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DSC supports LGNZ call for Risk Agency

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 5:30 pm | Democrats for Social Credit

Democrats for Social Credit Party leader Stephnie de Ruyter applauds Local Govt NZ’s timely call for a joint approach to managing risk and resilience, based on a constructive, collaborative approach between central and local government. More >>

Ray of light for New Zealand’s housing crisis

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 5:29 pm | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council New Zealand welcomes the Government's announcement of a Crown company to invest in housing infrastructure. More >>

LGNZ election manifesto offers policy solutions

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 5:23 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ election manifesto offers policy solutions for key issues Changes to the way we fund infrastructure, improvements to our risk and resilience and new ways of protecting New Zealand’s water are outlined in the Local Government New Zealand election manifesto, ... More >>

Local government urges national action on climate change

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 5:21 pm | Local Government NZ

Local government urges national action on climate change Climate change poses one of the biggest threats to New Zealand’s way of life in the years to come and will require coherent, consistent and joint action across central and local government, ... More >>

Grandparent caregivers receive “dreadful” treatment

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 4:56 pm | Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparent caregivers receive “dreadful” treatment by Work and Income An in-depth analysis of more than 800 grandparent care families desperately seeking support needed to look after their grandchildren has revealed concerns about our welfare systems ... More >>

LGNZ welcomes Special Purpose Vehicles

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 3:50 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes Special Purpose Vehicles to assist with infrastructure funding Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement today that it will move to introduce Special Purpose Vehicles to assist in funding housing infrastructure. ... More >>

Politicians ‘cowards’ over road safety, says campaigner

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 3:31 pm | Dog And Lemon guide

The road toll will continue to rise until politicians address the real causes of accidents, says the car review website . Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who has been campaigning for safer roads and cars for over 20 years, says the public ... More >>

Crown Infrastructure Partnerships initiative could transform

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 3:29 pm | Infrastructure NZ

"The Government's announcement today that it will set up Crown Infrastructure Partnerships to seed fund private investment in road and water infrastructure provides a means to dramatically increase housing supply," says Infrastructure New Zealand ... More >>

Auckland Chamber of Commerce on Crown Infrastructure

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 2:43 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Inviting private sector to invest in housing infrastructure - "Solution-based thinking and exactly what we need right now" More >>

Mayor Goff Welcomes New Infrastructure Fund

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 2:32 pm | Auckland Council

MAYOR GOFF WELCOMES NEW INFRASTRUCTURE FUND Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore have welcomed the Government’s announcement today of a new infrastructure investment vehicle. “Funding provided through a Crown Company, Crown Infrastructure ... More >>

Time for Decisive Action on Prostate Cancer

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 1:56 pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Time for Decisive Action on Prostate Cancer: Response to Labour Announcement on Cancer Care Every year 3,000 men in this country are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 600 die – more men are diagnosed with prostate cancer than women diagnosed with ... More >>

New Zealand the most homeless country in the world?

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 1:00 pm | Green Party

On Thursday 27 July, at the Butter Factory, Green MP Marama Davidson will come together with Whangārei’s leading developers, providers and innovators to discuss the epidemic of homelessness in New Zealand, and how we will change it. More >>

Q+A: Metiria Turei interviewed by Jessica Mutch

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 12:55 pm | TVNZ

Greens co-leader breaks down over self-confessed benefit fraud An emotional Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has broken down on TVNZ 1’s Q+A programme recalling the time she illegally claimed benefits as a solo mum in the early 1990s. Speaking ... More >>

Q+A: Mike King interviewed by Jessica Mutch

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 12:52 pm | TVNZ

Critics have nothing to fear says Mike King High profile mental health campaigner Mike King says his speaking tour in schools is a top of the cliff approach and his critics who fear he talks too much about suicide have nothing to fear. Speaking on ... More >>

Foreign Secretary to hold trade and security talks in NZ

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 12:15 pm | British High Commission

