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Otago report highlights need for Te Papa apology

Friday, 30 November 2018, 11:06 am | University of Otago

There are calls from a University of Otago report for an apology and reparation to iwi in the wider Tauranga area affected by the takeover of Te Papa land in the 19th century. More >>

Mandatory review of the Walking Access Act 2008 underway

Friday, 30 November 2018, 9:34 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MEDIA RELEASE Mandatory review of the Walking Access Act 2008 underway The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has begun a review of the Walking Access Act 2008. More >>

Major health report shows urgent climate action needed

Friday, 30 November 2018, 9:31 am | NZ Climate And Health

A newly released report highlights that climate change poses an unacceptably high level of risk for the health of populations around the world. More >>

Walking Access Commission welcomes review of legislation

Friday, 30 November 2018, 9:31 am | Walking Access Commission

The New Zealand Walking Access Commission Ara Hīkoi Aotearoa (NZWAC) is welcoming the mandatory review of its governing legislation, the Walking Access Act 2008. More >>

Are e-scooters operating illegally?

Friday, 30 November 2018, 9:29 am | Lynley Hood

The New Zealand Transport Agency appears to have blundered in allowing e-scooters to operate, says pedestrian advocate Dr Lynley Hood. More >>

ASC Links Housing Shortage and Abortion Rate

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 7:36 pm | ALRANZ

Today the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) told the Justice Select Committee abortions increased among Aucklanders aged 25 – 35, possibly because of the rising cost of living, especially housing costs. More >>

Criminal Justice Advisory Group to visit the East Coast

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 5:25 pm | Justice Programme

The Government’s Safe and Effective Justice Programme Advisory Group – Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora – will visit the East Coast next Monday and Tuesday as part of its nationwide consultation to gather information on the criminal justice system. More >>

New Chief of Royal New Zealand Navy Takes Command

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 4:48 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

New Chief of Royal New Zealand Navy Takes Command Rear Admiral David Proctor became the first General List officer with a logistics background to be appointed Chief of Navy when he assumed command of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) at Devonport ... More >>

Deputy-Director General Health System Appointment

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 4:00 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has announced the permanent appointment of Keriana Brooking to the role of Deputy-Director General Health System Improvement and Innovation. More >>

Drug Foundation on medicinal cannabis bill

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:59 pm | NZ Drug Foundation

Drug Foundation statement on government’s medicinal cannabis bill Useful changes to the government’s medicinal cannabis bill were announced today, but the Drug Foundation says many patients will be disappointed. The Drug Foundation has welcomed ... More >>

Where’s our food from? Better labelling a step forward

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:42 pm | Soil and Health Association

The blindfold will finally be lifted when it comes to buying food, but the Soil & Health Association says consumers need even greater transparency. More >>

Meredith Connell completes review of most urgent NZTA files

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:29 pm | NZTA

Meredith Connell completes review of most urgent NZTA files Law firm Meredith Connell has completed its review into the most urgent open regulatory compliance files, leading to a significant increase in action and enforcement taken by the NZ Transport Agency. ... More >>

Workers at community nursing and homecare provider on strike

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:27 pm | Public Service Association

Nurses and administrators at Nurse Maude Care Coordination in Porirua and the Hutt Valley have commenced a week-long strike action from today (Thursday 29 November). More >>

First round of Investor Confidence Ratings completed

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:07 pm | The Treasury

The first round of Investor Confidence Rating (ICR) assessments for 25 investment-intensive government agencies is now complete, following assessment of the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) and the Southern District Health Board (SDHB). The second round ... More >>

Government amnesty allows illicit cannabis into industry

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:37 pm | Hikurangi Cannabis Company

An opportunity for illicit cannabis growers to enter the legal medical cannabis industry is being offered by a government amnesty and commercial agreements to protect the value for growers. More >>

Democracy and solidarity in doubling refugee quota

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:18 pm | Fightback

Launched in 2013, the campaign to double New Zealand’s refugee quota – after three decades of stagnation – went from a radical ask to a mainstream success. In this article, the campaign’s founder discusses the way that community support ... More >>

Continued use of Taser during arrest was unjustified

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:14 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were justified in using a Taser and two Police dogs to subdue a man before arresting him in Kawhia on 13 July 2017. However, the Authority also found that additional discharges of ... More >>

Outrageous corporate welfare on the West Coast

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:13 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to the latest round of Provincial Growth Fund announcements, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “Upgrading digital infrastructure and public trails is one thing, but ploughing millions into luxury spa facilities, ... More >>

Senior doctors urge action on climate change

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:07 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Two senior health professionals are urging colleagues and the wider health sector to take a lead in the fight against climate change. More >>

