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Big Girls shine a light on women’s rights

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:17 am | English Language Partners New Zealand

Giant puppets and paper lanterns lit up Wellington in a special illuminated parade marking 125 years of women’s rights in Aotearoa. More >>

Who should pay for all the harm from alcohol?

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:12 am | Alcohol Action NZ

The question of who should pay for all the harm from alcohol is the theme of a one-day conference being hosted by Alcohol Action NZ in partnership with SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, Massey University, at Te Papa, tomorrow Wednesday, 15th August. More >>

Māori Party rejects Labour MP's blame game

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:10 am | The Maori Party

The Māori Party is rejecting an explanation from Waiariki MP Tamati Coffey that the Pare Hauraki settlement was signed off by the previous government. More >>

Birth Certificate or Choice Certificate?

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 9:07 am | New Conservative

Last week the debate was about the impact of PC culture on freedom of speech. New Conservative is concerned we are about to go a step further with more PC madness. More >>

Israel Institute calls on Govt to distance itself

Monday, 13 August 2018, 8:58 pm | Israel Institute

Israel Institute calls on Govt to distance itself from terrorism Israel Institute of New Zealand director, Dr David Cumin, is calling on the Government to distance itself from a decision by Labour MP, Dr Duncan Webb, to host a meeting featuring ... More >>

Prime Minister's glorification of bureaucrats outrageous

Monday, 13 August 2018, 5:15 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says the new ‘public servant medal’ would be more acceptable if public servants weren’t paid 34.6% more than taxpayers in the private sector. Taxpayers' Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “You ... More >>

Waikato bus drivers strike over unsafe work conditions

Monday, 13 August 2018, 4:22 pm | First Union

Around 120 drivers from Hamilton, Otorohanga, and Te Awamutu will walk off the job tomorrow from 5:30am until midnight to show their frustration at low pay and bad work conditions. The drivers will gather for a picket outside the Hamilton Transport ... More >>

Strike Action Not in Best Interest of Drivers And Families

Monday, 13 August 2018, 3:56 pm | Go Bus

Go Bus says that it is growing increasingly frustrated by First Union’s unwillingness to engage in productive, good faith negotiation, and is disappointed that drivers and their families will be unfairly impacted with lost income as a result of unnecessary ... More >>

Winston Peters and trade talks questioned

Monday, 13 August 2018, 3:25 pm | Amnesty International

Today Amnesty International delivered the voices of over 1500 people who took action urging Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, to speak out in support of more than a dozen women in Saudi Arabia who have been unjustly imprisoned for defending ... More >>

Criminal Justice Summit to take emotion out of crime

Monday, 13 August 2018, 1:52 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Victims horrified at head of Criminal Justice Summit to take emotion out of crime 13th August 2018 More >>

"Self declared" legal sex changes risk women's rights

Monday, 13 August 2018, 1:01 pm | Lesbian Rights Alliance

The recommendation by Select Committee to remove all safety mechanisms from the legal sex change process puts women and girls in danger. More >>

Government Urged to Review Glyphosate Based Herbicides

Monday, 13 August 2018, 12:56 pm | GE Free NZ

It is time to reevaluate the evidence and how Glyphosate Based Herbicides (GBH's) are used in light of a ground breaking court case finding harm from the glyphosate based herbicide Roundup products. More >>

Challenge to businesses to employ more refugees

Monday, 13 August 2018, 11:56 am | Multicultural New Zealand

A visiting British economist has laid down a wero for New Zealand employers to overcome their psychological hurdles and employ more refugees. More >>

Lecretia Seales memorial law reform event

Monday, 13 August 2018, 11:43 am | Lecretia's Choice

WELLINGTON - Victorians Julian Gardner and Tricia Malowney are travelling from Melbourne to speak at the 2018 Lecretia Seales Memorial Lecture in Law Reform in Wellington on 16 August 2018. More >>

