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1. DSC lodges complaint over grossly inaccurate TVNZ news item

14 July 2014 11:04am | Democrats for Social Credit

"A section of TVNZ's 6pm news bulletin last Thursday about bank profits was a disgraceful piece of inaccurate and misleading reporting," Democrats for Social Credit (DSC) Leader, Stephnie de Ruyter, said today... More >>

2. Spy Email Revelations Not About Kim Dotcom

15 July 2014 9:14am | Internet Party

Spy Email Revelations Not About Kim Dotcom - It's About New Zealand, Says Internet Party .. More >>

3. Waste Watch: 100k Curtain for Devonport Library

14 July 2014 11:09am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is slamming Auckland Council's decision to spend $100,000 of ratepayer money on a silk curtain for Devonport's new library. The discovery comes at a time when Len Brown needs to find savings of $860 per ratepayer to keep ..... More >>

4. Brent William Thomson struck off

15 July 2014 1:30pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered that Brent William Thomson of Auckland be struck from the Roll of Barristers and Solicitors. .. More >>

5. Experts Appalled at Oil Survey Threat to Maui Dolphin

14 July 2014 1:48pm | Liz Slooten

Monday 14 July 2014: Following yesterday's rally at John Key's electorate office in Kumeu, international dolphin experts are appalled that that the Government has allowed seismic oil surveys to occur in the protected area for the world's smallest ..... More >>

6. ipredict Election Update #26

14 July 2014 3:42pm | iPredict

o Labour's probability of leading next government continues to recover as Greens make further gains .. More >>

7. The Return of the Worm : Introducing The NZ Election Reactor

11 July 2014 9:32pm | Scoop Media Limited

Scoop Independent News has formed a partnership with leading polling company, Roy Morgan Research, to bring the original Worm back for the NZ 2014 Election... More >>

8. What Stops People Moving Out of Poverty

11 July 2014 3:24pm | Auckland City Mission

Speaking For Ourselves is the title of a new report drawn from ground-breaking research that follows 100 families for one year. The families are long-term users of the Auckland City Mission's food bank and have contributed their experience of what it is like ..... More >>

9. Treaty Historian to speak at Conservative Party Conference

14 July 2014 10:17am | Professor Paul Moon

Historian and Treaty of Waitangi specialist Professor Paul Moon will be one of the keynote speakers at this weekend's Conservative Party Conference in Auckland, with his speech scheduled to begin at 1:30 pm on Saturday 19 July... More >>

10. LGNZ Funding Review working group appointments

15 July 2014 10:33am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ Local Government Funding Review working group appointments Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has announced the appointment of a cross-sector working group to its LGNZ Local Government Funding Review, which seeks to determine a sustainable ..... More >>

11. The Letter 14/07/2014: 60 Days to Go

14 July 2014 5:04pm | ACT New Zealand

National in the Pundit Poll of Polls has broken 50%. Labour has dipped below 30%. In the month prior to the last election both major parties saw their support drop - National to 47% and Labour to just 27%, where it now is. As Labour dropped the ..... More >>

12. Hamilton woman praised for calling out racial stereotyping

14 July 2014 2:31pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has thanked a young Hamilton woman for going public after being subjected to racial stereotyping by supermarket workers in her home town. "Sadly what happened to Rikki Cooper isn't new but it highlights ..... More >>

13. McVicar's Murder Statistics Geared to Instill Public Fear

14 July 2014 10:47am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Garth McVicar's claim that murders in New Zealand had risen from 2 to 3 a year up to 160 a year is seriously wrong, says Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment. .. More >>

14. Judge Abuses Female Victim (Again)!!!

15 July 2014 1:05pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is calling on the Solicitor-General to appeal Justice Raynor Asher's fatally flawed decision to grant a sexual predator permanent name suppression, to the Court of Appeal... More >>

15. NetHui discusses the potential for online voting

14 July 2014 11:07am | Innovation Partnership

Debating the potential for online voting in New Zealand saw a room divided at day two of NetHui, with some calling it an essential and inevitable next step for democracy, and others concerned it was unworkable due to problems with keeping the ballot secure... More >>

