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Gender Pay Principles another step towards pay equity

Monday, 2 July 2018, 6:49 pm | Public Service Association

The Gender Pay Principles for the State Sector are an important step towards pay equity for all women in New Zealand, and a proud win for unions, the PSA says. More >>

Gender Pay Principles offer blueprint for pay equity

Monday, 2 July 2018, 6:28 pm | Human Rights Commission

2 July 2018: The Gender Pay Principles, announced today by the Minister for Women and the Minister for State Services, will provide a blueprint for the public service to reach its 2021 deadline of closing its gender pay gap, said the Equal Employment ... More >>

Closing the gender pay gap in the state sector boosted

Monday, 2 July 2018, 6:26 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Closing the gender pay gap in the state sector boosted by new Principles Ensuring that employment practices are free from gender bias, that pay rates are transparent and that the role of unpaid work is finally recognised, are among new Principles ... More >>

Feminism and trans rights must go hand-in-hand

Monday, 2 July 2018, 4:56 pm | National Council of Women

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NZ visa holders will say goodbye to visa labels

Monday, 2 July 2018, 4:18 pm | Immigration NZ

Visa labels in passports are about to become a thing of the past for New Zealand visa holders. From 4 July 2018, Immigration New Zealand will stop issuing physical labels into visa holders’ passports. Instead all successful visa applicants will ... More >>

Wellness Association Support for Patterson’s Members Bill

Monday, 2 July 2018, 3:14 pm | Wellness Association

New Zealand Wellness Association Support for Mark Patterson’s Members Bill The Food (Health Supplements) Amendment Bill July 2018 More >>

Transmission Gully, not Revenue Gully

Monday, 2 July 2018, 2:57 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s suggestion to toll the new Transmission Gully motorway appears to be another revenue-grab, despite the Transport Minister’s claims otherwise, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke ... More >>

Hoyts workers face month-long lockout

Monday, 2 July 2018, 2:40 pm | Unite Union

Hoyts cinemas have threatened their workers that if they take even 1 minute of strike action, they will be locked out of the workplace for almost a month. More >>

Monthly Economic Indicators June 2018

Monday, 2 July 2018, 2:30 pm | The Treasury

The Treasury has published its Monthly Economic Indicators report for June 2018: Key points: • GDP grew 0.5% in the December quarter • The annual current account deficit widened to $7.9 billion (2.8% of GDP) • Trade data ... More >>

Judgment: S v NZ Police

Monday, 2 July 2018, 2:11 pm | New Zealand High Court

[1] On 15 December 2017, the appellant was convicted of driving with excess blood alcohol content in the Thames District Court. He was sentenced to a fine of $800.3 More >>

Film industry handouts have always been waste of money

Monday, 2 July 2018, 12:58 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The latest scrutiny of taxpayer-funded handouts for film companies vindicates the Taxpayers’ Union’s focus on the issue since 2014. More >>

Gallipoli exhibition serves as a warning for film museum

Monday, 2 July 2018, 12:24 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Problems dogging a Wellington Gallipoli exhibition bode badly for the City Council’s film museum project, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . More >>

Green Party Waste Food

Monday, 2 July 2018, 12:11 pm | Outdoors Party

Today the Green Party sent out an email to thousands of recipients, on behalf of co-leader Marama Davidson, declaring that “Everyone in Aotearoa should live in warm, dry, healthy homes and be able to put food on the table.” More >>

Employers offered family violence model policy

Monday, 2 July 2018, 11:58 am | Human Rights Commission

2 July 2018: The Human Rights Commission congratulates a group of pioneering employers who have published a model workplace policy on family violence and encourages other firms to take it up. More >>

NZ seas worst in world for seabirds eating plastic

Monday, 2 July 2018, 11:44 am | Forest And Bird

The seas around New Zealand are the riskiest in the world for seabirds eating plastic rubbish, Forest & Bird has warned MPs, ahead of Plastic Free July. More >>

