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Survey reveals business priorities for Budget 2017

Monday, 22 May 2017, 11:18 am | MYOB

With the budget fast approaching, a survey of small-to-medium sized businesses has revealed their thoughts on a range of economic policy issues. More >>

Hon Heather Roy wins Women in Governance Award

Monday, 22 May 2017, 10:38 am | Utilities Disputes

"Utilities Disputes congratulates our Governance Board Chair Heather Roy on winning the 2017 Governance Inspirational Excellence Award," said Commissioner Nanette Moreau. More >>

Nominations open for Labour’s candidate in Hamilton West

Monday, 22 May 2017, 10:26 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Nominations have re-opened for those who wish to be the Labour candidate for the Hamilton West electorate in this year’s General Election. More >>

Nominations open for Labour’s candidate in East Coast Bays

Monday, 22 May 2017, 10:24 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Nominations have re-opened for those who wish to be the Labour candidate for the East Coast Bays electorate in this year’s General Election. More >>

Total lifetime tax bill for average NZ household $1.48m

Monday, 22 May 2017, 8:47 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

As Steven Joyce prepares to deliver his first budget on Thursday, the Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that the average household pays $1.48 million in tax over a lifetime - equivalent to 15 years of earnings. More >>

MPI & industry keep quiet on two more NZ sea lion deaths

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:47 pm | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says the Ministry for Primary Industries and the fishing industry is once again playing un derhanded games, this time over two newly reported NZ sea lion deaths. The environmental organisation says MPI and the fishing industry appear ... More >>

Q+A: Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:44 pm | TVNZ

The Green Party announces “budget for all mothers” “Parents need more time and more money to be able to do a great job of taking care of their kids,” said Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei. Speaking to Greg Boyed on Q+A this morning Ms ... More >>

Q+A: Prime Minister Bill English

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:42 pm | TVNZ

Prime Minister Bill English told Q+A’s Corin Dann that New Zealanders shouldn’t be too concerned about what’s happening politically in the United States. ‘But hour by hour following it would distract, I think, the government from our critical ... More >>

Health budget a test of Government’s commitment

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:28 pm | Joint Press Release

“In a few days we will find out if the Government is prepared to let public health care funding slide even further or if it’s going to give our public hospitals the resources they actually need to look after the health of New Zealand’s communities,” ... More >>

NZ setting the scene for US to demand more in TPPA

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:24 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

NZ setting the scene for US to demand more in TPPA ‘The hype leading into the meeting of ministers from the eleven remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement countries in Hanoi today assumes they can bring the US back to the fold by implementing the ... More >>

Little’s decision to shaft his Maori MPs

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:22 pm | Mana Party

Little to Suffer Big for Shafting Maori Press Release: Sun 21 May 2017 “Andrew Little’s decision to shaft his Maori MPS will come back to haunt him” More >>

Govt to Prove Ownership of Foreshore

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:20 pm | Mana Party

Govt to Prove Ownership of Foreshore Press Release: Sun 21 May 2017 “Ngati Kahu seem to be always in the news these days, what with their refusal to play ball with government’s rip-off treaty settlement process, and Chris Finlayson trying to blackmail ... More >>

Working people support Greens announcement

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:16 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people support Greens announcement of more paid sick leave Working people are welcoming today’s announcement from the Green Party that they will increase the legal minimum entitlement of paid sick leave from five days per year to ten. ... More >>

$1.1b for health won't help those already missing out

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:14 pm | Joint Press Release

The extra $1.1b required to maintain current health services won't help those already missing out, says health coalition. More >>

$2.3 billion health funding gap shows nurses' concern

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:10 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling for $2.3 billion to be put back into health funding at this year’s budget on Thursday. NZNO President Grant Brookes says the figure released today by the Council of Trade Unions shows the cumulative ... More >>

Vote Health needs $1.1 billion increase

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 12:08 pm | Joint Press Release

Vote Health needs $1.1 billion increase to pay for rising population, costs and commitments More >>

Islamic Women’s Council's Netball Tournament in Auckland

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 8:13 pm | Islamic Women's Council of New Zealand

The Auckland region of the Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand is running a netball tournament today, as it has many, many times in the past. The tournament is a private event, by invitation only, at Zayed College. It has previously been ... More >>

International Health Community Rejects TPP Revival

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 12:46 pm | Public Health Association

International Health Community Rejects TPP Revival in Open Letter to Trade Ministers meeting in Hanoi More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Phil Twyford

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 12:20 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Phil Twyford [Corrected] Headlines: Housing Spokesperson Phil Twyford says Labour would purchase private land if necessary for its Kiwibuild programme. Twyford can’t name specific sites for its 100,000 houses, ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Susan Faludi

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 12:18 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Susan Faludi Lisa Owen: In 2004 Susan Faludi received an email from her estranged father, simply titled ‘Changes’. It detailed her father’s gender reassignment surgery and set her on a path of writing her latest ... More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Bill English

