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End of Life Choice Bill will erode end of life choices

Monday, 12 June 2017, 10:08 am | NZ Catholic Bishops

Reacting to news that David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill has been drawn from the Ballot today, the New Zealand Catholic Bioethics Centre argues it will undermine the life choices for many should it become law. More >>

Internet Party website launch

Monday, 12 June 2017, 10:03 am | Internet Party

The Internet Party is back to contest the 2017 New Zealand general election. Check out the brand new next generation Internet Party website at . More >>

Claim Of ‘Religious’ Opposition To Euthanasia Debunked

Monday, 12 June 2017, 9:55 am | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that a full analysis of submissions made to the Inquiry on assisted suicide by the Care Alliance shows 77% opposition to any change in the law, but also conclusively rebuts the claims made by ACT MP David Seymour and other supporters ... More >>

Social Investment: Promise, Pitfalls and Prospects

Monday, 12 June 2017, 9:53 am | New Zealand Fabian Society

I would like to invite you to hear Professor Jonathan Boston discuss this subject at 5:30pm on Thursday 22nd June at Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Wellington. More >>

Revealed: MFAT Giving Taxpayer Money to North Korea

Monday, 12 June 2017, 9:40 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union can reveal that under the current Government, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade has given $215,000 to North Korean aid projects, despite the despotic regime's efforts to develop delivery systems for nuclear weapons ... More >>

Q+A: Gareth Morgan interviewed by Corin Dann

Sunday, 11 June 2017, 12:53 pm | TVNZ

Gareth Morgan to give money to charity in exchange for voter details Philanthropist turned political party founder Gareth Morgan is pledging a million dollars of his own money to charities in exchange for the contact details of potential voters. More >>

Q+A: Winnie Byanyima interviewed by Corin Dann

Sunday, 11 June 2017, 12:52 pm | TVNZ

Oxfam chief calls on NZ to do more to tackle global poverty The head of the charity Oxfam says New Zealand could be doing more on to help alleviate poverty on a global level. More >>

Q+A: Sir Lockwood Smith interviewed by Corin Dann

Sunday, 11 June 2017, 12:13 pm | TVNZ

Q+A: Sir Lockwood Smith interviewed by Corin Dann Former High Commissioner on Britain’s shock election result New Zealand’s election result is unlikely to be as shocking or as surprising as Britain’s, according to our former High Commissioner to the ... More >>

Care, Think, Vote

Sunday, 11 June 2017, 10:36 am | The Opportunities Party

Hey folks, in case you missed it taxpayers have just given millions of dollars of broadcasting time to establishment politicians so they can tell you to vote for them. More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Ben Bland

Saturday, 10 June 2017, 12:39 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Ben Bland Lisa Owen: The UK election result has been labelled by some commentators as a political earthquake. Prime Minister Theresa May had called a snap election, looking for a strong mandate for Brexit negotiations, ... More >>

The Nation: David Seymour, Peter Dunne and Te Ururoa Flavell

Saturday, 10 June 2017, 12:38 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews David Seymour, Peter Dunne and Te Ururoa Flavell Headlines: David Seymour says election year a good time for his Euthanasia Bill to be drawn from the ballot, because MPs will have to listen to the public on the issue. ... More >>

Labour’s freshwater policy ‘more ambitious’ than Govt

Saturday, 10 June 2017, 12:19 pm | Joint Press Release

Joint Press Release from: Greenpeace, Tourism Export Council of NZ, Fish & Game, Forest & Bird, Choose Clean Water More >>

Feds query Labour Party’s election pledge on freshwater

Saturday, 10 June 2017, 12:13 pm | Federated Farmers

Feds query Labour Party’s election pledge on freshwater Source: Federated Farmers -- Federated Farmers is questioning the feasibility of the Labour Party’s policy on freshwater quality which was released today because it’s based on a false assumption ... More >>

30th Anniversary of Nuclear Free New Zealand

Saturday, 10 June 2017, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Peace Foundation

On Sunday 11 June at 12.00 midday in Auckland Domain The Peace Foundation is organising a public peace event to mark the thirty year anniversary of New Zealand saying “no” to nukes in the Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987 statute. ... More >>

Has Democracy Already Been Euthanised?

