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Ending Our Reliance on the Oil and Gas Industry

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 5:29 pm | Dr Terrence Loomis

It’s got to happen sooner or later - the end of the coal and petroleum industries. The sooner the better according to climate scientists. Unthinkable for decades say industry representatives. After all, we’re dependent on the stuff and affordable ... More >>

Ratepayers applaud cancelling business class entitlement

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 4:07 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

“Auckland Council’s 7,000 bureaucrats don’t need to live the high life in business class when travelling economy will do,” says Jo Holmes from the Ratepayers’ Alliance. More >>

NZ’s worst disaster 38 years on

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 2:08 pm | Erebus National Memorial

Next Tuesday - 28th November 2017 - will be the 38th anniversary of New Zealand’s worst peacetime disaster - the accident of Air New Zealand McDonnell Douglas DC-10 ZK-NZP, Flight TE901, on the slopes of Antarctica’s Mt. Erebus. With 257 fatalities ... More >>

Students welcome boost to financial support

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 12:46 pm | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed the Government’s announcement today that they will deliver on their promise to introduce a $50 a week boost to student allowances and loan living cost entitlements. More >>

Labour's New Student Allowance Destined for Failure

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 11:59 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

Responding to news of Labour's new $50 boost to student allowances and living costs, Jack Close, spokesperson for the Aotearoa Students' Alliance says: More >>

The East West Link – Govt Looks For A Cheaper Solution

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 11:05 am | TransTasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - A green light from the Board of Inquiry appointed to consider the $1.8bn East West Link in Auckland has not deterred the Govt from its death sentence for the project in its current form. More >>

Union Condemns ‘Amateurish’ Approach to Public Safety

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 9:10 am | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU), which represents Locomotive Engineers and on-board crews on Auckland’s passenger trains, today slammed Auckland Transport for its ill-conceived staffing plans for Auckland’s rail network. More >>

Youth Hazardous Drinking Rates Continue to Fall

Monday, 20 November 2017, 8:29 pm | Spirits New Zealand

Joint Statement Youth Hazardous Drinking Rates Continue to Fall - Health Ministry Survey Confirms 20 November 2017 More >>

WakaNZ: Navigating with foresight

Monday, 20 November 2017, 8:10 pm | McGuinness Institute

WakaNZ: Navigating with foresight – a workshop exploring the shape of a postTreaty settlement New Zealand More >>

Pike agency a huge step forward

Monday, 20 November 2017, 4:38 pm | Stand With Pike

Pike River families warmly welcome the creation of the new agency for recovering the Pike River drift - Pike River Recovery Agency | Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa. More >>

The Future of Work Sits Within the Gig Economy.

Monday, 20 November 2017, 4:32 pm | ENSPIRAL

Silvia Zuur was invited by the organisers of the Wellington Work in Progress conference to speak on the pro side of the Great Debate: The pros and cons of the Gig Economy. Below is her opening address. More >>

Alarming impact of online abuse against women

Monday, 20 November 2017, 1:51 pm | Amnesty International

New research by Amnesty International has revealed the alarming impact that abuse and harassment on social media are having on women, with women around the world reporting stress, anxiety, or panic attacks as a result of these harmful online experiences. More >>

Complex DNA law needs rewrite

Monday, 20 November 2017, 1:36 pm | Law Commission

The law that covers police obtaining and using DNA in criminal investigations is too complicated says Law Commissioner Donna Buckingham. More >>

Where is New Zealand’s Refugee Policy Headed Next?

Monday, 20 November 2017, 12:13 pm | Refugee Council of New Zealand

How can we change policy so asylum seekers get the same rights as quota refugees? More >>

Submissions are open on the Racing Amendment Bill

Monday, 20 November 2017, 10:01 am | Primary Production Committee

The Primary Production Committee is seeking submissions on the Racing Amendment Bill, which seeks to amend the Racing Act 2003. The bill aims to: · make the New Zealand Racing Board’s betting operations more competitive · charge offshore betting ... More >>

Salvation Army Prepares for Increased Need

Monday, 20 November 2017, 9:33 am | The Salvation Army New Zealand

The number of people needing welfare support from The Salvation Army is on the rise, prompting a plea to the New Zealand public to help break poverty this Christmas. More >>

Spoof Coke ad showing the scale of ocean plastic

Sunday, 19 November 2017, 11:01 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

As Coca Cola launch their new ‘Holidays are coming’ Christmas TV advertisement, some of the brand’s fans have been viewing a version that’s a little more realistic. In an attempt to take advantage of Coke’s huge PR push at this time of year, Greenpeace ... More >>

State Has Right To Name of Father

Sunday, 19 November 2017, 4:21 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that women should have to name the father of their child, and the government is wrong to turn a blind eye to mothers who withhold this information from the state. “Not only does the state have a right to pursue the father for ... More >>

Q+A: Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford

Sunday, 19 November 2017, 1:17 pm | TVNZ

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford is confident the government can build more than 27 houses on average per day. ‘I know expectations are high, but we make no apologies for being ambitious about fixing this problem. We have a ... More >>

