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Tukaki Calls On Inquiry After New Zealand Mother Of Two Dies In Australian Immigration Custody

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 3:32 pm | National Maori Authority

The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has called the way a New Zealand mother of two died in custody awaiting deportation from Australia was a disgrace and further evidence that the system is not just broken but responsible ... More >>

Have Your Say On The Employment Relations (Extended Time For Personal Grievance For Sexual Harassment) Amendment Bill

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 2:30 pm | The Education and Workforce Committee

The Education and Workforce Committee is calling for submissions on the Employment Relations (Extended Time for Personal Grievance for Sexual Harassment) Amendment Bill. This bill would extend the period of time available to raise a personal grievance ... More >>

Orange Is The New Green And Let's Business Get On With It

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 1:16 pm | Auckland Business Chamber

Remaining in the orange traffic light setting is not a constraint or handbrake to accelerating business recovery, rebuilding, and planning for growth, says Auckland Business Chamber CEO Michael Barnett. “Businesses can do everything under Orange, ... More >>

Police agree with IPCA findings

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:37 am | New Zealand Police

Northland District Commander Superintendent Tony Hill: Police agree with the findings of an IPCA report, which concluded a Police officer was justified in using force against a man during an arrest in Northland. On 27 May 2021, Police were witness ... More >>

Budget 2022: NZ’s Dementia Sector: “Hardly A Wellbeing Budget For Us”

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:31 am | Alzheimers New Zealand

Napier man, Alister Robertson, says the lack of any proper funding in the Budget for the proposed Dementia Mate Wareware Action Plan is really disappointing and concerning. “This Budget announcement is very underwhelming. It’s hardly a wellbeing Budget ... More >>

Police Justified In Use Of Dog To Prevent Man From Attempting To Escape

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:27 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer in Northland was justified in using a Police dog to stop a man trying to avoid arrest. Police attempted to stop a car that had been driving at 150kph. At one point the driver ... More >>

Misalignment Of Government Agencies And Legislation Concerns Commissioners

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:26 am | Tauranga City Council

Tauranga City Council’s commissioners have resolved to write directly to Government Ministers to detail their concerns that a lack of alignment between agencies and legislation is impacting the planning and funding of urban development in New Zealand’s ... More >>

New Guide Helps Create Urban Spaces For Older New Zealanders

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:21 am | Office for Seniors

The Office for Seniors has released a new guide that will help inform the best urban design practices to benefit older people. The Age friendly urban places guide is a technical resource targeted at local and central government urban planning practice ... More >>

Insurance Policyholder Protection Consultation Helps Shape Future Policy

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:14 am | Reserve Bank

Feedback from our consultation on the rules governing policyholder security in our insurance legislation will help to shape the final policy. An important purpose of New Zealand’s insurance legislation is to promote a financially sound insurance ... More >>

Care And Support Workers Deliver Thousands Of Messages To Government Pleading For Better Pay

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:08 am | Joint Press Release

E tū/NZNO/PSA media release After rallying around Aotearoa for a better pay offer, care and support workers and their unions are delivering their messages to Parliament in a petition signed by thousands in just 10 days. They will hand over the petition, ... More >>

Ardern’s Visit Should Focus On Peace, Decolonisation

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 10:05 am | Peace Action Wellington

“Jacinda Ardern’s visit comes immediately on the heels of Joe Biden’s trip to Japan for a meeting of the ‘Quad’ - the US, Australia, India and Japan - that intends to dramatically increase militarisation of the Pacific region. Ardern’s ... More >>

Academic Calls For A White Paper To Assess NZ’s Options Instead Of Sleepwalking Into IPEF

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:33 am | Jane Kelsey

23 May US President Biden unveiled his long-awaited Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) in Tokyo tonight, supported by a small group of allies, including New Zealand’s Prime Minister Arden by zoom. “The low-key event was overshadowed by the elephant ... More >>

