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Safe, warm and well-fed: Making it the norm

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:36 pm | Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Safe, warm and well-fed: Making it the norm The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) says that the 2018 report from the Child Poverty Monitor shows that one in five children in Aotearoa are suffering unacceptable levels of hardship and deprivation. ... More >>

Response to Govt crack-down on synthetic drug dealers

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:33 pm | DAPAANZ

The Addiction Practitioners’ Association (DAPAANZ) welcomes the government’s announcement that it will make it easier for those with addiction problems to get treatment and that it will crack down on the suppliers of synthetic drugs. It does, ... More >>

Māori Climate Commissioner condemns Aust's climate denial

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:30 pm | Maori Climate Commissioner

Māori Climate Commissioner condemns Australia's climate denial and calls on Patrick Suckling to resign More >>

Statement on the proposed changes to the Misuse of Drugs Act

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:15 pm | New Zealand Police

We know that effective prevention requires action to target supply chains, combined with health-focused support to reduce demand, addiction and improve people’s lives. More >>

NZSIS welcomes Inspector-General’s warrants report

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:08 pm | NZ Security Intelligence Service

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) welcomes the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security’s report relating to applications for intelligence warrants under the Intelligence and Security Act 2017. More >>

Public service workforce data shows sluggish improvement

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 12:06 pm | Public Service Association

The public service workforce data released today by the State Services Commission has confirmed very low pay movement, says the PSA. More >>

2018 Public Service Workforce Data published

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 11:16 am | State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has published the 2018 Our People, Public Service Workforce Data , which shows the Public Service is making significant progress in important areas. More >>

Police Association conditional support to drug initiatives

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 11:04 am | Police Association

The Police Association supports the government’s move to go after the manufacturers and suppliers of lethal synthetic drugs. More >>

First IGIS review of intelligence warrants under ISA

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:57 am | Inspector General of Intelligence and Security

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has today published a report on the first nine months of intelligence warrants issued to the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service and the Government Communications Security Bureau under ... More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora applauds ‘significant step’

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:39 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora applauds ‘significant step’ towards reducing drug-related harm by Government Source: Hapai Te Hauora More >>

Government action on synthetics drugs crisis applauded

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:35 am | NZ Drug Foundation

The NZ Drug Foundation has welcomed the Government’s response to synthetic drug deaths. The response strikes a balance between giving law enforcement the tools they need to target criminal networks and changing drug law to make it easier for people ... More >>

Reserve Bank publishes climate change strategy

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:20 am | Reserve Bank

The Reserve Bank today published a strategy focusing on how the Bank can contribute to efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change. More >>

Dunne Speaks - Strikes and the public reaction

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 9:49 am | Peter Dunne

Just over two years ago when Business New Zealand and the Employers and Manufacturers Association were using the bully-boy and standover tactics more associated with the trade unions of old in an attempt to browbeat Government support partners at the ... More >>

Simon Bridges slip of the tongue wins 2018 Quote of the Year

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 9:38 am | Massey University

Simon Bridges’ slip of the tongue wins 2018 Quote of the Year Kiwis have voted a slip of the tongue by Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges as 2018’s best quote. More >>

Potential for Overseer to improve water quality

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:42 pm | Local Government NZ

A report on whether a farm management tool used to calculate nutrient runoff could be used more widely to better inform water regulation is welcomed by LGNZ, who say that with the right investment it could be used to promote better water quality across ... More >>

Air NZ: We have a deal

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:34 pm | E tu

After three days of mediation, the unions representing Air New Zealand Logistics and Engineering workers have reached agreement in principle with company representatives. More >>

Steady ETS development

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 7:21 pm | BusinessNZ

BusinessNZ has welcomed the announcement of the first tranche of decisions from the ongoing development of the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme. More >>

Greenpeace upset at failure to include agriculture in ETS

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 7:17 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, December 12: The Government has just announced "improvements" to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). More >>

Transparent Overseer needed to regulate water quality

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 5:08 pm | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

A report on whether Overseer is suitable for use in regulation to help clean up Aotearoa New Zealand’s rivers and lakes has been released today by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton. More >>

Māori Party congratulates Bentham Ohia's new appointment

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 4:43 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party congratulates Bentham Ohia on his new role as Chief Advisor Iwi and Māori Education Relationships at the Ministry of Education, and farewells him from his short time as Vice-President Tāne for the Māori Party. More >>

Local Govt OIA practices feedback sought

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 4:14 pm | Office of the Ombudsman

The Chief Ombudsman has commenced four new self-initiated investigations into the official information practices of the public sector, the third set of investigations announced in the past eight months. More >>

ANZASW statement on Child Poverty Monitor report

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 3:22 pm | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) believes that the statistics and findings contained in the Child Poverty Monitor report released by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner this week should be a wake up call to ... More >>

Creating a marine spatial plan for the Hauraki Gulf

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 2:19 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s report Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari: Creating a marine spatial plan for the Hauraki Gulf was presented to the House of Representatives today. More >>

Investigator appointed for Retirement Commissioner inquiry

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 2:06 pm | State Services Commission

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today announced the appointment of Ms Maria Dew QC to investigate allegations of bullying by the Retirement Commissioner, Ms Diane Maxwell. More >>

Budget cuts welcome – but why not go further?