16. Maui's March to Key's office one of the electorate's biggest

14 July 2014 11:25am | Maui's and Hector's Dolphin Education Action

About 300 marchers walked to John Key's electorate office yesterday (Sunday 13 July) calling for better protection of Maui's dolphins, in one of the biggest marches in the history of his electorate... More >>

17. Inappropriate granting of Resource Consents

15 July 2014 12:29pm | Ban 1080

In the past week West Coast Regional Council has granted two resource consents non-notified, claiming the effects are minor and there are no circumstances that would warrant public notification... More >>

18. Rotary expresses concern to Foreign Affairs Minister

15 July 2014 9:25am | Rotary New Zealand

Rotarians in partnership with the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and the United States based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are committed to the eradication of polio and New Zealand Rotarians with support of the New Zealand public have given ..... More >>

19. Elderly and Caregivers Welcome NZ First Support for Increase

15 July 2014 1:01pm | Aged Care Association

New Zealand First has positively responded to the New Zealand Aged Care Association's call for increased funding for caregiver wages. .. More >>

20. ASB says "No" to homophobia in corporate sponsorships

14 July 2014 3:45pm | ASB Bank

ASB has affirmed the Bank's commitment to diversity and to supporting athletes, teams and other groups regardless of factors such as sexual orientation, gender identity, race and ethnicity. .. More >>

21. Is it worth voting? - A debate for our times

15 July 2014 12:04pm | University of Otago

Is it worth voting? - A debate for our times In a world of ever-growing economic inequality and accelerating climate change, questions are being raised about the ability of the current political system to respond adequately to such complex challenges. ..... More >>

22. NZ First Lining up Another Double-Dipper

15 July 2014 2:31pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald report that Tauranga City Councillor Clayton Mitchell does not intend on rescinding his Council seat if he is elected as an MP for New Zealand First, Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: .. More >>

23. ACT announces Party List to contest 2014 election

13 July 2014 2:39pm | ACT New Zealand

"This list represents all the best elements of the ACT Party," says ACT President John Thompson. "It blends young talent and experienced leaders, all outstanding in their fields of expertise and all sharing ACT's vision of a free and prosperous ..... More >>

24. Greens need to get on the water policy bus

14 July 2014 9:52am | Federated Farmers

Instead of attacking policy that will massively improve New Zealand water quality, Federated Farmers says the Green Party would be more credible if it showed a lot more bipartisan leadership in supporting that policy... More >>

25. Judith Collins on Q+A - Sunday 13th July

14 July 2014 9:43am | Television New Zealand

Justice Minister Judith Collins told TV One's Q+A programme that Prime Minister John Key and Foreign Minister Murray McCully are 'very angry' over the handling of the Malaysian diplomat and allegations of sexual assault... More >>

26. One Law to Rule us All

14 July 2014 10:40am | Conservative Party

The Conservative Party is continuing it's intensive newspaper campaign with full page advertisments today and tomorrow advocating that the best way forward for New Zealand is as one united people who are treated equally under the law, and by the ..... More >>

27. Young NZers call for parties to act on children's rights

14 July 2014 4:33pm | UNICEF NZ

Fifty young people (aged 15-18 years) who attended the UNICEF NZ Youth Congress in Christchurch at the weekend, have called on political parties to address six priority issues including youth unemployment, poverty and mental health... More >>

28. 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 >>

29. Forest & Bird welcomes aspects of new Internet Party policy

14 July 2014 5:14pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird welcomes several aspects of the Internet Party's new environment manifesto. Its policies cover fracking, deep sea oil drilling, and freshwater management - amongst others... More >>

30. Kiwis Would Pay More for Fish 'n' Chips to Save Dolphins

09 December 2013 1:02pm | Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

Every year, between 110 and 150 New Zealand (Hector's and Maui's) dolphins die accidentally in fishermen's nets. In recent decades, the population has plunged from 30,000 to only 7,200. The North Island subspecies of this dolphin, called Maui's ..... More >>

