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New EECA strategy captures carbon

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 12:11 pm | EECA

Helping New Zealanders to lower the emissions from their energy use is a key focus of EECA’s new strategic direction. More >>

Trade deficit increases with EU – Media release

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 11:10 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s two-way trade with the European Union (EU) was $22.2 billion for the year ended March 2018, Stats NZ said today. The EU is New Zealand’s third-largest market for trading goods and services. More >>

Financial Statements of the Government of NZ to 30/4/18

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 11:05 am | New Zealand Treasury

Core Crown tax revenue was $65.3 billion for the ten months to 30 April 2018, close to forecast. Source deductions were $0.2 billion above forecast due to higher than expected seasonal upswing in April. Corporate tax was below forecast by $0.1 billion ... More >>

Northcote National Candidate No Show at Debate

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 10:00 am | NZPTV

Northcote's National Candidate Daniel Bidois declined to take part in a televised debate recorded yesterday evening and will play tonight Tuesday 5 June at 6.30pm free on New Zealand Public Television (www.nzptv.org.nz), and on Face TV Channel ... More >>

Tower urges Government to act on meth contamination

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 9:40 am | Tower

Tower Insurance strongly encourages the government to take action in response to the report by the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman, on the management of methamphetamine testing and decontamination. More >>

Queen's Birthday Honours List

Monday, 4 June 2018, 10:14 am | Governor General

The New Zealand Order of Merit The Queen has been pleased, on the occasion of the celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday, to make the following appointments to The New Zealand Order of Merit: DNZM To be Dames Companion of the said Order: Ms Catherine ... More >>

Call for Aid Relief Workers to be in Duty of Care Law

Sunday, 3 June 2018, 4:06 pm | Jordan Walker

Call for Aid Relief Workers to be supported by the New Zealand Duty of Care Legislation More >>

Q+A: Damien O'Connor interviewed by Corin Dann

Sunday, 3 June 2018, 12:32 pm | TVNZ

Relaxed cattle tracking will be punished – Agriculture & Biosecurity Minister New Zealand farmers can expect biosecurity laws to be stricter in the wake of the disease Mycoplasma bovis, according to the Agriculture Minister. More >>

Q+A: James Shaw interviewed by Corin Dann

Sunday, 3 June 2018, 12:24 pm | TVNZ

Climate Minister: one less meat meal a week can help environment Climate Minister James Shaw says people worried about their carbon footprint could reduce their meat intake by a meal a week, but says this is not the government’s official stance. More >>

Housing NZ's chief executive Andrew McKenzie has to go

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 6:36 pm | State Housing Action

The State Housing Action Network is calling on the government to sack Housing New Zealand Chief Executive Andrew McKenzie. More >>

Labour & NZ First Voters Strongly Support Three Strikes Law

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 5:30 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says an independent nationwide poll showing two out of three New Zealanders support the Three Strikes Law confirms that the Labour government has no public mandate for scrapping it, and that the evidence proves it is having the ... More >>

The Nation: Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 1:25 pm | The Nation

Lisa Owen: The Immigration Minister has just announced plans to crack down on post-study work rights for international students. It’s part of Labour’s plan to turn down the tap on immigration by about 20,000 to 30,000 people a year. Immigration Minister ... More >>

Poll confirms strong public support for Three Strikes

Saturday, 2 June 2018, 10:46 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Poll confirms strong public support for Three Strikes 2 June 2018 The Sensible Sentencing Trust has today released the results of a poll commissioned to gauge public support for the Three Strikes law. Sensible Sentencing Trust Founder, Garth McVicar, today ... More >>

Labour's Northcote Hypocrisy

Friday, 1 June 2018, 6:24 pm | Democrats for Social Credit

Democrats for Social Credit Party Leader, Stephnie de Ruyter, today labelled Labour candidate Shanan Halbert’s stance on ‘fairness’ in the by-election the ultimate in hypocrisy. More >>

Pike River Recovery Agency seeks Senior Project Manager

Friday, 1 June 2018, 4:11 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

Pike River Recovery Agency seeks Senior Project Manager 1 June 2018 The Pike River Recovery Agency is looking for a Senior Project Manager. More >>

TDDA Calls for Regulation in Testing Industry

Friday, 1 June 2018, 4:01 pm | NZ Drug Detection Agency

AUCKLAND – 1 June 2018 – The Drug Detection Agency (TDDA) welcomes the report on meth contamination issued by the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor, Sir Peter Gluckman. The report delivers the industry a chance to revisit the practices, policies ... More >>

Prisoner advocates welcome repeal of three strikes law

Friday, 1 June 2018, 3:46 pm | People Against Prisons Aotearoa

Prisoner advocacy organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is pleased to see the repeal of the “three strikes law”. More >>

Grey Power on sentencing law

Friday, 1 June 2018, 1:45 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power members are alarmed at Andrew Little’s proposal to introduce reduced sentences for criminal offending. If you need more prisons build them,you dont solve the problem of to many lions in the cage by letting some of them out. As recent annoucements ... More >>

