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Safety Week 2014 focused on a safe summer

Monday, 24 November 2014, 3:46 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC’s annual Safety Week kicks off today. With summer just around the corner, Safety Week this year is focusing on keeping safe when playing sport, enjoying recreational activities or drinking alcohol. More >>

Safety focus during motorcycle month

Monday, 24 November 2014, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Police

As the Central District Police annual Month of Motorcycles campaign cruises into its second week, the results so far have been positive with many motorcyclists playing their part to keep our roads safe. More >>

Insane Law Perverting Course of Justice: SST

Monday, 24 November 2014, 3:23 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Insane Law Perverting Course of Justice: SST The Sensible Sentencing Trust is slamming a decision which may acquit a Whakatane offender of serious dangerous driving charges. More >>

Taranaki Base Hospital draped in white ribbons

Monday, 24 November 2014, 3:10 pm | Taranaki District Health Board

Taranaki Base Hospital draped in white ribbons to show violence towards women is never OK More >>

Family Violence Intervention Team uses social media

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:25 pm | Auckland District Health Board

Family Violence Intervention Team uses social media to say “no” to domestic violence Everyone has the right to feel safe at home. Many do not. One in three partnered New Zealand women report having experienced physical and/or sexual intimate partner ... More >>

Smoke Alarms in Rental properties

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:13 pm | Tenants Protection Association ChCh Inc

TPA says recent calls for mandatory smoke alarm installations in rental properties is an opportunity for all parties to come together to improve the safety and quality of rental housing. More >>

CTU will not engage in Governments sham consultation process

Monday, 24 November 2014, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today the CTU has sent a letter to Prime Minister John Key articulating serious concerns about both the content and the rushed process the Government has clearly signalled it intends to follow to progress the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation ... More >>

Job vacancies steady in October

Monday, 24 November 2014, 10:51 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of skilled job vacancies advertised online remained steady in October across most industry groups and occupations, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest Jobs Online report. More >>

600 Slaves And Counting on New Zealand Soil

Monday, 24 November 2014, 10:45 am | Stand Against Slavery

The 2014 Global Slavery Index has just been released, and buried within its pages is New Zealand’s growing issue of human exploitation and slavery. When taken in conjunction with the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons Report 2014, ... More >>

Statement from Police Commissioners of Australia and NZ

Monday, 24 November 2014, 10:34 am | Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency

Media Statement from Police Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand: Police Commissioners take a stand against violence against women and children More >>

NZ Police Commissioner makes a stand against Family Violence

Monday, 24 November 2014, 10:29 am | New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush has joined with his Australian Police Commissioner colleagues at Parliament House in Canberra this morning to take a stand on violence against women and children. More >>

Amnesty International campaigns for end to domestic violence

Monday, 24 November 2014, 9:23 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International will be making a donation of over $500 to Aviva (formerly known as Women’s Refuge Christchurch) at the conclusion of Tuesday’s inner city march against domestic violence. More >>

Waka Hourua celebrates what’s working in suicide prevention

Monday, 24 November 2014, 9:22 am | Waka Hourua

On 19 and 20 November, Māori and Pasifika national suicide prevention programme Waka Hourua held its first national hui-fono in Auckland. The theme was Whakarauika Mai: Bringing Communities Together to Prevent Suicide in Aotearoa.  More >>

Domestic violence problem bigger than Sky Tower

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 2:14 pm | Joint Press Release

Domestic violence problem bigger than Sky Tower SKYCITY’s Sky Tower in Auckland will be lit up in white on Monday evening Nov 25th at 10pm, on the eve of White Ribbon Day. The anti-domestic violence network SAFTINET (Safer Auckland Families Through ... More >>

State Services Commissioner ‘unfit for the job’ says Little

Sunday, 23 November 2014, 2:11 pm | TVNZ

State Services Commissioner ‘unfit for the job’ says Little The new Labour leader Andrew Little has called for the State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie to be stood down after his handling of the Roger Sutton sexual harassment case. "The idea ... More >>

