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Access Alliance commends progress toward Accessibility law

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 4:22 pm | Access Alliance

The Access Alliance is commending the actions of the Minister for Disability Issues, Hon. Carmel Sepuloni, after her comments at a moving event at Parliament today. More >>

Trust welcomes standards to help Kiwi rental properties

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 4:20 pm | Sustainability Trust

Trust welcomes standards to help Kiwi rental properties be warm and dry Earlier today, Sustainability Trust hosted Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford as he announced the opening of consultation on standards to make Kiwi rental properties ... More >>

Supporting Mahuru Māori – Māori language month

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 4:13 pm | Te Puni Kokiri

Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite says the Ministry is proud to support Mahuru Māori – an initiative that challenges people to only speak te reo Māori for the month of September. More >>

Report reveals widespread use of solitary confinement in Whanganui

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 4:07 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

A new report from the Office of the Ombudsman reveals the widespread use of solitary confinement in Whanganui Prison. In the report, 13% of prisoners stated they were kept in their cells for 22-24 hours per day, also known as solitary confinement. More >>

A long-term approach recognised for low-emissions economy

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 3:59 pm | LGNZ

The Productivity Commission's final report reflects Local Government New Zealand's submission that good quality compact urban form, combined with good public transport, can contribute to the reduction of emissions. More >>

Whanganui Prison must urgently address inmate violence

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 2:29 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is calling on Whanganui Prison to take urgent steps to curb violence and intimidation among inmates at the facility. More >>

Long-overdue state sector reform needs to deliver

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 1:10 pm | Public Service Association

Reform of the State Sector Act is long overdue and the public of Aotearoa needs to take this chance to develop a future-focused public service, the PSA says. More >>

Sex, Gender, Power

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 12:42 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland’s first female Professor of Politics and International Relations will give her inaugural lecture at the University on the eve of the 125th anniversary of women’s suffrage. More >>

Manager admits defrauding Waitangi National Trust

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 11:16 am | Serious Fraud Office

A former employee of the organisation that looks after the Waitangi Treaty Grounds has pleaded guilty to charges brought by the Serious Fraud Office. More >>

Time needed to digest door-stopper emissions report

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 11:08 am | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers sees positives, but also some recommendations that will cause considerable agricultural sector disquiet, in the Productivity Commission’s "Low Emissions Economy" final report, released this morning. More >>

Visitors boost trade surplus - Stats NZ Release

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 10:50 am | Statistics New Zealand

Spending by international visitors helped push New Zealand’s trade surplus (goods and services) to $4.2 billion for the year ended June 2018, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Cutting cow numbers a win-win for climate and fresh water

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 10:42 am | Forest And Bird

Cutting the number of farm animals in New Zealand – recommended in a Productivity Commission report out today – is a win-win for the climate and for fresh water, says Forest & Bird. More >>

PEPANZ welcomes Productivity Commission report

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 10:33 am | PEPANZ

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) has welcomed the Productivity Commission’s report into a low emissions economy, but say the focus needs to be on lowering net emissions rather than favouring certain ... More >>

InternetNZ calls for NZ to lift its game on privacy

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 10:15 am | InternetNZ

New Zealanders’ privacy is increasingly threatened by breaches online. With people sharing personal information in more places, it’s more important than ever that our 25-year-old privacy law gets the attention it needs as part of the update for ... More >>

Community to demonstrate against Farage's racism tonight

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 9:37 am | Tamaki Anti-Fascist Action

“Tāmaki Anti-Fascist Action is organising a peaceful anti-racism public demonstration outside of the Pullman Hotel on Tuesday 4 September at 7pm when UK far-right leader Nigel Farage is due to speak,” said Katjoesja Buissink, member of Tāmaki Anti-Fascist ... More >>

