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The Nation: Energy Minister Megan Woods

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 12:37 pm | The Nation

• Energy Minister Megan Woods says regulating the price of petrol is one of the options that will be considered but no decisions would be made until the Commerce Commission comes back with their market report. More >>

Maori Crime will reduce - If Maori are in Charge

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 12:32 pm | Manukau Urban Maori Authority

All four Iwi/Community Panel providers came together today to look at how successful their work was in dealing with Maori and other crimes within Metro Auckland. The Iwi Community Panels known as Te Pae Oranga was launched 4 years ago in partnership ... More >>

Greenpeace launches trainings to confront oil driller OMV

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 12:09 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Saturday, October 13: Greenpeace has launched the first of a series of national training workshops to prepare for the arrival of oil giant, OMV. More >>

US ambassador to NZ continues public attacks on China

Saturday, 13 October 2018, 12:07 pm | Socialist Equality Group

US ambassador to New Zealand continues public attacks on China By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group More >>

Israel Institute rejects fine on kiwi BDS activists

Friday, 12 October 2018, 8:29 pm | Israel Institute

Israel Institute rejects fine on kiwi BDS activists Support for the rights of Boycott, Divest and Sanctions’ (BDS) advocates’ to have their say has come from a surprising source with Israel Institute of New Zealand co-director, Dr David Cumin, defending ... More >>

Corporate welfare for brewers is hypocrisy

Friday, 12 October 2018, 4:04 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Corporate welfare for brewers is a hypocritical policy, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayer’s Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “The Ministry of Primary Industry’s decision to throw money at research for ‘top tier’ beer markets ... More >>

Climate groups protest ANZ roadblock to real climate action

Friday, 12 October 2018, 3:33 pm | 350 Aotearoa

Climate groups protest ANZ as “roadblock to real climate action” in light of IPCC 1.5°C report More >>

Free Speech Coalition responds to Israeli court order

Friday, 12 October 2018, 3:32 pm | Free Speech Coalition

Responding to an Israeli court order for damage payments from New Zealanders who campaigned to cancel a Lorde concert, Free Speech Coalition spokesman Dr David Cumin says: More >>

New Zealanders want full access to cigarette alternatives

Friday, 12 October 2018, 3:01 pm | Silvereye Communications

Nine out of ten New Zealanders believe adult smokers should have access to alternative products if shown to have the potential to reduce the risk of smoking compared to cigarettes, according to a new survey*. More >>

Crisis in the New Zealand Racing industry

Friday, 12 October 2018, 2:43 pm | Crowe Horwath

Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Racing, recently presented the Messara Report, to the New Zealand Racing Industry(NZRB). The report made 17 recommendations. Many of these recommendations are not new. But the failure to implement ... More >>

One Week Left: Tell Government your Thoughts on Renting

Friday, 12 October 2018, 2:30 pm | Auckland Disability Law

At Auckland Disability Law (ADL) we see a lot of people having problems renting homes, both in the private rental market and with Housing New Zealand. The Government is looking to change the law around renting with the reform of Residential Tenancies ... More >>

Criminal Justice Advisory Group to visit South Auckland

Friday, 12 October 2018, 12:17 pm | Ministry of Justice

The Government’s Safe and Effective Justice Programme Advisory Group – Te Uepū Hāpai i te Ora – will visit South Auckland on October 15 and 16 as part of its nationwide consultation to gather information on the criminal justice system. More >>

RainbowYOUTH reaches $75,000 target with help from HELL

Friday, 12 October 2018, 12:13 pm | RainbowYOUTH

RainbowYOUTH’s joint initiative with HELL Pizza, which saw 3,000 T-shirts up for sale in support of LGBTQIA+ rights in Aotearoa, has raised a “game-changing” $75,000 and increased awareness of the issues facing one of the country’s more ... More >>

TÜV Rheinland signs MoU with Environmental Choice NZ

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:59 am | Environmental Choice New Zealand

TÜV Rheinland, a global leader for independent inspection services, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the New Zealand Government’s official ecolabelling programme, Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ). More >>

Biosecurity Award finalists reflect huge national effort

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:51 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

There is a heartening national effort taking place to safeguard the country’s biosecurity, says New Zealand Biosecurity Awards judging panel Chair, Dr John Hellstrom. More >>

Millennials turn out in force for political panel

Friday, 12 October 2018, 10:29 am | Seed Waikato

WAIKATO Political Punch , a panel event spearheaded by Seed Waikato to get more millennials engaged in politics, was attended by nearly 100 people. More >>

Te Puoho (TP) Katene joins the Board at Ākina Foundation

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:47 am | Akina Foundation

The Ākina Foundation announces a new addition to their governance team, welcoming new Board of Trustees member, Te Puoho (TP) Katene. More >>

NZ government bans “foreigners” from buying houses

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:12 am | Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand government bans “foreigners” from buying houses By Sam Price, Socialist Equality Group 11 October 2018 (original url: ) More >>

