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Wellington Focus Needed in Property Report

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 9:59 am | Comprende

Wellington, Thursday 15 February - A report on New Zealand’s housing market needs better analysis of the Wellington rental market to identify long-term solutions that will ease pressure on the city’s rental stock. A Stocktake of New Zealand’s Housing ... More >>

Public urged to show their love for Te Waikoropupū Springs

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 5:29 pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Forest & Bird is calling on New Zealanders to support an application for a Water Conservation Order over Te Waikoropupū Springs in Golden Bay. More >>

Industry welcomes considered approach to cameras on vessels

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 5:06 pm | Seafood Industry Council

The New Zealand seafood industry has welcomed confirmation by Stuart Nash, the Fisheries Minister, that the Government is reconsidering a proposal to install cameras on all commercial fishing vessels. More >>

Delivering pay equity for mental health workers positive

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 5:02 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Government’s announcement that it will enter pay equity talks with unions representing mental health workers is a positive move, says the Human Rights Commission. More >>

Campaign Launched to Highlight those in claims limbo

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 4:23 pm | Letterboxes Campaign

As the seventh anniversary of the February 22 Christchurch earthquake approaches, a new campaign has been launched. More >>

Concerns with suggestion to “scrap” fishing monitoring

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:45 pm | WWF

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand is deeply concerned by suggestions from the new Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash that he might “scrap” plans to put cameras on fishing boats. More >>

A Good Start – Let’s Do This!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:11 pm | Letterboxes Campaign

There’s been a positive response from the new Government following the launch of an Christchurch Earthquake claimant campaign this week – the Minister will talk to the group tomorrow. More >>

EV charging station signage rollout continues

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:02 pm | NZTA

The roll out of easy to spot signs for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations this summer is helping EV drivers in New Zealand hit the open road with confidence. The NZ Transport Agency’s Director Safety and Environment, Harry Wilson says with around ... More >>

On commitment to pay equity for support workers

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 2:24 pm | Platform Trust

Health Minister David Clark has today announced that Cabinet has given its approval for the Government to formally negotiate a pay equity settlement with employers and unions for mental health and addictions support workers. It is expected that this ... More >>

EDS happy with Minister’s approach on King Salmon farms

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 2:16 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has expressed support for the approach being taken by the Minister of Fisheries on the King Salmon report and recommendations that he released today. More >>

NZ Kindy bans plastic bags

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 2:14 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

At Laingholm in West Auckland they’ve banned plastic bags from their kindy. They might even be the first kindergarten in the country to do so. More >>

Salvation Army report paints picture of growing inequality

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 2:09 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Salvation Army State of the Nation Report reveals that while the economy has consistently grown over the past ten years, only a small sector of the population has benefited from this growth. "The failures of the neoliberal policies by ... More >>

President’s speech at firearms and public health seminar

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 2:04 pm | Police Association

The Police Association welcomes the timing of this symposium because it is clear to us that New Zealand needs to have a co-operative, common sense conversation about firearms. More >>

Housing Challenge for Older Kiwis

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1:57 pm | Age Concern

Age Concern New Zealand agree with the Housing Stocktake report released yesterday that housing security for an ageing population is a key factor that needs to be addressed. As the Hon Phil Twyford, Minister of Housing and Urban Development said “The stocktake ... More >>

Unions welcome commitment to support worker pay equity

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1:45 pm | PSA

The Council of Trade Unions, the Public Service Association and E tū welcome the Government’s commitment to equal pay for mental health and addiction support workers. More >>

“Wynyard hybrid” proposal a viable option for cup venue

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1:41 pm | Auckland Council

New deal makes “Wynyard hybrid” proposal a viable option for America’s Cup The Government and Auckland Council welcome a new deal to free up land on Wynyard Point. This now opens up the possibility of a new Wynyard hybrid option that will ... More >>

Families package is tip of iceberg for families in poverty

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 1:32 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

The Salvation Army’s annual State of the Nations report released today shows that improving incomes will only be the start of reducing hardship among children and families in Aotearoa-New Zealand, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

DOC supports fight to save unique bushland

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:28 pm | Department of Conservation

A group of Central Hawke’s Bay residents is fighting to save a rare type of native forest, the only one of its kind in the region. For almost two decades, the landowners, who have recently formed the Gwavas Charitable Trust for the Puahanui Bush, have ... More >>

Genesis’ plan to keep coal burning until 2030 stuns

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:24 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

In a move that has stunned environmentalists, Genesis Energy has announced a plan to keep burning coal for power generation until 2030. More >>

New media trust launches for Queenstown Lakes District

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 12:05 pm | Southern Community Media Trust

A new local news media trust has been launched in Queenstown. The Southern Community Media Trust addresses the withdrawal of mainstream media from Queenstown Lakes District – and staff reductions at local newspapers – while developing a new business ... More >>

Poorest Left Behind in Economic Boom

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 11:26 am | Salvation Army

New Zealand cannot separate out its poorest people and pretend they don’t matter, says The Salvation Army in its annual State of the Nation Report. More >>