CHEP Strikers March Against Unfair Wages

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 9:34 am | First Union

Brambles owned CHEP Pallets staff in Christchurch are striking again after FIRST Union members have voted unanimously to walk off the job at the Hornby plant today at 2pm.Striking workers have decided to march to the local shopping mall to draw ... More >>

It is now time to act

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 9:15 am | Bioenergy Association

“The time for talking is now over and it is now time to take action” Brian Cox, Executive Officer for the Bioenergy Association says in a review of the report from the Productivity Commission into a low- emissions economy. “The Productivity Commission ... More >>

Productivity Commission report reaction

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 9:12 am | National Energy Research Institute

“We’ll need innovation in more than just clean technologies to achieve a low-emissions economy” More >>

Act now to achieve a low-emissions future

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 9:07 am | Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission today released its final report on how New Zealand can transition to a low-emissions economy. More >>

Disability Advocates to present stories at Parliament

Tuesday, 4 September 2018, 8:32 am | Access Alliance

Accessibility campaigners will assemble at Parliament today in a public presentation of their personal stories to Minister for Disability Issues, Hon. Carmel Sepuloni. More >>

Public servants get the Living Wage they deserve - PSA

Monday, 3 September 2018, 7:23 pm | Public Service Association

Some of New Zealand’s lowest-paid government workers will now find it easier to pay bills, save for their retirement and feed their families, as the Government implements a Living Wage for the core public service. More >>

Meka Whaitiri should turn up to Parliament

Monday, 3 September 2018, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Meka Whaitiri needs to turn up and do her job like the rest of us 3 SEPTEMBER 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Meka Whaitiri should turn up to Parliament and do the job she’s paid to do, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Monthly Economic Indicators report August 2018

Monday, 3 September 2018, 4:13 pm | New Zealand Treasury

The Monthly Economic Indicators report for August 2018 is now available on the Treasury website: Key points: • Solid retail sales growth to underpin private consumption growth ... More >>

Inclusion must begin with early education

Monday, 3 September 2018, 2:05 pm | IHC

IHC is calling on the Government to work more closely with the early childhood sector so that young children with disabilities aren’t waiting months for specialist help. More >>

ANZASW statement on the need to regulate Property Management

Monday, 3 September 2018, 2:00 pm | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) believes that a recently-released report on Property Management in the rental sector should prompt urgent action from government. The report, released by Anglican Advocacy, part of the Anglican Church’s ... More >>

A safe harbour in life’s financial storms

Monday, 3 September 2018, 12:18 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Ngā Tangata Microfinance supports this year’s Money Week focus; asking New Zealanders how they will weather life’s financial storms, and how quickly they can bounce back. More >>

Higher dairy export prices boost terms of trade

Monday, 3 September 2018, 11:18 am | Statistics New Zealand

Export prices increasing more than import prices in the June 2018 quarter led to a 0.6 percent rise in the terms of trade, Stats NZ said today. More >>

InternetNZ is calling for debate on Five Eyes recommendation

Monday, 3 September 2018, 10:51 am | InternetNZ

InternetNZ is worried the Government may take up recommendations that could sacrifice the online security of all New Zealanders. A broader debate is needed than one led by law enforcement. More >>

ALRANZ Applauds NCW Abortion Stance

Monday, 3 September 2018, 10:35 am | ALRANZ

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa (ALRANZ) congratulates the National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCW) for reaffirming its commitment to reproductive rights by strengthening its position on abortion law reform at its annual conference in Auckland on Saturday. More >>

One month until new animal welfare regulations

Monday, 3 September 2018, 10:16 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New regulations to strengthen our animal welfare system will come into effect on 1 October 2018. More >>

Family First Intends To Appeal Deregistration Decision

Monday, 3 September 2018, 9:33 am | Family First

The High Court has delivered a judgment which upholds the Charities Board’s decision to de-register Family First as a charity. More >>

