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Corporate welfare takes flight in Kapiti

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 5:03 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Kāpiti Coast District Council’s decision to subsidise a private airline , Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Tough on Crime or Smart on Crime – the End of an Era?

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 1:15 pm | Kim Workman

Tough on Crime or Smart on Crime – the End of an Era? In a hard-hitting address to the Wellington Combined Probus Meeting this morning, Dr Kim Workman, Research Associate at the Institute of Criminology, Victoria University, urged those present, ... More >>

16.7m for detox beds a wise social investment

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 12:59 pm | DAPAANZ

The Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (dapaanz) says the Government is showing much-needed leadership and wisdom in allocating more than $16m to Auckland City Mission for 30 new addiction detox units. More >>

Rich lister props up failing irrigation schemes

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 12:25 pm | Greenpeace

Thurs 14th June, It's been revealed that a rich-lister Gary Rooney looks set to bail out the ailing South Canterbury irrigation scheme, Hunter Downs. More >>

NZIER commissioned to look at impact of oil and gas decision

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:59 am | PEPANZ

The economic and environmental impacts of an end to offshore exploration for oil and gas will be the focus of new research commissioned from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER). More >>

Jacinda Ardern's Baby Gift From Peta: a Faux-Sheepskin Rug

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:27 am | PETA

Auckland – As Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern prepares for the birth of her first child, PETA has sent her a gift that'll help her give the newborn a warm welcome: a faux-sheepskin baby rug. More >>

What’s the best way to deal with RMA rule-breakers?

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 11:07 am | University of Canterbury

Assault, burglary or a breach of the RMA – all are criminal offences under New Zealand law. Yet the likelihood of being prosecuted for the latter is considerably less than for those other crimes More >>

Alarming increase in drugged driving deaths

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:49 am | New Zealand Automobile Association

Media Release: 14 June 2018 Alarming increase in drugged driving deaths More road deaths in 2017 involved drivers with drugs in their system than over the alcohol limit, figures obtained by the AA reveal. More >>

Free Julian Assange NZ - Global Protest - 19th June

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 10:46 am | Free Julian Assange NZ

Attention Kiwis: please join the urgent global effort to free Julian Assange – Tue 19 June, Wellington More >>

Commission welcomes progress on family violence legislation

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 9:27 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the support shown in Parliament last night for legislation that would see family violence policies introduced in New Zealand workplaces. More >>

Rally to be held at Parliament against prison expansion

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 9:23 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will be rallying outside Parliament next Tuesday to oppose the Government’s decision to build a 600 bed unit at Waikeria Prison. More >>

Outrage Against Live Export Trade goes Global

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:50 am | SAFE

In April this year, shocking new footage was released of horrific conditions on board live export shipments from Australia causing further upset worldwide regarding what was already a controversial trade. More >>

Dunne Speaks: Is the Coalition Starting to Unravel?

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 8:31 am | Peter Dunne

Almost 20 years ago, New Zealand's first MMP Coalition Government collapsed. It was not a dramatic implosion on a major point of principle, but was provoked by a comparatively minor issue - a proposal to sell the Government's shares in Wellington Airport - ... More >>

Prisoner advocates oppose new prison expansion

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 5:07 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is disappointed by the government’s announcement that it will continue plans for prison expansion in Waikeria. More >>

Waikeria expansion "must only be short-term" - PSA

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:48 pm | Public Service Association

Waikeria expansion "must only be short-term" - PSA News of 600 new prison beds at Waikeria must go hand-in-hand with a long-term commitment to close substandard facilities and reduce the prison muster, the PSA says. More >>

Time for action on youth, not words, says NZAC

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:46 pm | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

The Counselling Association welcomes justice sector science advisor Dr Ian Lambie’s recommendations on reducing youth crime, but is now urging immediate action. More >>

Rural-proofing policy is a good move

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 4:37 pm | Federated Farmers

The announcement today that government policy makers will have to factor rural communities into their decision making is a good move, Federated Farmers President Katie Milne says. More >>

Teachers united in their expectations for negotiations

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 2:54 pm | PPTA

PPTA members have voted overwhelmingly to approve the main claims they’ll be taking into negotiations with the government later in the year. The claim was the culmination of two years of consultation, research and discussion. More >>

New Zealand must place care over fear

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 2:42 pm | The Care Alliance

“David Seymour’s Bill is built on fear, whereas true care is built on hope,” says Dr Peter Thirkell, Care Alliance Secretary. More >>

Will Malaysia pull out of the CPTPP?

