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KiwiHarvest is Countdown’s newest Food Rescue partner

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 4:34 pm | Countdown Supermarket

7 October 2015: Countdown’s Food Rescue programme is expanding further with the announcement of the newest charity partner, KiwiHarvest. This latest partnership focuses on the collection of fresh produce in the Auckland region. KiwiHarvest, a ... More >>

Rod Oram - Hoping to Set Passion for Change Ablaze

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 3:42 pm | Christian World Service

“The 7.3 billion people on our planet are intensely, intimately connected in ways previous generations could never have conceived”, says business journalist Rod Oram. “If a community fails, its country suffers. If a country fails, our world ... More >>

New Zealand must call for accountability for war crimes

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 3:16 pm | Amnesty International

New Zealand must use its role on the UN Security Council to call for accountability for war crimes More >>

Conclusion of TPP negotiations

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 2:54 pm | Latin America New Zealand Business Council

The Latin America New Zealand Business Council congratulates the New Zealand Government on the successful conclusion of this historic trade agreement. More >>

New Ngāpuhi settlement leadership meet with Minister

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 2:22 pm | Tuhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority

New Tūhoronuku IMA chairman Hōne Sadler and deputy chairman, Kara George, met with the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations recently for a frank assessment of progress and ways to address any issues potentially holding back the settlement. More >>

ACC builds strong foundation for the future

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 1:39 pm | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC has achieved a significant milestone with the Scheme reaching full funding in 2014/15, ACC Board Chair Paula Rebstock says. More >>

HRC support Maori Women's Welfare League

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 1:36 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has congratulated the Maori Women’s Welfare League as they open their 2015 national conference in Whangarei. More >>

Have your say about our fisheries management system

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 1:31 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is looking for public feedback on a review to help future-proof New Zealand’s fisheries management system. More >>

FIRST Union stands in solidarity with E Tū

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 1:25 pm | FIRST Union

FIRST Union congratulates E Tū, New Zealand’s newest and largest private sector union, on its formation. More >>

TPPA Les Howard

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 12:30 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power has greeted the failure of big international corporates to break the New Zealand and Australian resolve on patent protections on biologics in the final outcome of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations with cautious optimism. More >>

Kiwis up fight against sex trafficking

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 12:06 pm | TEAR Fund

New Zealand charity TEAR Fund is expanding its anti-sex-trafficking operations in Southeast Asia by joining forces with Hagar, an aftercare agency that provides recovery and protection services for rescued victims. More >>

E tū: the new union for New Zealanders

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 12:01 pm | E Tu

E tū has been created by the merger of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union and Service and Food Workers’ Union. More >>

Christmas is coming, but not for everyone

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 10:52 am | Life Centre Trust – help spread a little cheer to those in need in our communities More >>

MFAT official chose 6.2 Million Hawaiian Mansion for himself

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 10:11 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that the $6.2 million mansion MFAT purchased in Honolulu for Robert Kaiwai and his wife to live in, was chosen by a panel that included Mr Kaiwai. More >>

Health Star Ratings to appear on drinks packaging

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:48 am | NZ Beverage Council

Non-alcoholic beverages sold at retail level in New Zealand will carry new Health Star ratings (HSR) on their labels as soon as practicable following a decision by members of the New Zealand Beverage Council (NZBC). Adding the HSR system to new ... More >>

Pacific Trade Agreement a Recipe for Corporate Greed

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:27 am | ITUC

Brussels, 6 October 2015 (ITUC OnLine): The ITUC has described the 12-country “Trans-Pacific Partnership” (TPP) trade deal announced on 5 October as a recipe for corporate greed. While the final text of the agreement is still not publicly available, leaked ... More >>

Anglers urged to vote

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:26 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

The country’s anglers and game bird hunters are being reminded to make sure they vote in the Fish and Game Council elections. More >>

Continued imbalance of TPPA information indefensible

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:23 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Twenty four hours after the ministerial meeting concluded more details of the final Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) are emerging, according to Auckland University Professor Jane Kelsey. More >>

Seales Family Encouraged By Californian Legislation

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:21 am | Lecretia's Choice

The family of Lecretia Seales today have offered their congratulations to the family of Brittany Maynard and their supporters, and the many people that came before them, as Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the End of Life Bill SB-128 in the state ... More >>

RHĀNZ welcomes Government’s new rural connectivity target

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:16 am | Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand

The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHĀNZ) welcomes the new rural connectivity target announced by the Government today. More >>

Fizz symposium an expensive taxpayer funded talkfest

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 9:12 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling for more accountability from those using taxpayer money to scaremonger and lobby for sugar taxes after the campaign group “Fizz” refused to disclose how much taxpayer money its campaign is swallowing. Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Independent health assessment still needed on TPPA

