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Easter trading has Aucklanders worried – retail workers’ union

By   /  March 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

  Easter trading has Aucklanders worried – retail workers’ union A union representing thousands of working people in retail says Auckland Council’s decision to consult on possible Easter trading changes is putting retail workers offside. “People working in retail are only guaranteed three and half days off work each year. People want to see that […]

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Time for National to stop putting the brakes on light rail – Phil Twyford

By   /  March 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Aucklanders can’t wait 30 years for light rail to the airport. Labour will start building it as soon as possible, says Labour’s Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford. “The agreement between Auckland Transport and NZTA to build light rail from the CBD down Dominion Rd to Mt Roskill and on to the airport is welcome news. […]

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Jon Stephenson’s back story in Hit and Run revealed in academic’s book, Reporting from the Danger Zone.

By   /  March 25, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

After a member of the country’s Special Forces was killed during a raid in Afghanistan, Jon Stephenson, co-author of Hit and Run, sought to fact-check what he believed was propaganda disseminated by the New Zealand government. “They took the unusual step of talking about what had happened in some detail while providing their account of […]

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Pumpkin Patch a “damaged” brand while former staff remain unpaid – union

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

Pumpkin Patch a “damaged” brand while former staff remain unpaid – union The union representing former distribution centre staff at collapsed children’s retailer Pumpkin Patch is warning the Catch Group, the brand’s new buyer, that the brand’s reputation will be further damaged as former distribution centre and head office staff are yet to receive their […]

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Amnesty International says New Zealand Government can’t rely on the ISAF report into civilian casualties in Afghanistan

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

Amnesty International’s Grant Bayldon says the New Zealand Government must act now to swiftly launch an independent inquiry into allegations of civilian deaths in Afghanistan. Bayldon said today, “The New Zealand Government can’t rely on the veracity of the ISAF report as they’re currently doing. We have documented instances of ISAF reaching incorrect findings in their reports […]

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Oil conference delayed by hours after protesters blockade doors – The People’s Climate Rally

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Taranaki locals and people from across Aotearoa, New Zealand peacefully disrupted New Zealand’s annual Petroleum Conference from dawn this morning and blockaded all entrances into the building, shutting it down for hours. By midday, dozens of oil delegates attending the conference were still unable to enter the TSB Showplace in New Plymouth. The blockade was […]

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Amnesty International responds to ‘Hit & Run’ release

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

Following the release of Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson’s book ‘Hit & Run’, Grant Bayldon Executive Director of Amnesty International New Zealand released the following statement: “Based on the release of Hit & Run: The New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan and the meaning of honour, there appears to be evidence that New Zealand troops may […]

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NZDF Response To Book

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The New Zealand Defence Force stands by the statement it made dated 20 April 2011. As the 2011 statement says, following the operation, allegations of civilian casualties were made. These were investigated by a joint Afghan Ministry of Defence, Ministry of the Interior and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) assessment team, in accordance with ISAF […]

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No Pride in Prisons to present submission on ‘racist’ Oranga Tamariki Bill

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

On Wednesday, 22nd of March, members of No Pride in Prisons will present a submission at parliament on the Children, Young Persons and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation Bill. “Key clauses of this legislation are fundamentally racist and will result in Māori children being removed from their whānau,” says No Pride in Prisons Parliamentary Advocacy […]

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Press release from Nicky Hager

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

Author and investigative journalist Nicky Hager and war correspondent Jon Stephenson have teamed up, in a book released today, to tell the story of a dark and guilty secret of New Zealand’s recent history. The book is about what the New Zealand military – and especially the Special Air Service (SAS) – did in Afghanistan […]

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NZ’s first Anti Racism campaign reaches more than 2m people – Human Rights Commission

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

The Human Rights Commission’s That’s Us  anti-racism campaign has reached almost 2 million people (1.9 million) and engaged with more than 600,000 people since its launch on the 1st September 2016. That’s Us is New Zealand’s first nationwide, anti-racism campaign with its first stage focused on sharing the stories of everyday Kiwis. Stand up to […]

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Workers described as “pimple on a pumpkin” return to work

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

  Workers described as “pimple on a pumpkin” return to work BNT (Brakes and Transmission), the Australian-owned car parts supplier, is struggling to get products to the market after workers at its Auckland distribution centre walked off the job for the fifth time on Friday. The fifth strike, ending today, comes a month after the […]

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Support for UCAN NZ Health Charter – Child Poverty Action Group

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

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) supports and endorses the Health Charter by the United Communities Action Network New Zealand (UCAN) that says “everyone deserves the right to health”. UCAN, an organisation formed four years ago, believes that the right to health is, “being denied to many in Aotearoa-New Zealand, through poor access to health services, […]

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Elderly Tāmaki tenant continues her struggle despite all odds

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

Ioela (Niki) Rauti who has been fighting her eviction has vowed to keep the fight against the gentrification and privatisation of her community as she is declined a re-hearing. Last night Niki’s application for a re-hearing was declined. This means Niki’s stay of proceeding that was protecting her from bailiffs and police coming in has […]

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CAFCA LAUNCHES AOTEAROA INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT

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

The advent of Donald Trump in the US provides an unprecedented opportunity to take a good, hard look at Aotearoa’s place in the world. And to ask the question – why are we still a loyal member of the American Empire? As the old saying goes, you are judged by the company you keep. CAFCA […]

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E tū urges change to tax on redundancy pay

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

E tū says if the government wants to help the Cadbury workers who have lost their jobs, they should abolish tax on redundancy pay. The Prime Minister, Bill English has said he is hoping for “as good an outcome” as workers can get, “…maybe in the form of a redundancy payment…”. Neville Donaldson, E tū […]

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