Saturday, 20 May 2017, 12:16 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Bill English Headlines: Prime Minister Bill English has made his strongest criticisms yet of Donald Trump and says the US Government needs to bring its focus back from what its President is doing, to economic growth ... More >>

Alfred Ngaro outbursts nothing short of disgraceful

Friday, 19 May 2017, 5:20 pm | Tamaki Housing Group

"Politics in this country has really scraped the bottom of the barrel this past weekend," says a spokesperson for the Tamaki Housing Group, Sue Henry. More >>

Bar Association calls for calm

Friday, 19 May 2017, 4:59 pm | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association deplores any form of violence and abuse against members of our society. More >>

PSA statement on resignation of Murray Edridge

Friday, 19 May 2017, 4:55 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA acknowledges Murray Edridge’s decision to step aside as acting deputy Chief Executive, Corporate Solutions at the Ministry of Social Development. More >>

International Health Community Rejects TPP Revival

Friday, 19 May 2017, 3:03 pm | AFTINET

Prominent public health, advocacy and professional organisations have called on trade ministers from eleven remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership countries not to attempt to resurrect the deal at their meeting in Hanoi tomorrow. More >>

Protestors to brave icy blast

Friday, 19 May 2017, 2:16 pm | Oil Free Otautahi

On the 20th of May 2017, protestors will brave the elements to stand up against deep sea oil drilling off New Zealand's coastline in the international Hands Across the Sand event organized by Oil Free Otautahi. More >>

Home support workers feeling pressure of increasing workload

Friday, 19 May 2017, 2:08 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the publication of the 2016 Aged Care Workforce Survey, which provides practical insight into the challenges facing home support workers. More >>

Closure of Taranaki trust yet another sign of neglect

Friday, 19 May 2017, 2:05 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“The closure of a Taranaki trust set up to pay for surgery for people who have been turned down by the public health system highlights yet another example of the Government’s failure to address high levels of unmet health need,” says Ian Powell, ... More >>

MSD Deputy Chief Executive steps aside from duties

Friday, 19 May 2017, 12:14 pm | Ministry of Social Development

Ministry of Social Development Chief Executive, Brendan Boyle today announced that Murray Edridge will be stepping aside from his current duties as acting Deputy Chief Executive in the organisation. More >>

Net migration figures measure up well

Friday, 19 May 2017, 11:08 am | Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration figures based on arrival and departure cards lined up well with what migrants actually did, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Pilot Union to Push CAA on Drone Regulation And Education

Friday, 19 May 2017, 10:05 am | New Zealand Airline Pilots' Association

Events concerning drone use, including cases of near misses between drones and helicopters in heavily populated tourist areas, have led the New Zealand Air Line Pilot’s Association (NZALPA) to ramp up support for stronger regulation in New Zealand. More >>

New online resources for schools in Bullying-Free NZ Week

Friday, 19 May 2017, 9:47 am | BullyingFree NZ

New online resources to support schools, parents and their communities to tackle bullying have just been launched at www.BullyingFree.NZ as schools around the country gear up for Bullying-Free NZ Week, 22-26 May. More >>

Housing security essential for healthy communities

Friday, 19 May 2017, 9:37 am | Salvation Army

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 >>

TOP’s Dope Policy – Charities As Drug Dealers

Friday, 19 May 2017, 9:15 am | Family First

Family First NZ is labelling The Opportunity Party’s policy on marijuana as flawed and harmful, especially the suggestion that non-profit charitable trusts can apply to control retail sales of cannabis. More >>

Trans Tasman's Political Pulse - 18 May, 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 7:10 pm | Trans Tasman

Raising The TPP From The Grave INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - Prime Minister Bill English’s trip to Japan this week is intended to find an alternative path to lock in some of the gains once promised by the Trans-Pacic Partnership trade deal. More >>

The Opportunities Party releases cannabis reform policy

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 7:02 pm | NORML

NORML welcomes the release of The Opportunities Party's "real deal" cannabis policy and says TOP have upped the ante for other parties to now get more specific with what exactly they will do. More >>

The Opportunities Party REAL DEAL Cannabis reform policy

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 7:01 pm | The Opportunities Party

The Opportunities Party is pleased to launch its REAL DEAL Policy for the regulation of cannabis cultivation and sale in New Zealand. More >>

Action On IQOS Demonstrates Urgent Need for Reform

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 4:56 pm | Philip Morris

AUCKLAND – The Ministry of Health’s decision to take action against Philip Morris New Zealand over the sale of its smoke-free heated tobacco product demonstrates the urgent need for comprehensive reform so that smokers can switch from cigarettes to ... More >>

Natural Health Products Bill Delays Harm Exports

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 4:44 pm | Natural Products NZ

The industry group that represents more than 80% of this country’s natural products companies has expressed surprise and disappointment in New Zealand First's claim that the Natural Health Products Bill is bad for exports, saying that the opposite ... More >>

HELP Auckland offers support for Rewa victims

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 3:24 pm | Help

Press coverage of Rewa case needs to include access to support for his victims to prevent further traumatisation More >>

