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Govt tells oil industry: 'The world is changing'

Friday, 13 April 2018, 2:36 pm | RNZ

The government is telling the New Zealand oil industry that the world is changing and it is time it faced the facts. More >>

Forging New Frontiers in Impact-focused Business

Friday, 13 April 2018, 12:26 pm | Joseph Cederwall

The New Frontiers Festival hosted by the Hillary Institute this week in Upper Hutt gave me real hope that New Zealand can achieve the much-needed and complex transition to a new type of economy. The timing of the festival was impeccable as this week ... More >>

Should Govt agencies adopt Facebook’s business tool?

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 3:55 pm | RNZ

A cyber-security expert is sounding a warning about government organisations use of a Facebook business tool, 'Workplace by Facebook'. More >>

Health Minister 'disappointed' with Middlemore bosses

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 3:27 pm | RNZ

Health Minister David Clark is refusing to be drawn on whether jobs will be lost over over the Middlemore Hospital rotting building troubles. More >>

Oil, gas exploration move a 'kick in the guts' for Taranaki - Mayor

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 3:10 pm | RNZ

The government has announced it will not grant new deep-sea oil and gas exploration permits, but New Plymouth's mayor says he has not heard of a specific plan for transitioning to green energy. More >>

Govt scorns oil industry's 'surprise' over permits move

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 2:56 pm | RNZ

No one should be surprised by the government's decision to halt offshore oil and gas exploration permits, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Hit&Run inquiry

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 2:50 pm | Gordon Campbell

So there is to be a government inquiry into the 2010 raid on an Afghan village, as described in the Nicky Hager/Jon Stephenson book Hit & Run. Good news, and the inquiry has been welcomed by Hager. Yet with the best will in the world, such an ... More >>

Syria All Wrong and Backwards

Thursday, 12 April 2018, 2:37 pm | David Swanson

In the park today I saw a teenager watching two little kids, one of whom apparently stole a piece of candy from the other. The teenager rushed up to the two of them, reprimanded one of them, and stole both of their bicycles. I felt like it was my ... More >>

What next?: Saudi sheep abattoir construction complete

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 3:27 pm | RNZ

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is waiting for approval from the Saudi government before it ships an abattoir to a wealthy Saudi businessman. More >>

Government in crisis mode ahead of Budget - Bridges

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 3:12 pm | RNZ

The government is in crisis mode as it tries to lower expectations ahead of next month's Budget, National leader Simon Bridges says. More >>

Health Minister considers future of DHB chair

Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 2:55 pm | RNZ

The Health Minister has written to the chair of the troubled Counties Manukau District Health Board about his position. More >>

Nurses protest pay, conditions at Middlemore

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 4:56 pm | RNZ

About 200 nurses have been protesting in the rain at Auckland's Middlemore Hospital over pay and work conditions. More >>

Indonesian Death Row and Problems of Unfair Trial

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 3:35 pm | Asian Human Rights Commission

In the last two years, under the government of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Jusuf Kalla, the execution of death row inmates in Indonesia has occurred frequently. The government has said the executions are conducted due to the state of emergency ... More >>

Local govt treatment a key concern for Māori - Davis

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 1:26 pm | RNZ

Frustration over dealing with local government is emerging as a common theme for Māori, Minister for Crown/Māori Relations Kelvin Davis says. More >>

Minister puts controversial profiling programme on hold

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 1:19 pm | RNZ

Immigration New Zealand had been running a pilot data modelling programme in the past 18 months, targeting overstayers by using data such as age and gender to identify troublemakers. More >>

On Labour’s timidity, and the temporary outrage over Syria

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 12:21 pm | Gordon Campbell

What an odd post-Cabinet press conference that was yesterday, from PM Jacinda Ardern and Finance Minister Grant Robertson. Overall, it was like hearing from the flight desk that the plane was losing pressure, one of the wings had been showing signs ... More >>

PM hints of further public underfunding revelations

Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 9:46 am | RNZ

The government is going to drip feed stories of public sector underfunding by the previous government in the run-up to next month's Budget, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has indicated. More >>

PM's Press Conference 9/4/18: By-election and Budget

Monday, 9 April 2018, 6:11 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appeared at today's Post-Cabinet press Conference with Finance Minister Grant Robertson to announce the date of the upcoming Northcote By-election and to discuss pr around the upcoming budget. More >>

'It's at breaking point' - nurses begin protest action

Monday, 9 April 2018, 3:12 pm | RNZ

A group of nurses took to the streets of Wellington today to rally public support for their 'health-needs-nursing' campaign to raise wages. More >>

Doctors blame under-funding for DHB blowouts

Monday, 9 April 2018, 3:03 pm | RNZ

Senior doctors are blaming underfunding and poor decisions for the district health boards' deficit blowout. More >>

