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Green Party selects Taupō candidate

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 7:25 pm | Green Party

The Taupō branch of the Green Party has selected Julie Sandilands as Taupō candidate for the 2017 general election. More >>

MFAT needs to open up to outside help, modern management

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 6:53 pm | BusinessDesk

June 27 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's foreign ministry is stuck in the past with its approach to career management, skills deployment and information management, says a review of its performance that finds a bruising period of internal restructuring ... More >>

EMANZ Welcomes NZEECS Announcement

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 5:35 pm | EMANZ

The Energy Management Association of New Zealand has welcomed the publication of the MBIE’s New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) 2017-22. More >>

Statement regarding the international volunteer programme

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 5:02 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Statement regarding the international volunteer programme Over the past week, Labour Party Head Office has been in Auckland sorting out the international volunteer programme. In the course of that work we have become aware that two individuals may not have ... More >>

Social Enterprise Leaders to Social Enterprise World Forum

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 4:47 pm | Social Enterprise World Forum

63 Australian social enterprises have been announced as successful recipients of the Social Enterprise World Forum Australian Bursary Fund. More >>

Govt now needs to focus on its Energy Efficiency Strategy

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 3:27 pm | Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says it’s pleased the Government’s refresh of the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (NZEECS) focuses on the heat and transport opportunities available across New Zealand as implementing these will ... More >>

Long March for Peace Reaches Target

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 3:21 pm | Ian Upton

Peace campaigner Ian Upton arrives at Parliament this Wednesday 28 June after walking from Cape Reinga because he says funding war is unacceptable. More >>

Commerce Commission shows PigCare label misleading

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 3:14 pm | SAFE

New Zealanders are not buying into the pork industry’s latest efforts to mislead people into buying their cruel products, says SAFE. Today Consumer NZ reported that the Commerce Commission found NZ Pork’s PigCare label risked breaching the Fair ... More >>

Health professionals support climate policy challenge

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 12:37 pm | New Zealand Climate and Health Council

New Zealanders’ health is at stake in a court case challenging the government over its failure to tackle climate change. Law student Sarah Thomson is taking on the Minister for Climate Change Issues, arguing that New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions ... More >>

Call for Guidelines on Euthanasia Media Reporting

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 11:24 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First New Zealand has made a submission to the Strategy to prevent suicide in New Zealand calling on strict guidelines around the media reporting of assisted suicide & euthanasia. More >>

"Re-investigation of allegations begins"

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 11:10 am | New Zealand Police

Police has commenced a re-investigation of allegations that the private communications of an individual were intercepted by Mr Todd Barclay MP. More >>

Be ready for the calving season

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 11:09 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI’s Penny Timmer-Arends has attended many field days and workshops to discuss the new bobby calf regulations with those affected across the supply chain. More >>

Formal collaboration needed to help ensure safe water

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 10:53 am | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand is calling for formal collaboration in the drinking water sector to help avoid another contamination crisis. More >>

Republicans Seek to Euthanize 80 Million Americans

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 10:49 am | John Stanton

Trump, Republicans Seek to Euthanize 80 Million Young and Old Americans: Democrats will be Accessories to the Crime More >>

Govt. must not sabotage Team NZ with San Francisco welfare

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 10:08 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union warmly congratulates Emirates Team New Zealand for their success today in Bermuda and says that the Government should resist the temptation to get on the bandwagon and throw money at the defence, before it is even clear money will ... More >>

No Pride in Prisons is changing its name

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 9:12 am | No Pride in Prisons

The prison advocacy organisation No Pride in Prisons is changing its name to People Against Prisons Aotearoa following a majority vote at its annual general meeting on 14 May. More >>

Evil Killer & Stupid Ex-Lawyer Deserve Each Other

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 9:10 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

"This sort of nonsense just digs the hole deeper for his victims and their families, the daily struggle for them will last the rest of their lives while the vermin who caused their heartbreak mocks us all" - Garth McVicar. More >>

