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1. "Prominent Auckland businessman" a depraved predator

19 December 2014 4:50pm | Stop Demand

The 15-year prison sentence imposed on a "prominent Auckland businessman" for shackling and sexually violating young drug-addicted girls in a dungeon, has been welcomed by sexual violence advocacy group, Stop Demand Foundation... More >>

2. Judge Advises Circumventing Law on Fluoride

19 December 2014 1:23pm | Fluoride Free New Zealand

Justice David Collins has taken it upon himself to advise the NZ Ministry of Health's legal team on how best to circumvent the Judicial Review before him, regarding fluoridation in New Zealand. It appears the Judge is well aware that the appeal by New Health ..... More >>

3. Public invited to have say on human rights record

19 December 2014 5:20pm | Ministry of Justice

A draft report on New Zealand's performance under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights has been released for public comment by the Ministry of Justice... More >>

4. Len Brown gets haybales from giant chicken

18 December 2014 1:54pm | Stop Craddock Farms

Today at 10.30am, Ms. Santa Claus and a giant chicken delivered haybales to Len Brown's office, urging Auckland City Council to decline a resource consent application sought by cage egg producer Craddock Farms... More >>

5. 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 >>

6. Final Report on Grounding of MV Rena

19 December 2014 10:00am | Transport Accident Investigation Commission

The Liberian-registered container ship Rena had left the New Zealand port of Napier at 1020 on 4 October 2011 and was bound for the New Zealand port of Tauranga. The master had given an estimated time of arrival at the Tauranga pilot station of 0300 ..... More >>

7. Court Judgment: Nicky Hager v Police on Dirty Politics Raids

18 December 2014 10:03am | New Zealand High Court

Mr Hager alleges that steps taken by the second respondent (the Police): first, in deciding to apply for a search warrant in respect of Mr Hager's premises; secondly, in applying for the warrant; and thirdly, executing the warrant at his Wellington ..... More >>

8. 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 >>

9. Leaked TISA text exposes US threat to privacy, data security

18 December 2014 9:24am | Professor Jane Kelsey

'The US is demanding that New Zealand and other countries accept sweeping rules that would override privacy protections for digitised personal and other data', according to Professor Jane Kelsey from the University of Auckland... More >>

10. Kiwi activists crowdfund billboard for Simon Bridges

18 December 2014 9:43am | ActionStation

Almost seven thousand New Zealanders have taken part in a crowdfunding campaign, and have raised enough money to put a billboard up in Tauranga that is directed at Simon Bridges, the Minister of Energy and Resources... More >>

11. Part V of Te Urewera Report Released

15 December 2014 1:18pm | Waitangi Tribunal

On 15 December 2014, the Waitangi Tribunal released in pre-publication form the fifth part of its report on Te Urewera claims. This part deals with Treaty of Waitangi claims in respect of Lake Waikaremoana, lodged by Tuhoe, Ngāti Ruapani, Ngāti Kahungunu, ..... More >>

12. Korero Mai Kia Ahau: Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 December 2014

19 December 2014 2:57pm | Radio Waatea 603 AM

Despite the cracking pace set by Treaty Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson, National fell short of its 2014 deadline for completing historic Treaty settlements and quietly extended it to 2017. In Kia Korero Mai, Eruera Morgan talks to Waitangi ..... More >>

13. Government delivers realistic land transport investment plan

19 December 2014 3:09pm | Automobile Association

Government delivers realistic land transport investment plan The AA has welcomed the Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport 2015/16 - 2024/25. .. More >>

14. 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 >>

15. Labour congratulated on withdrawing bill

15 December 2014 4:55pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

Euthanasia-Free NZ congratulates Labour leader Andrew Little and MP Iain Lees-Galloway for resisting sponsorship of the ex-Maryan Street voluntary euthanasia bill. .. More >>

