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1. Obama's Fast Track Bill a last-ditch move to rescue TPPA

17 April 2015 11:41am | Professor Jane Kelsey

'With less than two months until the window is likely to close for President Obama to get a deal in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) under his watch, the administration has put a bill before Congress to grant him "fast track" authority', ..... More >>

2. iPredict New Zealand Weekly Economic & Political Update

17 April 2015 3:38pm | iPredict

TV3's Campbell Live appears doomed, with a 77% probability it will be cancelled before 1 January 2016 , according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealand's predictions market, iPredict. John Key's position as ..... More >>

3. Apology to Hon Peter Dunne

16 April 2015 4:59pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union wishes to apologise to Hon. Peter Dunne, in response to his criticism of the Taxpayers' Union for missing an example of government waste in yesterday's edition of the Dominion Post. Taxpayers' Union Executive Director, ..... More >>

4. New TEI Council Members Appointed

16 April 2015 1:44pm | New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced eight council appointments to five tertiary education institutions, which include three new council members... More >>

5. Judgment: DH v R, KOHAI v R

17 April 2015 10:08am | NZ Supreme Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court's judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ..... More >>

6. No zero hours at Work & Income either

15 April 2015 1:01pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Any new law on zero hours contracts must make it absolutely explicit that beneficiaries are not to be work tested for jobs where there are no guaranteed minimum hours and days of work. This morning Workplace Minister Michael Woodhouse outlined potential ..... More >>

7. Reducing the impact of alcohol on family violence

17 April 2015 9:05am | Superu

Today Superu published the paper Reducing the impact of alcohol on family violence. Previously little focus has been given to bringing together research on the role of alcohol in family violence. .. More >>

8. Simon Bridge's bridges may cost lives

17 April 2015 9:55am | Dog And Lemon guide

The government should cancel the planned $70 million spendup on Northland one-lane bridges and divert the money into desperately needed safety projects, says the car review website dogandlemon.com ... More >>

9. Four nominees confirmed for Green Party male Co-leader

17 April 2015 5:12pm | Green Party

Four nominees have put their hats in the ring to replace Russel Norman as Green Party male Co-leader, the party announced today. .. More >>

10. Government has let quarry workers down

17 April 2015 2:13pm | NZCTU

Unions are dismayed at the second death of a worker in a quarry within less than a month. "Our hearts go out to the families and co-workers of Scott Baldwin, who was killed on 19 March in South Timaru, and the yet-unnamed worker, who died yesterday ..... More >>

11. Activist Academics Repeat Call for Soda Tax

17 April 2015 2:24pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Reacting to the call for soda taxes from University of Auckland Professor Boyd Swinburn, and University of Otago Associate Professor, Nick Wilson, Taxpayers' Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says:.. More >>

12. Allegations not supported at KiwiRail

17 April 2015 1:41pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Labour Inspectorate in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has concluded an investigation into allegations by Labour MP Trevor Mallard around Chinese workers at KiwiRail and could not identify any welfare issues or find evidence of ..... More >>

13. Chickens will protest today

17 April 2015 9:32am | Stop Craddock Farms

17/04/2015 Today animal rights activists dressed as chickens will gather outside Yovich & Co in Whangarei. The directors of Yovich & Co are funding what will be New Zealand's largest caged hen factory farm. "Walter Yovich, a director ..... More >>

14. Sensible Sentencing Group Trust registered as a charity

16 April 2015 2:22pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The independent Charities Registration Board has registered the Sensible Sentencing Group Trust (SSGT) as a charity. .. More >>

15. Ngai Tai Ki Tamaki Rule Out Taniwha Tax

16 April 2015 4:04pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers Union is welcoming comments by James Brown, Chairman of Ngāi Tai Ki Tāmaki, indicating that spiritual elements will not be included in Cultural Impact Assessments provided by his iwi. Yesterday the Taxpayers' Union launched its briefing ..... More >>

16. Commission calls for cross party accord on housing

17 April 2015 12:02pm | Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford today supports calls for all political parties to agree to a cross party accord to address the "very serious" issues facing New Zealand with respect to adequate housing. .. More >>

17. Intervention Not the Solution to Housing Crisis

16 April 2015 9:32am | Affordable Auckland

Intervention Not the Solution to Housing Crisis "A thinly-veiled call by the Reserve Bank to examine the tax status of property investors is not the solution to fixing the housing hyperinflation crisis," says Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate ..... More >>

