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Police announces non-emergency number – it’s 105

Friday, 10 May 2019, 10:14 am | New Zealand Police

At 10:05 am on the 10th of the 5th, New Zealand Police is launching 105 (“ten five”), the eagerly anticipated number for the public to report non-emergency situations to Police. More >>

Walk Ethical Launched This Week

Friday, 10 May 2019, 10:00 am | Walk Ethical

As Well as Creating Happier Customers & Employees, the Program Could Save Businesses Millions in Employment Law Fines. More >>

Bullying-Free NZ Week 13 -17 May 2019: Celebrating Being Us

Friday, 10 May 2019, 9:54 am | BullyingFree NZ

Bullying behaviour won’t thrive in positive school environments where children and young people feel accepted and free to express their uniqueness. More >>

Call for the NZ govt to declare a climate emergency

Friday, 10 May 2019, 9:25 am | Vegan Society

We were interested to hear about the Zero Carbon Bill, hoping that it would show leadership for the world on how we tackle our emissions. Unfortunately, the Bill does not go far enough to actually make much difference. In spite of a 70% increase ... More >>

The Speaker who brought Parliament into Disrepute

Friday, 10 May 2019, 9:16 am | Peter Dunne

Parliament's current Speaker is turning the ancient and venerable institution on its head. Traditionally, the Speaker's role has been a rather conservative, sometimes passive, one to preside independently, without fear or favour over proceedings in ... More >>

He Oranga Tamariki CEO Must Go

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 7:31 pm | Leonie Pihama

He Oranga Tamariki CEO Must Go. Associate Professor Leonie Pihama Thursday May 9, 2019 The CEO of He Oranga Tamariki must be held accountable for the increased removal of Māori children, states Associate Professor Leonie Pihama of Te Kotahi Research ... More >>

PSA welcomes return of well-being aspects

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 4:53 pm | PSA

The PSA welcomes changes to the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill that will see reinstatement of four aspects of community well-being - social, environmental, economic, and cultural - into the Local Government Act. More >>

Government kidnapping babies from the womb is atrocious

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 4:38 pm | Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Inc

An appalling situation has occurred yet again. Our babies are being taken from their mothers soon after birth as a way to protect the child from unsafe circumstances. Māori liaison workers are compromised as this form of ‘wellbeing for the baby ... More >>

Hāpai support Māori midwives to enable whānau to thrive

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 3:50 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora supports the actions of two Māori midwives Jean Te Huia and Ripeka Ormsby who sought to prevent the uplifting of a seven-day-old baby from their mother last Tuesday night at Hawke’s Bay hospital. The pair, alongside a contingent of ... More >>

Frustrations increase over lack of road safety measures

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 2:59 pm | NZ School Speeds

Road Safety week is coming to a close. What started with a road toll of just over 140 people, has now escalated to 150. “That is 150 families and their communities who are having to deal with the an unnecessary. These individuals were doing something ... More >>

Phase 2 of Resource Management Reform project

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 2:43 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has released its first working paper as part of Phase 2 of its Resource Management Law Reform Project. The project is taking a first-principles look at how New Zealand’s resource management system could be improved. More >>

Range of measures needed to assess city ‘competitiveness'

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 2:33 pm | NZ Planning Institute

A more comprehensive and holistic set of measures is needed to assess and report on the capability, functionality and ‘health’ of New Zealand’s cities and towns, says the New Zealand Planning Institute (NZPI). More >>

Climate groups to rally NZ banks

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 2:18 pm | 350 Aotearoa

On Friday 10th and Saturday 11th May, grassroots climate action groups across Aotearoa will take action to call for banks in New Zealand to stop lending to or investing in fossil fuel companies. The events in Auckland, Kāpiti, Wellington, Nelson, Christchurch, ... More >>

OIO approves 100 overseas people to buy homes

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 2:04 pm | Land Information NZ

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) approved 103 applications by overseas people entitled to buy homes to live in during the first six months of new rules. More >>

Outcome of investigation into complaint from SSC

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 12:58 pm | New Zealand Police

A Police investigation into a complaint made by the State Services Commissioner in December 2018 has been completed. More >>

Special Guests Announced For Dr Jane Goodall’s NZ Tour

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 12:19 pm | Jane Goodall Institute

Recently named as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Dr. Jane Goodall will be joined by an exciting range of special guests during her three New Zealand appearances this month. More >>

Will the new royal baby cause a naming trend?

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 12:11 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, on the joyous occasion of their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. More >>

Just Transition Summit

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 11:13 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

"There is no question that we all must take urgent action in order to address climate change, together we can prevent further damage to our planet," CTU Secretary Sam Huggard said from today’s Just Transition summit in Taranaki. More >>

Road safety debate must include drug-driving, says RTF

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 11:10 am | Road Transport Forum

It was disappointing to see debate on the key road safety issue of drug-driving descend into chaos in Parliament yesterday, says Road Transport Forum chief executive Nick Leggett. More >>

What does self containment really mean?