Family Violence Reports Reach Record High

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 8:56 am | NZ Family Violence Clearinghouse

Police family violence investigations reached a record high in 2016, statistics released today show. Police investigated 118,910 incidents of family violence last year, an increase of more than 8000 on the year before. More >>

Focus Required on Families for More Effective Social Policy

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 8:52 am | Superu

Today Superu released its fifth annual Families and Whānau Status Report, a series that measures and monitors the wellbeing of New Zealand families and whānau - and the pivotal role that these groups hold within our society. More >>

New pay equity claim to unite entire ECE sector

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 8:50 am | NZEI

NZEI Te Riu Roa is today launching a new claim for pay equity for early childhood teachers and staff, uniting the private and public early childhood sector in a historic bid for fair pay. More >>

Internet Party to stream campaign office live online

Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 8:43 am | Internet Party

The Internet Party is again raising the bar on political innovation in New Zealand. More >>

Government RMA Changes Ominous for Future of Water

Monday, 26 June 2017, 7:30 pm | NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

Recent changes by government to the Resource Management Act pointed to a grim future for the public’s water and in particular rivers say the NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA). More >>

Environmental victory for coastal marine species

Monday, 26 June 2017, 7:24 pm | Forest And Bird

In a significant victory for New Zealand’s coastal wildlife, the High Court has backed a landmark 2016 Environment Court finding that Regional Councils can protect their marine environment using the RMA. Forest & Bird has previously criticised ... More >>

Helensville -Winston Peters Public Meeting

Monday, 26 June 2017, 4:50 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Party Leader the Rt. Hon Winston Peters will be conducting a public meeting on Sunday 2nd July, at 1.30pm, to be hosted by the New Zealand First Helensville Electorate. The meeting is open to all and will be held at the Kumeu Community Centre ... More >>

NZ First’s Campaign for the Regions shows welcome commitment

Monday, 26 June 2017, 3:35 pm | LGNZ

New Zealand First’s Campaign for the Regions which was launched yesterday contains a number of commitments Local Government New Zealand welcomes. More >>

The Treasury appoints new Deputy Secretary

Monday, 26 June 2017, 3:08 pm | The Treasury

Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf has announced the appointment of Jon Grayson as the Treasury’s new Deputy Secretary, Financial & Commercial. More >>

Neoliberalism stopped the rise in inequality

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:43 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

"The left-wing hullabaloo is wrong, inequality hasn't changed in 20 years", said Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, responding to new research findings by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. More >>

Insurance Council supports thrust of EQC reforms

Monday, 26 June 2017, 2:20 pm | Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand supports the thrust of the reforms to the EQC Act announced by the Government today, but seeks a clear expectation that insurers should be responsible for assessing and managing claims for house damage. “The ... More >>

Foreign Policy conference tackles forced migration, borders

Monday, 26 June 2017, 1:57 pm | University of Otago

Forced migrations of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, the closing and enforcement of immigration borders, and the widespread misery and geopolitical instability that ensues is the focus of the Otago Foreign Policy School that takes place this weekend. ... More >>

New Documents Confirm EQC Inquiry Needed

Monday, 26 June 2017, 1:26 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

That from Christchurch lawyer Dr Duncan Webb after documents released under the Official Information Act show that Southern Response is to step in and take over EQC’s botched repairs of AMI insured houses. More >>

Sugar kills more New Zealanders than drugs

Monday, 26 June 2017, 1:00 pm | The Opportunities Party

Just hours from the Fizz Symposium opening Mika Haka , Auckland Central candidate for The Opportunities Party states: More >>

Five Hundred make Joint Submission on NZ Suicide Plan

Monday, 26 June 2017, 12:56 pm | ActionStation

The deadline for public submissions on the Ministry of Health’s Suicide Prevention Strategy closed today, and the People’s Mental Health Review has been gathering submissions for a joint submission. More >>

