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Labour prioritises SH58 upgrade and Cross Valley Link

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 6:31 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will prioritise work on upgrading SH58 between State Highway 2 and Transmission Gully and the Cross Valley Link between Wainuiomata Road and State Highway 2. More >>

Strong leadership for Smokefree outdoor policies

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 4:44 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Research conducted by Whakauae Research for Māori Health and Development (Whanganui), and led by Dr Heather Gifford, highlights Māori public health workers and advocates attitudes towards Smokefree Outdoor Policies (SFOP). Māori leadership in creating ... More >>

The world mourns Marshallese climate leader Tony de Brum

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 4:25 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

22 August 2017: Today the world mourns a fearless voice in the battle for global climate safety, Climate Ambassador and former Foreign Minister of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Tony de Brum. More >>

University hosts key TVNZ debate for young voters

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 2:40 pm | University of Auckland

For the first time during a New Zealand General Election, the University of Auckland is partnering with TVNZ to host a special live debate focused on young voters. More >>

New Zealand should not follow Trump into Afghanistan

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 2:19 pm | Green Party

The Green Party would oppose any deployment of combat troops to Afghanistan, following President Trump’s announcement on Tuesday that he would immediately beef up the United States’ military presence there. The Government has indicated today that ... More >>

Time to pull our collective heads out of the sand

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12:44 pm | NZMEA

Yesterday’s release of Treasury’s Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) provides a fairly sobering forecast of our ability to grow wealth in and for New Zealand, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association. More >>

Fisheries Officers Throw-Back under-Sized Offer

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12:33 pm | National Union of Public Employees

Fisheries Officers throughout New Zealand have today issued strike notices after over a year of bargaining with their employer the Ministry for Primary Industries More >>

Labour’s Income Tax Pledge Welcomed

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12:00 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Labour leader Jacinda Ardern’s ruling out of any increases in the top personal tax rate and says yesterday's PREFU demonstrates that there is no need for Kiwis to pay any more tax to keep the public books in good shape. ... More >>

Disappointment at Labour approach to tax

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 11:53 am | Closing The Gap

The announcement by Labour yesterday regarding no changes to the income tax regime was greeted with disappointment by Closing the Gap said spokesperson Peter Malcolm. After earlier commitments by Jacinda Adern to do something about inequality and poverty, ... More >>

TVNZ must correct the lie – tonight!

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 11:32 am | The Maori Party

The Māori Party is calling on the bosses of TVNZ's Seven Sharp programme to get their presenter Mike Hosking to correct the lie he told last night that non-Māori can't vote for the Māori Party. "The fact is that non-Māori voters and voters ... More >>

Workers celebrate decision to keep Easter Sunday shop-free

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 11:25 am | First Union

The union representing retail workers in Auckland is welcoming Auckland Council’s decision to protect family time and keep Easter Sunday shop-free. “This is a victory for retail workers and their families,” said FIRST Union Retail and Finance Secretary ... More >>

Election 2017 and science

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 10:02 am | Science Media Centre

Ahead of the 2017 general election, scheduled to be held on September 23, the Science Media Centre posed ten science-related policy questions to political parties. More >>

Housing Affordability – What do Kiwis Really Think?

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 9:06 am | Canstar

As questions around housing affordability once again take centre stage on both a financial and political stage, rating and research company Canstar asked 2,502 Kiwis what they thought the answers might be. More >>

Applications open for $750,000 research fund

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 8:57 am | Superu

Applications are now open for the second round of funding from the Superu Children and Families Research Fund. More >>

Council Told To Give Aucklanders Easter Sunday Off

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 8:56 am | Family First

Family First NZ is telling Auckland Council to give Aucklanders the day off on Easter Sunday, that it will benefit families, and that tourists will cope. More >>

Tasha Hohaia - Māori Party Candidate for Manurewa

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 8:52 am | The Maori Party

“I’ll tell you what a real kingmaker or queenmaker is,” states Hohaia, challenging the Government accountability for decreasing youth suicide, “A kingmaker or a queenmaker is someone who instills hope in a young person, reminds them they have status here ... More >>

Green Party takes campaign to Europe

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 7:50 pm | Green Party

Green Party takes campaign to Europe: #votefromanywhere F irst they took Manhattan … now it’s Europe’s turn for the Green Party’s international campaign team, led by performing and recording artist Miss Bridget Walsh. On her global pop-up tour ... More >>

Kids, bike lanes and safety are top election priorities

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 7:42 pm | Cycling Action Network

News Release from Cycling Action Network 23 August 2017 Cycling advocates say kids, bike lanes and safety are top election priorities It's time to raise the bar for cycling, say advocates. Cycling Action Network spokesman Patrick Morgan is calling ... More >>