DIA signs Enforceable Undertaking with PB Technologies

Monday, 2 July 2018, 11:20 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

The Department of Internal Affairs has announced the signing of an Enforceable Undertaking with PB Technologies Limited (PB Tech), after the computing and IT company were found to have breached the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007. Also known as the ... More >>

AA parents feel nervous allowing their kids to walk to school

Monday, 2 July 2018, 10:48 am | New Zealand Automobile Association

Auckland parents and some schools actively discourage children from walking and cycling to school due to a lack of safety infrastructure, AA surveys have found. More >>

Shocking body pit found on Northland farm

Monday, 2 July 2018, 10:24 am | SAFE

New footage released by SAFE, shows a pit of bodies on the Northland dairy farm at the centre of last week’s bashing exposé. More >>

Kiwis urged to go single-use plastic free in July

Monday, 2 July 2018, 10:17 am | WasteMINZ

With the recycling industry in turmoil, it is now more important than ever that Kiwis reduce their consumption of single-use plastic, which is why New Zealand’s waste and recycling industry body, WasteMINZ, is urging Kiwis to go single-use plastic-free ... More >>

Greenpeace shuts down Mackenzie mega dairy conversion

Monday, 2 July 2018, 10:14 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Dozens of environmental activists have braved freezing temperatures this morning to protest at the site of a proposed mega dairy farm in the Mackenzie / Te Manahuna. More >>

Petrol Taxes A Needless Roundabout

Monday, 2 July 2018, 10:07 am | Social Credit Party

The combination of petrol tax increases and a higher families package is a needless roundabout that will be self cancelling for some households and unnecessarily expensive for many others. More >>

Midwives welcome new support for parents

Monday, 2 July 2018, 10:04 am | New Zealand College of Midwives

The New Zealand College of Midwives welcomes the new financial support that parents will receive through the Best Start scheme and other measures in the Families Package to be introduced from today (1 July). More >>

Students welcome loan limit extension

Monday, 2 July 2018, 10:00 am | NZUSA

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has welcomed the Government’s announcement today that they will extend the student loan borrowing cap for long undergraduate courses. More >>

Right to Life on Peters and abortion

Sunday, 1 July 2018, 2:26 pm | Right To Life

Right to Life believes Winston Peters has given his support to the proposal of the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to decriminalise abortion. More >>

Q+A: Peter Jennings interviewed by Corin Dann

Sunday, 1 July 2018, 1:30 pm | TVNZ

Defence Expert warns of Chinese influence in NZ, Australia An Australian expert on defence and national security says both Australia and New Zealand should not be naïve when it comes to their ties with global superpower China. More >>

Q+A: Sir Peter Gluckman interviewed by Corin Dann

Sunday, 1 July 2018, 12:56 pm | TVNZ

Sir Peter Gluckman: Time to reignite the GMO conversation Outgoing Chief Science Advisor Sir Peter Gluckman says the time has come to reignite the debate over whether New Zealand should allow genetically modified food. More >>

E tū: thousands to benefit from 1 July Families Package

Sunday, 1 July 2018, 11:59 am | E tu Union

E tū says thousands of its members are expected to benefit from the Government’s Families Package, which comes into effect today. More >>

Secondary School Principals Challenge Minister Over NCEA

Sunday, 1 July 2018, 11:47 am | Principals NCEA Coalition

Nearly forty secondary school Principals have formed a coalition to challenge the Minister of Education, Chris Hipkin’s review of NCEA. More >>

The Nation: Juliet Gerrard - PM's new Chief Science Advisor

Saturday, 30 June 2018, 1:17 pm | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Juliet Gerrard, the Prime Minister's new Chief Science Advisor More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Kris Faafoi

Saturday, 30 June 2018, 12:54 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: The Consumer Affairs Minister is circling loan sharks and predatory lenders with potentially tighter regulations to stop vulnerable people falling into debt traps. The Government’s currently asking for submissions on how to improve the ... More >>

