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Conversations to inspire thinking about red zone’s future

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 12:13 pm | Regenerate Christchurch

National and international thought leaders are being invited to stimulate public debate about the red zone’s future in a series of free public talks in Christchurch. More >>

Decision makers challenged on “what is economic development"

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 12:01 pm | Ruapehu District Council

Dr Ganesh Nana the Chief Economist from independent economic research consultancy BERL was in Taumarunui this week challenging Ruapehu decision makers on how they think about economic development and council’s role in it. More >>

Ratepayers have had a bellyful of seeing their money wasted

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:35 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

Auckland Council’s $15,000 invitation only ‘Pacific lunch’ suggests the culture of waste and entitlement hasn’t changed under new Mayor, Phil Goff. The lunch, apparently for the purposes of consultation, saw ratepayers cover $250 per attendee, ... More >>

EDS welcomes acceptance of its Mackenzie Country initiative

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 11:31 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has welcomed the acceptance by key agencies of its proposal for a comprehensive and independent review of the management of the Mackenzie Country. More >>

Acting Chief Executive appointed to Nelson City Council

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:48 am | Nelson City Council

Nelson City Council has appointed an Acting Chief Executive on a temporary basis to guide the organisation while the recruitment process for a new Chief Executive takes place over the coming months. Mr David Hammond will step into the role on 26 ... More >>

Look out for financial elder abuse

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 10:37 am | NZ Bankers' Association

The New Zealand Bankers’ Association is encouraging people to look for the signs of financial elder abuse as part of Elder Abuse Awareness Week. More >>

Nitrogen Fertiliser - The Elephant in The Room

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 9:51 am | SOIL and HEALTH Assn of NZ

High nitrate levels recently measured in the Tasman’s Waimea Plains signal yet another alarm bell for the health of our waterways, and the urgent need to reduce or eliminate the use of soluble nitrogen fertilisers, says the Soil & Health ... More >>

ACC Giving Different Data to Different Agencies

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 9:34 am | Forster and Associates

New data shows ACC told officials it declined only 43,914 decisions on cover and entitlements. Barrister and researcher Warren Forster is concerned that there is a real risk the Minister for ACC has not been accurately or effectively briefed by ... More >>

Give Nothing To Racism: Campaign Launched

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 9:30 am | Human Rights Commission

A campaign urging New Zealanders to give nothing to racism and refuse to spread intolerance has been launched by some of the country’s most well-known people. More >>

NZ Fisheries Management Costing Economy and Environment

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 9:13 am | University of Auckland

Claims that New Zealand has a “world leading” system for sustainably managing fishing have been scientifically debunked, say an international team of fisheries experts in a paper published in a top United States journal. More >>

Impassioned plea for rural health research funding

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 9:04 am | Make Lemonade

The head of the national rural health group today made an impassioned plea for the government to consider much-needed rural research. More >>

Police use Courts to harass activists

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 9:02 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Wellington police have today confirmed that they will again pursue trespass charges against a peace activist. The hearing for a trespass charge will be heard at Wellington District Court despite evidence showing the police's case has no foundation. Peace ... More >>

HILLARY LAUREATE 2017 - Johan Rockström

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 8:21 pm | Hillary Institute of International Leadership

HILLARY LAUREATE 2017 - Johan Rockström The international Governors and NZ Trustees of the Hillary Institute of International Leadership are delighted to announce the global Hillary Laureate for 2017 has been chosen. Sweden’s Johan Rockström was ... More >>

Offenders offered better options for recovery

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 3:57 pm | Platform

Platform is thrilled with Minister Adams’ decision to continue the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court pilots that began in 2012. The courts offer treatment for alcohol and other drug dependency as an alternative to imprisonment for those ... More >>

Dairy Bosses’ climate change plan is all talk

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:50 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Dairy Bosses’ climate change plan is “all talk and no trousers” - Greenpeace Wednesday, 14 June 2017: Greenpeace says the Dairy Industry’s new “action plan” on climate change is completely lacking in any form of serious action. It‘s a charter ... More >>

