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Why is Jacinda Ardern refusing to defend the Natural Family?

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 9:35 pm | Right To Life

Why is Jacinda Ardern refusing to defend and promote the Natural Family? Media Release 12th August 2017 Image result for jacinda ardernRight to Life considers that the election of Jacinda Ardern as our Prime Minister would constitute a threat to the ... More >>

Teen Rapist Uses Drug Abuse as a Defence

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 9:32 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

TEEN RAPIST USES DRUG ABUSE AS A DEFENCE 12th August 2017 The Sensible Sentencing Trust child abuse spokesperson Scott Guthrie has labelled the sentencing of a teen rapist to two years imprisonment for raping a six-year-old child, as irresponsible, ... More >>

The Nation: Economy Debate

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 12:53 pm | The Nation

Headlines: Labour’s finance spokesman Grant Robertson says he’s not ruling out Capital Gains Tax in the first term, or taking on the Green Party policy of a top tax rate of 40% over $150,000, because both need to be looked at by Labour’s tax ... More >>

The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews James Shaw

Saturday, 12 August 2017, 11:35 am | The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews James Shaw Headlines: Green Party leader James Shaw says “the level of policy alignment between The Opportunities Party and the Green Party is extremely high” and he could certainly work with them if ... More >>

Labour will need more than 'Jacinda Trudeau': TOP

Friday, 11 August 2017, 6:18 pm | BusinessDesk

Aug. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The Labour Party can only hope to change the government if its policies attract the same pick-up in support as its new Jacinda Ardern has done in last week, the leader of The Opportunities Party, Gareth Morgan, said at ... More >>

Speech: Morgan - Campaign launch

Friday, 11 August 2017, 4:16 pm | The Opportunities Party

New Zealand was founded on the idea of a fair deal, the concept that peoples from different backgrounds could come together and work out their differences without resorting to warfare and hatred. More >>

Big Irrigation’s “death-grip” costs more than water charge

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:50 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday 11 August 2017: “Farming leadership and politicians are scaremongering by using false facts on water pricing proposals in their latest effort to keep the dairy industry free of accountability for polluted rivers,” says Greenpeace’s ... More >>

Green Party Concerns Over Order of Drinking Water Assessors

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:40 pm | Green Party

11 Aug 2017 - The Green Party is deeply disturbed to know that officials charged with protecting drinking water supplies are being told not to issue safety compliance orders for fear of upsetting the Minister of Health. More >>

EDS Welcomes New Commitments to Freshwater Reform

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:34 pm | Environmental Defence Society

EDS Welcomes New Commitments to Freshwater Reform From National And Labour And Criticises Federated Farmers for Misleading Comments More >>

E tū embraces Equal Pay week

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:22 pm | E tu

E tū is urging women to embrace Equal Pay week, as it focusses on winning an Equal Pay deal for mental health support workers. More >>

Up to 87 percent of prisoners unemployed before prison

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:14 pm | No Pride in Prisons

An Official Information Act response to No Pride in Prisons states that up to 87 percent of New Zealand’s prisoners were unemployed immediately before their imprisonment. More >>

One casting vote determines the future for NZ's oceans

Friday, 11 August 2017, 3:09 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is concerned about the decision by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to grant a marine consent to Trans-Tasman Resources Limited (TTR) to vacuum up the sea bed off the South Taranaki Bight in order to extract iron ... More >>

NZ First’s Student Driving Policy a Winner

Friday, 11 August 2017, 1:58 pm | New Zealand First Party

Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 11 AUGUST 2017 More >>

Labour's Water Tax as nutty as 2014 "NZ Power"

Friday, 11 August 2017, 1:40 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Labour's Water Tax as nutty as 2014 "NZ Power" 11 AUGUST 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Labour's Water Tax policy is quickly becoming the laughing stock of public policy circles with parallels being made to its infamous 2014 NZ Power policy – ... More >>

The New Labour Party Policy of Charging for Water

Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:48 pm | Garnet Milne - Reformation Testimony

