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Not A Party scrambles for self-worth

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 11:41 am | Not A Party

Not A Party headquarters was in tatters this Sunday morning. With its candidates reeling in shock, red-eyed and gormless in the wake of this unexpected monumental failure. More >>

No clear winner in NZ election

Tuesday, 26 September 2017, 10:28 am | Socialist Equality Group

The New Zealand election on Saturday delivered an inconclusive result, with neither the incumbent National Party nor the main opposition Labour Party in a clear position to form a government. The outcome is likely be decided by whichever is able to strike ... More >>

Te Matapihi committed to working with the next government

Monday, 25 September 2017, 5:12 pm | Te Matapihi

Te Matapihi committed to working with the next government to support Māori housing outcomes More >>

Peters Represents Strong Stable Govt: But not with National

Monday, 25 September 2017, 4:35 pm | New Zealand Youth for a Robust Future

The past 24 hours has been a blur or a nightmare - depending on which colour glasses you had on. One fact is true: Winston Peters is Kingmaker of this election. He is wearing a crown of thorns and has many questions to consider. There is no stability ... More >>

Global campaign to help end marine litter

Monday, 25 September 2017, 4:30 pm | Kelly Tarlton's Sea Life Aquarium

World’s biggest aquarium group teams up with global campaign to help end marine litter More >>

Nationwide search for conservation innovators kicks off

Monday, 25 September 2017, 4:02 pm | WWF

The search is on for big, bold, game-changing ideas and new solutions to New Zealand’s greatest environmental challenges, such as freshwater quality, climate change, species decline and invasive pests. More >>

Coalition talks should see big wins for education

Monday, 25 September 2017, 1:34 pm | NZEI

Whatever Government coalition emerges from negotiations in the coming weeks, educators are optimistic of major progress on the funding and quality of education, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

The Election With Many Victors Ends And Now We Wait

Monday, 25 September 2017, 12:13 pm | Transtasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - NZ has to wait and see what form the next Govt takes after the weekend’s election. More >>

PrivacyLive: your right to know

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:35 am | Office of the Ombudsmen

A lively panel discussion on Right to Know Day – this Thursday 28 September -- will highlight New Zealanders’ legal rights to access government information and personal information about themselves. More >>

Preliminary results for the 2017 General Election

Monday, 25 September 2017, 10:15 am | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has released the preliminary results for the 2017 General Election. Party Party Votes % Votes Electorate Seats List Seats Total Seats National Party 998,813 46.0 41 17 58 Labour Party 776,556 35.8 29 16 45 New Zealand First ... More >>

Independent Commissioner for ACC Oversight

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:10 am | Physiotherapy Trust

The Physiotherapy Trust New Zealand supports an Independent Commissioner for ACC oversight. If the case history of ACC is considered it is clear since the inception of ACC, when it was regarded as world class and was overseen by three Commissioners, ... More >>

World Rivers Day heralds boost for water quality data

Monday, 25 September 2017, 9:04 am | Land Air Water Association Incorporated

Understanding and improving our waterways requires high quality information and communities can now access the latest on their rivers, lakes and streams thanks to fresh data available today. World Rivers Day (Sunday 24 September) highlights the value many ... More >>

New Government must take action on environment - Greenpeace

Sunday, 24 September 2017, 2:40 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

The environment was at the centre of this election campaign and, whatever the exact makeup, the new government needs to take action. Greenpeace says it will be there to make sure they do. More >>

Election outcome huge win for Pike families

Sunday, 24 September 2017, 2:38 pm | Stand With Pike

Manned re-entry of the Pike River drift is now inevitable with the election result showing government is not possible without parties who have committed to manned re-entry of Pike River. More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Tamati Coffey

Sunday, 24 September 2017, 2:24 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Tamati Coffey Headlines: New Labour MP Tamati Coffey says the Maori seats should stay. Labour’s Phil Twyford earlier refused to rule out discussing a referendum on the seats while in coalition negotiations ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews David Seymour