Trade and investment policy can and should be more inclusive

Monday, 9 April 2018, 2:57 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions says that a debate on our approach to trade and investment policy is welcome and overdue. More >>

New Green co-leader targets homelessness, health funding

Monday, 9 April 2018, 10:45 am | RNZ

New Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson plans to be a loud voice on the party's grassroots connections who want attention for their issues in the community, she says. More >>

Facebook reveals NZers data accessed by Cambridge Analytica

Monday, 9 April 2018, 10:24 am | RNZ

Nearly 64,000 New Zealanders are estimated to have had their data collected and used by Cambridge Analytica, Facebook says. More >>

Calls for medical cannabis trials on children

Friday, 6 April 2018, 4:25 pm | RNZ

Trials of medical cannabis for children with behavioural disorders are urgently needed, a paediatrician says. More >>

YouTube, Censorship and Nasim Aghdam

Friday, 6 April 2018, 4:19 pm | Binoy Kampmark

“People like me are not good for big business, like for animal business, medicine business and for many other businesses. That’s why they are discriminating and censoring us.” Nasim Najafi Aghdam discussing YouTube More >>

EPA head insists he did not mislead MPs

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:52 pm | RNZ

The head of the Environmental Protection Authority returned to Parliament today insisting he had not misled MPs about ministers interfering in the removal of the authority's controversial chief scientist. More >>

NZ sixth on medal table after Games day one

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:46 pm | RNZ

After the first day of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, New Zealand sits at sixth on the medal table. More >>

ECE: Govt looks to turn tide away from privatised education

Friday, 6 April 2018, 12:07 pm | RNZ

The government has warned the early childhood sector it could step in to limit the detrimental effects of competition and it wants to turn the tide away from privatised education. More >>

Gordon Campbell on racial profiling at Immigration NZ

Friday, 6 April 2018, 11:33 am | Gordon Campbell

So Immigration New Zealand has been using racial profiling to guide its decisions on which kinds of immigrants it should deport. More >>

Confirmation overstayers deported using profiling programme

Friday, 6 April 2018, 10:29 am | RNZ

A profiling programme labelled racist by critics has already been used to deport overstayers deemed to be "high priority", Immigration New Zealand has confirmed. More >>

INZ using data system to predict likely troublemakers

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 3:12 pm | RNZ

Overstayers could be on a fast track to deportation if they belong to a demographic group identified as being a burden on the country. More >>

Politicians seek different narratives at RNZ hearing

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 3:00 pm | RNZ

Both sides of Parliament were looking for a smoking gun in RNZ's comments at today's select committee hearing, but only found a steaming water-pistol, writes Andrew Geddis . More >>

Medicinal Cannabis Bill prompts calls for broader allowances

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 2:54 pm | RNZ

MPs have been urged today to provide wider legal protection for medicinal cannabis use than is currently proposed. More >>

RNZ bosses set the record straight over Hirschfeld, Curran..

Thursday, 5 April 2018, 11:30 am | RNZ

RNZ's chairman and chief executive have apologised to a select committee for misleading it over a meeting between its former head of news and the Communications Minister, saying they both feel "very foolish" over the error. More >>

Waitangi Tribunal's recommendations frequently ignored - UN

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 4:58 pm | RNZ

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights has released a report which outlines its concerns for the human rights performance of New Zealand, and the inequities facing Māori in terms of their economic, social and cultural rights. More >>

Middlemore Hospital: Three more buildings of 'high concern'

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 3:03 pm | RNZ

The extent of the Counties Manukau District Health Board's building woes is even worse than first thought. More >>

50,000 NZ vehicles affected in airbag recall

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 2:54 pm | RNZ

The government has launched a compulsory recall of vehicles with Alpha-type Takata airbags - about 50,000. More >>

Immigration agents caught out over illegal rubber-stamping

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 12:36 pm | RNZ

Immigration agents have been caught illegally rubber-stamping bulk applications made by unlicenced advisers overseas. More >>

Gordon Campbell on making our roads safer, less congested

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 10:46 am | Gordon Campbell

If Auckland wants a better, modern transport system – and if the rest of the country wants safer roads that kill and injure fewer people every year – then this will cost money, and all of us will need to make sacrifices to pay for it. The ‘do nothing’ ... More >>

Atmospheric Burnings: The Re-entry of China’s Tiangong-1

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 6:59 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The precipitous demise of China’s prototype space station, Tiangong-1, was the sort of event that took earthbound discussions to more heavenly matters. Human beings, as is their wont, tend to follow the rules of colonisation with a certain automatism. ... More >>

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference 26/3/18: Land Transport

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 6:02 pm | Joseph Cederwall

The Prime Minister appeared at today's Post-Cabinet press Conference to discuss the Draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) 2018 on land transport. More >>

Watch: Simon Bridges on Middlemore Hospital problems

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 11:53 am | RNZ

National Party leader Simon Bridges is refusing to accept responsibility for infrastructure problems at Middlemore Hospital that came to light under its watch. More >>

Nonviolence or Nonexistence? Legacy of Martin Luther King

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 11:30 am | Robert J. Burrowes

Fifty years ago, on 4 April 1968, the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. More >>

On Middlemore Hospital as a symptom of neglect

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 11:27 am | Gordon Campbell

Week by week, the sheer scale of the neglect to crucial social infrastructure by the Key/English government becomes apparent – and with it the size (and expense) of the problems they’ve left behind, for the Ardern government to somehow address. ... More >>

Where does Joseph Parker go from here?