31. Can Obama Achieve Checkmate for TPPA by November?

14 July 2014 10:37am | Professor Jane Kelsey

'The most opaque round of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to date ended in Ottawa yesterday. The odds of President Obama achieving his goal of a meaningful document by the APEC leaders' summit in November hangs in the balance', according ..... More >>

32. 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 >>

33. Lisa Owen interviews Paula Bennett

12 July 2014 4:20pm | The Nation

Paula Bennett says Government won't raise benefit levels, disagrees with Children's Commissioner that current levels do not allow children to participate in society. .. More >>

34. Maori Party Aiming for All Seven Seats

14 July 2014 3:56pm | The Maori Party

The Maori Party is aiming to win all seven Maori electorate seats in Parliament at the forthcoming General Election. .. More >>

35. SSC Releases Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) Reports

10 July 2014 12:24pm | State Services Commission

The Performance Improvement Framework (PIF) reviews released by State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie today include the full reviews of the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the Treasury... More >>

36. Compulsory Te Reo - good idea but must go further

14 July 2014 1:14pm | The Maori Party

Māori Party Tai Tokerau candidate Te Hira Paenga today welcomed the Labour Party endorsement of the Māori Party policy for te reo to be taught as a core subject in schools... More >>

37. Winston Peters Would Have Rail to the Moon

14 July 2014 3:07pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to New Zealand First's transport policy announcement , of diverting $300 million from regional road projects to support Auckland's City Rail Link and the troubled Napier-Gisborne rail line, Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan ..... More >>

38. Candidates Forum Focuses on Social Justice Issues

15 July 2014 10:03am | Wellington Young Feminists' Collective

Social justice issues will be at the forefront of a candidates forum being held Wednesday 23 July, hosted by the Wellington Young Feminists' Collective. 'Ladies in The House 2.0' will give voters the opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics with candidates, ..... More >>

39. Corporate Welfare: Another Million on the Tab

15 July 2014 2:52pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce's announcement that taxpayers will be handing over another $1 million to early stage ICT start-ups, Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: .. More >>

40. New research calls for Moratorium on 1080 poison use

04 November 2011 5:24pm | The Graf Boys

The following discussion piece, released this week, explains how research used to support 1080 poison use in New Zealand does not stand up to basic scrutiny, and suggests bird species that are most likely to show harm, are overlooked for researching. .. More >>

41. Give all low-income children equal support says CPAG

14 July 2014 1:32pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says the government should disentangle support for children from work incentives for parents, and treat all low income children equally. .. More >>

42. Sights on imported airguns and firearms in new gun laws

06 December 2013 3:07pm | New Zealand Police

Police welcome new laws coming into effect next week that place import restrictions on some airguns and clarify the definition of military style semi-automatic firearms. .. More >>

43. ACT announces Dr Ron Smith as Hamilton East candidate

15 July 2014 3:51pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Dr Jamie Whyte is pleased to announce Dr Ron Smith as ACT's candidate for Hamilton East. Dr Smith was formerly the Director of Defence and Strategic Studies at the University of Waikato and has written extensively on international affairs, ..... More >>

44. Family violence package 'useful but not the last word'

15 July 2014 4:02pm | Owen Glenn

The founder and funder of the Glenn Inquiry, Sir Owen Glenn, has welcomed the package of initiatives aimed at addressing family violence announced by the Prime Minister - but warns that they need to go much further yet. .. More >>

45. NZDF Colour Party to March in Bastille Day Parade

02 July 2014 3:10pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Three Army personnel will represent the New Zealand Defence Force in France at this year's Bastille Day parade in Paris. .. More >>

46. 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 >>

47. Animal Cruelty in New Zealand Has World Howling

29 June 2014 12:56pm | Paws for a Cause

A Global Plea to halt the aerial poisoning of tens of thousands of animals has been sent to New Zealand Government Ministers and politicians. The Care2 petition, launched four weeks ago by Paws For a Cause NZ, has amassed over 34,000 signatures from over ..... More >>

