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White Ribbon Campaign - Stand Up to End Violence

Monday, 12 November 2018, 12:24 pm | White Ribbon

While we all know that most men are not violent, all it takes for bad things to happen is for good people to do nothing. More >>

Don’t be the ‘fall guy’ – protect yourself against fraud

Monday, 12 November 2018, 12:21 pm | New Zealand Police

Helen Keller once wrote, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” More >>

Federation of Ratepayer Associations of NZ

Monday, 12 November 2018, 11:46 am | Ratepayers and Residents Association

A convention in Nelson today has agreed to establish a Federation of Ratepayer Associations of New Zealand, and has appointed a steering group to make that happen. More >>

Heavy opposition to tenancy proposals

Monday, 12 November 2018, 10:34 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

A 92-response snapshot survey circulated among property groups shows heavy opposition to proposed reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

Ngāi Tahu to formally partner with Oranga Tamariki

Monday, 12 November 2018, 10:32 am | Ngai Tahu

Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu today became the first iwi to sign a strategic partnership with Oranga Tamariki under s7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989. More >>

Hemp seed can be sold as food

Monday, 12 November 2018, 10:10 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Amendments to regulations to allow the sale of hemp seeds as food take effect today. More >>

The Future of New Zealand Maori Council in no doubt

Monday, 12 November 2018, 8:28 am | New Zealand Maori Council

“I will never stop saying on your behalf that the tip of the spear was the New Zealand Maori Council…” More >>

Tai Tokerau take key leadership role on NZ Maori Council

Monday, 12 November 2018, 8:26 am | New Zealand Maori Council

New Zealand Maori Council’s final national hui was held in Wellington over the weekend and, as part of the process, a new executive member was elected from across the sixteen Maori Council District. Wiremu Puriri was elected unanimously from the ... More >>

Maori targeting social policy change

Monday, 12 November 2018, 8:22 am | New Zealand Maori Council

New Zealand Maori Council has today announced a strategic research partnership with Massey University and its Centre for Culture-Centred Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE). The partnership will see the joint development and co-design of evaluation ... More >>

HNZ does not know how many homeless due to meth tests

Monday, 12 November 2018, 7:28 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

In an interview with One News, Housing New Zealand admitted to not knowing how many people are still homeless after being evicted because of faulty meth contamination testing . Auckland Action Against Poverty condemns Housing New Zealand for their ... More >>

Women in NZ effectively working for free from now

Sunday, 11 November 2018, 11:47 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Council of Trade Unions Vice President Rachel Mackintosh says New Zealand’s gender pay imbalance can and must be fixed. "Employers discriminate against women from the first day of work to the last, all the way from minimum wage jobs to Chief Executives.That ... More >>

NZFFA Calls for Sage’s Anti-Trout Bill to be Dumped

Sunday, 11 November 2018, 11:40 am | NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

The controversial proposed law promoted by Conservation Minister Eugene Sage that would allow the Department of Conservation to eradicate trout from any river should be withdrawn because it was "simply bad, unrealistic law" says the NZ Federation ... More >>

Speech: Governor-General - Armistice Day

Sunday, 11 November 2018, 11:35 am | Governor General

Her Excellency The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy Governor-General of New Zealand Armistice Day National Ceremony Pukeahu National War Memorial Park Sunday 11 November 2018 More >>

The Nation: Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin

Saturday, 10 November 2018, 1:40 pm | The Nation

• Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin told Newshub Nation she has been working on the proposal for 600 learning support coordinators to be placed into schools, since 2016. “And the moment I sat in the chair, I began the plan to make sure that ... More >>

Permanently temporary: the Gig Trap

Saturday, 10 November 2018, 11:43 am | University of Auckland

The first ever study to track thousands of people through different work arrangements over time has revealed that the gig track can quickly become a gig trap. More >>

Prince Charles "won't intervene", so what's the point?

Friday, 9 November 2018, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Republic

“In an interview to air tonight on the BBC, Prince Charles states that he won’t “interfere with the affairs of state” if he becomes King. This is a huge admission and confirms his earlier statement in New Zealand that he did not want to intervene ... More >>

Justice system at risk of creaking to a halt

Friday, 9 November 2018, 4:18 pm | Public Service Association

With no date in place for a return to the bargaining table, PSA members at the Ministry of Justice have voted to continue work-to-rule alongside a new set of bans on work that could see Court operations creak to a virtual halt. More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes Supreme Court judgment

Friday, 9 November 2018, 2:57 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the Supreme Court’s judgment in the landmark case of the Attorney-General v Taylor. More >>

Statement on further NZEI strike action

Friday, 9 November 2018, 2:25 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education has received notification that next week’s rolling strike action by primary school principals and teachers is going ahead. More >>

High Court Judgment - Three Strikes Case

Friday, 9 November 2018, 1:14 pm | New Zealand High Court

Mandatory maximum penalty of 14 years imposed, but manifestly unjust for that to be without parole. More >>

