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It’s Election Year

Friday, 20 January 2017, 11:43 am | NZ Seniors Party

I watched with interest the news this week and saw Paula Bennett our Deputy Prime Minister pressing the flesh with some tourists in Kaikoura. Then I saw Winston Peters dropping into Greymouth to talk to the families of the miners that were lost in the ... More >>

100 More Schools Supported By KidsCan

Friday, 20 January 2017, 11:14 am | KidsCan

With a new school year about to begin 17 schools (1,490 children) from Northland to Nelson are waiting to benefit from its KidsCan’s programmes. Food, raincoats, shoes, and basic health and hygiene items are currently available to children in ... More >>

Report on Government investments released

Friday, 20 January 2017, 10:04 am | The Treasury

The Treasury has today released a report outlining significant Government investment projects and ways of lifting their performance. More >>

Rachel Boyack selected as Labour candidate for Nelson

Friday, 20 January 2017, 8:53 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Rachel Boyack has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for Nelson for the 2017 General Election. More >>

Whakatane Council Has Least Amount of Public Art on Display

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 4:54 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Whakatane District Council ratepayers are limited to view only 0.2% of the Council’s art collection, valued at $8,750,174.00, with the Rotorua Lakes District Council not far behind with only 0.7% of its artwork worth $10,713,675.00 on display for ... More >>

Government must prove their dodgy claims

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 4:07 pm | Stand With Pike

If the Government wants to keep claiming it’s unsafe to re-enter the Pike River drift it should show some real proof and let it be properly tested, say families of the miners who died there. More >>

Only 7% of Council-Owned Art on Display for the Public

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 3:36 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that local councils across New Zealand have accrued more than half a billion dollars of artwork with 93% of the artwork not on public display. More >>

Only 3.3% of Council’s $8.8m Art Collection on Display

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Only 3.3% of Napier City Council’s $8.8 million art collection is on public display according to research by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

New study to tackle artificial intelligence law and policy

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 1:55 pm | The New Zealand Law Foundation

Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming at us before we fully understand what it might mean. More >>

2016 officially declared hottest on record

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 11:55 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, 19 January: As 2016 is officially declared the hottest year ever recorded, the world’s largest seismic ship is searching for deep sea oil off New Zealand’s East Coast. More >>

New Ethical Trade Conference Announced

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 11:27 am | Fairfield Trust

For the first time, the Fairfield Conference is bringing together all those interested in ethical trade as a tool for social justice, to reduce poverty and restore right relationships between developing-country producers and first-world consumers. More >>

Waihopai Spybase Protest Saturday January 28th

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 10:47 am | CAFCA

People from all around New Zealand (and Australia) will be converging on the super-secret Waihopai satellite interception spybase, in Marlborough, on Saturday January 28th. More >>

Call For Boycott of Advertisers During Sexual Violence Movie

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 10:36 am | Family First

Family First NZ is calling on TV3 to cancel the broadcast of “ Fifty Shades of Grey ” movie this Sunday evening, and is going to ask families to boycott businesses who advertise during the movie. More >>

Inland Revenue to roll out $25 million information system

Thursday, 19 January 2017, 9:27 am | New Zealand Inland Revenue

Inland Revenue has signed a deal with New Zealand company TEAM Asparona to provide the first stage of a new multi-million dollar information knowledge management system. More >>

Families back Pike River Bill

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 5:21 pm | Stand With Pike

Sent on behalf of Stand With Pike Families back Pike River Bill Stand With Pike media release 18 January 2017 More >>

Dunedin Rally in support of the Women's March on Washington

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 5:01 pm | Women's Global March

This Saturday, Dunedin will stand in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. From 10.30am, a rally will take place in the upper Octagon, coinciding with marches being held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The Dunedin event will feature ... More >>

Government road-blocks better regional ocean protection

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 4:37 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Government is road-blocking regional councils from taking action to protect New Zealand’s marine environment. More >>