Beauty Pageants Are Not Child-Friendly

Sunday, 19 November 2017, 12:29 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the protection of our children must come before the commercial exploitation of them, and are calling for proposed child beauty modelling competitions and pageants to be scrapped, and parents to boycott any companies associated with ... More >>

Q+A: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern interviewed by Corin Dann

Sunday, 19 November 2017, 12:00 pm | TVNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has refused to criticise former Foreign Minister Minister Murray McCully’s move to co-sponsor a UN Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement activity, but questions the process. ‘We should absolutely use ... More >>

Children's Book Launched Today to Help End Animal Testing

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 3:17 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) are officially launching their new anti-animal experimentation themed children’s book today, which they have produced with Christchurch artist, Rebecca Gibbs. More >>

Cassidy Morris Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 1:25 pm | Bravo New Zealand

Cassidy Morris Interviews New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Her First Presenting Role As Bravo Local Host More >>

TOP announces formation of a Public Policy Unit

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 1:20 pm | The Opportunities Party

Opportunities Party leader Dr Gareth Morgan today announced the formation of a public policy research unit that the party will use to further develop its evidence-based, best practice policy for the 2020 election. More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Grant Bayldon

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 12:45 pm | The Nation

Headlines: Grant Bayldon, executive director of Amnesty International NZ says this country should take at least the 150 refugees we’ve offered to take from Manus Island, and we could take more. “There’s certainly potential for that. New Zealand ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jonathan Sinclair

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 12:43 pm | The Nation

British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair says New Zealand is one of London’s top three priority countries to do a free trade deal with. He says a deal could be done within a few years, but formal negotiations can’t start until Britain formally ... More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Jacinda Ardern

Saturday, 18 November 2017, 12:39 pm | The Nation

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan. More >>

Access Alliance welcomes Disability Minister’s commitment

Friday, 17 November 2017, 6:14 pm | Access Alliance

The Access Alliance welcomes Disability Minister Carmel Sepuloni’s commitment to increasing access for New Zealanders with a disability. More >>

Royal Commission on State Historical Abuse is Non-Negotiable

Friday, 17 November 2017, 4:15 pm | Clan NZ

Care Leavers assert that holding a Royal Commission into State Historical Abuse is Non-Negotiable More >>

PSGR Letter to MPs on Genetically Engineered Organisms

Friday, 17 November 2017, 1:13 pm | PSGR

PSGR is a not-for-profit, non-aligned charitable trust whose members are science and medical professionals. Since the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Genetic Modification “to proceed with caution” PSGR has maintained a watching brief on ... More >>

Fonterra ‘Desperate’ to Restore Public Support for Dairy

Friday, 17 November 2017, 1:04 pm | NZ Fish and Game Council

Fish & Game says Fonterra has now realised it must act quickly to meet public demand for better water quality instead of relying on spending millions on slick PR campaigns promoting the dairy industry. More >>

Nationwide Protests in Support of Manus Island Refugees

Friday, 17 November 2017, 1:03 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Protests in support of the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island are taking place nationwide today. People are sitting in at Labour MP offices across the country to urge the government to take immediate action on the Manus Island refugee crisis. More >>

Peace Activists Occupy Labour Party Offices Across Aotearoa

Friday, 17 November 2017, 1:01 pm | Auckland Peace Action

Activists are occupying Labour MP offices across the country today to urge the government to take immediate action on the Manus Island refugee crisis. More >>

CAPE Supports NZ China Mayoral Forum in Wellington

Friday, 17 November 2017, 11:19 am | LGNZ

The North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) is pleased to support the 2nd New Zealand China Mayoral Forum (NZCMF), a joint initiative of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and Local Government New ... More >>

Dunne Speaks: Do We Still Need 20 DHBs?

Friday, 17 November 2017, 10:15 am | Peter Dunne

The politician and commentator Austin Mitchell once described the New Zealand education system as "a complex balance of groups, so nicely deadlocked as to make change impossible." Undoubtedly accurate as it was a description of educational administration ... More >>

Our Judges Fail New Zealand Yet Again

Friday, 17 November 2017, 9:44 am | Mike Loder

Then led Police on a high-speed police chase through Hastings – in a stolen car. More >>

Defeat Of Assisted Suicide Law in NSW Welcomed

Friday, 17 November 2017, 8:39 am | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming news that the New South Wales upper house has voted down a bill on assisted suicide. More >>

Taika’s challenge to Kiwis wins award

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 7:21 pm | Race Relations Commissioner

New Zealand’s first nationwide anti-racism campaign Give Nothing to Racism has won top honours at the Asia-Pacific Communications Awards taking out the supreme award for the best communications campaign by an NGO, association or institution. ... More >>

Urgent support needed for people living with dementia

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 7:14 pm | Alzheimers New Zealand

Government must implement the New Zealand Framework for Dementia Care urgently and in full, says the organisation that supports people living with dementia. Releasing the organisation’s official briefing to the incoming minister, Alzheimers NZ chief ... More >>