Sunday, 24 September 2017, 2:13 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews David Seymour Lisa Owen: Last night’s election result left National without their coalition partners United Future and the Maori Party, but they still have one buddy left in Parliament — David Seymour’s ACT ... More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Phil Twyford

Sunday, 24 September 2017, 2:11 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Phil Twyford Headlines: Labour’s campaign chairperson Phil Twyford says Labour can form a government with the Green Party and New Zealand First,and there’s no rule that the government has to include the largest ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews James Shaw

Sunday, 24 September 2017, 2:01 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews James Shaw Headlines: Green Party leader James Shaw says it’s his aim to be in government with the Labour party, rather than supporting a Labour-New Zealand First government on confidence and supply. Shaw says he expects ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Steven Joyce

Sunday, 24 September 2017, 1:04 pm | The Nation

Headlines: National’s campaign manager Steven Joyce says Bill English will discuss government-formation talks today, with support from New Zealand First. He says English and Winston Peters will be the main players in those conversations. Joyce says he ... More >>

Beyoncé polling at 4.8% as preferred PM among 18-24s

Friday, 22 September 2017, 5:30 pm | RockEnrol

Beyoncé is the fifth most preferred Prime Minister according to an informal poll run by a youth voting organisation. More >>

ACC’s computer-aided decision-making questioned

Friday, 22 September 2017, 5:23 pm | University of Otago

ACC’s computer-aided decision-making questioned by Otago experts University of Otago researchers are warning of the potential pitfalls in government departments using computer-based risk prediction models, as has been recently revealed through ... More >>

MSD challenging Social Security Appeal Authority decision

Friday, 22 September 2017, 5:11 pm | Munistry of Social Development

-- To be attributed to Brendan Boyle, Chief Executive, Ministry of Social Development: The Ministry for Social Development is challenging the Social Security Appeal Authority’s interlocutory decision and has today lodged an appeal. As the matter will now be ... More >>

NZME To Deliver Unprecedented Digital Election Coverage

Friday, 22 September 2017, 4:25 pm | NZME.

NZME To Deliver New Zealand Unprecedented Digital Election Coverage Friday, 22 September 2017 – NZME continues to raise the standard of news and current affairs in New Zealand with its planned 2017 Election Night Live coverage. Embarking on what’s ... More >>

Bridge the rural/urban divide with clear communication

Friday, 22 September 2017, 3:52 pm | Crowe Horwath

Call to bridge the rural/urban divide with clear communication The farming community needs to step up to help lessen the rift between city and country, according to Hayden Dillon, Managing Partner and Agri Specialist at Crowe Horwath. Hayden Dillon believes ... More >>

Minister’s Decision Erodes Māori Fisheries Settlement

Friday, 22 September 2017, 2:47 pm | Te Ohu Kaimoana

Primary Industries Minister Hon Nathan Guy’s decision to decrease the Total Allowable Commercial Catch in pāua will eventually erode hard won Māori Fishing Settlement rights says Te Ohu Kaimoana Chief Executive Dion Tuuta. More >>

What Young Voters Expect From These Elections

Friday, 22 September 2017, 2:33 pm | Rachel Pommeyrol

Young voters have been a huge issue during these general elections, in which enrolled 18-24 year-olds represent over 338 000 potential votes. For this election, half of the persons who are still not enrolled on 22 September are under 25, even though ... More >>

A billion bottles, 7,000 sent to the Minister

Friday, 22 September 2017, 2:24 pm | BottleDrive

A billion plastic bottles are manufactured worldwide every day, and today we launched a new website, , to highlight this astounding fact! More >>

Conservation group "brings wilderness to the big smoke"

Friday, 22 September 2017, 2:17 pm | Enjoy Not Destroy

New conservation campaign group Enjoy Not Destroy expects large turnout for their campaign launch party in Grey Lynn, Auckland tonight, featuring some of Auckland's finest in alternative music. More >>