Green Party candidate Tane Woodley steps up for Ohariu

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 7:22 pm | Green Party

Green Party candidate Tane Woodley steps up for Ohariu The Green Party has selected Tane Woodley to stand as the Party’s list candidate in the election race for the Party vote in Ohariu, at a selection meeting held last night. More >>

New Zealand First Policy on Power Companies

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 4:35 pm | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 23 AUGUST 2017 More >>

Hoake Tātau! Labour launches Māori election advert

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour has today launched its Māori election advert, encouraging Maori voters to give ‘two ticks’ to Labour. More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Peters' business tax policy

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 4:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming NZ First leader Winston Peters' business tax policy announced at today's Business NZ Election Conference, specify the pledge to cut the corporate tax to 25 percent. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Community Priorities in the upcoming election

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 4:09 pm | Hui E Community Aotearoa

Every community organisation has goals unique to the communities and people for which it advocates. In its General Election Report released today, Hui E! Community Aotearoa identifies community-wide issues that appear between community sector voices leading ... More >>

Charities Board Should Be Removed From Public Service

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 3:58 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister Bill English at their recent Forum on the Family in July has challenged the basis of the Charities Board’s intent to deregister Family First. More >>

“Charities Board Should Be Removed From Public Service” - PM

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 3:56 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister Bill English at their recent Forum on the Family in July has challenged the basis of the Charities Board’s intent to deregister Family First. More >>

More needed to meet health, education and housing

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Treasury’s pre-election update of its forecasts for the economy and government finances, released today, show that the government surplus won’t meet what New Zealanders need in priority areas of health, education and housing. More >>

Government ED Targets nothing to celebrate

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 2:33 pm | NZNO

Government ED Targets nothing to celebrate Yesterday, the NZNO College of Emergency Nurses NZ (CENNZ) were outraged to read the Minister of Health claiming the Emergency Department (ED) health targets are a great success when nurses know the discharge ... More >>

Commissions opposes Residential Tenancies Bill

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 2:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

23 August 2017: The Human Rights Commission has submitted its concerns around the human rights implications of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No.2) and recommended it not be passed in its current form. More >>

TOP unveils its business policy

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 1:32 pm | The Opportunities Party

Wellington — The Opportunities Party (TOP) today unveiled a detailed business prescription for the country that it describes as a significant departure from the “business-as-usual” policies promoted on both sides of the political aisle over the past quarter-century. More >>

PREFU protest: Robbing nurse Peta to pay surplus Paul

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 1:18 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association and coalition is protesting today’s PREFU announcment calling the surplus “artificial”. The union and health coalition have set up 100 life sized-cut outs of missing health workers outside Newtown Primary ... More >>

Māori Party Promotes Green Credentials

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 1:11 pm | The Maori Party

Māori Party President Tukoroirangi Morgan wants ‘green’ voters to give their votes to a party whose green credentials were established over a thousand years ago. More >>

More forestry workers being killed at work

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 1:07 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

On Monday forestry worker Te Oho Mauri Piripi ("Piri") Bartlet was killed at work. He is the second member of his family to have been killed at work in the forestry industry in a year. Te Oho Mauri Bartlet is also the fifth person to have ... More >>

Robbing kids to pay for roads

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 12:57 pm | NZEI

A bigger than expected surplus has only been possible because of the chronic underfunding of the education of New Zealand's children, says NZEI Te Riu Roa. More >>

People's Review report shows urgent policies needed

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 12:52 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that the People’s Review of Renting report released today by ActionStation and Renters United should be considered by Members of Parliament to be further evidence supporting the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill ... More >>

PREFU reaction: The time for tax cuts is now!

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) released by the Treasury show the need for tax cuts this election says the Taxpayers’ Union. Responding to the opening of the books, Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, ... More >>

New Zealand First Announces Auckland Region Candidates

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 12:21 pm | New Zealand First Party

Jenny Marcroft, has been named as the New Zealand First candidate to contest the Tamaki seat in the coming general election. More >>

We can end poverty, clean up our rivers, and tackle climate

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 12:07 pm | Green Party

Bigger surplus means we can end poverty, clean up our rivers, and tackle climate change More >>

Kiwis worried about fake news and cyber-bullying

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 12:07 pm | Internet NZ

New research released today by InternetNZ shows that almost two thirds of New Zealanders (64%) are concerned about the amount of misleading or wrong information available online - or as it is more commonly known - 'fake news.' More >>

Environmentalist Tim Flannery Speaks Out on Water Quality

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 11:52 am | Sustainable Busniess Network

Tim Flannery is one of the world’s leading environmentalists and a former Australian of the Year. He is travelling to Auckland on 29 August to speak to businesses about what they should be doing to restore the nation’s waterways. More >>

'The People’s Review of Renting' Tells Human Stories

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 11:46 am | Renters United

The People’s Review of Renting launched: telling the human stories behind the rental housing crisis More >>

