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Nicky Hager files proceedings in the Human Rights Review Tribunal

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Nicky Hager has filed a case against Westpac with the Human Rights Review Tribunal. This is yet another step in Mr Hager’s response to the unlawful search of his home and private information by Police. The Privacy Commissioner recently upheld Mr Hager’s complaint against Westpac for breaching his privacy. However, the Privacy Commissioner’s decision is […]

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Dunne’s latest announcement will make little difference to patients and is merely a smokescreen to hide the Government’s lack of action, says NORML

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

In a press release, Peter Dunne is trumpeting the fact that he’s written to medical organisations to share a list of overseas cannabis products and tell doctors to consider cannabis products with an “open mind”. Ironically, the content of his message to doctors shows the ones with the most closed minds on the topic reside […]

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Decision day for Glen Innes tenant fighting eviction

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Elderly tenant Niki Rauti is expecting a decision from the Tenancy Tribunal today which will determine whether she can stay in her home of 21 years. If the decision grants a possession order to Tāmaki Regeneration Ltd., Niki will be filing for an appeal of the hearing to the District Court. Niki will also be […]

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Amnesty International Report 2016/17: The State of the World’s Human Rights

By   /  February 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  7 Comments

‘Politics of demonisation’ breeding division and fear Today Amnesty International releases its yearly report, The State of the World’s Human Rights, which delivers a comprehensive analysis of human rights across 159 countries, including New Zealand. The global picture highlights politicians wielding a toxic, dehumanising “us vs them” rhetoric, creating a more divided and dangerous world. […]

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Fun Police fail to Crop TOP

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

The Electoral Commission has this afternoon cleared The Opportunities Party (TOP) of any wrong doing in their campaign for the Mt Albert by-election after failing to uphold a complaint by David Seymour of ACT. Mr Seymour had complained that TOP was using a sign-written van to influence voters by offering them rides. TOP’s candidate, Geoff […]

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E tū – 2020 Vision?

By   /  February 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

E tū, the union which covers contract cleaners, security guards, and catering and hospitality workers today welcomed the increase in the Living Wage to $20.20 an hour. Campaign Lead Organiser for E tū, Mat Danaher says, “This will be a welcome increase for some of our members at a time when prices are rising.” According […]

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Mt Albert By-Election Transport Debate – PTUA

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Public Transport Users Association is organising the main public debate of the Mt Albert by- election this Wednesday night. The focus is Auckland’s transport problems. Auckland is struggling to cope with transport related issues: 50 % of ratepayers funds are allocated to transport and lost productivity to local businesses is estimated at $1.55 billion […]

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Burger King worker assaulted by management for monitoring kitchen temperature – Unite Union

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  5 Comments

An 18 year old Burger King employee was assaulted by management on Sunday the 19th of February for monitoring temperature levels in an overheated and understaffed Burger King restaurant on Lincoln Road in West Auckland. Workers had been forced to work in 33 degree heat and been refused rest breaks for up to five hours […]

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Decision for tenant fighting eviction reserved until end of week – Tamaki Housing

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

This mornings hearing in the Tenancy Tribunal has resulted in a reserved decision “until the end of the week”. The hearing today was one where Tāmaki Regeneration Ltd sought a Possession Order of Ioela (Niki) Rauti’s home, 14 Taniwha St Glen Innes. Ms Rauti and her representatives made two submissions, both based on the question […]

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$20.20 is the 2017 Living Wage rate

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The official 2017 New Zealand Living Wage is $20.20. The 40 cent increase will come into effect on 1 July 2017. The Living Wage is defined as: The income necessary to provide workers and their families with the basic necessities of life. A Living Wage will enable workers to live with dignity and to participate […]

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People to occupy elderly tenant’s house as court date determines her fate – Tāmaki Housing Group

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

Ioela ‘Niki’ Rauti and her supporters will start another occupation of her home at 14 Taniwha Street, Glen Innes today at 10:30am to stop her eviction. Niki will appear in the Tenancy Tribunal at 9:00am where the Tāmaki Redevelopment Company will be attempting the acquisition of a possession order. This will give bailiffs and police […]

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Maori Party statement on working with MANA Movement

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Māori Party and Mana Party have signed a historic agreement today to unite Māori politically. Māori Party president Tukoroirangi Morgan said the kawenata or agreement was a huge step forward for Māori in the lead up to the general elections. “Today is an important day for the Māori nation because today is when the […]

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MANA Movement statement on working with Maori Party

By   /  February 21, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

“Been a long time coming, but it’s what the people have been calling for” said Lisa McNab, MANA President about the agreement that will see MANA and the Maori Party carry a strong mandate to win all seven Maori seats. “Standing against one another only lets the party that stole our foreshore and seabed, steal […]

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Media Statement From Dotcom Legal Team

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  5 Comments

This case is no longer the “largest criminal copyright case”, 1 at least as far as New Zealand is concerned. As we have said all along, there is no such offence under our Copyright Act. We were right. However, this afternoon the High Court judgment 2 was issued and, ultimately, although it concluded we are […]

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Privacy Commissioner finds Westpac breached Nicky Hager’s privacy

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Nicky Hager’s complaint against Westpac has been upheld by the Privacy Commissioner. The Privacy Commissioner found that Westpac had breached Mr Hager’s privacy by releasing his personal information to the Police without a warrant. This is part of the continuing fallout from the Police’s unlawful raid on Mr Hager’s home in 2014. Mr Hager believes […]

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ALRANZ Poll Shows NZ is Pro-Choice

By   /  February 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

A majority of New Zealanders support abortion on request, proving our outdated laws need urgent reform, ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa says. The poll, conducted by Curia Market Research Limited, asked respondents whether abortion should be legal in a range of circumstances – from medical emergency threatening the mother’s life, to a desire not to have […]

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