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World's oldest Hip Hop Crew to shake it in Las Vegas

If it was a goal to qualify to compete at the World Hip Hop Champs in August, the news that the 37 person Hip Op-eration crew has been invited as guest performers is a dream come true. The average age of the Waiheke Island based crew is 76, with wheelchairs and zimmer-frames no barrier to showing the who's who of hip hop and MTV audiences in 40 countries how its done, if they can fund the travel. Connect with the crew and access video.

8yr old Kate gives her long locks to another

The moment Kate learned about the Beautiful Lengths wig programme she decided to donate her long hair. This big hearted 8 year old from Mairangi Bay then upped the ante with a goal to raise $300 for the Child Cancer Foundation,  a goal that she has already doubled. Request contact details and develop a story about Kiwi kids becoming being champions for charities.

Giving little Leah the gift of movement
Nine month old Leah has MPEI, a rare form of epilepsy that leaves her unable to lift her limbs or support her head. The young Hamilton family are exploring every option to help improve Leah's health and quality of life including treatment overseas but first up they'd love to get Leah a spa bath as she is happiest in the water, where she can move freely with her parents. Request contact details.

Thanks for helping us change lives
Your coverage of Givealittle causes changes lives. In the last few days Jaden Movold's wish for more independence has been granted with individual donors and the Mazda Foundation responding to a Herald on Sunday story and the Stuff.co.nz homepage placement of Reece Jimmieson's story helped grow his cause page total from $700 to $13,000 within 12 hours. Thank you, we appreciate your help.

The April Scorecard is out
Although not as huge as March the April donation result of $159,506.38 is outstanding and a whopping four times greater than the same period last year, proving  kiwis are right behind zero fees online fundraising. The confidence that 100% of donations get through motivated 2,242 people give an average of $71 each to hundreds of causes. Get in touch to learn more about why online is on the rise.

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Gordon Campbell:
On The Reserve Bank And Auckland Housing

The ‘crisis – what crisis?’ response by the government to the Auckland housing price bubble is no longer acceptable.

So says Reserve Bank governor Grant Spencer – who used unusually frank language in his speech and subsequent interviews yesterday to call for a capital gains tax, and to generally chastise central and local government for their inaction on a threat to the country’s economic health and financial stability.

That threat has been real for some time. The housing price bubble has already created a currency bubble... Undaunted, the government keeps calling this situation a success story. More>>

 

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Bangladesh: GCSB Dragging NZ Into Human Rights Abuses

The New Zealand government should stop providing intelligence assistance to Bangladeshi security agencies that are known to systematically engage in human rights abuses, said the Green Party today. More>>

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Troops Heading To Iraq: Government Must Come Clean On Deployment

New Zealanders deserve more than to hear about their troops’ deployment overseas from Australian media, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “News from Australia that Kiwi troops are on their way to Iraq this week is another example of the culture of secrecy and unknown protections around the deployment.” More>>

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Image: Strikers And Protestors Join Outside McDonald's

A group of protestors took to McDonald’s Manners St today as a part of the international fast food workers day of action to end zero hour contracts. More>>

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Greens: Special Education Funds Not Spent

More than $32 million of funding for children with special needs has not been spent by the Government, despite families of children with special needs complaining for years that they’ve been denied the support they deserve. More>>

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John Key: Pre-Budget Speech To Business NZ

So this Government will remain relentlessly focused on improving the competitiveness of our economy... We will continue to give businesses a platform to invest, grow and create jobs in the knowledge they will be backed by a clear and consistent government policy programme. More>>

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Multimedia: Andrew Little’s Response To John Key’s Pre-Budget Address

Labour Party leader Andrew Little spoke today on John Key’s pre-budget address this afternoon in Wellington. Little said National has had seven years to achieve a surplus and Kiwis have “fufilled their end of the bargain.” More>>

Surplus Baggage: Key Backs Off ‘Artificial Target’

John Key’s attempt to redefine his cornerstone promise of two election campaigns as an artificial target suggests his other promises are works of fiction, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. More>>

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Gordon Campbell: On UE Pass Rates And University Dropout Rates

Houston, there is clearly a problem with (a) the plunge in pass rates for University Entrance qualifications, which has been especially steep among Maori students and also a problem with (b) the failure rates for Maori students among those who reach university... Unfortunately the two problems seem related. More>>

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