Family First To File Appeal Of Charities Board Decision

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 3:09 pm | Family First

Family First NZ has instructed its lawyer to file an immediate Notice of Appeal against the Charities Board after receiving notification of the Board’s intention to deregister Family First NZ. More >>

Chechnya: Stop Abducting and Killing Gay Men

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:51 pm | Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand

In response to the abduction, torture and killing of gay men in Chechnya, the Amnesty on Campus group at Victoria University is hosting a sit-in on Saturday 20 May. More >>

Govt’s “absence of a backbone” destroying NZ’s rivers

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 2:16 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is calling on the Government to end public subsidies to think-big irrigation schemes that will create new intensive dairy farms and more freshwater pollution. More >>

Charges laid against Philip Morris

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 1:46 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has laid charges against tobacco company Philip Morris (New Zealand) Limited relating to the importation and selling of its tobacco sticks known as HEETS. More >>

Why Gayaal is standing for Wellington Central

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 1:41 pm | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Gayaal Iddamalgoda is Legal Organiser for FIRST Union, and Wellington Central candidate for the Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign (Aotearoa/NZ). We interview him on why he’s standing for Wellington Central. More >>

PSA launching Progressive Thinking on tax booklet

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 12:32 pm | Public Service Association

WHAT: The Budget week launch of the Progressive Thinking: ten perspectives on tax booklet, which features ten leading authors, academics and campaigners writing journalistically on a broad range of topics in tax theory and policy, including contributions from ... More >>

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 12:08 pm | Access Alliance

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day Join the Access Matters Campaign We know that access matters for many disabled people because too many encounter problems doing every day activities and being able to live your lives like everyone else. ... More >>

Charities Commission Needs a Smack

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:51 am | Conservative Party

Surely it is the role of the Charities Commission to ensure that those organisations who have, or are seeking, Charitable status, are actually carrying out work for the benefit of the community and not for profit. More >>

TTRL Hearing to Resume on Monday 22 May

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:20 am | Environmental Protection Authority

The Decision-Making Committee (DMC) appointed by the Environmental Protection Authority to consider Trans-Tasman Resources Limited’s iron sand extraction and processing application will reconvene on 22 May. More >>

New Buller coal mines could emit the CO2 of 3 million cars

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:17 am | Forest And Bird

New Buller coal mines could emit the CO2 of 3 million cars 18 May 2017 More >>

Ethnic diversity projected to rise

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 11:08 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s population is projected to increase by about 1 million in the next 20 years, with all major ethnic groups growing, Stats NZ said today. More >>

NZ Bottom-Equal in the World in Child Rights! 17 May 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 10:41 am | Conservative Party

This ranking, whether you agree with its accuracy or not, certainly has to be “a wake-up call” as Children’s Commissioner Judge Becroft called it. More >>

Taxpayers should be allowed to see what they paid for

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 10:35 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union says it is disgraceful that taxpayer-funded venture, Rocket Lab, is refusing to allow the New Zealand public from viewing live images of the planned test launch of the company’s first low earth orbit rocket next week. More >>

National Professional Association for Youth Workers Launches

Thursday, 18 May 2017, 9:34 am | Ara Taiohi

Youth work in Aotearoa has a rich history, a strong present and an exciting future. Today, the youth development sector celebrates the launch of a professional association for youth workers, built by youth workers. More >>

Federated Farmers attacks Mackenzie Country again

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 5:19 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Federated Farmers has filed a High Court appeal against a recent Environment Court decision that put in place protection for the Mackenzie Country’s outstanding landscape and natural values. Plan Change 13 was first notified in 2007 and has been the subject ... More >>

Churches Act to End Famine

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 5:14 pm | Christian World Service

Christian World Service, New Zealand Churches and individuals of all faiths will join in a Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on Sunday, 21 May. The World Council of Churches and the All Africa Conference of Churches initiated the global effort ... More >>

30th Anniversary of Aotearoa New Zealand’s Nuclear-Free Zone

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 4:35 pm | New Zealand Peace Foundation

Thirty years ago the Nuclear-Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987 became statute. To mark the staying power of this important legislation that was established so that Aotearoa New Zealand became a nuclear-free zone, national peace events are ... More >>

Education minister fails to address dire teacher shortage

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 4:28 pm | PPTA

“In the context of serious shortages in key subject areas and wider challenges in other subjects and in an increasing number of geographical areas today’s policy release is a fail”, says PPTA president Jack Boyle, in response to the education ... More >>

Fairton meat workers devastated about proposed plant closure

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 3:40 pm | Meat Workers Union

The Meat Workers Union says that members working at Fairton Meat Works are devastated about today’s announcement proposing to close the plant. More >>

NZ bottom-equal in the world in child rights!

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 2:30 pm | Conservative Party

This ranking, whether you agree with its accuracy or not, certainly has to be “a wake-up call” as Children’s Commissioner Judge Becroft called it. More >>


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