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will hold talks on trade, foreign policy and international security issues during a two-day visit to New Zealand. More >>

Māori Party’s Howie Tamati Launches Election Campaign

Sunday, 23 July 2017, 12:03 pm | The Maori Party

Māori Party’s Howie Tamati Launches Election Campaign Maori Party Candidate for Te Tai Hauāuru, Howie Tamati, says becoming a Member of Parliament will be a life-changer as he launched his campaign for the 2017 General Election today at Owae Marae in ... More >>

Metiria Turei Should Resign From Parliament

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 6:25 pm | Right To Life

Metiria Turei Co Leader of Greens Should Resign From Parliament Media Release July 22 2017 Image result for metiria turei scandalNew Zealanders expect high standards of integrity from those who seek our permission to govern us. Sadly the reputation ... More >>

No safe place for Palestinians in their homeland

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 4:25 pm | Palestine Human Rights Campaign A Shalom Kiwi article entitled “Where is there a safe space for Jews?” asks the wrong question.The seemingly anonymous writer's website is called Shalom Kiwi, which ought to suggest thatthey should feel safe in New Zealand. ... More >>

Kiwi actor Lucy Lawless joins climate change protest

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 2:59 pm | Greenpeace

Kiwi actor Lucy Lawless joins climate change survivor in protest against Arctic exploitation for Norwegian oil More >>

Time for a breather from xenophobic scapegoating

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 12:59 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Time for a breather from xenophobic scapegoating Labour’s call for a ‘breather on immigration’ obscures the real causes of strained infrastructure, says Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign spokesperson Gayaal Iddamalgoda. More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jacinda Ardern

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 12:48 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jacinda Ardern Headlines: Labour’s deputy leader Jacinda Adern says her ideal job would be Minister for Children in a Labour-led government. She won’t say whether she would take over as leader if Andrew Little ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Judith Collins

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 12:46 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Judith Collins Headlines: Revenue Minister Judith Collins says she has asked for advice on whether corporate charities should pay tax, after concerns were raised. But she says it’s not a top priority for her at the ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Gaylene Preston

Saturday, 22 July 2017, 12:44 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: When film director Gaylene Preston planned to film a year with Helen Clark at the United Nations, she probably had no idea just how eventful that year would be. Ms Clark threw her hat into the ring for the United Nations top job, and ... More >>

Schools before tunnel – Greg O’Connor

Friday, 21 July 2017, 7:51 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

"While having lanes in the Ngauranga Gorge closed for several hours this week was inconvenient, and highlighted the need for immediate remediation and prevention, it needs to be kept in perspective compared to the frustration of pupils, teachers ... More >>

Growing Our Future Together Pacific and Maori

Friday, 21 July 2017, 6:19 pm | One Pacific

“This evening, Thursday 20th of July 2017 is another historic occasion for Pacific people and our communities in Aotearoa,” says Dr Joe Williams, Co-Leader of One Pacific. “We are taking up the opportunity to strengthen our whanaungatanga, our ... More >>

Election hustings and related events in Wellington

Friday, 21 July 2017, 5:00 pm | Opening The Election

These meetings are taking place in Wellington in the lead-up to the election. Most, but not all, are specifically related to the election. Information is provided on a best efforts basis and we suggest you check with the website to confirm the information ... More >>

State of Government Recordkeeping 2015/16 Report

Friday, 21 July 2017, 4:35 pm | Archives New Zealand

The Chief Archivist’s 2015/16 annual report to the Minister of Internal Affairs on the state of government recordkeeping was presented to the House of Representatives today. Prepared under the Public Records Act 2005, the production of this annual ... More >>

Resignation of Debbie Chin, CEO CCDHB

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Resident Doctors Association

The New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (NZRDA) congratulates Debbie Chin for her work at Capital and Coast DHB. Earlier today, Debbie Chin announced her resignation from CCDHB, to take effect later this year. More >>

Labour’s “fresh approach” already stale

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:24 pm | New Zealand National Party

The Labour Party’s “fresh approach” in the 2017 election campaign is fast becoming a stale repeat of its 2014 and even its 2011 campaign, National Party Campaign Chair Steven Joyce says. More >>

Where is there a safe space for Jews?

