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EXCLUSIVE: Dave Macpherson – Coroner’s report into death of Nicky Stevens released

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  2 Comments

Coroner Wallace Bain has formally found that our son and brother Nicky Stevens’ death was as a result of suicide.

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Māori Climate Commissioner call for culture of climate denial to be challenged

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  4 Comments

The Māori Climate Commissioner, Donna Awatere Huata has called on New Zealanders to challenge the culture of climate denial. “According to a 2015 study from the University of Tasmania, New Zealand has one of the highest levels of climate denial in the Western World with 13% of us not believing climate change is made by […]

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Victory for working people in New Zealand – CTU

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard says that tonight’s passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill will be a victory for working people over an expensive lobbying campaign run by big business. “This law allows Kiwis to access their basic rights at work, to make more informed choices about their employment, and help […]

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PPTA media statement – Teachers reject another inadequate government offer

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The PPTA has rejected a third offer from the government for the secondary teachers’ collective agreement. Hard on the heels of an overwhelming rejection of the government’s second offer of settlement by secondary teachers at meetings held between 7-23 November, the union’s representatives on the negotiating team did not believe that the latest offer was […]

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Job losses at RCR Dannevirke – E Tu

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Workers at RCR Energy in Dannevirke are reeling after the company announced pending job losses related to its Australian parent company being put into administration. The company, which is a boiler manufacturer, told workers this morning it expects 20 staff will lose their jobs as it works to keep the plant afloat. RCR in Dannevirke […]

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Primary teachers and principals reject Ministry’s latest offer – NZEI

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Primary teachers and principals have overwhelmingly voted to reject the Ministry’s third round of offers, in a secret online ballot that closed last night. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart said the message from members was that the offers still did not do enough to fix the crisis in teacher recruitment and retention. “The […]

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Strong action on alcohol needed to support better mental health – Alcohol Healthwatch

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Alcohol Healthwatch welcomes He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, and we urge the Government to respect and uphold the wishes of the wide range of communities who participated. New Zealanders have spoken bravely about the negative role of alcohol in mental health and their concerns regarding our […]

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Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy welcomed by CPAG but levers for change needed – CPAG

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

CPAG welcomes the coalition Government’s intention to embed a framework which “will set the direction for how to improve the wellbeing of children and young people in New Zealand”. Such a strategy will be a significant development toward ensuring the rights of all children and young people in Aotearoa are reinforced and upheld. “The current […]

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Feathers to fly outside Auckland hotel, as SAFE demands Marriott honour their cage-free egg commitment

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

SAFE will be protesting outside Four Points by Sheraton Auckland hotel at 8am, tomorrow, Thursday December 6, demanding Marriott hotels honour their commitment to source cage-free eggs. The action, featuring colourful chicken costumes, is part of a global campaign launching today by 58 major animal organisations who make up the Open Wing Alliance. Four Points […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

VLAD: I’ll have a white Russian thanks waiter.

MELANIA: Same 

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GUEST BLOG: Hone Harawira – Keeping Jails full to honour SERCO contract

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

I’ve attached an article below. It’s American and a bit dated but it rings true in this country TODAY. Read it and you’ll understand how Serco and our own government have screwed us. Then join us in the MARCH ON PARLIAMENT 1PM 6 DEC 2018 to ask the question …

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GUEST BLOG: Donna Awatere Huata – The position of Māori Climate Commissioner

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  3 Comments

Have been asked a lot lately about how this Office was set up. So have written background piece –
This Office was set up as a result of the experiences of Tā Mark Solomon and Dame Tariana with climate change on their iwi.

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GUEST BLOG: Bryan Bruce – Kids call out the politicians on Climate Change.

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  5 Comments

It didn’t get much coverage on our TV News but an estimated 15,000 Aussie students staged a school strike last Friday to tell their politicians they had to do a lot more about Climate Change.

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GUEST B LOG: Willie Jackson – Debate on Māori Health

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  7 Comments

On the Marae show last Sunday alongside Dr Lance O’Sullivan, I debated the health system and it’s inequity for Māori. It ended up being quite a robust debate which was probably necessary as Lance in my view, has said a few things that are just plain wrong.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 6th December 2018

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

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

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Print newspaper market shrinks alarmingly, local news gaps widen – JMAD

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  4 Comments

The 2018 JMAD New Zealand media ownership report finds that the New Zealand print newspaper market has shrunk considerably. The combined circulation of the four largest newspapers plus 15 regional ones declined almost nine percent from September 2017 to September 2018. Since 2012, circulation of the NZ Herald has dropped 36 percent.

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