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Craddock Farms colony cage farm should not be built

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 4:46 pm | RNZSPCA

SPCA New Zealand says the proposed Craddock Farms colony cage chicken farm in Patumahoe, South Auckland, should not be built because keeping chickens in cages is unethical and inhumane. More >>

When Standing Up Changes Lives

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 2:53 pm | Human Rights Commission

Earlier this month some incredibly brave New Zealanders did what so many of us never do: they told the world they had been raped, sexually abused and violated. One knew her abuser, another was attacked in a taxi by a stranger, another’s abuser was ... More >>

Police statement on academic research applications

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 1:50 pm | New Zealand Police

Police place a high value in academic research which provides evidence to improve Police policy and practice. More >>

Friday the 13th quiz raises more than $3,000

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 1:23 pm | GB Pensions

HURRAH! GBPensions’ and BlackCatConsulting’s Friday the 13th quiz raises more than $3,000 Here’s proof that Friday the 13th is lucky for some! A charity quiz night raised $3,115 for the Humane Rescue, Rehabilitation and Rehoming Charitable ... More >>

Cut down on red meat, buy an EV and reduce your emissions

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:54 pm | Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

New research has identified where households can make a real difference to their greenhouse gas emissions – and cutting down on red meat and purchasing an electric vehicle are top of the list. More >>

International Day for the Elimination of Violence

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:43 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: NZ women and families can’t wait More >>

Chris Brown Nowhere Near A Role Model Yet

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:31 pm | Family First Lobby.

Family First NZ is calling on Immigration NZ to reject a working visa for Chris Brown, and are rejecting claims by some Maori woman leaders that Chris Brown is ‘someone who young people can relate to’ and that he ‘atoned’ for what he did. More >>

Rubbish-bin for Unitec redundancy offers

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:25 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Letters to people working at Unitec outlining how much money they would get if they take voluntary redundancy will go in the trash this Friday. More >>

SAFE and locals kicking up a stink over bad eggs

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:23 pm | SAFE

SAFE is joining Patumahoe locals to oppose the proposed building of a caged-hen farm in South Auckland. Craddock Farms has been seeking consent to build the factory farm for the past two years, but has been denied resource consents on the grounds ... More >>

Call to bring back Maori soldiers buried in Malaysia

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:22 pm | The Maori Party

An appeal to reconsider repatriation of the remains at least of New Zealand Maori soldiers buried in Malaysia, has been made by the president of the Maori Party, Rangimarie Naida Glavish. This follows Veterans Affairs Minister Craig Foss saying earlier this ... More >>

Red Flag for Acupuncture

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:20 pm | Society for Science Based Healthcare

The Society for Science Based Healthcare has had a complaint upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority against a misleading advertisement for acupuncture. More >>

Academic freedom threats more widespread than police data

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 12:09 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The case of the police withholding data from Dr Gilbert is a breach of academic freedom but not an isolated one, says TEU national president Dr Sandra Grey. More >>

World on brink of global climate deal

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:47 am | WWF

Wellington, New Zealand (25 November) – Next week, world leaders including New Zealand PM John Key will meet in Paris where a global climate deal is expected to be agreed. More >>

An Open Letter to New Zealanders: Christmas is still on

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:32 am | Race Relations Commissioner

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy confirmed today she had no plans to ban Christmas or any other sacred or religious day. More >>

MPs should do homework before mudslinging

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:24 am | The Maori Party

“If Labour’s Peeni Henare and NZ First’s Pita Paraone have to dredge for mud to sling at the Maori Party they should at least take the trouble to find genuine mud that has some chance of sticking.” This from Rangimarie Naida Glavish, president ... More >>

KidsCan a Decade of Making a Difference

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 11:07 am | KidsCan

Welcomed into five hundred schools nationwide, the KidsCan Charitable Trust can look back on a decade of making a big difference in the lives of thousands of schoolchildren. More >>

Recovering from disasters

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 10:45 am | University of Auckland

Earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, fires and wars: major disasters occur around the world each year but recovering from them takes many years and vast resources. Five years after Canterbury was first shaken by a major quake, Christchurch still faces years ... More >>

Recycle Plastic Bags at Countdown

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 10:06 am | Countdown Supermarket

25 November 2015: Ten Countdown stores in Auckland are participating in the new Soft Plastic Recycling Programme, which was launched today. The Soft Plastic Recycling Programme is a consumer recycling initiative that invites customers to recycle unwanted ... More >>

Leading climate scientists back student’s case against govt

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 10:03 am | Sarah Thomson

Renowned former Nasa climate scientist, James Hansen, and Victoria University Professor, James Renwick, are supporting Sarah Thomson in her legal battle against the government. More >>

Increased Internet access putting elderly at risk

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 9:54 am | Stainton Chellew Barristers and Solicitors

Higher levels of Internet and email usage by the elderly has a dark side, as vulnerable seniors find themselves increasingly at risk from sophisticated Internet scams and fraudsters, and without adequate protection from the legal system. More >>

Activists and locals will confront egg farmer

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 9:41 am | Stop Craddock Farms