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 1:10 pm | NZPTV

News via AFTINET reports that Malaysia’s new Prime Minister Dr Mahathir made a brief but stunning statement in a media conference in Japan, saying that he will review the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership ... More >>

Stop Toxins, Use Traps - "Predator-Free NZ" Founder

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:46 pm | Les Kelly

The use of Toxins should be immediately stopped and replaced with a nation-wide system of trapping says the founder of Predator Free NZ. More >>

Housing NZ Internal Meth Investigation Needs Wider Input

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:27 pm | Tenants Protection Association ChCh Inc

The Tenants Protection Agency welcomes the Housing Minister’s decision to order a full investigation into how Housing New Zealand has handled the meth myth fiasco. More >>

Attorney General must fight for taxpayers in Peters case

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:23 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

If Rt Hon Winston Peters does not succeed in his legal action against the Crown, Attorney General David Parker must commit to seeking costs, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union . Taxpayers' Union co-founder David Farrar says, “Winston Peters ... More >>

Latest Housing Affordability Measure (HAM) released

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 12:19 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released the latest Housing Affordability Measure (HAM) data midday today, 13 June 2018. Results cover the time period from March 2016 up to March 2017. More >>

Mayor Goff fails to live up to election promise

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 10:19 am | Democracy Action

Pro democracy group Democracy Action applauds the Auckland councillors who have penned a letter of no confidence in mayor Phil Goff. The Chair of Democracy Action, Lee Short, says: More >>

NZ Jews welcome condemnation of pro-Hezbollah demo

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 9:37 am | Jewish Council

NZ Jews welcome Shadow Attorney General Chris Finlayson’s statement condemning the pro-Hezbollah protest that took place last Friday in Auckland’s Aotea Square. More >>

Ombudsman to monitor private aged care facilities

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 9:03 am | Inclusive NZ

This week the Office of the Ombudsman announced that it will soon monitor the treatment of patients in private residential aged care facilities and detainees in court cells. The Office of the Ombudsman will undertake this monitoring as part of its mandate ... More >>

Move made to put urban design on Government’s agenda

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:59 am | Urbansim New Zealand

Last month’s national Urbanism New Zealand conference – the first event of its type and size since 2005 – has given rise to a statement paper calling for the establishment of a national urban design committee. More >>

2018 Queen Service Awards

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 8:26 am | Graduate Women New Zealand

Graduate Women New Zealand (GWNZ) is pleased with the diverse representation among this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List, and encouraged by the recognition New Zealand’s women are receiving. More >>

Connectivity remains critical to our rural future

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 3:09 pm | TUANZ

With National Fieldays only a day away, TUANZ has today reiterated the importance of a maintained focus on continued improvement to connectivity in rural New Zealand. More >>

Economist warns Free Trade Agreements can be “job killers”

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 2:28 pm | NZPTV

In an interview recorded for an upcoming documentary by award-winning filmmaker Bryan Bruce, Nobel Prize Winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz says, “New Zealand should have taken much more time over getting into the Comprehensive And Progressive ... More >>

Peters prodded into transparency over racing industry

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 2:22 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Rt Hon Winston Peters has now released the terms of reference ( available here ) for his review of the racing industry, due to intervention of the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union and the Ombudsman. More >>

Principal Youth Court judge welcomes new report

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 1:13 pm | Principal Youth Court Judge

Principal Youth Court judge welcomes new report on tackling youth crime A report on addressing youth crime in New Zealand is a blueprint for change that needs to involve all agencies and communities, says Principal Youth Court Judge John Walker. More >>

Public service CE appointments must reflect diverse NZ

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 12:30 pm | Public Service Association

New Zealand’s public service must reflect the population it serves at every level, and chief executive appointments are no exception, the PSA says. More >>

New Conservative Joins Call for Trade Training

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 11:19 am | New Conservative

A recent call from the Registered Master Electricians for contractors working on Kiwibuild to be training apprentices is welcomed by New Conservative Leader, Leighton Baker. More >>

P epidemic puts ageing parents at risk of financial abuse

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 11:15 am | Wesley Community Action

The P epidemic is taking a hidden toll on an unexpected group – the ageing parents of adults using meth, who Wesley Community Action social workers say can be the victims of financial and other abuse. More >>

Appointments of public service chief executives

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 10:02 am | State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today announced five public service chief executive appointments. The appointments are a result of vacancies that will occur over the next 12 months. Mr Hughes said he decided to deal with the vacancies ... More >>

Police apologise to Nicky Hager

Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 9:38 am | Felix Geiringer

In a settlement with far-reaching implications, the New Zealand Police have apologised to Nicky Hager for multiple breaches of his rights arising from their 2014 investigation into Dirty Politics . More >>

New GM appointed to WorkSafe High Hazards

Monday, 11 June 2018, 4:50 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand is pleased to announce that Tony Hetherington has been appointed to the position of General Manager for High Hazards and Energy Safety within the health and safety regulator’s Operations group. More >>

Sensible Sentencing says “Thank you” to NZ First

Monday, 11 June 2018, 12:17 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

11th June 2018 The Sensible Sentencing Trust has today thanked the entire New Zealand First caucus for their strong stance on Three Strikes - blocking plans by Justice Minister Andrew Little to repeal the law. Sensible Sentencing Trust founder Garth ... More >>

Three Strikes Law Must Be Repealed

Monday, 11 June 2018, 11:14 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Criminal justice experts and community organisers People Against Prisons Aotearoa say stalled efforts to repeal the controversial three strikes law should be resumed. More >>

