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Former RNZN Chief wins Commander of US Legion of Merit

Friday, 24 November 2017, 6:45 pm | Returned Services Association

Freyberg, Park, Steer: Former RNZN Chief joins legendary New Zealand military leaders as Commander of US Legion of Merit Royal New Zealand Returned and Services Association (RNZRSA) Chief Executive Jack Steer ONZM received today the United States of America’s ... More >>

SKYCITY puts spotlight on domestic violence

Friday, 24 November 2017, 6:40 pm | SKYCITY

SKYCITY puts spotlight on domestic violence A policy developed by SKYCITY in conjunction with Women’s Refuge that includes special leave for staff impacted by domestic violence has been hailed as an example for other businesses to follow. More >>

Time for Australia to step up says CTU

Friday, 24 November 2017, 3:33 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

New Zealand Council of Trade Unions Vice President Rachel Mackintosh will be speaking on Sunday in support of Manus Island refugees at a broad-based rally at Auckland Unitarian Church. "Church groups, refugee advocacy services, climate change activists, ... More >>

Government has the power to stop giant oil ship: Greenpeace

Friday, 24 November 2017, 3:07 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Friday, November 24: Greenpeace are criticising a reported statement by the new Minister of Energy, Megan Woods, that the decision about whether to issue a permit for oil exploration is merely an "operational matter". More >>

Wage and salary earners $11,500 a year short on parent's

Friday, 24 November 2017, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Wage and salary earners $11,500 a year short on their parent’s share of national income More >>

This is Aotearoa New Zealand: Get used to it

Friday, 24 November 2017, 1:42 pm | Human Rights Commission

A Dunedin man who slammed anyone who supports te reo Māori as a “boring bigot” in a recent opinion piece in the Otago Daily Times needs to remember exactly where he lives, says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. More >>

Panther’s Group Stoked that Destiny Rally is dis-endorsed

Friday, 24 November 2017, 1:19 pm | Pacific Panthers

Pacific Panthers is stoked that national White Ribbon leaders have withdrawn their support for the Destiny Church-lead march up Queen Street tomorrow. More >>

Children’s Advocacy Groups United

Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:27 pm | Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa

Children’s Advocacy Groups United in Their Support for a Cross-Party Accord on Child Poverty More >>

Fear of White Ribbon Campaign Hijack by Homophobes

Friday, 24 November 2017, 12:10 pm | Pacific Panthers

There are fears that the White Ribbon march in Auckland on Saturday will be hijacked by homophobic supporters of Destiny Church. More >>

The collegial mood suffers in cash starved system

Friday, 24 November 2017, 11:46 am | NZNO

The NZNO Employment Survey and our Kai Tiaki journal reporters have repeatedly found that when bullying occurs in nursing it has a huge effect on the nurse and colleagues to the point nurses leave for other jobs, go overseas or leave the profession altogether. ... More >>

Taranaki Iwi Call to Halt Seismic Blasting

Friday, 24 November 2017, 10:37 am | Nga Tai o Mariki

Taranaki iwi with support from hapū and a range of groups are calling the new government to stand by their commitment to the ocean and climate. More >>

Strong & Enduring Approach Needed to Reduce Child Poverty

Friday, 24 November 2017, 9:47 am | Barnardos

Barnardos has joined together with a wide range of other child-focused organisations to endorse the Children’s Commissioner’s call for cross-party consensus on reducing child poverty. More >>

NZ sovereignty threatened by trade deal, say academics

Friday, 24 November 2017, 9:46 am | University of Auckland

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could prevent our government from regulating drug advertisements that target New Zealanders, according to a new academic paper. In their article, “ Trade Agreements and Direct-to-Consumer Advertising of Pharmaceuticals ... More >>

Countdown and The Salvation Army help fill Christmas lists

Friday, 24 November 2017, 9:43 am | Countdown Supermarket

24 November 2017: Countdown and The Salvation Army have teamed up for their annual Countdown Food Rescue Christmas Appeal to help the growing number of New Zealanders for whom food is a wish list item this Christmas. More >>

The Parliamentary Prayer - What is All the Fuss About?

