Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Media statement from TOAH-NNEST

Media statement from TOAH-NNEST re the newly announced “Joint Venture Model to Lead Prevention and Reduction in Family Violence and Sexual Violence”

In the spirit of the Prime Minister’s request today at the United Nations that the #MeToo movement becomes #We Too, Te Ohaaki A Hine-National Network Ending Sexual abuse Together (TOAH-NNEST) would like to congratulate Parliamentary Under Secretary Jan Logie for leading the creation of a mechanism for ten Government agencies to jointly tackle Aotearoa’s ‘wicked’ social problems of Sexual Violence and Family Violence.

This newly announced joined up approach will ensure that a serious level of attention is devoted to finding solutions to these distressing issues. The specialist Sexual Violence sector has worked for many years to have the various governments of the day collaborate with them to address the harm caused by Sexual Violence as well as working actively towards its prevention. The existing siloed approach by government has proven unhelpful but this new joined up approach offers our collective endeavours a vehicle to speed up our progress.

“It is vital that a full overview of all elements of this problem, from prevention to long term recovery, are considered in the formation of a national strategy and action plan so that all of our efforts can be heading in the same direction. It is no small feat to pull together ten Chief Executives of major Government agencies to work in such an integrated approach. Resting responsibility for both leadership and accountability with each Chief Executive is essential to the success of this venture” says Maggy Tai Rākena, Chairperson for the Tauiwi Caucus.

Nga Kiatiaki Mauri Caucus spokesperson, Russell Smith is delighted to see the inclusion of a Māori Advisory Group, Te Rōpū right from the outset of this venture. “Given Māori are hugely impacted by sexual crime it is essential that we are part of the design of solutions” said Mr Smith.

“The specialist Sexual Violence sector is up for the challenges that this joined up approach will bring and is looking forward to working with the Government to find solutions to the harm caused by Sexual Violence.” says Ms Tai Rākena.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

New Reports: Flood Risk From Rain And Sea Under Climate Change

One report looks at what would happen when rivers are flooded by heavy rain and storms, while the other examines flooding exposure in coastal and harbour areas and how that might change with sea-level rise.

Their findings show that across the country almost 700,000 people and 411,516 buildings worth $135 billion are presently exposed to river flooding in the event of extreme weather events...

There is near certainty that the sea will rise 20-30 cm by 2040. By the end of the century, depending on whether global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced, it could rise by between 0.5 to 1.1 m, which could add an additional 116,000 people exposed to extreme coastal storm flooding. More>>



Gordon Campbell: On The Commerce Commission Fuel Report

The interim Commerce Commission report on the fuel industry will do nothing to endear the major oil companies to the New Zealand public... More>>


Emergency Govt Bill: Overriding Local Licensing For The Rugby

“It’s pretty clear some clubs are having difficulty persuading their district licensing committees to grant a special licence to extend their hours for this obviously special event, and so it makes sense for Parliament to allow clubs to meet a community desire." More>>


Leaving Contract Early: KiwiBuild Programme Losing Another Top Boss

Ms O'Sullivan began a six-month contract as head of KiwiBuild Commercial in February, but the Housing Ministry has confirmed she has resigned and will depart a month early to take up a new job. More>>


Proposed National Policy Statement: Helping Our Cities Grow Up And Out

“We need a new approach to planning that allows our cities to grow up, especially in city centres and around transport connections. We also have to allow cities to expand in a way that protects our special heritage areas, the natural environment and highly productive land." More>>


Ombudsman's Report: Ngāpuhi Elder 'Shocked' By Conditions At Ngawha Prison

A prominent Ngāpuhi elder is shocked to find inmates at Ngawha Prison are denied water and forced to relieve themselves in the exercise yard... Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has released a report highly critical of conditions at the Northland prison. More>>


Promises: Independent Election Policy Costing Unit A Step Closer

The creation of an entity to provide political parties with independent and non-partisan policy costings is a step closer today, according to Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Associate Finance Minister James Shaw. More>>


School's In: Primary And Intermediate Principals Accept New Offer

Primary and intermediate school principals have voted to accept a new settlement from the Ministry of Education, which includes entrenched pay parity with secondary principals. More>>


IPCA On 'Rawshark' Investigation: Multiple Police Failings In Hager Searches Confirmed

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that the Police's unlawful search of Nicky Hager's property in October 2014 resulted from an unwitting neglect of duty and did not amount to misconduct by any individual officer... More>>


Broadcasting Standards: Decisions On Coverage Of Mosque Attacks

The Authority upheld one of these complaints, finding that the use of extensive excerpts from the alleged attacker’s livestream video on Sky News New Zealand had the potential to cause significant distress to audiences in New Zealand, and particularly to the family and friends of victims, and the wider Muslim community. More>>




InfoPages News Channels