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1. Carer Relief Workers Gain Minimum Employment Rights

03 March 2015 9:09am | Service And Food Workers Union

Carer Relief Workers Gain Minimum Employment Rights Over 35,000 home care relief workers have gained the right to the minimum wage and holidays through a case won by the Service and Food Workers Union in the Employment Court. The court yesterday ..... More >>

2. Northland By-Election Candidates Announced

03 March 2015 4:25pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has released the candidate and voting place details for the Saturday 28 March by-election in the Northland electorate... More >>

3. The TPPA's Dirty Little Secret: How US could write NZ's Laws

13 August 2014 9:47am | Professor Jane Kelsey

A new website launched today ( http://tppnocertification.org/ ) has exposed what University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey calls 'the dirty little secret of the TPPA'... More >>

4. Work and Income Ashburton shooting - WorkSafe charge

02 March 2015 5:31pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe NZ has laid one charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) in relation to the shooting at the MSD Ashburton office on 1 September 2014 in which two Work and Income staff were killed and another was injured... More >>

5. 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 >>

6. Worksafe charge against MSD

02 March 2015 5:33pm | Ministry of Social Development

I have been advised that WorkSafe has lodged a charge today in the Wellington District Court against the Ministry of Social Development, under Section 6 of the Health and Safety Act... More >>

7. Secretary of Foreign Affairs And Trade Appointed

03 March 2015 11:33am | State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie has today announced the appointment of Brook Barrington as Chief Executive and Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT)... More >>

8. Ex-Hostage: Government Failing to Put NZers and Iraqis First

02 March 2015 9:28am | Christian Peacemaker Team

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - Harmeet Singh Sooden is travelling to Iraq in the coming weeks to work with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) on a short-term assignment. Mr Sooden is deeply concerned about the Government's decision to deploy the NZDF to ..... More >>

9. Massive IRD Cost Blowout for Child Support Changes

03 March 2015 9:07am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is labelling a cost blowout by the IRD a shambles, highlighting official documents that show that taxpayers are in line to cop at least $163 million to roll back the 2013 reforms to the Child Support system. Executive Director of ..... More >>

10. John Key Presents Clayton Solution to MP Pay

02 March 2015 4:49pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is welcoming the overhaul of the Remuneration Authority Act in relation to MPs' pay, but is slamming the use of Parliamentary urgency to avoid the public getting an opportunity to have their say. Taxpayers' UnionExecutive ..... More >>

11. Health and safety paramount as Worksafe launch prosecution

02 March 2015 5:28pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Worksafe's announcement that they have filed a charge against the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) following the tragic shootings at Ashburton Work and Income shows the importance that must be placed on ..... More >>

12. Teina Pora decision shows need for review

03 March 2015 11:12pm | University of Canterbury

The Privy Council's upholding of the Teina Pora appeal is further evidence New Zealand needs a Criminal Cases Review Panel, Dean of the University of Canterbury's School of Law, Associate Professor Chris Gallavin says... 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. MP pay changes cannot be used to hold public servants back

02 March 2015 5:40pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) says the changes to MP pay announced today by John Key cannot be used to justify withholding decent pay movement for public servants. .. More >>

15. Zero political appetite for cannabis

03 March 2015 2:12pm | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

There is zero prospect of cannabis being made legal under the current parliament, according to the Drug Foundation. .. More >>

16. No military deployment in Iraq: Nationwide peace vigils

27 February 2015 11:21am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Peace vigils calling for increased humanitarian assistance and diplomatic support for Middle East peace processes, and opposing the military deployment to Iraq, will be held around the country at 5pm on Thursday, 5 March, coordinated by Peace Movement ..... More >>

17. Free Press

02 March 2015 2:57pm | ACT New Zealand

Only Businessman Robin Grieve, an orchardist and health and safety consultant, is the only Northland by-election candidate who's supporting himself in the private sector. "A council bureaucrat, a career politician, a district councillor, and ..... More >>

18. Australian research shows TPPA would harm health

03 March 2015 4:04pm | Doctors for Healthy Trade

A careful assessment of what could happen to the health of New Zealanders under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is needed, say New Zealand doctors. An Australian report Negotiating Healthy Trade in Australia: Health Impact Assessment ..... More >>