16. 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 >>

17. Chief Ombudsman launches major review of OIA practices

16 December 2014 12:56pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman, Dame Beverley Wakem, has today begun a wide ranging review of Official Information Act (OIA) practices in the public sector. .. More >>

18. Mediation Between Lyttelton Port and Union Fails

18 December 2014 4:22pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Union (RMTU) has opted to continue its overtime ban indefinitely after mediation with the Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) failed to progress collective bargaining. "There was no substantial shift in LPC's position today ..... More >>

19. Website Exposing Tegel's Chicken Cruelty Launched

30 December 2005 4:46pm | Auckland Animal Action

Media Release: Auckland Animal Action Friday December 23rd 2005 Auckland Animal Action Launches Website Exposing Tegel's Chicken Cruelty.. More >>

20. 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 >>

21. Review into Phillip Smith's escape submitted to Government

18 December 2014 3:23pm | Ministry of Justice

A multi-agency review on the escape of Phillip Smith to South America has submitted its initial report to the Government today. .. More >>

22. Whale Oil blogger takes out Quote of the Year

19 December 2014 10:03am | Massey University

The election and Dirty Politics dominated Massey University's 2014 Quote of the Year competition - and a quote from the man at the centre of the storm has been voted this year's most memorable... More >>

23. Irresponsible to ignore Auckland's funding requirements

19 December 2014 11:50am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

We raised the debate on possible futures for the AECT to focus Auckland's attention on the parlous state of our city's development, says the chief executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association Kim Campbell... More >>

24. Is Your Family Ok This Christmas?

19 December 2014 4:14pm | Canterbury Family Violence Collaberation

For many people Christmas is a time for gift giving and eating until you fall asleep on your Grandparent's sofa. Unfortunately, in New Zealand, many families do not experience Christmas this way. .. More >>

25. Smith investigation warrants executed

19 December 2014 4:27pm | New Zealand Police

Auckland City Police investigating prison absconder Phillip Smith's activities prior to his departure from New Zealand recently, are aware of allegations about a Department of Corrections staff member and today located and spoke with the person named in ..... More >>

26. Sustainable fish guide launched w celebrity chips

08 November 2005 12:07am | Forest And Bird

For the second year in a row, no New Zealand fishery was rated as sustainable in Forest and Bird's wallet card consumer guide to commercially caught fish. The Best Fish Guide 05-06 was launched with the support of the Best Fish Guide Ambassador ..... More >>

27. Fishery Officers smash major paua poaching ring

27 May 2008 4:36pm | Ministry of Fisheries

In the early hours of this morning more than 130 Fishery Officers supported by around 70 Police began simultaneous enforcement actions in Auckland, Wellington, Opotiki and Hastings as the final phase of Operation PAID. With regard to paua poaching this ..... 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. Library Association Supports Release of TPPA Details

19 September 2013 11:33am | New Zealand Library And Information Association

The Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (LIANZA), strongly supports David Cunliffe's request to the Government that details of the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations be released to the public... More >>

30. Mike Moore's Notable Career Ending

01 May 2014 9:45am | Trans-Tasman

NZ's premier political weekly Trans-Tasman has revealed Mike Moore, NZ's ambassador to the US in Washington DC, is to stand down shortly, ending an extraordinary career in political and public life spanning more than 40 years. Moore lives politics and ..... More >>

31. Ministry's concern for overseas state pensions welcomed

13 November 2014 4:47pm | Retirement Policy and Research Centre

The Ministry for Social Development's latest briefing to the incoming government has been praised for highlighting critical issues on the treatment of overseas state pensions... More >>

32. RBNZ releases Brighter Money designs

20 November 2014 2:43pm | Reserve Bank

New Zealand's banknotes are getting brighter and better, with the Reserve Bank today unveiling more vibrant and secure banknote designs which will progressively enter circulation later next year. .. More >>

33. The Warehouse Group praised for removing Grand Theft Auto V

25 November 2014 9:13am | Stop Demand

The decision by New Zealand's largest retailer The Warehouse Group (TW Group), to withdraw stocks of the latest version of Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V) and other R18 games, has been praised by advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation... More >>

