZDF Continues Vanuatu Aid Effort

26 March 2015 10:07am | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) sealift and amphibious support ship HMNZS CANTERBURY has arrived in Port Vila carrying further aid to support Vanuatu's recovery from the devastation caused by Tropical Cyclone Pam... More >>

17. Royal succession laws come into force

26 March 2015 1:39pm | New Zealand Government

Legislation modernising rules applying to Royal succession to the throne came into force today in New Zealand and in the 16 Realms that share the Queen as Head of State. .. More >>

18. Business lobby group wants more environmental damage

25 March 2015 11:55am | Forest and Bird

The thrust of the NZ Initiative paper "From Red Tape to Green Gold" released today is that mining companies should be able to do more environmental damage with less controls, according to environmental watchdog Forest & Bird... More >>

19. Cannabis referendum welcomed by Northland candidate

25 March 2015 3:40pm | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Cannabis Party Northland candidate welcomes news that Winston Peters is calling for a referendum on cannabis laws. .. More >>

20. SST Congratulates NZ First on Name Suppression proposal

26 March 2015 9:56am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust congratulates NZ First for acting on the issue of post-conviction name suppression with their new Bill put forward by Winston Peters. .. More >>

21. Is the GCSB 'trade team' spying on NZ's TPPA 'partners'?

24 March 2015 1:50pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

'The latest revelations about the GCSB pose a stark question: is the GCSB's "trade team" spying on governments with whom New Zealand is negotiating international deals, especially the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)?', asked University ..... More >>

22. Investment chapter in NZ Korea another handcuff on governent

23 March 2015 11:17am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Investment chapter in NZ Korea another handcuff on NZ government 'Cheerleading around the New Zealand Korea free trade deal fails, yet again, to understand that these agreements are not simply about kiwifruit and wine', warns Auckland University ..... More >>

23. Challenges to school boards' decisions rare

26 March 2015 1:19pm | NZSTA

The President of NZ School Trustees Association, Lorraine Kerr, says challenges to schools' decisions arising from student disciplinary cases are quite rare. .. More >>

24. Judgment: Helu v Immigration and Protection Tribunal

26 March 2015 3:04pm | NZ Supreme Court


25. 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 >>

26. ANZ Stop Funding Deep Sea Drilling

24 March 2015 10:20am | Oil Free Otago

Today Oil Free Otago and 350.org will be at the ANZ bank, 71 George St, to present a letter to the manager asking ANZ to stop sponsoring deep sea drilling. .. More >>

27. Monarchy Succession Updated

26 March 2015 11:01am | Monarchy NZ

Chair of Monarchy New Zealand, Dr Sean Palmer, welcomes the enactment of the Royal Succession Act. .. More >>

28. On The Nation: Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy

21 March 2015 5:42pm | TV3's 'The Nation'

Criticises Prime Minister John Key for failing to meet with President of the Islamic Associations, Anwar Ghani, about Islamist extremism - it's not good enough" and "he owes the Muslim community an explanation"... More >>

29. St Beads gets support from Sensible Sentencing Trust

24 March 2015 8:57am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

St Beads gets support from Sensible Sentencing Trust The SST asks, "Have our schools been stripped of the right to impose rules of accountability, boundaries, consequences and discipline [ABCD]? The Sensible Sentencing Trust has come out in support of St ..... More >>

30. 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 >>

31. Accessible Properties committed to Social Housing

23 March 2015 1:57pm | Accessible Properties

Accessible Properties remains committed to pursuing the purchase of housing from the New Zealand Government. .. More >>

32. Lives Must Be Enhanced by Housing Transfer say Sallies

23 March 2015 8:49am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has decided against negotiating with Government for the transfer of Housing New Zealand stock. .. More >>

33. CHA calls for mind shift from government in housing debate

23 March 2015 10:48am | Community Housing Aotearoa

The group representing community housing providers says the government focus needs to shift from asset sales to investment in families and healthy communities. .. More >>