Biased MP should resign as deputy chair of select committee

Monday, 13 August 2018, 11:34 am | End of Life Choice Society

A prominent campaigner for assisted dying said Monday MP Maggie Barry should resign as deputy chair of the parliamentary committee considering the issue because she is blatantly biased and discourteous to submitters. More >>

Smaller Parliament would be a boon for taxpayers

Monday, 13 August 2018, 11:16 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Smaller Parliament would be a boon for taxpayers 13 AUGUST 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the ACT Party’s proposal to reduce the size of Parliament from 120 to 100 MPs, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says: ... More >>

Online pre-qualification opens for first KiwiBuild homes

Monday, 13 August 2018, 10:59 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Owning an affordable starter home is a step closer for eligible New Zealanders with the launch of KiwiBuild’s new online pre-qualification portal today. First-time buyers and ‘second chancers’ can apply online to the KiwiBuild Unit to determine ... More >>

Prisoner has 9 boxes of documents seized

Monday, 13 August 2018, 9:59 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Press release - [06:00am 13/08/2018] - For Immediate Use PRESS RELEASE: People Against Prisons Aotearoa More >>

Q+A: Adrian Orr interviewed by Corin Dann

Monday, 13 August 2018, 9:57 am | TVNZ

Please find attached the transcript of the interview between our host Corin Dann and the NZ Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr on TVNZ1’s Q+A this [Sunday] evening. More >>

Proposed single use plastic bag ban welcomed

Monday, 13 August 2018, 9:54 am | The Rubbish Trip

The Rubbish Trip welcomes proposed single use plastic bag ban and encourages further policy change to reduce waste More >>

Disturbing attack on District Court Judge

Monday, 13 August 2018, 9:50 am | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association says a New Zealand Herald article criticising a District Court Judge is a disturbing occurrence where a media organisation has used its privileged role in a personal and unfortunate way. More >>

Bridges would support a binding referendum on euthanasia

Sunday, 12 August 2018, 12:39 pm | Right To Life

Simon Bridges would support a binding referendum on euthanasia over the conscience of National MPs More >>

Birth Certificates To Be Based On Ideology Not Biology

Saturday, 11 August 2018, 7:00 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that politicians will vote on a law change which will further deem birth certificates meaningless. This comes as a result of a decision by the Government and Administration select committee to recommend that birth certificates ... More >>

Government announces nationwide plastic bag ban

Saturday, 11 August 2018, 2:47 pm | Our Seas Our Future

Government announces nationwide plastic bag ban Our Seas Our Future supports the New Zealand Government’s decision to phase out plastic bags across the country in the next 12 months. More >>

The Nation: Minister of Finance Grant Robertson

Saturday, 11 August 2018, 1:10 pm | The Nation

• Finance Minister Grant Robertson says he is not concerned about the foundations of the economy. “I think the economic fundamentals for New Zealand are good. The books are in surplus; we’ve got debt at a relatively low level; unemployment’s ... More >>

The Nation: Former Aust Human Rights Commission president

Saturday, 11 August 2018, 12:40 pm | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: John-Michael Swannix interviews former president of Australia's Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs More >>

KiwiSaver case of worker with Down Syndrome supported

Saturday, 11 August 2018, 12:13 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Action by mother Joan Fairhall on behalf of her 39-year-old son, Tim, to have his KiwiSaver funds released early is being supported by the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC), and its head, Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell. More >>

Support for measures to allow children to amend gender

Saturday, 11 August 2018, 12:10 pm | PCTGDC

Parents of transgender children have joined other groups in the rainbow community in welcoming today’s announced changes to the process for amending gender markers on birth certificates. More >>

Single-use plastic bag ban - Expert Reaction

Friday, 10 August 2018, 6:33 pm | Science Media Centre

________________________________________ The Government has pledged to rid the country of single-use plastic shopping bags over the next year. More >>