Educators send a message to future women

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:47 pm | NZEI

Educators send a message to future women as pay equity negotiations get underway 14 June 2017 More >>

Police Association astounded at firearms control rejection

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:24 pm | Police Association

The New Zealand Police Association says the Minister of Police has today ignored the risk of increased firearms threats to the public, and made the jobs of front line officers more difficult and definitely more dangerous. More >>

Clean zones will be strongly enforced during Lions Series

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 2:15 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Clean zones will be strongly enforced during DHL NZ Lions Series 2017 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is enforcing clean zones at the venues for all DHL NZ Lions Series 2017 matches. With the exception of a small group of ... More >>

Return of the Israeli Ambassador welcomed

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 1:34 pm | Flaxmere Christian Fellowship

Having been involved in leading protests and lobbying against the UN Resolution (UNSC Res. 2334) which led to the withdrawal of the Israeli Ambassador from NZ in December, the Flaxmere Christian Fellowship now welcomes the news of the return of ... More >>

NZDF Fends Off Cyber-Attacks in US Exercises

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 1:33 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

Twelve New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel are using their skills to fend off simulated military cyber-attacks as they take part in training exercises hosted by the United States. More >>

Commonsense prevails on firearms recommendations says Feds

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 12:38 pm | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased to see that Police Minister Paula Bennett has listened to the concerns of the rural community on the Parliamentary Select Committee report into the illegal possession of firearms. More >>

Dairy farm to pay $21,009.80 for breaching employment rights

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 11:26 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A West Coast dairy farm must pay $21,009.80 for serious employment breaches relating to two migrant workers, following an investigation by the Labour Inspectorate. More >>

14/6/17 Rosenberg - What would a people's Budget look like?

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 10:42 am | New Zealand Fabian Society

The election-year Budget is always a big part of a Government’s campaign for re-election. If it’s possible, there’s even more spin than usual. The bank economists and the business lobbyists take every opportunity to tell us "it’s good for us ... More >>

The future of NZ's economy is discussed in What Next?

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 10:35 am | Television New Zealand

The future of New Zealand's economy is discussed in What Next? In tonight's episode, New Zealand called for a trial of the Universal Basic Income as co-hosts Nigel Latta and John Campbell focused on our economy and possible responses to future job losses. More >>

Paving the way for more collaborative world politics

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 10:32 am | Creative Alliance

As the world reels in turbulent political times, and every election, leadership race and referendum appears to end in shock results, a group of Nelson creatives, like many politicians, have recognised an appetite for change amongst voters. Rather than ... More >>

Chatham Islands treaty settlement travel costs skyrocket

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 5:31 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is questioning the efficiency of the Office of Treaty Settlements' travel arrangements, after just nine officials racked up a $57k travel bill to the Chatham Islands alone, in only 18 months. More >>

Iwi updated on Whakatōhea’s settlement

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 5:23 pm | Whakatohea Pre-settlement Trust

Whakatōhea Iwi members gathered at the Ōpōtiki Senior Citizens Hall to hear an update from the Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust on the progress of the Whakatōhea settlement process to now. More >>

Kaumatua Quiz Negotiators for Whakatohea Settlement

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 5:22 pm | Whakatohea Pre-settlement Trust

Whakatōhea Pre Settlement Claims Trust (WPSCT) has just completed a successful 2nd round of information hui to people of Whakatōhea descent said Mr. Graeme Riesterer Chair of WPSCT. More >>

Inquiry Needed into SFO Incompetence

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 4:34 pm | New Zealand First Party

Inquiry Needed into SFO Incompetence With the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) reportedly saying it will "review" its woeful examination of possible fraud at FujiXerox NZ, New Zealand First says a report is needed on the SFO itself. “This is all too ... More >>

Trump Clouds Climate Change Policy,NZ Steers Middle Path

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 4:29 pm | Trans Tasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - The Govt says the decision by Donald Trump to pull the US out of the Paris agreement will have no influence on its commitment to the treaty or climate change policy. More >>

