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Social Housing Minister stifles debate on critical issues

Friday, 18 August 2017, 9:25 am | State Housing Action

Social Housing Minister Amy Adams is refusing all requests to front up and justify the National government’s plan to sell 2,500 state houses in Christchurch after the election. More >>

Armed Robber Gets Hand Smacked

Friday, 18 August 2017, 9:10 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Douglas Roake committed six aggravated robberies and shot two innocent members of the public during an armed home invasion – gets smack on the hand.SST More >>

Local Government Leaders failing New Zealand

Friday, 18 August 2017, 8:31 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

It is a sad coincidence that newly elected head of Local Government New Zealand is facing his own water crisis in North Dunedin – with it being exactly one-year since his predecessor's Council killed three people and caused 6,000 to become ill in Havelock ... More >>

DoC Missing In Action - Again

Friday, 18 August 2017, 8:25 am | Outdoors Party

The NZ Outdoors Party is reminding the Minister of Conservation of her statutory duty of protecting and preserving our public conservation estate and wild places as there have been two particularly disturbing instances where Department of Conservation ... More >>

CBB welcomes NZ First Broadcasting and ICT policy

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 7:14 pm | Coalition for Better Broadcasting

17 August 2017 The Coalition for Better Broadcasting (CBB) welcomes the NZFirst Broadcasting and ICT policy . More >>

ANZASW expresses its appreciation of Turei's contribution

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 5:16 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers wishes to place on record its appreciation of Metiria Turei’s contribution, both at the political and grassroots level. Throughout her 15 years in Parliament Metiria has been an advocate for the ... More >>

The Battle for Te Tai Hauaru

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 4:40 pm | Te Wero

Te Tai Hauauru MP Adrian Rurawhe hasn’t put himself in the spotlight in his first term, but how will that translate into votes against two high profile opponents? More >>

Microbead policy a “good start”

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 4:10 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is welcoming the Government’s latest announcement on microbeads as a good start. More >>

Cheaper to stay at The Langham than emergency housing motels

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 4:02 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour’s comprehensive plan to fix the housing crisis and ensure there’s enough state housing, means we won’t be paying through the nose for emergency accommodation like the current Government has to, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson ... More >>

Labour And National Fiddling While Housing Crisis Burns on

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 3:33 pm | The Opportunities Party

After Labour’s announcement yesterday that it would look to conduct a “review” of taxation mechanisms to deal with the housing crisis, it is now obvious that both old establishment parties have zero commitment to deal with the root causes of the ... More >>

National Scheming to Lock in TPPA

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 3:31 pm | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 17 AUGUST 2017 National Scheming to Lock in TPPA So Future Govt Has No Influence More >>

Local Government stepping stone to Parliament sting

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Ratepayers should not be paying councillors for one job while they are out campaigning for another, says the Taxpayers’ Union. At least four candidates in the three main centres are still enjoying salaries over $90,000 while they campaign for seats in ... More >>

Oranga Tamariki’s staff exodus

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 2:30 pm | Public Service Association

The number of social workers leaving Child, Youth and Family during the formation of Oranga Tamariki was largely down to the expertise of long-serving staff being ignored in the review process and a costly and wasteful Expert Advisory Panel (EAP) ... More >>

Volunteers collect shoes for suicide prevention

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 2:27 pm | YesWeCareNZ

Volunteers are collecting hundreds of shoes across the country to draw attention to our alarming suicide rates, says . More >>

The success of Te Taka Keegan – a modern day tohunga

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 2:24 pm | The Maori Party

Te Reo Māori in a Changing World: The success of Te Taka Keegan – a modern day tohunga More >>

Earlier ban on microbeads welcomed

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 2:24 pm | Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand welcomes the earlier than expected ban on the manufacture and sale of wash-off products containing microbeads. More >>

Garner, Gower And Owen to Front Decision17

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12:59 pm | Mediaworks

Duncan Garner will be hosting Three’s election night special from 7:00pm on September 23rd, 2017. With close to 20 years press gallery experience and host of The AM Show, Garner will be joined by Newshub Political Editor Patrick Gower and The Nation host, ... More >>

Labour Party spot on – not government’s role to own hotels

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12:54 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union agree with Labour: the use of millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money for the Government’s desperate attempts to pepper over the housing crisis by buying its own hotels, is ridiculous. Responding to Carmel Sepuloni's comments ... More >>

Tourism supports call for better biodiversity management

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12:25 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Protection of New Zealand’s unique biodiversity is imperative to our social and economic future, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. More >>

Addressing the Freshwater Crisis - It’s Time for Action

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12:24 pm | The Maori Party

Water is a hot topic at the moment. The Māori Party has long been advocating for water to be recognised as a taonga, not just at election time. We have always said that the absolute priority is for all New Zealanders, including our private sector, ... More >>

Rahui Papa - why criticize Metiria Turei?