19. Kiwis Join Global Vigil Against GE trees

02 March 2015 1:24pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealanders are supporting an international vigil against release of GE trees at 12.45 on Tuesday 3rd March at 10 Brandon Street, Wellington. .. More >>

20. Plain Packaging - Māori Party are congratulated

03 March 2015 8:57am | Te Ara Ha Ora

Te Ara Hā Ora the National Māori Tobacco Control service congratulate the Māori party for their public support of plain packaging. Zoe Hawke the Manager of the service states that "Hon Tariana Turia was the champion of a smokefree 2025 goal and now ..... More >>

21. New Zealand celebrates International Women's Day

03 March 2015 1:45pm | The Daya Trust

International Women's Day is a day for celebrating women's economic, political and social achievements around the globe. It is a day to acknowledge women's successes, while recognising that there is still a long way to go in ending the inequalities ..... More >>

22. High Noon for the TPPA

02 March 2015 12:42pm | New Zealand Fabian Society

Jane Kelsey's recent op-ed in the NZ Herald noted that if TPPA is going to be part of Obama's legacy he will want the deal done soon - by June at the latest! She argued that the technical details are 'largely over' and the negotiations have ..... More >>

23. Maritime Union repeats call for industry inquiry

03 March 2015 12:08pm | Maritime Union of New Zealand

The Maritime Union is continuing its call for a national inquiry into port and maritime safety. .. More >>

24. Zero hour contracts undermine workers' rights

01 December 2014 10:05am | Unite Union

Unite Union has pledged to campaign against zero hour contracts in 2015 because they say they are used to undermine basic rights of workers. At their national conference today Unite discussed recent cases where the existence of these type of agreements ..... More >>

25. 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 >>

26. Maki Herbert stands in Northland by-election

02 March 2015 3:14pm | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

Maki Herbert is a mother and grandmother who lives and works on her family farm in the Hokianga. .. More >>

27. Rift Jeopardises Public Safety

03 March 2015 3:30pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is incensed that a rift between the Department of Corrections and the Parole Board has the potential to undermine public safety. .. More >>

28. MP's pay rise ten times that of minimum wage worker

26 February 2015 10:40am | Unite Union

The pay rise approved for MP's is ten times that of a full-time minimum wage worker. .. More >>

29. Q+A: PM John Key - "NZ more at risk from doing nothing"

01 March 2015 5:42pm | TVNZ

Prime Minister John Key told TV One's Q+A programme New Zealand is more at risk from doing nothing than in sending troops to Iraq. .. More >>

30. Dutch Euthanasia Proof of Recipe For Abuse

03 March 2015 12:36pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the NZ lecture tour by Dr Rob Jonquiere, a leader of the Dutch euthanasia movement, will ignore the mounting evidence from his own country that there's no safe way to kill people and that assisted suicide will result in ..... More >>

31. Grey Power: This is about your grandchildren

03 March 2015 2:26pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is disappointed to read of Grey Power's opposition to addressing the sustainability of NZ Super. .. More >>

32. Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Tony Abbott and John Key

28 February 2015 11:53am | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister the Hon Tony Abbott MP and Prime Minister the Rt Hon John Key met in Auckland on 28 February 2015 for the annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders' Meeting. .. More >>

33. 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 >>

34. Druglawed documentary accepted into festival circuit

25 February 2015 11:16am | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Cannabis Party is welcoming the launch of a new documentary about New Zealand's continuing involvement in the failed War on Drugs. .. More >>

35. Heart Foundation responds to vandalism

02 March 2015 5:13pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation was deeply disappointed to learn today that an individual or group has vandalised one of its billboards in Hamilton. .. More >>


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

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

37. 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 >>

38. 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 >>

39. NZ Baby Food 800 Times More Pesticides than in Europe

04 December 2014 10:33am | Safe Food Campaign

New Zealand baby food contained nearly 800 times more pesticides than baby food in Europe, according to a recent analysis. This evidence and why this is a risk to New Zealand babies will be presented tomorrow to the Primary Production Committee by ..... More >>

