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Vandalism Of Religious And Community Places

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 9:37 am | FIANZ

At a time of the unfolding human tragedy of genocidal scale in Gaza, we urge that all concerns should be expressed through legitimate and peaceful means, which include protests and advocacy, said Ibrar Sheikh, President of the Federation of Islamic ... More >>

Dunne's Weekly: Labour's Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins

Thursday, 9 November 2023, 9:26 am | Peter Dunne

Over 2,500 years ago the legendary ancient Chinese Taoist philosopher Lao Tzu observed that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. This week Labour began its journey of a thousand miles towards political rehabilitation. Its first ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Calls On Opposition To Focus On Good Policy, Not Politics

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Responding to news that a range of new taxes, including wealth and capital gains tax, are back on the table as potential Labour Party policies, the Taxpayers’ Union is calling on them to focus on good policy, not politics. Taxpayers’ Union Campaigns ... More >>

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Manalagi Study On Pacific Rainbow+ Community Finds Urgent Need For Pacific Rainbow+ Leadership

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 11:46 am | University of Auckland

The need to increase Pacific and Rainbow+ leadership was a major finding in the Manalagi project, the first and largest research of its kind addressing the health and wellbeing of Aotearoa, New Zealand’s Pacific Rainbow+ community. A three-year ... More >>

National Can’t Ignore ECE If It’s Serious About A World-class Education System Says CTU

Wednesday, 8 November 2023, 9:01 am | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

A National-led government can’t afford to ignore Early Childhood Education if it is committed to improving educational outcomes says the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions. “Today’s strike by ECE teachers is a timely reminder of why investing ... More >>

Hipkins' Change Of Heart On Tax Welcomed

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 5:53 pm | Better Taxes for a Better Future

Labour leader Chris Hipkins' call that "Everything's back on the table" around tax policy has been welcomed by the Better taxes for a Better Future campaign, who say the door is now open for real discussion about progressive tax reform. "We ... More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Celebrates Taxpayer Appreciation Day

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 2:35 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is today celebrating Taxpayer Appreciation Day to recognise the hard work of taxpayers who pay the bills of politicians and bureaucrats each and every day. Taxpayers’ Union Campaigns Manager, Connor Molloy, said: “This ... More >>

Taxpayers' Union Calls For Probe Into Commission's Favouritism For 'SenateSHJ'

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 1:19 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union’s Investigations Coordinator, Oliver Bryan, strongly condemns the recent revelations regarding the Commerce Commission’s engagement with SenateSHJ, a public relations and lobbying firm. “The Taxpayers’ Union finds it utterly ... More >>

Police Withdrawal Of Prosecution Concerning Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 11:53 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that Police were unjustified in their decision to withdraw a charge against a man pertaining to a fatal motorcycle accident at Rotorua on 29 January 2019. At about 5.25pm, 57-year-old Tony Parahi ... More >>

Tracking Down Elusive Lamprey

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 11:34 am | Department of Conservation

  The prospects of an ancient fish with a stunning set of teeth are looking up thanks to a technique that detects the tiniest traces of the elusive kanakana/piharau/lamprey. To build up knowledge of this threatened fish, environmental DNA (eDNA) research ... More >>

Strike Action

Monday, 6 November 2023, 3:52 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Following a vote from NZEI Te Riu Roa members, NZEI advised on 16 October to all employers party to the Early Childhood Education Collective Agreement 2023 (ECECA), that a strike will take place. This affects around 100 Early Childhood Centres whose ... More >>

Psychiatric Assistant Breaches Code Following Indecent Assault Of Inpatient

Monday, 6 November 2023, 3:05 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

The Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner has found a psychiatric assistant has breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights after he indecently assaulted an inpatient in a mental health unit. Dr Vanessa Caldwell ... More >>

WHO, FCTC COP10 Decisions Lack Transparency; Urges Harm Reduction Support

Monday, 6 November 2023, 2:40 pm | CAPHRA

The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) today launched a scathing criticism of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) for their opaque and closed-door decisions at the COP10. ... More >>

