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Conference explores latest trends in NZ immigration

Friday, 2 February 2018, 3:02 pm | Massey University

The hottest issues and latest trends on immigration and diversity will be under scrutiny at the annual Pathways conference hosted by Massey University next week. More >>

Voters deserve clarity over cannabis reform

Friday, 2 February 2018, 2:58 pm | The Opportunities Party

The new Labour bill for cannabis reform is another in a growing list of policy that has failed to live up to its pre-election billing. Asked in an election debate whether Labour would legalise cannabis for medicinal use, for pain relief or extending life, ... More >>

BizDojo takes ratepayer assets to London

Friday, 2 February 2018, 2:56 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says the liquidation and failure of BizDojo reflects badly on the agencies who gave the business ratepayer money. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “BizDojo has received ratepayer money from both ... More >>

Government's sugar tax report bad news for nanny staters

Friday, 2 February 2018, 12:26 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says a Government-commissioned NZIER report on sugar taxes debunks popular justification for sugar taxes. More >>

Auckland's annual consents for new homes hit 13-year high –

Friday, 2 February 2018, 11:30 am | Statistics New Zealand

In Auckland, 10,867 new homes were consented in 2017, the highest level since 2004, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Record short-term travel in 2017

Friday, 2 February 2018, 11:25 am | Statistics New Zealand

For the December 2017 year, both overseas visitors and New Zealand residents had record numbers of arrivals and departures, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Conferences, culture, and tourism boost consents

Friday, 2 February 2018, 11:20 am | Statistics New Zealand

Building consents for all non-residential buildings including offices, education buildings, storage, and cultural buildings were worth $6.5 billion in 2017, up 8 percent from the December 2016 year, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Net migration of 70,000 in December 2017 year

Friday, 2 February 2018, 11:09 am | Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration in the December 2017 year numbered 70,000, Stats NZ said today. Migrant arrivals were 131,600 and migrant departures were 61,600. More >>

Home building consents backtrack in December

Friday, 2 February 2018, 10:58 am | Statistics New Zealand

The number of new homes consented fell 9.6 percent in December 2017, in seasonally adjusted terms, reversing a 9.6 percent rise in November, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Re-booting biculturalism in Aotearoa-New Zealand

Friday, 2 February 2018, 10:25 am | AUT University

The bicultural historical relationship between Māori and Pākehā has been a love affair as well as a power struggle. More >>

Democracy disrupted in Asia: EIU's 2017 Democracy Index

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 9:11 pm | Economist Intelligence Unit

Asian democracies had a tumultuous year. After making rapid progress in The Economist Intelligence Unit's Democracy Index rankings in recent years, Asia and Australasia experienced the biggest decline of all regions between 2016 and our latest assessment ... More >>

Te Aka Korerō No 6 - News from the Law Commission

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 4:46 pm | Law Commission

Should the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 affect creditors’ rights? The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 gives each partner a right to share equally in the couple’s relationship property. But what should happen if one partner’s creditors also claims ... More >>

EQC Factsheet (Storms and Floods) 1 February 2018

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 4:30 pm | Earthquake Commission

Attached is a factsheet with information on EQC claims and support for residents impacted by today’s storms and floods. More >>

Environment and agriculture can both benefit from CPTTP

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 3:11 pm | Lincoln University

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership ( CPTTP ) trade agreement has the potential to transform the agricultural sector and at the same time benefit the environment, agribusiness expert Dr Nic Lees of Lincoln University ... More >>

Child poverty targets realistic, but income needs urgent

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 2:48 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says the ten year targets set by the Government last night to reduce child poverty are both appropriate and realistic. They are also consistent with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of halving child poverty ... More >>

7th International Gambling Conference

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 2:14 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

An impressive line-up of renowned international and local speakers will feature at the 7th International Gambling Conference, being held at the Sir Paul Reeves Building at AUT University, 12 - 14 February 2018. More >>

Catholic Communities Welcome Refugees

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 1:13 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas, as one of four organisations approved for the new Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship (CORS) programme, will lead the coordination of a number of Catholic organisations who will support a refugee family to settle in New Zealand. More >>

Remarks to the Transport and Infrastructure Select Committee

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 12:55 pm | Solid Energy NZ

INTRODUCTORY REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR OF SOLID ENERGY TO THE TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE SELECT COMMITTEE - 1 FEBRUARY 2018 More >>

An important moment in the history of human rights

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 12:50 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed today’s announcement by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Children Tracey Martin that there will be a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care. More >>

Ocean Killers: OMV, Schlumberger, Amazon Warrior

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 12:26 pm | Climate Justice Taranaki

"In the last 42 days, the seismic survey ship 'Amazon Warrior' has been forced to stop 28 times according to reports from iwi marine mammal observers onboard because the ship has come too close to whales, dolphins or seals." said Climate Justice ... More >>