Election & Maori Still Experiencing Second Class Citizenship

Friday, 22 September 2017, 1:51 pm | Veronica Tawhai

Whatever the results of the election this weekend, all New Zealanders should be concerned at the withholding of democracy for Maori electors and what the longer-term implications of this might be for Aotearoa New Zealand, argues a Maori politics and policy lecturer ... More >>

The Fraud of Labour's "Free Education" Policy

Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:38 am | Socialist Equality Group

One of the New Zealand Labour Party’s main promises for this Saturday’s national election, printed on flyers sent to homes throughout the country, is to “introduce three years’ free university or trade education.” More >>

Ending Poverty Not an Option

Friday, 22 September 2017, 10:24 am | Conservative Party

As we head into the last day of the election, it is important that we season some of the rhetoric with a little reality, rather than blanket, great sounding statements that have no substance, we need to put some practical solutions in place that will ... More >>

Great Kererū Count takes to the skies

Friday, 22 September 2017, 10:11 am | WWF

The Great Kererū Count (GKC) takes flight today and New Zealanders across the county are asked to keep their eyes on the skies to help build up a comprehensive picture of where our native pigeon is – and isn't – found. Join the Count at More >>

Waikato could soon have NZ’s biggest egg factory farm

Friday, 22 September 2017, 10:05 am | Direct Animal Action

New Zealand's biggest egg producer, Mainland Poultry, want to build a massive industrial chicken egg laying farm at 64 Old Road, Orini in the Waikato. More >>

An open letter to the new Government

Friday, 22 September 2017, 9:51 am | Auckland City Mission

Tomorrow, millions of New Zealanders will step inside their local halls, schools, hospitals and sporting clubs to vote for the candidates and party they feel best represent their values and aspirations for this country. We as a nation may debate ... More >>

New Government should look to skills

Friday, 22 September 2017, 9:27 am | Business New Zealand

Chief Executive Kirk Hope says it’s a key issue that causing problems in many parts of the economy. More >>

Final Newshub-Reid Research Poll

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 6:09 pm | Mediaworks

Final Newshub-Reid Research Poll: All Eyes Are on Winston Peters Two days out from Election day, the results of the final Newshub-Reid research poll* show that it could all come down to the decision of Winston Peters. The final poll results show that ... More >>

Chinese Communist Ideology Attempts to Infiltrate Democracy

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 5:12 pm | NZ Falun Dafa Association

On 16th September 2017, the United Chinese Associations of New Zealand organised an event for Act Party Leader, Mr David Seymour, to attend. More >>

Canterbury disaster response knowledge shared

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 4:28 pm | University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury’s extensive emergency response leadership expertise is being shared internationally with a group of Southeast Asian disaster management experts. More >>

Bill English asked to show evidence for E-therapy claims

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 4:18 pm | New Zealand Association Of Psychotherapists

“The prime minister was premature in suggesting e-therapy works as well as face-to-face in the leaders’ debate. The evidence is minimal and contradictory and so far confined to treating depression with one modality only (CBT)” says Sean Manning, Dunedin ... More >>

Who has the plan for solving one of the election issues?

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 3:47 pm | It matters

Mental health and addictions issues rapidly became, and have persistently remained, one of the most prominent issues this election. The sector and public have called on candidates from all sides to make better support a priority. Almost 2,000 people, ... More >>

Final Campaign Meeting for Gareth Morgan And TOP

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 3:45 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party Leader Gareth Morgan will hold his final campaign rally at Victoria University at 6pm this evening. More >>

Water tax 'not about bottlers'

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 3:26 pm | Irrigation NZ

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern should not answer questions about the party's proposed water tax by saying it's about targeting water bottlers, says IrrigationNZ. More >>

Use your power - vote for the child in your life

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 1:35 pm | NZEI

21 September 2017 - Teachers and educators are calling on all whānau, including parents, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunties, and grandparents, to use their power today to vote for a fair, well-resourced education system that sets our children ... More >>

New World’s plastic bag poll “rigged”, says Greenpeace

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 12:48 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, September 21: Greenpeace has joined growing public criticism over New World supermarket’s poll on single-use plastic bags, which neglects to offer public the option of an outright ban. More >>