Half a million people in debt with Ministry

Friday, 12 October 2018, 9:01 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Reports obtained through the Official Information Act revealed that as of March 2018, half a million people are in debt with the Ministry of Social Development, with the total debt being $1.5 billion. Most of the debt comes from overpayments and recoverable ... More >>

Academics urge united response to achieve 1.5°C limit

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 8:20 pm | The Wise Response Society

Academics urge united response to achieve 1.5°C limit The IPCC's long anticipated report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C says that Global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate and ... More >>

Ministers vote for effective pregnancy warning labels

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 7:26 pm | Alcohol Healthwatch

The wellbeing of future generations of Kiwi and Australian children has finally been placed ahead of alcohol industry profits following a decision on alcohol and pregnancy warning labels in Australia. More >>

MPs agree there’s much more to do on safety in forestry

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 4:34 pm | First Union

Politicians have responded with shock to revelations from forestry and wood processing workers at a symposium on the future of work in the industry. More >>

Have your say: ComVoices State of the Sector Survey 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 4:19 pm | Comvoices

ComVoices biennial survey on the state of the community and voluntary sector in New Zealand is now open. First run in 2014 and then again in 2016, the survey has become a key source of information about the wellbeing of community organisations working ... More >>

Problem definition for light rail solution still unclear

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 3:45 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“Lingering debate over the form of rapid transit to Auckland Airport reveals a lack of clarity about the role for light and heavy rail and this issue must be resolved when the business case is released,” says Infrastructure NZ CEO Stephen Selwood. More >>

Minister for Climate Change Meets with Te Arawa

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 3:31 pm | Te Arawa

Te Arawa is ready to begin adapting to and mitigating the effects of climate change. More >>

Revealed: The most extravagant mayoral vehicles

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt drives the most expensive ratepayer-funded mayoral vehicle in the country, the New Zealand Taxpayers Union can reveal. More >>

Weapons Expo protest road closed by Council and Police

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 2:52 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Palmerston North Council have announced that they will block roads and restrict access to the area around the Central Energy Trust Arena during the Weapons Expo at the end of this month. Earlier this week Palmerston North Manager of Venues, John Lynch, ... More >>

Future of Work for NZ's Forestry and Wood Processing

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 12:47 pm | First Union

A symposium to start a discussion on the future of work in forestry and wood processing has shown New Zealand is sitting on a mountain of un-tapped opportunity. More >>

VicNats Oppose Victoria University of Wellington Name Change

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 11:05 am | VicNats

Today the Victoria University branch of the NZ Young Nationals (VicNats) have called for a halt on the proposed name change and rebranding of Victoria University of Wellington. More >>

Will the Government Govern?

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:18 am | Frack Free Network

The Government say they are stopping new petroleum exploration, but they are not. If passed as is, the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill would cement the legal rights of private oil companies to drill baby drill, right into the 2050’s. More >>

SAFE takes Tegel to task in complaint to ASA

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 10:05 am | SAFE

SAFE has laid an official complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority over a Tegel ‘free-range’ chicken advertisement, which it says is grossly misleading. More >>

Researchers call for end to fat stigma

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 9:53 am | University of Otago

Researchers are using World Obesity Day today to call for an end to the stigma which fat people experience in their daily lives. More >>

Dunne Speaks: When Kindness Meets Tough Reality

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 9:32 am | Peter Dunne

In the wake of its greatest triumph to date, the Coalition Government is about to face its greatest challenge. And one will have been the cause of the other. More >>

Petrol taxes are subsidising the trucking industry

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 9:03 am | Dog And Lemon Guide

Light petrol and diesel vehicles are paying far more than their share of transport taxes, says the car review website . More >>

Too Little Too Late - Government's policy on Freshwater

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 5:28 pm | The Opportunities Party

On Monday the Government released their response to our freshwater crisis. The upshot is that very little will be achieved in this term except more talking. The Government expects to start seeing improvements in the swimmability of our rivers by 2023, but ... More >>

New penalties for door-to-door traders welcomed

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 5:23 pm | Consumer NZ

Consumer NZ welcomes the government’s announcement door-to-door sellers that ignore “Do Not Knock” stickers will face prosecution under the Fair Trading Act. More >>

Police ‘Discretion’ Failing on Smacking Law Despite Promises

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 3:15 pm | Family First

Family First says that despite political promises and assurances, good parents are being criminalised for non-abusive smacking, and that police discretion is not being used appropriately. Police are also referring cases through to the court to decide, ... More >>

Just Transition needs a slice of Govt's $5.5 billion surplus

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 2:29 pm | New Plymouth District Council

New Zealand's Just Transition needs a slice of Government's $5.5 billion surplus More >>

Māori Health Leaders mount historic Waitangi Tribunal Claim

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 2:20 pm | Hauora Coalition

Claims from two groups of Māori health leaders are being heard in the Waitangi Tribunal from 15 October next week at Tūrangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia as part of stage one of the its national kaupapa inquiry into health services and outcomes. More >>