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

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

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

41. Minimum wage now the maximum wage for thousands

25 February 2015 11:38am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"The announcement today of a fifty cent per hour increase for the thousands of workers now completely reliant on it as the pay setting mechanism shows a disrespect for the families of this country," says CTU President Helen Kelly... More >>

42. Deaf & Hard of Hearing New Zealanders left guessing

25 February 2015 12:38pm | National Foundation for the Deaf

It's billed as one of the biggest sporting events in the world and heralded as great for Godzone. .. More >>

43. 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 >>

44. 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 >>

45. Lobby group delighted with Parliamentary pay decision

03 March 2015 3:36pm | Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand

"We are delighted to see that the politicians have recognised the greed and selfishness embodied in their initial response to their remuneration increases and are now proposing to amend the appropriate legislation. About time! " .. More >>

46. "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 >>

47. British Council Appoints Ingrid Leary As Director

13 April 2008 11:53am | British Council

British Council New Zealand has appointed Ingrid Leary to be its new country director based in Auckland from 1 June... More >>

48. Documentary Tells Untold Story of Teina Pora

24 April 2013 4:24pm | Maori TV

Convicted twice of being party to a brutal rape and murder, Teina Pora has just begun his 21st year in prison. He continues to maintain he is innocent. His story is the subject of a challenging new documentary to screen on Maori Television on ..... More >>

49. Te Ata Tino Toa position on new flag panel

26 February 2015 1:51pm | Te Ata Tino Toa

By the time the flag is adopted, it wants NZ to have a 'two flag' policy. - - - The new NZ flag should fly at all times alongside the Maori flag, as is done in Australia (indigenous alongside non-indigenous). - - - The two flags will represent ..... More >>

50. Phil Goff Interview On TV One's Q+A : "It doesn't take guts"

01 March 2015 5:39pm | TVNZ

Labour's Defence spokesperson Phil Goff told TV One's Q+A programme that going to Iraq is a high-risk venture that is probably the least effective thing that we could do to stop ISIS. .. More >>

51. Government Should Stamp Out Taxpayer Funded Lobbying

02 March 2015 11:39am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union believes that questions need to asked about why a lobby group, working with the Maori Party on a political campaign around tobacco plain packaging, is largely taxpayer funded. This morning's front page of the New Zealand Herald ..... More >>

52. Rainbow Labour listening and learning to achieve change

03 March 2015 10:11am | Rainbow Labour

Rainbow Labour will be learning from the outcomes of the recent United Nations Development Programme's Regional dialogue on LGBTI rights and health in Asia and the Pacific recently held in Bangkok, Thailand over February 25-27 and attended by Labour MP ..... More >>

53. Short list for New Zealander of the Year 2015

29 December 2014 11:47am | New Zealander Of The Year Awards

29 December 2014 Short list for New Zealander of the Year 2015 The New Zealander of the Year 2015 Awards Office is pleased to announce the approved list of 10 people being considered for the 2015 Kiwibank New Zealander of the Year. They are: o Dr ..... More >>

54. Open letter on military deployment to Iraq

11 February 2015 9:34am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

In response to yesterday's announcement that the New Zealand armed forces will begin specific training for a possible deployment to Iraq, more than 30 representatives of peace, justice and faith organisations and academics have sent an open letter ..... More >>

55. A simple question for Winston Peters: Where do you live?

27 February 2015 4:17pm | ACT New Zealand

"Winston Peters has set a new record, being economical with the truth only hours into his campaign," claims Northland ACT candidate Robin Grieve. .. More >>

56. Rally against TPPA in Hastings

28 February 2015 10:35am | Grey Power New Zealand

With the final negotiations of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) expected to be taking place in March, and with widespread community concern about threats this secret deal poses to New Zealand's sovereignty, a rally is being held onSaturday, ..... More >>

57. On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Winston Peters

28 February 2015 1:06pm | The Nation

Patrick Gower: Well, believe it or not, Winston is in. On Friday, the New Zealand First leader announced he is standing in the Northland by-election. I spoke to him just before we came on air and yet again tried to figure out what exactly he is up ..... More >>