Q &A: Helen Clarke Interviewed by Corin Dann

Monday, 3 September 2018, 8:51 am | TVNZ

HELEN Remember when it was said that Muldoon was the first to master the art of appearing on television? (LAUGHS) Well, now a leader has to be a 24/7 personality. They also need good social media, and social media always works best when it’s ... More >>

Q+A: Grant Robertson interviewed by Corin Dann

Monday, 3 September 2018, 8:45 am | TVNZ

Finance Minister Grant Robertson – looking into the funding model for bus services. More >>

The Nation: Employment Minister Willie Jackson

Saturday, 1 September 2018, 1:42 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: The government set aside $15 million dollars over four years for a plan to get more young people into work. There are currently 70,000 young people not in employment, education or training, referred to as NEETs. And while overall unemployment ... More >>

National Council of Women Announces New Patron

Saturday, 1 September 2018, 1:12 pm | National Council of Women

More than 200 delegates at the National Council of Women conference will welcome their new Patron, Rt Hon. Helen Clark, when she arrives at the Auckland conference venue tomorrowmorning. More >>

The Nation: Tearfund's Helen Manson

Saturday, 1 September 2018, 1:05 pm | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Michael Morrah interviews Tearfund's Helen Manson The United Nations said this week it wants to prosecute Myanmar's military leaders for committing genocide and war crimes against Rohynga Muslims. Close to a million Rohynga have ... More >>

The Nation: Privacy Commissioner John Edwards

Saturday, 1 September 2018, 1:04 pm | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Privacy Commissioner John Edwards Lisa Owen: Privacy Commissioner John Edwards has a simple way to assess the risk of your personal information being collected and shared online. He says "if you're not paying, ... More >>

Councillors must accept pay hikes? Not true

Friday, 31 August 2018, 6:01 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Councillors must accept pay hikes? Not true. 31 AUGUST 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE After the Taxpayers’ Union challenged Councillors and Mayors across the country to refuse their latest pay hike, Remuneration Authority Chair Fran Wilde today emailed ... More >>

NLTP gives with one hand but takes with the other

Friday, 31 August 2018, 5:29 pm | Infrastructure NZ

“The National Land Transport Programme announced today sees a significant shift in the allocation of road user charges and fuel taxes away from road users to public transport users and raises questions about the future of the state highway network,” ... More >>

Navy Man to Command New Zealand’s Joint Forces

Friday, 31 August 2018, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

In 1984, Marlborough Boys’ College student Jim Gilmour had two months to go before finishing school, and no idea what to do after that. More >>

National Land Transport Programme a missed opportunity

Friday, 31 August 2018, 2:57 pm | Road Transport Forum

The Road Transport Forum, New Zealand’s peak body for the trucking industry, considers the Government’s 2018 – 2021 National Land Transport Programme as a missed opportunity. More >>

Appointment of Pharmac Board Chair is political cronyism

Friday, 31 August 2018, 2:11 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Minister of Health’s decision to appoint former Labour Cabinet Minister Steve Maharey as Pharmac Board Chair without advertising for the role, and in contradiction of official advice to reappoint the existing chair, is a dangerous display of cronyism, ... More >>

$16.9 billion investment in the future of New Zealand

Friday, 31 August 2018, 1:55 pm | NZTA

The NZ Transport Agency has published the details of a $16.9 billion programme of investment planned for New Zealand’s land transport system over the next three years. More >>

HNZ borrowing highlights Government’s fiscal policy failings

Friday, 31 August 2018, 1:30 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Government recently ignored advice from Treasury urging Housing New Zealand to borrow centrally to build new state homes, to avoid the high interests rates and additional risk incurred from borrowing elsewhere. The Government’s decision to ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes fuel tax members’ bill

Friday, 31 August 2018, 1:01 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming National MP Jami-Lee Ross's members' bill abolishing Regional Fuel Taxes. More >>

Rethinking the Welfare System for the 21st Century

Friday, 31 August 2018, 12:59 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