18. SFWU submits counter-proposal to SDHB plan

16 April 2015 2:30pm | Service And Food Workers Union

The union representing the Southern District Health Board (SDHB) food service workers has submitted a counter-proposal to plans to outsource food production for meals on wheels and hospital meals. The SDHB are considering a proposal from Health Benefits ..... More >>

19. Most in advanced age rely on pension

17 April 2015 1:28pm | University of Auckland

Most in advanced age rely on pension Media Release - University of Auckland - 15 April 2015 .. More >>

20. Petition numbers convert into ratings for Campbell Live

15 April 2015 8:32am | ActionStation

Almost 70,000 New Zealanders have signed local campaign group ActionStation's petition to save TV3 current affairs show Campbell Live and overnight those same people raised $10,000 to fund a creative petition delivery that will be, according to Campaign ..... More >>

21. 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 >>

22. 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 >>

23. 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 >>

24. 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 >>

25. $80 Million More on Corporate Welfare

14 April 2015 2:38pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is shocked that the Government is wasting the last $80 million of the 'Future Investment Fund' on corporate welfare through Callaghan Innovation's 'R&D grants'... More >>

26. The Pandora's Box of Local Government Reform

15 April 2015 10:19am | rimpac

Does the Napier City Council quarrel with the Local Government Commission (LGC) confirm that financial facts are being misrepresented, to sway public opinion in favour of the Government's Local Body Reform agenda? .. More >>

27. EDS welcome appointment of new Secretary for the Environment

15 April 2015 10:41am | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the appointment of Vicky Robertson as Chief Executive of the Ministry for the Environment. .. More >>

28. 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 >>

29. Blue: Open Letter on Feminism to Paul Henry

15 April 2015 2:11pm | Human Rights Commission

You are wrong. Feminism hasn't come further than Hillary Clinton and Helen Clark, feminism will only ever go as far as they and other women go. .. More >>

30. NZ welcomes UNSC resolution on Yemen

16 April 2015 4:45pm | New Zealand Government

NZ welcomes UNSC resolution on Yemen Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the United Nations Security Council's resolution on Yemen and called for the resumption of political dialogue between all parties involved in the conflict. "We are deeply ..... More >>

31. Proactive property investors provide healthy homes

17 April 2015 2:16pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

"Our members are actively taking steps to ensure their properties are warm and healthy," said Terry le Grove President of the NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF). "We are aware of the Housing Improvement Regulations of 1947 which come ..... More >>

32. Maori Party Roadshow in Te Wai Pounamu

26 August 2008 9:34am | The Maori Party

This week Maori Party MPs and electorate candidates, including Te Tai Tonga candidate Rahui Katene, are attending a roadshow organised by Te Wai Pounamu electorate members and supporters... More >>

33. 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 >>

34. Winston Peters Invited to Help Ngapuhi Hapu Unite

06 April 2015 3:09pm | Ngapuhi

Winston Peters Invited to Help Ngapuhi Hapu Unite Te Kotahitanga o Nga Hapu Ngapuhi congratulates our whanaunga the Rt Hon Winston Peters on his historic victory in the by-election to become the Member of Parliament for Northland... More >>

35. This weekend on The Nation 18 & 19 April 2015

17 April 2015 5:38pm | The Nation

A rare interview with Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf about the impact of the international economic recovery on New Zealand and the main opportunities and threats now facing the country... More >>

36. 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 >>

37. Legal Cannabis goes on sale in New Zealand

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

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

38. NZ Ranked World's Most Socially Advanced Country

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

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

39. 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 >>


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 >>

41. Antarctic Toothfish Pirate fishing: The rule book is slim

14 January 2015 5:39pm | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The national environmental alliance ECO NZ has congratulated the New Zealand Navy and government for monitoring unauthorized and unreported fishing in Southern Ocean. .. More >>

42. Standing Ovation For New Zealand's Leading Feminist

12 March 2015 10:46am | Zonta International

Dr Marilyn Waring, guest speaker at the 2015 International Women's Day Breakfast at Parliament in Wellington, spoke on "Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!" .. More >>

43. Abortion Supervisory Committee Challenge in High Court

07 April 2015 9:01am | Right To Life

Right to Life is seeking a Declaratory Judgement on the lawfulness of an abortion licence, first issued in 2013, by the Abortion Supervisory Committee to the New Zealand Family Planning Association [FPA]. The licence was issued for its Tauranga clinic. ..... More >>

