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Mixed massages raise concerns

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 1:24 pm | Bryce Smith

Mixed massages raise concerns for Te Taumata Kaumatua Ngapuhi nui tonu, and Te Wakaminenga O nga Hapu Ngapuhi. More >>

Union Slams Port Boss’s Pay Rise

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:44 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union (RMTU) says Lyttelton Port CEO Peter Davie’s 18% wage rise, taking his pay packet to $1.24m, is unjustified and inflammatory. ‘Lyttelton port has an appalling health and safety record, with three deaths on ... More >>

Prisons expert Ron Nikkel to speak in Auckland October 15

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 12:02 pm | Joint Media Statement

Prison Fellowship NZ and JustSpeak have the privilege of hosting the former president of Prison Fellowship International, Ron Nikkel. More >>

Hundreds of educators protest IES in Rotorua

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:29 am | NZEI

Four hundred educators from around the country took their opposition to the Government's controversial Investing in Educational Success policy to the public today. More >>

Crime drops by 3.2 % in the 2013 / 2014 financial year

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 11:21 am | New Zealand Police

Criminal offences dropped by 3.2 % in the last financial year according to figures released today through Statistics New Zealand. More >>

Narratives from the 2014 Election: what do we learn?

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:45 am | New Zealand Fabian Society

I would like to invite you to a Fabians Reflection on "Dirty Politics, Dotcom and Labour’s worst result" with Colin James, Keith Ng, Stephanie Rodgers and Richard Harman. They will provide a debrief of analysis and lessons from the 2014 ... More >>

Oil Free Wellington drops banner from Statoil headquarters

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:34 am | Oil Free Wellington

Today members of Oil Free Wellington have targeted the offices of Statoil, by attaching a banner reading 'Statoil out of Northland: Stop Deep Sea Oil' to the entrance of Vodafone on the Quay Midland Park, where Statoil's New Zealand office is located. ... More >>

Media Statement from Karen Price

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:32 am | Karen Price

“After a period of intense media attention and scrutiny of our family, I set up and used an anonymous Twitter account over the weekend and made a number of comments that I deeply regret. More >>

Greenpeace disrupts Simon Bridges’ speech to oil industry

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 10:00 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace activists have disrupted the opening speech by Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges at the Petroleum Summit in Auckland this morning. More >>

New Zealand Red Cross Responds to Drought in Tonga

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:27 pm | NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross has sent an aid worker and two desalination units, to turn seawater into safe drinking water in the drought-hit Ha’apai islands of Tonga. More >>

Can you ever tell if an email is real or forged?

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:27 pm | Brian Eardley-Wilmo

Computer industry veteran Brian Eardley-Wilmot warns that we should never take claims about stolen emails at face value. More >>

NZ MPs to attend the ASPG Annual Conference in Sydney

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 2:14 pm | Office of the Clerk

New Zealand MPs to attend the Australasian Study of Parliament Group Annual Conference in Sydney More >>

Independent Maori seats still needed in Parliament

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:58 pm | The Maori Party

“He’s got to be joking!” is the reaction of the president of the Maori Party, Rangimarie Naida Glavish to a call by a former Labour Minister of Maori Affairs, Dover Samuels, for debate by Maori on whether the Maori electorates are needed in ... More >>

Support for Democratic Rights in Hong Kong

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 11:58 am | Bevan Chuang

Rallies supporting the rights for universal suffrage will take place all over New Zealand today and tomorrow More >>

Trout Mass-Poisoned in New Zealand

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:34 am | Clyde Graf

Trout Mass-Poisoned in New Zealand The Graf Boys New Zealand has some of the best trout fishing in the world! Every year thousands of international visitors wade pristine rivers in search of the freshwater game fish. More >>

New Zealand's 2014 Hottest Vegetarians Crowned

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:22 am | SAFE

With winter gone things are heating up, and things just got even hotter with the crowning of New Zealand’s hottest vegetarians, says animal advocacy group SAFE. Marking World Vegetarian Day, 1st October, director James Napier Robertson and actor ... More >>

A day to remember our duty to look after our senior citizens

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:00 am | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue says International Day of the Older Person (1 October) is a United Nations day to celebrate our senior citizens, but also acknowledge the need to protect our kaumatua, or older people from abuse and neglect. More >>

Clear data needed on impact of benefit sanctions on children

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 9:25 am | Child Poverty Action Group

A lack of data on benefit sanctions means there is no way of knowing whether welfare reform is helping or harming children, says Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

The socialist alternative to austerity and war

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 9:21 am | World Socialist Web Site

Public meeting: After the New Zealand election—the socialist alternative to austerity and war By Tom Peters 29 September 2014 More >>

New recruits to boost border protection

Monday, 29 September 2014, 5:27 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Twenty six new recruits began an intensive nine-week training course in Auckland today that will see them graduate as Customs officers in time for the busy summer season. More >>

Dwindling Mallard population shows up ‘pest’ myth

Monday, 29 September 2014, 5:18 pm | Save Animals From Exploitation

The pro hunting organisation Fish & Game is researching the causes of the decline of the mallard duck population, upset at the prospect of fewer ducks to kill. More >>