Pike River Recovery Agency plans second expert workshop

Friday, 1 June 2018, 12:44 pm | Pike River Recovery Agency

Technical experts in ventilation and geotechnical engineering will gather again in Greymouth soon to further refine concept plans for recovering the Pike River Mine drift access tunnel. More >>

'Rare earth' minerals potential for regions

Friday, 1 June 2018, 11:55 am | RNZ

Taupō and the West Coast have high prospects for "green minerals" used in electric vehicles and wind turbines, a new study has found. More >>

Wellington schools get help with recycling and waste

Friday, 1 June 2018, 11:06 am | Sustainability Trust

Wellington schools can now get help to empower kids to recycle and reduce the waste schools send to landfills. More >>

Waipareira launches Winter Campaign

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:20 am | Waipareira Trust

Te Whānau o Waipareira is calling on the Government to take over the after-hour’s medical service. More >>

2018 Census update

Friday, 1 June 2018, 10:15 am | Statistics New Zealand

The online census system was switched off last week, so it’s now time to bring together the data we’ve received from millions of New Zealanders who took part in the 2018 Census, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Council's rejection of the Living Wage a missed opportunity

Friday, 1 June 2018, 9:45 am | Public Service Association

Palmerston North City Council’s decision to reject the living wage for its staff is a missed opportunity to lead the way among New Zealand employers, the Public Service Association says. More >>

New Zealand - The Not-So-Plucky Little Country

Friday, 1 June 2018, 9:05 am | Peter Dunne

New Zealand likes to portray itself as a small and nimble trading nation, with its own will when it comes to foreign policy, and doing deals in our nation's self-interest. According to the narrative, we are the plucky nation at the end of the world, determinedly ... More >>

Biosecurity works for NZ agriculture but not forestry

Friday, 1 June 2018, 8:45 am | Bio Protection Research Centre

The recent arrival of myrtle rust in New Zealand has led many to question whether our biosecurity system is really world-class, particularly in keeping plant diseases out of the country. More >>

Tourism industry keen to discuss visitor tax

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 3:25 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Tourism industry keen to discuss visitor tax How and where any new tax on our international visitors will be spent are critical to tourism industry acceptance of the Government’s plans, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. In a speech at a tourism industry event today, ... More >>

Social Entrepreneur-in-residence – a first for NZ

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 2:31 pm | Massey University

Exactly 10 years ago disarmament activist Thomas Nash was in Dublin to celebrate the signing of a landmark treaty to ban cluster bombs. He had led the campaign for change. More >>

Councillors fail to hold Mayor to his promises

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 2:01 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

The Councillors who today passed the regional fuel tax failed should have instead held Phil Goff to his pre-election commitment to find 3-6% in savings in the Council budget, says the Auckland Ratepayers Alliance. More >>

InternetNZ calls for additional reforms in Privacy Bill

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 1:53 pm | InternetNZ

InternetNZ submission calls for additional reforms in Privacy Bill InternetNZ has today released its submission to Parliament Justice Committee responding to a new Privacy Bill. The Government introduced the Privacy Bill in April this year to modernise ... More >>

New ‘Clear the Air’ campaign launched

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 1:37 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

31 MAY 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is marking World Smokefree Day by launching 'Clear the Air' - a campaign and website for sensible regulation and zero excise tax on alternative nicotine products. More >>

Light Rail Beguiling But Wrong Answer

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12:45 pm | Public Transport Users Association

The Government’s recent announcements that they are to accelerate the procurement process for light rail to the airport and to the NorthWest including Kumeu, exaggerates the viability of the project says the Public Transport Users Association. More >>

Greenpeace calls "balderdash" on MPI claims

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 12:04 pm | Greenpeace

Thursday, May 31: Greenpeace is calling for MPI to immediately release any documentation addressing the serious issues found during two extensive investigations into New Zealand’s fisheries, the reports of which they then buried. More >>

Survey underlines rural connectivity frustration

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:57 am | Federated Farmers

Plenty of rural folk have jumped at the chance to respond to a Federated Farmers survey on the quality of telecommunications connectivity out in the provinces. More >>

Young People Declare their Vision for Aotearoa

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:13 am | Aotearoa Youth Declaration

Aotearoa Youth Declaration brought together nearly 300 young people from around the country to create a youth vision for Aotearoa. More >>

Eugenie Sage confirms Government to hike waste tax

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 11:09 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

First it was the fuel taxes, now the Government is hiking the tax on household waste as another example of breaking the ‘no new tax’ pledge, says the Taxpayers’ Union . This morning on Radio NZ’s Morning Report, Associate Minister for the Environment ... More >>

Human Rights Watch targets Israeli banks... NZ Super fund

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:58 am | Palestine Solidarity Network

The Palestine Solidarity Network has renewed calls for the NZ Super Fund to divest its shareholding in Israeli banks which invest in the illegal construction of Jewish only settlements in the Palestinian Occupied Territories. More >>

NZ passengers are losing out to monopoly airports

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:32 am | Airlines for Australia and New Zealand

Auckland International Airport has set prices that are not in the long-term interest of consumers, and more must be done to protect airport users from the market power exerted by monopoly airports, according to a submission by Airlines for Australia ... More >>