Incoming Government Should Listen To The Public's Support For The Clean Car Discount

Monday, 6 November 2023, 12:39 pm | Better NZ

The parties negotiating to form the next government should listen to the public's support for the Clean Car Discount as new figures show Kiwis bought 25,000 EVs in the past year, says Rob Birnie of the Better NZ Trust. According to the latest monthly ... More >>

Fact-sheet On The Human Rights And Te Tiriti Basis For Co-governance

Monday, 6 November 2023, 12:13 pm | Human Rights Commission

A new resource explaining the link between human rights, te Tiriti o Waitangi and co-governance has been released today by Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission. One of the Commission’s functions under the Human Rights Act is to promote a better ... More >>

Mining Essential To Renewable Electricity

Monday, 6 November 2023, 11:19 am | Straterra

The new Government needs to understand the role of mined minerals, including coal, as it picks up the renewable energy mantle, says Straterra chief executive, Josie Vidal. "There will be no energy transition without minerals and we make that ... More >>

Pipes Not The Only Thing Failing At Wellington City Council

Monday, 6 November 2023, 11:15 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Commenting on the news that upgrading Wellington’s ageing and leaking pipe network could cost a billion dollars a year, Taxpayers’ Union Policy Adviser, James Ross, said: “After years of financial mismanagement, Wellington City Council claims that ... More >>

Early Childhood Education Teachers Strike Over Essential Funding

Monday, 6 November 2023, 10:43 am | NZEI

Kaiako and kaimahi from around 100 early childhood education centres across the motu will take strike action for the first time ever on Wednesday 8 November after voting last month to take industrial action. The teachers, who are part of the Early ... More >>

Iranian Solidarity Group New Zealand Announces Protest For Armita Geravand

Sunday, 5 November 2023, 2:23 pm | Iranian Solidarity Group Aotearoa NZ

04 November 2023 , Wellington, NZ — The Iranian Solidarity Group New Zealand is organising a peaceful demonstration on Saturday, the 4th of November (Cuba st., 2pm), to protest the tragic events leading to the death of 16-year-old Armita Geravand ... More >>

WSWS Speaks With Former Radio New Zealand Journalist Mick Hall About Being Smeared As A “Russian Agent”

Saturday, 4 November 2023, 3:00 pm | Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters and John Braddock, Socialist Equality Group The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke with journalist Mick Hall, who was the victim of a hysterical anti-Russia campaign that erupted in June. Hall lost his job at Radio New Zealand ... More >>

AJP Encourages Public Education To Curb Harmful Fireworks Use

Saturday, 4 November 2023, 2:51 pm | Animal Justice Party

As the government transition looms, the Animal Justice Party (AJP) doubles down on its call for a fireworks ban, highlighting the critical need for protecting both companion animals and wildlife from the adverse effects of fireworks. Despite numerous ... More >>

2023 General Election Official Results

Friday, 3 November 2023, 2:56 pm | Electoral Commission

The Electoral Commission has declared the official results for the 2023 General Election. Party vote - main points The National Party has two fewer seats, Te Pāti Māori has gained two, and the Green Party has gained one more. · The number of ... More >>

New Parliament Must Deliver Comprehensive Reform For A More Prosperous Future

Friday, 3 November 2023, 2:43 pm | taxpayers union

The Taxpayers’ Union congratulates the members of the new Parliament and is calling on them to immediately begin delivering on the mandate from voters by slashing spending, cutting red tape, and unwinding the damage of big, inefficient, and high-cost government. ... More >>

Winston’s Direction Is Set By Arithmetic

Friday, 3 November 2023, 2:27 pm | Alastair Thompson

We’ve now got the final results of the 2023 election – and the picture is much as expected. National has lost 2 seats - as expected, and not enough to create a problem with formation. Te Pati Maori has gained 2 seats – a stunning victory – ... More >>