Lowest annual increase in food prices since April 2017

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

Food prices increased 0.8 percent in the year to January 2018, Stats NZ said today. This was the smallest annual increase in food prices since April 2017. More >>

Waitangi National Trust Appoints New Chairman/Board Members

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:35 am | Waitangi National Trust

Waitangi, 14 February 2018 – Waitangi National Trust (WNT), the organisation which is responsible for governance of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, has appointed two new members to its Board and elected a new Chairman. More >>

Huge capital boost for Ngā Tangata Microfinance

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 9:45 am | Nga Tangata Microfinance Trust

A massive funding injection will allow Ngā Tangata Microfinance to help hundreds more vulnerable Kiwis to escape the punishing cycle of debt caused by predatory lending practices. Kiwibank has more than doubled the loan capital it provides to Ngā Tangata ... More >>

FIRST Union elect first Asian NZer to lead major trade union

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 8:58 am | First Union

FIRST Union elects first Asian New Zealander to lead major trade union FIRST Union, New Zealand’s second-largest private sector trade union, is pleased to welcome its new General Secretary, Dennis Maga, who becomes the first New Zealander of Asian ... More >>

US vet: Mycoplasma need not cripple dairy profitability

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 5:11 pm | MEDIACOM

Mycoplasma bovis infection, now spreading throughout NZ dairying, needn’t be a death sentence for farm profitability, according to American veterinarian Dr Paul Dettloff, visiting here in early March. More >>

SST supports Bill to amend concurrent sentences

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:51 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Concurrent sentencing is a topic that the Sensible Sentencing Trust (SST) has long campaigned on. More >>

Focus on students main thing in Partnership Schools debate

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:35 pm | NZSTA

2018 promises many changes for the school sector, including changes to the status of Partnership Schools which is currently before parliament. More >>

Judgment: Hagaman application for appeal dismissed

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 4:23 pm | NZ Supreme Court

A The application for leave to appeal is dismissed. B The personal representatives of Mr Hagaman must pay costs of $2,500 to the respondent. More >>

ANZASW press release on Housing stocktake report

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 3:41 pm | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers is concerned by many of the observations made in the government’s new housing stock take report, which was released this week. More >>

National Party thanks Bill English for his contribution

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 2:47 pm | New Zealand National Party

Bill English has made an enormous contribution to both the National Party and to New Zealand during his 27-year political career, National Party President Peter Goodfellow says. More >>

Greenpeace amused at negative survey from oil industry

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 2:05 pm | Greenpeace

Tuesday, February 13: Greenpeace is calling oil industry efforts to put a positive spin on a just-released public perception survey "desperate and misleading". More >>

Answers for David Seymour

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 1:34 pm | Save Our Schools NZ

Save Our Schools feels a response to David Seymour’s Questions for Kelvin, Willie and Peeni should include a few relevant facts. This seems to be something Mr Seymour routinely ignores in his communiques. More >>

Farmers acknowledge Bill English as safe pair of hands

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:27 pm | Federated Farmers

Bill English proved to be a consistently safe pair of hands as Finance Minister, guiding New Zealand through the global financial crisis, the Christchurch and Kaikoura/Hurunui earthquakes and the dairy downturn, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne said. More >>

Seventeenth CouncilMARK™ assessment report released

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:25 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand congratulates Taupō District Council on its completion of the local government excellence programme, CouncilMARK™. More >>

Bill English thanked for service to taxpayers

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union expresses gratitude on behalf of its 32,000 members and supporters to Rt Hon Bill English for his service to taxpayers. More >>

Telescope array a massive sink of taxpayer money

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 11:24 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union joins top New Zealand physicists in warning against wasting up to $25 million on a telescope array in Australia and South Africa. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “This is a massive cost – the ... More >>

Campaigners urge full inquiry into Afghan village SAS raid

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 11:24 am | ActionStation

Members of the ActionStation community and the Hit & Run Inquiry Campaign welcome the announcement that the Attorney General, David Parker, will investigate the claims made in the book Hit & Run. More >>

Is it time to end pig-hunting in New Zealand?

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 10:59 am | Clyde Graf

On the 10th of November, 2017, three members of a Putaruru family sat down to what could have easily been their last meal. A juicy pork curry, crafted from a free-ranging wild boar, removed from one of New Zealand’s pristine forests. More >>

QEII National Trust defending protected land

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 9:37 am | QEII National Trust

QEII National Trust are in the Supreme Court today defending the intentions of the original landowner to protect 400 ha of Coromandel forest land forever against someone who wishes to overturn covenant protection to develop a property for commercial purposes. More >>

Legal experts to host Wellington public meeting on the TPPA

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 8:51 am | Joint Press Release

Legal experts will host a meeting at Wesley Church, 75 Taranaki Street, on Wednesday 14 February at 6.30 pm as part of a nationwide tour informing the public about the rebrand of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Dr Jane Kelsey, Professor ... More >>