IHC encouraged by Minister's commitment

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 4:45 pm | IHC New Zealand

IHC is encouraged by the Minister for Disability Issues, Hon Carmel Sepuloni’s resolve to lift people with disabilities out of poverty. More >>

Reply to Chris Trotter's attack on the Bolshevik Revolution

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:34 pm | Socialist Equality Group

On November 7, the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, New Zealand’s self-appointed “left” media commentator Chris Trotter published a falsification of this seminal event, the first conquest of power by the working class and establishment of a workers’ ... More >>

Retail NZ Asks Nash to Stand by GST Commitment

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 2:00 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ Asks Nash to Stand by GST Commitment Retail NZ is asking Revenue Minister the Hon Stuart Nash to stand by his commitment to make sure that foreign websites are paying their share of GST, after reports that he "jumped the gun" in ... More >>

Trade Minister accepts open letter against TPPA-11

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:57 pm | Joint Press Release

Today Trade Minister David Parker accepted an open letter calling for full and transparent public consultation before committing to the TPPA-11. More >>

People trafficking charges

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 1:36 pm | NZ Immigration Service

People trafficking charges have been brought by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) against a Bangladeshi couple who are New Zealand citizens. More >>

Fonterra pledge will build on existing initiatives

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 12:33 pm | Federated Farmers

Fonterra’s pledge to improve the nation’s waterways and environment is a commendable and achievable aspiration says Federated Farmers. More >>

Our rivers need more than empty headlines from Fonterra

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 11:48 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, November 16: Fonterra has launched a "plan" to clean up New Zealand’s waterways but Greenpeace says the dairy giant has failed to address the cow in the room. More >>

Animal Rights Activist Visits NZ

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 10:51 am | Animal Rights Action

Christchurch Animal Rights Action presents: Well known Animal Rights Activist, James Aspey as he kicks off his NZ tour in Christchurch next week starting with a Cube of Truth (Anonymous for the Voiceless) on Sunday 19th Novemberfollowed by a sold ... More >>

Acknowledging the Abilities of those with Disabilities

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:22 am | Maxim Institute

74% of people living with disabilities who are not in work want to be working. More >>

Beneficiary Advisory Service Pleased by Goverment Direction

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 9:13 am | Beneficiary Advisory Service

“We are very pleased to see the new Government intends to scrap the 70A deduction which cuts the benefit of people refusing or unable to name the other parent,” says Rebecca Occleston speaker for Beneficiary Advisory Service, Christchurch. “This ... More >>

New Zealand recommended to move on a floor price for alcohol

Thursday, 16 November 2017, 8:31 am | Alcohol Healthwatch

Public health groups are thrilled that the five-year legal battle to set a floor price for alcohol in Scotland has finally reached its conclusion. On Wednesday, the UK Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Scottish Government to allow implementation ... More >>

Manus Men: an open letter

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 5:20 pm | Jane Salmon

I’ve been in regular communication with several of the refugees on Manus and Nauru for about 3 years. More >>

What does the future NGO look like?

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 4:23 pm | Council for International Development

What does the future NGO look like? 15 November 2017 New Zealand’s international NGOs are gathering in Wellington tomorrow to look at how the sector is changing, and what the future NGO might look like. “The business model for NGOs has remained ... More >>

Heavy vehicle safety research launched

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 4:05 pm | Tracksafe Foundation

Four serious collisions between heavy vehicles and trains in three months have highlighted a worrying trend, according to rail safety charity TrackSAFE NZ, which is launching a research project to help improve safety for heavy vehicle drivers around railway ... More >>

Research shows most New Zealanders support pest control

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 3:29 pm | Department of Conservation

Initial findings from a social research project show that most New Zealanders support the need for pest control. The Biological Heritage National Science Challenge project, led by a national team from the Department of Conservation, Manaaki Whenua Landcare ... More >>

PSA supports RMTU industrial action in Wellington

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 3:09 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi has sent a message of support to the Rail Maritime and Transport Union ahead of industrial action in Wellington tomorrow. More >>

Striking workers receive overwhelming public support

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 2:37 pm | Unions Wellington

Since news of strike action on Wellington’s trains went public last night, there has been an outpouring of support for rail workers from commuters. More >>

Regional Series: Trump, Kim, and the nuclear codes

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 2:09 pm | North Asia CAPE

Directly following a thought-provoking inaugural seminar on New Zealand-China trade relations, the North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) will this month host a regional series focusing on some of the more pressing issues facing North ... More >>

Coal for Christmas – more borrowing on the horizon

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Grant Robertson’s fiscal plans look to be exposed, with ANZ now forecasting $13 billion more in Government borrowing than was projected in the past Government's PREFU , says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union. More >>

Mining Ban Surprises Some, Land Classification Matters

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 12:54 pm | TransTasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The mining sector has expressed surprise at the Govt saying it would ban new mines on conservation land. More >>

UCG “volunteer” model “completely unacceptable”

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:19 am | E tu

E tū says the so-called “volunteer” scheme run by Chorus fibre optics contractor, Universal Communications Group is a clear case of migrant exploitation. More >>




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