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New seabed mining project threatens endangered species

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:22 am | Greenpeace

Thursday, July 12: Greenpeace is shocked to discover that a new seabed mining exploration permit has been awarded inside a Marine Mammal Sanctuary, and is calling on the Government to reject all attempts to mine the seabed. More >>

Dunne Speaks: Mixed Messages Upset Friends

Thursday, 12 July 2018, 9:03 am | Peter Dunne

Facing once in a generation strikes across the public sector - from nurses to teachers, and core public servants - the Coalition Government has been consistently and confusingly sending a very mixed message. On the one hand, it evinces sympathy for and even empathy ... More >>

Better Rental Laws Urgently Needed

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 10:33 pm | NZCCSS

The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services (NZCCSS) welcomes the launch today of the Renters United Plan To Fix Renting ( ). For many years NZCCSS and other community based have been calling for better rental ... More >>

DHBs receive facilitator’s recommendation

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 10:30 pm | District Health Boards

District Health Boards have received the recommendation of the Employment Relations Authority (ERA) suggesting how to settle employment contract negotiations with NZNO. More >>

CAB client enquiries reflect the urgent need to fix renting

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 6:15 pm | Citizens Advice Bureau

Clients seeking help from Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) describe a very damp, mouldy, insecure and unaffordable picture of a renting environment that just isn’t working. With insights from client stories highlighting the urgent need for change, the CAB ... More >>

Working people need urgent action on safe affordable homes

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 6:11 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard welcomed the Renters United plan to fix renting in New Zealand as a positive contribution to the conversation on housing for working people. "Practical and urgent policy options to provide safer housing, ... More >>

VUWSA backs the ‘Plan to Fix Renting’

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 6:06 pm | VUWSA

The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) supports the 36-point “Plan to Fix Renting” announced by Renters United on Wednesday. More >>

Plan to Fix Rentals addresses needs of disabled people

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 6:01 pm | Disabled Persons Assembly

The Plan to Fix Rentals launched by Renters United today is a common sense response to the current broken rental market; its implementation would improve the lives of thousands of New Zealanders, not least those in the disability community, the Disabled ... More >>

The time for tame reforms of tenancy law is over says CPAG

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 5:58 pm | CPAG

As a country we should see that every every Kiwi child has the right to live in a home which is warm, safe and secure, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). More >>

NZNO: Industrial Action Activities across New Zealand

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 4:04 pm | NZNO

11 July 2018 Media Advisory Industrial Action Activities across New Zealand Facilitation with the Employment Relations Authority finished this morning. NZNO will continue talks and negotiations with the District Health Boards (DHBs). However industrial ... More >>

More taxpayer-funded slanted media

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 3:52 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

More public funding must come with increased obligations on Radio NZ to reflect the political diversity of New Zealanders, says the Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “RNZ’s biggest problem isn’t ... More >>

RNZ Welcomes Funding Increase

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 3:42 pm | Radio New Zealand Limited

RNZ welcomes the increase in funding announced by the Government today, says RNZ Chairman Dr Jim Mather. More >>

Call for solidarity with the striking nurses

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 3:38 pm | Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement

The Aotearoa Workers Solidarity Movement have issued a call for solidarity with the striking nurses More >>

Facilitation talks completed this morning

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 3:38 pm | NZNO

The NZNO negotiating team has attended Facilitation with DHB representatives as directed by the Employment Relations Authority. More >>

How was capitalism established in Aotearoa and Australia?

