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Approval to use gall mite to curb old man’s beard

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 7:02 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The leaf-galling mite Aceria vitalbae may now be used to combat the pervasive weed old man’s beard, following a decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). Horizons Regional Council applied to the EPA to introduce the gall mite on ... More >>

Privatisation of public land a broken promise by Government

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 4:51 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Privatisation of public land a broken promise by Government Despite the Labour Party repeatedly campaigning to stop any sales of state homes, a 8094 square metre site in Mt Albert, Auckland, is being sold by Housing New Zealand through Bayleys Real ... More >>

Red meat sector welcomes news CPTPP will enter into force

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 4:49 pm | Beef And Lamb NZ

The red meat sector welcomes Minister David Parker and Damien O’Connor’s announcement this morning that the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will enter into force on 30 December this year for Mexico, Japan, Singapore, ... More >>

Youth Labour and Young Greens on Conversion Therapy Bill

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 4:17 pm | Joint Press Release

Youth Labour and Young Greens on Prohibition of Conversion Therapy Bill Young Labour and Young Greens welcome the lodgement of a member’s bill to ban conversion therapy in New Zealand. Labour List MP Marja Lubeck today released details of a Bill, which ... More >>

Call for Government to justify oil and gas decision

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 3:19 pm | PEPANZ

The Government is being asked to pause legislation ending new offshore oil and gas exploration permits until serious economic and environmental concerns have been investigated. More >>

Serious disruption to Weapons Expo

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 2:59 pm | Auckland Peace Action

“Non-violent direct action was used to delay and disrupt Weapons Expo delegates from getting to their conference venue today,” said Auckland Peace Action member Valerie Morse. More >>

Work and Income virtue signalling belittles beneficiaries

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 2:39 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Work and Income's decision to waste $2.5 million on “makeovers” to waiting rooms so that they are more colourful is infantile, says the New Zealand Taxpayers' Union. More >>

Importance of Working for Families recognised

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 2:15 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes recognition by the Tax Working Group (TWG) that Working for Families (WFF) provides vital tax transfers to low-income families to offset high taxes on low incomes and make taxes fairer. More >>

Abortion law reform - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 1:47 pm | Science Media Centre

A briefing paper on abortion law reform has been handed to Justice Minister Andrew Little , after he commissioned the work in February. More >>

Airline prosecuted for boarding unauthorised passenger

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 12:15 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

A Malaysian-based airline has been prosecuted and fined $9,000 for allowing a passenger to board a flight to New Zealand - despite being told by Immigration New Zealand (INZ) not to do so. More >>

Only 4% Want More Liberal Time Limits For Abortion

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:14 am | Family First

An independent poll of New Zealanders by Curia Market Research earlier this year found significant support for stricter time limits on abortion, including support from those who generally support abortion. More >>

Job advertisements rise by 1.9 per cent in September quarter

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:11 am | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Jobs Online figures released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show the number of job advertisements rose by 1.9 per cent in the September 2018 quarter. Dr Rose Ryan, MBIE’s Workforce and Workplace manager, part of the wider ... More >>

Unique pet health research draws international attention

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:09 am | Eastern Institute of Technology

A unique health and welfare check initiative for pets running alongside healthy lifestyle people assessments has attracted keen interest in the international research community. More >>

DOC extends submission deadlines for park plan reviews

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:31 am | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation(DOC) has extended the public submission period for the draft Aoraki/Mount Cook and Westland Tai Poutini national park management plans. More >>

Student counselling usage on the rise

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:24 am | NZUSA

Counselling use by students at New Zealand’s universities has increased by nearly 25 per cent since 2015, in data released by the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) today. “This data is proving what students around the country ... More >>

Ngati Hine Says NO to Evolved Mandate Proposal

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:21 am | Waihoroi Shortland

Ngati Hine rejects the evolved Ngapuhi Mandate Proposal. Chair of Te Maara a Hineamaru, Waihoroi Shortland says ““Ngati Hine finds it difficult to express Ngati Hine sovereignty when its right to negotiate with the Crown is vested in an entity not ... More >>

Strategy to meet the challenges of sustainability

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:14 am | Waste Management

Auckland, 31 October 2018: Waste Management NZ today launched its inaugural sustainability strategy, For Future Generations, which sets out the company’s sustainability goals as New Zealand’s largest waste and environmental services provider. More >>

Electric train spend-up is 1970s style political meddling

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:10 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government’s decision to put money into electric trains is embarrassing and a step back to a by-gone era of politicians meddling in sound business decisions of the Government-owned railway, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Organise Aotearoa to join opposition to the weapons expo

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:06 am | Organise Aotearoa

Organise Aotearoa will be joining community opposition to the New Zealand Defense Industry Association Forum, otherwise known as the weapons expo, in Palmerston North today. More >>

People Against Prisons Aotearoa to oppose weapons expo

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 8:59 am | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) will be joining Peace Action Wellington, Peace Action Hamilton, Auckland Peace Action, and Peace Action Manawatū to oppose the weapons expo in Palmerston North today. More >>

Media Release: Peace Actions underway against Weapons Expo

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 8:31 am | Auckland Peace Action