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 5:08 pm | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association Chair Dr Stephen Child (NZMA) is pleased the Government appears to have listened to many of the concerns raised by the health sector in reaching a deal on the Trans Pacific Partnership. More >>

Faster broadband just the medicine

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 4:13 pm | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network welcomes today’s announcement by Government to give almost all New Zealanders, regardless of where they live or work, access to broadband at peak speeds of at least 50 Mbps by 2025. More >>

Shippers’ Council congratulates Government on TPP outcome

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Shippers Council

6 October 2015 The Chairman of the New Zealand Shippers’ Council today congratulated Trade Minister Tim Groser and his negotiating team for achieving an outcome to the TPP negotiation in Atlanta. “This outcome is substantially positive for New Zealand ... More >>

InternetNZ welcomes rural Internet ambition

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 4:09 pm | Internet NZ

InternetNZ is pleased by today's announcement of new Government targets for rural Internet connectivity. The new targets would see nearly all New Zealanders able to connect and share in the benefits and uses of high speed Internet connectivity. Due ... More >>

Climate finance 'woefully inadequate'

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 3:12 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Climate finance funding to help the most vulnerable Oceania communities adapt to climate change is 'woefully inadequate' and simply not getting to those who need it most, a report by Catholic social justice agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand ... More >>

“Sexual violence” march ahead of Boobs on Bikes

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 3:08 pm | Stop Demand

Tomorrow’s controversial Boobs on Bikes march, led by pornographer Steve Crow and featuring international porn stars, will be preceded by a sexual violence and harms of pornography march organised by advocacy group Stop Demand Foundation. More >>

TPPA Tobacco Carve-out Good News for New Zealand Health

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 2:57 pm | Action On Smoking And Health

TPPA Tobacco Carve-out Good News for New Zealand Health Last night’s announcement of the conclusion of Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations included a major victory for public health – built in protections to prevent tobacco companies ... More >>

Medicines New Zealand Statement on the TPP

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 1:32 pm | Medicines New Zealand

Medicines New Zealand Statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations 6 October 2015 Medicines New Zealand believes signing of the TPP has potential to boost the New Zealand economy by between $2-4 billion per year, open up new markets for ... More >>

Maori Women's Welfare League

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 1:26 pm | Maori Women's Welfare League

The Maori Women’s Welfare League says Māori women must play a central role in helping address the significant needs of Māori children and their families. More >>

Gun threat at Christchurch MSD Service Delivery unacceptable

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 1:25 pm | PSA

The Public Service Association (PSA) is alarmed at the incident at a Christchurch MSD Service Delivery office this morning, where a shotgun was brandished at security guards by an MSD client. More >>

California legalises assisted suicide

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 12:24 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

California legalises assisted suicide as a cost-cutting measure by circumventing the normal legislative process More >>

Can Auckland ever deliver affordable housing?

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 12:22 pm | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council’s Residential Development Summit will explore housing unaffordability in Auckland by looking at its key causes. More >>

National government betrays NZers in TPPA deal

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 12:16 pm | Jane Kelsey

‘This deal is a travesty of democracy’, said Professor Jane Kelsey about the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Atlanta, USA. More >>

Norton Joins Forces with Jarryd Hayne

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 11:34 am | Symantec

AUCKLAND – October 6, 2015 – Norton by Symantec today announced a partnership with 49ers NFL newcomer Jarryd Hayne that will aim to raise awareness about cyberbullying and educate consumers about online crime. More >>

TPP good news for sheep and beef farmers

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 11:26 am | Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) welcomes the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, as announced by TPP Trade Ministers in Atlanta, USA today. More >>

Greenpeace Response to TPP Deal Announcement

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 10:55 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Responding to this morning’s TPP deal announcement, Nathan Argent, chief policy advisor for Greenpeace New Zealand, said: More >>

TTP deal keeps New Zealand in the game

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 10:30 am | Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

Welcoming news that a Trans-Tasman Partnership (TTP) deal has been done, Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce & Industry CEO Mark Futter said it will set a playing field for New Zealand business to succeed internationally for years to come. More >>

New flag designs may pose problems

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 10:10 am | Zone IP

New Zealand’s proposed new flag designs – especially the single black and white silver fern – could spell problems for companies with existing, but similar designs, that are registered trade marks. More >>

TPP deal welcomed by Chamber

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 9:54 am | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

All New Zealanders should welcome the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce. “This is one of the most significant trade deals New Zealand has ever signed and we must see it exactly for what it is – free ... More >>

No more excuses, release the text NOW

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 9:51 am | It's Our Future

With a deal struck in Atlanta, the New Zealand Government no longer has any reasonable justification for its ongoing TPPA secrecy, according to It’s Our Future spokesperson Edward Miller. More >>

The MIA welcomes the conclusion of the TPP

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 9:50 am | Meat Industry Association

More market opportunities for red meat: the MIA welcomes the conclusion of the TPP 6 October 2015 More >>