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 12:59 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to reports that the Government has ordered Ministers to cut one percent in ‘low priority’ spending across all departments, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: More >>

Report praised for acknowledging historic trauma

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 12:27 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

"How do we stop getting in the way of Maori and Pasifica flourishing, and reverse the trauma of colonisation and disadvantage?" More >>

Impact of rental property tax change could be huge

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 11:34 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

The impact of a law-change to ring-fence rental property tax losses could be huge and sudden because owners absorbing loss with no prospect of gain will sell, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

SAFE demands a ban on greyhound racing

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 9:58 am | SAFE

SAFE is demanding an end to greyhound racing cruelty, amid new figures that show the industry killed 353 unwanted dogs during the last season. More >>

Eighty new constables graduate tomorrow

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 9:55 am | New Zealand Police

Eighty recruits will graduate as part of Wing 321 this Thursday 13 December, the last recruit graduation of 2018. More >>

Give migrant nurses a longer visa to help ease shortage

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 9:23 am | Filipino Nurses' Association

Internationally qualified nurses (IQN) represent 26% of the overall practising nurse workforce in New Zealand (NCNZ, 2017a). As of 31 March 2017, New Zealand has 52,711 practising nurses. Of these, 4,337 gained their nursing qualification in the Philippines, ... More >>

Update on proposed strike action

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 9:07 am | Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand continues to negotiate with aircraft maintenance workers and will tomorrow enter a third day of negotiation with unions Aviation and Marine Engineers Association (AMEA) and E tū. More >>

Communities Call for Action

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 9:01 am | Salvation Army

People in hard-working communities are calling on the Prime Minister for help dealing with the impact of drugs, the housing crisis, lack of mental health services and economic support. More >>

A Call to Action in Manurewa

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 9:00 am | Salvation Army

People in Manurewa want to talk to the Prime Minister about street gangs, crime, drug abuse and impacts of the housing crisis that have left them fearing for their safety. More >>

A Call to Action in Hornby

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 8:58 am | Salvation Army

People in Hornby want to talk to the Prime Minister about better infrastructure, economic growth and opportunities for disconnected young people. More >>

Strong ‘spirit of service’ seen in latest appointments

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 8:44 am | Public Service Association

This month’s new announcements of women taking up chief executive positions at the New Zealand Customs Service and at the Ministry of Culture and Heritage have been welcomed by the Public Service Association (PSA). More >>

Air NZ strike details: three days from 21 Dec

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 8:42 am | E tu

The unions representing Air New Zealand Engineering and Logistics workers confirm that last week they issued three full-day strike notices for 21, 22, and 23 December. More >>

The real work begins on the Medical Cannabis scheme

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 7:35 pm | MCANZ

MCANZ is delighted at the historic achievement of a solid commitment to produce Medical Cannabis in New Zealand, and is grateful for the amendments that were introduced broadening the scope of the compassionate clause, clarifying a more therapeutic “whole ... More >>

Campaign Congratulates Medicinal Cannabis Activists

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 7:08 pm | Cannabis Referendum Coalition

The expected passage of the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill this evening has been hailed as a victory for grassroots campaigning, by the #makeitlegal campaign group the Cannabis Referendum Coalition. More >>

Changes To Marijuana Laws Should Now Stop

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 6:58 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that with the cannabis medicine bill being passed today, it is now time for politicians to move on from the issue and not to make any further changes which liberalise the law or legitimise and normalise the use of dope in the ... More >>

Overwhelming Opposition Confirmed On Assisted Suicide Bill

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 6:57 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the overwhelming opposition to David Seymour’s assisted suicide bill by submitters to the Select Committee is no surprise and was already indicated during the earlier Inquiry by the Health Select Committee. More >>

Medicinal Cannabis Bill a welcome step forward

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 6:55 pm | NUBU

11 December 2018 - New Zealand medicinal cannabis-based products company NUBU Pharmaceuticals says the passing of The Misuse of Drugs (Medical Cannabis) Amendment Bill today is a welcome step forward in addressing patient need in New Zealand. More >>

