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A stronger Healthy Homes Bill will be a pillar for children – Child Poverty Action Group

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

More than 40,000 children are hospitalised each year with preventable illnesses that can be attributed to poverty and poor living conditions, and vastly improving legislation around the quality and safety of rental homes is imperative if the wellbeing of children is to improve, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). Passing of the Healthy Homes Guarantee […]

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Counting down to a better equal pay law – CTU

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The Council of Trade Unions (CTU) says ‘working for free day’ today is no cause for celebration, but politicians have the power to make the 14th of November 2018 a happier date for New Zealand women. Because of the gender pay imbalance, the 14th of November is the day that on average, New Zealand women […]

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Single men and masculinity – University of Auckland

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What is it really like being a single man in 21st Century New Zealand today? With online dating apps and television dating shows, single straight men have many opportunities to seek a partner but what if they want a partner but don’t find someone? And what if they are happy being single? Researchers at the […]

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Activists lock down Australian High Commission for Manus – Peace Action Wellington

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Peace Action Wellington have locked down the Australian High Commission. Peace activists have locked themselves to the gates of the High Commission preventing anyone from leaving, to draw attention to the situation of the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island. Refugees have been indefinitely detained by the Australian government in illegal camps and are […]

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Where to next for children’s rights – Human Rights Commission

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Calls from the Children’s Commissioner to ensure that children and the rights of children are at the heart of policy and legislative reform are supported by the Human Rights Commission. The UNCROC Monitoring Group, which the Human Rights Commission is part of, has today released the Getting It Right – The Children’s Convention in Aotearoa […]

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A new chapter for children’s rights in New Zealand? – Office of the Children’s Commissioner

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The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being. “The new Government has declared that ‘if we put child well-being at the heart of what we do, then the well-being of all New Zealanders will be lifted’.” said Judge Andrew Becroft. “The UN Convention on the Rights […]

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We absolutely can do better to support rights of children – Child Poverty Action Group

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Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the new report “Getting it Right” by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) Monitoring Group. The group, convened by the Office of Children’s Commissioner, reports on the concluding observations from the 2016 examination of New Zealand by the UN Committee, on our commitment to […]

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CPTPP Progresses – Employers And Manufacturers Association

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Confirmation that a deal to keep the Trans-Pacific Partnership alive is good news for the export community, says the EMA. Under the new name of Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) the renewed agreement will address concerns, previously unattended to by the 11 parties. Free trade agreements, such as this, are vital for our exporting community […]

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Decision to Delay Monitoring ‘Fatally Flawed’ – Maui and Hector’s Dolphin Defenders

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Conservation group representatives say a decision by the new Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, to delay implementation of camera monitoring of fishing efforts in New Zealand is ‘fatally flawed’. Christine Rose, Chair of Maui and Hector’s Dolphin Defenders NZ, an NGO advocating for better protection of the world’s smallest marine dolphins, found only here in […]

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Auckland-based former Manus Island worker condemns Aust – Auckland Peace Action

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Auckland-based social worker Charlotte Wilson, who worked at the Manus Island detention centre for the Salvation Army from February 2014 – January 2015, has condemned the Australian government. Wilson said, “As a Social Worker on Manus, I saw first hand the human cost of Australia’s policies. Four years ago, the situation was dire – the […]

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Time for consultation and review – Jane Kelsey

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Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey is ‘disappointed, but not surprised’ that the Labour government has endorsed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, with the suspension of a limited range of items, at the ministerial and leaders’ meetings in Da Nang, Viet Nam. The failure of the meeting to conclude the new deal – rebranded the Comprehensive […]

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Survey exposes knowledge gap over the dark side of NZ dairy – SAFE

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A new survey has exposed how little awareness the general public has of dairy industry practices, with only half the NZ population aware that a cow needs to have a calf each year to produce milk. To counteract this, SAFE has erected a giant, thought-provoking billboard in the Auckland CBD with a cow and her […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  November 14, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  5 Comments

‘Gangsta for Jesus’ is like ‘Nuanced for Trump’

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Tuesday 14th November 2017

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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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GUEST BLOG: Denis Tegg – No New Mines on Conservation Land – says New Government

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  2 Comments

After nearly 40 years of protesting, lobbying, direct action, media, and general political and social pressure the new government has announced that there will be no new mines on conservation land throughout New Zealand!  Yeah !

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  6 Comments

So this Paddles, it was a pussy yeah?

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