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Animal advocates unveil ‘dog rodeo’ campaign – SAFE

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

Labour weekend, the start of the New Zealand rodeo season, will see calves, horses and bulls subjected to stress and fear in the name of entertainment. To coincide with the season’s start, SAFE has unveiled striking billboards and a hard-hitting video, with confronting images depicting dogs being roped around their necks. Over the weekend, rodeos will […]

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NZMA policy on bullying adopted by World Medical Association

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

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) believes the medical profession must take a leadership role in condemning bullying and harassment, says NZMA Deputy Chair Prof Harvey White. “We are delighted that, at its recent meeting in Chicago, the World Medical Association (WMA) adopted the policy we put forward last year. The WMA is now providing […]

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Remuneration for CEO of Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation – State Services Commissioner

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

Statement from State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, a Crown Entity operating as part of the State Services, has today publicly released information on its decision to increase the Chief Executive’s 2016/17 remuneration. Crown Entity boards make decisions on the remuneration of their Chief Executives. The State Services Commission provides […]

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Plastic bottle sea monsters take on Coca-Cola – Kiwi Bottle Drive

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

Sea monsters made out of plastic bottles and cans by children over the school holidays are being hand-delivered to Coca-Cola’s Auckland headquarters this afternoon, calling on the beverage giant to get serious about plastic waste. The sea monsters, created by children in a series of craft workshops, are being delivered by environmental organisation The Kiwi […]

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Kindness should be child’s play – SAFE launches interactive children’s game today

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Dismayed by the prevalence of animal cruelty in New Zealand, SAFE has created an exciting new game on its new Animal Squad website as a tool to help teach young people compassion and empathy. The game is timely, given the spate of animal cruelty reports in the media, including school-sanctioned possum hunts. SAFE aims to […]

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InsideOUT Advocates for LGBTQIA+ Youth Rights In Schools

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

National youth charity InsideOUT have released a new resource advocating for LGBTQIA+ young people’s legal rights at school. The resource, titled ‘Legal Rights At School: For Young People of Minority Sexualities and Genders’ is aimed at high-school students and was created in partnership with Wellington & Hutt Valley Community Law. InsideOUT’s new resource aims to […]

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Moana Jackson at campaign against solitary confinement – PAPA

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Prison abolitionist organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is launching its campaign against solitary confinement today in Auckland. The group’s aim is to have all forms of solitary confinement in prisons banned. “In our work with prisoners, our advocates have seen first-hand the destructive nature of solitary confinement. This disturbing practice must be ended immediately,” […]

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Broadcasting Standards Authority and Sean Plunket

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Statement from Sean Plunket In the interests of the smooth running of the Broadcasting Standards Authority I have chosen to resign my position as a member of the BSA Board. I wish the Board well in its important work in ensuring that the broadcast media in this country adhere to practices which do not harm […]

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Gynaecologists to Train on Live Sheep – NZAVS

By   /  October 17, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) are asking the organisers of an upcoming surgical workshop to reconsider using anaesthetised sheep. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) will be in Auckland in late October for their Annual Scientific Meeting – which includes a workshop for the development of gynaecological surgical […]

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Generation Zero calls on new parliament to take action

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

Generation Zero calls on new parliament to heed call of business leaders, take bold action on climate change Delegates attending the 10th Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference in Auckland passed a unanimous resolution yesterday supporting the concepts outlined in the Zero Carbon Act, proposed by youth climate change campaigners Generation Zero. Generation Zero […]

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Moana Jackson to speak out against solitary confinement – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

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

Prison abolitionist organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) is launching its campaign against solitary confinement this Saturday in Auckland. The group’s aim is to have all forms of solitary confinement in prisons banned. “In our work with prisoners, our advocates have seen first-hand the destructive nature of solitary confinement. This disturbing practice must be ended […]

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

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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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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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