58. Q + A: Winston Peters Interviewed by Corin Dann

01 March 2015 12:22pm | TVNZ

CORIN John Key, on this programme a short time ago, said you haven't got a show - you can't win this. .. More >>

59. Call For Officers To Routinely Wear Tasers

02 March 2015 5:39pm | Police Association

"The time has come for Police Officers to be equipped with Tasers on their belt when they are attending calls for service, as the seemingly weekly serious attacks on Police Officers continue with today's attack on a Police officer at the Foxton ..... More >>

60. 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 >>

61. 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 >>

62. 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 >>

63. UNICEF putting Child Friendly Cities on the agenda

26 February 2015 9:27am | UNICEF

UNICEF putting Child Friendly Cities on the agenda in New Zealand At the national Child Friendly Cities forum co-hosted by UNICEF NZ and Wellington City Council today (26 February), attendees will hear about the importance of ensuring that children's ..... More >>

64. Council to undertake major 'stage two' study on port

26 February 2015 5:26pm | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Len Brown says he does not expect the port will make any application for reclamation until after the unitary plan becomes operative. .. More >>

65. How Free Is Free Speech?

27 February 2015 12:18pm | Noel Cheer

How Free Is Free Speech: Do we recommend unconstrained freedom of expression? The Chief Human Rights Commissioner, David Rutherford, will be In Conversation with Noel Cheer at St Andrew's on The Terrace, Wellington on Tuesday 3 March 2015 from 12:15pm ..... More >>

66. Second assault within hours; repeat call for Tasers on belts

03 March 2015 4:51pm | New Zealand Police

Police Association President Greg O'Connor has repeated the call for the routine wearing of Tasers after a second police officer was viciously attacked within hours of the first. .. More >>

67. Suffocating Bureucracy & Failed Institutions

12 July 2013 10:33am | Hugh Pavletich

The real reason for the collapse of embryonic civil society in Egypt appears to be poorly understood. .. More >>

68. 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 >>

69. Who Owns NZ? Foreign Control Key Facts Updated

07 January 2014 5:11pm | CAFCA

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

70. 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 >>

71. 10 Year Passports Looking Likely

13 October 2014 9:49am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union understands that the Government is considering the reintroduction of ten year passports in changes to the Passports Act expected before the end of the year. .. More >>

72. Students' Support Calls to Review UE Changes

30 January 2015 11:26am | VUWSA

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

73. Battle lines drawn over EDUCANZ - PPTA

11 February 2015 9:43am | PPTA

PPTA members will not stand by idly while democracy is stripped from the teachers council, says president Angela Roberts. .. More >>

74. TPPA secret while EU releases TTIP documents

12 February 2015 5:00pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

'Trade minister Tim Groser has repeatedly claimed that negotiations for agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) are never conducted in daylight. That is simply not true.'.. More >>

75. Prof Jane Kelsey - The TPPA End-game

17 February 2015 1:43pm | New Zealand Fabian Society

Prof Jane Kelsey - The TPPA End-game - Wednesday March 4 Connolly Hall Wellington 5:30pm .. More >>

76. Australian Prime Minister to thank New Zealand fire crews

27 February 2015 4:30pm | The Fire Service

The contribution of more than 400 New Zealand firefighters in helping battle bushfires across the Tasman over the past 14 years will be acknowledged tomorrow during a visit by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to an Auckland fire station. .. More >>

77. Murderers take a walk in the park - How disgusting is that!

02 March 2015 12:25pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Fancy a leisurely stroll in the park with your kids running around having fun - now picture that with 3 convicted criminals walking through that same park. All 3 convicted of heinous crimes. All 3 have are repeat offenders... More >>

78. Maxim's Greg Fleming Gives a Libertarian critique

14 October 2002 1:01pm | Maxim Institute

Over the past week I have come to understand the difference between a libertarian and a classical liberal. Quite simply it is compassion. The libertarian has no compassion. And if the political right in New Zealand ever want to be more than a squeaky wheel ..... More >>

