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Better Public Media reaction to Melissa Lee Member’s Bill

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Better Public Media Trust warns that the Member’s Bill from Melissa Lee is really an attack on low-rating public media content – especially Māori content. “The title may seem innocuous,” said BPM Trust Chair, Peter Thompson, “but here’s the giveaway clause: This Bill would ensure that television shows, visual online media, and non-music-based radio programming […]

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Select committee urged to stop spread of ISDS under CPTPP – It’s Our Future

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“A range of labour, health and environmental organisations are calling for a clause to be inserted into the CPTPP Amendment Bill that would prevent future governments from extending investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) to countries seeking to join the agreement,” says Oliver Hailes, spokesperson for It’s Our Future, the network of opposition to the TPPA […]

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Three simple steps to fix Wellington’s bus fiasco – CTU

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Bus drivers, their union, and the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions addressed Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) this morning with the request it makes good on its promise to fix the region’s bus problems. The Council can take three simple steps that will help facilitate a fair collective agreement for drivers, end the driver […]

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Say no to the Israel Institute’s call – Palestine Human Rights Campaign

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Israel Institute of New Zealand director, Dr David Cumin, is calling on the Government “to distance itself from a decision by Labour MP, Dr Duncan Webb, to host a meeting featuring Unite Union National Director Mike Treen in which Mr Treen will be speaking on his recent participation” in the inspirational ‘International Freedom Flotilla’ in […]

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New Overseas Investment Amendment Act. CAFCA Says Don’t Expect Much And You Won’t Be Disapppointed

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The Campaign Against Foreign Control of Aotearoa (CAFCA) congratulates the Government for passing the Overseas Investment Amendment Bill, which will become law within weeks. At least New Zealand now has a Government that recognises that foreign control is an issue. More than that, it recognises that it is a problem and has set out to […]

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Cape Town’s ‘Day Zero’ Fears Serve As A Water Warning For Cities Across The World

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Source: ComeToCapeTown.com via Facebook. Fear of losing something that would normally be taken for granted inevitably provokes popular action. This was the case in Cape Town, South Africa’s legislative capital, as concerns about severe water shortages caused experts to predict that a so-called ‘Day Zero’ was just around the corner. Day Zero is the name for […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

The look a shark gets just before its eyes roll into the back of its head and it strikes in blood lust.

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TWITTER WATCH: Best burn of a Stuff Journalist in NZ

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  No Comments

When a kid from a mainstream media NZ news site goes fishing for free content on social media and gets a BURN in response…

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 17th August 2018

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Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 16th August 2018

By   /  August 16, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Palmy Peace Group to Oppose Weapons Expo – Peace Action Network

By   /  August 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

“Peace Action Manawatū will coordinate opposition to the annual NZ Defence Industry Association Forum due to come to Palmerston North in late October.” “This ‘Weapons Expo’ is a meeting of 500 of global armaments manufacturers and dealers. Lockheed Martin, the world’s largest arms dealer and a maker of nuclear weapons, has been the primary sponsor […]

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Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be solved – Child Poverty Action Group

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Increased hunger in the land of plenty could be easily solved Families going without food on a regular basis is dangerously on the verge of becoming normal in Aotearoa-New Zealand – and the problem doesn’t seem to be easing since recent tax credit and Accommodation Supplement increases. Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that more […]

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Ngāti Hine walks from the Andrew Little hui

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“Two Ngāti Hine hapū speakers were denied speaking rights at a meeting hosted by the Minister of Treaty Negotiations Andrew Little on Sunday at Te Tii Mangonui” says Rowena Tana. Hapū speakers had prepared to represent the nine hapū of Ngāti Hine alongside other Te Takutai Moana (Bay of Islands) neighbours. However, due to the […]

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Freedom Camping – Enough is Enough! – Outdoors Party

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Local residents’ outrage at the volume of freedom campers and their waste has reached a point which can no longer be ignored by central and regional government, says the NZ Outdoors Party. Ahuriri Bridge and the Shotover delta are but two of hundreds of sites that have been inundated and despoiled by visitors. Co-Leader, David […]

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Average gender pay imbalance increasing, pay equity settlements need speeding up – CTU

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Council of Trade Unions Acting President Rachel Mackintosh said that updated figures out today from Statistics New Zealand show that women are still not being paid their worth and employers are not complying with current equal pay law. The latest average hourly gender pay imbalance is 13.9%, up from 13.1% in 2017.[1] The median hourly […]

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SAFE calling for farming industry to protect whistle-blowers – SAFE

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Animal advocacy group SAFE is calling for farming groups to develop whistle-blower programmes, after revelations workers are receiving death threats for reporting abuse. The comment was made by SAFE CEO, Debra Ashton, in a speech to industry figures and the Associate Minister of Agriculture, Hon Meka Whaitiri, at an MPI animal welfare forum in Wellington […]

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