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Right to Life Commends Police for Protecting Elderly

Sunday, 23 October 2016, 10:51 pm | Right To Life

Right to Life Commends Police for Protecting Elderly Exit Members Media Release 23rd October 2016 The Police deserve the commendation and support of the community for their efforts to protect vulnerable and elderly New Zealanders who are members ... More >>

Superfund: We Want to Invest in Affordable Housing

Sunday, 23 October 2016, 12:50 pm | TVNZ

New Zealand Superfund: We Want to Invest in Affordable Housing The New Zealand Super Fund chief executive Adrian Orr says the Fund is keen to be an active investor in New Zealand infrastructure, including providing capital to help build affordable ... More >>

Councils Spend Almost Half a Million Dollars on Social Media

Sunday, 23 October 2016, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Trending Tax - Councils Spend Almost Half a Million Dollars on Social Media Advertising 23 OCTOBER 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that almost half a million dollars was spent in the last financial year on Facebook and LinkedIn ... More >>

Auckland Council Blows Nearly 200k on Social Media

Sunday, 23 October 2016, 12:29 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Trending Tax – Auckland Council Blows Nearly 200k on Social Media Advertising 23 OCTOBER 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is questioning the nearly $200,000 being spent by Auckland Council on Facebook and LinkedIn advertising, ... More >>

The Nation: Diane Maxwell and Paul Goldsmith

Saturday, 22 October 2016, 7:14 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Diane Maxwell and Paul Goldsmith Youtube clips from the show are available here. Headlines: The Retirement Commissioner says the superannuation age needs to rise from 65 to 67. Diane Maxwell says the country can’t ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Steve Cannane

Saturday, 22 October 2016, 7:12 pm | The Nation

You might have heard of Scientology's connections with celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta. But what you probably haven't heard is the extensive links the so-called religion has Down Under. ABC journalist Steve Cannane has just released ... More >>

Election recount declined-Michael Laws confirmed Councillor

Friday, 21 October 2016, 5:11 pm | The Message

Mr Kelliher has applied to a District Court Judge for a recount of the votes in the Dunstan Constituency for the Otago Regional Council. The application is made under s 90 of the Local Electoral Act 2001 which provides: 90 Application for recount More >>

McDonalds cuts Ronald's hours - union wants to help

Friday, 21 October 2016, 4:04 pm | Unite Union

Unite union has made a public appeal for Ronald Mcdonald to make contact about dramatic cuts in his hours of work. More >>

Legal implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:51 pm | Chapman Tripp

The firm has collaborated with the Institute of Directors ( IoD ) in producing a white paper calling on Government to take the lead in addressing opportunities, risks and challenges presented by AI. More >>

Call to remove politics from water – Water Conference

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:34 pm | Water New Zealand

Water managers have been told they need to take a stronger lead in ensuring communities in New Zealand are supplied with safe drinking water. More >>

Police project in running for top prize

Friday, 21 October 2016, 2:26 pm | New Zealand Police

An initiative aimed at engaging with males responsible for incidents of family harm is a finalist at an international conference on developing new responses to existing problems. More >>

Snapchat, Skype among apps not protecting users’ privacy

Friday, 21 October 2016, 1:48 pm | Amnesty International

Facebook/WhatsApp, Apple top privacy ranking of messaging apps Only 3 of 11 tech firms examined provide end-to-end encryption by default on all their messaging apps. More >>

Financial Assistance Bill passes second reading

Friday, 21 October 2016, 12:52 pm | Kidney Health NZ

On Wednesday the Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill received its second reading in Parliament, and was unanimously endorsed by the House. Renamed to become the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill, it will see donors fully reimbursed ... More >>

Progress in bringing more open government welcomed

Friday, 21 October 2016, 12:31 pm | Transparency International

Yesterday State Services Minister Paula Bennett announced New Zealand's second Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan for 2016-18 (NAP). More >>

“Clutter” on tarmac hazardous for workers and passengers

Friday, 21 October 2016, 11:37 am | E tu

E tū says a failure to invest properly in Auckland International Airport is creating chaos on the tarmac and a poor quality experience for visitors. More >>

What’s changed in NZ churches for gays?

Friday, 21 October 2016, 11:06 am | Awaken Conference

We’ve had marriage equality. And this year is the anniversary of Homosexual Law Reform, so what’s changed for LGBTI Christians in New Zealand? Are there any churches who accept Gays? Have those stories of young gay people being thrown out of Christian ... More >>

New Zealand’s growth concentrated in handful of regions

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:57 am | Statistics New Zealand

The four fastest-growing regional council areas accounted for over 75 percent of New Zealand’s population growth in the year to June 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Record annual net gain of 70,000 migrants

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:52 am | Statistics New Zealand

A record 70,000 more migrants arrived than departed in the September 2016 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. This surpasses the previous annual record net gain of 69,100 migrants in the August 2016 year. More >>