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 3:27 pm | Fightback

This article is part of Fightback's "What is Capitalism" series, to be collected in our next magazine issue. To subscribe to our e-publication ($20 annually) or physical magazine ($60 annually) click here . A state can be defined as a monopoly ... More >>

Traci Houpapa and Richard Wagstaff join Treasury Board

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 1:55 pm | New Zealand Treasury

Secretary to the Treasury Gabriel Makhlouf has appointed Ms Traci Houpapa and Mr Richard Wagstaff as new non-executive directors on the Treasury’s Board. More >>

Audiences and independent production sector win

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 1:12 pm | NZ On Air

Audiences and independent production sector win from more public media NZ On Air’s role as a funder of quality and diverse NZ public media content will be enhanced by new opportunities arising from a funding boost in 2018/19 announced today by the ... More >>

Winston Would Find Money If War Was Declared

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:23 pm | Social Credit Party

If America declared war on Russia, North Korea, or Iran and called on New Zealand to assist, Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters’ government would immediately find the money necessary to provide the resources our armed forces required. More >>

Queenstown ‘bed tax’ could kill the goose

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Queenstown Mayor’s proposed bed tax could choke the goose that lays the golden egg, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “As though it’s not already costly enough for people to ... More >>

Strike action - is this the new norm?

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 9:57 am | EMA

With daily news of strike action been taken, or proposed, the EMA is worried this will become the new norm of industrial relations. More >>

Survey shows public support for pay equity

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 9:55 am | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Research into public attitudes shows strong support for ending the historic underpayment of teacher aides and early childhood educators, who are working towards pay equity settlements. More >>

Parental Alienation Under Scrutiny

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 9:42 am | University of Otago

A University of Otago study calling for consideration of law reform in the complex field of parental alienation has been published this week in the New Zealand Family Law Journal. More >>

Coalition for Hate Speech

Wednesday, 11 July 2018, 9:12 am | Auckland Peace Action

“Seasoned politicians, academics and commentators have taken the bait of the right wing extremists Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern. They are now preparing to defend their right to incite racial hatred in our communities after raising $50,000 to sue ... More >>

Animals Still Suffer in Experiments

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 6:10 pm | SAFE

Figures released by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today show an increase in the numbers of animals suffering in experiments, with over a quarter of a million animals used in 2016. More >>

If we were you, Education Minister, this is how we’d do it

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 4:46 pm | Tertiary Education Union

If we were you, Education Minister, this is how we’d do it All future policy and funding must be based on the understanding that an accessible, fully funded and quality tertiary education sector is a core part of people’s every day lives. That’s ... More >>

Update on release of 2018 Census data

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 4:34 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Stats NZ has revised the date for first release of census information from October 2018 to March 2019. More >>

Invercargill City Council on naughty list

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 3:45 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says ratepayers have been let down by Invercargill City Council’s decision to spend almost quarter of a million on a building to store Christmas lights. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “First the ... More >>

Tokoroa group disappointed with Council decision

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 3:16 pm | Feed Families Not Pokies

Tokoroa community group, ‘Feed Families Not Pokies’ is disappointed that the South Waikato District Council recently voted to keep its existing gambling policy despite the majority of submitters favouring a strengthened sinking lid policy on ... More >>

Thousands of Animals Still Being Used for Research

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 3:12 pm | NZAVS

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has just released their report on the use of animals for research, testing and teaching (RTT) in 2016. More >>

Free speech campaign reaches initial fundraising target

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 2:55 pm | Free Speech Coalition

In less than 24 hours, the Free Speech Coalition has reached its $50,000 fundraising goal and will be engaging lawyers to bring judicial proceedings against Auckland Council for its ban on Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux at Council-owned venues. More >>

Alternative Water Supply During 1080 Poison Drop

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 2:52 pm | Kathy White

On June 13th I attended an OSPRI meeting with about 30 Turangi/Tokaanu residents, about the proposed 1080 poison drop in the Pihanga/Kakaramea area, south of Lake Taupo. The biggest concern was about people's water supply. More >>

Principals Welcome Changes to NCEA Review Process

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 2:07 pm | Principals NCEA Coalition

The seventy schools in the Principals NCEA Coalition have welcomed changes to the Government’s NCEA review process advised by Education Minister Chris Hipkins today. The Principals NCEA Coalition was formed ten days ago in protest at the Minister ... More >>