Deputy Police Commissioner inquiry head appointed

Friday, 10 August 2018, 5:36 pm | New Zealand Government

Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin has announced Mary Scholtens QC will lead the Government Inquiry into the Appointment Process of Deputy Commissioner of Police Wally Haumaha. More >>

ERANZ and Sustainability Trust partner to deliver access

Friday, 10 August 2018, 5:33 pm | Electricity Retailers' Association of NZ

The Electricity Retailers’ Association of New Zealand (ERANZ) is delighted to announce a new initiative called Access to Electricity. More >>

Suggested change to Birth, Deaths and Marriages Act welcomed

Friday, 10 August 2018, 5:20 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights commission is delighted that the Governance Administration Committee has recommended a human rights approach in simplifying the process to update sex details on birth certificates. More >>

Birth Certificate changes welcomed

Friday, 10 August 2018, 4:45 pm | Joint Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Today’s announced changes to the process for amending gender markers on birth certifciates are welcomed by takatāpui, trans and non-binary people. More >>

Support for Mana in Mahi.

Friday, 10 August 2018, 4:44 pm | Hastings District Council

Hastings Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst welcomes the Government’s announcement for the Mana in Mahi – a new initiative to support growing a skilled workforce. More >>

Another step towards a waste-free circular economy

Friday, 10 August 2018, 4:13 pm | Sustainable Business Network

The Sustainable Business Network welcomes the Government’s announcement today that single-use plastic bags will be phased out. It's another positive step towards a circular economy for New Zealand. More >>

Announcement on Single Use Plastic Carrier Bags positive

Friday, 10 August 2018, 12:37 pm | Retail NZ

Retail NZ says that today's announcement from Government that it intends to ban single-use plastic carrier bags is great news More >>

Government work scheme risks becoming corporate subsidy

Friday, 10 August 2018, 12:22 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Government recently announced the Mana in Mahi scheme, which aims to subsidise employers taking in 18-24 year olds who have been on the benefit for six months. The scheme will subsidise employers the equivalent to the benefit, topping it up ... More >>

Morgan to stand down from Waikato River Authority

Friday, 10 August 2018, 12:07 pm | Waikato River Authority

Long standing Waikato River Authority Co-chair Tukoroirangi Morgan has announced his intention to resign from the Authority at the end of his current term in November, pending a replacement appointee from Waikato-Tainui. More >>

Local government welcome Government action on plastic bags

Friday, 10 August 2018, 11:27 am | LGNZ

LGNZ welcome this morning’s announcement by the Government on action towards phasing out the use of single-use plastic bags. More >>

Packaging Forum welcomes proposed ban

Friday, 10 August 2018, 11:17 am | The Packaging Forum

The Packaging Forum welcomes the Government’s proposal to ban all single use plastic, biodegradable and compostable bags to set a level playing field for the retail industry, and to take an estimated 800 million bags out of circulation. More >>

Plastic bag ban a win for people power and the oceans

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:56 am | Greenpeace

Friday, Aug 10th: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Minister of the Environment, Eugenie Sage have today announced a proposal to phase out single use plastic bags by 2019. More >>

National health targets – data release and development

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:31 am | Ministry of Health

As it finalises advice on a new suite of measures and a framework for reporting health system performance and measures, the Ministry of Health has released data relating to existing targets. More >>

Government is choosing high tax revenue over saving lives

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:15 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Smoke-free alternatives to cigarettes are set to be sold in cigarette-style warning packaging, deterring smokers from switching to less harmful products (that generate less tax revenue for the government). More >>

New election prediction method

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:10 am | University of Otago

A new system of predicting election results, developed at The University of Otago, is proving so accurate developers hope it will change future political discussion and journalism. More >>

Ethnicity Not The Problem

Friday, 10 August 2018, 9:42 am | New Conservative

Maori and Pacifica have become the victims in the restrictions to Free Speech according to Deputy Leader of New Conservative, Elliot Ikilei. More >>