McGougan & Ors v DePuy Int'l Ltd & Accident Compensation

Friday, 21 October 2016, 10:09 am | New Zealand High Court

This press release is designed to assist the media in understanding the above judgment. It does not form part of the judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons can be found at ... More >>

Animal rights advocates issue stark warning on rodeo cruelty

Friday, 21 October 2016, 9:45 am | SAFE

Rodeo season starts on the 22 of October with two events in the South Island over the weekend. Animal rights advocate SAFE is urging the government to follow public opinion and make this season the last. SAFE is drawing attention to the fact that ... More >>

Call for cuts to band-aid solutions over contaminated water

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 5:12 pm | Water New Zealand

A small number of water suppliers are dealing with contaminated water problems through band-aid solutions, according to the authors of a study on failing the drinking water standards. More >>

SFO alleges fictitious Forex trading and profits

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 5:04 pm | Serious Fraud Office

A man has appeared in the Christchurch District Court today on charges filed by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in relation to an alleged foreign exchange (Forex) trading scheme purportedly operated by Arena Capital Limited trading as BlackfortFX. More >>

Court of Appeal Hears Pilots’ Safety Fears

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 5:01 pm | New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) today outlined its concerns to the Court of Appeal on the High Court’s decision to turn down a review of the 90-metre safety area for an extended Wellington Airport runway. More >>

Questions and Answers - 20 October 2016

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:53 pm | Office of the Clerk

1. BRETT HUDSON (National) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the diversification of the New Zealand economy? More >>

Bycatch is the biggest killer of whales

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:32 pm | WWF

Bycatch is the biggest killer of whales: Time for the world to tackle the threat More >>

Food industry welcomes report on advertising to children

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:08 pm | Food and Grocery Council

The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council welcomes the report on the review of the Children’s Code for Advertising Food and the Code for Advertising to Children. More >>

Labour Day at the Cross - 8 Women DJs spin for Equal Pay

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:55 pm | Public Service Association

This Labour weekend, join the PSA, the CTU and Death Ray Records to celebrate Labour Day At The Cross - raising awareness for equal pay. More >>

Joint work to improve OIA responsiveness

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:38 pm | Office of the Ombudsmen

The State Services Commission and the Office of the Ombudsman will work together to help State sector agencies improve how they are responding to Official Information Act requests, State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes and Chief Ombudsman Judge ... More >>

Government urged to better protect Māui dolphin

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:35 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, October 20: Greenpeace New Zealand is calling on further protection for Māui dolphin after the latest population estimate shows the number of the critically endangered dolphin has potentially risen. More >>

Annual Report Shows Raised Ambitions in 2015/16

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:21 pm | The Treasury

The Treasury has published its Annual Report for 2015/16 today. Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf praised the contribution that staff and high expectations have made to a successful year. More >>

Pokie takings continue to rise

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:15 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Spending on pub and club pokies has risen again despite a continuing decline in the number of gaming machines, according to figures from the Department of Internal Affairs. More >>

Ombudsman’s Office working faster

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 3:05 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Office of the Ombudsman’s workload has again increased this past year, but the office is resolving complaints faster, and in greater numbers, than the previous year. More >>

Ombudsman delays investigation of Department of Immigration

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 2:53 pm | Hugh Steadman

Last week the Ombudsman announced a further delay in its investigation of the NZ Department of Immigration’s abuse of Canterbury resident and Canadian citizen, Carolyn Dare Wilfred. Prior to that, there had been two previous, six-week extensions ... More >>

Forestry Industry Helps Grow Kiwi Population

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 2:48 pm | Department of Conservation

A new set of guidelines to help forest owners protect kiwi will help increase kiwi population numbers across New Zealand. More >>

Electoral Commission Welcomes Court of Appeal Decision

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:57 pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission welcomes today’s decision of the Court of Appeal in the case of Electoral Commission v Darren Hamish Watson And Anor (CA239/2015). More >>

Judgment: Electoral Commision v Watson & ANOR

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:48 pm | NZ Court of Appeal

A The application for leave to amend the grounds of appeal is granted. B The appeal is dismissed. C The appellant must pay the respondents costs for a complex appeal on a bandA basis and usual disbursements. We certify for second counsel. More >>

New board members bring top skills

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:44 pm | Local Government NZ

20 October 2016 New board members bring top skills to Local Government Excellence Programme Local Government New Zealand is pleased to confirm the addition of two further high calibre members to the board overseeing its new programme designed to ... More >>

Council Urged to Take Action on Anti-Abortion Protests

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:40 pm | ALRANZ

Nearly a thousand New Zealanders have signed a petition calling for an end to anti-abortion protests outside Thames Hospital, after increasing intimidation of women accessing services there. More >>

District Courts to Pilot Sexual Violence Court

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:38 pm | Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue

District Court jury trial judges are about to lead an initiative that aims to improve the way the courts respond to sexual violence cases. More >>

Young Kiwi leaders to make cities more inclusive and safe

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 1:21 pm | CommonWealth New Zealand

