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Block offer decision a victory for NZ's seas

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 11:00 am | Forest And Bird

Government intentions to end offshore oil exploration is a huge step forward in protecting ocean wildlife from oil spills, seismic testing, and is an important contribution in the fight against climate change, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Welcome end to new offers for offshore oil exploration

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 10:49 am | WWF

WWF-New Zealand welcomes today's announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern that the government will not issue any further block offers for offshore oil and gas exploration. While Energy and Resources Minister Dr Megan Woods releases a block offer for limited ... More >>

Ardern makes oil history: Greenpeace

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 10:45 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, April 12: Greenpeace says the Coalition Government’s announcement that it has ended new offshore oil and gas exploration is an "historic moment, and a huge win for our climate and people power". More >>

Hager welcomes Hit and Run inquiry decision

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 6:30 pm | Nicky Hager

Nicky Hager has welcomed the announcement today of an independent inquiry into civilian casualties during the August 2010 NZSAS raid in Afghanistan – Operation Burnham – the subject of the 2017 book Hit and Run. More >>

CTV Families Press Conference Statement

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 5:43 pm | CTV Families

CTV Families Press Conference Statement from Professor Maan Alkaisi, on behalf of the CTV Families Rydges Latimer Hotel Christchurch 11 April 2018 Good afternoon Background following police decision not to prosecute Following the police's decision, announced ... More >>

AG commits to full inquiry into Hit & Run allegations

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 5:00 pm | ActionStation

Members of the ActionStation community welcome today’s news that the Attorney General David Parker has committed to a Government Inquiry into the events in Afghanistan in 2010 as part of Operation Burnham. More >>

Further action at Lyttelton Port as company keeps stalling

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 3:56 pm | Rail And Maritime Transport Union

Crew tugs and pilot boats will be out of action from 26 to 29 April at Lyttleton Port, after port workers issued further strike notices following another week of no progress on settling their collective agreement. More >>

No surprise that Kiwis value our teachers

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 3:44 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions said today that new research published by NZEI Te Riu Roa and the PPTA that 83 percent of Kiwis think teachers need a pay rise is in line with feedback from union membership on the value of our public services and the people ... More >>

ZFNZ on comments made by Gorliz Ghahraman

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 1:58 pm | Zionist Federation

ZFNZ Media Statement to comments made by Gorliz Ghahraman MP at recent anti-Israel rally in Auckland More >>

Is a regional fuel tax the right answer?

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 1:51 pm | National Road Carriers

A regional fuel tax will be nothing more than a stop gap measure to start funding Auckland’s much needed road infrastructure up-grade, according to the National Road Carriers Association. More >>

Kiwis should be able to choose to make work better together

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 1:20 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today presented to the Education and Workforce Select Committee on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill, in support of giving New Zealanders back the ability to improve workplaces together. CTU President Richard Wagstaff said ... More >>

CPAG welcomes new report on Children's Rights

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 12:42 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group welcomes the new report from the Children’s Convention Monitoring Group (CCMG), and its timely release following the 25th anniversary of New Zealand signing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC). More >>

Crisis of underinvestment means Govt must reconsider bribes

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 12:18 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Claims of underinvestment in health and education should naturally lead to the Government reconsidering its expensive non-essential election bribes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Government urged to go all the way on plastic bags

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 11:05 am | Greenpeace

Greenpeace will call for a comprehensive ban on plastic bags when it gives evidence to the Environment Select Committee this Thursday, 12 April. More >>

Building blocks needed for children’s rights

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 10:44 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

A new report outlines the next steps the New Zealand Government needs to take to make good on our promises to children. Getting It Right: Building Blocks: “The Prime Minister has said that she wants Aotearoa New Zealand to be the best ... More >>

Survey shows strong public support for big teacher pay rise

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 10:33 am | NZEI

New research shows strong public support for more Government spending on public education, including a significant pay rise for teachers and more support for children with additional learning needs. More >>

Medicinal Cannabis hearings resume at Parliament

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 10:05 am | NORML

Hearings on the Government's medicinal cannabis law reform bill continue throughout April and May, with NORML New Zealand delivering on Wednesday 11th April (10:45am) an unsubmissive submission on behalf of impatient patients. NORML's evidence will ... More >>

Business must not dominate trade debate

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 9:52 am | It's Our Future

"It’s Our Future wants to amplify the voice of the people in the debate on trade policy,” says Oliver Hailes, spokesperson for the national network of TPPA opponents, anticipating the Government’s consultation to be launched in the coming ... More >>

E tū “stoked” over Highlanders tickets for Cadbury members

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 9:45 am | E tu

E tū says former Cadbury workers are hugely looking forward to this Saturday’s Highlanders vs Brumbies game, which they will be able to attend for free. More >>

Tainui, Ngai Tahu get $35.3M top-up over dispute

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 5:09 pm | BusinessDesk

April 10 (BusinessDesk) - Iwi heavyweights Waikato-Tainui and Ngai Tahu have received a $35.3 million top-up after disputing the way the Crown valued settlements when the payouts breached the $1 billion fiscal envelope six years ago. More >>