The Govt has the power to avert potential strike action

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 2:01 pm | NZEI

The Government has the power to avert further potential strike action if it improves its collective agreement offers to primary teachers and principals. More >>

Māori Health Leaders mount historic Waitangi Tribunal Claim

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 1:09 pm | Joint Media Statement

Claims from two groups of Māori health leaders are being heard in the Waitangi Tribunal from 15 October next week at Tūrangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia as part of stage one of the its national kaupapa inquiry into health services and outcomes. More >>

Caritas response to IPCC Report

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 12:52 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Responding to the release of the latest Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), leaders of Catholic development agencies around the world have launched an urgent call for action, as there isn’t ... More >>

Climate Change & Business Conference Communique

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 12:43 pm | Environmental Defence Society

What a difference a year makes, the National Party’s environment spokesperson, Scott Simpson, told the EDS Climate Change and Business Conference yesterday. More >>

Blue Star workers on strike!

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 12:40 pm | E tu

E tū members at Blue Star Group’s four print shops are on a 24-hour strike today, which began at 12:01am this morning. More >>

Wastewater testing to be rolled out nationally

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 12:11 pm | New Zealand Police

Wastewater testing is set to be rolled out across New Zealand, with the expansion of Police and ESR’s (Institute of Environmental Science and Research) pilot programme. More >>

Helen Clark announced as Patron of Himalayan Trust

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 12:06 pm | Himalayan Trust

The Himalayan Trust, the charity founded by Sir Edmund Hillary to improve life for the people of the Everest region of Nepal, is delighted to announce Helen Clark as the inaugural Patron for the charity. More >>

Nurses Organisation urges vote for alcohol health warnings

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 12:05 pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is urging ministerial delegates to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation to vote in favour of mandatory, government-developed health warning labels on all alcohol products. More >>

Taxpayers’ Union launch inaugural "Jonesie Waste Awards"

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 11:58 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Today at Parliament the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union presented the inaugural Jonesie Waste Awards, recognising the best of the worst in government waste revealed in the last 12 months. The full details of the 2018 Jonesies are available as a report, ... More >>

Call for regulation of property managers grows louder

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 11:24 am | Anglican Advocacy

Ministers Phil Twyford, Andrew Little and Aupito William Sio have been sent an open letter signed by 26 advocacy organisations and property management professionals, calling for regulation of the industry. More >>

CFFC welcomes government crackdown on loan sharks

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 11:11 am | Commission for Financial Capability

The Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) welcomes government moves to crack down on loan sharks announced today. “Our community partners work with families every day who are in crippling cycles of debt as a result of the predatory actions ... More >>

Government Efforts to Hit Predatory Lending Welcomed

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 10:54 am | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army welcomes the Government’s bravery to provide stronger protections to New Zealanders. The Army applauds the announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today to tackle predatory lending and protect vulnerable consumers. More >>

Young Greens call on Government to act

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 10:30 am | Young Greens

The Young Greens are calling on the Government to take advantage of their economic position to do more to improve Aotearoa’s environmental and social conditions. More >>

Workplace bullying is preventable

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 10:25 am | CultureSafe

A high-profile US advocate for victims of workplace bullying says New Zealand has what it takes to prevent workplace bullying. More >>

Wild West to Be Tamed

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 10:21 am | FinCap

FinCap welcomes the Government’s announcement of stricter controls over loan companies and debt collectors. The charity works with New Zealand’s 200 free budget services and the 60,000 people who use their services each year, and has helped over half ... More >>

Study of migrant sex workers

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9:43 am | University of Otago

The majority of migrant sex workers in New Zealand who participated in new University of Otago research, are in safe employment situations and working to fund study or travel rather than being desperate, exploited or trafficked, the research shows. More >>

Stories of the criminal justice system

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9:38 am | JustSpeak

A powerful exhibition telling stories of people with first hand experience of the criminal justice system will be launched this month, providing an insight into the collateral consequences of imprisonment. More >>

MBIE welcomes migrant sex worker research

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9:20 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) welcomes the findings of new independent research on migrant sex workers in New Zealand. The research was proactively commissioned by MBIE to better understand issues within the sex industry, ... More >>

Seize the day and protect the Antarctic

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 9:15 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

10 October 2018 - Greenpeace is challenging the New Zealand Government to seize the day and help create the largest protected area on earth, right in our own backyard. More >>

Cyberbullying a $444M problem for NZ, new report reveals

Wednesday, 10 October 2018, 8:14 am | Netsafe

New Zealand’s first-ever report into the economic effect of online harm estimates the cost to individuals, communities and interventions to be $444m every year. More >>

Climate groups protest ANZ

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 4:46 pm | 350 Aotearoa

Climate groups protest ANZ as “roadblock to real climate action” in light of IPCC 1.5°C report More >>




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