Tuesday, 3 April 2018, 9:48 am | Mervin Johnson

Early on Easter morning Kiwis woke up, huddling around their TV screens and laptops, one would think the All Blacks were playing in rugby the world cup. More >>

Katya Rivas' The Passion : Reflections On Redemption

Monday, 2 April 2018, 2:04 am | Katya Rivas

If I have decided not to destroy the world, it means that I want to renew it and rejuvenate it. The old trees need to lose their leaves and be pruned so that they can give new sprouts. And the old branches, the dry leaves, are to be burned. More >>

NZ health system 'won't be fixed in one term'

Saturday, 31 March 2018, 3:50 pm | RNZ

New Zealand’s health system has been so badly neglected by the previous government it needs about $14 billion invested in infrastructure in the next 10 years, Health Minister David Clark says. More >>

Katya Rivas' The Passion : From Gethsemane to The Cross

Saturday, 31 March 2018, 4:49 am | Katya Rivas

Extracts five through twenty one of Katya Rivas's The Passion, an account of the story of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ told in the words of Jesus. More >>

DHB unable to take legal action over rotting buildings

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 5:08 pm | RNZ

South Auckland's district health board has been unable to take legal action to get money back in the case of three out of four of its rotting buildings. More >>

Easter traditions rooted in violence

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 11:28 am | Lynley Tulloch

Lamb is an ingrained symbol of Easter and may show up on many tables this long weekend. Easter lamb is a tradition rooted in history, connected to the book of Genesis when Abraham was asked to sacrifice his son Isaac. He bound his son to a rock but was ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on the looming Hit & Run inquiry

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 10:13 am | Gordon Campbell

It now seems certain the government will be launching an independent inquiry (after Easter) into the allegations contained in the Hit & Run book, and related matters. At the post-Cabinet press conference this week, PM Jacinda Ardern confirmed to Werewolf ... More >>

Migrants trapped in quagmire:

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 5:25 pm | Citizen News Service

Neglected by their own country, mistreated by the host country This pretty well sums up the pathetic situation in which many migrants find themselves today. And while immigration refers to people who legally relocate to another country, the word ... More >>

Spied-upon groups welcome wider Thompson + Clark inquiry

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 4:18 pm | RNZ

Two groups that say they were spied on by Thompson + Clark are welcoming the widening of an inquiry into the controversial security company to cover not one but two government agencies. More >>

Clare Curran won't resign over meeting with Carol Hirschfeld

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 12:31 pm | RNZ

Clare Curran says she has no intention of resigning as Broadcasting Minister, in the wake of the controversy of her meeting with the former RNZ head of news Carol Hirschfeld. More >>

Commissioner: Facebook not complying with the Privacy Act

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 11:28 am | RNZ

He said Facebook refused to give a complainant access to personal information held on the accounts of several other users. More >>

Thinking Beyond Exceptionalism

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 10:03 am | David Swanson

Excepted from Curing Exceptionalism: What’s wrong with how we think about the United States? What can we do about it? (April, 2018). More >>

RNZ shock also rocks government

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 2:40 pm | RNZ

The effects of Carol Hirschfeld’s resignation from RNZ over an off-the-books meeting with the broadcasting minister go beyond the broadcaster itself. It comes as the minister was putting in place a system to fund broadcasting at arms’ length from ... More >>

Open Government Mid-term Report – Still Room For Improvement

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 1:13 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Yesterday, the Open Government Partnership released a Mid-term Progress Report on New Zealand's Open Government Efforts . More >>

On the hype about the Reserve Bank’s new governor

Tuesday, 27 March 2018, 11:35 am | Gordon Campbell

It is time for the ritual handover at the Reserve Bank. Sometime today, Adrian Orr will don the gubernatorial undergarments, drain the Goblet of Knowledge and be led down, down the spiral staircase to confront the Beast of Inflation in its lair, believed ... More >>

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference 26/3/18: Nurses Pay

Monday, 26 March 2018, 6:14 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opened her press conference with a summary of her plans for the week ahead including the launch of a Topp Twinns monument at the National Library, attending the reopening of Trades Hall in Wellingtin after earthquake strengthening, ... More >>