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 12:23 pm | The Maori Party

The status quo is not working for our people – we need a higher level of care More >>

Ministry of Defence Major Projects Report 2016 Published

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 11:46 am | Office of the Auditor-General

In 2008, the Office of the Auditor-General identified a need for the Ministry of Defence and the New Zealand Defence Force to report better and more complete information to show how well they manage projects to acquire new defence capability. More >>

Why will the least swimmable rivers receive less funding?

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 11:43 am | Irrigation NZ

IrrigationNZ is continuing to challenge the logic of Labour’s water tax proposal, after finding that regions with more swimmable rivers will receive more funding from the water tax, while those with the least swimmable rivers will receive less funding ... More >>

REINZ applauds voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 10:56 am | REINZ

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) applauds moves by the Wellington City Council today to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington. The Council has partnered with the University of Otago to ... More >>

How low can the Health Minister sink?

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 10:21 am | Democrats for Social Credit

The on-going performance of Jonathan Coleman as health minister is no longer a major concern but a complete disaster for the New Zealand public health system, according to Democrats for Social Credit health spokesman David Tranter. More >>

Interactive Webinars on Living and Dying

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:50 am | Euthanasia Free NZ

Parliament’s Health Select Committee suggested in their recent report on public attitudes to ‘assisted dying’* that “greater communication between health professionals and the general public is required to explain the dying process and alleviate fear” ... More >>

ACC Fails to Implement Will of Parliament

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:11 am | ACC Advocacy

A matter has come to my attention that I have a duty to inform the New Zealand public about. In my role as ACC advocate I have obtained information that raises serious concerns about the conduct of the Accident Compensation Corporation. Readers will ... More >>

Is a WOF for rental properties the answer?

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 9:05 am | NZ Property Investors Federation

Wellington Council is introducing a voluntary Warrant of Fitness for rental properties that they intend to make compulsory in three years. The council says that they want to raise standards and that "every Wellingtonian deserves a warm dry home". More >>

Community Letter Demands Inquiry into Family Courts

Thursday, 17 August 2017, 8:43 am | Community In Action

A letter calling for an Inquiry into the NZ Family Courts goes to Parliament on Thursday 17 August at 12.30pm. More >>

National selects Clutha-Southland candidate

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:22 pm | New Zealand National Party

National selects Clutha-Southland candidate Hamish Walker has tonight been selected by local party members as National’s 2017 Clutha-Southland candidate. Mr Walker, 32, lives in the Clutha-Southland electorate with his partner Penny and has a strong ... More >>

Government pays twice the price for emergency housing motels

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 5:33 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Government pays twice the price for emergency housing motels – with two more on the way More >>

Search for Rollie Heke extends nationally

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 5:26 pm | New Zealand Police

The response to the events of Sunday night have now been split into two phases. More >>

National Commemoration of the Vietnam War

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 5:15 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Vietnam Veterans’ Day will be commemorated on Friday at the National War Memorial, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Chief Executive Paul James said. More >>

Concerning comments made in online video

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 5:10 pm | New Zealand Police

Police are investigating a video posted online which shows an individual making very concerning comments about members of our community. More >>

Inquiry report recognises accessibility for the disabled

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:46 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says parliament’s Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee’s report on the “Inquiry into the future of New Zealand’s Mobility” recognises that accessibility for people with disabilities is crucial ... More >>

Transition to a better future

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:36 pm | New Zealand First Party

Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 16 AUGUST 2017 Christchurch Transitional Cathedral, 234 Hereford St, Christchurch. Wednesday, August 16, 1-2pm More >>

Tourism sector urged to get active in environmental advocacy

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:32 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society has urged the tourism sector to get more active in advocating for New Zealand’s natural heritage at the Tourism Export Council’s conference in Te Anau today. More >>

Current Electoral Law Discriminates Against Māori

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:22 pm | The Maori Party

Andrew Judd - Former Mayor of New Plymouth Howie Tamati - Māori Party Candidate for Te Tai Hauāuru 16 August 2017 More >>

Howie Tamati - Māori Party Candidate for Te Tai Hauāuru

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:06 pm | The Maori Party

16 August 2017 - Howie Tamati Backs the Call for Inquiry into Abuse of Children in State Care More >>

18,534 ask for protection of rare kiwi

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:03 pm | ActionStation

A mother and child pair of costumed kiwis sought sanctuary on Parliament steps today to highlight the plight of the endangered Haast Tokoeka Kiwi, threatened by a West Coast company’s plan to build a pipeline through their habitat in order to transport ... More >>

SAFE condemns appalling neglect of dairy cows

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 3:00 pm | SAFE

SAFE was appalled to learn of one of New Zealand’s most serious cases of systematic neglect of farmed animals this week. More >>

National And MPI Need to up Their Biosecurity Game

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 2:37 pm | New Zealand First Party

Richard Prosser MP Spokesperson for Biosecurity 16 AUGUST 2017 National And MPI Need to up Their Biosecurity Game More >>

New Zealand First announces Canterbury candidates

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 2:16 pm | New Zealand First Party

Sitting list MP, Denis O’Rourke, will again contest Port Hills for New Zealand First in the forthcoming general election, New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP, Rt Hon Winston Peters, announced today. More >>

Reedy-Taare: Health of Māori men matters too!