EMA Welcomes Release Of Final Election Results; Urges Parties To Move Quickly To Finalise Governing Arrangements

Friday, 3 November 2023, 2:12 pm | EMA

The EMA today congratulated the successful candidates in the 2023 general election and urged the three parties likely to form the new government to move with urgency to finalise governing arrangements. EMA Chief Executive Brett O’Riley says now ... More >>

Keep NZ First Out Of Fishing And Ocean Portfolios, Urges Greenpeace

Friday, 3 November 2023, 2:06 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace is urging the National Party to keep New Zealand First out of any oceans or fisheries portfolios - citing previous examples of Winston Peters’ party pandering to fishing industry interests and blocking much-needed ocean protection. With the ... More >>

Only One In Ten Principals Feel Their Workload Is Manageable - NZCER

Friday, 3 November 2023, 10:49 am | NZCER

Despite the majority enjoying their role and feeling supported by staff, only 9% of secondary school principals view their workload as manageable. The finding comes from the latest National Survey of Secondary Schools report from NZCER, focusing ... More >>

World Tsunami Awareness Day Reminds Us To Get Prepared

Friday, 3 November 2023, 10:06 am | Earthquake Commission

Tsunami are a powerful force of nature and a real risk we face here in New Zealand. The good news, says Sarah-Jayne McCurrach, Head of Risk Reduction and Resilience for Toka Tū Ake EQC, is that we often have some warning before they arrive, and ... More >>

No Longer Tomorrow’s Problem: How The Reserve Bank Is Working With Its Stakeholders To Respond To Climate Change

Friday, 3 November 2023, 8:45 am | Reserve Bank

This morning Reserve Bank of New Zealand Governor, Adrian Orr, delivered a keynote speech at the Chapter Zero Breakfast in Auckland. Titled: No longer tomorrow’s problem: How the Reserve Bank is working with its stakeholders to respond to Climate ... More >>

Election And Market Analysis: One Day Out From Final Election Result

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 4:08 pm | One Plus One

Tina's commentary: "The initial election result did pop the New Zealand dollar at the market open on the following Monday, but it was short-lived as the domestic economic outlook and global factors had a greater impact on the dollar’s trajectory. ... More >>

Tory, Put Down The Pen: Majority Of Wellingtonians Want To Pause LGWM – Opinion Poll

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 2:53 pm | Curia Market Research

A new Curia poll shows only 21% of Wellingtonians want the WCC to sign a contract for the Let’s Get Wellington Moving project before the new Government takes office. There was consensus among supporters of all parties that it would be unethical for ... More >>

Make It 16 Launches Petition Calling On The New Government To Keep The Voting Age Bill Alive

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 2:04 pm | Make It 16

Make It 16 has just launched its “Don’t Kill the Bill” petition, calling on the new National-Led Government not to drop the Electoral (Lowering Voting Age for Local Elections and Polls) Amendment Bill, which would lower the voting age for local ... More >>

CAPHRA Calls For WHO And FCTC To Support UN's Stand On Harm Reduction As A Human Right

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 1:59 pm | CAPHRA

The Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) has today raised serious concerns about the lack of transparency and openness in the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) ... More >>

Bureaucracy Bloat Continues – Managers Growing Three Times As Fast As Frontline Staff

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 1:53 pm | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers' Union is reiterating it's earlier calls for the need to slash the size of the Public Service following newly released workforce data from the Public Service Commission showing the number of public servants at its highest ever number ... More >>

NZAS Compiles Briefing For The Incoming Minister Of RSI

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 1:00 pm | New Zealand Association of Scientists

The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS) is releasing a Briefing for the Incomimg Minister of Research, Science and Innovation (RSI). NZAS Co-President Troy Baisden says “Crucial decisions will be needed quickly to rebuild our RSI system ... More >>