NZDF Hunting Submarines in Joint Exercise in Japan

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 4:23 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

NZDF Hunting Submarines in Joint Exercise in Japan The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) is taking part this week in a multilateral defence exercise in Japanese water that involves detecting, tracking and conducting simulated attacks on enemy submarines. ... More >>

Naisi Chen Labour’s candidate in the East Coast Bays

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Naisi Chen selected as Labour’s 2017 candidate in the East Coast Bays electorate Labour Party list candidate, Naisi Chen, has been selected as the East Coast Bays candidate for the 2017 General Election. “I’m excited to be selected as Labour’s ... More >>

Friends of Regional Parks Opposes Point England Bill

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 2:55 pm | Friends of Regional Parks

Friends of Regional Parks Opposes Point England Bill On Monday 12 June the Friends of Regional Parks Society Inc held its Annual General Meeting. Our organisation represents over 30,000 New Zealanders and our meeting unanimously supported the following resolution ... More >>

Needs of children exposed to family violence

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 2:41 pm | Superu

Needs of children exposed to family violence not being recognised - new findings shine a light on at risk group Source: Superu EMBARGOED UNTIL 6:00am, Tuesday 13 June 2017 -- Released today, 'What works for children exposed to family violence?' ... More >>

NZ government stalls; the people are fed up

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 2:38 pm | Climate Declaration

People from around the country are impatient with waiting for the Government to take real action on climate change and have decided to take matters into their own hands. More >>

Labour’s Immigration Policy Needs to Backed by Promise

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 2:34 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Labour’s Immigration Policy Needs to Backed by Promise to Fund Public Tertiary Institutions Properly Today the Labour Party announced a new immigration policy, including proposals to stop issuing student visas to people wanting to study certain ... More >>

Mandatory registration needs government support

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 2:32 pm | Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Mandatory registration for social workers, recently announced by Minister Anne Tolley, is supported by Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) but there are practical matters that need to be addressed to make it viable for the not-for-profit sector. More >>

Wellington economy needs immigrants, says Chamber

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 2:20 pm | Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Wellington economy needs immigrants, says Chamber The Wellington region needs immigrants and the skills they bring to help keep the momentum in the local economy, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive John Milford. He was commenting on the Labour ... More >>

Law Society highlights gaps in legislation

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 2:19 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society supports proposed law changes to improve the legislative response to family violence but says further protections for family violence victims need to be included. More >>

Politicians at meeting to keep tertiary education public

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 1:27 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Today at 4.30pm in Old Government House, Princes Street, Auckland, politicians and candidates from Labour, the Greens and Māori Party will address a public meeting to discuss National’s plans to change the law to funnel public money into private ... More >>

NZ Supreme Court makes history: women majority on full bench

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 1:21 pm | New Zealand Law Society

The Supreme Court sat today with a bench of three women and two men: the first time in New Zealand’s history that the country’s highest court has sat with a majority of women on the full bench. More >>

Voice of the visitor guides new walk partnership

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 12:01 pm | Tourism New Zealand

The Department of Conservation (DOC) and Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) have joined forces to promote a range of short and day walks. More >>

Why is Parliament Not Serious About Preventing Suicide?

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 11:28 am | Right To Life

Right to life asks how can members of parliament seriously support the government’s suicide prevention strategy and at the same time support the end of life choice bill which if passed will have the government paying doctors to kill their patients or ... More >>

Farmers seeking info on complying to water quality rules

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 11:25 am | Otago Regional Council

More Otago farmers are looking for information and advice on how to minimise their operation’s impact on water quality and comply with rules in the Otago Water Plan. More >>

Tobacco Lobby-Group Breaking Law Claiming Charitable Status

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 11:03 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is concerned that despite the recent appointment of Former Prime Minister Helen Clark as patron of ASH (Action on Smoking and Health) New Zealand, the organisation appears to be breaking the law in its public statements that it ... More >>

Council holds the line on spending - increase in rates

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 10:57 am | Marlborough District Council

The Marlborough District Council has taken a tough line on its budgets for the year ahead, rejecting or deferring many of the requests for new spending and holding the increase in the overall rates-take to 2.48%. More >>

GMO Potatoes Are A Threat To Public Health

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 10:11 am | GE Free New Zealand

Allowing GE potatoes into the food chain in New Zealand would be a mistake and threaten public health. For the first time a GMO version of a staple food—not just oils derived from GE crops, is set to be signed off by authorities. More >>

Corbyn, Labour & Socialism - Where now for the left?