It wasn’t all a waste of time

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 4:18 pm | Green Party

A former Soldier, Forensic Human Service worker and Internet Party Candidate, now full time political hopeful, is currently in contention for the Green Party’s Dunedin North nomination for this coming election. With current leader and former candidate ... More >>

Latest News from Earthrace Conservation

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 1:57 pm | Earthrace

Problems with fresh water in New Zealand are just beginning, and in my opinion will continue to get worse unless our central government steps in. Most Regional Councils have failed, deliberately or otherwise, to keep up with changing land and water use, ... More >>

Auckland locals to kick-off global movement

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 1:13 pm | Women's Global March

Cindy Buell has been politically active most of her life. The first campaign she worked on was George McGovern’s run for US President in 1972.  It was the first time she was old enough to vote. More >>

Crisis in prison overcrowding needs urgent action

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 1:02 pm | Public Service Association

New Zealand’s prison system is in crisis, the Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi says, and urgent action is needed to ensure the safety of prisoners and corrections officers. More >>

Wellington locals to kick-off global movement

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 12:38 pm | WM New Zealand

Wellington residents Ashley Elinoff and Ruby Pleasants are too young to have participated in the civil rights and women’s movements of the 1960s and 1970s or in the Springbok tour of the 1980s. Neither of them – Elinoff at 33 nor Pleasants at 20 – have ... More >>

New Zealand – first to vote, first to march

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 12:13 pm | Women's Global March

Where better to begin the massive Women’s March Global movement than in the country to first give women the vote? More >>

Enrol by 25 January And Make Voting in Mt Albert Easy

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 12:07 pm | Electoral Commission

Enrol or update your details now to make voting in the Mt Albert by-election on 25 February as easy as possible. More >>

Year at the Border report published

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 11:03 am | Immigration NZ

The work of Immigration New Zealand’s Border Operations team is showcased in the latest Year at the Border annual report, which features some fascinating facts and figures as well as a number of case studies. More >>

IAA to build awareness of immigration advisers

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 10:42 am | Immigration Advisers Authority

Registrar of the New Zealand Immigration Advisers Authority (IAA) Catherine Albiston will be in the Pacific Islands next week raising awareness of the importance of only using licensed or exempt immigration advisers when seeking New Zealand immigration ... More >>

Outlaw gangs criminal scum not whanau

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 9:30 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Dame Tariana Turia, when in parliament, often referred to the two major Maori gangs in the country as “just other forms of whanau”. That description of what are in fact two gangs of anti-social violent criminals with values alien to the rest ... More >>

Poroporoaki To Kingi Ihaka

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 5:32 pm | Te Whakaruruhau O Nga Reo Irirangi Maori

Ka tanuku ka tanuku Ka tanuku ka tanuku Ka tanuku koa te tihi o te maunga Ka tanuku eeei E Kingi, kua oti te pakanga, kua oti te mamae Kua ea! More >>

Stop Niki's eviction!

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 5:04 pm | Penny Bright

Which of the other declared 2017 Mt Albert by-election candidates are going to stand up and be counted, to STOP NIKI'S EVICTION?", asks Penny Bright, Independent candidate for the Mt Albert by-election. More >>

Too many damaging products being flushed

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 3:36 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand says wastewater treatment plants around the country are under growing stress because of the huge number of products that are flushed away. More >>

New plastics policy welcomed but further steps needed

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 1:14 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s proposals to ban products containing plastic microbeads and hopes it signals a new approach to removing plastics from the environment. More >>

St John exhibit unhealthy coping strategy

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 12:56 pm | Health Sector Workers Network

St John are stopping bargaining with Ambulance workers from First Union. This is called avoidance and is an unhealthy coping mechanism. More >>

Youth-lead environmental group celebrates microbead success

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 10:42 am | Plastic Diet

Plastic Diet welcomes yesterday’s proposal by the New Zealand government that a ban on cosmetic products containing microbeads be implemented in July 2018 following a consultation process. More >>

