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Cellphones’ deadly side highlighted by students

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:44 am | Students Against Dangerous Driving

Persistent use of cellphones by drivers prompt students to take a stand on distracted driving, urging New Zealand to Drive Phone Free More >>

Update on Environment Canterbury’s governance

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:23 am | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury is currently operating under the Environment Canterbury (Transitional Governance Arrangements) Act 2016. Under this Act, seven Councillors were elected at the 2016 local body elections, and five were appointed by the Government. These ... More >>

Royal wedding didn't dent republic support

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:14 am | New Zealand Republic

"The latest poll results show support for the next Head of State to be a New Zealander is still in the majority, 18 percentage points clear of support for the British Monarch" said NZ Republic campaign spokesman Savage. More >>

Walk the talk in ending sexual violence

Wednesday, 23 May 2018, 9:03 am | ActionStation

More than 100 survivors, students, and helping professionals have signed an open letter to the Government calling for greater investment in preventing, reducing, treating and ending sexual violence. More >>

Otago transitions from coal to wood fuel

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 3:49 pm | Bioenergy Association

The Bioenergy Association says that Otago is well placed to transition from using coal for heating. More >>

Bill to improve LGOIMA welcomed

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 2:06 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

22 MAY 2018 The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Maungakiekie MP Denise Lee’s private members bill to increase local representatives’ access to official information. Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says, “We have been ... More >>

Director-General of Health appointed

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 2:00 pm | Ministry of Health

Director-General of Health appointed The Deputy State Services Commissioner has today announced the appointment of Dr Ashley Bloomfield as Director-General of Health and Chief Executive, Ministry of Health. “The Director-General of Health is a pivotal ... More >>

New Zealand judiciary give two fingered salute

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:54 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

New Zealand judiciary give two fingered salute to Parliament - again 22nd May 2018 The Sensible Sentencing Trust is appalled at the Judiciary’s cavalier attitude to implementing Parliament’s clear intention on criminal sentencing. Trust founder, ... More >>

Three Strikes Law Is About The Public, Not Offender

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:53 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is slamming a decision to bypass the effect of the Three Strikes Law, labeling it as flawed and dangerous. Dylyn Davis brutally attacked and murdered his partner before leaving her to die on their garage floor, but has avoided life ... More >>

E tū: labour reforms long over-due

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 1:38 pm | E tu Union

E tū says proposed changes to the Employment Relations Act are long over-due and essential to addressing widespread labour abuses in New Zealand. More >>

High country advisory group a step forward - Feds

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 12:22 pm | Federated Farmers

A new high country advisory group could boost constructive discussions among stakeholders and increase the wider public’s understanding of tenure review, Federated Farmers says. More >>

Govt Pushes Abortion Over Weightier Law Commission Issues

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 11:51 am | Family First

Family First NZ is questioning why the government is pushing the Law Commission to consider abortion laws over far weightier issues of property relationships, trust law reforms and the use of DNA in criminal investigations. More >>

Have your say on the prohibition of nuclear weapons

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 10:20 am | Office of the Clerk

New Zealand Parliament is now seeking public submissions on an international treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. More >>

Money summit tackles barriers to wealth

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 9:57 am | Commission for Financial Capability

The risk of many New Zealanders reaching retirement with little or nothing will be addressed at the New Zealand Financial Capability Summit on June 12. More >>

WGTN landlord first to be awarded tenant’s Airbnb profits

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 9:46 am | Nice Place

For what is likely the first time to occur in New Zealand, a landlord has successfully been awarded the profits earned by a tenant illegally sub-leasing a rental property on Airbnb. The tenant had been sub-leasing his rented Bellagio Apartment in central ... More >>

Easter Sunday a success but national rules needed: report

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 9:40 am | Retail NZ

A new report by Retail NZ (attached) shows that Easter Sunday trading was a success this year in those Council districts where shops were allowed to open, with the rights of shop workers and customers well-protected if they didn't want to work or shop. More >>

ACT’s Free Press May 21

Monday, 21 May 2018, 8:38 pm | ACT New Zealand

Politicians have a tendency to accuse others of their own worst faults. Finance Minister Grant Robertson in the Budget quoted Albert Einstein: " No problem can be solved by the same kind of thinking that created it." That is exactly ... More >>

Conservation Reform at EDS's 2018 Conference

Monday, 21 May 2018, 7:53 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Green Light or Light Green? The Government’s environmental reforms 1-2 August 2018, Grand Millennium Auckland More >>

Max Harris: Reclaiming an Independent Foreign Policy 31 May

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:34 pm | New Zealand Fabian Society

New Zealand has drifted from its commitment to independent foreign policy in recent years. This talk explains that recent history - and sets out the elements of an effective, independent foreign policy. It then makes some practical suggestions about new directions ... More >>

Lack of Budget funding is a setback for Digital Inclusion

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:30 pm | 2020 Trust

20/20 Trust today expressed disappointment over the absence of a Budget announcement restoring funding for Computers in Homes (CiH). More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes end of Callaghan Growth Grants

