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Sit-in occupation to stop Niki’s Eviction – Defend Glen Innes

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

On Tuesday 24 January, the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company hopes to issue a Possession Order for 14 Taniwha Street, Glen Innes. This will give them the ability to forcibly evict Ioela ‘Niki’ Rauti who has lived at 14 Taniwha Street for 21 years. To prevent bailiffs and police from evicting Niki on Tuesday, a sit-in by […]

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Costs of education to parents increased by Government freeze on education spending – NZEI

By   /  January 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Children will be the biggest losers if a Government freeze on education spending this year increases the costs of education to parents, NZEI Te Riu Roa warned today. New figures released today show parents face $38,000 for the cost of state school education for a child born in 2017, an increase of 15 percent since […]

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New oil exploration for NZ as 2016 officially declared hottest on record – Greenpeace

By   /  January 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

As 2016 is officially declared the hottest year ever recorded, the world’s largest seismic ship is searching for deep sea oil off New Zealand’s East Coast. This morning, two key global climate agencies, The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA, confirmed that 2016 was the hottest year on record, and according to scientific […]

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Waihopai Spybase Protest Saturday January 28th – CAFCA

By   /  January 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

People from all around New Zealand (and Australia) will be converging on the super-secret Waihopai satellite interception spybase, in Marlborough, on Saturday January 28th. We will be at the Waihopai spy base main gate at Waihopai Valley Road from 9.30 – 10.30 a.m. There will be speakers; information will be provided on the function of […]

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Government must prove their dodgy claims – Stand With Pike

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  7 Comments

If the Government wants to keep claiming it’s unsafe to re-enter the Pike River drift it should show some real proof and let it be properly tested, say families of the miners who died there. Anna Osborne, who lost her husband Milton in the disaster, says “Once again Nick Smith has trotted out safety as […]

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Emergency food grants rocketing under National – Labour Party

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

More and more Kiwis are going hungry under National with hardship grants for food jumping 14 per cent in the last year alone, says Labour Leader Andrew Little. “That’s a damning indictment of how Bill English’s government has let things get worse for those most vulnerable in our society. “Hardship Assistance Grants for food are […]

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It wasn’t all a waste of time – Green Party

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

A former Soldier, Forensic Human Service worker and Internet Party Candidate, now full time political hopeful, is currently in contention for the Green Party’s Dunedin North nomination for this coming election. With current leader and former candidate Metiria Turei not standing in Dunedin North this election Robert James Stewart, 36, is confident that he is […]

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Auckland locals to kick-off global movement – Women’s March

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Cindy Buell has been politically active most of her life. The first campaign she worked on was George McGovern’s run for US President in 1972. It was the first time she was old enough to vote. On 21 January this year, Buell, who moved from California to New Zealand in 2005, will march in Auckland […]

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New Zealand – first to vote, first to march – Women’s Global March

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Where better to begin the massive Women’s March Global movement than in the country to first give women the vote? At 10.30 am on Saturday 21 January, hundreds of marchers in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin will lead the world in the Women’s March Global movement. What will follow are 616 marches in all of […]

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Families back Pike River Bill – Stand with Pike River

By   /  January 19, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Pike River families are welcoming Andrew Little’s members’ bill to remove any legal barriers to safe re-entry of the Pike River drift to recover remains and evidence. Sonya Rockhouse, who lost her son Ben in the Pike River disaster, says the legislation gives the Government the chance to do the right thing by the 29 […]

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Commutation for Chelsea Manning is a long overdue positive step for human rights – Amnesty International

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

With less than a week left in his term, President Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning today. Manning had been serving a 35-year sentence in a maximum security prison after releasing information that pointed to potential crimes under international law and human rights violations by the U.S. military. “Chelsea Manning exposed serious abuses, and as […]

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Andrew Little to visit Pike River Today – Labour Party

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little will visit the Pike River families today from 11am. Mr Little has been involved with the Pike River families’ fight for justice since Day 1 when he was head of the EPMU. He was most recently at Pike River last year on the sixth anniversary of the disaster for a […]

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St John exhibit unhealthy coping strategy by ending bargaining – Health Sector Workers Network

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

St John are stopping bargaining with Ambulance workers from First Union. This is called avoidance and is an unhealthy coping mechanism. Using laws brought in under the current government, St John are using any mechanisms available to cope in a context of severe underfunding. They are running at a deficit and have to charge the […]

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Oxfam report reveals the scale of growing inequality – E Tu

By   /  January 18, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The latest Oxfam report on inequality has lent its support to a Living Wage for all working New Zealanders as well as a fairer tax system so the wealthy pay their fair share. The report details the rising fortunes of the wealthy, as well as the precarious financial position of many working New Zealanders. Among […]

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Elderly tenant and her supporters prepare for occupation to resist eviction – Tamaki Housing

By   /  January 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

Ioela ‘Niki’ Rauti and her supporters will be marching to occupy her home at 14 Taniwha Street, Glen Innes on Tuesday 17 January, 6:00pm to stop her eviction. “I am fighting this eviction because it’s better to live on your feet than die on your knees,” says Niki who is fighting her eviction. Niki is […]

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Inequality has Kiwi families living in garages – Salvation Army

By   /  January 16, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

Inequality is damaging New Zealand society, leaving families without access to affordable safe housing and with an inability to provide basic food and utilities, The Salvation Army says. Reacting to the OXFAM report citing the income of the two richest New Zealanders as equivalent to the total income of the poorest 30 per cent, the […]

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