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:16 pm | Shalom.Kiwi

Recent events in NZ and abroad in the last month or so have got me wondering about where there is a safe space for Jews. More >>

Ceremony for Phillip Gibson's Order of the Rising Sun

Friday, 21 July 2017, 3:08 pm | Embassy of Japan

The Conferral Ceremony for Mr. Phillip Gibson of the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star (19/7/2017) More >>

USA Public Slam NZ Biotech Company"s GE Trees

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:50 pm | GE Free NZ

New Zealand-owned tree biotechnology company ArborGen [1] faces near unanimous opposition to commercial deregulation of their genetically engineered eucalyptus trees. More >>

Memorial to recognise bonds of war

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:40 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The bond formed between Belgium and New Zealand during the First World War will be recognised today (Eds 21 July 2017) with two special ceremonies at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Outgoing Belgian Ambassador Jean-Luc Bodson will break the ground ... More >>

Educators welcome Labour's plan to fix public education

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:32 pm | NZEI

Educators welcome Labour's commitment to put the 'free' back into free public education and to developing a plan to fix the chronic teacher shortage, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

No idea and no solutions from National on housing

Friday, 21 July 2017, 2:07 pm | Public Service Association

The Government’s admission that it has "no idea" how much it will spend supporting New Zealanders with emergency housing demonstrates how disconnected its multiple housing Ministers are from the reality of New Zealand’s housing crisis, says the ... More >>

People Trafficking Conference

Friday, 21 July 2017, 1:37 pm | Joint Press Release

PRESS RELEASE: JULY 2017 The Anglican Diocese of Wellington The Embassy of the United States of America The Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG Addressing exploitation and trafficking in persons through Aotearoa New ... More >>

PSA health workers bidding farewell to CCDHB boss

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:38 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association expresses regret at the decision of Capital and Coast District Health Board Chief Executive Debbie Chin to stand down at the end of the year, and are concerned that top public servants like her are bearing the brunt of ... More >>

Police Association condemns horrific attack

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:21 pm | Police Association

Police Association President Chris Cahill has expressed concern for the police officer who was seriously assaulted while on duty overnight in Rotorua. More >>

CE Debbie Chin standing down at the end of the year

Friday, 21 July 2017, 12:09 pm | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) Chief Executive Debbie Chin today announced her intention to stand down at the end of 2017. More >>

Opportunities Party Announces David Hay as List Candidate

Friday, 21 July 2017, 11:55 am | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party is pleased to announce Auckland Policy Researcher David Hay as a list candidate for the 2017 General Election. More >>

Nurses express support for Debbie Chin

Friday, 21 July 2017, 11:38 am | NZNO

NZNO is alarmed to hear today of the resignation of Debbie Chin, Chief Executive of Capital and Coast DHB. Many members and staff are personally upset to see how the ongoing underfunding of the DHB has caused a highly capable leader to leave the ... More >>

Think Tank Welcomes Social Investment Approach

Friday, 21 July 2017, 11:00 am | New Zealand Powerhouse Institute

AUCKLAND - The New Zealand Powerhouse Institute, a classical liberal, free market think tank, has welcomed the development of a social investment approach by the National-led Government under Bill English. More >>

Migration reaches another record high

Friday, 21 July 2017, 10:59 am | Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration in the June 2017 year reached a new record high of 72,300, Stats NZ said today. Migrant arrivals were a record 131,400 and migrant departures were 59,100. More >>

Local government to debate remits and elect new President

Friday, 21 July 2017, 10:53 am | Local Government NZ

The local government sector will voted on four issues when it gathers for its annual AGM in Auckland on Tuesday 25 July. There is a focus on litter legislation, local government funding, cat management and health in this year’s remits. More >>