Tomorrow morning egg farmer Stefan Craddock will be confronted by animal rights activists and locals from the community of Patumahoe over his plan to build one of the largest caged chicken farms in New Zealand. More >>

White Ribbon Day

Wednesday, 25 November 2015, 9:22 am | New Zealand Police

NZ Police is proud to support White Ribbon Day and will be participating in a number of events around the country to mark the occasion. More >>

Kaye guts her own Ministry against independent review

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 4:52 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) will be supporting members at the Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) who will find out if they are losing their jobs the week before Christmas. More >>

MPI unveils mobile biosecurity x-ray machine

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 4:01 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has unveiled a new biosecurity tool for keeping destructive pests and diseases out of New Zealand – a mobile x-ray for scanning hand baggage carried by cruise ship passengers. More >>

Kakapo Brook win ‘a victory’ for high value high country

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 3:45 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game is hailing as a victory the Kakapo Brook decision by the ECan appointed Independent Hearing Commissioners, to decline water take and use consents in a highly valued North Canterbury catchment. Fish & Game says the decision is a ‘big ... More >>

Connecting generations of Māori trades trainees

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 3:32 pm | Maori Pasifika Trades Training

Experienced Māori and Pasifika tradespeople in Auckland are being asked to help the next generation of tradies get a start in the industry. More >>

MPI unveils mobile biosecurity x-ray machine

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 3:07 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has unveiled a new biosecurity tool for keeping destructive pests and diseases out of New Zealand – a mobile x-ray for scanning hand baggage carried by cruise ship passengers. The new machine has so far been trialled ... More >>

Electricity infrastructure workers set to strike next week

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 1:39 pm | E Tu

113 E tū members employed by PowerNet and Otago Power Services will take strike action next week, if the companies don’t improve their offers at negotiations this Thursday. More >>

Petition calls for fully funded sexual violence support

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 12:40 pm | ActionStation

Petition calls on government to fully fund sexual violence support services Tuesday 24 November 2015 - for immediate release More >>

Research Confirms Benefits of Electric Vehicles

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 11:42 am | EECA

A Life Cycle Analysis report commissioned by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) has found that electric vehicles (EVs) are better for the New Zealand environment than petrol or diesel powered vehicles, across the lifecycle of the vehicle ... More >>

Successful privacy research applicants announced

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 10:57 am | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Privacy Commissioner John Edwards today announced grants for four independent privacy research projects in the inaugural funding round for the Privacy Good Research Fund. More >>

Activists occupy climate ship caught searching for oil

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 10:12 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Five Greenpeace activists stormed on-board a New Zealand Government ship this morning in Wellington and are now locked to it, after discovering it has been searching for oil. More >>

Report shows desperate housing situation throughout NZ

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 9:56 am | Citizens Advice Bureaux NZ

Can this really be New Zealand? The CAB is asking this question after carrying out an analysis of the situations of people coming to them in need of emergency accommodation. More >>

WGTN think tank - pre Paris Climate Change Conference

Tuesday, 24 November 2015, 9:17 am | Deconstructing Paris

Today, two members of Deconstructing Paris (a Wellington based legal think-tank) fly to Europe ahead of the Paris climate summit of 2015, the largest ever international UN meeting on climate change. More >>

Mobil lied about climate change

Monday, 23 November 2015, 4:48 pm | Exxon Knew NZ

Concerned citizens have called for an investigation into oil giant Mobil, after evidence has emerged the company has lied to the world about climate change. A Mobil service station in Petone will be picketed on Tuesday 24 November. More >>

Positive engagement to unite Ngāpuhi on settlement journey

Monday, 23 November 2015, 4:25 pm | Tuhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority

The Tūhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority (Tūhoronuku IMA) welcomes the opportunity to meet with hapū currently opposed to the Ngāpuhi settlement process. Agreement has been reached between parties currently opposed to the mandate, the Office of ... More >>

Greater clarity needed for housing transfers

Monday, 23 November 2015, 4:22 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Media Release Greater clarity needed for housing transfer in Invercargill and Tauranga - CHA The Government has listened to some of the concerns raised by Community Housing Aotearoa surrounding the process of transferring about 1500 Housing NZ homes in Invercargill ... More >>

Cross-party agreement needed to improve the lot of children

Monday, 23 November 2015, 3:52 pm | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association (PHA) commends UNICEF for its bold initiative to get cross-party agreement to address the needs of all New Zealand’s children. More >>

Exercise Successfully Tests Capabilities

Monday, 23 November 2015, 3:40 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

More than 2,000 military personnel supported by an array of naval, land, and air assets have spent the past month conducting a fictional military campaign across the top of the South Island as part of Exercise Southern Katipo 2015 (SK15). SK15 ... More >>

27 arrested will defend charges

Monday, 23 November 2015, 3:10 pm | Peace Action Wellington

The 27 people arrested blockading the weapons conference in Wellington last week appeared in the Wellington District Court this morning and have said that they will defend the charges against them. More >>

