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Social Investment priorities where all children can flourish

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 12:20 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG (Child Poverty Action Group) says that with a government election impending, it is crucial to bring in policies that have the wellbeing of all New Zealand’s children at the centre. More >>

Labour & Greens Must Endorse Road Toll Undertakings

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 10:57 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union welcomes the Government's undertaking that any form of roadway variable pricing will be used to replace existing road taxes and ease congestion, but not raise more revenue. The group says that the Labour and Green ... More >>

Core Public Services Under Scrutiny

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 10:42 am | TransTasman

INSIGHTS ABOUT THE NEWS - Just as the 2017 transTasman NZ Government Departments Review is published, where the dynamism of State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes was singled out for praise, the Productivity Commission has been set one of its most ... More >>

US expert on ending homelessness points to lessons learnt

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 10:09 am | Community Housing Aotearoa

New Zealand can benefit from lessons learnt in the United States, where homelessness is reducing, a US expert says. More >>

ACT's Free Press

Wednesday, 7 June 2017, 9:52 am | ACT New Zealand

A Well Deserved Honour Michael “Iceman” Jones was an outstanding flanker and World Cup winning All Black. More recently he’s thrown his weight behind Partnership Schools, specifically the Pacific Advance Senior School in South Auckland. PASS is ... More >>

Leaked report shows public misled over snapper policing

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 7:14 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Leaked report shows public misled over snapper policing - Greenpeace. Tuesday, 6 June: A Government report leaked to Greenpeace shows the public is being misled over the effectiveness of video cameras used to police the fishing industry. A Ministry ... More >>

Elderly Tāmaki tenant vows to fight on

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 6:36 pm | Tamaki Housing Group

Elderly Tāmaki tenant vows to fight on Tuesday 6 June 2017 5:32pm The District Court’s judgement against Ioela (Niki) Rauti earlier today is not the end but only the beginning, say dozens of people gathered outside Niki’s home at 14 Taniwha ... More >>

Belgian Doctor Euthanasia Advocate Descends on NZ

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 5:35 pm | Right To Life

Right to Life believes that the community should be wary of doctors who are prepared to kill their patients as a treatment option.A pro euthanasia group has sought the urgent help of retired Belgium Professor Jan Bernheim to address meetings Right to ... More >>

Free Press: ACT’s regular bulletin

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 4:56 pm | ACT New Zealand

Michael “Iceman” Jones was an outstanding flanker and World Cup winning All Black. More recently he’s thrown his weight behind Partnership Schools, specifically the Pacific Advance Senior School in South Auckland. PASS is innovative and making fantastic ... More >>

Call for zero bycatch, 2016 a bad year for seabirds

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 4:47 pm | Forest and Bird

Forest & Bird is calling on the Ministry of Primary Industries to set a zero bycatch target for seabird deaths after official figures revealed an estimated 1000 albatross, petrels, and shearwaters were killed by surface longline fishing boats ... More >>

Big Tobacco Using Dairy Owners to Fight Tobacco Taxes

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 3:05 pm | ASH

Together Hāpai the National Tobacco Control Advocacy service and ASH - Action for Smokefree 2025, are appalled that the tobacco industry is using a front group to complain about tobacco taxes – the most effective way of reducing tobacco use. ... More >>

DOC works with Goodnature to protect rare kiwi

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:47 pm | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation is working with conservation techology company Goodnature to install the latest traps at a remote South Westland site to better protect one of our rarest kiwi. More >>

Policy Watch Budget Special

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:24 pm | NZ Council of Christian Social Services

NZCCSS views this 2017 Budget through the eyes of those at the margins of our communities and asks what is being done to lift up the disadvantaged. How well are we doing to share fairly the wealth of our prosperous country? More >>

Sanitary hygiene products too expensive," says CPAG

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:16 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) supports the call by Dr Sarah Donovan, from the University of Otago’s, Department of Public Health, to improve access to sanitary hygiene items by removing the cost barrier , because it signifies a much wider problem ... More >>

Court rules to evict elderly Tāmaki tenent

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:11 pm | Tamaki Housing Group

This afternoon the District Court ruled against elderly and sick social housing tenant Ioela 'Niki' Rauti. More >>

Setting the world on a course toward sustainable development

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 2:04 pm | University of Otago

Not all good policies, in isolation, lead to an overall good outcome. Interactions and linkages between policies are what will lead us towards a more sustainable world, according to a new International Council for Science (ICSU) report. More >>

Vulnerable, marginal – helpful labels?

