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Who Should Negotiate The Principles Of Te Tiriti?

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 2:05 am | Daniel Harding

In the fabric of Aotearoa New Zealand's history, Te Tiriti o Waitangi stands as a pivotal agreement, one that laid the foundations for the nation's present and future. Recent propositions, notably by the Act Party, to broaden the discussion on the principles ... More >>

HRH The Duke Of Edinburgh's Tour Of Aotearoa New Zealand Concludes In Pōneke And Ōtautahi

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 1:57 am | Pead PR

The Duke completes final official engagements in Aotearoa leg of Asia-Pacific tour Wellington, Saturday 18 November 2023 — The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award in Aotearoa New Zealand marked its 60th anniversary with a special reception at Government ... More >>

Regulatory Reform Now Urgent, Broadcasting Standards Authority Says

Monday, 20 November 2023, 12:57 pm | Broadcasting Standards Authority

Urgent and long-overdue reforms are needed to bring outdated laws and regulations into line with today’s broadcasting reality and ensure a sustainable media sector, the Broadcasting Standards Authority says. It its 2022/23 annual report published ... More >>

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Combatting Online Child Exploitation This World Children’s Day

Monday, 20 November 2023, 11:53 am | New Zealand Customs Service

Every 20 November, the world commemorates World Children's Day, an occasion to promote and celebrate children's rights and welfare. Yet the increasing threat and risk of online sexual exploitation means many children remain vulnerable to abuse. In New ... More >>

Rau Paenga Needs To Be Upfront With Documents, Not Play Cloak-and-Dagger With Christchurch Residents

Monday, 20 November 2023, 10:44 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to news that crown infrastructure delivery agency, Rau Paenga, is yet again opposing the release of documents concerning their legal battles over the money pit Metro sports centre project in Christchurch, Connor Molloy, Campaigns Manager ... More >>

Asia Pacific Security Innovation Summit

Monday, 20 November 2023, 10:25 am | Asia Pacific Network

The fifth annual Asia Pacific Security Innovation (APSI) Summit will be held in Wellington for the first time today with a stellar cast of intentional dignitaries and experts attending the event. Following the recent Pacific Island Forum and Asia ... More >>

Judicial Review Needed To Make New Gambling Regulations Workable And Effective

Monday, 20 November 2023, 10:18 am | Gaming Machine Association of New Zealand

The Gaming Machine Association of New Zealand (GMANZ) will be part of a High Court hearing today alongside three of its members which are seeking a Judicial Review of aspects of DIA’s new gambling regulations. The final part of the new regulations ... More >>

Be Careful When Taking ‘payment Holidays’ Over The Festive Season - Financial Ombudsman

Monday, 20 November 2023, 10:05 am | Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman

As we head into the festive season, many people may be tempted to take up a ‘payment holiday’ on loans to help ease financial pressure. However, Financial Ombudsman, Susan Taylor, is reminding consumers they might just end up paying more in the long ... More >>

Women’s Rights Party calls for an enquiry into the medicalisation of children with gender dysphoria

Saturday, 18 November 2023, 8:19 am | Women's Rights Party

Children under 18 should not be given puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, or gender reassignment surgery in order to change the appearance of their biological sex, the Women’s Rights Party says. More >>

HRH The Duke Of Edinburgh's Whirlwind Tour Of Aotearoa New Zealand Continues

Friday, 17 November 2023, 7:24 pm | The Duke of Edinburgh International Award

The Duke Joins Dynamic Conversations On Holistic Education In Tāmaki Makaurau And Pōneke Auckland, Thursday 16 November 2023 — Continuing his visit to Aotearoa, The Duke of Edinburgh attended an education panel event at Government House in Auckland ... More >>

Brand Over Budget: Hastings Council's $70,000 Logo Splurge

Friday, 17 November 2023, 12:03 pm | Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union can reveal that the Hastings District Council has spent over $70,000 on its recent rebranding initiative . A staggering $46,512 was allocated to "Strategy & Creative" for the logo's design and development, ... More >>