Seafood industry welcomes Government ban on microbeads

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 9:48 am | Seafood New Zealand

Seafood New Zealand has welcomed the announcement that the Government will ban the use of microbeads in make-up and other beauty products, citing their impact on oceans and marine life. More >>

Elderly tenant and her supporters prepare for occupation

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 9:35 am | Tamaki Housing Group

Ioela ‘Niki’ Rauti and her supporters will be marching to occupy her home at 14 Taniwha Street, Glen Innes on Tuesday 17 January, 6:00pm to stop her eviction. More >>

Former Mayor’s Request for Ratepayer Funded Tattoo Puzzling

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 9:11 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is applauding Wellington City Council’s refusal to grant an unusual request by former Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown for a ratepayer funded tattoo as her departure gift as Mayor of the City. More >>

Lawrey Selected as Green Party Candidate for Nelson

Tuesday, 17 January 2017, 8:56 am | Matt Lawrey

Nelson City Councillor Matt Lawrey has been selected as the Green Party’s candidate to stand in the Nelson electorate at this year’s General Election. More >>

Patron announced for QEII National Trust

Monday, 16 January 2017, 5:19 pm | QEII National Trust

The Queen Elizabeth II National Trust is pleased to announce that Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy has accepted its invitation to become Patron. More >>

Oxfam report reveals the scale of growing inequality

Monday, 16 January 2017, 4:10 pm | E tu

The latest Oxfam report on inequality has lent its support to a Living Wage for all working New Zealanders as well as a fairer tax system so the wealthy pay their fair share. More >>

Cowboy attempts to rustle-up anti-rodeo protestors

Monday, 16 January 2017, 3:42 pm | Direct Animal Action

Over the weekend, animal rights group Direct Animal Action challenged the Mid Northern rodeo at Whangarei. A rodeo cowboy on horseback attempted to 'rustle-up' the protesters using his horse. More >>

Irony of Norwegian Pension Fund Model Lost on Green Party

Monday, 16 January 2017, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is backing Finance Minister Steven Joyce’s criticism of the politicisation by the Green Party of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund after the party called for environmental conditions to be placed on the fund's investment management. More >>

Inequality has Kiwi families living in garages

Monday, 16 January 2017, 1:32 pm | Salvation Army

Inequality is damaging New Zealand society, leaving families without access to affordable safe housing and with an inability to provide basic food and utilities, The Salvation Army says. More >>

Documentary will reveal harsh realities for homeless youth

Monday, 16 January 2017, 12:59 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

More than half of the 41,000 homeless in New Zealand are under 25 - and Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the causes of homelessness must be addressed urgently, or a cycle of poverty and crime will perpetuate, and rates of youth suicide - already ... More >>

Clinton Global Initiative Closing Its Doors

Monday, 16 January 2017, 12:11 pm | Taxpayers' Union

Clinton Global Initiative Closing Its Doors And Australian Government Shuts Down Taxpayer Gifts to Clinton Group More >>

Group calls for a Halt on the Exploitation of Rivers

Monday, 16 January 2017, 9:31 am | NZ Water Forum

A national freshwater advocacy group has called for a halt to the current exploitation of New Zealand’s rivers suffering ailing health. More >>

Why is NZNO Supporting the Killing of Patients?