The myth of the lazy poor

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 12:20 pm | The Opportunities Party

I always think twice before diving into the weird and wonderful world that is the comments thread on Stuff, but after a recent article that linked the increase in food parcel deliveries to growing inequality in NZ I felt compelled. My optimism ... More >>

PSA welcomes Inquiry into abuse of children in state care

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 12:09 pm | Public Service Association

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into the abuse of children in state care is welcome and long overdue, the PSA says. More >>

Time to learn from the past: Children’s Commissioner

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 11:41 am | Office of the Children's Commissioner

“Survivors of abuse in state care will have the deep hurt they experienced investigated and acknowledged by this new inquiry”, said Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft. More >>

NZ ranked 7 out of 113 on rule of law, up one position

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 11:11 am | World Justice Project

The World Justice Project (WJP) today released the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index® which measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries worldwide based on more than 110,000 household and 3,000 expert surveys. Featuring primary data, the WJP Rule ... More >>

Child Poverty Reduction Bill - Expert reaction

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 10:35 am | Science Media Centre NZ

The Prime Minister has announced a proposed Child Poverty Reduction Bill, which would set in law targets to reduce child poverty. Ten-year targets would include reducing the proportion of children living in low-income households and those in ... More >>

Ratepayers paying for promotion of sex parties

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 10:06 am | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Auckland Ratepayers’ Alliance is asking questions about ATEED’s sponsorship of Pride Festival events like KIWIFIST 2018 . More >>

ANZASW statement on Child Poverty Bill

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 9:44 am | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes the announcement of the Child Poverty Bill, which outlines government plans to ensure that targets for reducing child poverty are met in the future. More >>

Outrage at pay-to-slay auction to kill 36 NZ animals

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 9:25 am | Humane Society International

LONDON (1st February 2018)—This week in Las Vegas, Safari Club International (SCI) will auction off the killing of 36 animals in New Zealand valued at more than NZD$ 867 000. SCI’s auction allows hunters to bid on New Zealand trips in which they ... More >>

Unwanted contact online seriously affecting 1 in 10

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 8:43 am | Netsafe

Netsafe reveals 1 in 10 or around 270,000 New Zealand adults going online report being unable to fully take part in daily activities due to harmful online contact in the past 12 months. More >>

Dunne Speaks: Irony, Hypocrisy, and Good Policy

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 8:38 am | Peter Dunne

Politics often has an irony about it, and is frequently accompanied by a good dose of hypocrisy, interspersed with occasional moments of sanity and sound decisions. All these elements were on display as Parliament resumed this week. More >>

Green’s ‘Medicinal’ Marijuana Bill Rightly Rejected

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 9:11 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is welcoming the strong defeat of Chloe Swarbrick’s medicinal marijuana bill. “it makes no sense for two bills on the same issue to be considered at the same time. That is a waste of taxpayer resource. The government should have ... More >>

NZRB Welcomes Government Support for New Zealand Racing

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 5:05 pm | NZ Racing Board

The New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB) welcomes an announcement by the Racing Minister at the Karaka Yearling Sales regarding initiatives supporting the New Zealand racing industry. More >>

Budget Policy shows some progress, but more work is needed

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 4:32 pm | CPAG

-- Treasury’s Budget Policy Statement (BPS) 2018 indicates some real progress in terms of social wellbeing, but there are still outstanding issues that need to be urgently considered ahead of the upcoming Budget, says Child Poverty Action Group ... More >>

Multiple Sclerosis NZ Review of medicinal cannabis research

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 4:07 pm | Multiple Sclerosis New Zealand

Review of Current Research Regarding the Use of Medicinal Cannabis for MS And MND Symptom Management More >>

Offenders straighten up with specialised driving programme

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 3:42 pm | The Howard League for Penal Reform

Over 200 offenders and ex-prisoners have been given a second chance with a driving programme in Waitakere aimed at helping young people off the pathway to prison and a life of crime. More >>

Anzasw statement on the abuse faced by member Amy Ross

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 2:23 pm | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) wishes to offer solidarity to member Amy Ross who experienced appalling verbal and physical abuse at a sporting event earlier this month. More >>

Why is Coleman so afraid of latest science on fluoridation

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 1:56 pm | Fluoride Free New Zealand

Why is Coleman so afraid of the latest science on fluoridation? National Health spokesperson, Jonathan Coleman, is castigating the Government for allowing the latest science on fluoridation to be aired. "This is now going to unfairly colour the debate and ... More >>

Activists threatened with "draconian" Anadarko Amendment

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 1:34 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, January 31: Police have warned climate activists currently locked onto an offshore oil exploration support ship in the Port of Taranaki that officials from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) are travelling from Wellington ... More >>

It’s finally real! - Pike Families

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 12:52 pm | Stand With Pike

Pike River families are stoked with the opening of the Pike River Recovery Agency office. More >>