Environment Committee’s Examination Of Emissions Budgets Published In 2022, And The First Emissions Reduction Plan

Monday, 23 May 2022, 4:10 pm | Environment Committee

The Environment Committee Komiti Taiao invites public submissions on Aotearoa New Zealand’s emissions budgets and the emissions reduction plan, Te Hau mārohi ki anamata Towards a productive, sustainable and inclusive economy—Aotearoa New Zealand’s ... More >>

Budget Funding For 300 Affordable Homes Will Be Transformational, Says Central Pacific Collective

Monday, 23 May 2022, 3:56 pm | Central Pacific Collective

  The announcement in Budget 2022 to build 300 affordable homes for Pasefika families in Porirua will be transformational, says the Central Pacific Collective (CPC). The homes will be built over 10 years through “Our Whare Our Fale” – More >>

Bus Driver Pay And Conditions

Monday, 23 May 2022, 2:52 pm | Bus and Coach Association

The Bus and Coach Association welcomes the recent budget announcement by the Labour Government to invest $61 million over the next four years towards ensuring a sustainable, skilled workforce of bus drivers nationwide. “This is great news” says CEO Ben ... More >>

$5m For COVID-19 Participation Awards Is Pure Indulgence

Monday, 23 May 2022, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Budget 2022’s multi-million dollar spend on “service recognition” awards exemplifies the growing fiscal indulgence of the public sector, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . The Budget’s Summary of Initiatives reveals the Department of Prime Minister ... More >>

Winston Peters: Address To Otago University NZ Foreign Policy Class

Monday, 23 May 2022, 1:01 pm | New Zealand First Party

Thank you for your invitation to close this semester for your class. There was a time when foreign policy was nonpolitical and when politicians held the view, that offshore, we would face the world as one people. Sadly, that is not the case today ... More >>

We Are One – But Really We Are Not

Monday, 23 May 2022, 12:04 pm | Sporting Shooters Association of New Zealand Inc

‘We Are One’ was the catch cry after the Christchurch Mosque shootings. Some consequences of that tragedy made a mockery of what unity we may have had, when the NZ Government and the NZ Police began targeting responsible, law abiding NZ firearms ... More >>

Christopher Luxon Is Not Truly Pro-life

Monday, 23 May 2022, 9:45 am | Right To Life

Right to Life requests that Christopher Luxon becomes the truly pro-life leader that National and our nation desperately needs, by seeking the repeal of the Abortion Legislation Act 2019 and legislating for the recognition of the humanity of unborn ... More >>

Best Chance To Address Issues Facing Kiwis In Australia

Sunday, 22 May 2022, 2:16 pm | Community Law Centres Aotearoa

Community Law Centres O Aotearoa is urging the New Zealand Government to prioritise the treatment of Kiwis who have made Australia their home high on the agenda when Prime Minister Ardern meets with freshly-elected Australian Prime Minister Anthony ... More >>

Revealed: DOC Failed To Submit On Kennedy Point Marina (Pūtiki) Resource Consent, Despite Being Asked To

Saturday, 21 May 2022, 7:06 pm | Green Party

Auckland Central Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick has revealed an alarming failure by the Department of Conservation to live up to its name and protect native kororā (penguins) at Pūtiki Bay on Waiheke Island. “DOC was asked to submit on the Kennedy Point ... More >>

Budget 2022: Stamp Duty On Foreign Buyers Of Residential Property Should Be Considered

Friday, 20 May 2022, 4:15 pm | Sotheby's International Realty

New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty managing director Mark Harris is advocating for a stamp duty on foreign buyers of residential property. Following yesterday’s Budget 2022 announcement, Harris believes that a stamp duty would help increase the ... More >>

Military Spending Increases: Time To #BudgetForPeace

Friday, 20 May 2022, 2:08 pm | Peace Movement Aotearoa

Military spending allocated in the 2022 Wellbeing Budget is $6,077,484,000 - an average of more than $116.8 million every week, and a 10.4% increase on actual spending in 2021. [1] This year’s increase illustrates yet again that the government remains ... More >>