Support for Democratic Rights in Hong Kong

Monday, 29 September 2014, 5:08 pm | New Zealand Hong Konger

New Zealanders in Auckland will gather on Wednesday to support the rights for universal suffrage in Hong Kong. More >>

Campbell Live Exclusive Interview with David Cunliffe

Monday, 29 September 2014, 5:06 pm | Mediaworks

David Cunliffe resigned as leader of the Labour party on Saturday; but he still wants the top job. More >>

Action needed on cycling safety

Monday, 29 September 2014, 4:29 pm | Cycling Advocates Network

“Clearly we aren't doing enough to protect the 1.5 million New Zealanders who ride bikes,” said Mr Morgan. More >>

World Rivers Day Passes Without A Whimper

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:53 pm | CORANZ

Sunday 28 September was World Rivers Day to celebrate clean, flowing rivers and caring about them. But a recreation-conservation advocacy the Council of Outdoor Recreation Associations of NZ (CORANZ) says the day seems to have slipped by without ... More >>

The Kiwifruit Claim: Q&A

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:24 pm | Exceltium

1. Who is running The Kiwifruit Claim? The Kiwifruit Claim was founded by kiwifruit growers representing well in excess of 10% of the industry. 2. Why are you running this claim? The introduction of Psa into New Zealand had devastating effects on kiwifruit ... More >>

Fed Farmers Need to Be Weaned

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:17 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Federated Farmers to make a firm commitment to reject any future Government funding, after it was revealed that the lobby group had received over $200,000 of payments in recent years. More >>

Children paying the price for charter school stitch up

Monday, 29 September 2014, 3:11 pm | NZEI

New Zealand children will be paying a high price for a one-seat deal between ACT and National, with an expansion of the beleaguered charter school system says education union NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

Hikoi From North Reaches Oil Conference Tomorrow

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:52 pm | Statoil Out

Today: The Hikoi opposing Statoil plans for seismic testing and deep sea oil drilling has marched through Dargaville and later be welcomed to Piringatahi Marae, West Harbour,Tamaki Makaurau/Auckland. More >>

Communities Still Count

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:42 pm | Comvoices

The efforts of many organisations to influence the electorate and the political parties they voted for in the lead up to the 2014 Election is over. The voting public has spoken and provided a strong endorsement to the centre-right National Government ... More >>

Eleven social enterprises get ready to take off

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:42 pm | Akina Foundation

Eleven teams from across the country will take part in the Launchpad, Ākina’s programme to get social enterprise ideas off the ground. More >>

An open letter to the Prime Minister

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:31 pm | Transparency International NZ

in which Transparency International New Zealand asks the Prime Minister to ensure integrity underpins all work he leads "in the best interests of all New Zealanders" More >>

Paula Bennett ‘great work’ acknowledged – McVicar

Monday, 29 September 2014, 1:45 pm | Conservative Party

“Paula Bennett, as Minister of Social Development, has contributed significantly in lowering our crime rate and preventing further victims.” - McVicar More >>

Key's Restraint in Propping up ACT Welcomed

Monday, 29 September 2014, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming the announcement that ACT MP David Seymour will not be appointed as a Minister. More >>

Only Concession is from the Taxpayer

Monday, 29 September 2014, 1:35 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the confidence and supply agreement reached between John Key and Peter Dunne’s United Future Party, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: More >>

A Tent for Any Tenant

Monday, 29 September 2014, 11:01 am | Salvation Army

AUT students and Salvation Army Manukau Community Ministries team up to raise awareness, as South Auckland’s housing situation moves from crisis to collapse More >>

Cycle Safety Panel Draft Report Seeks Comments

Monday, 29 September 2014, 9:52 am | NZ School Speeds

The Cycle Safety Panel Draft Report and Recommendations was published on 25th September 2014 and the panel are inviting comments. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds, the organisation campaigning for consistent speed limits outside schools, is encouraged ... More >>

Labour's Review - Terms of Reference Agreed

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 6:05 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour's Review - Terms of Reference Agreed Following a meeting of its ruling New Zealand Council yesterday, Labour has released the terms of reference for the comprehensive review initiated following its 2014 election result. The review will comprise three ... More >>

The final countdown for Kiwi smokers

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 3:10 pm | Stoptober

There are just two days left until many smokers stubb out their cigarettes for the last time and embark on Stoptober – New Zealand’s first national quit-smoking month. More >>

“In A Democracy People Win And People Lose”

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 3:03 pm | TVNZ

“In A Democracy People Win And People Lose” – Chris Hipkins Labour Senior Whip I would say to all of the caucus and all of the members let's actually hear the arguments from the people who want to be leader, says Chris Hipkins on TVNZ’s ... More >>

Campaign to make Murder of Unborn ”Safe and Legal”

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 2:17 pm | Right To Life

The IPPF have launched an international campaign through its 161 affiliates including the New Zealand Family Planning Association [NZFPA] to make the murder of the unborn safe and legal and accepted as a human right. This is an acceleration of its war ... More >>