34. 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 >>

35. 'Muslims at Work' Summit

25 March 2015 11:46am | AUT University

New Zealand's Equal Employment Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue will address the Muslims at Work in New Zealand summit at AUT University on 1 April, describing how organisations seek to incorporate religion in their workplace. Other speakers include Kevin Jenkins, ..... More >>

36. Council's Cultural Heritage? a Rubbish Dump

26 March 2015 2:32pm | Democracy Action

Responding to the Auckland Council's media release confirming the Council's support for the controversial Cultural Impact Assessment regime in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, Democracy Action Chairman, Lee Short, says:.. More >>

37. Deluge of drummers set to challenge oil industry big wigs

13 March 2015 11:48am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 13 March 2015 - Thousands of people from around the country are expected to bang home a message to global oil executives during a march against deep sea oil drilling in Auckland this month... More >>

38. 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 >>

39. "I Am Able" theme of Disabled Persons Assembly forum

12 March 2015 4:51pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The Disabled Persons Assembly (DPA) is holding a two-day forum, this week in Wellington, to inspire change in the way people with disabilities see themselves and are seen by others... More >>

40. Refugee Council Backs Call to Increase Humanitarian Quota

23 March 2015 9:02am | Refugee Council of New Zealand

The Refugee Council considers that Dame Susan Devoy's call over the weekend for the Government to review and increase the UN humanitarian refugee quota (750 per year) is very timely and strongly supports it... More >>

41. Property Institute urges rethink on Social Housing Policy

23 March 2015 2:44pm | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, is urging the Government to review the way in which it proposes to transfer state houses to the voluntary sector following a decision, by the Salvation Army, not to participate in the program... More >>

42. 'Roastbusters' victims let down by Police - IPCA finds

19 March 2015 12:17pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

19 March 2015 - An Independent Police Conduct Authority report released today has found a number of significant deficiencies in the original Police investigations into the alleged offending by a group of young men in Auckland who called themselves ..... More >>

43. Q+A: National's Mark Osborne denies scaredy cat claims

22 March 2015 1:37pm | TV One

National's Mark Osborne denied claims that he's too scared to debate his main rival Winston Peters in person. .. More >>

44. Time's Almost up to Enrol for Northland by-Election

23 March 2015 9:41am | Electoral Commission

If you want to vote in the Northland by-election and you're not enrolled, time is running out. That's the message from Northland Registrar of Electors Deborah Darton, with just a few days to go until the by-election this Saturday, 28 March... More >>

45. ANZ Filled with Carbon Bubbles

23 March 2015 3:37pm | 350 Aotearoa

Today an ANZ branch on Queen Street was filled with 'carbon bubbles'. Members from 350 Aotearoa released dozens of helium balloons onto the high ceiling of the branch to send a strong message to ANZ bank about their funding of the Advantage ..... More >>

46. Some good changes but who is going to enforce them?

26 March 2015 2:06pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The package of changes to minimum employment standards is a good start but doesn't address the elephant in the room" says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. .. More >>

47. 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 >>

48. Race Relations Day 21 March 2015 - Big Change Starts Small

11 February 2015 1:46pm | Human Rights Commission

This year's Race Relations Day theme - "Big Change Starts Small -" - was created by a Vietnamese Kiwi who had lived in Auckland for less than a year when he won last year's national Race Unity Speech Award. The theme's te reo Maori ..... More >>

49. A Snapshot of the Community Housing Sector

23 March 2015 4:46pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa, established 10 years ago, is the national umbrella group for the community housing sector. We represent 74 members, including councils and not-for-profit organisations who are delivering community housing solutions... More >>

50. Natural Health Industry Hails Bill's Progress

23 March 2015 9:10pm | Natural Products

New Zealand's natural health sector has hailed the Ministry of Health's announcement that the Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill will progress to its third reading later this year and most likely come into force in 2016. .. More >>

