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Peace actions continue amid concern about police tactics – Peace Action Wellington

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Peaceful protests against the weapons industry continued today with a walking tour and picnic. The walking tour showed Wellingtonians the arms dealers on their doorstep. Protesters visited six local weapons companies today, including Broadspectrum, who operate illegal Australian offshore detention camps for refugees, and Rolls Royce, whose engines power 25% of military aircraft in the […]

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Commissioner uses final speech to urge Climate Change Act – Environment Commissioner

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

In her final week as Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright will call on the incoming Parliament to make passing a Climate Change Act a top priority. “We will soon have a new Parliament, and regardless of its makeup, it is my firm hope that MPs of all parties will come together to […]

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Wednesday 11th October 2017

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  6 Comments

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Amazing day of peace action disrupts Weapons Expo – Peace Action Wellington

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  5 Comments

“It has been an amazing day of peace action in Wellington where hundreds of people successfully blockaded the entrance to the Westpac Stadium. Weapons Expo delegates were prevented from getting inside for most of the day,” said Jessie Dennis from Peace Action Wellington. 15 people were arrested for minor offences in upholding the non-violent blockade, […]

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New World topples under pressure to Ban the Bag – Greenpeace

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

“A victory for people power”: New World topples under pressure to Ban the Bag Tuesday, October 10: Greenpeace is welcoming New World’s announcement this morning that it will phase out single-use plastic bags by the end of 2018. Plastics campaigner, Elena Di Palma, says the decision reflects the power that people have to influence big […]

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Parents’ plea: Don’t let any more of our kids die – PSA

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Parents who lost their 15-year-old daughter to suicide two months ago delivered a 30,000-strong petition to Parliament today to mark World Mental Health Day. Hana Reedy and Api Nasedra presented a photo of their daughter Ariana, framed by the names of the thousands of New Zealanders calling for an inquiry into mental health. Mrs Reedy’s […]

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Lack of financial support and tertiary enrolment decline – NZUSA

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) says that financial support is failing to meet the rising costs of being a student, amid tertiary enrolments reaching its lowest point in more than a decade. Ministry of Education figures show that there were 353,000 enrolments in 2016, down from 423,000 in 2009. While part of […]

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Green candidate part of anti-nuclear campaign awarded Nobel

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Green Party congratulates the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), a global coalition of NGOs that has been awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee recognised ICAN for its work to achieve the international treaty to ban nuclear weapons, which opened for signature at the United Nations in September. The Green […]

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CTU: Special votes confirm mood for change

By   /  October 10, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Special votes confirm mood for change Working New Zealanders today welcomed the news that special votes in the General Election had reinforced the mandate for a change of Government. NZCTU President Richard Wagstaff said “It’s no surprise to me that the Labour Party and the Green Party have picked up an extra seat each from […]

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New Zealand 2017 General Election – Official Results – Electoral Commission

By   /  October 10, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

New Zealand 2017 General Election – Official Results The Electoral Commission has declared the official results for the 2017 General Election. Main points: • The number of seats in Parliament will be 120. • The National Party has 56 seats compared with 58 on election night. • The Labour Party has 46 seats compared with […]

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Open letter to Waikato DHB Member to Chair regarding handling of CEO’s expenses

By   /  October 10, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

I am concerned at your reported comments in the media – particularly those in the Waikato Times –  where you are reported to have stated that you “have the full confidence of the Board”, in relation to the issues arising from the CEO’s expenses, As this issue was not raised with the full Board, there is no basis for you saying this, and it is not accurate.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 10th October 2017

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Hi, I’m a spritely 72 year old who enjoys cigarettes, single malt whiskey and macro economic nationalism. I enjoy walks along the beach (while smoking), whiskey Pina Colada’s and getting caught in the rain (while smoking and drinking whiskey).

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Monday 9th October 2017

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Sunday 8th October 2017

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 7th October 2017

By   /  October 7, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  20 Comments

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