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"No bias against Middle East and African refugees": Minister

Monday, 25 November 2019, 11:31 am | RNZ

The Immigration Minister is defending a move to reject a United Nations request for a greater increase in the number of African and Middle Eastern refugees. More >>

Gordon Campbell on restoring prisoners' right to vote

Monday, 25 November 2019, 10:56 am | Gordon Campbell

The coalition government still seems unable (or unwilling) to respond in any meaningful way to the Welfare Export Advisory Group report... On another front though, the government has now done the right thing, and has partially restored the right of prisoners to ... More >>

Cyclone Rita to pass east of Vanuatu

Monday, 25 November 2019, 10:19 am | RNZ

The South Pacific cyclone season's first storm has formed with the system between Solomon Islands and Vanuatu being named Rita. More >>

Protesters remain in OMV oil ship to protest emissions

Monday, 25 November 2019, 10:14 am | RNZ

Twenty protesters who stormed an oil company's support ship in Timaru yesterday, are still refusing to leave after spending the night on board. More >>

Auckland trains cancelled after truck hits rail overbridge

Monday, 25 November 2019, 9:57 am | RNZ

All Auckland trains on the Western line are currently cancelled or delayed after a truck hit a rail overbridge. More >>

Shaw pushed for early inclusion of agriculture and lost

Sunday, 24 November 2019, 3:48 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Climate Change Minister James Shaw was pushing ministerial colleagues into the earlier inclusion of agriculture’s biological methane issues, but lost the debate at a Cabinet committee meeting. More >>

Resource Management Review paper sets out issues

Sunday, 24 November 2019, 3:34 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

First published in Energy and Environment on November 14, 2019. The Resource Management Review Panel has released its option papers which covers in broad brush strokes many complex issues. More >>

Climate change and the Australian bush fires

Saturday, 23 November 2019, 3:52 pm | Lynley Tulloch

The devastating bush fires in New South Wales and Queensland Australia are a catastrophe that has far reaching consequences – for people and animals. Bush fires are a regular seasonal occurrence in Australia. But what is unique about these latest bush fires ... More >>

The limits of Spark's 600GB fixed wireless promise

Friday, 22 November 2019, 4:02 pm | Digitl

Writing at the NZ Herald, Chris Keall reports on Spark increasing the data cap on fixed wireless plans to 600GB . Spark only offers 600GB in Auckland where there are usually better broadband options. The company isn't so generous out in the sticks ... More >>

What Hyperfibre says about fixed-line broadband

Friday, 22 November 2019, 3:41 pm | Digitl

Early next year Chorus will start rolling out Hyperfibre, that is faster fibre services of up to 4Gbps . Forget whether you might need that speed today and focus instead on what it says about fibre broadband. More >>

The more things change the more they remain the same…

Friday, 22 November 2019, 2:31 pm | Aaron Martin

Changes were recently announced to make provision for culturally arranged marriages. But these new policies leave even more gaps in the logic of how this visa category will be applied. Immigration law expert Aaron Martin reviews the new visa criteria ... More >>

Through the Yellow Looking Glass: Australia’s China Wars

Friday, 22 November 2019, 1:44 pm | Binoy Kampmark

This year, China as Intimidating Monster has become the popular motif in Canberra circles. Australian government members Andrew Hastie and Senator James Paterson have become vigorous moral, if hollow enthusiasts. Their criticism of China has led to ... More >>

Deebot Ozmo 900: lovable robot vacuum cleaner

Friday, 22 November 2019, 12:50 pm | Digitl

Bill Bennett writes: My first inclination was to turn down the offer to review Deebot Ozmo 90, a robot vacuum cleaner and mopper. At the time I was too busy. Jo overhead the phone conversation and told me to call back - she was keen. So keen I left her ... More >>

Huawei Watch GT 2: A short take

Friday, 22 November 2019, 12:46 pm | Digitl

The Huawei Watch GT 2 looks OK, has great battery life, is waterproof and has a slew of health features, but it can't run third-party apps. More >>

Wahine Hoiho: Celebrating Sylvia Durrant

Friday, 22 November 2019, 10:58 am | Todd Henry

Until recently, 85-year-old Sylvia Durrant spent virtually every waking hour of her day caring for sick and injured penguins and other birds at her home on Auckland’s North Shore. More >>

NZ unscathed by US-China trade war, but...