The Nation: Lloyd Burr interviews Nigel Farage

Saturday, 30 June 2018, 12:47 pm | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Europe correspondent Lloyd Burr interviews Nigel Farage Nigel Farage's list of credits is long - right-winger, Brexit-backer, Trump supporter, broadcaster. One thing he is not is a fence-sitter. Mr Farage says the UK stabbed ... More >>

Tourism businesses support a border tax - with conditions

Saturday, 30 June 2018, 12:35 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

A majority of tourism businesses are prepared to support a new border tax on international visitors, as long as it is spent where there is the greatest need, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa. More >>

Chief of Defence Force Change of Command Ceremony

Friday, 29 June 2018, 7:40 pm | New Zealand Defence Force

The Chief of Defence Force Change of Command ceremony took place today at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. More >>

NZNO announces outcome of Facilitation

Friday, 29 June 2018, 4:16 pm | NZNO

Following yesterday and today’s Facilitation as per the Employment Relations Act, the NZNO Negotiation Team has achieved a revised DHB MECA offer which, it is prepared to recommend to NZNO DHB members. More >>

Ageing workforce white paper highlights the need to act

Friday, 29 June 2018, 3:59 pm | Commission for Financial Capability

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell said the Commission for Financial Capability (CFFC) valued being part of the group that today released a white paper on the ageing workforce, viewing it as a springboard for future work. More >>

"Act Now and Age Later" says white paper on ageing workforce

Friday, 29 June 2018, 3:37 pm | EMA

An ageing population, a declining birth rate and a deepening skills shortage means a perfect storm is brewing on how New Zealand manages its ageing workforce. More >>

The Animal Welfare Act must protect animals

Friday, 29 June 2018, 3:34 pm | NZVA

The New Zealand Veterinary Association condemns behaviour that fails protect the welfare of animals - this is not limited to physical abuse, but also applies to situations where animals’ basic needs are not met, and their psychological and physical welfare ... More >>

Statement from Deputy Commissioner Wally Haumaha

Friday, 29 June 2018, 3:28 pm | New Zealand Police

I want to acknowledge the concerns expressed by Louise Nicholas and others around my comments from 2004 regarding Operation Austin. More >>

Criminal Justice Experts Condemn Appointment of Haumaha

Friday, 29 June 2018, 3:25 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) shares victims advocate Louise Nicholas’ concerns about the appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Police Commissioner. More >>

Reference Panel for Green Investment Fund Appointed

Friday, 29 June 2018, 1:36 pm | New Zealand Treasury

Reference Panel for Green Investment Fund Appointed The Treasury has appointed Rachel Brown, John Chandler, Karen Silk and David Woods as Reference Panel members for the Green Investment Fund. The Government is establishing the Green Investment Fund to ... More >>

Over and out from Superu and the Families Commissioner

Friday, 29 June 2018, 12:53 pm | Superu

This is the last day of Superu as an entity, but I hope that the expectations for the place of evaluation that have built up over our time will continue to grow. More >>

All businesses will benefit from the Domestic Violence Bill

Friday, 29 June 2018, 12:36 pm | Shine

Specialist domestic violence charity Shine says that the Domestic Violence - Victims' Protection Bill will benefit all employers, including small businesses, through increased productivity and better employee retention. More >>

Government Negligent Over PSA Outbreak

Friday, 29 June 2018, 12:32 pm | The Kiwifruit Claim

A landmark decision released by the High Court today has found that the Ministry of Primary Industries (formally MAF) was negligent in allowing the deadly PSA disease into New Zealand in 2009, which devastated the kiwifruit industry. More >>

Helping cut emissions? a million Kiwis say “it depends”

Friday, 29 June 2018, 12:12 pm | Horizon Research Limited

Just over one million New Zealanders say helping the country reduce its greenhouse gas emissions will depend on how much it costs or benefits them. Just over a million say they’ll help regardless of the costs or benefits. Around 260,000 say they won’t ... More >>

Psa Litigation

Friday, 29 June 2018, 12:09 pm | New Zealand Government

MPI has received the High Court’s decision on the long-running Psa litigation and we are now carefully considering its findings and implications for current and future biosecurity activities. The 500 page document traverses events dating back ... More >>