SPCA supports new Animal Welfare Regulations

Friday, 21 July 2017, 10:29 am | SPCA

The SPCA supports the new animal welfare regulations announced this week by Ministry for Primary Industries and believes they are a win for animal welfare in New Zealand. More >>

Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 8:49 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Minister’s guidance misses the ‘U’ word The 'Guidance on closing the pay gap' released today by Women’s Minister Paula Bennett is silent on the role of unions. "Given the critical and leading role unions have played historically in the ... More >>

Three concerns for the coming election

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 5:36 pm | NZ Seniors Party

The New Zealand Seniors Party have many concerns going into this coming election, below we have outlined 3 of them to comment on. More >>

Most Kiwis are satisfied with life

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 4:58 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Most Kiwis are satisfied with life and feel connected to family and Aotearoa – Media release More >>

Māori Bursary Fund for Social Enterprise World Forum closing

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 4:49 pm | Joint Press Release

He kai kei aku ringa in conjunction with Ākina Foundation are sponsoring 30 Māori entrepreneurs to attend the Social Enterprise World Forum in Christchurch in September 2017. More >>

Labour Party costing's set a good benchmark

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Labour Party costing's set a good benchmark for other parties to follow 20 JULY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Putting aside the merits of the policies, the Taxpayers’ Union welcomes Labour's transparency and the detail contained in its ‘Alternative ... More >>

Workplace "speak up" culture must be promoted - PSA

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:30 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association Te Pūkenga Here Tikanga Mahi welcomes the findings of the investigation into treatment of whistleblowers at the Ministry of Transport. More >>

What's happening at the Productivity Commission?

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:30 pm | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission has two new inquiry topics A low emissions economy The Government has asked the Commission to identify how New Zealand can maximise the opportunities and minimise the costs and risks of transitioning to a lower net-emissions ... More >>

Report of investigation into whistle-blower treatment

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:26 pm | State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today published the report of the investigation into the treatment of Public Servants within the Ministry of Transport who raised concerns about the conduct of jailed fraudster Joanne Harrison. More >>

ACT Announces Roger Greenslade as Candidate for Wairarapa

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:22 pm | ACT New Zealand

ACT is proud to announce that Roger Greenslade has been selected as the candidate for the Wairarapa Electorate and party list. More >>

Reserve Bank Governor Selection A Stab In The Dark

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 2:06 pm | TransTasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - An organisation’s stakeholders are a person, group or another organisation with an interest or concern in its activities and can affect or be affected by the organisation's actions, objectives and policies. Not all stakeholders ... More >>

Prioritising public services and health underfunding

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 1:44 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA’s call to restore funding to public and community services has been heard, with the Labour Party committing to refund health sector spending and invest in core public services in its fiscal plan. More >>

Press Release by Kim Dotcom – 20 July 2017

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 1:36 pm | Kim Dotcom

Press Release by Kim Dotcom – 20 July 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE You all know that, five years ago, the Government Communications Security Bureau ( GCSB ) broke the law and secretly intercepted my family's personal communications. I have been ... More >>

Ken Mair: It is time to put the ASPIRATIONS of Tuna first

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:50 pm | Te Wai Maori Trust

BEGINS Ken Mair: It is time to put the ASPIRATIONS of Tuna first. Are we up to the challenge? Te Wai Māori Trust recently hosted the second National Māori Tuna Conference at Whanganui. We were pleased to bring together over 200 iwi, commercial and customary ... More >>

ActionStation & Renters United Launch Campaign for Renters

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:20 pm | ActionStation

Hundreds of renting stories gathered as ActionStation and Renters United launch The People’s Review of Renting More >>

Death of a young woman following a Police pursuit in Porirua

Thursday, 20 July 2017, 12:16 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer who pursued a fleeing vehicle, which subsequently crashed, was justified in commencing the pursuit and the pursuit was generally conducted in accordance with policy. The front-seat ... More >>




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