Friday, 22 November 2019, 10:43 am | The Conversation

NZ remains unscathed by US-China trade war, but that's no reason for complacency More >>

Bitter, Joyless Told-You-Sos: Notes From

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 5:37 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Real change won't come until people rise up. People won't rise up as long as they're successfully propagandized. People will remain successfully propagandized until they evolve minds which can't be manipulated. Our world will change when our relationship ... More >>

Call for inquiry into Pharmac's epilepsy drug switch

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 5:31 pm | RNZ

The Health and Disability Commissioner wants answers from Pharmac and a national MP is calling for an inquiry, after four people died following and epilepsy drug brand switch. More >>

Cook Islands 'anti-gay' bill needs review

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 3:39 pm | RNZ

The Cook Islands opposition Democratic Party is calling for a special meeting of the Crimes Bill Select Committee. More >>

Accessiblity criticism for Parliament's new playground

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 12:46 pm | RNZ

A new playground which opened on the front lawn of Parliament yesterday is a missed opportunity because it does not cater to all children, disability advocates say. More >>

Fresh New Zealand First Foundation revelations

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 11:42 am | RNZ

Following allegations that New Zealand First has been using a foundation to hide donations, the media outlet Stuff, is reporting that the foundation has received more than 500-thousand dollars in donations, with some donors believing they were ... More >>

Abuse inquiry: Survivor rejects Church leader's 'minimising'

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 10:34 am | RNZ

A Catholic leader newly appointed to the church's liaison group to the royal commission is accused of telling a survivor the priest who abused her had been "healing his sexuality". More >>

Nine sunscreen brands fail protection tests - Consumer NZ

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 10:18 am | RNZ

The Cancer Society is being asked to recall all batches of one of its sunblocks because it doesn't give people the protection claimed on the label. More >>

Will a new suicide plan bring down the numbers?

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:59 am | RNZ

The new boss of the Suicide Prevention Office has a big job ahead of her: turning around New Zealand’s alarming suicide rate. More >>

Why aren't today's protests leading to revolutions?

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 9:56 am | The Conversation

We live in a world of upheaval. So why aren't today's protests leading to revolutions? More >>

Disputed bus crash report listed faults in company's systems

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 5:00 pm | RNZ

A newly-released WorkSafe report into a bus crash that killed three people in 2016 showed investigators identified weaknesses in the bus firm's maintenance systems. More >>

Assange Is Safely Locked Up, Sweden Drops “Investigation"

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 4:27 pm | Caitlin Johnstone

Now that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is safely locked up in Belmarsh prison awaiting a US extradition hearing, Sweden has, for a third time , dropped its rape investigation. More >>

Armed patrols throughout Hawke's Bay, police reveal

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 4:13 pm | RNZ

Armed officers have been patrolling throughout Hawke's Bay since a spate of gang-related incidents in Napier on Sunday, police have revealed. More >>

Stephen Colbert in NZ: Jacinda Ardern, Lorde and BBQs

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 3:41 pm | RNZ

Stephen Colbert's series on his taxpayer-funded visit to New Zealand has launched on The Late Show . More >>

Dropped Investigations: Julian Assange, Sex and Sweden

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 3:38 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Sex, the late Gore Vidal astutely observed, is politics, and not merely from the vantage point of those who wish to police it. In the case of whistleblowers, claims of aberrant, unlawful sex serves the purpose of diminishing credibility, tarring ... More >>

Response to Trump and West Bank Settlements

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 2:21 pm | Tikkun

On Monday, Nov. 18, the Trump Administration announced that the US would no longer consider Israeli settlement activity in the West Bank illegal, despite decades of US statements insisting that it was in fact illegal. More >>

Gordon Campbell on compensation for Afghan casualties

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 11:38 am | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on why New Zealand should be compensating the Afghan civilian casualties on its old firing range First published on Werewolf More >>

Banned firearms: 'There's effectively a permanent amnesty'

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 9:56 am | RNZ

The firearms buy-back comes to an end a month from today, but the police say the amnesty for returning banned guns will continue into next year and beyond. More >>

North gears up for Treaty grounds royal visit

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 9:38 am | RNZ

Preparations are under way at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds for the historic visit today by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. More >>

MPs scrap ban on use of Parliament TV footage

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 9:25 am | RNZ

MPs have agreed to suspend a rule banning the use of official Parliament TV footage for political advertising. More >>

NZDF agrees deal to clear deadly Afghan firing ranges

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 11:14 am | RNZ

The Defence Force has agreed a deal to clear unexploded ordnance in Afghanistan after revelations seven children were killed by unexploded devices left there. More >>

Medical ethics boss urges charity to destroy suicide letters

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 10:46 am | RNZ

The head of a Ministry of Health ethics committee is calling for the immediate destruction of hundreds of suicide notes submitted to a study backed by comedian Mike King's Key to Life mental health charity. More >>

More than 50 med students to be denied graduation after rort

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 10:40 am | RNZ

More than 50 University of Otago final year medical students will be prevented from graduating following an overseas placement rort. More >>

Tornado carves out 'a swathe of damage' through Christchurch

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 9:41 am | RNZ

An eyewitness said she saw large debris swirling around the sky like paper as a tornado hit Christchurch, injuring two people when a store's roof collapsed. More >>

NZ First-linked company applied for $15m govt loan

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 9:27 am | RNZ

A forestry company with close links to New Zealand First has revealed it applied for a $15 million loan from the Provincial Growth Fund, which is overseen by NZ First minister Shane Jones. More >>