Saturday, 10 June 2017, 12:08 pm | Conservative Party

Has Democracy Already Been Euthanised? 8 June 2017 Manurewa finally has a candidate who shares their views and values. More >>

Guns in Schools

Saturday, 10 June 2017, 12:05 pm | NZ Council Of Licensed Firearms Owners

A recent article about firearms training in a school at Whakarongo had mixed reactions across the country. The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners (COLFO) member’s fondly recall that it is not so many years ago that most boys schools had cadet units that ... More >>

Air Force Aviation Medicine Unit Opened

Friday, 9 June 2017, 4:50 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A new, energy-efficient Aviation Medicine Unit (AMU) at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Auckland was officially opened today by Minister of Defence Mark Mitchell. More >>

Customs arrests Canadian for $4.8m meth candles

Friday, 9 June 2017, 4:35 pm | New Zealand Customs Service

Customs investigators have arrested a 36-year-old Canadian man this afternoon for 4.8 kilograms of methamphetamine found hidden inside a consignment of candles. More >>

Position on supermarket bag tax needs clarifying

Friday, 9 June 2017, 4:25 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Hastings Mayor and National Party candidate, Lawrence Yule, needs to clarify whether he supports the Green Party’s policy to implement a supermarket bag tax, after he was quoted in a press release on the subject earlier today. More >>

Actions risked New Zealand’s reputation

Friday, 9 June 2017, 4:25 pm | Serious Fraud Office

Simon William Hall, a former employee of Fisher & Paykel Healthcare (F&P Healthcare), has been sentenced in the Auckland District Court today for receiving secret commissions from Middle Eastern clients of F&P Healthcare and for deceiving ... More >>

Getting evidence used for action

Friday, 9 June 2017, 3:42 pm | Superu

New Zealand’s social sector is operating in a challenging social investment environment - and needs to get better at using evidence and putting it into practice. More >>

Illegal GE flowers Could Be In NZ

Friday, 9 June 2017, 2:15 pm | GE Free NZ

The Ministry of Primary Industries has notified nurseries and plant producers that genetically modified petunias might have been illegally imported into New Zealand. [1] They have sent seed stock to testing laboratories to see if the seeds are genetically ... More >>


Friday, 9 June 2017, 1:59 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

A combined team of New Zealand Defence Force and Republic of Fiji Navy personnel boarded 70 fishing vessels during fisheries patrols in western Fiji in the past week. More >>

How All New Zealanders can build a fairer world

Friday, 9 June 2017, 12:34 pm | Fairtrade ANZ

World Day Against Child Labour is a chance for Kiwis to think about how their everyday actions can help build a fairer world, says the Chief Executive Officer of Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand. More >>

UN requires NZ Government to fully investigate Afghan raid

Friday, 9 June 2017, 12:06 pm | Amnesty International

The United Nations Committee Against Torture has asked the New Zealand Government to report on what measures it has put in place in order to fully investigate the allegations relating to Operation Burnham in Afghanistan in 2010. During this Operation ... More >>

Whakatohea Pre-settlement Trust selects a Ngapuhi negotiator

Friday, 9 June 2017, 11:36 am | Whakatohea Pre-settlement Trust

As the Whakatohea Pre-settlement Trust continues along their scheduled calendar towards entering negotiations with the Crown, claimants await a decision by the Waitangi Tribunal for their application for an urgent hearing into the Mandate of the new ... More >>

Mayors call for levy on single use plastic bags

Friday, 9 June 2017, 11:09 am | Joint Press Release

The Mayors of Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin have jointly launched an open letter to Mayors around the country to join the call on central government to institute a national levy on single use plastic bags, or to give local authorities the power ... More >>

Pacific Quota Ballot Today

Friday, 9 June 2017, 10:57 am | NZ Immigration Service

The New Zealand Pacific Access Category quotas will be drawn by ballot today. 650 places are available under the Pacific Access Category for nationals from Tonga (250), Fiji (250), Tuvalu (75) and Kiribati (75). Immigration New Zealand (INZ) Assistant ... More >>

Comprehensive Solutions for Clean Water

Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:53 am | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

Environment and Conservation Organizations (ECO) fully supports the Seven point Plan proposed by a coalition of environmental organizations led by Choose Clean Water with Public health and tourism organizations. ‘The Freshwater Rescue Plan is the ... More >>

End of Life Choice Bill

Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:17 am | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Right to Life believes that the Hon David Seymour MP, should seek leave of the House to have his private members bill End of Life Choice bill, withheld from its first reading until Parliament has had the opportunity to consider the report from the ... More >>

Has Democracy Already Been Euthanised?

Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:10 am | Conservative Party

Assisted suicide - let's call it what it is - allows a group of people to choose when someone dies. Calling it “End of life choice bill” or “Dream sweet dreams forever bill” does not alter the fact that killing someone is irreversible and ... More >>

Toll roads a poor way of solving congestion

Friday, 9 June 2017, 9:04 am | Dog And Lemon Guide

Auckland’s toll roads will penalise the poor without solving the causes of congestion, says the car review website . More >>

Green’s Medicinal Marijuana Bill Fails Safety Test

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 5:18 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First NZ says that the private members bill of Green MP Julie Anne Genter should be rejected by MPs when it comes up for its 1st Reading in Parliament, and that the cautious approach being used by the Government is the correct approach. More >>

HCHA slams government for short-changing the Pay Equity deal

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 4:39 pm | Home and Community Health Association

June 8, 2017 – The Home and Community Health Association (HCHA), whose members provide more than 95 percent of government-contracted home and community support services, claims that the Government’s broken promise to fully fund the Pay Equity ... More >>

On David Seymour’s End of Life Bill

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 4:38 pm | Voice For Life

Media Release from Voice for Life on David Seymour’s End of Life Bill drawn today in the ballot More >>

Mandatory Social Work Registration Requirement Welcomed

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 4:28 pm | WelTech and Whitireia

The announcement on mandatory registration for social workers by Minister Tolley has been welcomed by leading tertiary education health and social services providers Whitireia New Zealand and the Wellington Institute of Technology. “The requirement ... More >>

It’s Time to Talk About Higher Taxes for the Rich

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:51 pm | Closing The Gap

A truly progressive tax policy which includes capital gain is the only way to tackle both poverty and inequality in New Zealand, so let’s start talking about it, Peter Malcolm, spokesman for the income equality project “Closing the Gap”, said today. More >>

Time for United ANZAC Ban on Nuclear Weapons!

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:48 pm | Peaceworks

Australia should be stepping up on the world stage to support an international Nuclear Weapons ban, says PeaceWorks NZ, a new national peace group. More >>

Evidence shows euthanasia bill flawed

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:34 pm | Maxim Institute

“David Seymour’s private member’s bill is based on an illusion. It assumes that it’s possible to create safeguards around assisted suicide practices that can prevent wrongful deaths,” says Maxim Institute CEO, Alex Penk. “However, ... More >>

$1.27m for regional tourism infrastructure projects

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:32 pm | Accelerate25

Tourism Minister Paula Bennett today announced $1.27 million in government funding for six new tourism infrastructure projects across the Manawatū-Whanganui region. More >>

Phil Goff refuses to release legal advice

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 3:14 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is seeking an urgent review of Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s withholding of legal advice that he claims justifies the Council’s legal position in relation to its accommodation sector targeted rate. Jo Holmes, ... More >>

Freshwater Rescue Plan launched by leading organisations

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 2:27 pm | Kaiti Sullivan

Leaders from tourism, science, health, recreation and environmental conservation came together Thursday midday to launch a plan for solving the country’s freshwater crisis. Together they presented seven steps that can be taken immediately to protect ... More >>

Debt to Income limit consultation

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 1:38 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

The Reserve Bank today published a consultation paper seeking feedback on serviceability restrictions such as debt to income (DTI) limits being added to its macro prudential toolkit. More >>

End of Life Choice Bill should be voted down

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 1:27 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

New Zealanders have expressed clearly that they do not want voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide to be legalised. More >>