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The decision by Megan Woods to end Callaghan Innovation’s Growth Grants is fantastic news for taxpayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Labels won’t reduce alcohol harm

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:13 pm | Alcohol Beverages Council

The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council has rejected the call for mandatory labelling on alcohol bottles, in light of a new survey by the University of Otago. More >>

Government ignoring blight of fiscal drag

Monday, 21 May 2018, 12:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Grant Robertson’s statement on Q&A that lifting tax thresholds is not on the Government’s agenda is bad news, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Progress on Watchdog For Oranga Tamariki Welcomed

Monday, 21 May 2018, 11:28 am | Family First

In documents just released by the Ministry of Social Development, they have echoed the concerns previously raised by Family First NZ, saying, “ Independent oversight contributes to building transparency, public trust and confidence... Where government ... More >>

More migrants head back overseas

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:49 am | Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration is down 4,800 from a high point a year ago, largely because more non-New Zealand citizens are leaving the country, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Launch of the UpStarters – NZ tech and innovation story

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:37 am | Make Lemonade

The New Zealand Tech and Innovation Story, the UpStarters, launched this morning by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Techweek ’18, is a key milestone in supporting our tech and innovation companies to promote themselves on the world stage. More >>

The People Have Spoken

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:34 am | Democracy Action

Democracy Action is applauding the decision made by citizens to reject the introduction of Maori ward seats. Chairman of Democracy Action, Lee Short, say More >>

iHemp Summit aims to kick-start industrial hemp economy

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:18 am | Shine Group

WELLINGTON, N.Z., May 21, 2018 – New Zealand’s first iHemp Summit will be held in July with the aim of kick-starting a home-grown iHemp (industrial hemp) economy. Building on global interest in hemp business opportunities and fuelled by changing ... More >>

Justice Committee to visit Regions for End of Life Choice

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:10 am | Justice Committee

The report back date for the End of Life Choice Bill has been extended to Wednesday, 27 March 2019. This is largely due to the record high number of submissions received on this bill. To date, the Justice Committee has processed 35,000 submissions. More >>

Rents rocket across the country

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:04 am | Trademe

New Zealand’s national median rent reached a record-breaking $475 per week in April after a 5.6 per cent jump on last year, according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index. More >>

Fiscal responsibility but can we wait for wellbeing – BERL

Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:43 am | Make Lemonade

Budget 2018 oozed fiscal responsibility, but for many a shift to a truly wellbeing Budget cannot come quick enough, BERL chief economist Dr Ganesh Nana says. More >>

Budget ’18: a mixed bag for the young people of Aotearoa

Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:36 am | Ara Taiohi

Last week's budget announcements are a mixed bag for young people, according to the youth development sector. More >>

NZ hosts emergency communications conference

Monday, 21 May 2018, 9:33 am | New Zealand Police

New Zealand emergency service organisations are hosting the National Emergency Communications Working Group – Australia and New Zealand (NECWG-A/NZ) bi-annual conference in Christchurch. More >>

Brash: Respect ‘No’ votes on Maori wards

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 4:57 pm | Hobson's Pledge

Politicians and media should respect the substantial votes against Maori wards in four districts, Hobson’s Pledge spokesman Don Brash said today. More >>

Gene editing kits are creating a new risk

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 4:50 pm | GE Free NZ

Gene editing kits are creating a new biosecurity and public health risk for New Zealand that needs to be addressed. More >>

Q+A: Amy Adams interviewed by Corin Dann

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 12:57 pm | TVNZ

Q+A: Amy Adams interviewed by Corin Dann National Finance Spokesperson: tax cuts should still be on the agenda More >>

Q+A: Grant Robertson interviewed by Corin Dann

Sunday, 20 May 2018, 12:51 pm | TVNZ

Finance Minister: we need to do better on biosecurity Finance Minister Grant Robertson is considering a fund to front foot an increasing number of bio security issues like the bacterial infection to cattle, mycoplasma bovis. More >>

No to World War III! For a socialist anti-war movement!

Saturday, 19 May 2018, 5:59 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The endless wars waged by the US and its allies against Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria have claimed more than a million lives. Now Washington is threatening Iran and confronting nuclear-armed Russia and China. The drive to World War III must be ... More >>

The Nation: Finance Minister Grant Robertson

Saturday, 19 May 2018, 12:33 pm | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: On the eve of the Finance Minister’s first budget, he described it as the first part of a transformational trilogy, but reviews have been mixed; it’s been praised as solid and sensible, while critics say it was boring and a ... More >>

The Nation: Council of Trade Unions Economist Bill Rosenberg

Saturday, 19 May 2018, 12:18 pm | The Nation

Simon Shepherd: The government’s stuck fast to its fiscal responsibility rules in this year’s budget in a bid to boost business confidence, but has that come at a cost? It was aiming to be transformational, but critics say this year’s budget ... More >>

