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Labour goes to UN over ECan debacle

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Labour goes to UN over ECan debacle

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Labour goes to UN over ECan debacle The Labour Party has complained to the United Nations over the continuing denial of democratic elections for Environment Canterbury (ECan) councillors. “The National government took away the right of Canterbury people to elect councillors on ECan and in doing so denied […]

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Hospital leaking like a sieve

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Hospital leaking like a sieve

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Hospital leaking like a sieve Tony Ryall might want to amend his ‘faster, sooner, more convenient’  catch-cry to ‘water, water everywhere, given the leaks that have sprung up under his watch, Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King says. “Mr Ryall might think he is Health’s Mr Fix-it, yet when […]

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The Talented Mr Parker: Labour acquires the weapon it needs to win the September war.

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Chris Trotter, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  80 Comments

NOW I BEGIN TO UNDERSTAND why David Cunliffe was able to keep on smiling through all the bad news. What he knew, and we didn’t, was that David Parker had come up with a weapon to win the September war.

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Minimum wage workers hours not for tinkering with

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Minimum wage workers hours not for tinkering with

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Minimum wage workers hours not for tinkering with The Government should be increasing the minimum wage not fiddling with changes to hourly calculations that will just benefit low-paying employers, says Labour’s Associate Spokesperson for Labour Issues Darien Fenton. “Simon Bridges’ latest proposal to change the Minimum Wage Act […]

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Auckland consents falling behind

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Labour Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Auckland consents falling behind

Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Auckland consents falling behind  Auckland residential building consents are falling well behind the Government’s own promised 9000 homes for the first year of its Housing Accord, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Nick Smith promised Aucklanders 9000 new houses this year, starting last October. He has only delivered […]

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CTU opposes changes to minimum wage calculation

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on CTU opposes changes to minimum wage calculation

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: CTU opposes changes to minimum wage calculation The Government has announced a proposal to allow employers to average their workers’ wages over two weeks rather than one.  They have sent out a letter to businesses and unions asking for feedback on a plan to amend the law.  The New […]

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New thinking on monetary policy welcome

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  CTU, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on New thinking on monetary policy welcome

Source: CTU – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New thinking on monetary policy welcome “We welcome the new thinking on monetary policy and the exchange rate from Labour. It is long overdue”, says CTU economist Bill Rosenberg, commenting on Labour’s release of its monetary policy. “We support Labour’s proposal that New Zealand should join countries including Australia, […]

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Pakistan: Journalists under siege from threats, violence and killings

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Pakistan: Journalists under siege from threats, violence and killings

Source: Amnesty International NZ – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Pakistan: Journalists under siege from threats, violence and killings Journalists in Pakistan live under the constant threat of killings, harassment and other violence from all sides, including intelligence services, political parties and armed groups like the Taliban, Amnesty International said in a new report today. ‘A bullet […]

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Poor people: they just need to buck up their ideas and change their attitude… oh wait minute

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Chloe King, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  128 Comments

The New Zealand Herald recently posted the opinion piece, ‘Poor’ should stop playing the blame game by Eva Bradley a highly successful young business woman. In her article she offers a diatribe in relation to poor people blaming the government for, well, their poverty.

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Green Party celebrates funding for sexual violence services

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Green Party, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Green Party celebrates funding for sexual violence services

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Green Party celebrates funding for sexual violence services Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | Press Release Support services have been struggling for too long, having to worry about whether they will be able to afford to open their doors Today’s announcement of $10.4 million to support sexual violence services […]

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How does GDP define your life?

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  1 Comment

How does GDP define your life?

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Egyptian mass death sentence

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  Comments Off on Egyptian mass death sentence

Egyptian mass death sentence

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51 workers dead in the last year – shame!

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  Comments Off on 51 workers dead in the last year – shame!

51 workers dead in the last year – shame!

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Let’s pause for a moment and contemplate our total irrelevance shall we?

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  Comments Off on Let’s pause for a moment and contemplate our total irrelevance shall we?

Let’s pause for a moment and contemplate our total irrelevance shall we?

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New Star Wars Film

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  The Daily Gallery, TheDailyBlog Reposts  /  Comments Off on New Star Wars Film

New Star Wars Film

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Greece: Stop unlawful and shameful expulsion of refugees and migrants

By   /  April 30, 2014  /  Amnesty International, Raw News, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Greece: Stop unlawful and shameful expulsion of refugees and migrants

Source: Amnesty International NZ – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Greece: Stop unlawful and shameful expulsion of refugees and migrants The European Union (EU) must sanction Greece for its failure to eradicate the routine and widespread practice of pushing back refugees and migrants arriving at its borders in search of protection, safety, and better futures in Europe, […]

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