National’s fuel tax ad misrepresents their policy

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

National’s new campaign and TV ad against fuel taxes is disingenuous, considering the Party refuses to make any commitment to repeal the taxes if elected government, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Better drone education and enforcement urgently needed

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 2:55 pm | Simpson Grierson

Law firm Simpson Grierson says education around drone regulations, effective enforcement and a review of rules for commercial drones are urgently required in the face of escalating use and high-profile incidents. More >>

Women’s caring work taken for granted

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 2:09 pm | She Cares

Unpaid carers in New Zealand are twice as likely to be female, devoting an exhausting average of 30 hours a week to caring for elderly, ill, or disabled friends and family members and suffering financially as a result – while saving the country billions ... More >>

Child Poverty Reduction Bill

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 12:33 pm | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) sees the Child Poverty Reduction Bill as an important piece of legislation that will help to maintain a focus on the crisis of deprivation afflicting children across the country. More >>

Waikato DHB shows how to flush money down the drain

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The cancellation of Waikato DHB's ‘SmartHealth’ app and online service proves how easily public agencies can waste taxpayer money on IT white elephants, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

New book concludes inshore fisheries need a radical shakeup

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 11:32 am | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society today launched its latest publication ‘Voices from the Sea’ which is the result of an in-depth investigation into the operation of New Zealand’s inshore fisheries management system. Authored by EDS Policy Analyst ... More >>

Gender Attitudes Survey

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:28 am | National Council of Women of NZ

New Zealand’s first Gender Attitudes Survey shows strong ideas about what boys and men “should” be like hold us all back More >>

KiwiRail remembers the Wahine

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:19 am | KiwiRail

An Interislander ferry sounded its horn to mark the time the Wahine struck Barrett Reef this morning and, weather permitting, another will form the backdrop to a flotilla on Wellington Harbour this afternoon, as KiwiRail helps commemorate the 50-year anniversary ... More >>

New Property Management Standards Needed

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:12 am | Comprende

New Property Management Standards Needed Wellington, 10 April 2018 –New Zealand’s rental industry will be stronger if the Government considers regulating both private and professional property management, like overseas markets do, in their review of ... More >>

Electoral Commission preparing for Northcote by-election

Monday, 9 April 2018, 5:51 pm | Electoral Commission

Electoral Commission preparing for Northcote by-election The Electoral Commission has begun preparations for a by-election in the Northcote electorate on Saturday 9 June. “Voters in the Northcote general electorate will be choosing a new local ... More >>

Large turnout expected for Middlemore rally

Monday, 9 April 2018, 5:13 pm | NZNO

The first NZNO Rally for Health is at Middlemore Hospital tomorrow morning at 6.30am. Nurses are reporting that NZNO members from each ward are attending either the morning or afternoon at 2pm and anticipation is building as they are organising to get there. More >>

PHRC response to the Zionist Federation

Monday, 9 April 2018, 4:29 pm | Palestine Human Rights Campaign

PHRC Press Release In a Press Release on 8 April , the Zionist Federation took issue with FIANZ President Hazim Arafeh's recent observation that “Israel has no regard for the sanctity of human life”, by claiming that “Israel has absolute regard ... More >>

Facebook on NZers impacted by Cambridge Analytics breach

Monday, 9 April 2018, 4:16 pm | Office of the Privacy Commissioner

We have been notified by Facebook that a total of 63,724 people in New Zealand may have been impacted by the Cambridge Analytica data breach. More >>

Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive stepping down

Monday, 9 April 2018, 3:53 pm | Otakaro Limited

Ōtākaro Limited Chief Executive Albert Brantley has advised the Crown company’s Board of Directors that he will be stepping down from his position around June 2018 to focus on other national and overseas activities. More >>

Medium Density Housing Summit

Monday, 9 April 2018, 3:33 pm | ADNZ

Medium Density Housing Summit to respond to New Zealand’s ranking as least affordable for housing in OECD. An urgent need to address New Zealand’s housing crisis with a sustainable and affordable centric solution will see international and local award-winning ... More >>

EPA costs for safeguarding the environment set to change

Monday, 9 April 2018, 12:36 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The cost of assessing hazardous substance applications are changing, as the Environmental Protection Authority looks to develop a more balanced approach to the way it charges for its services. More >>

Income inequality impacts obesity in children

Monday, 9 April 2018, 12:01 pm | University of Auckland

National income and income inequality impacts on body size of children and adolescents according to new research from the University of Auckland. A study of over 200,000 children in 36 countries including New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom ... More >>

Operation Burnham: Final Opinion released

Monday, 9 April 2018, 11:37 am | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier today released his Final Opinion on five complaints concerning the New Zealand Defence Force’s withholding of information related to Operation Burnham in Afghanistan in 2010. More >>

Landlord fined for non-compliant gas supply

Monday, 9 April 2018, 10:16 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Landlords who fail to ensure the safety of their tenants have been sent a clear message by the Tenancy Tribunal after a Christchurch landlord was ordered to pay $4,100.00 after a non-compliant gas supply was found at one of her properties. More >>

Friends of the Maitai call for Council action on forestry

Monday, 9 April 2018, 9:53 am | Friends of the Maitai

The community action group Friends of the Maitai is calling on Council to take action on forestry practice. More >>

