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Pike River Families Group Press Release

Friday, 24 October 2014, 4:31 pm | Pike River Families Group

The Families can now but hope that Solid Energy will consider closely the response of the Families’ expert mining advisers, Bob Stevenson and Dave Creedy, and the independent legal advice by Hugh Rennie QC as to why re-entry to the Drift is lawful ... More >>

On The Nation this weekend

Friday, 24 October 2014, 4:00 pm | The Nation

This weekend on The Nation… with dairy prices falling, China growing its agriculture sector, and the environmental costs piling up, we ask the Fonterra chief executive Theo Spierings if New Zealand is too dependent on milk powder and if we’ve almost ... More >>

NZ Government Urged to Do More to Fight Ebola

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Government

As Ebola continues to tear through West Africa, Save the Children NZ is urging the government to do more in the fight against the deadly virus. More >>

Korero Mai Ki Ahau - Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October 2014

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:26 pm | Radio Waatea 603 AM

Broadcast on Waatea 603AM Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm Sunday 12.00 - 12.30pm Both shows repeated 5.00pm – 6.00pm On Sunday More >>

Putting whānau foremost in Family Dispute Resolution

Friday, 24 October 2014, 1:21 pm | FairWay Resolution

Dispute resolution company, FairWay Resolution, has developed a uniquely New Zealand approach to family dispute resolution (FDR) that is underpinned by the cultural needs and values of the parties to a family dispute. In support of its role as a provider ... More >>

Anglican Family Care staff to rally industrial action rises

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:35 am | Public Service Association

Public Service Association (PSA) members working at Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Dunedin will hold two rallies in Dunedin next week as they seek a fair pay offer, following a week of low-key industrial action. More >>

Flying Visit for Adventuring Kiwi Socialpreneur

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:26 am | Social Opportunity Group

12 Months on, this former Alexandra barista is changing lives in Buenos Aires Slums with free lunches, music, art, drama and toothbrushes More >>

March in Solidarity with Kurdistan Against ISIS Attacks

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:14 am | NZ Solidarity with Kurdistan

The New Zealand Kurdish Community will march in solidarity with Kurdistan in light of the heinous genocidal attacks in Kobanê by ISIS. We will begin with silent demonstrations then commence marching. We will start from Britomart, Queen Street (outside Dick ... More >>

No Problem for Henare & Jones, But “No Way” for Harawira

Friday, 24 October 2014, 10:51 am | Mana Party

“Just before the election I broke the story about the gutting of Maori Television’s News and Current Affairs department by MTS’ new CEO Paora Maxwell. I pointed out that Carol Hirschfeld and Julian Wilcox, two of the country’s most experienced ... More >>

Corruption: Positive developments for NZ but more to be done

Friday, 24 October 2014, 10:13 am | Transparency International NZ

Global anti-corruption group Transparency International today released a report on OECD Anti-Bribery Convention enforcement and called for New Zealand to implement draft legislation to ratify the United Nations Convention against Corruption. More >>

Government to Blame as Much as Council for Marryatt Payout

Friday, 24 October 2014, 9:59 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is calling on the Government to fix the employment law regime that has forced Christchurch ratepayers to fork out $800,000 to former Council boss Tony Marryatt. More >>

Unanimous Call for Commissioner to Arm Police Full Time

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 5:26 pm | NZ Police Association

In the wake of a series of recent armed offender incidents, delegates to the Police Association Annual Conference today called unanimously on the Commissioner to arm Police full time. More >>

Bank gets behind NZ wildlife icon with sizable donation

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 3:29 pm | Yellow Eyed Penguin Trust

It will be easier than ever this summer for holiday-markers to dip into their pockets to support the yellow-eyed penguin. More >>

WorkSafe report raises concerns about asbestos

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 3:14 pm | EPMU

The union representing construction workers in the Canterbury rebuild is surprised at WorkSafe’s conclusion that no action needs to be taken against EQC and Fletcher EQR over asbestos exposure in Canterbury homes. “This report was an opportunity ... More >>