NZCEH Response to the Housing Report

Monday, 12 February 2018, 7:11 pm | NZCEH

A recent report released by Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford on Monday morning, confirms what many academics, researchers and those working on the front line of homelessness have been saying for decades: Homelessness is inexcusable and untenable ... More >>

World Leaders to Speak at Aspiring Conversations

Monday, 12 February 2018, 7:06 pm | Aspiring Conversations

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Ireland’s former President Mary Robinson lead the programme for Wanaka’s Aspiring Conversations festival of ideas to be held in April. More >>

Taxpayers’ Union responds to state sector salary legislation

Monday, 12 February 2018, 6:22 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the Government’s announcement of new legislation to boost the power of the State Services Commissioner in setting chief executives’ pay in the broader state sector, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: “We welcome ... More >>

Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty

Monday, 12 February 2018, 6:21 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Outdated tenancy laws increase risks for children in poverty Childhood illnesses, transience and a disastrous rate of homelessness in New Zealand evidenced by the Government's Stocktake on Housing report are attributable to a desperate lack of ... More >>

Scrutiny over CEs’ pay important step

Monday, 12 February 2018, 6:13 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) support today’s announcement of stronger oversight of the pay of chief executives and the conduct of Crown Entity Board members. More >>

No immediate answers from Housing Stocktake

Monday, 12 February 2018, 4:50 pm | NZPIF

“The NZPIF agrees with the authors of the Housing Stocktake released today that private rental housing will continue to feature prominently in our future housing landscape”, says Andrew King, Executive Officer. More >>

Louisa Wall v Fairfax - Judgment

Monday, 12 February 2018, 4:25 pm | New Zealand High Court

[1] The appellant, Ms Louisa Wall, appeals from a determination of the Human Rights Review Tribunal (the Tribunal) dismissing her complaint that two cartoons penned by Mr Al Nisbet and published by the first respondent (Fairfax) breached s 61 of ... More >>

Fijian resident sentenced for refugee fraud

Monday, 12 February 2018, 2:55 pm | Immigration NZ

A Fijian national who made up a story that he arrived in New Zealand as a stowaway after his entire family were massacred by a group of Bangladeshi has been sentenced on a representative fraud charge. More >>

Disappointment as JNL mothballs its LVL plant in Gisborne

Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:37 pm | First Union

A union representing workers at JNL’s Gisborne mill says it is disappointed the company is going ahead with its proposal to mothball its LVL plant. More >>

Subway’s foot-long step forward for hens

Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:12 pm | SAFE

SAFE congratulates Subway for announcing today that they will move away from using whole cage eggs in their 280 New Zealand stores, effective immediately. After talks with SAFE, Subway’s new policy is the latest in a series of trending cage-free ... More >>

A Korean Summit - the right move at the right time

Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:11 pm | NZ DPRK Society

In December it was reported that the “ America is drawing up plans for a “bloody nose” military attack on North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons programme.” More >>

CTU raises over $6,000 overnight to honour Eramiha Pairama

Monday, 12 February 2018, 12:08 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions raises over $6,000 overnight to honour the memory of Eramiha Pairama More >>

The 100-day plan: 3 out of 10

Monday, 12 February 2018, 11:04 am | The Opportunities Party

The Labour /NZFirst collation has been given a 3/10 for its first 100 days in office by the Opportunities Party. More >>

Ocean Plastics Tour Signals Change for New Zealand

Monday, 12 February 2018, 10:57 am | Tina Ngata

Our oceans need fixing, and Aotearoa is ready to play its part, says environmentalist and Indigenous rights advocate Tina Ngata. More >>

Human Rights Commission risks ‘no confidence vote’

Monday, 12 February 2018, 9:45 am | Diversity Works

Businesses and the public will lack confidence in the Human Rights Commission unless it demonstrates it has policies and procedures in place to adequately deal with harassment within its own organisation, says Diversity Works New Zealand Chief Executive Bev ... More >>

Medical cannabis policy released for NZ

Monday, 12 February 2018, 9:24 am | Medical Cannabis Awareness NZ

Medical Cannabis Awareness New Zealand is today releasing a health policy document which it wants government to enact into law. More >>

Funding of Private 1080 Operations Draws Fire

Monday, 12 February 2018, 9:03 am | UCLA

A Coromandel conservation group is calling for a halt to regional funding of toxin use on private land for wild animal control. More >>

TPP-11/CPTPP – Let’s NOT do this!

Monday, 12 February 2018, 8:44 am | TPP Action Group

The government are planning to sign the re-branded Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) in Chile on March 8th 2018. More >>

TPPA-11 – Let's Not Do This! Nationwide Public Meetings

Monday, 12 February 2018, 8:42 am | It's Our Future

The government is planning to sign the re-branded Trans Pacific Partnership deal in Chile on the 8thof March. "The TPPA may have been re-branded as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) but there is still ... More >>




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