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 1:23 pm | Massey University

How do social, health and other government services define people as ‘vulnerable’ and ‘marginal’, and are these labels helpful or meaningful? More >>

Kiwis Unite to Plant Thousands of Native Trees on Arbor Day

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 12:53 pm | Trees That Count

New Zealanders committed to planting 14,784 native trees for Arbor Day yesterday, the most on record for tree planting in New Zealand on a given day. More >>

War on marine litter

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 12:42 pm | World Animal Protection

06 JUNE 2017 NZT (05 June EDT) As a result of the first ever UN Ocean Conference, held in New York from June 5-9, 2017, New Zealand has pledged their support to the Global Ghost Gear Initiative (GGGI), committing to address the significant amount ... More >>

Families suffering at the edges of society hit by govt cuts

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 12:28 pm | A.N. Other

The 20/20 Trust has operated the national Computers in Homes programme since 2001, helping more than 19,000 families build digital skills and confidence, connect to the internet and participate more fully in the digital world. More >>

Frustration at Lack of Genuine Public Consultation

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 12:14 pm | Maternal Care Action Group - MCAGNZ

Public Consultation on the Suicide Prevention Plan Just A Box-Ticking Exercise Says Mental Health Advocate More >>

Defection of ALCP President Abe Gray to TOP

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 12:04 pm | The Opportunities Party

The President of the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Abe Gray has resigned his office to join The Opportunities Party (TOP). More >>

LGNZ policy priorities to inform election manifesto

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 12:02 pm | Local Government NZ

New Zealand’s infrastructure, community resilience and how we respond to increasing impacts on our environment will be key areas of focus for local government in the coming three years. More >>

Freshwater Symposium shows commitment to water improvement

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 11:58 am | Local Government NZ

A Freshwater Symposium hosted by Local Government New Zealand last week showed there is a strong platform for improving freshwater quality in New Zealand. More >>

Cannabis Party President defects to TOP

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 10:56 am | Abe Gray

President of Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party Resigns to join The Opportunities Party - Calls on all ALCP members to do the same More >>

Government Financial Statements, 10 Months to 30/04/17

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 10:41 am | The Treasury

The Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the ten months ended 30 April 2017 were released by the Treasury today. The statements are compared against forecasts based on the 2017 Budget Economic and Fiscal Update (BEFU) published on ... More >>

NZ Maori Opposition to Statoil to Be Discussed at UN

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 10:19 am | Te Ikaroa

Seismic testing, oil drilling and indigenous rights are at the forefront of the agenda for New Zealand Maori as they head to New York today for the United Nations Ocean Conference. More >>

Fake news and the 2017 General Election

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 10:18 am | University of Auckland

What will the shape and potential effect of fake news be in the 2017 New Zealand General Election campaign More >>

Peter Hughes Cements Reputation As Public Service Superman

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 10:09 am | Trans Tasman

This is the 8th annual review of NZ's Government Departments by the Trans Tasman Editors and Senior Writers and a high profile Independent Board of Advisers.* More >>

Government cut highlights the need for a Women’s Fund

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 10:05 am | Auckland Women's Centre

Following a Government cut in funding which has forced Auckland Women’s Centre to close its Parenting Project for Single Mums and their Families, the Centre is calling on all political parties to pledge to establish a Women’s Fund. More >>

Conservation Minister Silent on Habitat Destruction

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 9:56 am | Save Our Reserves

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry proudly promoted DOC’s draft ‘New Zealand’s Threatened Species Strategy’ during the Budget debate this week. The strategy aims to “halt decline and restore healthy, sustainable populations of native species”. ... More >>