Voting Steady In Port Waikato By-election

Friday, 17 November 2023, 10:41 am | Electoral Commission

Voting is steady in the Port Waikato by-election with more than 3,600 people voting so far. The by-election is being held to elect a local member of Parliament (MP) for the Port Waikato electorate. Voting opened on Monday 13 November and closes at ... More >>

Hundreds To Gather In Wellington To Urge Government To Fund Transition To Plant-based Agriculture

Friday, 17 November 2023, 9:45 am | SAFE For Animals

Animal rights activists are set to descend on the capital this Saturday for the Wellington Animal Rights March. Initiated by a local grassroots activist group, Wellington Vegan Actions, and supported by SAFE, the march brings together activists from across ... More >>

2023 General Election Writ Returned

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 3:43 pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has returned the writ for the 2023 General Election, marking the end of the election process. The writ, issued by the Governor-General on 10 September, directed the Electoral Commission to conduct the election. “The writ has been returned ... More >>

New Bottom Trawling Report ‘wake-up Call For Deluded Fishing Industry’, Say Environmentalists

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 3:02 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

An authoritative new report reveals the considerable carbon cost of bottom trawling, with environmentalists calling it a "damning wake-up call" for the commercial fishing industry. The report, released today by the Parliamentary Commissioner for ... More >>

Do Your Measures Measure Up?

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 2:12 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

Performance reporting by public organisations is crucial to enabling the public and Parliament to determine whether public money is being spent appropriately. When done well, this reporting clearly explains how well the public sector has used funding ... More >>

Do Your Measures Measure Up?

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 2:11 pm | Controller and Auditor-General

Performance reporting by public organisations is crucial to enabling the public and Parliament to determine whether public money is being spent appropriately. When done well, this reporting clearly explains how well the public sector has used funding ... More >>

Re: Ministry Leak: Staff Backlash After Te Reo Māori Scrubbed From Official Use Ahead Of New Government

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 12:20 pm | New Zealand Maori Council

Te Kaunihera Māori o Aoteaora (The New Zealand Māori Council) is concerned by news reports suggesting that a government ministry may have been removing Te Reo Māori from Government communications. Te Reo Māori is a highly prized taonga of ... More >>

MFAT Must Reverse Damaging Decision To Remove Te Reo From Ministerial Correspondence

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 11:19 am | Public Service Association

The decision by the Foreign Affairs and Trade to remove te reo from Ministerial correspondence before new Ministers are sworn in risks undermining the important progress the public sector has made in honouring te Tiriti. "We are very disappointed ... More >>

Brynderwyn Closure Would Be A Devastating Blow For Transport Operators And Northland Community

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 11:04 am | National Road Carriers

Waka Kotahi’s recommended closure of State Highway 1 through the Brynderwyn Hills for road repairs would be a devastating blow for transport operators serving Northland and the Northland community says National Road Carriers Association (NRC) CEO Justin ... More >>

National Population Estimates: At 30 September 2023

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 10:52 am | Statistics New Zealand

National population estimates give the best available measure of the population, by age and sex, usually living in New Zealand. Key facts At 30 September 2023:   New Zealand’s estimated resident population was provisionally 5,269,200 there were ... More >>

Kāpiti Coast Councillors Need Reminding What Democracy Looks Like

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 10:33 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to Kāpiti Coast District Council’s plans to ignore the results of a local consultation and push through the creation of a Māori ward regardless, Taxpayers’ Union Policy Adviser, James Ross, said: “Democracy is a fragile thing, and it is ... More >>

All Revved Up With No Trucks To Show: Hydrogen Project Gaslights Taxpayers

Thursday, 16 November 2023, 10:01 am | Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union can reveal that a $6 million taxpayer-funded hydrogen truck initiative has failed to deliver a single truck , despite promises that they would be on the road by 2022. Oliver Bryan, Investigations Coordinator at the Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Transparency Test Failed: Key Ministries Yet To Embrace Ombudsman's Tool

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 3:00 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Taxpayers’ Union OIA's reveal that despite the Chief Ombudsman's introduction of a self-assessment tool in July, aimed at enhancing public sector transparency and adherence to official information protocols, prominent ministries and agencies ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Calls For Prosecution Of Person Who Played Campaign Song At Polling Booth