Labour’s BSHIT Budget

Friday, 20 May 2022, 1:50 pm | Social Credit

Bank shareholders, speculators, investors, and ticket clippers will be partying for days over the enormous profits they’ll be expecting following Labour’s budget reveal yesterday. After a 48 percent increase in profits in 2021, banks in particular ... More >>

Science's Slice Of Budget 2022 - Expert Reaction

Friday, 20 May 2022, 1:48 pm | Science Media Centre

  Budget 2022 has a relatively small amount of new cash allocated to science, research and innovation. This budget comes ahead of what could become a major overhaul of the research, science, and innovation sector in the coming years, with MBIE now ... More >>

Don’t Worry, It’s Just A Test – Emergency Mobile Alert Nationwide Test This Sunday

Friday, 20 May 2022, 1:21 pm | National Emergency Management Agency

Early this Sunday evening there will be a phone alert you can’t ignore – but don’t worry, it’s just a test. This year’s nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system will take place on Sunday 22 May between 6-7pm It is expected ... More >>

Inaugural Chinese Medicine Council Of New Zealand

Friday, 20 May 2022, 1:20 pm | Acupuncture NZ

It was announced today that the inaugural Chinese Medicine Council of New Zealand (CMCNZ) has been appointed by the Minister of Health, Hon. Andrew Little. This brings the Chinese medicine profession in under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance ... More >>

Govt Playing Dirty With Timing Of New Employment Tax

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:31 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Government is using dirty tactics as it pushes through enabling legislation to increase PAYE revenue by 10% under the cover of yesterday’s Budget, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union in response to the Income Insurance Scheme (Enabling ... More >>

Changes To Refugee Settlement Service Providers For Quota Refugees

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:15 pm | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) has today announced three new refugee settlement location providers for Auckland, Hamilton, Christchurch, and a contract renewal for Ashburton and Timaru providers to provide settlement services to refugees from 1 July 2022. ... More >>

2022 Budget - Was The Retired Community Ignored Or Forgotten?

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:11 pm | Lifetime Retirement Income

Are you receiving NZ Superannuation?  If you are, then no, you are not one of the 2.1 million Kiwi’s getting the $350 cost of living supplement announced in the 2022 Budget. If you hold a Gold card the extension of the half priced public ... More >>

Government Priorities Are Wrong

Friday, 20 May 2022, 12:00 pm | Sporting Shooters Assn of NZ

In announcing an additional $562 Million funding for police, outgoing Police Minister Poto Williams tries to give the impression that she is finally getting tough on criminals. However as Chaz Forsyth, President of the Sporting Shooters Association of New Zealand ... More >>

Debtfix Pleased Budget 2022 Recognised Lower Income Is Under $70k

Friday, 20 May 2022, 11:54 am | Debtfix

The Crew at Debtfix were pleased to see the Government’s Budget 2022 recognised that people earning less than $70k are making ends meet on a low income. The announced $350 cost of living package will give New Zealand’s lower earners a buffer while ... More >>

Visionwest Waka Whakakitenga – Response To Budget 2022

Friday, 20 May 2022, 11:52 am | Visionwest

On May 19th, the Government released its 2022 Budget which included a number of initiatives to help vulnerable whānau in our communities. Many of these initiatives focus on a proactive strategy to recover from the effects of COVID. Within the community ... More >>

Grey Power Disappointed In The Budget

Friday, 20 May 2022, 11:35 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Budget 2022 has been a disappointment for New Zealand’s leading advocate for older people. Although the Grey Power Federation is pleased to note that the Government is investing $3.103 million over four years to continue implementing the Better Later ... More >>

