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Kimbra's Newest Video a Plea to Ditch Angora

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 4:53 pm | PETA

Singer Makes 'Cameo' Appearance in PETA PSA With Shocking Eyewitness Footage Showing Workers Rip Fur Out of Rabbits' Skin While They Scream More >>

Children of Prisoners Week

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 3:04 pm | Department Of Corrections

Children of Prisoners Week Children visiting a parent in prison can look forward to a special focus on them this week as we acknowledge Children of Prisoners week, says Deputy National Commissioner Rachel Leota. More >>

Ceremony will include Niue, Cook Islands, Tokelau elements

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 2:40 pm | Pacific Guardians

At 11:45am tomorrow morning, Dame Patsy Reddy will be sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor General. More >>

Family Group to Appeal Sentence to Solicitor General

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 1:11 pm | Family First

Family First NZ will be writing to the Solicitor General to ask them to appeal the weak and dangerous sentence handed to rugby player Losi Filipo. More >>

Unitec Chief Executive Honoured with Award for Racial Equity

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 12:22 pm | UNITEC

A US International Racial Equity Leadership Award was awarded to Unitec Institute of Technology’s Chief Executive, Dr Rick Ede today. More >>

Special treatment in our justice system - the real issue

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 11:27 am | JustSpeak

We need better, community-based justice responses that are applied and available regardless of whether you are a rugby player, a doctor, or can't even afford to pay for legal representation. More >>

Police breached the rights of three people

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 10:03 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police seriously breached the rights of three people detained at the Greymouth Police Station following their arrests on 2 May 2015. More >>

Human Rights Commission vehemently denies allegations

Monday, 26 September 2016, 4:32 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission confirmed today that lawyers representing Auckland woman Julia Sloane have written alleging that the Race Relations Commissioner has defamed her,” said Human Rights Commission spokeswoman, Christine Ammunson. “The Human ... More >>

Submissions Called on Waitara Lands Bill

Monday, 26 September 2016, 4:08 pm | New Plymouth District Council

Now is the time to send your comments to Parliament’s select committee on the New Plymouth District Council (Waitara Lands) Bill. More >>

Anti-whanau stance inconsistent

Monday, 26 September 2016, 2:50 pm | Hon Tariana Turia

Dame Tariana Turia is disappointed that the principles of Puao-te-ata-tu which shaped the 1989 Child, Young Persons and their Families Act are being tampered with despite a wealth of expertise upholding the fundamental value of a whanau-centred approach. More >>

E tū warns strike-breakers could undermine their own jobs

Monday, 26 September 2016, 2:34 pm | E tu

E tū says McCain strike-breakers in New Zealand could succeed in undermining their own employment conditions. More >>

Minister ignores recommendation on Maori partnerships

Monday, 26 September 2016, 1:28 pm | Hon Tariana Turia

The Minister appears to have ignored the multiple recommendations to establish strategic partnerships with iwi and Maori organisations by instead privileging organisations like Barnados and Open Home Foundation. Her cabinet papers are underwhelming, indicating ... More >>

New Watson doco a waste of a million taxpayer dollars

Monday, 26 September 2016, 12:09 pm | Investigate Magazine

AUCKLAND: The author of three books on the Scott Watson case says a new docudrama on the mystery is a waste of one million dollars of taxpayer funding. More >>

Student survey to help end silence on sexual violence

Monday, 26 September 2016, 11:58 am | Joint Press Release

Thursdays in Black and the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) are pleased to announce the commencement of the Thursdays in Black Students’ Survey 2016. More >>

Lack of Road Safety Education Costing Young Lives

Monday, 26 September 2016, 11:53 am | Road Safety Education

Not for profit agency Road Safety Education Limited (RSE) recently released four year social impact study shows that the gap between driver licensing and road safety education is a large contributing factor to the death of youth on New Zealand roads. More >>

