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NZMA policy on bullying adopted by World Medical Association

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 3:57 pm | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) believes the medical profession must take a leadership role in condemning bullying and harassment, says NZMA Deputy Chair Prof Harvey White. “We are delighted that, at its recent meeting in Chicago, the World ... More >>

Remuneration for CEO of Guardians of NZ Superannuation

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 2:38 pm | State Services Commission

The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, a Crown Entity operating as part of the State Services, has today publicly released information on its decision to increase the Chief Executive’s 2016/17 remuneration. More >>

Local Government Virtue Signalling Shows Warped Priorities

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

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling for councils across New Zealand to ‘stick to their knitting’ and stop wasting money on public smoking bans and other unenforceable measures designed solely for political, rather than practical, purposes. “Listening ... More >>

Plastic bottle sea monsters take on Coca-Cola

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 8:12 am | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Sea monsters made out of plastic bottles and cans by children over the school holidays are being hand-delivered to Coca-Cola’s Auckland headquarters this afternoon, calling on the beverage giant to get serious about plastic waste. More >>

Te Ara Whatu fundraising to attend COP23

Monday, 16 October 2017, 6:54 pm | Te Ara Whatu

This year, the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) will take place from 6 to 17 November in Bonn, Germany. The conference will be convened under the Presidency of Fiji. More >>

East – West link needed irrespective of Government

Monday, 16 October 2017, 6:16 pm | National Road Carriers

East – West link needed irrespective of Government Auckland needs the proposed East - West link between Onehunga and Sylvia Park irrespective of the final make-up of the new Government. More >>

One year of Mayor Goff - Will he keep his rates promise?

Monday, 16 October 2017, 3:25 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Today marks one year since Phil Goff was elected to the mayoralty of the Auckland Super City. Jo Holmes, Spokesperson for the Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance reflects on whether Mr Goff has delivered on his promises made to Aucklanders: More >>

InsideOUT Advocates for LGBTQIA+ Youth Rights In Schools

Monday, 16 October 2017, 2:12 pm | InsideOUT

National youth charity InsideOUT have released a new resource advocating for LGBTQIA+ young people’s legal rights at school. More >>

Predator Free 2050 and The Call to Arms

Monday, 16 October 2017, 9:37 am | Lynley Tulloch

New Zealand’s Predator Free 2050 goal includes encouraging community-led projects to kill possums, rats and stoats. Nicola Toki, New Zealand’s Endangered Wildlife Ambassador, claims that it is important that New Zealanders get on board with the ... More >>

On the NZ First's delay in forming a government

Sunday, 15 October 2017, 12:30 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Three weeks after the September 23 election, the make-up of New Zealand’s next government is still undecided and a sense of crisis is engulfing the political establishment. More >>

Q+A: US ambassador Scott Brown

Sunday, 15 October 2017, 11:54 am | TVNZ

Iran not adhering to the “spirit of the deal” – US Ambassador to NZ President Trump’s man in Wellington, Scott Brown, admitted on TVNZ’s Q+A programme this morning that “Iran could do better.” More >>

On The Nation: Workers' Rights Panel

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 12:45 pm | The Nation

Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Jackie Blue says NZ could close the gender pay gap within 10 years and should make that our goal. She says a good start would be requiring companies with more than 250 employees to publish their gender pay gaps, ... More >>

Moana Jackson at campaign against solitary confinement

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 11:38 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prison abolitionist organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is launching its campaign against solitary confinement today in Auckland. The group’s aim is to have all forms of solitary confinement in prisons banned. More >>

Prisoners and Community Offenders help for Conservation Week

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 11:35 am | Department Of Corrections

Prisoners and Community Offenders help New Zealanders ‘love our backyard’ for Conservation Week Prisoners and community offenders across the country are helping New Zealanders ‘love our backyard’ – the theme for Conservation Week 2017. ... More >>

Broadcasting Standards Authority and Sean Plunket

Friday, 13 October 2017, 4:34 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Media Release 13 October 2017 Statement from Sean Plunket In the interests of the smooth running of the Broadcasting Standards Authority I have chosen to resign my position as a member of the BSA Board. I wish the Board well in its important work ... More >>

Campaign Involving Kiwis Wins Nobel Peace Prize

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:47 am | New Zealand Peace Foundation

The Peace Foundation worked to realise the New Zealand Nuclear Free zone in 1987, and has since worked with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) to inspire others to realise a nuclear-free world. More >>

Labour Selects Fleur Fitzsimons Candidate for Southern Ward

Friday, 13 October 2017, 10:14 am | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party has selected lawyer, mother of three and Island Bay resident Fleur Fitzsimons as its candidate to replace Paul Eagle as the Councillor for the Southern Ward on the Wellington City Council. More >>

New Zealanders say North Korea will use a nuclear weapon

Friday, 13 October 2017, 9:53 am | Roy Morgan Research

A special Roy Morgan SMS Survey taken in late September, after the New Zealand Election, shows a majority (58%) of New Zealanders saying it is either ‘Very likely’ (19%) or ‘Fairly likely’ (39%) that North Korea will use a nuclear weapon compared ... More >>