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 9:53 am | Socialist Aotearoa

Socialism is on the rise again. After winning a huge 40% of the popular vote for a radical socialist manifesto in the British election, activists in NZ discuss what are the battles that lie ahead with the Blairite traitors, with the Tory-DUP government, ... More >>

Feds heartened by Labour’s election pledge on immigration

Monday, 12 June 2017, 4:20 pm | Federated Farmers

Feds heartened by Labour’s election pledge on immigration Source: Federated Farmers -- Federated Farmers is heartened by the Labour Party’s proposal to create a regional skills shortlist which places emphasis on the settlement of skilled workers to the ... More >>

Removal of backdoor entry ‘loopholes’ a plus

Monday, 12 June 2017, 4:17 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

12 June 2017 Removal of backdoor entry ‘loopholes’ a plus in Labour’s immigration policy Ensuring that businesses can get genuinely skilled migrants when they need them “makes sense”, says Auckland Chamber of Commerce head, Michael Barnett. More >>

Statement from Rachel MacGregor

Monday, 12 June 2017, 3:57 pm | Rachel MacGregor

I have become aware that Colin Craig filed defamation proceedings against me in November last year. More >>

Women over 70 one step closer to free mammograms

Monday, 12 June 2017, 3:41 pm | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Women over 70 one step closer to free mammograms The Health Select Committee’s recommendation that the Government investigate extending New Zealand’s free national breast screening programme to women aged between 70 and 74 brings access to life-saving ... More >>

Higher skills and regional focus positive

Monday, 12 June 2017, 3:21 pm | Business New Zealand

Higher skills and regional focus positive - but no panacea for employers Source: BusinessNZ -- Higher skills and regional focus positive - but no panacea for employers BusinessNZ says Labour’s immigration policy has a positive focus on higher skills ... More >>

Oh, No! Boris Could Become UK's Next PM

Monday, 12 June 2017, 2:16 pm | Trans Tasman

Oh, No! Boris Could Become UK's Next PM And Join Trump On World Stage More >>

Local authority elections inquiry - change to closing date

Monday, 12 June 2017, 1:00 pm | Office of the Clerk

The Justice and Electoral Committee has made a change to the closing date for submissions on its inquiry into the 2016 local authority elections. This is because of the expected dissolution of the 51st Parliament for this year’s national elections. The new ... More >>

The GREAT Bus Pulls into the Octagon

Monday, 12 June 2017, 12:03 pm | British High Commission

As the Lions’ tour reaches the fourth stop on the New Zealand series, the British High Commission’s mobile home will be in full force again, this time stationed in Dunedin’s Octagon. More >>

Churches tell PM: Housing security essential for communities

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:57 am | Joint Church Leaders

Representative church leaders have met with the Prime Minister and Government ministers to ask for more action in the areas of immigration, housing and social investment. Their views are influenced by the experience of their church congregations and church ... More >>

Calls to Legalise Marijuana are based on “Alternative facts"

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:36 am | Conservative Party

The calls to Legalise Marijuana are based on “Alternative facts.” Here are some real facts: More >>

New Chief Executive to Palmerston North City Council

Monday, 12 June 2017, 11:01 am | Palmerston North City Council

Palmerston North City Council has appointed Heather Shotter to be the first female Chief Executive Officer in its 140 year history. More >>

Tax Threshold Changes Reduce Lifetime Tax by $80k /10 months

Monday, 12 June 2017, 10:10 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The tax threshold changes in last month’s budget will see the largest relative tax savings go to those who already shoulder the smallest relative burden: middle-income earners, according to a report released on Monday by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ ... More >>




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