Water Charges – A Political And Policy Can Of Worms

Monday, 26 June 2017, 11:53 am | TransTasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - Public and political pressure for a charge on bottled water exports is continuing to mount, however Ministers are still determined to kick the issue out beyond the election. More >>

Five actions to save our oceans

Monday, 26 June 2017, 11:12 am | University of Auckland

Fresh from UN talks in New York, a University of Auckland doctoral student has drafted five key actions she says New Zealand must take now to protect our oceans. More >>

Unanimous Cross-Party Support Reached on Students’ Welfare

Monday, 26 June 2017, 10:50 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

A remit successfully passed by the National Party Conference on Saturdaymarks a full cross-party political consensus on the increase of weekly loan living costs, according to the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. More >>

New Dingle Foundation Programme Builds Resilience

Monday, 26 June 2017, 10:48 am | Graeme Dingle Foundation

The Graeme Dingle Foundation is launching its latest research and evaluation report at Parliament tomorrow, which confirms the effectiveness of its newest programme, MYND Sibling. More >>

Hamilton Student's Lawsuit Over Climate Change Policy Today

Monday, 26 June 2017, 10:35 am | Sarah Lorraine Thomson

My name is Sarah Thomson I’m a 26-year old law student, and I’m taking the Government to court over their failure to act on climate change. The case will be heard in the Wellington High Court over three days from today until June 28. More >>

David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill

Monday, 26 June 2017, 10:18 am | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Right to Life requests that Members of Parliament support a culture of life, by voting down this contentious bill at its first reading. This was the prudent action of Parliament when defeating Michael Law’s Death with Dignity bill in 1995 and the Death with ... More >>

Social Media Accounts of all General Election Candidates

Monday, 26 June 2017, 9:56 am | Frank Dowling

From Snapchat to Facebook, a complete list of all the social media accounts of candidates contesting the upcoming General Election More >>

Rally outside High Court supporting climate case

Monday, 26 June 2017, 9:31 am | Oil Free Wellington

A rally supporting Sarah Thomson's climate change case against the Minister for Climate Change Issues is happening at 9:30 am outside the Wellington High Court today. More >>

Enrolment packs go out to 3.15m voters

Monday, 26 June 2017, 9:09 am | Electoral Commission

More than three million packs will be sent out this week as the Electoral Commission launches its campaign to enrol voters for the 2017 General Election. More >>

New Political Party Offers Empowerment

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 7:25 pm | Kia Koe

New Political Party Offers Empowerment June 23 2017 Kia Koe Party Press Release Tags: Politics, voting and policies. More >>

Get a grip, sugar is not the 'new tobacco'

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 7:23 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Anti-sugar political campaigners, launching their election campaign tomorrow for a new ‘soda tax’, show their true colours when they make ridiculous claims that ‘ sugar is the new tobacco’ . More >>

English puts cart before the horse in tax cut offer

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 7:22 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“Tax cuts shouldn’t be contingent on healthy growth and incomes, tax cuts are the pathway to healthy growth and incomes,” said Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ Union, responding to Prime Minister Bill English’s speech to ... More >>

Labour’s “About Face” on Rivers Sad for Environment

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 12:56 pm | NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

A national trout fishing organisation says the Labour Party’s reversal of its policy on charging commercial users for use of freshwater is a retrograde 180 degree turn around and therefore disappointing. More >>

PCE receives Forest & Bird ‘Old Blue’ environmental award

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 12:51 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird has awarded the outgoing Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment an ‘Old Blue’ for her significant contribution to New Zealand’s environment and wildlife. “Over ten years, Dr Jan Wright’s insightful reports have illuminated ... More >>

Nick Smith re-writes Ngati Paoa history

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 12:50 pm | Save Our Reserves

Nick Smith re-writes Ngati Paoa history In an interview on Te Karere yesterday, Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith dismissed Labours alternative plan for Treaty settlement with Ngati Paoa saying “…Ngati Paoa is wanting to do housing on their ... More >>