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 1:00 pm | The Maori Party

Mei Reedy-Taare Māori Party candidate for Te Tai Tonga 16 August 2017 Reedy-Taare: Health of Māori men matters too! More >>

NZ Government delegation snubs NGO groups at UN in Geneva

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 11:49 am | Save Our Unique Landscape

SOUL, the mana whenua-led community group fighting Fletcher Residential Ltd, the Government and Auckland City over a proposed Special Housing Area on confiscated land at Ihumātao near Auckland Airport, has presented its case to the UN Committee ... More >>

Hard questions to candidates at an election forum next week

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 10:53 am | Community Action Network

Nelson’s volunteer and community sector will be putting the hard questions to candidates at an election forum next week. More >>

Dunne's Spending Promises Suggest Desperation

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 10:26 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

16 AUGUST 2017 - Government support partner Peter Dunne appears to be abandoning the Government‘s commitment to fiscal prudence – offering some $4.76 billion of election bribes, according to the Taxpayers’ Union election policy costing ‘ ... More >>

Nats Too Slow Out of Gates Over NZ Racing Industry Crisis

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 10:16 am | New Zealand First Party

The Government has been far too slow in addressing the crisis facing the racing industry, says New Zealand First. More >>

Time running out to make voting easy

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:33 am | Electoral Commission

Time is running out for people wanting to make voting easy in the 23 September general election. More >>

Surf life-saver going deaf to deliver 26,000-strong petition

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:28 am | YesWeCareNZ

A 22-year-old surf life-saver going deaf will deliver a 26,643-strong petition to Parliament at noon today, on the Parliament forecourt. More >>

Call for inquiry into state abuse reaches the United Nations

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:08 am | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More >>

Purpose, Skills & Jobs Needed for Pasefika and Māori Youth

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:06 am | The Maori Party

‘When our Pasefika and Māori youth lose their purpose focus in life because they failed in school, lack marketable skills, and find no job opportunities…they end up as our wayward children. It is not an excuse but it is the ‘why’ our younger ... More >>

Maniapoto Māori Trust Board Signs Agreement in Principle

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 9:02 am | Maniapoto Maori Trust Board

Ā muri kia mau ki tēnā, kia mau ki te kawau mārō, whanake ake, whanake ake More >>

Survey reveals overwhelming support for water charging

Wednesday, 16 August 2017, 8:25 am | Water New Zealand

Nine out of ten New Zealanders believe that there should be a charge for extracting water from the environment for bottled water and similar industries, according to a recent survey by Water New Zealand. More >>

New Zealand First announces Wellington region candidates

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 5:27 pm | New Zealand First Party

Long-term Wellington City Councillor, Andy Foster, has been selected to contest the Wellington Central seat for New Zealand First at this year’s election. More >>

Time to Turn up the Pressure on Candidates

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 5:18 pm | Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand

Polls are showing that inequality is a top voter concern (Roy-Morgan and UMR Polls) The income equality group Closing the Gap is urging New Zealanders to push parties and candidates hard on inequality in the last few weeks of the election campaign. More >>

Opposition offering a clear choice on equal pay

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 4:27 pm | Public Service Association

A change of government would make pay equity a reality following announcements from the Labour and Green parties over the past weekend, offering a sharp contrast from the current Government’s attempt to shut down current claims under new and restrictive ... More >>

Revised Labour Party List for the 2017 Election

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 4:27 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party has revised its Party List for the 2017 General Election, following the recent election of Jacinda Ardern and Kelvin Davis as Leader and Deputy Leader. More >>

Green Party showing the love to Whangārei this Friday

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:52 pm | Green Party

Whangārei will be hosting Green Party co-leader James Shaw at a Love New Zealand campaign event this Friday evening. More >>

All prisoners should have voting rights - A debate

Tuesday, 15 August 2017, 3:50 pm | JustSpeak

Join debaters, comedians and panelists this Thursday evening at 6.30pm to thrash out whether or not prisoners should have the right to vote. Held at Victoria University’s Memorial Theatre, this event is hosted by JustSpeak and MC’d by Jerome Chandrahasen. ... More >>




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