Unlike land, water is a material which is cycled through a process of evaporation and precipitation. Few would deny that everyone has a right to water, which is a necessity life. Without water, men die. The Labour party is promoting a policy which ... More >>

National, Labour Fail to Show Compassion on Assisted Dying

Friday, 11 August 2017, 12:21 pm | ACT New Zealand

National and the opposition’s continued weakness and lack of compassion on end-of-life choice has left ACT as the only option for supporters of reform, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

Seymour Bill Discriminates Against Young People

Friday, 11 August 2017, 9:12 am | Euthanasia Free NZ

David Seymour misrepresents the Attorney-General report on his End of Life Choice Bill. Seymour claims that "the Attorney-General and Ministry of Justice agree that [his] bill creates a framework for assisted dying that is consistent with the ... More >>

Pike families: "We need answers!"

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 7:59 pm | Stand With Pike

New video shown tonight show the urgent need to recover the drift and secure evidence and remains say Pike RIver family members. More >>

The EPA has released the annual ETS reports

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 6:33 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority has now published the annual set of reports on the Emissions Trading Scheme, or ETS. More >>

E tū: Government lacks support for pay equity bill

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 5:01 pm | E tu Union

E tū says the government will face strong opposition to its Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill which had its first reading in parliament today. More >>

Day 2 from EDS Conference Tipping Points

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:57 pm | Environmental Defence Society

Day 2 from EDS Conference Tipping Points Nature would have legal status under a government with the Greens “at its heart,” day two of the Environmental Defence Society’s Tipping Points conference heard. More >>

Reform of resource system required

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 4:00 pm | Joint Press Release

EMA, Infrastructure New Zealand, Property Council New Zealand and the Environmental Defence Society’s call for a cohesive strategy to drive reform of the country’s resource management and planning systems seems to have gained momentum. More >>

Historic Bill or Opportunity Missed?

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:53 pm | United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

10 August 2017 - The Human Rights Commission have expressed their concern over the Government’s largely unchanged Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill following its first reading today. More >>

Howie Tamati Against Iron-Sand Mining

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:51 pm | The Maori Party

Māori Party Candidate for Te Tai Hauāuru Howie Tamati is deeply disappointed in the decision of the Environmental Protection Authority to allow iron-sand mining off the coast of South Taranaki. More >>

The Battle for TE TAITOKERAU

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:37 pm | Te Wero

The battle for Te Taitokerau has got more interesting with incumbent Kelvin Davis becoming Labour's deputy leader. More >>

Councils urged to stop using funding from pokies

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 3:11 pm | Problem Gambling Foundation

The Problem Gambling Foundation is calling on all territorial local authorities to follow the lead of Hamilton City Council which voted 8-3 to stop using money from pokies to fund projects. More >>

Waitangi Tribunal ruling upheld for Whakatōhea claimants

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:55 pm | Ngai Tama Haua Hapu

"Ngāi Tama Haua Hapū of Whakatōhea are pleased to advise that Deputy Chief Judge Savage has ruled in favour of the applications granting an Urgent hearing into the Crowns recognition of the Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust Board (PSCT) ... More >>

NZ Beverage Council responds to Labour’s water policy

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:11 pm | NZ Beverage Council

New Zealand’s water bottlers are open to discussions about charging for commercial water use but these discussions must be based on fact. More >>

Economic Circumstances Can Change – Suddenly

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 2:00 pm | New Zealand First Party

The National Government would do well to bear in mind that circumstances can change – suddenly. More >>

Massey University - Q&A on the North Korea crisis

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 1:59 pm | Massey University

Massey University - Q&A on the North Korea crisis: Asia politics expert Dr Marc Lanteigne Dr Marc Lanteigne | Senior Lecturer (China, East Asia, Polar Regions) Centre for Defence and Security Studies | Massey University Albany (Auckland), ... More >>

Labour’s water policy: wrong solution to the wrong problem

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 1:57 pm | Massey University

A Massey University agribusiness expert says Labour’s newly-announced water policy is problematic on several fronts. There are better ways to make New Zealand’s waterways cleaner, without punishing specific sectors and damaging property rights, says senior ... More >>