Eleventh hour rescue of free lunch scheme for schools

Friday, 10 August 2018, 8:43 am | Foodstuffs Limited

The children who have been supported by Fill Their Lunchbox, which recently had to close its doors, have been thrown a lifeline by Foodstuffs South Island and Eat My Lunch. Eat My Lunch is similar to the Christchurch social enterprise and currently ... More >>

Migrant groups welcome new immigration changes

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 8:26 pm | First Union

Migrant groups welcome new immigration changes The Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG) and Indian Workers Association (IWA) welcome the new immigration changes announced today. We made submissions on behalf of migrants and requested migrants to also do ... More >>

FIRST Union welcomes Government probe into bus industry

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 8:02 pm | First Union

FIRST Union welcomes Government probe into bus industry in New Zealand Transport Minister Phil Twyford has announced a Government investigation into bus safety in New Zealand following three bus crashes within 10 days. He says the Ministry of Transport ... More >>

NZNO: Chief Executive releases detail of results

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 6:16 pm | NZNO

Chief Executive Memo Musa says, that in consultation with key NZNO staff, and following the conclusion of bargaining NZNO has made the decision to release the overall details of the DHB MECA ratification vote. As announced this Tuesday the ratification of ... More >>

Police: Response to New Zealand Herald story

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 6:14 pm | New Zealand Police

In 2015 a number of staff from the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Corrections worked at Police National Headquarters in the Māori, Pacific, Ethnic Services division on a project about improving justice outcomes for Māori. More >>

Emissions Trading Scheme annual report released

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 5:48 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme annual report released today The annual reports on New Zealand’s Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (SGG) levy were released today by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). The ... More >>

Fire-fighting foam investigation

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 5:35 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is not aware of any evidence that fire-fighting foams manufactured using PFOS or PFOA continue to be discharged into the environment, as recently reported by news outlets. More >>

Health risks of “Hothouse Earth” a disaster

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 5:18 pm | OraTaiao

A report released this week on the dangers of heading towards “Hothouse Earth” makes it clear that climate change is now a public health emergency. More >>

Ngāti Rangi Claims Settlement Bill passes First Reading

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 5:10 pm | Ngati Rangi Trust

A contingent of Ngāti Rangi iwi descended on Parliament today to witness the first reading of their settlement bill – Rukutia Te Mana. The Bill has been referred to the Māori Affairs Select Committee. More >>

Public consultation helps strengthen kauri dieback programme

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 4:02 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Public consultation helping strengthen kauri dieback programme 9 August 2018 Public feedback is helping shape a refreshed approach for combatting kauri dieback disease, with a further round of consultation about to get underway to enhance future protection ... More >>

New apprenticeships programme an “excellent initiative”

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 3:02 pm | E tu Union

E tū, the largest private sector union in New Zealand, is celebrating the Government’s focus on apprenticeships in the ‘Mana in Mahi’ programme announced today. More >>

Grey Power Cannabis Policy

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 2:32 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Recent stories in the News Media appear to be at odds with Grey Power N.Z. Federation Inc. official policy which follows. More >>

Auditor-General’s report, Long-term plans

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 2:31 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Councils are required to produce consultation documents to consult with their communities as part of their long-term planning process. Consultation documents are expected to concisely and clearly present the significant issues, plans, and projects that ... More >>

SAFE Wants Humane Treatment of Animals in Curriculum

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 2:16 pm | SAFE

SAFE calling for humane treatment of animals to be taught in schools following teenagers’ involvement in seal shooting. SAFE says four teenagers’ involvement in the shooting of a protected leopard seal near Dargaville shows a desperate need for compulsory ... More >>

Coalition raising funds for legal action against Massey VC

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 1:55 pm | Free Speech Coalition

MEDIA RELEASE Free Speech Coalition raising funds for legal action against Massey University Vice-Chancellor More >>




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