Child Poverty Bill a new start for children’s rights in NZ

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 12:45 pm | Barnardos

Barnardos says that the introduction of the Child Poverty Reduction Bill today signals a new start for children’s rights and well-being in our country, presenting a renewed opportunity to work together to make Aotearoa New Zealand a place where every child ... More >>

Bill must provide a commitment to eradicate poverty

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 12:37 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Auckland Action Against Poverty is calling on the Labour led Government to address the causes of child poverty by taking meaningful action to massively increase the income of adults in poverty. "While the commitment by Labour to make this Government ... More >>

Urgent Action Needed on Pesticides

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 11:58 am | NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

A national trout fishing and environmental advocacy organisation wants urgent attention to insecticides that are almost certainly causing deep damage to freshwater ecosystems. More >>

Finance Committee should embrace honest fiscal policy

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 11:31 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union today briefed MPs on Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Committee on issues of fiscal drag and tobacco excise tax. More >>

Household Labour Force Survey Est. Working-age Population

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 11:20 am | Statistics New Zealand

These tables provide the working-age population estimate of the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. This estimate is the benchmark figure for the number of people in the labour market ... More >>

International travel and migration: November 2017

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 11:16 am | Statistics New Zealand

International travel and migration statistics give the number of overseas visitors, New Zealand resident travellers, and permanent and long-term migrants entering or leaving New Zealand. More >>

Support for Surveillance Varies -- Unisys Survey

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 10:10 am | UNISYS

WELLINGTON, 31 January 2018 – Nearly nine in 10 Sydney-siders are willing to use online digital media to submit potential evidence to law enforcement bodies, suggesting an opportunity for Australian public safety agencies to promote and use more interactive ... More >>

Nurses deserve a good outcome in Health Board negotiations

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 9:14 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is today in mediation with District Health Boards (DHBs) to try to negotiate a decent collective agreement that provides fair pay and healthy workplaces for 27,000 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants around the ... More >>

Greenpeace activists jump on Amazon Warrior support vessel

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 9:07 am | Greenpeace

Wednesday, 31 January: Greenpeace activists have boarded the support vessel of the world’s largest seismic blasting ship this morning, and locked themselves to it. More >>

Pass both bills: Medical cannabis campaigners to MPs

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 8:47 am | NORML

Cannabis law reform campaigners congratulate the government on the progress of it's medicinal cannabis Bill in Parliament tonight. More >>

Child Poverty Reduction Bill a Significant, Positive Move

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 8:42 am | Maxim Institute

Maxim Institute CEO Alex Penk welcomes the announcement of Labour’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. “It’s a significant, positive move for the Government to clearly state how it is measuring poverty, and we’re ... More >>

Pike River Recovery Agency to create a ‘beacon’

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 8:39 am | Business Leaders' Health and Safety Forum

Any re-entry of the Pike River mine should be a beacon for health and safety in New Zealand, the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum says. More >>

New poverty measures will provide a broader picture - CPAG

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 7:35 pm | CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) commends the Government for its new Child Poverty Reduction Bill. In particular, its comprehensive multi-tiered poverty lines will provide a broader picture of the depth of child poverty than any single measure could. More >>

2,652 children waiting for KidsCan help as school gates open

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 6:56 pm | KidsCan

2,652 children waiting for KidsCan help as school gates open As the calendar ticks over to the start of another school year, KidsCan has 2,652 students from 19 schools waiting to benefit from the charity’s food, clothing and health programmes. This ... More >>

Child Poverty Measures Bill Welcomed

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 6:22 pm | NZCCSS

“It is the right thing to do to set clear measures to reduce poverty and make Government accountable for targets to achieve this,” says NZCCSS President Ian Hutson. More >>

Proposed Poverty Reduction Bill Brilliant Step Forward

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 6:21 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army warmly welcomes the Prime Minister’s Jacinda Ardern’s announcement today on the Child Poverty Reduction Bill. More >>

Child Poverty Bill a watershed for children

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 6:17 pm | Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa

Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa (ACYA) welcomes today’s Child Poverty reduction Bill, calling it a watershed moment for children and young people in Aoteroa New Zealand. More >>

Child poverty target is Barbie-doll politics

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 6:16 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says Labour’s proposed child poverty targets are about delivering socialism, not better lives for children. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Tying poverty measures to the median ... More >>

Post-Cabinet Press Conference: Child Poverty Legislation

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 6:06 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern held her first post-cabinet press conference for the 2018 year this afternoon, following the meeting of cabinet. Ardern announced the details of the Government's new legislation aimed at setting accountable and ... More >>

Educators welcome child poverty reduction measures

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 4:47 pm | NZEI

Changes announced today by the Government on how it will monitor and reduce child poverty have been welcomed by educators around the country. More >>

Trout Anglers Back PM’s Public Water Ownership

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 3:53 pm | New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers

Water is a public resource and should not be owned or given away, says a national trout fishing advocacy. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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