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:49 am | Responsible Campers

As more and more clubs and groups speak out about the failings of the self containment Standard for Motor Caravans also known as NZS;5465 we put pen to paper to point out what the standard actually is supposed to achieve, but often fails to do so. More >>

Tax Freedom Day set to fuel debate about regional taxes

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:34 am | Baker Tilly Staples Roadway

Despite the passionate debate around taxation in recent months, overall Kiwis will actually pay a day’s less tax this year, albeit five more days than two years ago. Each year, accounting and business advisory firm Baker Tilly Staples Rodway calculates ... More >>

Way more stuff like this, please - Greenpeace to Govt

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:34 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, May 9: Greenpeace says the announcement this morning that the Government will establish a clean energy centre in Taranaki is a small step in the right direction. More >>

Tax Freedom Day not until June 1

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:28 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The premature celebration of 'Tax Freedom Day' by Baker Tilly Staples Rodway is just festive silliness says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Public concern over climate change hits new high

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:24 am | Horizon Research Limited

The number of New Zealanders who think climate change is an urgent issue facing the country has reached its highest level in 13 years of poll tracking. More >>

NZ Maori Council Backs ZERO Carbon Bill

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:23 am | New Zealand Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council has come out in support of the Governments much anticipated Zero Carbon Bill and has welcomed a focus on the future when it comes to climate change. Seven months ago, the Council established a national taskforce on climate ... More >>

Struggling families not represented in roadmap

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:22 am | Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui

Ngati Ruanui asks why those families struggling with poverty & high disparity are not represented in the Taranaki 2050 Draft Roadmap More >>

New Poll shows most voters want assisted dying law change

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:17 am | End-of-Life Choice

As Parliament prepares to vote on the End of Life Choice Bill this month, a new poll shows a clear majority of New Zealanders want to allow doctors to help the terminally ill to die painlessly and with dignity. More >>

Vodafone employees forced onto inferior contracts

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:58 am | Unite Union

Unite Union is calling on Vodafone to pay Christchurch employees redundancy rather than forcing them to accept inferior and sub-standard contracts with Indian multinational Tech Mahindra. More >>

Global campaign urges hotel groups to ditch cage eggs

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:27 am | SAFE

Hotel groups, Hilton and Best Western, are being urged by animal protection groups across the globe to phase out cage eggs as part of a campaign launched by the Open Wing Alliance. More >>

Cannabis referendum narrows but tracking to pass

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:22 am | Helius Therapeutics

The Government's 2020 referendum on the personal use of recreational cannabis would pass albeit the result might be closer than was indicated six months earlier, according to a significant independent survey of over 1,100 New Zealanders. More >>

NZ’s health sector asks Government for urgent climate action

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:21 am | OraTaiao

Health workers delivered a strong message to the Coalition Government at the National Forum on Sustainable Healthcare today. They are asking for urgent policy to ensure that District Health Boards (DHBs) and the wider health sector are held accountable ... More >>

Our Seas Our Future supports Zero Carbon Bill

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:09 am | Our Seas Our Future

Our Seas Our Future (OSOF) is pleased at the announcement of the Zero Carbon Bill presented by the Government today. Once enacted, this key piece of legislation will lock New Zealand to its commitment of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. More >>

Tens of Thousands of Kiwis in Crisis

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 8:56 pm | Salvation Army

Tens of Thousands of Kiwis in Crisis The message from this year’s Red Shield Appeal breakfasts was clear: poverty is real, it’s not going away, and tens of thousands of Kiwis are in crisis. More >>

Iwi leaders join coalition for loan shark reform

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 7:34 pm | FinCap

Iwi leaders join coalition for loan shark reform as BERL report shows Government’s answer is too weak -- More >>

Sustainable Business Network welcomes Zero Carbon Bill

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 5:03 pm | Sustainable Business Network

It is vital that New Zealand transitions to a zero carbon (and circular) economy by 2050. The Government’s proposed changes set the framework to achieve that, including the need for all sectors of the economy to play a full and meaningful role. More >>

Zero Carbon Bill is critical but too little too late

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 4:47 pm | OraTaiao

Zero Carbon Bill is critical legislation for health, but targets are too little, too late More >>

Synlait Supports Zero Carbon Bill

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 3:37 pm | Synlait

Synlait (NZX: SML; ASX: SM1) applauds the government's bold Zero Carbon Bill announcement today, including new methane targets. More >>

EDS welcomes release of the Climate Change Response Bill

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 1:07 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is generally supportive of the content of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill, released today by Climate Change Minister James Shaw. More >>