Consensus needed to catalyse transition to low emission cars

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:58 am | Infrastructure NZ

“The Government should move quickly to develop an agreed roadmap with the opposition, councils and business to replace the conventional vehicle fleet with electric and renewable fuel vehicles,” says Stephen Selwood, Chief Executive of Infrastructure ... More >>

Attorney General v Taylor Decision

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:55 am | NZ Supreme Court

BETWEEN ATTORNEY-GENERAL Appellant AND ARTHUR WILLIAM TAYLOR First Respondent HINEMANU NGARONOA, SANDRA WILDE, KIRSTY OLIVIA FENSOM AND CLAIRE THRUPP Second to Fifth Respondents Hearing: 6 and 7 March 2018 Court: Elias CJ, William Young, Glazebrook, O’Regan ... More >>

Northland Environmental Protection Society Decision

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:43 am | NZ Supreme Court

Court: William Young, Glazebrook, O’Regan, Ellen France and Arnold JJ JUDGMENT OF THE COURT More >>

New report on people’s experiences of welfare

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:22 am | ActionStation

Between 18 and 31 October 2018, 267 people contributed their perspectives, insights and experiences of the welfare system through a 17-question online survey hosted by ActionStation. The survey findings show an overwhelming trend of negative experiences ... More >>

Government in Danger of Breaching H&S Act

Friday, 9 November 2018, 11:17 am | New Conservative

As PCBUs, government ministers are responsible to ensure that they eliminate, isolate or minimise hazards. Where they deliberately INCREASE the risk of serious harm from a significant hazard then they are in breach of the Act. More >>

RMA reform to address key concerns for local government

Friday, 9 November 2018, 10:58 am | Local Government NZ

LGNZ supports the Government’s proposal to wind back a number of Resource Management Act changes that excluded public consultation requirements, a move councils strongly opposed when they were introduced in 2017. More >>

Private prosecution underway following rodeo abuse

Friday, 9 November 2018, 10:23 am | SAFE

SAFE is congratulating the New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA) for taking the first step towards private prosecution of a man who used an electric prodder on a calf during last year’s rodeo season, in a clear breach of the Rodeo Code ... More >>

Negative experiences at WINZ

Friday, 9 November 2018, 9:12 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and ActionStation welcome the Government’s vision for "a welfare system … that ensures people have an adequate income and standard of living, [and] are treated with, and can live in dignity and are able to participate ... More >>

EDS welcomes Resource Management Reform proposals

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 6:52 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS is very supportive of the two-phase approach to resource management reform announced earlier today by the Minister for the Environment. More >>

ANZASW statement for Living Wage Week

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 4:40 pm | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers celebrates living wage week in Aotearoa New Zealand and across the world. This week we reaffirm our support for the campaign to encourage employers to pay their workers fairly for their mahi. The ... More >>

Disappointing’ Environment Court Decision

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 2:10 pm | Save Our Unique Landscape

Yesterday’s decision by the Environment Court about a proposed Special Housing Area at Ihumātao, on confiscated Māori land near Māngere, removes the last legal impediment to the transnational corporation Fletcher Residential developing the site ... More >>

Safer. Healthier. Together

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 12:24 pm | Graham Roper

The ACC action plan, 2016 to 2019, provides little to no evidence of how key indicators related to the reduction of work related serious harm or deaths can or should be achieved as referenced. • Psycho-social Risks – Bullying, Excessive workload, ... More >>

Crown Minerals Amendment a great start - more action needed

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:21 am | Oil Free Wellington

Oil Free Wellington is thrilled that the Crown Minerals Amendment Bill has passed its final reading in Parliament, banning new offshore oil and gas exploration in Aotearoa. More >>

A vital step for the world to get back to climate safety

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:19 am | 350 Aotearoa

The Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill was passed last night, 63 votes to 55. The ban was announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in April, following close to a decade of New Zealanders calling for the ban through petitions, submissions, ... More >>

Response to IPCA report on fleeing driver incident

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 10:13 am | New Zealand Police

Police acknowledge the findings of the Independent Police Conduct Authority report into a fleeing driver incident on the North Western Motorway on 23 October 2017 in which two passengers in the fleeing vehicle died More >>

Time for all New Zealanders to see themselves in the data

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 9:47 am | Statistics New Zealand

Public consultation on sexual orientation has shown how important it is for every New Zealander to see themselves in official statistics, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Petrol prices the result of cosy political duopoly

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 8:58 am | ACT New Zealand

Both major parties are barking up the wrong tree over high petrol prices, according to ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Dunne Speaks: The Lees-Galloway Mess

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 8:54 am | Peter Dunne

The one constant about the Karel Sroubek case is that every day seems to reveal more uncertainty. But while we are no closer to either a resolution of the case, or even a clear understanding of why Minister Lees-Galloway has acted the way he has, some ... More >>

Focus on Māori family well-being wins Marsden funding

Thursday, 8 November 2018, 8:43 am | University of Auckland

A project looking at how Māori families have strived for whānau ora (whānau wellbeing) across the 20th century has won $622,000 in Marsden funding. More >>