51. Lining Up Languages in New Zealand

25 March 2015 9:41am | Department Of Internal Affairs

More than 800,000 New Zealanders speak a language other than English, and a conference in Wellington this week will outline the need for government, academia and the private and not-for-profit sectors to work together to develop language use and learning ..... More >>

52. Record Renewables in 2014

26 March 2015 3:09pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment today released the December quarter 2014 edition of the NZ Energy Quarterly. This publication showed that renewable electricity generation contributed almost 80% of New Zealand's electricity during ..... More >>

53. Springbok Tour Protests "Good For Maori"

16 July 2006 1:32pm | TV One

HART leader John Minto says the 1981 Springbok Tour protests helped to improve the situation for Maori in New Zealand... More >>

54. Gallipoli Cemented Our National Identity

10 April 2013 2:34pm | Glyn Harper

Gallipoli was a campaign where we lost our innocence. Glyn Harper, Professor of War Studies at Massey University, says the lesson learned from Gallipoli was one of valour and values... More >>

55. 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 >>

56. Why do some children in NZ go to school without breakfast?

10 December 2014 5:23pm | Chris Fortune

It was a simple question I asked myself: why do some children in NZ go to school without breakfast? As I am a father of two children I thought that this would be easy to answer, but I have come to realise there are so many different factors and ..... More >>

57. C17 Fantasy Not for New Zealand

15 December 2014 1:14pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is stunned by news that the New Zealand Defence Force has enquired about buying the $400 million C17 Globemaster III. .. More >>

58. "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 >>

59. From Basic Income To Social Dividends: Sharing Resources

22 March 2015 4:02pm | Share the World's Resources

From Basic Income To Social Dividends: Sharing The Value Of Common Resources By Rajesh Makwana, Share The World's Resources .. More >>

60. UN Pesticide Warning Adds To Risks for New Zealand Exports

23 March 2015 8:45am | GE Free NZ

The announcement by the UN that glyphosate is a likely carcinogen adds to the urgent need for New Zealand producers to keep glyphosate residues out of food. (1) The risk to Fonterra is twofold, and demands urgent action by local and national government ..... More >>

61. SPCA issues annual list of animal abuse cases

19 October 2006 10:45am | RNZSPCA

The Royal New Zealand SPCA has issued its fourth annual 'List of Shame', citing 50 examples of animal abuse occurring in the first nine months of 2006... More >>

62. "Anti-Smacking" Bill Debate

18 February 2007 1:05pm | Beth Wood

The organisation "Family First" has placed a large advertisement in some Sunday papers. These advertisements claim to provide facts about what is called "Sue Bradford's Bill". The advertisement is misleading and intended to alarm the public... More >>

63. Justice Mary Peters: what have you done??

14 August 2012 4:22pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

You should be rightly embarrassed and consider the fact that sentences like yours display gross incompetence and just how out-of-touch you are with public sentiment on sentencing of child-beaters. ________________________________________ For immediate ..... More >>

64. Shared care not in the best interests of the child

19 March 2014 9:25am | Parents for Justice

Since the Shared Parenting Bill was first debated in New Zealand in 2000, shared care has been touted by justice officials as the answer for children impacted by divorce despite family court evidence and research to the contrary... More >>

65. New Zealand First Party List 2014

26 August 2014 1:47pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is pleased to release the Party list for the 2014 election. We believe the list is a balance of experience, youth, skill and ability. These candidates, many of whom will be in Parliament after the election, will seriously contribute ..... More >>

66. Time to find alternatives to 1080

14 October 2014 2:31pm | RNZSPCA

The Royal New Zealand SPCA wants an immediate plan to find a more humane alternative to the use of 1080 poison to control possums, rats, and stoats. .. More >>

67. The crisis in New Zealand's civil justice system

16 February 2015 2:03pm | Public Good

Barrister Frances Joychild has recently published an article on the Auckland District Law Society website and in other legal publications about the poor level of access to, and the declining state of the New Zealand's civil law arrangements. It follows ..... More >>