Forest & Bird backs the Zero Carbon Bill, calls for more

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 1:03 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird backs the Zero Carbon Bill, calls for more methane reductions More >>

Auckland railway maintenance workers vote to strike

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 12:54 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Workers at CAF, who maintain passenger trains for Auckland Metro, have voted unanimously to take industrial action beginning on the 14th of May. More >>

Forest & Bird backs the Zero Carbon Bill

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 12:49 pm | Forest and Bird

Forest & Bird is welcoming the target to keep warming to no more than 1.5 degrees in the Zero Carbon Bill announced by Government today, but disappointed the price of agreement was special treatment for agriculture. More >>

CEAC supports Zero Carbon Bill.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 12:40 pm | Citizens Environmental Advocacy Centre

We at CEAC support the Zero Carbon Bill as New Zealand’s actions are going to help change the climate. More >>

Cockies call for Government to rule out fart tax

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Cockies around NZ will be concerned today’s climate announcement is a warm up for the Government to introduce a fart tax 2.0, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union . More >>

Zero Carbon Bill welcomed by LGNZ

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 12:11 pm | LGNZ

LGNZ welcomes the introduction of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill as a necessary step towards meeting our international obligations to reduce greenhouse gases in our economy. More >>

A 1.5degreeC warming pathway means coal has to go

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 12:04 pm | Coal Action Network

Coal Action Network Aotearoa today welcomed the Government’s proposed climate change bill that recognises the need for the world to keep warming to 1.5degC, warning that this means coal has to go. More >>

New Zealand business leaders welcome Zero Carbon legislation

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 11:48 am | Climate Leaders Coalition

“Climate change is a significant and increasingly urgent issue for all New Zealanders and many businesses are already taking action. An overall goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 will give business the certainty and confidence to make long-term ... More >>

E tū: Summit kickstarts Just Transition debate

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 11:41 am | E tu

E tū is looking forward to attending the Just Transition Summit in New Plymouth which begins tomorrow. More >>

Toothless Zero Carbon Bill has bark but no bite

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 11:23 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, May 8: Greenpeace Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, says The Zero Carbon Amendment Bill has no ability to enforce its climate change targets. More >>

Generation Zero celebrates Zero Carbon Act announcement

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 11:01 am | Generation Zero

Youth climate change campaigners Generation Zero are delighted that the long-awaited new climate change law that they have been advocating for, has finally begun its journey through Parliament. They are calling all parties in Parliament to work together ... More >>

General insurers support Zero Carbon Bill

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 10:55 am | Insurance Council

ICNZ is pleased to see the Government introduce their Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill to parliament today. More >>

Leading insurer praises landmark legislation as milestone

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 10:40 am | IAG New Zealand

Leading insurer praises landmark legislation as climate change adaptation milestone More >>

Reinstated well-beings endorse councils’ community focus

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 9:24 am | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to see the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill pass its third and final reading in Parliament last night, effectively reinstating the four aspects of community well-being – social, economic, ... More >>

Confirmed: Govt’s official view on vaping changes

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 8:56 am | Alt New Zealand

The Government is set to publicly revise its view on vaping with details of its new position and legislative timetable released today by two key vaping industry leaders. More >>

Letter from Toko Kopu, Man Up Facilitator to Kelvin Davis

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 6:59 pm | Man Up

Open Letter from Toko Kopu, Man Up Facilitator emailed to Kelvin Davis Minister of Corrections. More >>

Parliament: Questions and Answers - May 7

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 6:30 pm | Hansard

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does she stand by all her Government's statements, policies, and actions? More >>

Predator Control "Battle For Our Birds" Has Changed

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 5:26 pm | Outdoors Party

Controversial Predator Control "Battle For Our Birds" Has Changed More >>

Anti-mining bias demonstrated in overseas decision

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 2:30 pm | Straterra

Straterra, New Zealand’s minerals sector industry organisation, considers that the decision by the Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage to decline Oceana Gold’s application to purchase land adjacent to its Waihi mine under the Overseas Investment ... More >>

First house fire death of year prompts warning

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 1:59 pm | Fire and Emergency NZ

Kiwis are being urged make sure smoke alarms in their homes are working and chimneys have been maintained following the year’s first fatal house fire. More >>

Workers and administrators to take industrial action

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 12:07 pm | Public Service Association

Workers who co-ordinate the home support of over 20,000 aged, injured and disabled people across New Zealand have voted to take industrial action in total frustration at their employer’s refusal to raise their wages. More >>

Cannabis Referendum – a Good Start But Not Binding

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 11:57 am | makeitlegal

The #MakeItLegal campaign has welcomed the Government announcement today sketching out some of the substance of the cannabis referendum planned for next year, but has called for more certainty about it’s fate once the referendum passes. More >>




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