Union accuses SkyCity CEO of misleading public

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 3:11 pm | Unite Union

Unite Union has accused SkyCity CEO Nigel Morrison of misleading the public over the cut in hours for a staff member who raised the issue at the company's AGM. More >>

Last Hurrah on the Taxpayer

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the NZ Herald report that Hone Harawira spent up $54,000 on the taxpayer in his last three months as an MP, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “It is absolutely disgraceful that an MP managed to rack up a bill of $54,020 ... More >>

Press statement in relation to search of Nicky Hager's home

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:57 pm | Terrace Chambers

On 2 October 2014, Nicky Hager's home in Wellington was searched by police. Mr Hager asserted that documents kept at his house were protected by privilege, including because they contained information that might identify confidential sources. More >>

The Sam Simon arrives into Auckland for new campaign

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:56 pm | Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

This morning Sea Shepherd ship, the Sam Simon, arrived into Auckland harbour after its journey from Melbourne. The ship and its 25 crew from around the globe have come to New Zealand to source supplies and prepare for the upcoming Southern Ocean patrol ... More >>

Low inflation – time for meaningful wage increases

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:53 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

With inflation low, now is a good time for workers to negotiate for pay increases that outstrip price rises and deliver real increases in wages and salaries. “For too many people, real pay increases have been missing for several years unless they ... More >>

Protest at New Plymouth Oil and Gas Expo

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:21 am | Climate Justice Taranaki

About 30 protesters from Climate Justice Taranaki, Frack-free Kapiti, Te Uru Pounamu Action Group, Oil Free Wellington, Frack-free Manawatu and the east coast protested yesterday outside New Plymouth's biennial Oil and Gas Expo at the TSB Stadium. More >>

FMA warns consumers about cold-calling investment offers

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 10:37 am | Financial Markets Authority

The Financial Markets Authority (FMA) is warning New Zealand consumers and investors to be wary of cold-calls asking them to buy shares or put their money into offshore firms. More >>

Comprehensive plan needed to end child poverty

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 9:08 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group says it is vital the newly re-elected National government takes a planned and comprehensive approach to reducing child poverty in New Zealand. More >>

Metiria Gets Feed the Kids

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 9:04 am | MANA Movement

Yesterday the Speaker of the House advised that he had accepted my request to transfer my Feed the Kids (Education (Breakfast and Lunch Programmes in Schools) Amendment) Bill to Metiria Turei of the Green Party. More >>

DIA undercover investigation leads to jailing

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 2:56 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

An undercover Internal Affairs investigation has led to a Hastings man being jailed for three and half years. More >>

Call on Minister McCully to pursue the case of Balibo Five

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:56 pm | West Papua Action Auckland

Media Information: Call on Minister McCully to pursue the case of journalist Gary Cunningham and the Balibo Five More >>

Australia and NZ actions on press freedoms alarming

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:18 pm | Pacific Freedom Forum

Global support for investigative journalism in Australia and New Zealand is a welcome response to law changes and a police raid, says the Pacific Freedom Forum More >>

Call for release of French journalists in West Papua

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:57 am | Joint Press Release

West Papua Action Auckland, the EPMU Print and Media Council and the NZ Media Freedom Network call on the Minister of Foreign Affairs to speak out in support of the two French TV journalists whose trial has just begun in Jayapura West Papua. More >>

Court of Appeal: Dotcom v 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:41 am | NZ Court of Appeal

A The appeal is dismissed. B The 20 August 2014 order of the High Court dealing with confidentiality and the 29 August 2014 order of this Court dealing with confidentiality are set aside. C The confidentiality orders set out in [45] are substituted. D The ... More >>

Glassons Blasted For Glamourising Animal Cruelty

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:26 am | SAFE

Clothing brand Glassons have found themselves embroiled in another controversy after launching a new advert featuring a girl riding a bull. Animal advocacy organisation SAFE have asked them to remove the ad immediately as it glamourises animal cruelty. ... More >>

Smuggling honey into New Zealand isn’t sweet

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:06 am | Federated Farmers

Smuggling honey into New Zealand isn’t sweet Federated Farmers Bee Industry Group applauds the tough line taken by Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Border Staff at Auckland Airport. In deporting the couple found trying to smuggle bee products ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union Responds to Joyce on Corporate Welfare