“Community members and peace activists from across Aotearoa are in place at strategic points around the Weapons Expo in Palmerston North to blockade and delay delegates attending this year’s event.” More >>

Media Release: Peace Actions underway against Weapons Expo

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 8:31 am | Auckland Peace Action

“Community members and peace activists from across Aotearoa are in place at strategic points around the Weapons Expo in Palmerston North to blockade and delay delegates attending this year’s event.” More >>

Electric Trains saved after all

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 3:28 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS has welcomed the announcement by State-owned Enterprises Minister Rt Hon Winston Peters, Hon Phil Twyford and Hon James Shaw that Government intends to reverse the earlier decision by Kiwirail to abandon electric trains on the North Island Main ... More >>

Government move on electric trains welcomed by CTU

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 3:07 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today welcomed the Government announcement that Kiwirail would retain 15 electric engines on the Northern Trunk Line between Hamilton and Palmerston North. Secretary Sam Huggard said that it was a perfect example of ‘Just ... More >>

Putting people and peace before profit and war

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 2:53 pm | Wellington Socialists

Wellington Socialists strongly support the actions of Peace Action Manawatū, and the wider New Zealand peace movement, in marching to oppose the NZ Defence Industry’s Weapons Expo in Palmerston North on the 31st of October. More >>

Screening of volunteers expensive but keeps boys safe

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 2:50 pm | Big Buddy

As an Auckland junior rugby coach and teacher aide was found guilty of close-on one hundred sexual abuse charges against boys last week, the team at a North Island male-mentoring programme for fatherless boys is deeply saddened, yet assured. Despite past suggestions ... More >>

Establishing an independent infrastructure body

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 2:15 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Auditor-General’s submission on establishing an independent infrastructure body The Auditor-General has provided a submission to the Treasury in response to its consultation document seeking feedback on the proposed functions of an independent ... More >>

Earthwise Steps up Plastic Pledge on Global Scale

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 2:12 pm | Earthwise

Today marks the official worldwide unveiling of The New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with the UN Environment, of which New Zealand owned and operated business, Earthwise Group Ltd, is proud to be ... More >>

Open letter to NZ Parliament on Julian Assange

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 1:05 pm | Free Assange NZ

NZ Parliament select committee 'believe they have no jusrisdiction' to recommend asylum for Assange in New Zealand Parliament's Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade (FADT) select committee's report on the petition; “Provide Julian Assange permanent ... More >>

Safe and effective care central to ratified PSA settlement

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 12:49 pm | Public Service Association

The landmark offer of improved pay and conditions for more than 3000 Mental Health and Public Health nurses, announced last month, has now been ratified by PSA members. More >>

Have your say on changes to improve NAIT

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 12:09 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) wants to hear from people with an interest in how the NAIT (National Animal Identification and Tracing) scheme can be improved. More >>

Government must guarantee no funding for luxury cars in PNG

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 11:36 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30 OCTOBER 2018 The Government’s decision to fund the APEC conference in Papua New Guinea looks like an enormous waste of taxpayers’ money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Taxpayers being ripped off to help subsidise doctors

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 11:04 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Phil Twyford should not be gambling $2 billion on the housing market to help doctors meet their mortgage payments, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says “KiwBuild has become a farce. Phil ... More >>

Household incomes up over 40 percent from 2008

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 11:00 am | Statistics New Zealand

The average annual household income has risen 41 percent since 2008, up more than twice the rate of inflation, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Tax cuts sweep through UK, US and Oz – what about NZ?

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 10:22 am | ACT New Zealand

Taxes are being slashed by New Zealand’s competitors, while Kiwis are set to be burdened by $860 million more in taxes in 2022, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

EQC’S Crown Guarantee Funding

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 8:55 am | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission will receive $50m + GST in funding this Thursday [1 November] from the Government under the Crown Guarantee. More >>

Meth compensation blunder cruel and shortsighted

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 8:28 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Housing Minister Phil Twyford recently admitted to only becoming aware last week that the compensation planned for tenants who were evicted over flawed methamphetamine testing would cause them to lose their benefit entitlements, prompting the Government ... More >>

Community members prevented from taking action

Monday, 29 October 2018, 6:55 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

A TVNZ story this week raised concerns held by Manukau Ward Councillor Alf Filipaina that weak legislation is shutting out local communities from participating in civic processes to address gambling harm. Alf told TVNZ that his community lost more than ... More >>

Unsure outlook at Ministry of Justice

Monday, 29 October 2018, 5:42 pm | Public Service Association

Despite a full day of mediation between the Ministry of Justice and PSA in Wellington today there is still no sign of a new industrial agreement being reached - with PSA members left with no option but to continue industrial action which first began almost ... More >>

NZNO applauds Abortion Law Reform Report

Monday, 29 October 2018, 4:41 pm | NZNO

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the Law Commission’s report outlining three alternative legal models for treating abortion as a health issue rather than a criminal one. NZNO, which made a submission on the issue and was part ... More >>