Patrick Gower interviews Laila Harre

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 2:55 pm | The Nation

Patrick Gower interviews Laila Harre Headlines: Laila Harre to quit as Internet Party leader by Christmas when the party has completed its review, but would love to return to parliament Says party considering options for its future including winding ... More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Labour leader Andrew Little

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 2:50 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen interviews Labour leader Andrew Little Headlines: Andrew Little says the shape of his front-bench for the 2017 election may not be clear until the end of next year Indicates next week’s appointments may be temporary: “So I may play ... More >>

Phillip John Smith - statement

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Police

Police and the New Zealand Embassy in Brasilia are aware of a decision from the Brazil Federal Court requiring the deportation of Phillip Smith within 10 days. Further assessment is required to ensure there is a full understanding of this decision and ... More >>

Green’s 'not speaking out about human rights abuses in China

Saturday, 22 November 2014, 11:28 am | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Right to Life challenges Russell Norman the co-leader of the Green Party to explain why, he was prepared to ask Prime Minister John Key to talk to Chinese President Xi Jinping about human rights abuses in countries bordering China but ignored the ... More >>

Goodfellow congratulates Key on IDU election

Friday, 21 November 2014, 4:34 pm | New Zealand National Party

Goodfellow congratulates Key on IDU election National Party President Peter Goodfellow has congratulated Prime Minister John Key on his election today as Chairman of the International Democrat Union (IDU). More >>

Taxpayers' Union Congratulates PM on IDU Appointment

Friday, 21 November 2014, 4:30 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is today congratulating Rt. Hon. John Key on becoming the Chair of the International Democrat Union , as former Australian Prime Minister John Howard retires from the role after 12 years. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director ... More >>

High demand for Consumer NZ’s "Do Not Knock" stickers

Friday, 21 November 2014, 4:06 pm | Consumer

Consumer NZ has distributed nearly 100,000 “Do Not Knock” stickers since the launch of its campaign to fight back against dodgy door-to-door sellers.The “Do Not Knock” campaign was launched on 3 November 2014. Free “Do Not Knock” stickers ... More >>

Phillip Smith decision still pending

Friday, 21 November 2014, 3:46 pm | New Zealand Police

Detective Superintendent Mike Pannett is returning to Washington DC where he will continue to closely monitor a pending decision from the Brazilian authorities on the process to return Phillip Smith to New Zealand. More >>

High Court demonstration to demand justice

Friday, 21 November 2014, 2:53 pm | Bust Rape Culture

People outraged at the lack of justice in the so-called ‘Roast Busters’ case and 99% of other rape cases in this country are holding a visually powerful mass action at the Auckland High Court at 1 o’clock on Saturday. They will demonstrate ... More >>

NZ Society Wins Global Award For Fighting Animal Testing

Friday, 21 November 2014, 2:00 pm | NZ Anti-Vivisection Society

New Zealand banning animal testing of legal highs has been acknowledged with an award given in London. The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) was awarded the 2014 LUSH Prize for lobbying against animal testing. The prize was given at the ... More >>

Poor govt advice to workers on petrol station drive-offs

Friday, 21 November 2014, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions has raised concerns with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment ('MBIE') regarding their reported advice to workers about the petrol station drive away issue. More >>

New Ombudsman opinion

Friday, 21 November 2014, 12:47 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Ombudsman has published his opinion on a complaint concerning the Police refusal to release information about a charging decision. More >>

Kindergarten support staff achieve pay rise in tough climate

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:12 am | NZEI

The valuable contribution of kindergarten support staff has been recognised with a pay increase, despite the significant funding cuts that the kindergarten associations are experiencing. More >>

Democracy and Conservative Religion: The Case of Islam

Friday, 21 November 2014, 10:53 am | Noel Cheer

“Is Islam compatible with democracy?” is a frequently-asked question. Recent rethinking of secularism and democracy have opened up new possibilities to think about religion and democracy. This question is important particularly in the case ... More >>