Israel Institute seeks balance in conflict reporting

Saturday, 19 May 2018, 12:04 pm | Israel Institute

Israel Institute seeks balance in conflict reporting Over the past few days there has been significant coverage of the current conflict developing between Israel and Palestine. Sadly, much of this coverage has been one-sided and factually incorrect ... More >>

Israeli Embassy accused of hypocrisy

Saturday, 19 May 2018, 12:03 pm | Palestine Solidarity Network

The Palestine Solidarity Network is accusing the Israeli Embassy in Wellington of hypocrisy in its verbal attacks on the Prime Minister. More >>

PSA statement on remarks by Housing Minister Phil Twyford

Friday, 18 May 2018, 6:51 pm | Public Service Association

"The PSA is disappointed that the Minister of Housing has chosen to make personalised comments in this way. More >>

R&D Incentive is ‘light on detail.’

Friday, 18 May 2018, 5:16 pm | William Buck

Commentary from Praveen Mistry, Director of Tax Services at William Buck Chartered Accountants and Advisors New Zealand. More >>

More could have been done to tackle urgent social challenges

Friday, 18 May 2018, 5:06 pm | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes many of the measures contained in the government’s budget, but believes that more could have been done to tackle some of the most urgent social challenges in the country. More >>

CTU: Independent Budget Analysis

Friday, 18 May 2018, 4:15 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Bill Rosenberg and Ganesh Nana deliver independent Budget analysis Reflecting on the Coalition Government’s first Budget yesterday, Dr Bill Rosenberg posed the question why the Government won’t increase spending to 30 percent of GDP, at least. More >>

Praise for JustSpeak’s new report ‘The Case Against Prisons’

Friday, 18 May 2018, 3:38 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prison abolitionist organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) supports JustSpeak’s new report ‘The Case Against Prisons’. More >>

Embassy of Israel on Gaza Coverage

Friday, 18 May 2018, 2:49 pm | Embassy of Israel

It is astonishing to see how much disinformation is being used against Israel for its self-defense on the Gaza border. More >>

Budget 2018 and Māori Housing

Friday, 18 May 2018, 2:41 pm | Te Matapihi

Te Matapihi would like to congratulate Minister for Māori Development Nanania Māhuta on the announcement of additional new Māori housing resources to support whānau, hapū and iwi across the motu. More >>

Moves to declare end of life tyres a priority product

Friday, 18 May 2018, 2:26 pm | 3R Group

New Zealand has edged one step closer to solving its ever-mounting problem with end of life tyres. More >>

600 new prison beds not enough, Corrections officers say

Friday, 18 May 2018, 2:24 pm | Public Service Association

Frontline prison staff say they’re no better off after yesterday’s Budget - despite the extra capacity announced by the Labour-led Government. More >>

Community to Take a Stand for Ihumātao

Friday, 18 May 2018, 12:45 pm | Save Our Unique Landscape

The clock is ticking against SHA 62 and, SOUL (Save Our Unique Landscape) is proud to announce a new public demonstration rejecting Fletcher plans to build high-cost housing on this confiscated land at Ihumātao . Take a Stand on the Land will be ... More >>

Budget delivers big first step in addressing housing crisis

Friday, 18 May 2018, 12:43 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa welcomes Budget 2018 as a solid down payment amid clear signs of a Government plan to address the scale of the housing crisis. More >>

Arts is a ‘nice-to-have’, NOT essential Budget spending

Friday, 18 May 2018, 12:32 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Prime Minister’s assertion that arts and culture funding is ‘not a nice-to-have’ will leave taxpayers dumbstruck, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Royal Wedding Reminds Us Of Importance Of Marriage

Friday, 18 May 2018, 11:22 am | Family First

This weekend, an estimated three billion people worldwide will sit in front of their TV or computer screens as they witness one of the most public weddings since 2011 – the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. (2011 was brother William’s ... More >>

Just wait for the advisory group, Minister

Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:34 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s decision to pre-allocate $15 million for any recommendations made by an advisory group on public media is putting the cart before the horse, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Budget invests in key priorities

Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:28 am | E tu

E tū has welcomed the budget as a first step in dealing with some important priorities for working people, with much needed investment in the health, education and welfare of all New Zealanders. More >>

Taxpayer-funded agencies join Budget Day propaganda

Friday, 18 May 2018, 10:00 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taxpayer-funded agencies are disgracing their neutral role by delivering press statements in praise of Budget Day funding announcements, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Accessible Properties Welcomes Budget Recognition

Friday, 18 May 2018, 9:15 am | Accessible Properties

Accessible Properties welcomes the Government’s recognition within the 2018 budget of the vital role community housing providers have in New Zealand’s housing sector but says Government now needs to follow through. More >>

Protest outside of Jacinda Ardern’s Office

Friday, 18 May 2018, 8:50 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty will be hosting a peaceful protest outside of Jacinda Ardern’s electoral office this Friday, 18th of May, to call for an end on benefit sanctions against solo parents. Media are invited to attend. More >>




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