Stop the deportations of Indian International Students

Monday, 26 September 2016, 11:44 am | Racial Equality Aotearoa

Racial Equity Aotearoa unequivocally condemns the treatment of migrant students by Immigration New Zealand and the National-led government. Many international students now face the threat of deportation due to falsified documents produced without their ... More >>

PHA Accused of Breaching Election Rules to Push Fluoridation

Monday, 26 September 2016, 9:57 am | Fluoride Free New Zealand

The NZ Public Health Association, funded by the Ministry of Health, has been accused of breaching election rules and deceiving candidates in next month’s District Health Board elections. Capital and Coast DHB candidates were asked to complete a PHA survey ... More >>

David Hay supports Phil Goff for mayor

Monday, 26 September 2016, 9:38 am | David Hay

Speaking at a mayoral panel debate for the African Community, in Mount Roskill on Saturday afternoon, mayoral candidate David Hay threw his support behind Phil Goff to be the Mayor of Auckland. More >>

Noisy action to highlight Todd's climate crimes

Monday, 26 September 2016, 9:15 am | Oil Free Wellington

Community group Oil Free Wellington will be making noise at Todd Corporation’s Wellington headquarters today to protest the company’s ongoing oil and gas exploration, including fracking. More >>

Kiwi And Aussie EPAs Share Environmental Protection Ideas

Monday, 26 September 2016, 9:13 am | Environmental Protection Agency

Identifying opportunities where a shared regulatory environment may work will be considered today at the first New Zealand-hosted meeting of Australasian heads of environmental regulatory agencies. More >>

Property Institute wants LVR exemption for first home buyers

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 9:56 pm | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute wants LVR exemption for first home buyers Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, has repeated his call for the Reserve Bank to exempt first home buyers from the Loan-to-value restrictions following news ... More >>

Don’t Believe the Illicit Tobacco Trade Hype

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 9:28 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Don’t Believe the Illicit Tobacco Trade Hype Sunday 25 September 2016 Hāpai Te Hauora the voice of Tobacco Control warns New Zealanders to be prepared for a probable tobacco industry onslaught of exaggerated illicit tobacco trade claims. More >>

Q+A: Helen Clark

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 3:03 pm | TVNZ

HELEN CLARK: I’M NOT WORRIED ABOUT THE MĀORI PARTY NOT SUPPORTING MY BID FOR UN SEC GEN Ex New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark says she’s received support from a “great stadium of Kiwis” for her bid to be the UN Secretary General, and ... More >>

Q+A: John Key

Sunday, 25 September 2016, 3:00 pm | TVNZ

KEY: I WON’T TAKE TRADITIONAL ROLE AFTER BEING PM Prime Minister John Key, who’s been in New York this week to address the United Nations General Assembly and chair a meeting of the UN Security Council, says he won’t be taking a traditional path ... More >>

Indian Students facing Deportation plan more protests

Saturday, 24 September 2016, 7:46 pm | Migrant Workers Association

International Indian students facing deportation from New Zealand continue to fight for justice with a protest planned outside a meeting on Monday evening being attended by National MP Dr Parmjeet Parmar and Minister of Finance Bill English. More >>

Sexual Predator Shown Leniency by Judge

Saturday, 24 September 2016, 7:38 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

SEXUAL PREDATOR SHOWN LENIENCY BY JUDGE 24th September 2016 “Premeditated sexual offending against a child is as bad as it gets and must be punished with the harshest of prison terms” Scott Guthrie More >>

The Nation: Greg O'Connor and Nessa Lynch

Saturday, 24 September 2016, 12:37 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Greg O'Connor and Nessa Lynch Youtube clips from the show are available here . More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews John Key

Saturday, 24 September 2016, 12:35 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews John Key Youtube clips from the show are available here . More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Helen Clark

Saturday, 24 September 2016, 12:33 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Helen Clark Youtube clips from the show are available here . More >>