48. Housing costs key as inequality remains high

09 July 2014 10:01am | NZCCSS

Latest inequality figures released today show that income inequality has increased again in 2013: the incomes of the lowest half of income earners are going nowhere, having seen no increase in the past five years, while the top half have increased ..... More >>

49. Seafood Industry Strongly Opposed to CRP Mining Application

11 July 2014 11:59am | Deepwater Group

The seafood industry strongly opposes Chatham Rock Phosphate's application to mine the Chatham Rise, saying it will have "significant and irreversible adverse effects on the marine environment." In its submission to the Environmental Protection ..... More >>

50. Impact of violence on children in Gaza and Israel

15 July 2014 10:58am | UNICEF

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on impact of violence on children in Gaza and Israel .. More >>

51. 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 >>

52. 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 >>

53. 23 Bail Murders survey reveals lack of early intervention

12 November 2012 9:11am | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

"A survey of 20 of the 23 offenders who committed murder while on bail since 2006 showed that most of the offenders presented a number of unresolved background issues which if dealt with earlier through the criminal justice system, could have prevented ..... More >>

54. Give the Judge a Medal - The Vote is Unanimous

23 December 2012 4:54pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

A Judge who is waging a crusade against granting bail to violent offenders has won unanimous public support. Judge Callander has made strong statements about the need to keep the public safe and has backed up his words by denying bail to violent offenders... 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. Greater protection for vulnerable children welcomed

13 August 2013 5:52pm | Office of the Children's Commissioner

The Children's Commissioner, Dr Russell Wills, says the announcement of legislative changes to protect vulnerable children reflects an important shift in the balance between respecting a parent's rights and ensuring a child's right to be safe... More >>

57. Poll: Nat 52.5% Lab 29% Grn 9% NZ1 4.5%

05 June 2014 5:02pm | Roy Morgan Research

National (52.5%) surges to election winning lead while Labour/ Greens (38%) slump to lowest since last New Zealand Election as Greens propose a Carbon Tax to replace the Emissions Trading Scheme .. More >>

58. "Pavlova paradise" thinking a hurdle to affordable housing

03 July 2014 9:36am | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

New Zealand will not achieve the government's target to build 35,000 affordable homes in six years unless we throw out old ways of thinking, says New Zealand Infrastructure chief... More >>

59. Oil Exploration in Maui Dolphin Protection Zone

03 July 2014 3:53pm | Liz Slooten

Released Map Show Oil Exploration in Maui Dolphin Protection Zone Last Week A map released today tracks the route of oil exploration ship Duke just off the coast of Patea and Whanganui which runs over Maui's dolphin habitat, and the protected area ..... More >>

60. Wake-up Call for New Zealanders

04 July 2014 3:03pm | CCS Disability Action

Comments made by the outgoing Australian Disability Commissioner, Graeme Innes, should be a wake-up call for New Zealanders that there are still serious barriers faced by disabled job seekers both here and overseas... More >>

61. Family violence remains a significant problem

08 July 2014 11:03am | University of Auckland

Family violence is still a significant problem in New Zealand, according to the latest data summaries released by the NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse. The third annual data updates were released today. (8 July 2014) Amongst other data, the summaries ..... More >>

62. Internet Party to Stop High-Risk Resource Extraction

13 July 2014 10:07am | Internet Party

The Internet Party wants a moratorium on fracking, the dumping of oil wastes, deep-sea and undersea extraction and other risky energy and mining industry practices. .. More >>

63. EDS welcomes Green Party freshwater policies

14 July 2014 10:03am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the Green Party's freshwater policy, which was announced this morning in Hamilton. .. More >>

64. Forest & Bird launches On the Block campaign

14 July 2014 10:07am | Forest And Bird

The independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird is putting up for sale signs to highlight the ongoing, unprecedented sell-off of the rights to frack, log, drill and mine New Zealand's public conservation land... More >>