Participation and protection vital

Monday, 23 November 2015, 2:56 pm | Internet NZ

InternetNZ's analysis of submissions on the Telecommunications Act Review process highlights just how important this process is to New Zealand Internet users, and just what is at stake in this process. More >>

Govt cannot dismiss scientists

Monday, 23 November 2015, 1:50 pm | Tertiary Education Union

When the government dismisses scientific and academic evidence it endangers the whole country, says TEU national president Dr Sandra Grey. More >>

Church leaders marching for the climate

Monday, 23 November 2015, 1:33 pm | People's Climate March

Christian leaders will participate in the Auckland People’s Climate March on Saturday 28 November, after which they will host a church service at St Patrick’s Cathedral to pray for the Paris climate talks. More >>

Goff Missing Chance to Set Higher Ethical Standard

Monday, 23 November 2015, 10:22 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is shocked that Labour Party Mayoral Candidate, Phil Goff, will not be standing down as an MP to campaign for the Super City role and is labelling it a ‘missed opportunity’ for Mr Goff to set a higher standard than Len Brown. ... More >>

New pay offer ends AUT dispute

Monday, 23 November 2015, 10:22 am | Tertiary Education Union

TEU members at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have ended their strike action where they temporarily withheld assessment grades for entry into the university’s database. More >>

JUSTICE for Filipino Dairy Workers in NZ

Monday, 23 November 2015, 10:18 am | Migrante Aotearoa

JUSTICE for Mary Jane Veloso, JUSTICE for Filipino Dairy Workers in NZ and All Victims of Illegal Recruiters More >>

Hunters Reject DOC Plan for More 1080 Poison

Monday, 23 November 2015, 9:44 am | Sporting Hunters' Outdoor Trust

A national hunter’s organisation has rejected a call by the Department of Conservation (DOC) for more 1080 aerial drops because the department suspects a possible beech seed masting year again next summer. More >>

Last Day to Claim Your Day

Monday, 23 November 2015, 9:38 am | Kay Brereton

Beneficiary advocate Kay Brereton is expecting Monday 23 November to be the last day on which people can 'claim back their day from W&I.' More >>

Egg farm fight this Thursday

Monday, 23 November 2015, 9:34 am | Stop Craddock Farms

This Thursday morning animal rights activists and locals from the community of Patumahoe will unite to show joint opposition to a proposal to build one of New Zealand’s largest caged chicken farms. More >>

Government needs to urgently prepare for rising seas

Monday, 23 November 2015, 9:12 am | Caritas Aotearoa

The government needs to urgently prepare for the impact of rising sea levels, both in New Zealand and in Pacific Island nations, says Catholic social justice agency Caritas. More >>

Disastrous emissions target from New Zealand not good enough

Monday, 23 November 2015, 8:51 am | Forest And Bird

New Zealand’s wildlife and wild places need a target of at least 40% emissions reduction by 2030 and a bold plan for achieving those reductions, says Geoff Keey, Forest & Bird’s Climate Change Advocate. More >>

Phil Goff to Run for Auckland Mayoralty in 2016

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 7:22 pm | Phil Goff

Phil Goff has today announced his decision to stand as an Independent candidate for Mayor of Auckland next year. More >>

Phil Goff - ‘same old red wine but in a new bottle’

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 7:19 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland mayoral candidate Phil Goff’s political philosophy and policies will be no different to Len Brown’s and in fact probably even more expensive,” says Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron Brewer. More >>

Ratepayer Groups Shut Out of Phil Goff's Announcement

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 2:45 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is welcoming the Labour Party’s decision to put up a strong candidate in Phil Goff to replace its existing Mayor in Auckland, but note that no ratepayer group was invited to today’s announcement. More >>

Phil Goff Should Resign To Avoid Double-Dipping

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 1:44 pm | Mark Thomas

Former Labour Party Leader Phil Goff should resign from Parliament if he is serious about contesting the Auckland mayoralty says mayoral candidate Mark Thomas. More >>

Hekia Parata: decile system is “very blunt.”

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 1:42 pm | TVNZ

“Every time it’s re-calibrated after a census, about a third of the schools go up, a third go down and a third stay the same,” she said More >>

Tim Groser – ‘not expecting’ failure at UN climate talks

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 1:39 pm | TVNZ

‘I will be very surprised if we don’t get an agreement. I think it’s a completely different situation to Copenhagen for a number of reasons. We’ve got a much more realistic negotiating proposal on the table. Secondly, I think the science has strengthened. ... More >>

NZCCSS calls for more social housing and a right to housing

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 12:40 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

There are many thousands of people in very severe housing need right now, sleeping in cars, garages, over-crowded homes or sleeping rough. Every day social service agencies are working with people affected by severe housing need. Urgent and substantial ... More >>

Human Rights Commission praises Auckland medical student

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 12:32 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has praised the way an Auckland medical student responded after a stranger rang Police because she thought his headphones were a bomb. More >>

Teachers support new campaign for children’s rights

Sunday, 22 November 2015, 11:53 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is backing Unicef’s new campaign for children’s rights, Make My Future Fair- Meinga tōku āmua kia tika. More >>


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