68. Peters to Win Northland - iPredict

19 March 2015 1:03pm | iPredict

After high-volume trading, NZ First leader Winston Peters is now strongly favoured to win the Northland by-election , according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealand's predictions market, iPredict. Mr Peters has ..... More >>

69. Workers take a stand at Pak'n Save Rotorua

20 March 2015 11:11am | First Union

Workers will hit the picket line after FIRST Union members at Pak'n Save Rotorua unanimously endorsed a call for action says FIRST Union senior organiser Bill Bradford. The demonstration against bullying and intimidation will take place outside Pak'n ..... More >>

70. 240 Orora workers take industrial action

23 March 2015 10:30am | EPMU

Workers at Orora Kiwi Packaging in Auckland, Hastings and Christchurch have voted to take a two-week overtime ban after collective bargaining with their employer broke down. The ban could threaten the supply of boxes for the kiwifruit, wine and meat ..... More >>

71. New 'Buy-Election' Policies Added to Northland Bribe-O-Meter

23 March 2015 2:08pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

New Zealand First is the big mover in the Taxpayers' Union Northland 'Bribe-O-Meter' following another week of policy announcements on the campaign trail. The total cost to taxpayers of the by-election promises currently sit at $63.5 million for National ..... More >>

72. World authority on digital humanitarian issues to give talk

25 March 2015 10:30am | University of Canterbury

A world authority on digital humanitarian issues says lifeline organisations get overwhelmed by the overflow of information generated during and after disasters. .. More >>

73. Hutt Valley 'Rocketguy' jailed

10 June 2008 5:09pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

A 40-year-old Lower Hutt man was today jailed for two years and four months for possessing pictures and movies of children being sexually abused after a German police tip-off... More >>

74. 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 >>

75. 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 >>

76. Drilling permit in Maui's Dolphin sanctuary "reckless"

09 December 2014 3:40pm | WWF

Global conservation organisation WWF has criticised the New Zealand government for allowing oil exploration to occur within a marine sanctuary designed to protect Maui's dolphins... More >>

77. 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 >>

78. Govt must to listen and protect Maui's Dolphin

05 February 2015 1:35pm | Green Party

The Government must listen to the Auckland Council who today voted to call on the Government to protect the habitat of our critically endangered Maui's dolphin from oil and gas exploration, the Green Party said today... More >>

79. NZ Government Urged To Ban Cosmetics Animal Testing

16 February 2015 9:14am | Cruelty Free New Zealand

Four of the world's largest animal welfare organisations are urging New Zealand's Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, to support a ban on cosmetics animal testing in the amended Animal Welfare Act currently under review. Humane Society ..... More >>

80. Rohineet Sharma struck off

02 March 2015 2:08pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Rohineet Sharma be struck from the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors. .. More >>

81. Wake Up John Key - People don't trust you or the secret TPPA

09 March 2015 8:45am | It's Our Future

"The Prime Minister's response to Saturday's mass protests against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) across 23 towns and cities was both ignorant and arrogant", says Edward Miller, who coordinated the protests for It's Our Future network. "First, ..... More >>

82. ''I Don't Support Changing the Flag'' - Adam Holland

17 March 2015 5:16pm | Adam Holland

John Key has recently proposed to change the New Zealand flag. I oppose his decision and when elected as your Northland MP, I will vote against carrying out such an outrageous act. It'll waste millions of our tax payers money to change the national flag of ..... More >>

83. Support Oxfam's Cyclone Pam Appeal at any Countdown store

18 March 2015 12:12pm | Countdown Supermarket

18 March 2015: From today, Wednesday 18 March, Countdown customers can donate to the Oxfam New Zealand Cyclone Pam Appeal for Vanuatu at any Countdown store across the country... More >>

84. Fish & Game Backs Call for Dairy Moratorium

18 March 2015 3:33pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game is supporting Federated Farmers' call for a halt to developing new dairy farms in the Waikato region. .. More >>