Endangered blue whales threatened by seabed mining

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:38 pm | Forest And Bird

An important habitat for New Zealand’s only know population of critically endangered blue whale is now at risk from destructive seabed mining after an Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) ruling today. More >>

Labour and Greens ahead of National in Animal Welfare

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:31 pm | SAFE

SAFE says voters may be surprised by party policies on animal welfare with political parties holding very different views when it comes to the animal issues that Kiwis care about. In SAFE’s ‘Vote for Lucy’ campaign, National is given an overall ... More >>

Decision on the TTRL marine consent application

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:11 pm | Environmental Protection Authority

This summary is provided to assist the media in the understanding of the decision by the EPA’s Decision-making Committee in relation to the Trans-Tasman Resources Ltd application to mine iron sands in the South Taranaki Bight. It does not comprise ... More >>

KASM to Appeal EPA's Seabed Mining Green Light

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 12:05 pm | KASM

KASM stunned by seabed mining green light, will appeal decision Kiwis Against Seabed Mining confirmed they will appeal today’s EPA’s decision to greenlight a dangerous seabed mining proposal in the South Taranaki Bight. "We have to take the only ... More >>

Racist obfuscation of slumlord problem

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:52 am | Migrant And Refugee Rights Campaign MARRC

Tertiary Education Minister Paul Goldsmith’s comment about Indians owning multiple properties is a racist obfuscation of the slumlord problem, says Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign spokesperson Gayaal Iddamalgoda. Goldsmith made the comment in response ... More >>

Israel's defiance earns Brownlee's respect

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:40 am | Palestine Human Rights Campaign

A request in early May this year to Bill English from Dr Vacy Vlazna , Co-ordinator of Justice for Palestine Matters ,requesting that New Zealand end diplomatic relations with Israel and that Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee be sacked, was finally ... More >>

Water tax may add $28/week to weekly grocery bill

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:31 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Labour can’t credibly go into an election without being upfront to New Zealanders as to how much its proposed tax on water will be, says the Taxpayers Union. More >>

Day One from EDS Conference Tipping Points

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:31 am | Environmental Defence Society

It was freshwater policies at 10 paces on the first day of the Environmental Defence Society’s Tipping Points conference yesterday, with both National and Labour releasing their policies. More >>

Rahui Papa: The status quo is not working for our people

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:29 am | The Maori Party

Rahui Papa, Māori Party Candidate for Hauraki-Waikato congratulates Mihingarangi Forbes and her story for Radio New Zealand on the plight of people in Manurewa. More >>

Dunne Speaks "As the Political Dust Settles ..."

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:28 am | United Future NZ Party

DUNNE SPEAKS It may seem strange to suggest it now, but the dust will soon settle on the political turmoil of the last ten days, and a form of normalcy will return, the imminent advent of the formal election campaign notwithstanding. And when that ... More >>


Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:28 am | Beneficiary Advisory Service

“We at BAS are saddened to hear that Metiria Turei has made the decision to stand down as Co-leader of the Green Party, and to remove herself from the Green Party List,” says Rebecca Occleston, publicity coordinator for Beneficiary Advisory Service ... More >>

The success of Te Taka Keegan – a modern day tohunga

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:23 am | The Maori Party

Te Reo Māori in a Changing World: The success of Te Taka Keegan – a modern day tohunga More >>

TVNZ Announces Election Coverage Line-Up

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 11:06 am | TVNZ

1 NEWS Vote 17: TVNZ announces Election coverage line-up As New Zealand prepares to head to the ballot box on 23 September, the 1 NEWS Vote 17 team will present comprehensive coverage of this year’s General Election. More >>

NZ Govt Implicated in Covert Spy Operation on Greenpeace

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:29 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Thursday, August 10: Greenpeace New Zealand’s Executive Director, Dr Russel Norman, is calling on the Government to “categorically deny” any knowledge of a covert spy operation that saw staff at the environmental organisation being watched daily, ... More >>

Working People Back New Trade Agenda for 21st Century

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:20 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Working people back “A New Trade Agenda for the 21st Century” The Council of Trade Unions (CTU), speaking on behalf of working New Zealanders, is putting its weight behind efforts to oppose resurrecting the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ... More >>