Acting PM – the Govt’s evidence-based voice on sugar tax

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 12:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters may be this Government’s one evidence-based voice on sugar tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Nelson Teen Takes Mental Health Campaign to Parliament

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 11:25 am | Zoe Palmer

Nelson teenager Zoe Palmer takes her campaign to stop the restructuring of the city’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) to Parliament this week. Zoe, 18, will present her petition calling for the 24-hour dedicated CAMHS crisis service ... More >>

DHBs will still try to avoid strike

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 11:16 am | District Health Boards

District Health Boards are disappointed nurses have rejected the revised offer recommended by their union after facilitation. More >>

LAWA promotes quality air for all this winter

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 10:03 am | LAWA

New Zealanders are encouraged to visit the LAWA website this winter to check out up to the hour air quality results for towns and cities across the country. LAWA believes in quality air for all, so will also be sharing air care tips and info to ... More >>

Nursing and Midwifery DHB MECA rejected

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 9:58 am | NZNO

The democratic, online voting process run by has resulted in the majority of members voting to reject the latest proposed DHB Nursing and Midwifery Multi-Employer Collective Agreement offer. More >>

From the Desk of the Chairperson

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 9:45 am | Maori Council

The 48 members of the New Zealand Māori Council met in Wellington last weekend. Over half of these members have taken national office for the first time. The Council is comprised of three members from each of the Council’s 16 districts. Sir Taihākurei ... More >>

Krill fishing companies back call to protect Antarctic Ocean

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 9:14 am | Greenpeace

Tuesday, 10 July - A campaign to create the world’s biggest marine reserve off Antarctica has been given props from an unexpected quarter. More >>

ACC proposal unlawful and breaches health and safety

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 9:03 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“ACC’s proposal to disestablish over 100 jobs in its clinical services directorate is unlawful and causing unnecessary stress for affected staff,” says Lloyd Woods, a Senior Industrial Officer at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Free Julian Assange NZ

Monday, 9 July 2018, 8:25 pm | Free Julian Assange NZ

Free Julian Assange NZ Media Statement Monday 9 July 2018 Free Julian Assange NZ has launched a petition to the New Zealand Parliament seeking that it urge the NZ Government to; Provide Julian Assange permanent political asylum in New Zealand The ... More >>

Yet Another Party Dashes Kiwi’s Hopes

Monday, 9 July 2018, 7:50 pm | Social Credit Party

The demise of the Opportunities Party is another example of a rich entrepreneur having “a go” at politics without any real commitment to a philosophy or core policy. More >>

NZ's Perception of Overall Well-Being Declines

Monday, 9 July 2018, 4:59 pm | CIGNA

New Zealand’s Perception of Overall Well-Being Declines in 2018, according to the Cigna 3600 Well-Being Survey New Zealand’s current perception of its overall health and well-being shows a decline from last year, due mainly to Social and Family ... More >>

"Inspiring" rallies around the country

Monday, 9 July 2018, 4:52 pm | Public Service Association

Thousands of PSA members around New Zealand walked off the job today in the first co-ordinated strike action in the public service for many years. More >>

The Opportunities Party Will Not Contest 2020

Monday, 9 July 2018, 4:07 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Board of The Opportunities Party (TOP) has decided to request that the Electoral Commission cancel TOP’s registration as a political party. More >>

Campaign to force Auckland Council to respect free speech

Monday, 9 July 2018, 3:57 pm | Free Speech Coalition

A crowd funding campaign has been launched to raise money to bring judicial review proceedings against Phil Goff and Auckland Council for their banning of speakers Stefan Molyneux and Lauren Southern at Council-owned venues. More >>

New Vice Chief of Defence Force Named

Monday, 9 July 2018, 3:06 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Chief of Defence Force, Air Marshal Kevin Short, announced today that the new Vice Chief of Defence Force will be Air Vice-Marshal Tony Davies. More >>

