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If what it takes to be on Radio NZ is an apology…

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Martyn Bradbury, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

I unreservedly apologize for apparently defaming the Prime Minister two years ago.

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KFC calls back disabled staff

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Raw News, Raw News feed, Unite Union  /  Comments Off on KFC calls back disabled staff

Source: Unite Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: KFC calls back disabled staff Unite Union has reached an agreement with Restaurant Brands over the dismissal of 17 workers at KFC with disabilities that includes offering them the chance to get their jobs back. Over the past year and a half the company has been carrying out […]

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KFC calls back disabled staff

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Raw News, Raw News feed, Unite Union  /  Comments Off on KFC calls back disabled staff

Source: Unite Union – Press Release/Statement: Headline: KFC calls back disabled staff Unite Union has reached an agreement with Restaurant Brands over the dismissal of 17 workers at KFC with disabilities that includes offering them the chance to get their jobs back. Over the past year and a half the company has been carrying out […]

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Court says SkyCity can’t flout NZ smoke-free law

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Court says SkyCity can’t flout NZ smoke-free law

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Court says SkyCity can’t flout NZ smoke-free law Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | Press Release SkyCity has consistently shown itself to be an organisation that is always willing to push New Zealand’s laws and risk its own patron’s health in pursuit of returns for its shareholders. SkyCity’s willingness […]

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The Weight Of Their Shackles: Responding to the Research of Professor Darrin Hodgetts.

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  26 Comments

What New Zealand desperately needs is its own William Wilberforce; its own Harper Lee and Ken Kesey: someone to popularize Professor Hodgett’s research; someone with the eloquence to make us feel the weight and the roughness of the shackles we have sat back and allowed the likes of Paula Rebstock and Paula Bennett to fasten around the lives and the loved ones of hundreds of thousands of our fellow citizens.

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Kiwis to have their say on asset sales

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Kiwis to have their say on asset sales

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kiwis to have their say on asset sales Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | Press Release We encourage all New Zealanders to make sure that they have their say in this referendum. The National Government must listen to the result The asset sales referendum will be Kiwis’ chance to […]

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Kiwis to have their say on asset sales

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Kiwis to have their say on asset sales

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Kiwis to have their say on asset sales Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | Press Release We encourage all New Zealanders to make sure that they have their say in this referendum. The National Government must listen to the result The asset sales referendum will be Kiwis’ chance to […]

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IPCC report puts Government on final warning

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: IPCC report puts Government on final warning A landmark report on climate change makes for grim reading and should serve as a final warning to governments around the world, including our own, says Labour’s Climate Change Spokesperson Moana Mackey. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report […]

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Police told to zip it over drink drive limits

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Police told to zip it over drink drive limits

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Police told to zip it over drink drive limits Yet another National minister is attempting to gag a government department, Labour’s Associate Health spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway says. “Speaking to media Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee suggested the Police should keep their opinions on my Bill to lower the drink […]

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Mismanaged LVR process hurts first home buyers and regions

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Mismanaged LVR process hurts first home buyers and regions

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Mismanaged LVR process hurts first home buyers and regions The Government has completely mismanaged the mortgage lending limits process and failed to consider the impacts on first home buyers or regions where house prices are stagnating, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. “Mortgage lending limits are going to lock thousands […]

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Minister’s decision-making on trial once again

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Minister’s decision-making on trial once again

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Minister’s decision-making on trial once again Education Minister Hekia Parata’s controversial decision to close and merge Christchurch schools goes on trial again today, with Phillipstown School seeking a judicial review of its proposed merger with Woolston, says Labour’s Associate Education spokesperson Megan Woods. “Today’s hearing sends a clear […]

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Power price rise shows it’s time to fix broken market

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Power price rise shows it’s time to fix broken market

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Power price rise shows it’s time to fix broken market Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | Press Release It’s plain and simple: Kiwis are paying too much for power because of National’s broken electricity marke The rocketing price of electricity and rising power company profits show that National’s broken […]

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Low pay makes home lending restrictions worse

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Low pay makes home lending restrictions worse

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Low pay makes home lending restrictions worse New loan to value ratios coming into effect tomorrow will hit hard at those on low incomes says the Council of Trade Unions Secretary, Peter Conway. Peter Conway says “house prices in many parts of New Zealand are five to seven times annual […]

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Free the Arctic 30, and lock up fossil fuels

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Greenpeace NZ, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Free the Arctic 30, and lock up fossil fuels

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MMP doesn’t mean the top polling party leads the government

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Keith Locke, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  10 Comments

Even after six MMP elections some commentators still don’t understand that we now live in a multi-party democracy, and that it’s the combination of parties which gain the most party votes that will form our government.

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Why NZ can’t seriously be given a seat on the UN Security Council

By   /  September 30, 2013  /  Deconstructing Headlines, Martyn Bradbury, Most Recent Blogs  /  9 Comments

Under this Government, NZ has abandoned the independent foreign policy favored by Labour & the Greens for a far closer relationship with America.

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