Shocking new Australian live export footage

Monday, 9 April 2018, 8:57 am | SAFE

For the first time in Australia’s controversial live export trade’s history, shocking new footage has been released of horrific conditions on board the shipments, highlighting the reputational risk of all live export, says SAFE. More >>

Education Ministry failing its own standards

Sunday, 8 April 2018, 8:13 pm | ChildForum

Press Release: ChildForum Date: 08/04/2018 Wellington – The Ministry of Education is not meeting its own deadlines in releasing information on complaints it received against early childhood services from 2016. More >>

Ka rawe Marama Davidson

Sunday, 8 April 2018, 2:17 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party is delighted to congratulate Marama Davidson as the new co-leader of the Green Party. More >>

Release in response to Federation of Islamic Association

Sunday, 8 April 2018, 10:25 am | Zionist Federation

In the spirit of Pesach (Passover) just concluding, and Ramadan next month, we do not want to enter into a public argument with FIANZ President Hazim Arafeh, but must point out the errors in his statement about the present unrest on the Israel-Gaza ... More >>

The Nation: Tony Sutorius on his Helen Kelly documentary

Saturday, 7 April 2018, 4:45 pm | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews filmmaker Tony Sutorius about his Helen Kelly documentary Lisa Owen: After being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, Helen Kelly stood down as president of the Council of Trade Unions, but she never stopped ... More >>

The Nation: A justice special

Saturday, 7 April 2018, 2:33 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen interviews a special panel of guests: criminal defence lawyer Stephen Bonnar QC, Paul Dennehy from the Corrections Association, former inmate Alex Swney and Lance Norman of Hāpai te Hauora. More >>

Chinese Communist Party Collapsing

Saturday, 7 April 2018, 10:58 am | Quit CCP

The Quit Chinese Communist Party Service Centre, New Zealand Branch, will hold an event at Aotea Square, Auckland, on Saturday 7 April 2018 from 11:30am to 2:30pm More >>

Right to Life Calls for Submissions

Saturday, 7 April 2018, 10:53 am | Right To Life

We all have a sacred duty to defend the right to life of every member of our human family from conception to natural death. The Law Commission on 4th April in a media release has invited members of the community to make submissions on the review of ... More >>

NZ Muslims condemn Israeli attacks

Friday, 6 April 2018, 6:50 pm | Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand

New Zealand Muslims are calling on the Government to censure Israel for their attacks on Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border in the past week. More >>

Mayor welcomes well-being initiative

Friday, 6 April 2018, 5:10 pm | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has welcomed the introduction of the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill, restoring the four aspects of community well-being and the power to collect development contributions for public amenities. More >>

Comment regarding the possible funding cut to RHAANZ

Friday, 6 April 2018, 3:42 pm | Massey University

Comment regarding the possible funding cut to RHAANZ Please see below comments from Massey University College of Health Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Jane Mills, in reaction to news the Government may cease funding Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa ... More >>

Bill spells disaster for ratepayers

Friday, 6 April 2018, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

A new bill to amend the Local Government Act should alarm all New Zealand ratepayers as it would remove the last remaining fiscal restraint on Council spending, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . The relevant proposed law change is as follows: ... More >>

Economic diversification for Taranaki

Friday, 6 April 2018, 3:27 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) welcomed the announcement today by Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones of the Taranaki Action Plan, as an example of a more diverse and sustainable future for New Zealand’s regions. CTU Secretary Sam ... More >>

Consultation on proposed changes to AISA

Friday, 6 April 2018, 2:37 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs has opened consultation on a proposal to replace several existing Information Matching Agreements with an Approved Information Sharing Agreement (AISA). More >>

Another Taxpayers’ Union victory for transparency

Friday, 6 April 2018, 2:03 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Wellington City Council’s commitment to proactively release sensitive spending figures is a win for transparency and the Taxpayers’ Union . The first round of figures, including a $98,000 banquet , were released in response to a Taxpayers’ ... More >>

111 mobile caller location extended to iOS

Friday, 6 April 2018, 1:54 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

MBIE Deputy Chief Executive Brad Ward today announced New Zealand has gone live with Advanced Mobile Location (AML) for iOS, which is an important extension to the successful Emergency Caller Location Information (ECLI) service, and has been deployed as part ... More >>

Pike River Recovery Agency appoints technical advisors

Friday, 6 April 2018, 1:37 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

A group of 11 technical advisors has been appointed by the Pike River Recovery Agency to provide independent advice addressing the safety and feasibility of a manned re-entry to the Pike River Mine. More >>

Four well-beings restored to local communities

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:55 pm | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand is delighted to see the introduction of the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill which restores the four aspects of community well-being along with the introduction of legislation which supports trials of online ... More >>

Ombudsman seeking better OIA practices

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:03 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman has commenced four self-initiated investigations into the official information practices of the public sector. More >>

Irrigation announcement a victory for our rivers

Friday, 6 April 2018, 11:33 am | Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird is claiming a victory for our rivers, following government confirmation that large-scale irrigation schemes will no longer receive taxpayer funding. More >>




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