Medicinal cannabis producer welcomes new law passed today

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 6:53 pm | Zeacann

New Zealand cannabis company Zeacann is welcoming the The Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill which has just passed its third reading in parliament. More >>

Commissioner welcomes young voices talking about porn

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 6:47 pm | Childrens's Commission

Children’s Commissioner welcomes young voices talking about porn “Research released recently by the Chief Censor on young New Zealanders and porn, is a ground-breaking document,” says Children’s Commissioner Andrew Becroft. “This is not least ... More >>

Medicinal Cannabis bill passes final reading

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 4:51 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First welcomes the passing of the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill today in Parliament. This legislation increases the availability and quality of medicinal cannabis for those suffering who desperately need other options. ... More >>

TOP Leadership Election Winners Announced

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 3:49 pm | The Opportunities Party

The winner of the Leader position is Geoff Simmons. Geoff has been acting as the interim leader and was formerly General Manager of the Morgan Foundation. He brings with him a rock-solid background in TOP’s policy as well as excellent communication ... More >>

Charity Welcomes Paper on Preventing Family Violence

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 2:47 pm | Save The Children

Save the Children New Zealand (SCNZ) welcomes the release of the latest discussion paper from the Chief Science Advisor to the Justice Sector, Dr Ian Lambie, Every 4 Minutes’ . More >>

Link MP’s Salaries to Average Wage

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 2:39 pm | New Conservative

It’s time to link parliamentary salaries to the average wage so that elected members are rewarded according to the benefit the country gains from their service. More >>

ALRANZ Takes Case to Human Rights Review Tribunal

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 2:17 pm | ALRANZ

ALRANZ announced the Office of Human Rights Proceedings (OHRP) has decided to provide ALRANZ with representation before the Human Rights Review Tribunal (HRRT). More >>

Auditor-General's report published

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 2:13 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

The Auditor-General’s report Central government: Results of the 2017/18 audits was presented to the House of Representatives today. More >>

NZ First opposes increased pressure on primary schools

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 1:57 pm | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First will oppose Nikki Kaye’s “Education (Strengthening Second Language Learning in Primary and Intermediate Schools) Amendment Bill. More >>

Ministerial diary publication strengthens transparency

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 1:41 pm | Transparency International NZ

Yesterday Minister for State Services (Open Government) Chris Hipkins announced that all Government Ministers will for the first time release details of their internal and external meetings, More >>

MNZ Supports the Global Compact on Migration

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 1:01 pm | Multicultural Aotearoa

Morocco is hosting the Intergovernmental Conference to adopt the ‘Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration’ today and tomorrow. More >>

ACC levy changes a backward step for safety

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 11:51 am | Automobile Association

The NZ Automobile Association is disappointed with the announcement by the Government to end ACC’s Vehicle Risk Rating scheme. More >>

Fish & Game: compensation claims ‘completely false’

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 10:06 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Auckland/Waikato Fish & Game has strongly refuted as “completely false” a Waikato Times article’s claim that the organisation has been ordered to pay compensation as the result of a court case. More >>

NZ called on by global leaders to step up at COP24

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 9:15 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, December 11: New Zealand has been urged to be bolder at COP24 in Poland, the annual United Nations climate change conference. More >>

Medicinal Cannabis Bill set to pass Parliament

Monday, 10 December 2018, 8:25 pm | NORML

Medicinal Cannabis Bill set to pass Parliament; patients celebrate ambivalently From: NORML NZ - National Organisation for the Reform of Marijuana Laws More >>

Response to Health Select Committee press release

Monday, 10 December 2018, 8:16 pm | NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Response to Health Select Committee press release dated December 7, 2018, “Health Committee considering breast cancer medicines and PHARMAC funding” More >>

Global problem needs a global solution

Monday, 10 December 2018, 7:58 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

On December 10-11, the United Nations will convene at an intergovernmental conference in Marrakech, Morocco to sign the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM), establishing global agreement on a common approach toward international migration. More >>

Tax change bad news for tenants

Monday, 10 December 2018, 5:30 pm | NZ Property Investors Federation

Tax change bad news for tenants - a media release from the NZ Property Investors' Federation More >>

Kind hearted Kiwis used to prop-up Government under-funding

Monday, 10 December 2018, 3:26 pm | CCS Disability Action

“Charitable dollars should not be used to subsidise under-funded Government services,” says CCS Disability Action Chief Executive David Matthews. “The generous donations Kiwis give should be used to enhance basic services and also provide for badly needed ... More >>




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