44. Groser Set for Washington as Hopes for TPP Fade

09 April 2015 5:19pm | iPredict

Trade Minister Tim Groser is set to become New Zealand's next Ambassador to the United States as hopes of a successful outcome to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations fade, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders ..... More >>

45. SHAN launches National Petition to fight state house sales

10 April 2015 11:36am | State Housing Action

The newly formed State Housing Action Network (SHAN) is today launching a nationwide petition opposing the National government's plans to sell state houses and calling for a major state house building programme to address the housing crisis for tenants ..... More >>

46. Showdown looming over cannabis documentary

14 April 2015 9:33am | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Otago has threatened to charge a university club hundreds of dollars if it 'promotes illegal activity' at the premiere of the documentary Druglawed... More >>

47. Purchasing social housing tenancies

15 April 2015 11:49am | Ministry of Social Development

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) has today released information on its social housing purchasing intentions. .. More >>

48. Our health not optional, students tell reluctant landlords

15 April 2015 2:25pm | NZUSA

The national student union is calling for the Government to urgently introduce minimum heating and insulation standards for rentals off the back of reports by Radio New Zealand that some landlords are not willing to insulate cheaper properties... More >>

49. Heritage Policy Submission And City Centre Upgrades

16 April 2015 1:56pm | Auckland City Council

The Auckland Development Committee met today and discussed the council's response to Heritage New Zealand's policy consultation and the latest City Centre Integration progress update. The following is a digest of decisions made... More >>

50. Chinese rail engineers have a right to NZ conditions

17 April 2015 5:16pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Chinese rail engineers currently working in New Zealand are being short-changed their rightful wage entitlements under New Zealand labour law, the Council of Trade Unions said today... More >>

51. Progressives: Heka Taefu Invercargill candidate

14 June 2005 1:03pm | Progressive Party

The Progressive party has selected Heka Taefu as its candidate in the Invercargill electorate in this year's general election where he will be campaigning for party votes... 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. Oil industry's rush to drill deep sea blind to dire problems

15 February 2012 7:26pm | Pacific Ecologist

The oil industry in NZ seems oblivious to great dangers and wants the EEZ Bill to be rushed through so they can speedily proceed with ocean drilling projects. Kay Weir, editor of Pacific Ecologist, explains why this is a big mistake... More >>

54. Waitangi Tribunal Report Released on the Kōhanga Reo Claim

18 October 2012 9:40am | Waitangi Tribunal

The Waitangi Tribunal has today released a pre-publication version of Matua Rautia - Report on the Kōhanga Reo Claim , its report into the kōhanga reo claim filed by the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust. .. More >>

55. 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 >>

56. 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 >>

57. 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 >>

58. BPW NZ calls fashion industry to account

16 October 2014 10:45am | NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women

The New Zealand Federation of Business and Professional Women (BPW NZ) joins the call for action on the use of skinny models and mannequins as it is directly affecting the self-esteem and health of many of our young people... More >>

59. 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 >>

60. Goodfellow acknowledges Mike Sabin

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

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

61. 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 >>

62. Vanishing Nature: facing NZ's biodiversity crisis

30 March 2015 12:57pm | Environmental Defence Society

New Zealand's remarkable indigenous biodiversity is fragile and in decline. The latest publication by EDS is Vanishing Nature: facing New Zealand's biodiversity crisis . .. More >>

63. Peace Workshops and Poets for Peace

10 April 2015 10:03am | Peace Movement Aotearoa

The 2015 National Peace Workshops 'Remembering war / ending war: Challenging militarism and building peace', will be held in Wellington onSaturday, 18 and Sunday, 19 April 2015, organised by Peace Movement Aotearoa in conjunction with hosts St Andrew's ..... More >>

64. Iwi leaders' water claim "nothing but corporate greed"

13 April 2015 2:38pm | David Rankin

As iwi leaders from around the country meet to discuss claiming commercial rights to all the country's lakes, rivers, reservoirs, dams and any other fresh water, Ngapuhi academic David Rankin has questioned their motives... More >>

65. NZ Mainstream media can do better - Human Rights Commission

14 April 2015 12:19pm | Human Rights Commission

New Zealand's mainstream media need to make sure they include the voices of the very people they report on says the Human Rights Commission. .. More >>