Our Victims DO Matter

Monday, 29 October 2018, 4:17 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Our Victims DO Matter 29th October 2018 I attended the Justice Summit as a representative for the Sensible Sentencing Group Trust and the incredible victims we represent. It was my first political event, one I thought would be an opportunity to have open ... More >>

Major role outlined for oil and gas in a lower carbon world

Monday, 29 October 2018, 4:00 pm | PEPANZ

Oil and gas have a crucial long-term role and will have much less of an impact on the environment in future, according to a new report released today by the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ). More >>

PSA Youth takes a world-first seat at the Executive Board

Monday, 29 October 2018, 2:14 pm | Public Service Association

In what is believed to be a world first for a major union, PSAY - the PSA youth network - is excited to be taking an official seat with full voting rights on the union’s Executive Board from this week. More >>

New warplanes won’t feed my daughters

Monday, 29 October 2018, 1:36 pm | Peace Action Wellington

Jessie Moss is sick and tired of organising school bake sales. Parents like her are familiar with an endless cycle of fundraising so their kids can go on school trips - so she was gutted when the government announced a $2.3 billion spend on six ... More >>

Independent fiscal institution for New Zealand

Monday, 29 October 2018, 1:04 pm | Business New Zealand

The Treasury is suggesting a new institution to improve transparency around governmental taxing and spending. More >>

Three-strikes tenancy proposal no help

Monday, 29 October 2018, 10:50 am | Stop the War on Tenancies

A three-strikes proposal to end tenancies offered by the New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation is of little use to either owners or tenants, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today. More >>

An Empty Fridge is part of Family Violence

Monday, 29 October 2018, 10:43 am | Community Waitakere

Today saw the opening of the “Behind Closed Doors” exhibition at Massey Library. More >>

AA warns rising fuel costs spells trouble for batteries

Monday, 29 October 2018, 9:17 am | Automobile Association

The AA is today sounding a warning to Kiwi motorists who are resorting to using their cars less because of rising fuel costs. More >>

Law Commission Ignores Most Pertinent Question

Monday, 29 October 2018, 9:15 am | New Conservative

The Law Commission’s report to the Government on making abortion a health issue fails to answer the most pertinent question. “When does life start?” More >>

Brexit, Trump, your data & the rise of populism

Monday, 29 October 2018, 8:59 am | Global Progress

The rise of populism and identity politics will be talking points when Global Progress strategists meet in New Zealand next week. More >>

Ardern Will Have To Reject Law Commission Abortion Options

Sunday, 28 October 2018, 3:46 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will have to reject all three options put forward by the Law Commission on abortion laws if she is to keep her pre-election promise. At the Newstalk ZB’s Leaders Breakfast just before the ... More >>

NZ Jewish Council responds to Pittsburgh Synagogue attack

Sunday, 28 October 2018, 1:17 pm | Jewish Council

The New Zealand Jewish Council is devastated to learn of the murder of eleven Jews at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh. More >>

Building a better injury system for New Zealand

Sunday, 28 October 2018, 11:52 am | Forster and Associates

Building a better, more equal health, social, disability and injury system for New Zealand 28 October 2018 for immediate release New Zealanders have the opportunity to have their say on the development of a healthcare and social support system for ... More >>

Royal tour kicks off with falling support for the monarchy

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 5:06 pm | New Zealand Republic

"On the eve of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan's Royal visit, it's clear the popularity of the young Royals isn't growing support for the monarchy amongst young New Zealanders," said Lewis Holden, campaign chair of New Zealand Republic. More >>

The Nation: Minister of Justice Andrew Little

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 3:27 pm | The Nation

• On abortion law reform: Minister of Justice Andrew Little says women have the right to have an abortion without feeling they are committing a crime. “The whole legal framework around abortion is that it is a crime in the first instance.” He ... More >>

Māori Party appoint Bentham Ohia as Vice-President

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 2:58 pm | The Maori Party

The Māori Party has announced Bentham Ohia as their Vice-President (Tāne), following the resignation of Hon Te Ururoa Flavell in August 2018. More >>

The Nation: Helen Clark and Ruth Dreifuss on Drug Policy

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 2:48 pm | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Emma Jolliff interviews Helen Clark and Ruth Dreifuss from the Global Commission on Drug Policy, More >>

TOP calls on Govt to take Cannabis Referendum seriously

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 2:45 pm | The Opportunities Party

After a disappointing year of inaction by the coalition government, the Opportunities Party calls on the Government to give New Zealand a plan for the Cannabis Referendum. More >>

Justice Minister Fails To Condemn Sex-Selection Abortions

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 12:03 pm | Family First

Family First NZ is shocked to hear that the Minister of Justice Andrew Little has not moved to strongly denounce sex selection abortions – a practice which involves sex discrimination primarily against girls. In comments on Newshub Nation this morning, ... More >>

KiwiBuild part of the problem, not the solution

Saturday, 27 October 2018, 11:59 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE USE 27/10/2018 AUCKLAND ACTION AGAINST POVERTY KiwiBuild part of the problem, not the solution The Labour-led Government ran a PR stunt today to celebrate the first few families that would move into the first 18 KiwiBuild homes. ... More >>




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