Oil and gas ban passes into law

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 7:21 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

7th November 2018: Greenpeace today welcomes the passing of legislation that puts the ban on new oil and gas permits into law. More >>

Oil and gas legislation creates major uncertainty

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 7:19 pm | PEPANZ

Workers and communities have once again been ignored with the Government rushing through a law change tonight ending new offshore oil and gas exploration permits, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ). More >>

EPA denies Climate Justice Official Information Request

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 7:16 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

Climate Justice Taranaki has been denied information regarding legal advice sought by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The advice concerned processing of OMV’s consent applications for its oil drilling programme in the Taranaki Basin. More >>

Jobseeker numbers a puzzle given unemployment numbers

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 5:29 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 7 NOVEMBER 2018 With unemployment falling to only 3.9 percent, the growth in those receiving jobseeker benefits is a real puzzle, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

ANZASW statement on Abortion Law Reform

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 2:53 pm | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes the recent release of the Law Commission’s report on Abortion Law reform. More >>

Plunket supports calls to ban smoking with kids in cars

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:30 pm | Plunket

Plunket supports law reform that helps eliminate smoking in vehicles when children are present, as all smoking is harmful, Chief Nurse Dr Jane O’Malley says. “There is overwhelming evidence that exposure to second-hand smoke is a major risk factor ... More >>

Evidence Proves Tax Argument For Marijuana Is Flawed

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 12:03 pm | Family First

Family First New Zealand says that the cost benefit analysis of drug law reform may sound attractive, but international evidence shows that it is a flawed pipe dream. More >>

Do you know what data is being collected about you?

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:45 am | Maori Council

Do you know what data is being collected about you? According to Maori Council; probably not – a call for a national conversation on data sovereignty More >>

Banks Slapped With Wet Bus Ticket By FMA and Reserve Bank

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:36 am | Social Credit

The recommendations of the report from the Financial Markets Authority and Reserve Bank into the conduct and culture of 11 New Zealand banks are no more than a slap across the wrist with a wet bus ticket. More >>

Family violence law changes represent a fundamental shift

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:33 am | Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga

The passing of legislation to amend existing laws addressing family violence was an important step in the right direction, a major national domestic violence network said today. Merran Lawler, Kaiarahi of Te Kupenga Whakaoti Mahi Patunga/National ... More >>

Second nationwide Courts strike across the country

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:25 am | Public Service Association

Courts will be disrupted for a full half-day today from 12.30pm to 5pm when PSA members at the Ministry of Justice take their second nationwide strike action. More >>

Cost benefit analysis shows drug law reform stacks up

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:14 am | NZ Drug Foundation

Extra investment by government in drug treatment, education and harm reduction will more than pay for itself, an independent economic cost benefit analysis released today shows. Shamubeel Eaqub from Sense Partners, who prepared the report, found ... More >>

Updates to online passports system makes it easier to apply

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 10:16 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs have updated their online passport system, making it easier for kiwis to take and submit their own passport photos. More >>

Resistance to Weapons Expo grows

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 4:51 pm | Peace Action Aotearoa

Police broke a peace activist’s arm in two places pushing her to the ground on the second day of peaceful protest against the Weapons Expo in Palmerston North. Kerry Tankard of Hamilton is suffering from ongoing pain and limited use of her hand ... More >>

DHBs seek mediation to try and settle Midwives negotiations

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 4:42 pm | District Health Boards

District Health Boards remain positive that mediation will help solve the impasses in pay talks with midwives and prevent a threatened series of two-hour strikes each day from 22 November to 5 December. More >>

Every day is Public Service Day

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 4:26 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Public servants, who earn 34 percent more than their private sector colleagues, need a pay-freeze not a celebration day, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Support Key to Navy Sailor of the Year Award

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Excelling as part of a team working on the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) Frigate Systems Upgrade has won Leading Combat Systems Specialist Alicia Wall the RNZN Sailor of the Year 2018 award. More >>

Appointment of Debbie Power to top job at MSD welcomed

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 4:05 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA has welcomed today’s news of the appointment of Debbie Power - currently statutory deputy State Services Commissioner and chief executive at the State Services Commission - to the role of chief executive of the Ministry of Social Development ... More >>

Union releases Work Passport for Migrant Workers

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 4:03 pm | First Union

FIRST Union and its affiliates; the Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG) and the Indian Workers’ Association (IWA) have released a handbook for migrant workers in New Zealand to share with their friends and families to help protect migrant workers ... More >>

DHB Employed Midwives Reject DHBs’ Pay Offer – Strike Looms

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 2:20 pm | MERAS

More than 1100 District Health Board (DHB) employed midwives have voted overwhelmingly to reject the DHBs’ pay offer and to go on strike. More >>

LGNZ supports strategy to manage tourism growth

Tuesday, 6 November 2018, 1:56 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s draft Tourism Strategy, announced this morning, which recognises the huge potential of the tourism industry and the need for sustainable growth and cooperation between all stakeholders. More >>




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