Plans to reduce prison population need more detail

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:25 am | Public Service Association

PSA members working in prisons want to see more detail of the government’s plans to cut the number of Kiwis in jail, particularly around prison beds and Community Corrections. More >>

NZ Ranks 28th In End of Childhood Report

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:21 am | Save the Children New Zealand

The number of New Zealand children that die before age five has resulted in our country ranking 28th in a report released today by Save the Children International. More >>

Half way point for Māori Electoral Option

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:19 am | Electoral Commission

Electoral Commission teams will be at Matariki events around the country over the next few weeks talking to people about the Māori Electoral Option, which runs for just two more months. More >>

Voting early in the Northcote by-election

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 10:18 am | Electoral Commission

“If you’re enrolled in the Northcote electorate, you can vote in person at an advance voting place from today, Monday 28 May,” says Anita Balakrishnan, National Manager of Voting Services for the Electoral Commission. More >>

ACC review needs to be open and transparent

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:55 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union is calling for a review into the conduct of ACC’s chief executive and the organisation’s culture to be open and transparent. More >>

Huge early voting in Northcote encouraging

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:45 am | New Zealand Labour Party

Northcote Labour candidate Shanan Halbert is encouraged by the huge numbers of people voting early so far in the by-election. More >>

Three Strikes Law Protects Public, Warns Violent Offenders

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:42 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that the government will send a message that we’re not serious about the “It’s Not OK” zero-tolerance message on family violence if it scraps the Three Strikes law. More >>

M.Bovis: Profits before lives

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:35 am | PETA

What is extraordinary about the government’s plan to cull (or more accurately kill) some 150,000 cows in the hope of eradicating Mycoplasma bovis is not the astronomical number of individual animals involved, nor the amount of taxpayer money being used ... More >>

Sensible Sentencing Trust applauds New Zealand First Bill

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 9:02 am | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Sensible Sentencing Trust applauds New Zealand First Bill 30th May 2018 The Sensible Sentencing Trust fully supports New Zealand First MP Darroch Ball’s private members Bill which would provide for a mandatory jail sentence of six months for assaults ... More >>

State house tenants should be compensated

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 8:59 am | Christchurch Progressive Network

Paula Bennett is right to say the government should compensate Housing New Zealand tenants who were evicted from their state homes unnecessarily because of bogus meth contamination standards. More >>

Government action needed to avert recycling crisis

Thursday, 31 May 2018, 8:29 am | WasteMINZ

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Increasing local investment in Birkenhead

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 5:30 pm | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern and Northcote Labour candidate Shanan Halbert today met with local Northcote businesses in Birkenhead. More >>

Electric cars out of stingy buyers' price range

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 5:20 pm | RNZ

Car buyers' thrifty spending habits are preventing electric vehicles from getting much of a toehold here, a car auction house says. More >>

Overhaul of water system in the pipeline

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 5:12 pm | RNZ

A major overhaul of how water is regulated and delivered could be on the cards, with the government keen on fewer, larger suppliers. More >>

Israel Institute demands a NZ response to Hamas attacks

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 4:59 pm | Israel Institute

Israel Institute demands a New Zealand response to Hamas attacks on Israel Israel Institute of New Zealand director David Cumin says that New Zealands continued failure to condemn Hamas for attacks on Israel has become untenable and morally bankrupt: ... More >>

Impacts of Mycoplasma bovis eradication - Expert Reaction

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 4:50 pm | Science Media Centre

Experts say the efforts will have repercussions for farmers, though additional resources can be tailored to support those most vulnerable. More >>

Government on right path to amalgamate city water services

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 4:12 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Government on right path to amalgamate municipal water services The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Local Government Minister, the Hon Nanaia Mahuta’s comments today on the need for ‘step change’ to the provision of municipal water and signalling ... More >>

NZ needs facilities to process compostable packaging

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 4:07 pm | The Packaging Forum

The shift to products which are described as degradable, biodegradable and/or compostable has increased as companies seek alternatives to plastic. More >>

Bitter taste of Cadbury PR push

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 3:49 pm | Etu NZ

A promotional road show by Cadbury owner, Mondelez, will likely serve as a bitter reminder for many New Zealanders of what happened to Cadbury Dunedin, says E tū. More >>

New Zealand youth sing of justice and peace

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 3:46 pm | Caritas Aotearoa

Standing out from 120 entries, three students from Hillcrest High School (Hamilton) and Sacred Heart College (Lower Hutt) wowed the judges. More >>

Harassment survey needs to be catalyst for change

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 3:34 pm | NZ Bar Association

New Zealand Bar Association President Clive Elliott QC, says a survey of lawyers finding high levels of sexual harassment and bullying in the legal profession needs to be a catalyst for change. More >>

Hopes high that health review will tackle hospital waits

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 3:09 pm | NZ Private Surgical Hospitals Association

The Review of New Zealand’s Health and Disability Sector must consider strategies to tackle the growing problem of hospital waiting lists, says the Private Surgical Hospitals Association. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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