Funding Supports New Construction Sector Transformation Plan

Friday, 20 May 2022, 9:57 am | Construction Sector Accord

The Government has committed $37.485m to continue the work of achieving a thriving, fair and sustainable construction sector. The funding will support the Construction Sector Accord to deliver its Construction Sector Transformation Plan 2022-2025. “This ... More >>

Mental Health And Wellbeing Commission Welcome Budget 2022 Investment In Specialist Mental Health And Addiction Services

Friday, 20 May 2022, 9:56 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

The Commission commends the Government’s Budget 2022 investment in specialist mental health and addiction, particularly the investment in community-based crisis services, specialist child and adolescent mental health and addiction services, and ... More >>

Budget Brings Positive Relief Measures And The Promise Of Long-term Progress

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:23 pm | E Tu

E tū welcomes Budget 2022, which includes a range of measures that will help E tū members and their communities during a time of increased hardship coming out of the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. E tū Assistant National Secretary Annie Newman ... More >>

Budget 2022 Is All About Health, Climate And The Cost-of-living. But Can It Deliver Without Fueling Even More Inflation?

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:17 pm | Kiwi Economics

The 2022 Budget was delivered against a gloomier backdrop. The latest forecasts suggest more subdued growth, more persistent inflation, and further tightening in the labour market. The headline numbers provided little surprise. The Government ... More >>

Greater Wellington Welcomes Cheaper Fares For Community Services Card Holders

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:51 pm | Greater Wellington Te Pane Matua Taiao

Greater Wellington welcomed news today that the Government will permanently fund cheaper public transport fares for community services card hold holders. Chair of Greater Wellington Daran Ponter said there had been strong support for this type ... More >>

Winston Peters - Budget 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:26 pm | New Zealand First Party

It's a 'cost of living crisis' not a 'spending on living crisis'. Throwing more and more money at a black-hole for kiwis to spend is akin to the famous saying: "...it's like standing in a bucket and trying to pull yourself up by the handle." More >>

Tertiary Education Out In The Cold Once Again

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:25 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Te Hautū Kahurangi | Tertiary Education Union and the New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations are disappointed to see the tertiary education sector largely ignored once again in the Labour government’s fifth Budget since taking office in 2017. ... More >>

'Lacklustre Budget' Lacks Long Term Thinking

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:17 pm | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

The biggest Budget spend up in New Zealand’s history has delivered some, but not a lot, of initiatives that will support businesses in the Canterbury region. "Some of the initiatives announced in Budget 2022 will go some way towards helping business, ... More >>

Community Housing Aotearoa Welcomes The Announcement Of $350m Affordable Housing Fund

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 4:14 pm | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa, a peak body for the community housing sector, welcomes the announcement in today’s Budget to create a $350M Affordable Housing Fund. This investment is a good use of the unallocated Residential Response Fund and a sign ... More >>

Pluses But No Explicit Budget Funding For Preventing Violence And Abuse Against Disabled People Concerning

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Budget 2022 has pluses and minuses for the disabled community, says Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero. On the plus side there was considerable investment in the new Ministry for Disabled People and other funding which has the potential ... More >>

Better Access To SME Finance One Piece Of Good News

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:58 pm | EMA

The Government’s fourth wellbeing budget fittingly delivered a raft of initiatives to support people, communities and the environment, but when it came to business support it was much as expected. The good news is $100m has been allocated for a ... More >>

VUWSA Statement On Budget 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:56 pm | VUWSA

Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) would like to state that the 2022 Budget has continued to condemn our national student body to poverty and debt by maintaining the status quo. Extending half-price public transport ... More >>

ProCare Disappointed Nurses Left Out In The Cold In Budget 22

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:54 pm | ProCare Health

Leading healthcare provider, ProCare is disappointed that primary care nurses have been left out of today’s Budget announcement. Gabrielle Lord, Nursing Director and General Manager Practice Services, at ProCare says: “Nurses have been the backbone ... More >>

Budget 2022: Good Start, But More Infrastructure Investment Needed

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:54 pm | Civil Contractors NZ