Convicted Murderer Paroled for the Seventh Time

Friday, 13 October 2017, 8:30 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

How many chances should a convicted murderer, who keeps breaching Parole conditions be given? More >>

AUSA Protects Young Nats, But Not ProLife Group

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 7:52 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that in the latest bizarre twist in the debacle covering the Auckland University Students Association’s (AUSA) attempt to disaffiliate the student club Prolife Auckland, a similar attempt to disaffiliate the Young Nats has been ... More >>

EU Delegation to NZ // NEWSLETTER no. 160

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 4:54 pm | EU Delegation to NZ

HR/VP on 60 years of Euratom Treaty and the award of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize More >>

Gynaecologists to Train on Live Sheep

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 3:33 pm | NZAVS

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) are asking the organisers of an upcoming surgical workshop to reconsider using anaesthetised sheep. More >>

2017 General Election Writ Returned

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 2:19 pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has returned the writ for the 2017 General Election marking the end of the formal election process. More >>

NZ First, deciding next NZ govt, keeps board members secret

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 2:16 pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Two days after undertaking to release a list of the board of the New Zealand First party board, its president Brent Catchpole has changed his mind. More >>

Leadership on speed limits required to reduce road toll

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 1:44 pm | Movement

New Zealand’s horrifying road toll demonstrates the vital need for safer speed limits, according to road safety group Movement. More >>

100 years on from Passchendaele

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 1:25 pm | Passion for Peace

As commemorations are held in Wellington to mark 100 years since the Battle of Passchendaele a reminder is being made of how little progress has been made towards the fight for worldwide peace. More >>

Police response to a 111 call reporting a suspicious driving

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 12:39 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two officers should have made further enquiries when dealing with an incident involving Tevita Filo on 6 January 2016, and that a Police dispatcher did not pass on all the available information. More >>

Let's Do This

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the endorsement of the NZIER in its calls for an independent policy costing unit to be established for the use of all political parties. Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union , Jordan Williams, says “It ... More >>

Generation Zero calls on new parliament to take action

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 11:18 am | Generation Zero

Delegates attending the 10th Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference in Auckland passed a unanimous resolution yesterday supporting the concepts outlined in the Zero Carbon Act, proposed by youth climate change campaigners Generation Zero. More >>

Moana Jackson to speak out against solitary confinement

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 8:26 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prison abolitionist organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is launching its campaign against solitary confinement this Saturday in Auckland. The group’s aim is to have all forms of solitary confinement in prisons banned. More >>

Australia/NZ Climate Change & Business Conference, Auckland

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 8:01 am | Environmental Defence Society

Delegates at a climate a climate and business conference in Auckland are calling for a statutory climate commission to set and monitor New Zealand’s carbon budgets. More >>

Protection & Safety Of Families Sacrificed For Sex Industry

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 8:09 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is calling for the rights of families in Christchurch to take precedence over the prostitution industry, and is accusing politicians – both local and central government - of turning a blind eye to the harmful effects of prostitution to families. ... More >>

Ponzi scheme operator pleads guilty

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 4:41 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A Christchurch man who used his businesses to conduct a Ponzi scheme has appeared in the Christchurch District Court today and pleaded guilty in a Serious Fraud Office (SFO) prosecution. More >>

Peace actions continue amid concern about police tactics

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 4:32 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Peaceful protests against the weapons industry continued today with a walking tour and picnic. The walking tour showed Wellingtonians the arms dealers on their doorstep. More >>

Parents and Drinking Behaviours

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 3:37 pm | The Tomorrow Project

Responsible drinking champion Matt Claridge says regardless of where alcohol is sold, it is parents that are the biggest influencers when it comes to children’s future drinking behaviours. More >>

PSA welcomes Inland Revenue’s halt to psychometric testing

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 2:38 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes Inland Revenue’s sensible decision to suspend the use of psychometric testing as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructure following a legal challenge on behalf of PSA members, but cautions that ... More >>

Call for lower speed limit 'misguided'

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:41 pm | Dog And Lemon Guide

Lowering the speed limit will not reduce the road toll, says the car review website . More >>

Call for New-Born Baby to Be Returned to Its Parents

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 12:32 pm | Joris de Bres

A new-born baby taken from its parents at North Shore Hospital two weeks ago by Ōranga Tamariki should be returned to its parents, says former Human Rights and Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres. More >>

New Council Assessments Show Councils Performing Strongly

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 11:17 am | Local Government NZ

The second round of council assessments through the local government excellence programme CouncilMARK™ have been released and include the programme’s first AA rating. More >>

Professor honoured for political anthropology

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 10:44 am | University of Auckland

University of Auckland Professor of Social Anthropology, Cris Shore, has been honoured by Royal Society Te Apārangi for his contributions to political anthropology and the study of organisations, governance and power. More >>