66. Launch of 'Taniwha Tax' Briefing Paper

15 April 2015 11:17am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union , with support from the Auckland Property Investors' Association , Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance and Democracy Action today launched a briefing paper on Auckland Council's new Mana Whenua Cultural Impact Assessment provisions. ..... More >>

67. McDonald's statement over zero hours

15 April 2015 12:06pm | McDonalds

A McDonald's spokesperson this morning issued qa brief updated statement on the recent negotiations with Unite Union. "Whether it's scheduled or worked hours, we're committed to moving away from zero hours contracts and we're committed to bargaining ..... More >>

68. Advance Care Planning Day

16 April 2015 3:59pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

Euthanasia-Free NZ supports the national Advanced Care Planning initiative, Conversations That Count Day on Thursday 16 April. .. More >>

69. Pacific tsunami warning system turns 50

17 April 2015 9:20am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The warning system which provides coordinated tsunami threat information to countries throughout the Pacific marks its 50th anniversary next week. New Zealand will play a part in an International Tsunami Symposium in Hawaii on April 20 and 21 to commemorate ..... More >>

70. Glenda Hughes Selected As Rongotai Candidate

04 February 2002 11:08am | New Zealand National Party

Glenda Hughes, a prominent media and management consultant and former top sportswoman, has been selected unopposed as the National Party's candidate for the Rongotai Electorate. She has also been nominated as a list candidate... More >>

71. J Day Sat 4 May 2002

02 May 2002 11:34pm | NORML

Cannabis law reform activists in over 180 cities around the world will join together on Saturday 4th May 2002 for the largest ever celebration of cannabis... More >>

72. Instant Kiwi Age Restriction Moves From 16 To 18

02 June 2004 10:38am | New Zealand Lotteries Commission

From 1 July 2004 the age restriction on buying Instant Kiwi tickets moves from 16 to 18 years and liability now falls on buyers and sellers if the law is not observed, New Zealand Lotteries Commission Chief Executive Mr Trevor Hall announced today... More >>

73. VE Day - 60th Anniversary - Auckland & Wellington

06 May 2005 4:20pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Zealand Defence Force Te Ope Kaatua O Aotearoa Media Advisory Friday May 6, 2005.. More >>

74. Progressive Party Votes Needed For Insurance

16 September 2005 1:50pm | Progressive Party

Electors in the Maori electorates should consider giving their Party Voteto Progressive in the wake of the shock announcement today by the Maori Party that it is open to propping up a Don Brash-led government after Saturday, says Progressive Te Tai Tonga ..... More >>

75. 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 >>

76. "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 >>

77. RBNZ & Treasury detail of deposit guarantee scheme

13 October 2008 9:13am | Reserve Bank

The Minister of Finance announced today that the Government has introduced an opt-in deposit guarantee scheme. The scheme covers deposits for New Zealand-registered banks and eligible non-bank deposit-takers (including banking societies, credit unions ..... More >>

78. Anti-Psychiatry Exhibit On Display

01 April 2009 12:54pm | Citizens Commission on Human Rights

Anti-Psychiatry Exhibit On Display The Auckland-based Citizens Commission on Human Rights are showing their "Psychiatry: An Industry of Death" exhibit over the next two weeks in Auckland City. The 2-metre high and 40-metre long exhibition ..... More >>

79. Embassy of Israel Official Statement On NZ Media Claims

21 July 2011 2:52pm | Embassy of Israel

The Embassy of Israel in New Zealand completely rejects the media-reported claims and allegations made against Israeli nationals, who were victims of the tragic earthquake that occurred in Canterbury on February 22, 2011. .. More >>

80. 1080 science website a powerhouse of research talent

08 November 2011 4:26pm | Clyde Graf

A new website highlighting the facts about 1080 poison use in New Zealand is a going to be a major obstacle for organisations like the Department of Conservation, Forest & Bird, and the Animal Health Board... More >>

81. Q + A July 15 - Panel Discussions

15 July 2012 4:17pm | TVNZ

Q+A, 9-10am Sundays on TV ONE. Thanks to the support from NZ ON Air. Q+A is on Facebook, http://www.facebook.com/NZQandA#!/NZQandA and on Twitter, http://twitter.com/#!/NZQandA .. More >>

82. Kim Hill Returns to Morning Report

30 May 2013 12:31pm | Radio New Zealand

International Radio Personality of the Year, Kim Hill, is to step in and co-present New Zealand's most popular radio programme, Morning Report , while long serving presenter Geoff Robinson takes a break in June... More >>