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 9:37 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce’s defence of corporate welfare , Jim Rose, the author of Monopoly Money , a Taxpayers Union report on corporate welfare since 2008, says: More >>

Speech from the Throne brings welcome focus on children

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 4:26 pm | UNICEF NZ

Today’s speech from the Throne confirms the Government’s focus on children, youth and their families in the areas of health, education, youth employment, poverty alleviation and Whānau Ora; now the challenge is to ensure every child in New Zealand ... More >>

John’s Job Fairs no fix for unemployment and poverty

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 3:18 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

“John Key has clearly been looking to the US for his latest bright idea on dealing with employment issues,” says Auckland Action Against Poverty coordinator Sue Bradford. “Job fairs where the desperately unemployed queue in their corporate best to compete ... More >>

Speech From the Throne Foreshadows More Corporate Welfare

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 2:01 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Governor General’s Speech from the Throne, which outlined that the Government’s intentions for the next Parliamentary term would include further Business Growth Agenda initiatives, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan ... More >>

Green MP to speak at panel on Rainbow Mental Health

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:47 am | Simon Hinchco

Hamilton, New Zealand: Recently re-elected Green Party MP Jan Logie will be a guest speaker at a panel on the mental health of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trangender, Takataapui and Intersex people taking place on November 1st as part of the annual Hamilton Pride ... More >>

Evidence Supports GE Moratorium

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:40 am | GE Free NZ

Federated Farmers spokesman Graham Smith's call for a 'rethink' on release of GeneticallyEngineered organisms is misguided, and instead it is time for a formal moratorium on GMOs in the environment.(1) More >>

Chatham Rise mining could have impact on whales and dolphins

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 10:33 am | Kiwis Against Seabed Mining

Wellington, 21 October 2014--Mining phosphate on the Chatham Rise, off the east coast of New Zealand’s south island, could potentially have many impacts on marine mammals like whales and dolphins, the Environmental Protection Agency was told today. More >>

Council endorses Nanaia Mahuta as the next Labour leader

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 9:54 am | Te Kaunihera Maori

Te Kaunihera Māori, the Māori Council of the New Zealand Labour Party, have passed a resolution to endorse the Hon Nanaia Mahuta as the next leader of the Labour Party More >>

Kaumatua to organise petition to end Maori seats

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 9:51 am | David Rankin

Ngapuhi kaumatua David Rankin has announced that he will be organising a nationwide petition to seek support from Maori voters to end the Maori seats. “These seats are patronising”, he says. “They imply we need a special status, and that we ... More >>

Announcing a New Voice for The Left

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 9:43 am | slightlyleftofcentre

Josh Forman is pleased to announce the creation of a new force on the Left of politics in New Zealand. More >>

Public services held back by poor workplace culture

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 9:38 am | PSA

A new report by Victoria University’s Centre for Labour, Employment and Work shows that public servants are working significant unpaid overtime to ensure the public services New Zealanders value are able to continue. More >>

iPredict New Zealand Weekly Economic & Political Update

Monday, 20 October 2014, 3:13 pm | iPredict

Andrew Little’s probability of being the next leader of the Labour Party has reached 70% and Jacinda Ardern is favourite to become his deputy, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealand’s predictions market, iPredict. ... More >>

Prison Drug Treatment Unit marks a milestone

Monday, 20 October 2014, 2:35 pm | Department Of Corrections

Christchurch Men’s Prison’s Drug Treatment Unit (DTU) celebrated the completion of its 50th six month Drug and Alcohol Programme today, with the graduation of a further twelve offenders. More >>

Security Council seat a chance for NZ to empower women

Monday, 20 October 2014, 2:06 pm | UN Women National Committee for Aotearoa

The UN Women National Committee Aotearoa New Zealand (UN Women NCANZ) welcomes New Zealand winning a seat on the United Nations Security Council and is calling on New Zealand to use its position to proactively promote effective implementation of the ... More >>