Campaign Launched to Kill ACT’s Assisted Suicide Bill

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 1:00 pm | Family First

Family First NZ will immediately be launching a major campaign to oppose the ACT MP David Seymour’s Private Members Bill to legalise euthanasia. More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora backs plain packaging stance

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12:44 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Māori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox and Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner announced today that the Government has confirmed its commitment to standardised packaging of tobacco products, with roll out scheduled from 14 March 2018. More >>

A Tale Of Two NZs

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 12:36 pm | TransTasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - As coverage of the Budget subsides, those in political parties’ backrooms will be eagerly awaiting polling results to see if the sands have shifted at all. Finance Minister Steven Joyce did not exactly deliver an election-year ... More >>

First Family Court Survey report

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 11:24 am | The Backbone Collective

The Backbone Collective was established three months ago and is voluntarily staffed by Deborah Mackenzie and Ruth Herbert. It is an independent body taking action to change NZ’s alarming violence-against-women statistics (domestic and sexual violence ... More >>

Shifting the needle to grow social housing

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 10:46 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

It’s not often New Zealand looks to Australia for advice, but when it comes to social housing, the Aussies can tell us how to get more houses built, faster. More >>

Unauthorised GM petunias may be in New Zealand

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 10:23 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

MPI has taken action after an overseas recall on unauthorised genetically modified (GM) petunias. Several varieties of GM petunias have been reported in Europe, USA and Australia and are being recalled by regulatory authorities there. MPI Director ... More >>

ALCP Leader wishes Abe Gray all the best

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 10:20 am | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party wishes Abe Gray all the best with the The Opportunities Party, but thinks he is being overly optimistic about its chances of success. More >>

New Survey Reveals NZers’ Ethical Spending Preferences

Thursday, 8 June 2017, 10:12 am | Conscious Consumer

Social enterprise Conscious Consumers has today released data showing the spending preferences for more than 10,000 New Zealanders, revealing they care most about minimising packaging and waste. More >>

Lack of systems at the heart of a worker’s death

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 5:20 pm | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand says businesses must actively identify and control risks that could kill or maim their workers. More >>

Collins' Comments: 7 June 2017

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 5:15 pm | Judith Collins

I was pleased to introduce Minister for Small Business Jacqui Dean to a group of small business owners and representatives in Papakura last month. The meeting was held in the Sir Edmund Hillary library’s very pleasant meeting room and I thank ... More >>

Mokopuna Ora Expands into Auckland

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 4:39 pm | Waikato Tainui

Mokopuna Ora - a partnership a between Waikato Tainui and Oranga Tamariki Ministry that looks to keep children within whaanau care – is expanding into Auckland. More >>

Auckland’s Gridlocked Commuters Suffer Bridges Syndrome

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 4:26 pm | Grow Northland Rail

While Transport Minister Simon Bridges complains of feeling 'extremely uncomfortable' then why is he and his office obfuscating over Kiwi Rail abiding the law by releasing what should be hailed as a bit of sweet comfort to commuters? A third rail line through ... More >>

Road pricing needed sooner rather than later

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 2:39 pm | Road Transport Forum

The Road Transport Forum is adamant that the Government and Auckland Council should just “get on with it” when it comes to instituting congestion charging or road pricing in Auckland. More >>

Ministry fails in its duty of care

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1:50 pm | Paul Brislen

News that the Ministry for Primary Industries has failed to ensure cameras being installed on fishing boats are fit for purpose is just the latest in a series of failures by the ministry in overseeing New Zealand’s fisheries. More >>

We’ll back the bid to save Jaffas and Pineapple Lumps!

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1:23 pm | Foodstuffs Limited

Foodstuffs announced last Friday that we would throw our support in behind anyone who has what it takes to save the iconic Jaffas, Pineapple Lumps, Buzz Bars, and Pinky Bars. Our Facebook community responded in the thousands telling us that they ... More >>

Mokopuna Ora Expands into Auckland

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 1:10 pm | Waikato Tainui Group

Mokopuna Ora - a partnership a between Waikato Tainui and Oranga Tamariki Ministry that looks to keep children within whaanau care – is expanding into Auckland. More >>




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