83. Family Planning Association - Death Peddlers

05 July 2013 11:44am | Right To Life

The Family Planning Association continues to seduce our youth and wage war against women, by its promotion of contraception ,sterilisation and abortion. In God's plan for procreation women's fertility is a cause of celebration, not a call for ..... More >>

84. Pukekohe Plan Bad News for Home Buyers

22 July 2013 11:20am | Affordable Auckland

"A plan to protect rural land around Pukekohe will have dire consequences for first home buyers," Affordable Auckland Franklin Ward candidate Niko Kloeten warns. The 26-year-old business journalist says the Pukekohe Area Plan produced by the Franklin ..... More >>

85. 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 >>

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

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

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

87. Robertson: Huihuinga Wahine Maori Women Leadership Summit

06 December 2013 4:16pm | The Treasury

Treasury Deputy Chief Executive Vicky Robertson spoke at the Huihuinga Wahine Maori Women Leadership Summit in Wellington yesterday on three key issues of importance for raising the living standards of New Zealand: the tremendous potential of the ..... More >>

88. 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 >>

89. Treasury completes review of commercial operations

19 December 2013 11:42am | New Zealand Treasury

Treasury completes review of commercial operations The Treasury has completed a review of its commercial operations as the makeup of the Crown's commercial assets changes, and the Government Share Offer programme nears completion. The Treasury monitors ..... More >>

90. Approval of GE Crops Has descended Into a Farce

18 March 2014 12:00pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealand's and Australia's approval process for new GE foods has descended into a farce. Crops that are not even authorised to be grown overseas are getting rubber-stamped as safe... More >>

91. 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 >>

92. Greens Ignore Evidence in Push for New Taxes on Fast Food

11 April 2014 12:22pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Green Party health spokesman Kevin Hague's calls for taxation, regulation and legislation on fatty food, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers' Union says: "Mr Hague is misleading New Zealanders in saying that evidence supports ..... More >>

93. Aged Care Providers Refuse to Sign Contract

11 May 2014 4:47pm | Aged Care Association

Providers of aged residential care have told the Government they will not sign the contract variation between them and District Health Boards, citing underfunding and a lack of commitment to the InterRAI quality initiative. Failure to sign the contract ..... More >>

94. ACT announces Auckland Central candidate

04 June 2014 4:09pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader Jamie Whyte is pleased to announce that Auckland Central based Property and Commercial Solicitor Dasha Kovalenko will be standing as ACT Party Candidate for the area. .. More >>

95. Tania Whitaker: Parenting course changed her life

12 June 2014 4:27pm | The Parenting Place

Whitaker was sentenced to sixteen years in jail for the brutal manslaughter of her two-year-old daughter, Delcelia, but last night on TV3's 3rd Degree programme (11/6/14) she described how she has turned her life around, due, in part, to The Parenting ..... More >>

96. Bad and good news for Thames Timber workers

25 June 2014 3:45pm | First Union

Bad and good news for Thames Timber workers The announcement this afternoon that Southern Cross Forest Products Thames Timber Ltd (Thames Timber) will be sold to Profiles Woodproducts Limited has been dampened by an announced concurrent restructuring, ..... More >>

97. Statement on behalf of Rochelle Crewe

30 July 2014 1:28pm | New Zealand Police

Rochelle Crewe has lived a life of anonymity. The tragic killing of her parents in 1970, when she was only 18 months old, has understandably been the subject of much media attention in this country in the four decades since... More >>

98. 2,100 people send message about dirty politics

16 September 2014 12:23pm | ActionStation

2,100 people have signed their name to a full-page open letter featuring in the New Zealand Herald this Wednesday. The letter is designed to send a message to politicians that dirty politics is an important election issue... More >>

99. Age Concern welcomes Maggie Barry as new Minister

06 October 2014 2:58pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand is pleased to welcome Maggie Barry as the new Minister for Senior Citizens and is pleased that this role is now inside cabinet. .. More >>

100. Prison Drug Treatment Unit marks a milestone

20 October 2014 2:35pm | Department Of Corrections

Christchurch Men's Prison's Drug Treatment Unit (DTU) celebrated the completion of its 50th six month Drug and Alcohol Programme today, with the graduation of a further twelve offenders. .. More >>


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