Monday, 16 January 2017, 9:01 am | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Right to Life is very concerned that the NZ Nurses Organisation has abandoned its ethic to care for it’s patients and has now come out in support of doctors killing their patients or assisting in their suicide. The NZ Nurses Organisation should be ... More >>

30% of the country own less wealth than NZ's 2 richest men

Monday, 16 January 2017, 8:51 am | Oxfam NZ

Two New Zealand men own more wealth than the poorest 30 per cent of the adult population, according to new research to be released today [Monday] by Oxfam. More >>

Romy Udanga Labour’s candidate in North Shore

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 1:09 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Romy Udanga has been selected as the North Shore Labour Party candidate for the 2017 General Election. More >>

The Paris conference will drive peace further away

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 11:18 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

Another spectacle. Another photo-op to say “I care” and to feel like “I’m doing something”. But the cause of peace will be set back. This is what the Paris Middle East Peace Summit is about. It’s in Paris but it’s not about the Middle ... More >>

Cowboy attempts to rustle-up anti-rodeo protestors

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 10:58 pm | Direct Animal Action

Cowboy attempts to rustle-up anti-rodeo protestors today at Mid-Northen Rodeo Press Release: Direct Animal Action Date: 14 January 2016 More >>

McCully rewarded with ingratitude

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 10:34 pm | Palestine Human Rights Campaign

Leslie Bravery | www.palestine.org.nz Because it has overreached itself, Israel is in a state of fury and its Zionist mouthpieces around the world are in overdrive. Shalom Kiwi's press release McCully's explanation reinforces bias, flawed logic cannot, ... More >>

Hurunui Water Project says Greenpeace claims are exaggerated

Friday, 13 January 2017, 8:21 pm | Hurunui Water Project

Hurunui Water Project says Greenpeace claims are exaggerated and out of date North Canterbury irrigation Company Hurunui Water Project today rejected claims by Greenpeace that the proposed scheme will lead to large-scale intensive dairying and consequent ... More >>

2,000 join Call for Halt to Clinton Funding

Friday, 13 January 2017, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

In the last 12 hours more than one New Zealander per minute have added their name to a petition organised by the Taxpayers’ Union calling on Murray McCully to veto the Ministry of Foreign Affair’s plans to give an additional $5.5million of taxpayers’ ... More >>

DHB prepared to pay up to $200 an hour to undermine strike

Friday, 13 January 2017, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

Waikato DHB is offering resident doctors up to $200 an hour to break the strike and work during the upcoming three day strike commencing on Tuesday, January 17th over safer hours. More >>

McCully’s explanation reinforces bias, flawed logic

Friday, 13 January 2017, 3:40 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

It appears that the persistent criticism of McCully’s sponsoring of the anti-Israel UN Resolution 2334 has hit a nerve. On 12 January 2017 he published a defence of the move in The New Zealand Herald, in an opinion piece titled “Vote to rebuke ... More >>

Greenpeace intercepts world’s biggest seismic oil ship

Friday, 13 January 2017, 3:13 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, 13 January 2017: Greenpeace crew have made contact with the world’s biggest seismic oil ship after travelling 50 nautical miles on two rigid-hulled inflatables off the coast of Wairarapa. More >>

Survey proves need to introduce euthanasia law

Friday, 13 January 2017, 2:27 pm | Voluntary Euthanasia Society

Fresh evidence that an overwhelming majority of New Zealanders favour medically assisted dying for the terminally ill should convince politicians to change the law, a spokesman for the Voluntary Euthanasia Society, said Friday. Dr Jack Havill, VESNZ ... More >>

NZDF Engineers Head To Sinai

Friday, 13 January 2017, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Thirty-five New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) engineers left this morning for Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to help build a security fence around the Multinational Force and Observers’ (MFO) South Camp. More >>

Greenpeace NZ tailing world’s biggest seismic blasting ship

Friday, 13 January 2017, 11:26 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

3 January: Greenpeace New Zealand is on the tail of the biggest seismic surveying ship in the world as it blasts the sea floor in a search for deep sea oil, about 20 nautical miles off the coast of Wairarapa. More >>

Kiwis ‘Loving New Zealand’s Beaches to Death’

Friday, 13 January 2017, 10:43 am | Coastal Restoration Trust

New Zealanders are worried about the future of our beaches, with storm surges, degradation of sand dunes, coastline development, sand mining and climate change putting their survival at risk, a new national survey has found. More >>

 

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