Waipareira and ACC sign Partnership

Monday, 20 October 2014, 1:13 pm | Te Whanau O Waipareira Trust

Waipareira and The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding at Whanau Centre, Henderson – marking a special day for the West Auckland Urban Maori organisation. More >>

Humanitarian aid desperately needed in Iraq and Syria

Monday, 20 October 2014, 12:56 pm | Global Peace And Justice Auckland

Global Peace and Justice Auckland is calling on the government to provide humanitarian funding for non-aligned NGOs (non-governmental organisations) in the Middle East rather than give any support whatever for the US-led military campaign in the area. ... More >>

Court Judicial Decision: Dotcom v The USA: 17 October 2014

Monday, 20 October 2014, 12:06 pm | New Zealand High Court

The United States of America is seeking the extradition of Messrs Dotcom, Batato, Ortmann and Van Der Kolk. The matter has been before the Courts on numerous occasions, and no further recitation of the facts is needed. More >>

Marshall Island poet speaks at UN climate summit

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:54 am | www.350.org.nz

“The fossil fuel industry is the biggest threat to our very existence as Pacific Islanders. We stand to lose our homes, our communities and our culture. But we are fighting back. This coming Friday thirty Pacific Climate Warriors, joined by hundreds ... More >>

Many tourist car accidents preventable

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:08 am | Dog And Lemon Guide

Simple steps could dramatically reduce the number of accidents involving tourists, says the car review website dogandlemon.com . More >>

RainbowYOUTH: 25 Years, 25 More

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:52 am | Rainbow Youth

In 1989, a group of young people in Auckland got together to form a support group for LGBTIQ youth. They called it Auckland Lesbian And Gay Youth (ALGY). After 25 years, several location changes, a name change, a brand reboot and a lot of hard ... More >>

Outdated Oath shows need for Kiwi Head of State

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:49 am | New Zealand Republic

MPs are sworn in today and New Zealand Republic has written to MPs asking them to talk about why 121 New Zealanders elected by the people of New Zealand and standing in the New Zealand Parliament swear allegiance to another country's Head of State. More >>

Council shouldn’t revenue grab from windfall valuations

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:41 am | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Auckland Council should state clearly they will not try and capture revenue as a result of the latest valuations and needs reminding that the City’s skyrocketing property values doesn’t change the level or cost of Council’s services, says ... More >>

EPMU endorses Andrew Little for Labour leadership

Monday, 20 October 2014, 9:03 am | EPMU

The National Executive of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union unanimously endorsed Andrew Little for the role of Labour leader, at a meeting held yesterday. “I have been speaking to our workplace delegates at forums across the country over ... More >>

World Food Day promotes Agroecology not GE technology

Monday, 20 October 2014, 8:20 am | GE Free NZ

The UN has stated that agroecology is a major solution to feeding the world and caring for the earth. More >>

Labour Names Review Team

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 5:09 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s New Zealand Council has appointed Bryan Gould as Convenor of its post-General Election Review. He will be joined on the Review Team by Hon Margaret Wilson, Stacey Morrison and Brian Corban. More >>

Contenders for Labour leadership debate for first time

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 1:36 pm | TVNZ

The contenders for the leadership of the Labour Party debated for the first time on TV One’s Q+A programme today. More >>

UN Ambassador Jim McLay on TV One’s Q+A programme

Sunday, 19 October 2014, 11:44 am | TVNZ

New Zealand's United Nations Ambassador Jim McLay on TV One’s Q+A programme. More >>

The Nation: RSA President BJ Clark & Ian Taylor, New NZ Flag

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 2:38 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen interviews RSA President BJ Clark and tech innovator Ian Taylor about changing the NZ flag More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Foreign Minister Murray McCully

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 2:35 pm | The Nation

Murray McCully says New Zealanders can expect a 5-10 year engagement against Islamic State if we join military action in Iraq and the government will take that “very carefully into account” More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Julia Gillard

Saturday, 18 October 2014, 2:15 pm | The Nation

Julia Gillard says there is “sufficient evidence” to fight Islamic State and does not think it will increase the risk of a domestic attack More >>

 

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