34. Human Rights Commission condemns Hate Prayers

08 December 2014 4:50pm | Human Rights Commission

"New Zealanders who preach hate and violence are fundamentalists, they are extremists and they are the problem," said Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley. .. More >>

35. Government cutting back health services to dangle tax cuts

16 December 2014 10:13am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The health service is already too stretched, and cutting further into New Zealanders' health services to fund tax cuts is irresponsible, the CTU said today. Leaked cabinet committee papers have revealed District Health Boards need an additional $440 million ..... More >>

36. Cuts in public services likely from Budget Policy Statement

16 December 2014 2:21pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The horizon for workers looks gloomy with the release today of the Budget Policy statement. "Continuing real cuts in Government funding of public services are inevitable as a result of today's Budget Policy Statement. The policy ignores the social, ..... More >>

37. Inspector-General accepts apology for leak of report

17 December 2014 10:08am | Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 ..... More >>

38. Lyttelton Port workers begin overtime ban

18 December 2014 9:23am | First Union

Workers of Christchurch Rail and Lyttelton Port have begun an indefinite ban on overtime, according to the Rail and Maritime Transport Union. The ban was announced at a mass meeting at the Port after negotiations between Lyttelton Port of Christchurch (LPC) ..... More >>

39. Brownlee's Misplaced War on Acronyms

18 December 2014 1:28pm | New Zealand First Party

The beleaguered Minister of Defence who reportedly cannot tell an RFL (required fitness level) from an AWQ (annual weapons qualification) has declared war on military acronyms while proving the proverb about those in glass houses... More >>

40. Tourist safety tags won't lower toll, says safety campaigner

20 December 2014 10:50am | The Dog and Lemon Guide

Steering wheel tags with road safety tips for visiting drivers will do little or nothing to lower the tourist road toll, says a prominent road safety campaigner. .. More >>

41. Success in illegal casino prosecutions

06 July 2006 2:40pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The conviction of five of six defendants on charges arising from the operation of an illegal Auckland casino is the final result of legal proceedings begun by the Department of Internal Affairs 18 months ago. These were the first convictions of ..... More >>

42. Increase Of Prosecutions For Animal Cruelty

23 February 2007 3:06pm | RNZSPCA

Three separate incidents of animal cruelty have reached their conclusion in the Manukau Courts in the last two days. In all three cases, five year bans for owning animals were handed down to the offenders... More >>

43. 77 people to be honoured at Investiture Ceremonies

30 March 2009 12:37pm | Government House

Four New Zealand Olympic athletes and an Australian State Premier are among the 77 people to be honoured at Investiture Ceremonies at Government House in Auckland this week. Those being invested include former Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, ..... More >>

44. New Zealand Murder Rate continues to trend downwards

01 April 2011 7:40pm | Rethinking Crime and Punishment

Contrary to the earlier claims of the Sensible Sentencing Trust, the murder rate in New Zealand has been trending downwards for some years now" says Dr Gabrielle Maxwell, consultant to the Rethinking Crime and Punishment project. .. More >>

45. Quota Management System no guarantee of sustainability

07 February 2012 4:30pm | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

The New Zealand quota management system is no guarantee of sustainability and consumers should look for industry independent guides the Environment and Conservation Organisations said today... More >>

46. National MP to have seat taken by someone younger & hairier

15 July 2013 4:01pm | Taylor Sincock

Seventeen year-old Oliver Wilding is deputy head student at Hamilton Boys' High and will represent Hamilton East's David Bennett at this week's Youth Parliament. .. More >>

47. 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 >>

48. SST Launches New Website and Offender Databases

13 January 2014 8:26pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) is excited to announce the launch of the its new website www.sst.org.nz . The website also contains the recently updated Offender Database, where the general public can access information on convicted paedophiles, .....  

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