Baker Has Every Right To Freedom Of Conscience & Belief

Monday, 9 July 2018, 2:04 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that service providers – including the Warkworth baker - who believe in traditional marriage should have every right to refuse to provide their services for same-sex weddings. More >>

Key Appointment at Te Māngai Pāho Announced

Monday, 9 July 2018, 1:05 pm | Te Mangai Paho

Te Māngai Pāho Chief Executive Larry Parr today (Monday, 9 July) announced that leading Māori media and communications specialist, Te Anga Nathan, has been appointed to the organisation’s new role of Pou Arahi Hōtaka (Head of Content). More >>

4000 PSA members at IR and MBIE walk off job today

Monday, 9 July 2018, 11:29 am | Public Service Association

PSA members at Inland Revenue (IR) and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are taking strike action on Monday 9 July between 1 and 3pm. More >>

Vegan Society also has its ‘mock’ beef with Air New Zealand

Monday, 9 July 2018, 9:33 am | Vegan Society

The New Zealand Vegan Society has announced its delight in seeing Air NZ acting responsibly and looking to offset it's emissions from flights, by using innovative new plant-based foods to win over its passengers. And having congratulated Air NZ for their foresight ... More >>

Start the Conversation: cannabis referendum

Sunday, 8 July 2018, 2:12 pm | Start the Conversation

The Government announced a cannabis referendum will be held on or before the 2020 election. More >>

A Line Has Been Crossed

Sunday, 8 July 2018, 1:59 pm | New Conservative

"A line was crossed today. Today marks a day when one of our most cherished ideals, that is, Free Speech, lost footing on an already slipping slope," says New Conservative Deputy Leader, Elliot Ikilei. "The mayor of Auckland, Phil ... More >>

Q+A: Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter

Sunday, 8 July 2018, 1:24 pm | TVNZ

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter issues warning to private sector over the low number women on boards. ‘if they’re not going to make progress, if it’s going to sit there at 19%, then we might have to start thinking about ways government can ... More >>

Q+A: Defence Minister Ron Mark interviewed by Corin Dann

Sunday, 8 July 2018, 1:19 pm | TVNZ

Defence Minister Ron Mark - ‘whatever we purchase has to be for military purpose.’ Defence Minister Ron Mark was on TVNZ 1’s Q+A programme where he defended the need to spend billions of dollars upgrading New Zealand’s air force. ‘The fact of ... More >>

New survey numbers to be celebrated, but children can’t wait

Saturday, 7 July 2018, 8:09 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the announcement by Minister of Statistics James Shaw that his ministry will be kicking off New Zealand’s most extensive survey of child poverty this month "to give a clearer picture of how poverty affects ... More >>

The Nation: scientist and philanthropist Sir Ray Avery

Saturday, 7 July 2018, 1:31 pm | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews scientist and philanthropist Sir Ray Avery Lisa Owen: Welcome back. Sir Ray Avery is many things — an inventor, a scientist, a philanthropist and a survivor. This week, former Prime Minister Helen Clark called ... More >>

The Nation: Minister for Children Tracey Martin

Saturday, 7 July 2018, 1:09 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: The National Party says it's "completely inappropriate" for New Zealand First MP Tracey Martin to be in charge of an inquiry into the appointment of a New Deputy Police Commissioner. Wally Haumaha's promotion is controversial; ... More >>

An historic meeting for climate change and health

Friday, 6 July 2018, 7:09 pm | New Zealand Climate and Health Council

Today members of 18 leading health professional organisations met with the Minister for Climate Change, Hon. James Shaw, to add their collective voices of support for a strong Zero Carbon Act. More >>

Popcorn "strike" planned for Hoyts Cinemas Saturday

Friday, 6 July 2018, 5:17 pm | Unite Union

In what has been dubbed a "Popcorn Strike" Unite Union will be handing out free popcorn outside Hoyts Cinemas to support Hoyts workers who have been threatened with being locked out until the end of July if they go on strike for only one minute. More >>




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