Walkers welcome significant investment in safe transport

Friday, 29 June 2018, 12:04 pm | Living Streets

Walking advocates say the new transport budget is good news for safer roads and footpaths. More >>

Victim Support Has More than a Little to Do with Justice

Friday, 29 June 2018, 11:55 am | New Conservative

Andrew Little’s beef with Garth McVicar and the Sensible Sentencing Trust seems to be based on some fairly poor intel and has left Mr Little looking a bit sheepish. More >>

Distinguished Services Award for Dame Susan Devoy

Friday, 29 June 2018, 11:31 am | Multicultural New Zealand

Multicultural New Zealand has recognised Dame Susan Devoy for her efforts to improve inclusion and diversity in Aotearoa New Zealand with a Distinguished Services Award. More >>

Samoan Quota Ballot Today

Friday, 29 June 2018, 11:22 am | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) Assistant General Manager Jeannie Melville says a record 16,500 registrations were received this year for the Samoan Quota. More >>

CPAG welcomes Working for Families increases on July 1

Friday, 29 June 2018, 11:20 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the long overdue increases to Working for Families (WFF) rates coming in this Sunday. But after six years of no adjustment for average wage and cost increases, the changes signify little more than an overdue ... More >>

UN report has serious implications for NZ’s Zero Carbon Bill

Friday, 29 June 2018, 10:55 am | OraTaiao

The latest reported draft of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C shows growing certainty that 2°C of warming is a dangerous step for humanity, and for the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. ... More >>

Failing Drink-Drive Law Needs Changing

Friday, 29 June 2018, 10:08 am | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First MP Darroch Ball has submitted a Members’ Bill seeking to repeal the 2014 law which lowered drink-driving limits. More >>

Mass shootings and gun control debated

Friday, 29 June 2018, 9:38 am | Massey University

Mass shootings in the United States are such an everyday occurrence that they are practically a staple of media coverage, and Massey University senior journalism lecturer Dr Catherine Strong says in a lecture at the Wellington campus on Tuesday that cultural ... More >>

More whistle-blowers emerge over animal cruelty

Friday, 29 June 2018, 9:35 am | SAFE

After disturbing footage of animal abuse on a Northland dairy farm was released yesterday, SAFE and Farmwatch are pointing to the numerous and severe failings of the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). They are demanding that MPI be stripped of its animal ... More >>

Fluoridation is mass medication, NZ Supreme Court rules

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 7:59 pm | Fluoride Free New Zealand

Water fluoridation is compulsory mass medication, in breach of human rights, the Supreme Court has ruled by a majority vote. It confirmed that fluoridation is a medical treatment as claimed by opponents for over 60 years. It is not a supplement “just ... More >>

Key aspects of the IGIS 2018/19 work programme

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 6:18 pm | Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

Addressing key aspects of the IGIS 2018/19 work programme The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has published an unclassified version of her office’s work programme for the next year to update the public about the inquiries and reviews ... More >>

Thumbs up for government road safety announcement

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 5:10 pm | Dog And Lemon guide

Thumbs up for government road safety announcement. The government’s increase in road safety spending is a “big step in the right direction” says the car review website . More >>

IR, MBIE strike will go ahead

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 4:49 pm | Public Service Association

The PSA’s attempts to broker a solution to next month’s public service industrial dispute have failed, and more than 4000 members will walk off the job next month. More >>

GCSB’s response to the Inspector-General’s 2018-19 work plan

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 4:35 pm | GCSB

GCSB’s response to the Inspector-General’s 2018-19 work plan Thursday 28 June 2018 Director-General of the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB), Andrew Hampton, has welcomed the release of the Office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence ... More >>

NZSIS to support Inspector-General Afghanistan inquiry

Thursday, 28 June 2018, 4:33 pm | NZ Security Intelligence Service

NZSIS to support Inspector-General Afghanistan inquiry The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) is committed to supporting the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security’s inquiry into certain events in Afghanistan. The Inspector-General ... More >>




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