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 1:48 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on the Electoral Commission to prosecute and fine the individual or organisation responsible for playing Te Pāti Māori’s campaign song at a polling booth on Election Day under s 197 of the Electoral Act 1993. Taxpayers’ ... More >>

Record Net Migration Loss Of New Zealand Citizens

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 10:49 am | Statistics New Zealand

There was a record net migration loss of 44,700 New Zealand citizens in the September 2023 year, according to provisional estimates released by Stats NZ today. This net migration loss was made up of 26,400 migrant arrivals and 71,200 migrant departures. ... More >>

Free Talk On Fresh Research On Framing Crime, Criminal Justice And Gang Harm

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 10:30 am | The Workshop

The way we talk about and report on social issues like crime, criminal justice and gangs has an impact on how people understand those issues. That is why The Workshop have updated our 2020 research on framing crime and justice with a focus on gang ... More >>

Warning For Next Government Of Hunger And Health Problems Plaguing Kiwi Children

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 9:54 am | Child Poverty Action Group

Six groups working at the front line of child poverty say the next government needs to show it is serious about tackling the issue by meeting with them as soon as possible and making it a top priority. Prime Minister-elect Christopher Luxon has committed ... More >>

Majority Of New Zealanders Want Public Transport Discounts To Stay

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 9:45 am | Free Fares NZ

A new poll has found that 71% of New Zealanders want to keep the current public transport discounts. 50% strongly agree the discounts should be kept. People from across the political spectrum support the discounts. A majority of National and NZ ... More >>

David Seymour And ACT Are An Increasing Threat To The Vulnerable!

Wednesday, 15 November 2023, 9:40 am | Right To Life

Right to Life requests that the incoming Prime Minister Christopher Luxon does not concede to David Seymour in their coalition negotiations, that he be given any responsibility for conducting the review of the contentious End of Life Choice Act 2019, which is ... More >>

Memo To Incoming Government: Don’t Forget About The Environment

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 5:19 pm | Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society is calling on all parties to prioritise care for our country’s natural environment in their coalition agreements. “No government has a mandate to increase pollution or species extinctions in this country. But some ... More >>

Christopher Luxon Is Tone Deaf And Slightly Innumerate On Tax

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 4:20 pm | Keith Rankin

Christopher Luxon and Nicola Willis have a bottom-line policy of delivering "tax relief" to New Zealand's "squeezed middle". Their modest policy is to increase the first three income tax thresholds by 11.5%, representing compensation ... More >>

Western Bay Of Plenty Land Grab Proposal An Affront To The Right To Property

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 3:21 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

"The Taxpayers' Union is slamming the Western Bay of Plenty District Council's suggestion that the Government forcefully take ownership of private property from its residents without compensation and lease it back to them as part of a climate ... More >>

Environment Canterbury Media Statements Misleading

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 3:04 pm | Fish and Game New Zealand

Rasmus Gabrielsson, North Canterbury Fish and Game Chief Executive Environment Canterbury’s (ECan) media comments on progress with the Declaration proceedings before the Environment Court relating to the Rakaia River Water Conservation Order do not provide full context, ... More >>

High Court Proceedings Initiated Against Wellington City Council

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 1:36 pm | Guardians of the Golden Mile

On Tuesday 7 November 2023, Guardians of the Golden Mile initiated High Court proceedings against Wellington City Council to seek a judicial review of its recent decision to commit significant finances to fund Let’s Get Wellington Moving’s Golden Mile ... More >>

Building A Balance Sheet To Support Financial Stability - RBNZ Speech

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 12:43 pm | The Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Central banks can use their balance sheets to support not just monetary policy, but also financial stability objectives, Assistant Governor Karen Silk says. In a keynote speech delivered at the UBS Australasia Conference, in Sydney today, Karen ... More >>

Prizewinning Birds Vs. AI

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 11:53 am | Maxim Institute

By Natasha Baulis, Researcher, Maxim Institute What do the Bird of the Year Awards and the Bletchley AI Summit have in common? More than you might think. Both kicked off this week, and both made it into the global intelligence newsletter in my inbox. ... More >>