65. Report - NZ Defence Force: The civilianisation project

31 January 2013 9:26am | Controller and Auditor-General

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) carries out vital work in New Zealand and overseas and its staff are valued for their high standards of professionalism, training, and skill. The Defence White Paper 2010 highlighted the importance of getting value for ..... More >>

66. Grey Power and Asset Sales

21 February 2013 10:42am | Grey Power New Zealand

The editorial in today's Taranaki Daily News contains misconceptions regarding Grey Power's relationship to political parties as it pertains to the asset sale petition... More >>

67. 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 >>

68. 'Out of Gate' Prisoner Reintegration Programme Gets Big Tick

10 June 2013 4:56pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

"The Minister of Corrections, must be congratulated for the 'Out the Gate' Prisoner Reintegration Programme - it addresses a need which has been unmet for many years", says Kim Workman, spokesperson for Rethinking Crime and Punishment.  ..... More >>

69. Spy bill changes an improvement, but further change needed

23 July 2013 4:55pm | Internet NZ

InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) has considered the outcomes of discussions between Hon Peter Dunne and the Government in respect of the GCSB legislation currently being considered by the Intelligence and Security Committee... More >>

70. 82 same sex marriages since law change

19 September 2013 4:40pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Eighty-two same sex couples have got married since 19 August 2013, the first day same sex couples could get married in New Zealand. .. More >>

71. 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 >>

72. 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 >>

73. Sex Offender Database: About Time!!!

06 March 2014 10:39am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is relieved that Police Minister Anne Tolley is finally pushing for the Sex Offenders Register in Parliament, but is skeptical it will pass quickly. "It seems more important things are on the Governments mind than the protection ..... More >>

74. Family court consumers launch their own justice system

01 April 2014 5:32pm | Parents 4 Justice

Auckland based Parents 4 Justice have today launched their resolve to the Family Court. .. More >>

75. Police staff supporting Solomon Islands emergency efforts

05 April 2014 7:11pm | New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police staff currently deployed to Solomon Islands have all been accounted for and are helping with the emergency response. .. More >>

76. 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 >>

77. Q + A Episode 13: LAILA HARRE Interviewed by SUSAN WOOD

03 June 2014 1:13pm | TVNZ

Long time unionist and left wing politician Laila Harre is back, she's been a member of Labour, New Labour, Alliance, and the Greens, and now she's taking the helm of the Internet Party, she joins me now good morning... More >>

78. Te Mana O Ngāti Rangitihi to Take Mandate to Minister

12 June 2014 9:53am | Te Mana

Tera te Haeata, hikitia i te ripa te tara ki te maunga, ki Ruawahia, taku maunga tuturu e! .. More >>

79. Major new alliance launches Climate Voter initiative

22 June 2014 2:34pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Auckland, 22 June 2014 - A campaign to mobilise thousands of Kiwis to use their vote in September's election to support action on climate change was launched in Auckland this afternoon... More >>

80. Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Bill introduced

30 June 2014 4:05pm | Chapman Tripp

The Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill will bring New Zealand into line with international conventions and responds to recommendations from the OECD and the US around tightening our defences against organised crime... More >>

81. Community Housing calls for commitment to investment plan

03 July 2014 12:03pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa says meeting the $5 billion cost of building 15,000 new modern, dry, affordable homes over the next five years is achievable, but will require buy-in from all parties. At its conference in Nelson today (July 3), Director Scott ..... More >>

82. Government policy barrier to social housing growth

03 July 2014 2:28pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Growth in the New Zealand community housing sector is inhibited by the government's policy of requiring state houses to be purchased by social housing providers, an Australian expert says. Community Housing Federation of Australia executive director ..... More >>

83. Swiss army approach needed for knotty house price problem

04 July 2014 10:18am | Community Housing Aotearoa

New Zealand's over-valued housing market requires major reforms, says NZEIR's principal economist Shamubeel Eaqub. In a paper just published by the Journal of International Union for Housing Finance, Shamubeel Eaqub says there is no easy fix ..... More >>

84. Auckland Council Must Save $860 Per Ratepayer

08 July 2014 10:49am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to media reports that Len Brown's Council will need to find $430 million of budget savings in order to prevent rates rises over the promised 2.5 percent, Taxpayers' Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams says:.. More >>