TPP agreement poses serious threat to global Internet users

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 9:43 am | OpenMedia

October 4, 2015 – The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement reached today comes as the result of over five years of negotiations and poses an extreme threat to free expression online. More >>

TPP posing serious threat to global internet users

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 9:40 am | OpenMedia

Trans-Pacific Partnership countries announce “agreement in principle” posing serious threat to global Internet users More >>

Tourism NZ lying over video, says safety campaigner

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 9:31 am | Dog And Lemon guide

Claims by Tourism NZ that a promotional video showing a camper van driving down the wrong side of the road was the result of an 'honest mistake' are not true, says the car review website . More >>

Secret trade agreement bad for education and democracy

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 9:31 am | NZTEU

It is not acceptable that trade negotiators could be secretly signing away control over our education system, says TEU national secretary Sharn Riggs. More >>

FOMA Welcomes New Trade Opportunities through TPPA

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 9:16 am | FOMA

Federation of Maori Authorities Chairman Traci Houpapa welcomes the signed TPP as a new approach to strategic and political partnerships, "New Zealand is a trading nation, we must optimise our exports and trade relationships for the wealth and prosperity ... More >>

TPPA means copyright law reform needed

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 8:45 am | Internet NZ

With the conclusion of the years-long negotiating process for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in the United States this morning, InternetNZ says the wait for the detailed text now begins – and in copyright law, changes will be needed in ... More >>

TPP Outstanding Achievement says EMA

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 8:43 am | Employers And Manufacturers Association

The EMA says confirmation that agreement has been reached on the Trans Pacific Partnership is an outstanding achievement. While New Zealand has had to compromise in some areas, the overall result will deliver significant benefits for our economy, says Kim Campbell, ... More >>

TPPA a “betrayal” – union

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 8:17 am | FIRST Union

The government has betrayed the interests of working New Zealanders by signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), says FIRST Union General Secretary Robert Reid. “The TPPA is a threat to our sovereignty.” “Under the deal our ability ... More >>

Secret TPP deal lacks detail on medicines

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 7:34 am | AFTINET

“The announcement of a secret ‘in principle’ TPP deal without publication of the text may hide shameful trade-offs on issues like medicines and corporate rights to sue governments. These should be decided though open democratic parliamentary ... More >>

Will NZ rely on Peru’s position on Medicines in the TPPA?

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 7:28 am | Doctors for Healthy Trade

“New Zealand seems to have gone into hiding on the cost of medicines“ said Dr Erik Monasterio, spokesperson for Doctors for Healthy Trade, commenting about the reports on progress on the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) today. “It ... More >>

Fonterra Chairman Acknowledges Conclusion of TPP Agreement

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 7:22 am | Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited Chairman John Wilson said the conclusion of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement in Atlanta, USA, today was a small but significant step forward for the dairy sector. “TPP has been an enormous undertaking,” ... More >>

TPP Concludes After Marathon Negotiating Effort

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 7:11 am | Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) acknowledges the hard work that Minister Groser and his team have put into concluding the TPP negotiations. More >>

TTP deal keeps New Zealand in the game.....

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 7:02 am | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Welcoming news that a Trans-Tasman Partnership (TTP) deal has been done, Auckland Chamber head Michael Barnett said it will set a playing field for New Zealand business to succeed internationally for years to come. More >>

Free Press 5/10/15

Monday, 5 October 2015, 5:32 pm | ACT New Zealand

Google vs the PPTA The PPTA teachers’ union has held its annual conference with the usual combative ‘70s trade union style rhetoric. We needn’t repeat it here because it is predictable enough: life and death struggle, good and evil, et cetera. ... More >>

Strike off as Toll Logistics agrees to meet workers’ demands

Monday, 5 October 2015, 4:28 pm | First Union

After workers commenced strike action at Toll Logistics this morning, the company has agreed to conclude a new collective agreement and settle outstanding legal cases, says FIRST Union organiser Jared Abbott. More >>

Bob Rigg's take on the refugee crisis

Monday, 5 October 2015, 3:59 pm | Bob Rigg

Towards the end of 2014 the EU adopted a Tony Abbott solution to the problem, then mainly affecting Italy, with refugees mainly arriving in droves via Nth Africa: restrict the budget for rescue operations. That is, as the Germans would say, im Klartext, ... More >>

Investor State Arbitration and the TPPA

Monday, 5 October 2015, 3:45 pm | Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of NZ

It looks likely that an agreement is imminent regarding the Trans Pacific Partnership. With it will come provisions to settle disputes between nation states and corporates. More >>

Land exchange lacks legal basis

Monday, 5 October 2015, 3:10 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird remains opposed to the swap of 22 hectares of Ruahine Forest Park for 170 hectares of private land saying it will not result in a “net gain for conservation” as stated by the Department of Conservation. More >>


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