Plastic bag ban the first bold step of many

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 12:35 pm | Our Seas Our Future

Our Seas Our Future is pleased to see the Government take a stand to phase out single-use plastic bags in New Zealand. The move symbolises that the Ministry for the Environment has taken into account over 9300 submissions made by individuals, businesses and ... More >>

PM to Submit to UN Control of Media and Free Speech

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 11:20 am | New Conservative

In signing the UN’s global Compact for Migration on Dec 10 this year, the PM will agree to restrict and control the media, and cede sovereignty to the UN. More >>

The Refugee Experience in New Zealand – Public Forum

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 11:11 am | Holocaust Centre

A Forum on the Refugee Experience in New Zealand – including two extraordinary stories of survival as a Holocaust refugee in the 1950s and as a refugee from war torn Eritrea in 2008 – offers compelling historic and contemporary perspectives ... More >>

Bar Association Celebrates Appointments

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 10:35 am | NZ Bar Association

The New Zealand Bar Association congratulates 10 barristers whose appointment as Queen’s Counsel has just been announced by the Attorney-General. "This is an important event not just for those who have achieved this rank, but for the independent bar ... More >>

Oroua River doesn’t deserve award

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 10:31 am | Water Protection Society

The Water Protection Society (WPS) is criticising the decision to declare the Oroua River the second most improved river in the country at this year’s New Zealand River Awards. More >>

Second Reading of MC Bill today

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 9:22 am | Medical Cannabis Awareness NZ

Today, the second reading is of the Govt Cannabis bill is expected to be heard . More >>

Dunne Speaks: We Are No Better Than Trump

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 8:59 am | Peter Dunne

The outrage when President Trump refused outright to condemn the Saudi Crown Prince for his role in the murder of expatriate columnist Jamal Khashoggi, despite apparently overwhelming implicating evidence, was palpable and predictable. So too was the President’s ... More >>

Commit to further employment changes before election - TEU

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 4:29 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Although welcoming the progress of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill (ERAB) in Parliament this week as a first step in addressing the imbalance between working people and employers, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) today called on Labour and ... More >>

GCSB statement

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 4:01 pm | Government Communications Security Bureau

The Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) regulates network security under the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act (TICSA). The Act requires network operators to notify GCSB of certain proposed decisions, ... More >>

Consultation opens on Block Offer 2018

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 3:57 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

New Zealand Petroleum & Minerals has today initiated consultation with iwi and hapū on the proposed Block Offer 2018 release area for petroleum exploration permits. More >>

Government must rule out inheritance tax

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 2:05 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

If the Tax Working Group recommends an inheritance tax in all-but-name, the Government should declare it dead-on-arrival, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in response to comments made by Sir Michael Cullen in Wellington today. More >>

How NZ will become predator free by 2050

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 12:46 pm | Department of Conservation

Achieving a predator free New Zealand will allow our native wildlife and forests the chance to survive and thrive once again. More >>

Construction and accommodation cement employment growth

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 12:26 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Construction in Auckland has led employment growth in the region, Stats NZ said today. Construction employed 8,000 more people in the year ended March 2017 than in the previous year. More >>

Inquiry panel hands over report to Government

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 12:08 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Inquiry panel today formally handed over to the Minister of Health Hon Dr David Clark, He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry. More >>

Prisoners right to vote campaign launched

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 11:21 am | JustSpeak

JustSpeak is calling on the Government to protect rights that should be truly universal by reversing the ban on prisoners voting. More >>

1.8 million smuggled cigarettes seized

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 10:48 am | New Zealand Customs Service

A Customs investigation has resulted in the seizure of around 1.8 million smuggled cigarettes and cash estimated to be over $2 million. As a result of this investigation, the NZ Police have also restrained multiple properties, luxury cars and bank accounts. More >>

E tū Aviation commemorates air tragedies

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 10:42 am | E tu

November 28th is the day for all New Zealanders to stop and think about the importance of aviation safety. More >>

Hundreds across the country claim cash for bottles

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 8:50 am | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Hundreds of people across New Zealand exchanged empty plastic bottles for cash today as part of a series of pop-up events around the country, highlighting the need for a bottle refund scheme. More >>

First vote for women celebrated

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 8:36 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

A number of well-known women activists, historians, writers and supporters of women’s rights will gather for a special Voting Day breakfast today to mark the first time women voted in a New Zealand general election, says Tamsin Evans, Deputy Chief Executive, ... More >>

Latest good news for DHB workers: Allied Health settlement

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 8:18 am | Public Service Association

A new settlement has been ratified that will see pay gains for around 9000 allied, public health and technical workers represented by the Public Service Association (PSA) in the DHB sector. More >>

Are we getting hysterical about geo-politics in the Pacific?