NZ fiscal watchdog needed to guard the public purse

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:47 am | New Zealand Initiative

New Zealand needs tighter fiscal rules and an independent watchdog to improve the quality of government spending and reduce the risk of a return to deficit spending as the country’s population ages, if not before. More >>

NZSMI disappointed ANZTPA proposal shelved

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:45 am | NZSMI

November 20, 2014: Consumer healthcare products industry body, the New Zealand Self-Medication Industry Association (SMI) says it is disappointed Government has once again shelved plans to create one medicines regulatory agency for both New Zealand and Australia. ... More >>

Democracy Action Welcomes Tauranga Vote

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 4:08 pm | Democracy Action

Responding to Tauranga Council’s unanimous vote not to establish separate Council seats on the basis of ethnicity, Lee Short, Democracy Action founder says: “The establishment of a Maori ward would have damaged the relationship between Maori and ... More >>

Employer caught abusing new ‘teabreaks law’

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 2:58 pm | Unite Union

Employer caught abusing new ‘teabreaks law’ to exploit workers The government passed the controversial ‘teabreaks’ legislation only a few weeks ago and already Unite Union has caught an employer using this law as an excuse for ill-treating their ... More >>

FGC response to Commerce Commission report

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 2:53 pm | Food and Grocery Council

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council is not surprised by the Commerce Commission’s findings, given New Zealand’s current legal framework. More >>

Bascand: Brighter Money

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 2:44 pm | Reserve Bank

Seeing people’s initial reactions to the new banknote designs is a heartening reminder of what an important role currency plays in our lives, and what a sense of pride and heritage our notes evoke. More >>

RBNZ releases Brighter Money designs

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 2:43 pm | 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 >>

25 years of children’s rights

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 2:23 pm | UNICEF

UNICEF and OFC celebrate 25 years of children’s rights with Just Play Sports Days On Universal Children’s Day (20 November) and as part of the Oceania Football Confederation’s (OFC) inaugural President’s Cup, UNICEF will celebrate 25 years of children’s ... More >>

Xiamen delegation to Wellington has business focus

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 11:38 am | Wellington City Council

Stronger business, education and cultural ties with our Chinese partners will be the focus when a 20-strong government and business delegation led by Xiamen Mayor Mr Liu Keqing which visits Wellington tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday as part of the ... More >>

Warriors promote White Ribbon Day message

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 11:22 am | Shine

Warriors promote White Ribbon Day message Shine and Orakei Health Services On Tuesday, the Vodafone Warriors will promote the White Ribbon Day message to the community at Eastridge Shopping Centre, Mission Bay. The Warriors are supporting their charity ... More >>

Superannuitants to protest unethical investments

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 10:58 am | Palestine Solidarity Network

A delegation of Auckland superannuitants will deliver a protest-card petition and protest letter to the New Zealand Super Fund this Thursday afternoon to call on the fund to divest from companies which support the Israeli occupation of Palestinian ... More >>

Manukau job cuts 'running the place into the ground'

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 10:17 am | Tertiary Education Union

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) confirmed to its staff yesterday that 54 jobs will go before Christmas. More >>

Newcore Looks Pretty Rotten for Ratepayers

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 9:44 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald report that the IT system commissioned by Auckland Council to consolidate the eight systems the Super City inherited from its precursor councils could be facing a budget blowout of $100 million, Taxpayers’ Union Spokesman Ben ... More >>

Accountability following quake response inquiry not achieved

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 9:09 am | University of Canterbury

Lessons still need to be learned from the search and rescue efforts following the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, a leading New Zealand lawyer, Nigel Hampton QC, says. More >>

Our kids say: We are failing in our duty to protect them

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 8:57 am | ChildFund

Our kids say: We are failing in our duty to protect them More than a quarter of Kiwi kids say children’s right to be safe and protected isn’t being upheld in New Zealand, identifying protection from violence, abuse and murder as the most lacking. ... More >>