85. Last Chance to Enrol for the Northland by-Election

19 March 2015 9:44am | Electoral Commission

Last Chance to Enrol for the Northland by-Election There's just over a week left to make sure you're on the electoral roll and ready to vote in the Northland by-election. "If you've moved house, or have turned 18 since the last election, you must get ..... More >>

86. Online GST could backfire on economy

20 March 2015 9:06am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (20 March 2015): Applying GST on low-value imports could easily backfire and end up doing more harm than good for the economy, The New Zealand Initiative warned today... More >>

87. Central government is the RMA's weakest link

23 March 2015 8:53am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington (23 March 2015): Central government needs to fulfil its long-neglected Resource Management Act obligations if it wants to boost mining activity and free communities from the stifling regulations that are choking off economic development ..... More >>

88. Q+A: David Carruthers Interviewed By Paul Holmes

06 July 2009 9:45am | TVNZ

Points of interest: - Starting parole hearings two-thirds into an offender's sentence would be "easier" on victims - Prisoners are 2-3 times less likely to re-offend if they are released on parole - Four members of the Parole Board had a family member ..... More >>

89. Prime Minister John Key Artwork for Auction

04 August 2011 5:08pm | Stars4kids

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key has joined a long list of prominent identities who have donated items to the Christchurch fundraiser Stars4Kids. Mr Key has given an original signed drawing of the Beehive with an arrow pointing to the location ..... More >>

90. 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 >>

91. National Says 'Yes' to Investor Rights to Sue

14 June 2012 8:46am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Another chapter of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations has been leaked, heralding "another bad news day for National", says TPP critic Professor Jane Kelsey... More >>

92. 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 >>

93. Proposed changes to Food Bill welcomed

17 June 2013 5:05pm | Soil and Health - Organic NZ

"Proposed changes to the Food Bill to take into consideration public concern regarding genetic engineering and unnecessary regulation and compliance on community and fundraising groups is a welcome relief. It appears that the same is true for small-scale producers" ..... More >>

94. CPIT research explores Gen Y nurses' discontent

30 July 2013 11:28am | CPIT

Demanding shift work and intergenerational tension are two factors turning otherwise enthusiastic young nurses off their profession. Research by senior nursing tutor Dr Isabel Jamieson shows that concerns voiced by 'Gen Y' nurses could have significant ..... More >>

95. Leason & Ors v The Attorney-General

25 October 2013 5:24pm | NZ Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Mr Leason, Mr Murnane and Mr Land (the appellants) who, in April 2008, entered the GCSB Waihopai facility and damaged a satellite dome cover. They believed the operation of GCSB Waihopai was contributing ..... More >>

96. Bill to protect vulnerable children needs strengthening

29 November 2013 4:00pm | New Zealand Law Society

Legislation to protect vulnerable children needs strengthening The New Zealand Law Society has told the select committee considering the Vulnerable Children Bill that it supports initiatives to protect vulnerable children, but the bill's framework ..... More >>

97. 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 >>

98. Immigration fraud whistle blowers declined visas by INZ

04 February 2014 2:34pm | McClymont and Associates Barristers and Solicitors

Three Indian nationals, all now represented by Auckland Immigration lawyer Alastair McClymont came forward voluntarily in December 2013 with almost identical stories of a Newmarket based recruitment agent who had charged fees for placing the applicants ..... More >>

99. Birds New Zealand endorses the Use of 1080 for Pest Control

11 February 2014 1:08pm | Ornithological Society of New Zealand

Birds New Zealand President, David Lawrie, said today that his society strongly endorses the decision of the Government announced earlier this week by the Hon. Dr. Nick Smith, Minister of Conservation, for the aerial use of 1080 pesticide in a "Battle for ..... More >>

100. Lisa Owen interviews Steven Joyce

07 June 2014 2:54pm | The Nation

Steven Joyce denies a deal has been done with ACT over Epsom despite John Key fundraising and Paul Goldsmith declining invitation to campaign for the seat on The Nation, says the PM will be transparent "in due course, when it suits him". Says it's not ..... More >>


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