Friday, 24 November 2017, 9:21 am | Peter Dunne

For many, the chatter about the Parliamentary Prayer is a non-event. After all, New Zealand is a fiercely secular state, without a state religion, but with a large cultural and ethnic diversity. So what is the fuss about? More >>

Put a stop to bullying, says NZMA

Friday, 24 November 2017, 9:15 am | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is concerned by the findings of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists’ (ASMS) study on bullying in the New Zealand senior medical workforce, and encourages employers and colleges to continue their focus ... More >>

NZMA calls for action on child poverty

Friday, 24 November 2017, 8:49 am | NZMA

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) joins today’s calls by the children’s advocacy community for an evidence-based plan to reduce child poverty in New Zealand. More >>

Educators join call to free NZ children of poverty

Friday, 24 November 2017, 8:44 am | NZEI

Educators are calling for urgent cross-party talks to finally rid New Zealand of poverty among our children, saying the impact of deprivation on education is robbing generations of children of their potential. More >>

Call for a strong and enduring response to reducing poverty

Friday, 24 November 2017, 8:43 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Reducing child poverty was on top of the agenda for New Zealand’s main political parties going into the 2017 Election. Political leaders shared a vision for improving children’s wellbeing and signalled there was a common understanding that the level ... More >>

Unions calls on Foodstuffs to pull store owners into line

Friday, 24 November 2017, 8:39 am | First Union

24 November 2017 Unions calls on Foodstuffs to pull store owners into line after ERA ruling The union representing workers at Foodstuffs South Island is calling on the co-operative’s CEO to pull rogue store owners into line after an Employment ... More >>

Cap on Pay-Day Loan Interest Welcome

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 8:45 pm | Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is welcoming the undertaking by Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi to introduce caps on high interest, short-term “pay-day” loans in the Government’s first 100 days. More >>

WorkSafe fully accepts the decision of the Supreme Court

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:57 pm | WorkSafe NZ

Chief Executive Nicole Rosie said the Court’s decision clarifies the approach the regulator should have taken, and will take in the future in such circumstances. More >>

Pike River families have protected working people once again

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:55 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions today congratulated Sonya Rockhouse and Anna Osborne on their persistence and courage in the face of years of delayed justice by WorkSafe NZ and Peter Whittall over the deaths of Sonya’s son Ben and Anna’s husband Milton ... More >>

Judgment: Osborne and Rockhouse v Worksafe NZ

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:22 pm | NZ Supreme Court

The Court has found that the arrangement to offer no evidence was in exchange for the payment and constituted an arrangement to stifle prosecution. More >>

Supreme Court decision one more step towards truth

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:12 pm | Stand With Pike

Pike River families are ecstatic that the Supreme Court has today agreed with them that government Ministry MBIE acted against the law when it secretly bargained to allow Pike River CE Peter Whittle to make a cash payment to avoid facing any charges ... More >>

Weak Sentencing Encourages More of the Same Old Same Old

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 4:10 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

The Sensible Sentencing Trust is shocked that twenty-three-year-old Hamilton women Tiffani Jade Sutcliffe, has only received a prison term of three years and one month for the shooting and killing of Rhys Williamson while on a drug and alcohol binge. More >>

Kiwis need DHBs' to reduce carbon footprint

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 3:55 pm | NZNO

NZNO president Grant Brookes, in support of the Sustainable Healthcare in Aotearoa NZ forum starting tomorrow, says that nurses are strongly behind the call to the newly elected government to assess and monitor DHBs’ steps to reduce their carbon ... More >>

Worrying lack of progress towards Smokefree 2025

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 3:26 pm | ASH

Nearly seven years since the last government agreed to a goal for a Smokefree New Zealand by 2025, there is a concerning lack of progress. The latest New Zealand Health Survey figures released by the Ministry of Health show that smoking has only declined ... More >>