PARS & Turuki Health Care collaborate on health and services

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 5:38 pm | PARS

Auckland-based PARS (People at Risk Solutions) have partnered with the Turuki Health Care Trust, to offer improved healthcare services to those in need. PARS works closely with former prisoners, providing mentoring, housing, and social services to ensure ... More >>

Children's Plea

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 5:37 pm | Children's Plea

A plea has been sent to all Members of Parliament, regardless of party affiliation, to accord urgency and priority to children's issues. These issues include vulnerability, safety and childhood poverty. More >>

Treasury off track in search for sound policies

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 4:59 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Treasury is unlikely to find the ideas it is looking for to improve outcomes for children while its primary driver is cost-cutting, says Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

Commission calls for answers on handling of CERA harassment

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 4:53 pm | Human Rights Commission

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue is deeply concerned about the way in which the State Services Commission has handled sexual allegations made against CERA chief executive Roger Sutton this week and is calling for answers. More >>

Ashley Dwayne Guy v The Queen: Appeal Upheld

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 3:04 pm | NZ Supreme Court

The appellant, Mr Guy, was found guilty by a jury of a charge of sexual violation by unlawful sexual connection. After the verdict it was discovered that, by error, the jury had been provided in the jury room with two documents that had not been ... More >>

Zonta Club to Take a Stand Against Gender-Based Violence

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 3:04 pm | Zonta

During the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence (25 November – 10 December), the Zonta Club of Wellington, along with members of the local community, will join nearly 1,200 Zonta clubs in 67 countries for the Zonta Says NO to Violence Against ... More >>

New UNFPA report links progress and power to young people

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 1:42 pm | Family Planning

A UN report launched today calls for investment in young people as they are essential to social and economic progress. More >>

The Resignation with the Golden Handshake?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 11:55 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Commenting on the settlement the State Services Commission has reached with former CERA CEO Roger Sutton, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: "Only in the public sector do you receive a payout for ‘resigning’. More >>

NZ must not turn a blind eye to China’s human rights record

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 11:39 am | Amnesty International

Amnesty International is calling on New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key to raise China’s shameful human rights record during President Xi Jinping’s visit to New Zealand this week. More >>

The Resignation with the Golden Handshake?

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 11:18 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Commenting on the settlement the State Services Commission has reached with former CERA CEO Roger Sutton, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, says: More >>

Treasury’s covert & extremely odd welfare consultation

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 10:42 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

A report this morning that Treasury is ‘crowd sourcing’ ideas on welfare policy is news to Auckland Action Against Poverty, even though we are currently one of the most active groups in the area. More >>

NZ invites Pacific peers to review development cooperation

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 10:35 am | Pacific Islands Forum

New Zealand has volunteered to be the first development partner in the Pacific region to undergo a review of its aid programme by Pacific island peers. The review will focus on New Zealand’s development cooperation and will give greater insight into ... More >>

EPMU joins Pike River families to mark fourth anniversary

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 10:14 am | EPMU

Representatives of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union are proud to stand with the Pike River families to mark four years since 29 men lost their lives. “This is a particularly solemn day given the recent announcements of Solid Energy ... More >>

2013 Assessment of New Zealand's National Integrity Systems

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 9:37 am | Transparency International NZ

SPEAKER TUILOMA NERONI SLADE: Former Judge, International Criminal Court in the Hague, former legal counsel at the Commonwealth Secretariat, Secretary-General of the Pacific Islands Forum 2008-2014. Introduced by Helen Sutch, Victoria University Council, ... More >>

Green Party ignoring Waimea’s environmental benefits

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 9:28 am | Irrigation NZ

Green Party MP Catherine Delahunty has overlooked the environmental benefits the proposed Waimea Community Dam will bring the Tasman community, says IrrigationNZ Chairperson Nicky Hyslop. More >>

Women’s use of violence in violent relationships

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 9:19 am | University of Auckland

More than 80 percent of women who live with a physically violent partner will not initiate violence when they are not being hit, according to new research. More >>


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