Fraudulent votes set Bird of the Year aflutter

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 8:49 am | Forest And Bird

Bird of the Year has been rocked by scandal on the first day of competition with someone making over a hundred fraudulent votes for the white-faced heron. More >>

Commissioner uses final speech to urge Climate Change Act

Wednesday, 11 October 2017, 8:32 am | Environment Commissioner

Environment Commissioner uses final speech to urge incoming Parliament to pass Climate Change Act Date: Wednesday 11 October 2017 Time: 3.15 pm Where: Climate Change and Business Conference, Grand Millennium Hotel, 71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland Where: Climate ... More >>

It's the corporate welfare not Israel which is the problem

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 6:34 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

It's the corporate welfare not Israel which is the problem 10 October 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE An article published last week by Fairfax has left an incorrect impression on the reason why the Taxpayers' Union objects to the Government signing an R&D ... More >>

NZ First board membership closely guarded

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 6:28 pm | BusinessDesk

Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand First party president Brent Catchpole has reluctantly agreed to make public the membership of the party's board of directors, who leader Winston Peters has said will be consulted before any government formation proposal ... More >>

Amazing day of peace action disrupts Weapons Expo

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 5:29 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Media Release: Amazing day of peace action disrupts Weapons Expo Date: October 10, 2017, 5:30pm From: Peace Action Wellington More >>

Auditor-General’s Annual Report 2016/17

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 1:54 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s Annual Report 2016/17 is now available on our website. Please note that PDF and physical copies of the report will be available after it has been presented to the House of Representatives once Parliament resumes sitting. More >>

New World topples under pressure to Ban the Bag

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 1:16 pm | Greenpeace

Tuesday, October 10: Greenpeace is welcoming New World’s announcement this morning that it will phase out single-use plastic bags by the end of 2018. Plastics campaigner, Elena Di Palma, says the decision reflects the power that people have to influence ... More >>

Our Seas Our Future welcomes New World decision

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 1:00 pm | Our Seas Our Future

The decision today by New World to phase out single-use plastic bags at its supermarkets has been welcomed by the non-profit marine conservation organisation Our Seas Our Future (OSOF). New World has announced an aim to be single-use plastic bag free by ... More >>

More Action Needed to Address Fishing Threat

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:21 pm | WWF

New research published today shows that more action is needed to reduce accidental catch of endangered New Zealand sea lions in fishing nets, said environmental organsiation WWF-New Zealand. More >>

Parents’ plea: Don’t let any more of our kids die

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 12:20 pm | Public Service Association

Parents who lost their 15-year-old daughter to suicide two months ago delivered a 30,000-strong petition to Parliament today to mark World Mental Health Day. More >>

“Give us Access to Justice”

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 11:20 am | Acclaim Otago

10 Oct. 17 “Give us Access to Justice” The Law Society is right to call for ACC appeals to go to the Supreme Court. “A particular group of people are being discriminated against by denying those with a disability caused by injury access to the Supreme ... More >>

Apology from LGNZ President about false claims on league tab

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 11:12 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union has accepted a settlement and apology from Local Government New Zealand President Dave Cull relating to public statements he made about the accuracy of the T axpayers’ Union’s local government league tables, ‘ Ratepayers Report ... More >>

People Against Prisons to blockade weapons conference

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 8:37 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Members from People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will join Peace Action today at the Wellington Westpac Stadium to protest the Defense, Industry & National Security Forum. More >>

Peace Activists Assembling to Block Wellington Weapons Expo

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 8:35 am | Peace Action Wellington

Peace activists from all over the country will be gathering at 90 Waterloo Quay this morning in preparation for a non-violent blockade of the Weapons Expo. More >>

New Defence Industry Association calls for peaceful protest

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 8:30 am | New Zealand Defence Industry Association

“To call our industry Forum an arms or weapons conference is simply untrue. We would never hold a weapons expo on our shores. That is not what our forum is. You will find more ammunition and guns on display at the annual field days than what ... More >>

Campaign to Increase Māori Roll in 2018 Through Māori Option

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 8:26 am | Te Ata Tino Toa

A campaign to increase the number of Māori seats will be held in 2018, during the Māori Option. More >>

Women's Peace Group support Nobel prize

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 8:25 am | Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), New Zealand’s oldest women’s peace group, congratulates the ICAN (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), the international NGO working to ban nuclear weapons which has ... More >>

PSA taking Inland Revenue to court over psychometrics

Monday, 9 October 2017, 5:03 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring ... More >>

Final Count and Coalition Talks: Focus On The Policy

Monday, 9 October 2017, 2:09 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The final election results have come in and were pretty much as expected and now Govt formation talks are proceeding, as the politicians said they would. More >>

Community groups call for fairer trade rules at WTO meeting

Monday, 9 October 2017, 2:08 pm | AFTINET

Today, Trade Ministers from only 35 countries will attend a “mini-Ministerial” in Morocco which is intended to solidify the agenda for the upcoming 11th Ministerial Conference of the 164-member WTO (MC11) to be held December 10-13, 2017in Buenos ... More >>




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