Fonterra Launches Initiative to Address Family Violence

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 2:44 pm | Fonterra

Fonterra has joined with Shine and Women’s Refuge to launch a programme to raise awareness about family violence and provide support services for any of its 12,000+ New Zealand employees who may need help. More >>

Taxpayers’ Union welcomes appointment of Sir Michael Cullen

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:31 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

MEDIA RELEASE Taxpayers’ Union welcomes appointment of Sir Michael Cullen to chair Tax Working Group 23 NOVEMBER 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More >>

Unlicensed immigration adviser sentenced

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:30 pm | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland woman of Tongan nationality has been sentenced to 10 months home detention and ordered to pay reparation of $6,420 for illegally providing New Zealand immigration advice in the Tongan community. The sentence came after the woman pleaded guilty ... More >>

Working people welcome a conversation on sharing wealth

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 1:07 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions welcomed the opportunity to engage with Government on the Tax Working Group announced today by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson. "Like many countries around the world, the increasing concentration ... More >>

Young people invited to summer camp about ideas and politics

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 12:24 pm | Otaki Summer Camp

Hundreds of young people are expected to gather for a three-day political summer camp in Ōtaki this January. More >>

More councils to take CouncilMARK™ opportunity

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:35 am | Local Government NZ

23 November 2017 More councils to take CouncilMARK™ opportunity in programme’s second year Following a successful first year of the CouncilMARK™ local government excellence programme further councils have already signed up to begin the process. ... More >>

New Health Minister off to good start

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:20 am | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

New Health Minister David Clark pressed all the right buttons with his address to senior doctors and dentists this morning,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). More >>

Lack of food contributing to students’ poor health

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 10:56 am | University of Auckland

Teenagers whose families worry about money for food are more likely to be overweight, have poor mental and physical health, and miss school, according to new University of Auckland research. More >>

Extremist Victoria Says Yes, NSW Says No To Euthanasia

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 10:09 am | Family First

Family First NZ says that Victoria has gone against the worldwide trend and introduced a flawed and dangerous assisted suicide law – a week after the New South Wales upper house voted down a similar bill. More >>

Protect New Zealand’s GE-Free Advantage in the CPTPP

Thursday, 23 November 2017, 9:26 am | GE Free NZ

The Government has begun renegotiating a new version of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement now called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The negotiations have not revealed whether New Zealand will ... More >>

Roy Morgan Poll: October 30 – November 12

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:26 pm | Roy Morgan Research

New PM Jacinda Ardern drives surge in New Zealand Government Confidence In November support for the newly elected Labour/NZ First/Greens Government was 54.5% (up 6% since early October) ahead of the outgoing National/Act NZ Government on 41% (down ... More >>

Amazon Warrior steaming to NZ to blast blue whale habitat

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 7:37 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Wednesday, November 22: An oil exploration ship at the centre of a storm of controversy for its seismic blasting agenda earlier this year in New Zealand is on its way back. More >>

NZ NGOs come together to respond to humanitarian crisis

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 7:35 pm | Council for International Development

New Zealand NGOs come together to respond to humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar 22nd November 2017 New Zealand’s aid agencies and the government are coming together to respond to the world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency on the ... More >>

Merciless rapist and killer should never be released

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 5:25 pm | Sensible Sentencing Trust

Paul Dally had to have become one of New Zealand’s most sadistic and cruel killers of our time when he raped, tortured and buried 13-year-old Karla Cardno alive in May 1989. More >>

NGOs respond to crisis in Bangladesh and Myanmar

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 5:23 pm | Council for International Development

New Zealand’s aid agencies and the government are coming together to respond to the world’s fastest-developing refugee emergency on the Myanmar border of Bangladesh. More >>

Children's income needs should be addressed urgently

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 4:22 pm | Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds the Government’s recent announcements to ease student hardship by a $50 increase in allowances on 1 January, 2018 , and urges Parliament to address children’s needs with similar urgency. More >>