Greens Come Out in Favour Of Euthanasia

Saturday, 24 September 2016, 12:23 pm | Right To Life

Greens Come Out in Favour Of Euthanasia Media Release 23rd September 2016 Green Party adopts policy to amend law to allow doctors to kill their patients or assist in their suicide. Right to Life is disappointed that the Green Party has adopted ... More >>

Howard League applauds the finding of the Supreme Court

Friday, 23 September 2016, 9:55 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

Over the years we have had many letters from prisoners concerned that their release dates have been incorrectly calculated says Howard League spokesperson Jane Maltby. Up until now Corrections have always refused to budge on the calculations. This finding ... More >>

NZDF Helicopter Drops in on School

Friday, 23 September 2016, 5:37 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

What could possibly make the last day of term better than your mother arriving at your school playground in a New Zealand Defence Force helicopter? More >>

Report considers impact of El Nino

Friday, 23 September 2016, 3:23 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

On 4 October a new report is to be released which reveals the extent of suffering due to environmental changes in the Pacific. The report will provide eyewitness evidence of remarkable levels of hardship being encountered right on New Zealand’s doorstep, ... More >>

No Time for Fools

Friday, 23 September 2016, 2:43 pm | Oil Free Otago

Oil Free Otago this week calls upon prospective Dunedin City councillors to uphold Dunedin’s growing reputation as a climate leader. More >>

Official information request reveals tip of the iceberg

Friday, 23 September 2016, 2:18 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions has received a response to an official information request revealing that at least $35 million has been paid in outstanding holiday paid to working Kiwis in 25 identified organisations. More >>

Chancellor Presented with Student Petition

Friday, 23 September 2016, 1:38 pm | Fodssil Free UC

University of Canterbury Chancellor Dr John Wood was today presented with a petition from over 2000 students and staff, calling for the university to quit its investments in the fossil fuel industry, due to the contribution to climate change. More >>

Call for Ban on Kiwisaver Investments in Offensive Weapons

Friday, 23 September 2016, 1:30 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers is calling on the Government to legislate to ban Kiwisaver providers from investing in companies which produce internationally illegal weapons including cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines ... More >>

Submission to Health Select Committee Inquiry

Friday, 23 September 2016, 12:26 pm | Maxim Institute

Maxim Institute has today given an oral submission to the Health Select Committee’s inquiry into suicide in New Zealand, stating: “Legalisation of assisted suicide or euthanasia in New Zealand would be bad public policy, and it would be bad law." ... More >>

Media Stakeout following meeting on Aviation Security

Friday, 23 September 2016, 12:20 pm | New Zealand United Nations Security Council

Media Stakeout by UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully following UN Security Council meeting on Aviation Security More >>

Communities shine during World Rivers Day

Friday, 23 September 2016, 12:13 pm | Land Air Water Aotearoa

This Sunday is World Rivers Day, and Land Air Water Aotearoa (LAWA) is joining more than 60 countries around the world to raise awareness of the need to take better care of our water resources. LAWA is marking the day by launching a video that celebrates ... More >>

More bad faith from a Talley’s owned meat company

Friday, 23 September 2016, 12:06 pm | Meat Workers Union

The Employment Relations Authority has found the Talley’s owned meat company NZ Land Meats (NZLM) breached good faith by trying to silence workers and their union. More >>

“Heroes & Villains” of Human Rights and Global Surveillance

Friday, 23 September 2016, 11:39 am | Access Now

Heroes include: Microsoft’s Brad Smith, Marc Zwillinger, Gerard Adriaan "Ard" van der Steur (Dutch minister of security and justice), and Henricus Gregorius Jozeph "Henk" Kamp (Dutch minister of economic affairs) More >>

Corrections Media Release: Supreme Court Ruling

Friday, 23 September 2016, 11:23 am | Department Of Corrections

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. More >>

GE Free crop zone from Auckland to Cape Reinga

Friday, 23 September 2016, 10:52 am | GE Free NZ

GE Free NZ members welcome the Commissioners’ report supporting the Whangarei and Far North district councils plan changes concerning the use of GE crops in the outdoors. [1] More >>