Fatal Shooting Of Mr Fakalago In Newlands Justified

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 11:20 am | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that two officers were justified in their decision to shoot at Mr Fakalago to save a woman’s life in Newlands on 7 June 2022. Police went to the address after receiving calls that a man had beaten ... More >>

Cloak-and-Dagger Council Still Evading Public Scrutiny

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 10:42 am | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Commenting on Tory Whanau’s secret meetings with the US owners of Reading cinema which resulted in $32 million of ratepayers’ money being pledged to buying the land on which the building sits, Taxpayers’ Union Policy Adviser, James Ross, said: ... More >>

Latest Defence Accommodation Rent Increases Unfortunate According To RSA

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 10:17 am | Returned Services Association

The RSA believes Wednesday’s announcement from the New Zealand Defence Force that they are increasing rental charges for Defence Housing and Barracks by 17%, is a further erosion of conditions of service for those who serve. The increased changes ... More >>

Fish & Game Sets Out Hunting And Fishing Manifesto For New Government

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 9:53 am | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game New Zealand has outlined a series of priorities for the new Government to consider as part of a hunting and fishing manifesto. “Our vision is a New Zealand where freshwater habitats and species flourish, where hunting and ... More >>

Government Urged To Delay Prescription Fees Launch

Thursday, 2 November 2023, 9:18 am | Mangawhai Pharmacy

Pharmacists are calling on the National party to keep prescriptions free for everyone during the current Cost-of-Living crisis, urging them to delay their planned targeted relaunch of the "patient copayment" prescription fee. "Even people ... More >>

Luxon’s Threat To Roll Back Climate Action At Odds With Emissions Targets

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 3:49 pm | Greenpeace New Zealand

Greenpeace Aotearoa is calling on Prime Minister-elect Christopher Luxon to commit to real climate action, as reports reveal New Zealand is now at risk of not meeting its Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets. "It’s not enough for New ... More >>

Censorship Doesn’t Work: National's Policy To Ban Patches Is Counterproductive

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 2:12 pm | Free Speech Union

National’s policy to ban gang patches in public will cause more harm than good. It won’t protect those who are victims of gang violence and crime, and will push gangs further underground to fester. It’s a bad policy and will be counterproductive, ... More >>

Adrian Orr’s Priorities Demonstrate He Is No Longer Fit For The Job

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 2:10 pm | Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) Governor, Adrian Orr, to resign or be sacked following revelations of yet another engagement focused on issues completely outside of his responsibility of price stability. Orr’s ... More >>

Unemployment Rise No Surprise As Economic Slowdown Starts To Bite

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 11:25 am | EMA

The EMA says news that unemployment continues to rise comes as no surprise given the conversations it has been having with its members, who are feeling the impact of a slowing economy. The latest numbers released by Stats NZ today show that unemployment ... More >>

Unions Welcome A New Model For Employing Staff In The Water Sector

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 10:47 am | PSA

Members of AWUNZ, E tū, and the PSA have endorsed a multi-union, multi-employer collective agreement that will help improve water services, overcome critical staff shortages, and ensure decent workplaces for everyone working in the industry. "This ... More >>

Unemployment Rate At 3.9 Percent

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 10:45 am | Statistics New Zealand

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.9 percent in the September 2023 quarter, compared with 3.6 percent last quarter, according to figures released by Stats NZ today. “The unemployment rate increased over the past year, up from 3.2 ... More >>

Prioritise Animal Welfare Over Entertainment This Guy Fawkes’ Weekend - NZVA

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 10:42 am | New Zealand Veterinary Association

The public sale of fireworks is again being called into question as veterinarians, animal welfare organisations, and pet owners brace for the impact of fireworks displays this week. The New Zealand Veterinary Association (NZVA) is advocating for a ban ... More >>

Dunne's Weekly: It Is Volunteers Who Primarily Respond To Disasters

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 9:20 am | Peter Dunne

This coming weekend the Annual General Meeting and Conference of the United Fire Brigades Association will take place in Wellington. It will be the largest such gathering in the organisation's 145-year history, with more than 600 delegates and observers ... More >>