New Zealand’s national association for civil contractors has welcomed the $230 million investment in trades training programmes, increased funding for rail and rural broadband infrastructure, and support for Construction Sector Accord Transformation ... More >>

ProCare Welcomes Budget Funding For Warm, Dry Homes To Reduce Respiratory Issues

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:52 pm | ProCare Health

Leading healthcare provider ProCare has today welcomed funding in today’s Budget to ensure Kiwis can live in warmer, dryer homes. This is one of the biggest determinants of health and is one of the key measures we can take to prevent hospitilisations ... More >>

Health Budget Fails To Address Key Determinant Of Health Which Is Incomes

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:52 pm | Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Health and Climate Budget, being touted as Securing our Future fails to address a key determinant of health, which is low incomes. “There was talk in lockdown about keeping (the governments) eye on the ball, and I kept thinking, are they aware ... More >>

People On Income Support Excluded From Cost Of Living Budget Measures - Anti-Poverty Groups

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:48 pm | ActionStation

A coalition of anti-poverty groups has challenged the Government for excluding people receiving income support from today’s cost of living ‘helicopter payments’, saying they have chosen to leave families living in the harshest poverty further ... More >>

Budget 2022 Plugs Health System Holes But More Needed

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:42 pm | Deloitte

Wellington, 19 May 2022 – There is no doubt the New Zealand health system requires reform and today’s Budget clearly set out the way forward, with funding prioritised against the most pressing issues on the Government’s agenda, says Deloitte Partner ... More >>

Budget 2022 A Combination Of Giant Leaps And Small Steps, All In The Right Direction, Says PSA

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:30 pm | PSA

PSA national secretary, Kerry Davies: As promised by the Minister of Finance, this was a Budget of health and climate, both areas our members have a strong interest in. The bold step of clearing DHB deficits and the small, iterative steps to improve ... More >>

Budget 2022 Lets Down The Women Of NZ - Breast Cancer Foundation

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:22 pm | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Justine Smyth, Chair of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ, said : “This Budget has let down the women of New Zealand by overlooking the enormous breast screening backlog that is preventing 50,000 women from getting their mammograms. It makes no sense ... More >>

Budget 2022 Delivers Hype And Hot Air In The Climate And Biodiversity Crises

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:19 pm | Greenpeace

18 May: Greenpeace is responding to Budget 2022 by saying the Government is generating hype and hot air while failing the environment. "There has never been more hype, while the need for real action to address the climate and biodiversity crises has ... More >>

Tax Remains A No Show In Budget 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:12 pm | Deloitte

Wellington, 19 May 2022 – The lack of any tax announcements in today’s Budget announcement was not surprising but it’s lack of presence did not go unnoticed says Deloitte Partner Robyn Walker. “While tax has barely been out of the headlines ... More >>

Longer Term Commitment To Cheaper Public Transport Fares Needed – LGNZ

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:05 pm | Local Government NZ

An extension of half price public transport fares over the winter months is a promising start, says LGNZ Chief Executive Susan Freeman-Greene. “Cheaper public transport fares must be seen as much more than a way to help ease the burden of the rising ... More >>

NZDA Budget Day Reaction

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:03 pm | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) has welcomed the Government’s Budget Day dental commitments. The Government will increase grants from $300 to $1000 to improve dental access for the lowest income New Zealanders. NZDA says that their ... More >>

Indigenous Rights Commissioner Denied In Budget 2022

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:02 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission, Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, is welcoming an increase in its baseline funding for the next four years but is calling on the Government to stand by its promises to tangata whenua. It comes after the Government rejected a ... More >>

Budget 2022 Does Not Go Far Enough To Address Transport Inequity

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:01 pm | Free Fares NZ

Budget 2022 was heralded as the “Climate and Wellbeing Budget”, but has missed the mark when it comes to enabling a just transition into a sustainable future. This budget needed to include free public transport for tertiary students, under 25s, ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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