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Federated Farmers should back local farmers

By   /  June 30, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Federated Farmers should back local farmers

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Federated Farmers should back local farmers Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Press Release Local councils need to represent their communities in the absence of government regulation. Federated Farmers is backing the wrong side with the decision to support Environment Minister Amy Adams’ intention to block local councils from […]

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About CPAG

By   /  June 30, 2013  /  CPAG Blogs  /  Comments Off on About CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group is an independent national charity working to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand through research, education and advocacy. CPAG was formed in 1994 out of deep concern for the rising level of poverty in New Zealand and its effects on children.

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Bank savers’ funds now vulnerable to ‘haircuts’

By   /  June 30, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Bank savers’ funds now vulnerable to ‘haircuts’

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Bank savers’ funds now vulnerable to ‘haircuts’ Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Press Release Small depositors in New Zealand don’t have any of the protection large bank investors are being given by National. A new Reserve Bank tool for managing bank failure comes into force today, meaning that, […]

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Bank savers’ funds now vulnerable to ‘haircuts’

By   /  June 30, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Bank savers’ funds now vulnerable to ‘haircuts’

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Bank savers’ funds now vulnerable to ‘haircuts’ Sunday, 30 Jun 2013 | Press Release Small depositors in New Zealand don’t have any of the protection large bank investors are being given by National. A new Reserve Bank tool for managing bank failure comes into force today, meaning that, […]

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Media Release: Kiwi property dream a nightmare for tenants

By   /  June 30, 2013  /  CPAG, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Media Release: Kiwi property dream a nightmare for tenants

Source: Child Poverty Action Group – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Media Release: Kiwi property dream a nightmare for tenants 30 June 2013 The largest-ever worldwide study linking damp housing to respiratory and allergy problems paints a grim picture for New Zealand children says Child Poverty Action Group spokesperson Associate Professor Nikki Turner. The study involved 46,000 […]

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Media Release: Kiwi property dream a nightmare for tenants

By   /  June 30, 2013  /  CPAG, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Media Release: Kiwi property dream a nightmare for tenants

The largest-ever worldwide study linking damp housing to respiratory and allergy problems paints a grim picture for New Zealand children says Child Poverty Action Group spokesperson Associate Professor Nikki Turner.

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The winners and losers from Ikaroa-Rawhiti

By   /  June 30, 2013  /  John Minto, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  6 Comments

Despite the win Labour continues its long slow decline which has been evident for several years now. Instead of revitalizing and rejuvenating itself with a move to the left after its 2008 election defeat the party stills clings fearfully to the same market-based, neo-liberal policies which have hammered so many of its natural supporters.

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National Standards: Vapours, Hot Air and Coercion

By   /  June 30, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Dianne Khan, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

Remember when Tomorrow’s Schools were brought in and David Lange promised “more parental and community involvement” to meet local conditions?  Well the locally elected community school board at Pembroke decided to opt out of National Standards.  They considered the issues, and with a large proportion of students who have English as a second language, they felt the standards would be harmful for their students and community.

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Green Party congratulates Meka Whaitiri on by-election win

By   /  June 29, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Green Party congratulates Meka Whaitiri on by-election win

“Congratulations to Meka on her win. I wish her the best of luck representing the people of Ikaroa-Rāwhiti,” said Green Party Ikaroa-Rāwhiti candidate Marama Davidson.

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BREAKING: Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election: Labour limp home

By   /  June 29, 2013  /  Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  13 Comments

Peter Dunne’s demise is symbolic of the death of the Political middle ground. 2014 will be decided by the radical edges of the political spectrum as inequality generates a hunger for something far more than is being offered by Labour or National. 2014 will be decided by either MANA or ACT/Conservative Party.

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Aotea Square Ice Rink + Competition

By   /  June 29, 2013  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Liberal Agenda  /  6 Comments

So on Thursday night I went Ice Skating at the pop-up Ice Rink in Aotea Square and had the most fun I’ve had in ages. Paradice Ice Skating have set the rink up and it’s open from now until the 11th August (Midday-10pm and from 10am on weekends and school holidays). The rink is covered […]

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Dispatch from Turkey

By   /  June 29, 2013  /  Michael Timmins, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  1 Comment

“For me, this “zombie democracy” also applies in New Zealand. While some commentators refer to the National Party’s mandate having won the last two elections, I start to think of accountability and question how accountable our parliamentarians actually are? “

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Nigella Lawson, GCSB, Christchurch re-build, and Malcolm Burgess on Campbell Live

By   /  June 29, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Frank Macskasy  /  5 Comments

If there’s any possible good that came out of this ghastly incident, it is that women (and a few men, perhaps) around the world have witnessed the stark reality that spousal abuse is not confined to just their lives. Even the rich and famous can be affected by this kind of violence.

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The Daily Blog Watch Friday 28 June

By   /  June 29, 2013  /  Media Watch, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  Comments Off on The Daily Blog Watch Friday 28 June

The Daily Blog Watch Friday 28 June

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And There’s Another Country: Thoughts inspired by Pasolini’s “Io so”

By   /  June 28, 2013  /  Chris Trotter, Setting The Agenda  /  7 Comments

It was an NZLP that was already in the process of turning into something else when I joined the Otago University Labour Club in 1977. But for just a little while, and maybe just as a tourist, I travelled through the clean and honest country of the NZLP before Lange and Douglas reduced it to rubble.

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Minister misleads Select Committee about forestry safety

By   /  June 28, 2013  /  CTU, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Minister misleads Select Committee about forestry safety

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Minister misleads Select Committee about forestry safety CTU President Helen Kelly has today written to the Chair of the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee, Hon. David Bennett, to express concern that the Committee received a misleading report from the Minister of Labour in regards a visit she accompanied […]

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