The 9th Floor: Conversations with five NZ Prime Ministers

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 11:40 am | Radio New Zealand

Geoffrey Palmer, Mike Moore, Jim Bolger, Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark were in power during one of the most tumultuous periods in New Zealand’s political history. The 9th Floor: Conversations with five New Zealand Prime Ministers captures the key moments ... More >>

Governor-General gives green light for election

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 11:25 am | Electoral Commission

The Governor-General, Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy, has given the go ahead for this year’s General Election to be held. More >>

New Zealanders urged to wake up to our country's gun problem

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 11:09 am | Police Association

NZ Police Association urges New Zealanders to wake up to our country's gun problem More >>

Farming sector urged to back Water Conservation Order

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 10:33 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

The farming sector is being urged to build on its pledge to make all rivers swimmable by backing the application for a Water Conservation Order on Hawke’s Bay’s Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers. More >>

To build starter homes and state houses in Palmerston North

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 10:17 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour will build 149 homes – a mix of KiwiBuild starter homes for first homebuyers and state houses – on land that National has left vacant for years, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern. More >>

Fairer Taxes needed to fund essential social services

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 10:17 am | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

A fairer approach to tax would mean more could be done to help those in need. Bringing in a higher tax rate on the highest incomes could provide the resources needed to lift kiwi’s out of poverty – a way to help those facing hard times get back on ... More >>

Samuel Marsden School Project Turns into Election Event

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 10:11 am | NZEI

23 August 2017 - Four Wellington schoolgirls have initiated an election event involving James Shaw, Grant Robertson and NZ First candidate Andy Foster, after a school project got them fired up about politics and the underfunding of early childhood education. More >>

Why Do Elections Make us Feel Like Sh*t event this weekend

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 9:54 am | Paiaka

Wellington, August 23- The general election is right around the corner. So far there have been three party leader changes and too many scandals to list. Should we even care? Join us for an afternoon of korero, where we take a step back from the circus, ... More >>

Is Nelson being kept in the dark by NZTA?

Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 8:39 am | Green Party

Nelson Green Party candidate Matt Lawrey is taking NZTA and National MP Nick Smith to task for failing to release the findings of the Southern Link Investigation. The investigation into solving Nelson’s congestion issues was announced by Smith during ... More >>

David Seymour’s Bill a Threat to the Lives of the Disabled

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 8:43 pm | Right To Life

David Seymour’s Bill a Threat to the Lives of the Disabled Image result for euthanasia evilMedia Release Tuesday 22nd August 2017 Our disabled brothers and sisters know that a very real threat associated with the David Seymour Euthanasia bill, is that ... More >>

HBRC opposes Water Conservation Order

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 4:51 pm | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has today voted unanimously to oppose the Water Conservation Order (WCO) application for the Ngaruroro and Clive Rivers. More >>

Greenpeace tells farming leadership - show us the substance

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 4:49 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is welcoming the farming leadership’s acknowledgement that the problem with our waterways is greater than previously admitted. More >>

Tourism welcomes farming’s swimmable river pledge

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 4:32 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

The tourism industry is welcoming today’s pledge by farming leaders to make all New Zealand rivers swimmable. More >>

More primary healthcare needed

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 3:57 pm | NZNO

NZNO welcomes proposed new initiatives from the current National-led Government to improve healthcare access to disadvantaged New Zealanders, but Associate Professional Services Manager Hilary Graham-Smith cautions against exaggerating expected uptake ... More >>

Farming leaders welcome in plan to rescue water

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 3:43 pm | Choose Clean Water

Clean water campaigners welcome the announcement today from farming leaders on their commitment to swimmable rivers and say the next step is a commitment to an urgent plan of action. More >>

NZ First announces candidates for Otaki and Hamilton East

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 3:31 pm | New Zealand First Party

Dr Romuald Rudzki has been named as the New Zealand First candidate in Otaki for the 2017 general election. More >>

Make eliminating child poverty New Zealand’s No.1 priority

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 2:38 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Former Prime Minister Sir John Key, said as he was knighted for service to New Zealand, that the only regret he had from his ten years in office was not eliminating child poverty . More >>

Ground broken on new ag-science development

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Government

Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Science and Innovation Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 22 August 2017 More >>

Primary Industries Feel Besieged by Prospect Of Labour Govt

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 12:18 pm | Transtasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The divide between regional and urban politics is being thrown into ever sharpening contrast as the election campaign unfolds. Agricultural industries and rural communities feel under siege in the looming election. More >>

National’s Auckland Airport RONS Failure "Shocking”

Tuesday, 22 August 2017, 12:07 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

National’s failure to declare Auckland Airport 20B eastern access upgrade project a Road of National Significance (RONS) – “a shocking omission” More >>




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