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 7:16 pm | Council for International Development

Are we getting hysterical about geo-politics in the Pacific? 27 November 2018 Should we be worried about geo-politics in our region, or are we all getting unnecessarily hysterical? The Lowy Institute in Australia and New Zealand’s Council for International ... More >>

Changes to migrant visas good but need to cover other visas

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 5:31 pm | Union Network of Migrants

Changes to migrant visas good but need to cover other visas too – migrant networks and unions More >>

Now is the time to restore balance to employment relations

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 5:25 pm | Public Service Association

The second reading of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill in Parliament scheduled for today demonstrates a new consensus about restoring a much-need balance to employment relations says the PSA. More >>

Judgment: McGuire v Secretary for Justice

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 5:24 pm | NZ Supreme Court

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Court’s judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons ... More >>

Labour concessions secure NZ First support for law changes

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 4:49 pm | BusinessDesk

Labour has made two key concessions to employment law reforms to secure the support of coalition partner New Zealand First. More >>

Shane Jones thumbs nose at WTO

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 4:31 pm | ACT New Zealand

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones today confirmed that some Provincial Growth Fund expenditure may qualify as agricultural subsidies, meaning it would need to be reported to the World Trade Organisation, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Government must rule out 8 "Dead" Rivers project

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 4:07 pm | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is calling on the Government to rule out what it says is a massive polluting project proposed for Taranaki that will increase dirty energy dependency and massively increase production of "river-killing" urea. More >>

Self-harm in Counties Manukau Police District Custody unit

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 3:51 pm | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has completed its investigation into two self-harm incidents, involving the same female prisoner, at the Counties Manukau Police District Custody Unit (DCU) in October and November 2017. The Authority found ... More >>

Review into bullying and harassment commended by PSA

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 12:20 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) has commended today’s announcement that an independent external review into bullying and harassment of staff within the Parliamentary workplace is set to commence. More >>

2018 Census data release delayed

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 12:09 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Work on the first release of 2018 Census data is taking longer than expected due to the complex nature of the task, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Union welcomes closure of post offices

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The plan to close New Zealand Post branches has been welcomed by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “As a state-owned enterprise, any financial loss at New Zealand Post is a loss for the ... More >>

HiFX Data Update - NZ Trade Balance (Oct) Release

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 11:12 am | HiFX

The NZ Trade Balance for October has just been released. They came in worse than expected: NZ Trade Balance: Trade Balance (Aug) $1.30bio deficit Consensus $850mio deficit - Imports (Aug) $6.15bio Consensus $5.74bio - Exports (Aug) $4.86bio Consensus ... More >>

Calf suffers suspected broken neck after roping

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:12 am | SAFE

SAFE is renewing calls for an urgent ban on the use of baby animals in rodeo after a young calf suffered a suspected broken neck in Australia. More >>

National day of Action calls on government to combat plastic

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:52 am | Kiwi Bottle Drive

Cuba Street’s iconic bucket fountain in Wellington will be filled with plastic bottles today, along with similar events happening in Auckland through to Dunedin, as part of a nationwide day-of-action calling on New Zealanders to combat plastic ... More >>

Our Justice System offers Discounts like a Supermarket

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:42 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The SSGT believes discounts on criminals' sentences are offensive to the Real victims of serious crimes: the victims are being completely disregarded and re-victimised by our Justice system. More >>

Domestic violence survivors deliver petition to parliament

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:34 am | The Backbone Collective

A petition started by members of The Backbone Collective, calling on Government to uphold the United Nations recommendation that there be a Royal commission of Inquiry into the New Zealand Family Court will be presented to parliament on Tuesday, 27th ... More >>

Time to redefine housing affordability

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:34 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa is calling on the Government’s new Housing and Urban Development Authority to move away from inflated market prices and instead produce homes that are truly affordable. More >>

Good intentions won’t solve child neglect

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:05 am | ACT New Zealand

The Prime Minister’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill – set to pass into law this week with the support of every party except ACT – will do nothing to solve child neglect, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Experts call for Regulation as Trampoline Injuries Soar

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:01 am | Springfree Trampoline

Experts are calling for the introduction of mandatory safety standards for the trampoline industry as new ACC figures show more than 58,000 claims resulting from trampoline use over the past five years. More >>

Potential $1b hydrogen investment shows rethink needed

Monday, 26 November 2018, 3:03 pm | PEPANZ

A major potential investment into hydrogen technology in Taranaki shows the need for a re-think on oil and gas exploration, says the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ). More >>

Third walk-out by E tū Sistema members

Monday, 26 November 2018, 2:11 pm | E tu

E tū members at Sistema have walked off the job for the third time, effective from 7am. More >>




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