Ihumātao: Crown considers loan for council to buy land

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 9:21 am | RNZ

Discussions are under way for Auckland Council to buy the disputed Ihumātao land in a bid to break the three-year deadlock. More >>

Letting the Side Down: Prince Andrew

Monday, 18 November 2019, 6:52 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The choking cloud of Jeffrey Epstein’s paedophilic legacy has been floating over the Atlantic for some time. It does its best (or worst) in matters of US and British celebrity, warts and all. It has not, for instance, exempted the British Royal Family, ... More >>

PM's Post-Cab 18/11/19: Donations and Unexploded Bombs

Monday, 18 November 2019, 5:40 pm | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister of Education Chris Hipkins to announce that 1563 of 1745 eligible schools had opted in next year for the Government's voluntary scheme giving extra funding to schools which undertake not to ask for donations. ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on Labour’s age problem, and the Port Hills

Monday, 18 November 2019, 12:22 pm | Gordon Campbell

Labour has been steadily improving its gender balance to the point where there are now 21 women in its caucus out of 46 MPs in all, just below 46%. Yet Labour has been just as steadily losing the generational battle to the Greens. Currently Kieran McAnulty ... More >>

West Coasters rally against environmental policies

Monday, 18 November 2019, 11:07 am | RNZ

West Coasters rally against 'one size fits all' environmental policies 5:26 pm on 17 November 2019 More >>

Visit takes royals from Waitangi to Christchurch

Monday, 18 November 2019, 10:56 am | RNZ

Domestic violence services, conservation and education are all on the list for the royal tour. More >>

Green MP Gareth Hughes to stand down at next election

Monday, 18 November 2019, 10:23 am | RNZ

Green Party MP Gareth Hughes will stand down from national politics at the next election. More >>

Freebuds 3: Huawei pays homage to AirPods

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 3:24 pm | Digitl

Huawei’s Freebuds 3 look distinct from Apple’s Airpods . Presumably they are different enough to avoid knock-off litigation. More >>

with Apple means privacy, security

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 1:57 pm | Digitl

At first sight sign-in with Apple looks like another attempt by a tech giant to collect user data. More >>

How Western Media Bias Allows Israel to Getaway with Murder

Sunday, 17 November 2019, 12:32 pm | Ramzy Baroud

How Western Media Bias Allows Israel to Getaway with Murder in Gaza By Ramzy Baroud An Israeli attack on Gaza was imminent, and not because of any provocations by Palestinian groups in the besieged, impoverished Gaza Strip. The Israeli military escalation ... More >>

Jacinda, THAT tweet, and Gaza

Saturday, 16 November 2019, 12:56 pm | Julie Webb-Pullman

The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MFAT) tweet on 12 November condemning rocket fire from Gaza while failing to condemn the Israeli extrajudicial assassinations and civilian killings that generated Islamic Jihad’s rocket-fire in defensive response, ... More >>

Partnership visa rules, time to get it right

Friday, 15 November 2019, 9:08 am | New Zealand Immigration Law

Immigration Law expert Aaron Martin comments on the recent backtrack from the immigration minister on partnership visa laws, he points out that there are other major flaws in the thinking around this visa category. More >>

Shane Jones echoes fascist gunman’s manifesto

Friday, 15 November 2019, 8:52 am | Socialist Equality Group

Shane Jones, a cabinet minister in Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour-led government, and a member of the right-wing NZ First Party, has used the government’s intensifying attacks on immigrants to echo the extreme-right positions espoused in the Christchurch ... More >>

MAINZ audio production course closure shocks students

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 3:48 pm | RNZ

Students on the audio engineering degree course that moulded Joel Little - producer of Lorde's Grammy award-winning hit 'Royals' - are fuming it has been closed without them even being told. More >>

Transmission Gully motorway project has technology concerns

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 3:35 pm | RNZ

One of the country's biggest motorway projects has been beset by critical problems with its technology for cameras and speed signs. More >>

Commission's official apology for quake claims botch-ups

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:15 pm | RNZ

The Earthquake Commission has offered a formal apology for its handling of quake claims in Canterbury. More >>

Auckland licensing trusts guilty of misleading public

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:09 pm | RNZ

West Auckland's alcohol licensing trusts have been found guilty of misleading the public in claiming that 47 percent of profits were given back to the community. More >>

Facebook removed millions of Chch mosque shooting posts

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 12:05 pm | RNZ

Facebook has taken down millions of images and articles worldwide depicting the Christchurch terror attacks, which killed 51 people. More >>

Why War Deaths Increase After Wars

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:58 am | David Swanson

One of the latest resources produced by people affiliated with the Costs of War Project is a book called War and Health: The Medical Consequences of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, edited by Catherine Lutz and Andrea Mazzarino. Its focus is on “indirect” ... More >>

Govt to consider new public broadcaster

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 11:44 am | RNZ

The fate of RNZ and TVNZ may soon be in the hands of Cabinet ministers, with a proposal to disestablish both broadcasters and create an entirely new public media entity. More >>


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