Government's lack of apparent action against Uber

Friday, 23 September 2016, 10:51 am | New Zealand Uber Driver Association

Lack of apparent action against Uber for facilitating partner/drivers to break New Zealand Law More >>

Don’t forget urban waterways – World Rivers Day

Friday, 23 September 2016, 10:44 am | Water New Zealand

Pollution from urban stormwater is putting pressure on communities and local authorities in their efforts to ensure our rivers and waterways remain healthy. More >>

MSD Finds Major Cause of Poverty

Friday, 23 September 2016, 9:32 am | Conservative Party

The recent release of household income data from the MSD, finding that the dominant cause of poverty can be linked to single parent families, is no surprise. As a country, we embarked on a social experiment with the DPB, that said “If we support single ... More >>

Bill Before Select Committee Will Increase Crime

Friday, 23 September 2016, 9:19 am | No Pride in Prisons

No Pride in Prisons says that a current bill before the Social Services Select Committee will lead to higher rates of crime, victimisation, imprisonment and child poverty. More >>

SPCA has grave concerns about dog action plan

Friday, 23 September 2016, 9:11 am | SPCA

SPCA New Zealand is expressing its grave concerns about the Government’s action plan announced yesterday in an attempt to reduce dog bites. More >>

Students choose VUWSA’s 2017 Executive

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 6:16 pm | VUWSA

At the end of every year, in Trimester 2, Victoria University of Wellington students choose who the Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) executive will be for the next year. This year’s no different. As years progress, ... More >>

Maritime VHF radio delivered to yacht Luna

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 5:33 pm | Maritime New Zealand

The Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) is delivering a maritime VHF radio to the skipper of the yacht Luna , which had been the subject of a search and rescue operation. More >>

NZDF Helicopter Finds Missing Yacht in East Cape

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 5:26 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force has helped find a 22-foot yacht that had been reported missing in the East Cape since Monday. More >>

Breed laws don’t work

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 4:34 pm | NZ Veterinary Association

Dangerous dogs are a complex animal, human and environmental societal problem. These dogs kill and injure the people we care about. We all want this issue addressed. More >>

Seales Family Commends Green Party For Leadership

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 3:58 pm | Lecretia's Choice

The family of Lecretia Seales today congratulated the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand for their leadership in announcing a party policy that supports assisted dying. More >>

An Open Invitation to New Zealand’s High Profile Women

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 3:35 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is calling upon the same high profile New Zealand women who spoke up recently regarding the culture within the NZRU in the midst of the Chiefs scandal to voice their dismay at the sentencing of Nikolas Delegat. More >>

Auditor-General's Annual Report 2015/16 published

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 3:25 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s Annual Report 2015/16 was presented to the House of Representatives today. More >>

Back in court to fight unjust Ministry of Education decision

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Educational Institute

NZEI Te Riu Roa yesterday filed in the Employment Court for a review of the Ministry of Education's unilateral decision to impose a fortnight with no pay in February for annualised support staff. More >>

Judgment: Marino v Corrections, Booth v R

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 2:59 pm | NZ Supreme Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ... More >>

Green’s ‘Assisted Suicide’ Policy Ignores Important Inquiry

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 2:50 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is slamming a Green Party policy on euthanasia which has been released at the same time as a major inquiry on assisted suicide gets under way with representation on the select Committee from the Greens themselves. More >>

Hague just treated 21,435 New Zealanders with utter contempt

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 1:50 pm | The Care Alliance

“Kevin Hague just treated 21,435 New Zealanders with utter contempt,” says Matthew Jansen, Secretary of the Care Alliance. “On 23 June 2015 Mr Hague stood on the steps of Parliament to receive a petition asking for an investigation of public attitudes ... More >>


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