Grant Robertson Labour leader hopeful on TVNZ Q+A

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 2:15 pm | TVNZ

“Look I think what we need to be is relevant, clear and consistent with New Zealanders about the Labour Party's values,” said Labour leader hopeful Grant Robertson on TVNZ’s Q+A programme. More >>

Labour Needs to Get House in Order Before Deciding Leader

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 1:56 pm | TVNZ

Ex Labour party leader and possible repeat contender David Shearer says the Labour Party is going about the post-election period in the wrong way. More >>

Hate merchants at it again with smear tactics

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 1:00 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s disappointing to see the hate merchants at it again with yet another attempt to smear and silence a health professional who’s doing research they disagree with,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... More >>

Women’s group heartened by response to promo girls

Sunday, 28 September 2014, 12:02 pm | National Council of Women of NZ

The National Council of Women of New Zealand is heartened by the strong response to the inappropriate use of bikini-clad girls at a technology expo. More >>

Owen interviews Jim Anderton, Helen Kelly and Selwyn Pellet

Saturday, 27 September 2014, 7:09 pm | TV3

Lisa Owen interviews Jim Anderton, Helen Kelly and Selwyn Pellet ___________________________________________ The Nation on TV3, 9.30am Saturdays and 10am Sundays. Check us out online , on Facebook or on Twitter . Tell us what you think at or text 3330. ... More >>

Owen interviews Mark Boyd, Jonathan Milne and John Minto

Saturday, 27 September 2014, 7:05 pm | TV3

Lisa Owen interviews Mark Boyd, Jonathan Milne and John Minto ___________________________________________ The Nation on TV3, 9.30am Saturdays and 10am Sundays. Check us out online , on Facebook or on Twitter . Tell us what you think at or text 3330. ... More >>

Prime Time on Labour

Saturday, 27 September 2014, 7:01 pm | Prime Time

Mike Smith - former General Secretary of the NZ Labour Party Jim McAloon, Assoc Prof, Victoria University of Wellington History Department (currently writing official history of the Labour Party) Rob Salmond, consultant to Labour Leader's office and ... More >>

Korero Mai Ki Ahau - Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 September 2014

Friday, 26 September 2014, 5:46 pm | Radio Waatea 603 AM

Saturday 27 September 2014 | One million people voted for National in last week’s election. Another million didn’t vote at all. In Kia Korero Mai this week, Eru Morgan talks to political commentator Henare Kingi about the figures and what happened ... More >>

On The Nation this weekend: Labour, National, The Media

Friday, 26 September 2014, 5:24 pm | The Nation

This weekend on The Nation… Labour’s had its worst election result in 92 years, so what happens next? We’ll talk to former Labour president Jim Anderton, CTU president Helen Kelly, and tech entrepreneur and past donor Selwyn Pellett about the party’s ... More >>

Red Cross, Pacific leaders prepare for cyclone season

Friday, 26 September 2014, 5:14 pm | NZ Red Cross

The New Zealand Red Cross Pacific Advisory Group, met for the first time this week, to develop a disaster response plan for the upcoming Pacific cyclone season, which is forecast to be severe. More >>

Teachers support PM’s call for solutions to child poverty

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:14 pm | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is pleased to hear that the Prime Minister is calling for new ideas to address child poverty. More >>

First batch of household protection kits arrives in Liberia

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:11 pm | UNICEF

Kits containing protective gear will equip a network of community-based Ebola care centres nationwide More >>

Dr Paul Hutchison praised for work to reduce child poverty

Friday, 26 September 2014, 4:01 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) has thanked retiring National MP Dr Paul Hutchison for his work to reduce child poverty. More >>

Bag snatch hero deserves a medal - McVicar

Friday, 26 September 2014, 3:42 pm | Conservative Party

The Justice Spokesman for the Conservative Party, Garth McVicar, is calling for the woman known as the bag-snatch hero to be awarded a medal for bravery. More >>

Police Remembrance Day

Friday, 26 September 2014, 1:49 pm | Police Association

This week, Police staff and others have been wearing the distinctive huia feather-shaped Police Remembrance Pin as they reflect on those who have lost their lives in service to the society they swore to protect. Police Remembrance Day falls on the 29th of ... More >>

Affordable Auckland Attacks Creeping Apartheid

Friday, 26 September 2014, 1:27 pm | Stephen Berry

Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry is disturbed by developments increasing the number of local body regions choosing racially based representation. The Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regional Councils already have Maori wards, while New Plymouth ... More >>

Dairy Strategy Proving to be a Disaster

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:57 pm | SAFE

The intensification of the dairy industry is proving to be a disaster, says SAFE. This comes after the forecast 2015 milk price payout was cut 12% by Fonterra this week. “Last year, the government effectively gave the green light for the dairy ... More >>

Where Next for the Left?

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:16 pm | Fightback

26 September 2014 A discussion of the post-election prospects for radicals, facilitated by Fightback. 6pm | Monday 28th September | 19 Tory St [ Facebook event ] More >>

City of Arras Representatives to Attend Tunnel Inauguration

Friday, 26 September 2014, 12:01 pm | Embassy of France to New Zealand

Named after the French town where New Zealand soldiers dug tunnels during the First World War, the Arras tunnel will be inaugurated on September 27th. More >>


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