Antarctica Conference puts the spotlight on climate change

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 12:48 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica Conference puts the spotlight on climate change Media release for immediate use on 25 June 2017 Over 150 leading scientists from New Zealand and around the world are coming together over the next three days to showcase the latest research on how ... More >>

Q+A: Anthony Wilson and Andrew Little

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 12:45 pm | TVNZ

Q+A: Anthony Wilson interviewed by Jessica Mutch | Andrew Little also interviewed by Jessica Mutch More >>

Q+A: Prime Minister Bill English interviewed by Corin Dann

Sunday, 25 June 2017, 12:23 pm | TVNZ

Prime Minister still “unclear” of Todd Barclay employment dispute details Prime Minister Bill English says he is still unclear of exactly what happened between Todd Barclay and the staff member who took an employment dispute against him. More >>

Kiwis And Govt Fleeced in Massive Fuijxerox NZ Racket

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 3:41 pm | New Zealand First Party

Kiwis And Govt Fleeced in Massive Fuijxerox NZ Racket Schools, councils and the government have been fleeced by the $500m fraud at FujiXerox NZ – with the financial fallout on schools and ratepayers likely to be felt in coming months. “It’s a ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Hone Harawira

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 12:18 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Hone Harawira Headlines: Mana Party Hone Harawira has raised the idea of executing Chinese drug dealers, imprisoning them for life or deporting them, as a response to the methamphetamine problem in his area. “We ... More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Bill English

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 12:08 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Bill English Headlines: Prime Minister Bill English now says there’s no evidence that his MP Todd Barclay actually did make recordings of his colleague, Glenys Dickson. English says he’s satisfied that the ... More >>

Hamilton student to battle Govt in landmark climate lawsuit

Friday, 23 June 2017, 8:26 pm | Sarah Thomson

Friday, June 23: A law student from Hamilton is preparing to challenge the Government in the High Court on Monday over what she says is a “failure” to properly address climate change. More >>

Roy Morgan Poll - National Party consolidates lead

Friday, 23 June 2017, 3:53 pm | Roy Morgan Research

In June New Zealand’s governing National Party has jumped 3.5% to 46.5% after Finance Minister Steven Joyce handed down a New Zealand Budget projecting a string of surpluses over the next few years. National are now well ahead of the opposition ... More >>

Last chance for Lawrence Yule to release expenses

Friday, 23 June 2017, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

National Party Tukituki Candidate and former Hastings Mayor, Lawrence Yule, is the only mayor in New Zealand whose travel, entertainment, and slush fund is kept secret from New Zealand ratepayers as head of ratepayer-funded lobby group, Local Government ... More >>

TOP's Mika on Labour bringing in unpaid overseas students

Friday, 23 June 2017, 2:22 pm | The Opportunities Party

Opportunities Party Auckland Central Candidate Mika responds to Labour Party bringing in unpaid overseas students. More >>

NZ Cuban friendship group condemns Trumps anti-Cuba policy

Friday, 23 June 2017, 2:17 pm | Auckland Cuba Friendship Society

The Auckland Cuba Friendship Society has condemned the latest rollback of the Obama presidency’s easing of relations with Cuba as a deepening of the blockade, now in place for 54 years. More >>

Bridges' handout sees taxpayers fork out $600 each

Friday, 23 June 2017, 1:52 pm | Taxpayers' Union

Simon Bridges has announced a second $300,000 non-refundable taxpayer grant to the Tarawera ultramarathon, apparently to attract only 500 international visitors in what must be one of the most ridiculous examples of corporate welfare to date. Jordan ... More >>

LABOUR FOLDS TO FARMING LOBBY

Friday, 23 June 2017, 1:35 pm | The Opportunities Party

In electoral desperation, the Labour Party yesterday abandoned any attempt to address one of the greatest concerns facing New Zealanders, the ongoing pollution of our waterways. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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