Actions To Prevent Underage Drinking

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 10:56 am | Alcohol Beverages Council

The NZ Alcohol Beverages Council (NZABC) is a member of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD) who have recently launched a report that looks to share best practice and inspire further actions to prevent underage drinking. Actions ... More >>

High Court Finds Ashley Bloomfield’s Fluoride Directive Unlawful

Tuesday, 14 November 2023, 10:19 am | Fluoride Free New Zealand

A High Court decision issued last Friday in the New Health New Zealand vs the Director General of Health (DG) case, found that the DG acted unlawfully because he had failed to consider the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act (BORA) before he mandated 14 Councils ... More >>

Forest & Bird Backs Action To Stop Coromandel Conservation Land Mining

Monday, 13 November 2023, 4:30 pm | Forest and Bird

Coromandel-based anti-mining group Ours Not Mines is in the High Court today challenging the Hauraki District Council’s decision to give OceanaGold – a large international mining company – access into nationally significant Coromandel public conservation ... More >>

Live Export Boss’s Misleading Claims Regarding Welfare

Monday, 13 November 2023, 12:55 pm | Animal Save Movement

In the wake of the recent national election, both the Act and National Party have signalled their intent to revive live export by sea, a practice halted in April. In response to welfare concerns, assurances have been made that the revived industry ... More >>

Thousands Sign Public Letter Calling For Tolerance In Debate Over Israel-Gaza Conflict

Monday, 13 November 2023, 12:33 pm | Free Speech Union

In just 48 hours, thousands of New Zealanders have joined their voices together in calling for a de-escalation of tensions over conflict in Israel and Gaza. We must insist that free speech enable us to peacefully express our strongly held opinions ... More >>

Luxon Will Support Mining Conservation Land

Monday, 13 November 2023, 12:11 pm | Coromandel Watchdog

The environmental protection group Coromandel Watchdog of Hauraki says the Prime Minister elect has announced he supports mining on public conservation land. “ This morning on Morning Report Chris Luxon said he would support “sensitive mining”, ... More >>

Further Headaches For Floundering Public Health System Demonstrate The Failures Of Centralisation

Monday, 13 November 2023, 10:58 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to two different reports published in the last week lambasting the struggles that the new Public Health Authority and National Public Health Service (Te Whatu Ora) are experiencing daily, Taxpayers’ Union Campaigns Manager, Connor Molloy, ... More >>

Better Health Services And Access Due To Free Prescriptions - Survey

Monday, 13 November 2023, 10:40 am | Mangawhai Pharmacy

Universal fees-free prescriptions have already improved healthcare for all New Zealanders, but National’s planned targeting regime will reverse most of the positive effects, according to a survey of community pharmacists released today. "Community pharmacists ... More >>

Wellington City Council Wants Its Pound Of Flesh From Ratepayers

Monday, 13 November 2023, 10:07 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to leaked sources claiming Wellington residents could face an annual rates rise of up to 20%, Taxpayers’ Union Policy Adviser, James Ross, said: “Wellington City Council rates have already risen by almost 40% in just three short years, and ... More >>

INZ Open Letter To Prime Minister-elect Christopher Luxon

Monday, 13 November 2023, 9:01 am | Infrastructure NZ

INZ Open Letter To Prime Minister-elect Christopher Luxon. The letter includes: A proposal for a government-hosted Uplift New Zealand Forum to be held prior to Christmas to identify short, medium and long-term priorities in infrastructure. A recommendation ... More >>

Appeal for New Zealand to follow France and call for a ceasefire in Gaza

Monday, 13 November 2023, 12:10 am | Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa

Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa has written to the outgoing PM Chris Hipkins and incoming PM Christopher Luxon this morning calling for New Zealand to join France and other countries demanding an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. Today French President ... More >>