Over 300 Reports Made to CERT NZ in First Quarter

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 10:17 am | CERT NZ

CERT NZ today released its first report on the New Zealand cyber security threat landscape. The report shows that 364 reports of cyber security incidents have been made to the new cyber security agency in less than three months of operation. More >>

The Stand Metiria Took for Beneficiaries Will Continue

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:53 am | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Thursday 10 August, 2017 - Auckland Action Against Poverty would like to send our support to Metiria Turei for making a stand for beneficiaries and unemployed workers facing the cold face of neoliberal capitalism. More >>

Greens Propose RMA Royal Commission

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:49 am | Green Party

10 August 2017 - The Green Party in government will begin a Royal Commission of Inquiry into New Zealand’s environmental management and planning laws, including the Resource Management Act (RMA). More >>

Farmers to Labour: "Tell Us Your Numbers"

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:43 am | Federated Farmers

Labour yesterday announced proposals for a tax on water for large commercial users, including farmers who rely on irrigation water, but in the absence of detail some eye-watering numbers in the billions of dollars have been floated. More >>

Make Taupo Fishery 13th Fish & Game Region - Outdoors Party

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 9:05 am | Outdoors Party

"The Outdoors Party will seek to change management of the Taupo Fishery from the Department of Conservation to Fish And Game" said Co-Leader, Alan Simmons. The fishery would become the 13th Fish & Game region and come under local management ... More >>

United Future Proposes Three Point Plan for Housing

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:48 am | United Future NZ Party

At tonight’s Housing Forum, organised by the Anglican and Catholic churches, United Future proposed three common sense policies to help deal with the Housing shortage: More >>

Statement on Metiria Turei resignation

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:46 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

“While it is always sad to see a senior politician fall from grace, Ms Turei’s resignation does not avail her from the debt owed to New Zealand taxpayers. With more and more evidence coming out that Ms Turei should not have even been on the ... More >>

Labour & Greens Commit to Extend Protection in Coromandel

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:44 am | Coromandel Watchdog

On Tuesday Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki, supported by Protect Karangahake, presented their petition calling for Schedule 4 to be extended to protect conservation land across the whole Coromandel Ecological Region. After the presentation, both the Labour ... More >>

Porn Harm Inquiry Deferred to Next Parliament

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:43 am | Family First

A petition calling on an expert panel to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography and which received 22,334 written signatures in just two months has been deferred to the next Parliament by the Government Administration ... More >>

Internet Party lauds “phenomenal success” of #AntiSpyBill event

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:41 am | Internet Party

The Internet Party of New Zealand has announced it is extending its recent #AntiSpyBill online event to become an ongoing series stretching to the September 23rd 2017 general election and beyond. More >>

Sad Day for Politics

Thursday, 10 August 2017, 8:35 am | National Beneficiary Advocacy Consultancy Group

Kay Brereton an independent beneficiary advocate, and co-convenor of the National Beneficiary Advocacy Consultation Group says; More >>

Newshub-Reid Research Poll - August 2nd - 8th

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 6:18 pm | Mediaworks

Latest Newshub-Reid Research Poll Shows Dramatic Comeback by Labour In the first major poll since the Labour leadership change, the latest Newshub-Reid Research poll* shows that Jacinda Ardern has had a huge impact with Kiwis voters over the past week. ... More >>

Nationals Clean Up Fund A Drop In The Filthy Bucket

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 4:42 pm | Outdoors Party

The Outdoors Party is challenging the Government to reconcile its recent $44M freshwater 'clean-up' grant against the $540M grants for new irrigation schemes which create the pollution in the first place. More >>

Green Party Illegally Using Taxpayer Money to Campaign

Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 3:45 pm | Taxpayers' Union

9 AUGUST 2017 - The Taxpayers’ Union has laid a complaint against two Green Party Parliamentary (taxpayer funded) staff for using election advertisements funded by Parliamentary Services to campaign - and continuing to do so when the illegality ... More >>




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