Trans Tasman's Political Pulse - 22 November 2017

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 3:58 pm | TransTasman

AgResearch Science group leader Dr Jolon Dyer, whose team is working on adding value to food exports. More >>

Accessible housing: we have the solution

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 3:24 pm | CCS Disability Action

CCS Disability Action has joined calls for the government to address New Zealand’s accessible housing shortage, with IHC and Auckland-based Disability Connect describing disabled New Zealanders as ‘shut out’ of the rental market. More >>

Socialist rhetoric has real cost

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is saddened that Jacinda Ardern's comments about capitalisms “blatant failure” have caused international media to suggest that New Zealand has “lost its way” with Forbes now predicting a recession under the new Labour-led ... More >>

Educators ask for funding to settle pay equity claims

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 2:18 pm | NZEI

Educators working in schools and early childhood services are welcoming the new Government's commitment to ending the gender pay gap for women and are asking that Budget 2018 includes money to speedily settle their pay equity claims. More >>

On the centenary of the Russian Revolution

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 1:42 pm | Socialist Equality Group

This meeting is part of world-wide commemorations of the Russian Revolution, organised by the International Committee of the Fourth International, the world Trotskyist movement and publisher of the World Socialist Web Site, More >>

Penlink – a ready-made “first cab off the rank”

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 12:43 pm | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

If Transport Minister Phil Twyford is looking for a quick start to unlock Auckland’s congestion, the ‘ready to go’ Penlink Project ticks all the boxes. More >>

Children and teachers let down by government

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 12:04 pm | PPTA

Principals and teachers called for immediate action to help alleviate the dire shortage of teachers but the government isn’t playing ball says principal of Naenae College and member of the Secondary Principals’ Council, John Russell. More >>

Dairy NZ must do more to protect the environment

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 11:02 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game is critical of Dairy NZ’s strategic vision for the dairy sector, saying it is a decade late and the industry must act sooner to protect the environment and regain public support. More >>

Annual Net Migration Remains High in October

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand saw a net gain of 70,700 migrants for the year ended October 2017, with 131,600 migrant arrivals and 61,000 migrant departures, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Emergency Mobile Alert – Live Nationwide Test Notification

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:29 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) is leading the implementation of Emergency Mobile Alert, New Zealand’s new nationwide emergency alert channel. A live nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert will be held on 26 November 2017 ... More >>

DairyNZ’s latest water plan a “gutless betrayal”

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:05 am | Greenpeace New Zealand

Shortly after Fonterra released its highly criticised freshwater plan last week, Dairy NZ has followed suit and released their “strategy” to clean up New Zealand's rivers. More >>

Te Kuha Is First Conservation Test of New Government

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 8:45 am | Coal Action Network

The first test of whether there has been a real change in conservation policy will be the government’s decision on whether to allow a coal mining company to remove the mountaintop in a West Coast Conservation park, Coal Action Network Aotearoa said ... More >>

Govt takes action on $75M cost Chch sports facility blow-out

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 7:51 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) - The government has made its first big call on the Christchurch rebuild, calling a halt to the city's multi-sports centre project after learning its cost had blown out by $75 million to more than $300 million. More >>

Natural Health Alliance Welcomes Withdrawal of NHP Bill

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 6:56 pm | Natural Health Alliance

The Natural Health Alliance is pleased that the new government has removed the Natural Health Products Bill from the Parliamentary Order Paper. More >>

Ending Our Reliance on the Oil and Gas Industry

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 5:29 pm | Dr Terrence Loomis

It’s got to happen sooner or later - the end of the coal and petroleum industries. The sooner the better according to climate scientists. Unthinkable for decades say industry representatives. After all, we’re dependent on the stuff and affordable ... More >>

Ratepayers applaud cancelling business class entitlement

Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 4:07 pm | Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance

“Auckland Council’s 7,000 bureaucrats don’t need to live the high life in business class when travelling economy will do,” says Jo Holmes from the Ratepayers’ Alliance. More >>




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