3 Reasons the Housing Shortage Won't get Sorted Soon

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 12:44 pm | Conservative Party

Leighton Baker, Builder, Construction Company CEO and Conservative Party Leader, says, "There are 3 reasons why the housing shortage won’t get settled any time soon. More >>

Last Chance to Enrol to Vote

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 12:12 pm | Electoral Commission

Last chance to enrol to vote Voters who aren’t already enrolled need to hurry and enrol by the end of tomorrow, Friday 22 September, to be able to vote in the 2017 General Election. “Election day is almost here and this is your last chance ... More >>

Addressing skills shortage vital

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 12:12 pm | EMANZ

Addressing the deepening skills and labour shortage is vital for the incoming Government, says EMA. More >>

Fatal shooting of Michael Taylor at Paeroa

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 11:30 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer was justified in shooting Michael Taylor at Paeroa on 10 June 2016. More >>

Annual Net Migration Remains High

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 10:56 am | Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration was 72,100 in the August 2017 year, Stats NZ said today. This compared with 69,100 in the August 2016 year. Migrant arrivals reached 132,200, a new annual record, and migrant departures were 60,100 in the year ended August 2017. More >>

Safety of Ministry of Social Development staff important

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 10:29 am | State Services Commission

Unfortunately threats, abuse and even violence towards MSD staff is a daily reality in our country. In 2016 twelve staff were assaulted, there were 468 serious and critical security incidents and 242 threats made. More >>

Te Matapihi Calls for Māori Housing Finance Reform

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 10:07 am | Te Matapihi

21 September 2017 - In a statement made last Sunday 17 September, Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox promoted the party’s Iwibank policy, which will see a Māori bank set up to administer housing, land development and business start-up loans. According ... More >>

Housing has been a big topic for the election

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 10:05 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Although the slowing market is reducing its importance, housing has been a big topic for the election with different parties having different policies on helping first home buyers into the market. More >>

TPP negotiations should not bind the new incoming government

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:38 am | Green Party

National’s last minute pitch to get the Trans Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP-11) agreement across the line just days before the general election should not bind the new incoming government, the Green Party said today. More >>

Students have their say on education policy

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:36 am | Inspiration Education Limited

New Zealand high school students want policymakers to bring more life skills, mental health services and balanced workloads to the classroom. Ahead of this weekend’s election, free online NCEA support platform StudyTime asked a selection of Wellington ... More >>

Ban1080 Party Wins Broadcasting Standards Authority Decision

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:24 am | Ban 1080

During the last two weeks of the 2017 election campaign, the Ban 1080 Party had several TV advertisements produced and broadcast across Maori Television, Sky TV, Prime TV, Facebook, Youtube and other internet platforms. Two complaints were submitted to ... More >>

From ‘likes’ to votes

Thursday, 21 September 2017, 9:10 am | University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury researcher has found a simple and accurate way of predicting voter intention – and it may come down to a single Facebook ‘like’. More >>

Minister’s Decision Erodes Māori Fisheries Settlement

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 5:15 pm | Te Ohu Kaimoana

Primary Industries Minister Hon Nathan Guy’s decision to decrease the Total Allowable Commercial Catch in pāua will eventually erode hard won Māori Fishing Settlement rights says Te Ohu Kaimoana Chief Executive Dion Tuuta. More >>

New Zealand First pledge to improve Overseer lacks clarity

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 4:51 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is encouraged to learn that New Zealand First proposes a catchment-by-catchment approach to addressing the nation’s water quality. More >>

NZ among first states to sign nuclear ban treaty tonight

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 4:50 pm | iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand

“The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons represents an important step and contribution towards the common aspiration of a world without nuclear weapons. The Treaty reflects growing concerns over the risk posed by the continued existence ... More >>

Growing Up In NZ - Longitudinal Study

Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 4:45 pm | Growing Up in New Zealand

A petition calling on the government to restore critical funding to the Growing Up in New Zealand study has gathered thousands of signatures within days of being launched. Organisers believe funding the study should be a priority for the next ... More >>




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