NZ First Congratulated For Protecting Three Strikes Law

Monday, 11 June 2018, 10:42 am | Family First

Family First NZ is thanking NZ First for blocking the Labour-led coalition government from scrapping the Three Strikes Law. “The Labour government had no public mandate for scrapping it, and the evidence suggests it is having the desired effect. There ... More >>

Attitude Awards Call for New Zealand’s Unsung Heroes

Monday, 11 June 2018, 10:33 am | Attitude Awards

The Attitude Awards begin the search today for this year’s high achievers who are taking on the world and its perception of disability. More >>

Meat consumption is killing our planet

Monday, 11 June 2018, 9:00 am | Vegan Society

World Meat Free Week kicks off in New Zealand today (11th -17th June) and the seven day global initiative encouraging people to improve the health of our planet, by the simple act of going meat free, is supported here in NZ by New Zealand Vegan Society. ... More >>

Repealing Three Strikes will devastate our communities

Monday, 11 June 2018, 8:48 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Kiwi victims and their families of second and third strike offenders are calling on the Minister of Justice, Hon. Andrew Little, to not repeal the Three Strikes law which it is understood he is recommending to Cabinet next week. More >>

Fifty fishing boats refuse MPI observers in 18 months

Monday, 11 June 2018, 8:25 am | Forest and Bird

Fifty commercial fishing boats have refused to allow observers from the Ministry of Primary Industries on board in the 18 months to February 2018, despite the legal requirement to do so when requested, according to official data obtained by Forest ... More >>

Blake award reinforces wahine toa’s love for the nation

Sunday, 10 June 2018, 1:05 pm | The Maori Party

Māori Party President Che Wilson is proud to celebrate the remarkable achievement of Dame Tariana Turia founding and former co-leader of the Māori Party. More >>

Q+A: PM Jacinda Ardern interviewed by Corin Dann

Sunday, 10 June 2018, 12:45 pm | TVNZ

f US-North Korea summit results in denuclearisation, Donald Trump's part 'needs to be acknowledged' – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern ‘If we see an outcome where we see denuclearisation in North Korea, I think we all need to celebrate that. And ... More >>

The Nation: Health Minister David Clark

Saturday, 9 June 2018, 12:43 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: It’s not an easy time to be the Health Minister. Since the Labour-led government took office, there have been revelations of mouldy, damp hospital buildings, serious staff shortages, a lack of medical resources, and increasing demand. Minister ... More >>

NZ nuclear-free anniversary

Friday, 8 June 2018, 7:45 pm | iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand

NZ nuclear-free anniversary / nuclear ban treaty ratification submission i CAN Aotearoa New Zealand 8 June 2018 More >>

New Housing Ministry Good Step Forward

Friday, 8 June 2018, 5:19 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army welcomes the creation of a stand-alone ministry to coordinate and drive solutions to the housing crisis More >>

When is voluntary not voluntary?

Friday, 8 June 2018, 4:37 pm | EMA

On June 9 it will be 15 years since the fifth New Zealand Labour Government ratified Convention 98 of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). More >>

NZNO condemns violence on first responders

Friday, 8 June 2018, 3:59 pm | NZNO

NZNO condemns violence on first responders The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) supports the stand taken by international organisations and governments condemning attacks on health personnel in Palestine. On Friday 1 June 21 year old nurse Razan ... More >>

New Ministry of Housing and Urban Development welcomed

Friday, 8 June 2018, 2:59 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

New Ministry of Housing and Urban Development welcomed by CHA Community Housing Aotearoa welcomes the announcement of the new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. The new Ministry will provide the coordinated policy advice required to deliver better ... More >>

Police response to New Zealand Herald story

Friday, 8 June 2018, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Police

Suggestions of racial profiling by New Zealand Police or headlines about “systemic racism” are directly at odds with the core values we uphold, particularly diversity, professionalism, respect and commitment to Maori and the Treaty. More >>

Fair Pay Agreements

Friday, 8 June 2018, 11:30 am | Don Franks

Sometime next year, your pay and working conditions may be completely rejigged by the government. More >>

Healy and NZPC should be under investigation – not knighted

Friday, 8 June 2018, 11:20 am | Renee Gerlich

“It is not uncommon for it to take 20 minutes or longer for the anus and rectal passage to expand and embrace the length of the girth of a penis or object,” reads a New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective (NZPC) standard manual, Stepping Forward. “ ... More >>

Alcohol Law Brings Little Change to Drinking Environment

Friday, 8 June 2018, 11:12 am | Massey University

New research from Massey University shows little evidence that changes introduced by the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act (2012) have affected New Zealand’s alcohol environment. More >>

REINZ welcomes Twyford’s new ‘super’ Ministry

Friday, 8 June 2018, 11:04 am | REINZ

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) welcomes this morning’s announcement by the Housing Minister, Phil Twyford, that he will be establishing a new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development to provide policy advice on affordable housing, ... More >>

Housing ministry "robust and innovative approach to crisis"

Friday, 8 June 2018, 11:01 am | PSA

The new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is a sign the Government is taking a robust and innovative approach to the housing crisis, the PSA says. More >>




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