New Chief Children’s Commissioner Dedicated To Making Real Change

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 8:53 am | Children and Young Peoples Commission

Dr Claire Achmad is Aotearoa New Zealand’s new Chief Children’s Commissioner, leading Mana Mokopuna - Children and Young People’s Commission. <img src="" width="480" height="720"> She takes over the role today ... More >>

Preserving The Integrity Of Te Tiriti: Why A Referendum Is Not The Solution

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 8:49 am | D C Harding

In a bold move, David Seymour of the Act Party has called for a referendum on the Principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, specifically Partnership, Participation, and Protection as defined by the New Zealand Courts and The Treaty of Waitangi Tribunal. ... More >>

Habitat Celebrates 30 Years Of Delivering Decent Housing – But Much More To Do

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 8:45 am | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand is celebrating 30 years of building homes, communities and hope in Aotearoa and the Pacific, however it also recognises there is still a lot more that needs to be done to achieve its vision of a world where everyone has ... More >>

Reporting On The Public Sector’s Performance In Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 2:36 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

We have published a commentary on how the public sector reports on its performance in Auckland. Given Auckland’s significance, and the scale of the public services that central and local government organisations deliver there, we wanted to understand ... More >>

NZCTU Calls On Supie Investors To Pay Up

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 2:18 pm | NZCTU

The New Zealand Council of Trade Unions is calling on investors in Supie to do the right thing and pay the company’s workers the money they are owed. Workers at Supie were reportedly advised yesterday that the company had gone into voluntary administration ... More >>

Freedom Of Expression Protects Right To Burn Israeli Flag

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 2:13 pm | Free Speech Union

At recent protests in Auckland denouncing conflict in the Middle East, protestors burned an Israeli flag. This action has been met with some condemnation, and several Police complaints have been laid. The Free Speech Union insists that this action ... More >>

SPCA Calls On Public To Ditch Fireworks This Guy Fawkes

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 10:50 am | SPCA

After years of inaction from lawmakers to ban the private sale and use of fireworks, SPCA is calling on New Zealanders to take a stand for animal welfare by refusing to purchase and light fireworks this Guy Fawkes. Every year, SPCA receives dozens ... More >>

Parihaka Day Events Focus On Peace And Resilience In Whakatū

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 10:37 am | Whakatu Parihaka Peace Network Connection

The focus of Parihaka Day events on Sunday November 5th in Whakatū Nelson is maungārongo, manawanui and manawaroa - peace and resilience. Whakatū Parihaka Peace Network Connection and the Quakers in Nelson are remembering Parihaka Day and honouring ngā tāngata ... More >>

Abuse In Care Inquiry: Archives NZ Seeks Feedback On Care Records

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:49 am | Department Of Internal Affairs

To protect the rights of those with experience of State care and non-state care organisations (including faith-based) and help them understand their life stories, Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga Archives New Zealand (Te Rua Mahara) wants input ... More >>

SkyCity Warns Kiwis About Scam Online Gambling Sites

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:30 am | Sky City

New Zealanders should take care when using online gaming websites and apps. SkyCity today warned New Zealanders about the dangers of fraudulent online gambling sites that attempt to lure consumers by mimicking SkyCity’s name, logo and look. “In ... More >>

Public Meeting In Wellington: Stop Israel’s Genocide Against GazaBy The Socialist Equality Group

Tuesday, 31 October 2023, 9:07 am | 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. The meeting will be on ... More >>

Exporters Urged to Speak Up Over Risks of National's Biotechnology Policy

Monday, 30 October 2023, 9:03 pm | GE Free NZ

The National Party announced the policy early in the election proposing harmonisation of international policies. This would allow any new genetic technology (GE) product approved by two of the 38 member intergovernmental organisation, Organisation for ... More >>




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