Dairy Cruelty Investigation Leads to Further Conviction

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 9:46 am | SAFE

Another slaughterhouse worker has finally been convicted following the 2015 dairy investigation by Farmwatch and SAFE that horrified New Zealanders and caused controversy internationally. The man, from Down Cow Ltd, was filmed via hidden camera dragging ... More >>

Greenpeace climbers prepare message above Beehive

Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 9:15 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Tuesday, June 6: Four Greenpeace climbers are preparing to hang a large banner from a crane next to the Beehive to protest the arrival of US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, who is in Wellington. More >>

Chinese showing leadership on Polar regions

Monday, 5 June 2017, 7:25 pm | Massey University

China is trying to develop a more positive image as a leader in environmental issues, including in Antarctica and the polar regions, says Dr Marc Lanteigne, a Massey University expert on China, Antarctica and Polar Regions. More >>

Israel's war without end

Monday, 5 June 2017, 7:22 pm | Palestine Human Rights Campaign

Israel's war without end Press Release: 5 June 2017 | Palestine Human Rights Campaign Aotearoa/New Zealand On 5 June 1967, Israel launched its Six-Day War for territorial expansion and population-control in what was left of Palestine ... More >>

Natural Health Products Bill should be dropped - permanently

Monday, 5 June 2017, 7:20 pm | New Image Group

A leading manufacturer and exporter is calling for the Natural Health Products Bill to be scrapped saying online ordering has overtaken the proposed legislation. More >>

Church Leaders join those galvanizing for Climate action

Monday, 5 June 2017, 7:07 pm | Churches Climate Network

Church Leaders and Churches Climate Network joins those galvanizing for Climate action and laments US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement More >>

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ condemns London Attack

Monday, 5 June 2017, 12:34 pm | Ahmadiyya Muslim Community NZ

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in New Zealand categorically condemns the terrorist attack that took place on Saturday in London in the strongest possible terms. More >>

Shane Jones not a runner

Monday, 5 June 2017, 12:30 pm | Democrats for Social Credit

Shane Jones not a runner Shane Jones will not run as NZ First’s candidate for the Whangarei seat, according to Chris Leitch, Deputy Leader of Democrats for Social Credit. Party insiders have confided that Winston Peters does not want former Labour ... More >>

Government Abandons Ngāpuhi

Sunday, 4 June 2017, 6:41 pm | Te Kotahitanga o Nga Hapu Ngapuhi

Media Release 4 June 2017 GOVERNMENT ABANDONS NGĀPUHI The Government has walked away from its responsibility and obligation to Māori by removing the Crown from the Ngāpuhi Treaty Settlement process. At a meeting with Prime Minister Bill English ... More >>

VNZ recognises NZ's environmental volunteers

Sunday, 4 June 2017, 2:03 pm | Volunteering New Zealand

Today on World Environment Day, Volunteering New Zealand (VNZ) recognises the value of people who contribute their time in protecting and sustaining Earth’s resources. More >>

Dunedin green lights climate change stand

Sunday, 4 June 2017, 12:07 pm | Dunedin City Council

Dunedin green lights climate change stand (Dunedin – Sunday, 4 June 2017) - The Dunedin City Council has lit up its amenity buildings in green, along with Mayors across the USA and around the world, to signal global support for the Paris Climate ... More >>

East Coast Oil Opposition Group Heads to the UN

Saturday, 3 June 2017, 3:43 pm | Te Ikaroa

Seismic testing, oil drilling and indigenous rights are at the forefront of the agenda for anti-oil campaign group Te Ikaroa as they head to New York today for the United Nations Ocean Conference. More >>

The Nation: Ghahraman, Allan, Willis and Taurima

Saturday, 3 June 2017, 3:35 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen talks to Golriz Ghahraman, Kiri Allan, Nicola Willis and Shane Taurima Lisa Owen: Come election day on September 23rd, many of our MPs will be returned to Parliament. But there will also be a whole lot of new MPs turning ... More >>

Corporate Welfare Goes Global with Samoan Chocolate Handout

Saturday, 3 June 2017, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Corporate Welfare Goes Global with Samoan Chocolate Handout 2 JUNE 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Government is now attempting to pick winners abroad with the Prime Minister announcing today that the cocoa industry in Samoa are set to get a $4.8 million handout. ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Phil Goff

Saturday, 3 June 2017, 2:04 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Phil Goff Headlines: Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says there will be a road pricing announcement from the Government next week, which will be good news for the city in the medium term. He wouldn’t give any more details, ... More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Gerry Brownlee

Saturday, 3 June 2017, 2:03 pm | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Gerry Brownlee Headlines: Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee says his meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week will focus on trading relations, the war on terrorism and relative positions on climate ... More >>

What about contracted workers?

