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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 16th August 2018

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Palmy Peace Group to Oppose Weapons Expo – Peace Action Network

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

“Peace Action Manawatū will coordinate opposition to the annual NZ Defence Industry Association Forum due to come to Palmerston North in late October.” “This ‘Weapons Expo’ is a meeting of 500 of global armaments manufacturers and dealers. Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest arms dealer and a maker of nuclear weapons, has been the primary sponsor […]

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Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be solved – Child Poverty Action Group

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Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved Families going without food on a regular basis is dangerously on the verge of becoming normal in Aotearoa-New Zealand – and the problem doesn’t seem to be easing since recent tax credit and Accommodation Supplement increases. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that more […]

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Ngāti Hine walks from the Andrew Little hui

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“Two Ngāti Hine hapū speakers were denied speaking rights at a meeting hosted by the Minister of Treaty Negotiations Andrew Little on Sunday at Te Tii Mangonui” says Rowena Tana. Hapū speakers had prepared to represent the nine hapū of Ngāti Hine alongside other Te Takutai Moana (Bay of Islands) neighbours. However, due to the […]

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Freedom Camping – Enough is Enough! – Outdoors Party

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Local residents’ outrage at the volume of freedom campers and their waste has reached a point which can no longer be ignored by central and regional government, says the NZ Outdoors Party. Ahuriri Bridge and the Shotover delta are but two of hundreds of sites that have been inundated and despoiled by visitors. Co-Leader, David […]

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Average gender pay imbalance increasing, pay equity settlements need speeding up – CTU

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Council of Trade Unions Acting President Rachel Mackintosh said that updated figures out today from Statistics New Zealand show that women are still not being paid their worth and employers are not complying with current equal pay law. The latest average hourly gender pay imbalance is 13.9%, up from 13.1% in 2017.[1] The median hourly […]

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SAFE calling for farming industry to protect whistle-blowers – SAFE

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Animal advocacy group SAFE is calling for farming groups to develop whistle-blower programmes, after revelations workers are receiving death threats for reporting abuse. The comment was made by SAFE CEO, Debra Ashton, in a speech to industry figures and the Associate Minister of Agriculture, Hon Meka Whaitiri, at an MPI animal welfare forum in Wellington […]

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CTU celebrates settlement for education support workers – CTU

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The Council of Trade Unions today congratulated education support workers for achieving pay equity, with the signing of terms of settlement for workers who provide support to young children with additional learning needs. “Today’s settlement is huge affirmation of the work of these women. Their work has been undervalued for a very long time, and […]

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It’s time for teachers to shine – CTU

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Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that union members and officials around the country would be turning out to support NZEI Te Riu Roa industrial action to protect quality public education and the teaching profession. “Teachers and principals have been the last line of defence for our education system through a decade […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

Things Judith Collins knows nothing about

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 15th August 2018

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

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Who should pay for all the harm from alcohol? – Alcohol Action NZ

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The question of who should pay for all the harm from alcohol is the theme of a one-day conference being hosted by Alcohol Action NZ in partnership with SHORE & Whariki Research Centre, Massey University, at Te Papa, tomorrow Wednesday, 15th August. Eight keynote speakers will explore the range of alcohol-related harms impacting on New […]

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Māori Party rejects Labour MP’s blame game

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Māori Party is rejecting an explanation from Waiariki MP Tamati Coffey that the Pare Hauraki settlement was signed off by the previous government. “The record shows that former Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson said in Parliament in July 2018 that he would not sign a deal with the Hauraki Collective until all issues have […]

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Waikato bus drivers strike over unsafe work conditions – First Union

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Around 120 drivers from Hamilton, Otorohanga, and Te Awamutu will walk off the job tomorrow from 5:30am until midnight to show their frustration at low pay and bad work conditions. The drivers will gather for a picket outside the Hamilton Transport Centre from 7:30 am to 9:30 am and from 2:30 pm to 6 pm. […]

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Winston Peters and trade talks questioned – Amnesty International

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1500 people question why Winston Peters hasn’t spoken out against Saudi Arabia as NZ hosts trade talks Today Amnesty International delivered the voices of over 1500 people who took action urging Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, to speak out in support of more than a dozen women in Saudi Arabia who have been unjustly […]

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Government Urged to Review Glyphosate Based Herbicides – GE Free NZ

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

It is time to reevaluate the evidence and how Glyphosate Based Herbicides (GBH’s) are used in light of a ground breaking court case finding harm from the glyphosate based herbicide Roundup products. On 10 August 2018, the jury in San Francisco’s Superior Court of California found that Monsanto was liable to pay non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma sufferer, […]

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