79. 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 >>

80. www.LawFuel.co.nz - The 'Briefcase' Blog

27 January 2008 5:44pm | LawFuel

The blood on the ground at Wall Street and in the City spread to Big Law in the Big Apple even before this week's big sell-off. It's going to get ugly out there just as many Wall Street firms were offering straight off-the-rank salaries of up to $160,000 ..... More >>

81. 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 >>

82. New Zealand's Most Stolen Cars

07 March 2013 10:18am | AA Insurance

Honda Torneo tops the list for the second consecutive year Auckland, 7 March 2013 - AA Insurance today announced the 10 most frequently stolen cars, based on its own claims data. The Honda Torneo has topped the list for the second consecutive ..... More >>

83. Exhibition on Nuclear Disarmament for 68th Hiroshima Day

24 July 2013 12:43pm | National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies

The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) will host the opening of an antinuclear exhibition "Everything You Treasure: For a World Free from Nuclear Weapons" from August 5 (Mon) to 9 (Fri) at the Otago University Library LINK... More >>

84. 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 >>

85. 3RD Degree Airs New Revelations in Teina Pora Case

01 August 2013 12:02pm | TV3

Thursday 1 August, 2013 3RD Degree Airs New Revelations in Teina Pora Case 3rd Degree has broadcast an explosive new investigation into the case of Teina Pora. Pora was arrested in 1993 for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in her Papatoetoe home, ..... More >>

86. Grandparents raising grandchildren to receive extra funding

15 December 2013 4:10pm | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett has today announced new payments for carers receiving the Unsupported Child's Benefit. .. More >>

87. 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 >>

88. 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 >>

89. 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 >>

90. Māori Language Bill: a Backward Step for Te Reo Māori

14 August 2014 10:13am | COMET Auckland

The Auckland Languages Strategy Working Group has criticised the Māori Language (Te Reo Māori) Bill 2014 as ineffective in promoting Te Reo Māori to the extent that is required - and the group has made a submission on the Bill to propose a number ..... More >>

91. New Zealand a world leader in animal welfare

25 November 2014 9:53am | World Animal Protection

The Animal Protection Index , which ranks 50countries across the world on their animal welfare standards, places New Zealand (along with the United Kingdom, Austria and Switzerland)in first place. .. More >>

92. Evidence Not Rhetoric Best for Wellington Super City

04 December 2014 10:46am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers Union is disappointed that even business groups are getting caught up in the rhetoric and ignoring evidence in the Wellington Super City debate ahead of the Local Government Commission's announcement later today. .. More >>

93. Fish & Game Wins Ruataniwha Dam High Court Appeal

12 December 2014 2:28pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game and its environmental allies have won their High Court appeal against the way the Board of Inquiry into the Ruataniwha Dam made decisions. .. More >>

94. 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 >>

95. Proprietors of Wakatū v Attorney-General

19 December 2014 4:40pm | NZ Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the Wakatū Incorporation, Rore Pat Stafford and Te Kāhui Ngahuru Trust alleging breaches of trust and fiduciary duty against the Crown. The High Court had also dismissed the claims. .. More >>

96. Time for Wgtn City Council to oppose deep sea oil drilling

05 February 2015 11:23am | Oil Free Wellington

"With the Christchurch City Council openly opposing new oil exploration stretching from South Canterbury to Banks Peninsula it is time for the Wellington City Council to take a stand on deep sea oil drilling," says Oil Free Wellington spokesperson ..... More >>

97. Young couple in plea for help after visa rejection

09 February 2015 2:00pm | Tim and Bethany Dwyer

A young Kiwi woman and her British husband are facing the heartbreak of having to leave New Zealand following the rejection of their visa application - despite being married for over four years and the husband working as a skilled migrant... More >>

98. 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 >>

99. Community-led solutions needed for suicide prevention

16 February 2015 3:36pm | Le Va

A free community event this weekend will encourage Pasifika families to talk about suicide and how it can be prevented as concerns grow that suicidal behaviour is increasing in Pasifika communities throughout New Zealand... More >>

100. Pay inequality continues to be ignored in this country too

24 February 2015 4:17pm | NZEI

New Zealand women in many occupations including those working in education continue to be underpaid compared to men. .. More >>


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