How can politicians and policy-makers reform the welfare system so that it is fit for families in the 21st century? More >>

Message to Minister Hipkins: Correct the Record

Friday, 31 August 2018, 11:17 am | Sir Toby Curtis

Media Statement by Sir Toby Curtis On behalf of the Claimants to the Waitangi Tribunal In the matter of the Kura Hourua (Partnership Schools) Claim, (Wai 2770) More >>

Kim Workman - Stop Playing the ‘Victims vs Offenders’ Game

Friday, 31 August 2018, 10:41 am | Kim Workman

In a hard-hitting speech at a fund-raising breakfast for Pillars, a charity that supports the children of prisoners, Kim Workman urged the Christchurch business community to resist playing the ‘good victims –bad offenders’ game. More >>

Suppression of debate on pay rates is outrageous

Friday, 31 August 2018, 10:08 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick's decision to block discussion of Councillors' pay in yesterday's council meeting is outrageous, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union . More >>

Chelsea Manning Granted Special Direction for NZ Visa

Friday, 31 August 2018, 10:06 am | LOOPNews

Think INC. have been advised by Immigration New Zealand's office in Washington, DC this morning that Chelsea Manning has been granted Special Direction to visit New Zealand next week. The visa application has been submitted, and is a matter of ... More >>

National Merchant Navy Day Commemoration 3 September 2018

Friday, 31 August 2018, 9:45 am | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

The national commemoration to honour those who served in the Merchant Navy during wartime is being held this coming Monday 3 September in the Hall of Memories, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, says Ministry for Culture and Heritage Group Manager ... More >>

Good Fathers Are Vital For Optimal Child Development

Friday, 31 August 2018, 8:33 am | Family First

As part of the celebration of Father’s Day this year, Family First NZ has released a unique and important report entitled “ Why Fathers Matter ”. The report provides a diverse and abundant body of leading research conducted over the past 50 years ... More >>

Business confidence shows need for urgent tax reform

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE Business confidence shows need for urgent 30 AUGUST 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE With business confidence falling further and firms’ perceptions of their own activity sitting at its lowest level since the GFC, tax reform to kickstart productivity ... More >>

New research shows cutting methane essential – Forest & Bird

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 4:48 pm | Forest And Bird

New research shows methane - a greenhouse gas which New Zealand produces vast amounts of - is not the benign gas some are trying to paint it as, says Forest & Bird. More >>

Steps to improve nationwide emergency management capability

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 3:41 pm | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes the Government’s response today on delivering better responses to natural disasters and other emergencies, having taken the Technical Advisory Group’s (TAG) recommendations to put safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders at the heart ... More >>

Deaths of hundreds of olive ridley turtles in Mexico

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 3:35 pm | World Animal Protection

“A staggering 640,000 tonnes of lost, abandoned and discarded fishing gear – ghost gear - is left in our oceans each year and the plastic nets can take up to 600 years to decompose. More >>

Time to face climate cow in the room - Greenpeace

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 3:17 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thurs, 30 August : Greenpeace says it’s time to face the cow in the room, following the release of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s (PCE) report on methane emissions from livestock. More >>

Questions about crisis at Treasury need addressing

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 3:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

NZ Initiative’s Chief Economist Eric Crampton’s revelations that internal performance indicators at the NZ Treasury have collapsed are alarming and require Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf to front up, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Living wage at Council will do more harm than good

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 2:42 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Christchurch City Council’s intention to pay all Council Controlled Organisation staff a living wage within the next three years, Taxpayers’ Union Economic Advisor Garrick Wright-McNaughton says: More >>

Threats of self-harm in calls to IRD on downward trend

Thursday, 30 August 2018, 1:03 pm | Inland Revenue Department

The number of people threatening self-harm in phone calls to Inland Revenue (IR) has trended down consistently over the last three years, says IR’s deputy commissioner, corporate integrity and assurance, Mary Craig. More >>




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