Four young kiwis will travel to Singapore this weekend to undertake an intensive Commonwealth-focused leadership programme and develop their ability to cross divides and thrive in multiple cultures More >>

Seatbelt deaths a senseless tragedy

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 12:37 pm | Automobile Association

People not wearing seat belts and dying on our roads has to stop, says New Zealand’s leading road safety organisation the Automobile Association. "It's hard to believe that heading into Labour weekend in 2016 we would still need to be urging every person ... More >>

Good news on Māui dolphins no excuse for inaction

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 11:29 am | WWF

Today’s news that the number of Māui dolphins has probably increased is welcomed by conservation organisation WWF. More >>

More trees part of the answer to agriculture’s emissions

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 9:17 am | NZ Forest Owners Association

The Forest Owners Association is backing the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s call for more plantation forests to be planted in New Zealand to offset greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture. More >>

Environment Canterbury welcomes wallaby control funding

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 4:00 pm | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury today welcomed the recent announcement by the Otago Regional Council that it had allocated $273,000 for a programme targeting reduction of Bennett’s wallaby numbers in the region. More >>

Reforestation benefits climate and economy: PCE report

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 3:20 pm | Forest And Bird

Hill country farmers, including iwi, stand to win if the Government acts on the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s recommendation to restore a million hectares of native forest, Forest & Bird says. More >>

Study shows high cost effectiveness of fluoride health

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 3:16 pm | Water New Zealand

The health benefits of adding fluoride to drinking water significantly outweigh the cost, according to a paper presented at the Water New Zealand Annual Conference in Rotorua this week. More >>

Greenpeace on PCE report into agricultural emissions

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 2:57 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

In response to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's report “ Climate change and Agriculture: Understanding biological greenhouse gases”, Greenpeace Sustainable Agriculture Campaigner Genevieve Toop said: More >>

We need to work together on climate change and farming

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 2:42 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

New Zealanders must work together and start tackling the complex problem of the biological greenhouse gases from agriculture, says Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. More >>

NZ Super Fund’s Climate Standards “Underwhelming”

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 2:17 pm | 350 Aotearoa

350 Aotearoa has called the NZ Super Fund’s climate focused investment standards that were announced today “underwhelming” due to a lack of clarity around the guidelines and their timeframes. More >>

NZ govt ignoring ICT obligations

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 1:09 pm | Pacific Guardians

The announcement of a second sea cable, Hawaiki, connecting New Zealand and Australia to the United States come 2018 is to be applauded. More >>

National selects Mt Roskill candidate

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 1:07 pm | New Zealand National Party

Parmjeet Parmar has been selected by the National Party to contest the Mt Roskill by-election. More >>

Outrageous Charge Against Respected Policeman

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 12:49 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Inspector Hurimoana Dennis is a well respected and highly experienced South Auckland policeman – well enough regarded to be a strategic advisor in Maori affairs to the police hierarchy. Inspector Dennis now faces a charge of kidnapping – a strike ... More >>

Over Incarcerating and Under Estimating Potential of Whānau

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 12:46 pm | Hon Tariana Turia

Dame Tariana Turia is concerned that Government has lost its focus on social investment by choosing to spend more on locking people up than freeing New Zealanders from poverty. More >>

Questions to answer for National candidate

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 12:41 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

“National’s candidate for the Mt Roskill by-election has serious questions to answer about her government’s neglect of important services in the local community”, says Labour candidate for Mt Roskill Michael Wood. More >>

Minister Bennett’s New Social Impact Board Is Ignorant

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 11:58 am | Manukau Urban Maori Authority

Manukau Urban Māori Authority (MUMA), Whānau Ora Services’ Manager, Veronica Henare is accusing a newly established South Auckland Social Investment Board of ignorance and paying lip service to communities in need. More >>

Sámi Presidential Visit to Aotearoa October 2016

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 11:53 am | Hinekaa Mako

The President of the Sami Parliament of Norway arrives in the county this weekend, to engage with Māori communities opposed to exploration by Norwegian oil company Statoil. More >>

$2.5 Billion on Prisons!

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 11:51 am | NZ Seniors Party

On the news last night it was announced that the Government is going to spend an additional one billion dollars to facilitate the growing number of inmates in our prisons. On top of this, it would take between one and one and a half billion dollars ... More >>

Northland DHB leads Fight against Methamphetamine

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 11:42 am | Northland District Health Board

Northland, a district with high incidence of problems related to methamphetamine supply and use is the perfect place for a joint cross-agency proposal between Northland DHB and New Zealand Police. More >>

No Enforcement Makes Mockery of Current Laws

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 11:05 am | New Zealand Vaping Alliance

The lack of enforcement of current laws around the sale of nicotine e-cigarettes and e-liquids has led to warnings that unless the Government move quickly to legalise them, it risks a retailer free-for-all says the New Zealand Vaping Alliance. “It ... More >>

Population heads for 5 million

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 10:54 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s population will likely hit 5 million around 2020 and could reach this milestone sooner, Statistics NZ said today. More >>


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