Public Meeting Now A Zoom Webinar: Stop Israel's Genocide Against Gaza

Friday, 10 November 2023, 1:16 pm | Socialist Equality Group

The Socialist Equality Group and the International Youth and Students for Social Equality in New Zealand is holding a public meeting calling for an end to the genocidal war being unleashed on the Palestinian population in Gaza. Important update: This ... More >>

Violence Against Children Begins In The Womb

Friday, 10 November 2023, 11:48 am | Right To Life

Right to Life asks why the majority of the churches in New Zealand, who should be at the forefront in defending the right to life of God’s precious infants, responded to the killing of 14,164 unborn children in 2022, and the wounding of their mothers ... More >>

Brownlee Plays The Fossil Fool At Pacific Islands Forum - Greenpeace

Friday, 10 November 2023, 11:02 am | Greenpeace

Greenpeace is condemning Gerry Brownlee’s "unscrupulous" defence of plans to reopen offshore oil and gas exploration while speaking to media at the Pacific Islands Forum in the Cook Islands. Pacific Governments and civil society organisations ... More >>

Hardship Report Offers Sensible, Practical Steps To Help Those Struggling With Power Bills

Friday, 10 November 2023, 9:35 am | Consumer Advocacy Council

New Zealand’s electricity watchdog, the Consumer Advocacy Council, hopes decision-makers and regulators have a good hard look at the Energy Hardship Expert Panel report into ways to make life easier for those struggling with power bills. The Panel recently ... More >>

Federated Farmers Say Greenpeace Are Anti-farmer And Anti-science

Friday, 10 November 2023, 9:08 am | Federated Farmers

Greenpeace have shown they are nothing but an anti-farming lobby group by criticising Fonterra’s new on-farm emissions targets, says Federated Farmers President Wayne Langford. "Yesterday Fonterra announced that they plan to reduce their emissions ... More >>

Kawea Te Rongo Stand In Solidarity With Journalists Covering Gaza Conflict As Death Toll Climbs

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 5:38 pm | Kawea Te Rongo

Takoto kino mai e ngā mate huhua o te riri nui Ngā mokopuna, ngā mātua, ngā kuia me ngā koroua Ō koutou roimata, ō mātou roimata Ka māturu iho ki te puna o te aroha Tauārai te pō, tītoko ki te ao marama Kawea Te Rongo, the independent ... More >>

Amended Official Results Released

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 4:46 pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has released amended official results for the 2023 General Election. Checks of party, electorate and special votes have been completed and there are no changes to the overall results, successful candidates or allocation of seats. ... More >>

NEW POLL: National/ACT/NZ First Hold Governing Position, Luxon Shoots Ahead To Become Easily The Preferred PM

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 2:09 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

National is down 1 point to 37% and Labour is up 1 point to 28% when compared with the election result. ACT is down 1 point to 8%, the Greens are up 2 points to 14% and NZ First remains unchanged on 6%. The smaller parties are the Māori Party on ... More >>

Our Intentions: How Well Councils Are Implementing Climate Change Actions

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 2:01 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

Climate change means that New Zealand is at risk of experiencing more frequent and intense extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and increased droughts, all of which have significant economic, social, and environmental consequences. Councils ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Willing To Work With Greens On Member’s Bill To End Beehive To Lobbyist Revolving Door

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 12:51 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Following revelations that Ministry of Justice officials are concerned that “[m]ovement between roles in government and lobbying agencies can result in misuse of privileged information and unfair access”, the Taxpayers’ Union is reaffirming its commitment ... More >>

Fonterra’s New Scope 3 Emissions Reduction Roadmap Just "polishing A Turd" - Greenpeace

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 10:57 am | Greenpeace

Dairy giant Fonterra has today announced on-farm (Scope 3) emissions reduction targets, but Greenpeace Aotearoa says the dairy giant’s proposed ‘climate roadmap’ is little more than "polishing a turd" because it contains no real measures ... More >>

Interim Financial Statements Of The Government Of New Zealand For The 3 Months Ended 30 September 2023

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 10:25 am | The Treasury

The interim Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand for the three months ended 30 September 2023 were released by the Treasury today. The September results are reported against forecasts based on the Pre-election Economic and Fiscal ... More >>




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