Friday, 2 June 2017, 4:02 pm | E tu

New Zealand’s largest private sector union says good on Auckland Council for voting to support the Living Wage, but what about contracted workers? More >>

Tillerson Visit a Good Opportunity

Friday, 2 June 2017, 3:54 pm | CAFCA

Why is Bill English sucking up to Rex Tillerson (whom Donald Trump calls "Mr Exxon") at exactly the same time that his boss is giving the fingers to the world and walking away from the Paris Climate Agreement and hence any American responsibility ... More >>

Early childhood education advocates demand equity

Friday, 2 June 2017, 3:39 pm | Early Childhood New Zealand

Kathy Wolfe, Chief Executive of Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ), said that all early childhood education teachers deserved better funding, not only kindergarten teachers. More >>

Housing Prices Relative to Consumer Prices: An Analysis

Friday, 2 June 2017, 3:19 pm | AUT University

Since 2002, but excluding the period when the Global Financial Crisis impacted (2007-2012), house price rises in New Zealand have averaged 12.4% more than the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This differential is almost ten times the pre-2002 rate. More >>

Samoan language guides for NZ Citizenship launched

Friday, 2 June 2017, 2:51 pm | Department Of Internal Affairs

Samoans wanting to apply for NZ Citizenship can now get help from a new resource developed by The Department of Internal Affairs. More >>

Families Suffer Because of Inaction of MPs

Friday, 2 June 2017, 2:48 pm | Family First

Family First NZ says that Christchurch families will continue to suffer the fallout from street prostitution primarily because politicians are living in ‘la-la land’ when it comes to the concerns of families regarding the ongoing harms of street prostitution ... More >>

EQC: Homeowners, are your foundations earthquake-ready?

Friday, 2 June 2017, 2:47 pm | Earthquake Commission

Foundations are the primary connection of your house to the ground and ensuring they are strong will help keep you and those inside safe in an earthquake. More >>

Ballance continue to plunder Western Sahara

Friday, 2 June 2017, 1:46 pm | Western Sahara Campaign

The Western Sahara Campaign-NZ notes a new development in the saga of Ballance Agri-Nutrients imports of phosphate rock from occupied Western Sahara. More >>

Two-thirds of doctors oppose ‘assisted dying’

Friday, 2 June 2017, 1:13 pm | Euthanasia Free NZ

Members of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society claim in a NZMJ paper that 37% of doctors and 67% of nurses support ‘assisted dying’, that is, legal voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide. More >>

Government Double Dipping at Pt England

Friday, 2 June 2017, 1:04 pm | Save Our Reserves

“Ninety-three of our bird species are found in no other country”, says Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, in her ‘Taonga of an island nation: Saving New Zealand's birds’ report just released [1]. “We must look after them. ... More >>

Financial malware more than twice as prevalent as ransomware

Friday, 2 June 2017, 12:41 pm | Symantec Security Response

Three Trojans dominated the financial threat landscape in 2016 and attackers increased their focus on corporate finance departments More >>

Ara Taiohi calls for investment in young people.

Friday, 2 June 2017, 12:33 pm | Ara Taiohi

As news of further funding cuts and the closure of key organisations in South Auckland breaks, Ara Taiohi, the peak body for youth development, calls for investment in young people. “We believe that the correct response to violence and mental distress ... More >>

Anniversary Marked by Giant Human Peace Symbol

Friday, 2 June 2017, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Peace Foundation

29 May 2017 30th Anniversary of NZ “No Nukes Stand” Marked by Giant Human Peace Symbol at Auckland Event More >>




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