85. Big job ahead despite slight decrease in child poverty

08 July 2014 2:39pm | Child Poverty Monitor

New data released today suggests that if New Zealand wants to be a great place to raise children there is still considerable work to do for the one in four missing out... More >>

86. Election 2014 a focus for Multicultural New Zealand

08 July 2014 3:13pm | Multicultural New Zealand

The 2014 election will be a key focus for multicultural councils in communities around New Zealand for the next two months, says Multicultural New Zealand, the Federation of Multicultural Councils. Building on election policies published earlier this year, ..... More >>

87. NZPI urges Government to consider planning principles

09 July 2014 4:21pm | NZ Planning Institute

The New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI) is urging the Government to consider a suite of NZPI-developed guiding principles on freshwater quality issues when it implements its upcoming freshwater reforms... More >>

88. Christchurch Chep workers strike for national pay parity

10 July 2014 10:41am | First Union

Workers at the Chep pallet plant in Christchurch are going on strike on Thursday 10 July, demanding pay parity with Chep's Wiri pallet plant in Auckland, according to FIRST Union, the union for workers in the transport and logistics sector... More >>

89. ALCP Announce Justice and Compensation Policy

14 July 2014 1:39pm | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Justice and Corrections budgets will make a saving of well over $100 million annually under ALCP policy. .. More >>

90. Cold Comfort for Victims of Burglary

14 July 2014 1:43pm | ACT New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald yesterday revealed that Counties Manukau Police have altered their records to misrepresent the number of burglaries committed between 2009 and 2012. They have understated the number of burglaries in their area by 700... More >>

91. Property (Relationships) Act 1976

31 January 2002 3:58pm | New Zealand Law Society

The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 comes into force this Friday 1 February 2002. It updates the Matrimonial Property Act 1976 and extends the provisions to de facto couples, including those of the same sex. As such it is a radical piece of legislation... More >>

92. First Ceo Appointed To New Zealand Racing Board

20 February 2004 1:32pm | NZ Racing Board

The New Zealand Racing Board has appointed Graeme Hansen as its CEO. The NZRB took over the functions of both the TAB and the Racing Industry Board from 1 August 2003... More >>

93. Family First announces its Board of Reference

31 May 2006 12:47am | Family First Lobby

The Family First Lobby, which is aiming to bring a strong pro-family pro-life and pro-moral value message to the media and public debate, has announced its Board of Reference... More >>

94. NZSAS to Wear Presidential Award

08 June 2006 1:43pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The 1st New Zealand Special Air Service (NZSAS) Group has received advice from Her Majesty The Queen that a US Navy Presidential Unit Citation (USNPUC) presented for service in Afghanistan has been approved for acceptance and wear... More >>

95. New Current Affairs Blog

29 June 2006 5:30pm | Tumeke

New Zealand's "most opinionated man" hooks up with New Zealand's most seditious man to launch a new current affairs news blog - TUMEKE!.. More >>

96. 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 >>

97. New licensing rules for industrial hemp

18 July 2006 9:49am | Ministry of Health

Commercial cultivation of hemp may become more common with a relaxing of the rules around its production from August 1. The Ministry's medicine regulatory agency Medsafe will be implementing a new but less onerous regulatory regime for the cultivation, ..... More >>

98. Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996 Prosecution

20 June 2008 2:18pm | Ministry of Economic Development

Two refrigeration engineers were recently convicted and fined at the Auckland District Court for a reckless discharge of an ozone depleting substance. This is believed to be the first prosecution of its kind under the Ozone Layer Protection Act 1996... More >>

99. 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 >>

100. NZ Raised GE Eucalyptus Trees Intended for U.S

29 June 2009 9:50am | Soil and Health Association

More than a quarter of a million genetically engineered (GE) eucalyptus trees exported from New Zealand stand to shred New Zealand's clean, green brand and risk large-scale health and environmental damage, according to the Soil & Health Association of New ..... More >>


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