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Political Caption Competition

By   /  April 21, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  3 Comments

I spy with my 5 eyes something beginning with nineteen-eightyfour 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Saturday 21st April 2018

By   /  April 21, 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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Portal walk marks new chapter in Pike story

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  5 Comments

Today Pike River families walked further into the mine’s drift than they have ever been allowed to.   The walk, with Minister Andrew Little, marks another important milestone in the recovery process and symbolises how far the families have come in their quest for truth and justice.   Pike River mother Sonya Rockhouse says the […]

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  April 20, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  1 Comment

A picture says a thousand words. This one says two.

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 20th April 2018

By   /  April 20, 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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Union members from yet another bus company to strike – First Union

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Pavlovich drivers are the latest to take part in strike action as disputes over bus driver pay and work conditions continue to heat up. Around 60 drivers will strike between 7 am and 9 am tomorrow (19th April) and will instead be picketing their workplace at Pavlovich Coachlines, 58B Carr Rd Mount Roskill. Media are […]

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Generation Zero welcomes Interim Climate Change Committee – Generation Zero

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Today, youth climate change campaigners Generation Zero welcomed the announcement of the Interim Climate Change Committee, and congratulated the six experts selected to lay the groundwork for progressing a Zero Carbon Act for Aotearoa New Zealand. “Today’s appointment marks another step towards our transition to a carbon neutral future, and we are pleased to see […]

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Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust welcomes release – Whakatohea Pre-settlement Trust

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Whakatōhea Pre-Settlement Claims Trust (the Trust) has welcomed today’s release of a Waitangi Tribunal report inquiring into the Trust’s Deed of Mandate to settle the Treaty claims of the Whakatōhea iwi. Chairman Graeme Riesterer says the Trust is now working through the report’s findings in detail and considering how best to address the Tribunal’s recommendations. […]

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Report on Whakatōhea Mandate Claims – Waitangi Tribunal

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

The Crown breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi when it recognised the mandate of the Whakatōhea Pre-settlement Claims Trust to enter into settlement negotiations on behalf of Whakatōhea, the Waitangi Tribunal has found. In its Whakatōhea Mandate Inquiry Report released today (17 April 2018), the Tribunal concluded there had been a failure to […]

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Operation of lawyers standards committees clarified – New Zealand Law Society

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Each of New Zealand’s 24 lawyers standards committees is required to make its own decisions based on the particular facts before it and after considering the views of the parties, the New Zealand Law Society says. Reported comments by an Auckland barrister on her interactions with a standards committee have focused attention on the role […]

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Fish & Game rejects ‘nonsense’ claims on irrigation schemes – Fish and Game New Zealand

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Fish & Game has dismissed as “nonsense” Irrigation New Zealand’s claims that irrigation is good for the environment. The claims have been made by Irrigation New Zealand head Andrew Curtis, who is critical of the recent Government decision to stop funding large scale irrigation schemes. Mr Curtis claims the move to stop funding big schemes […]

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Greenpeace trial witnesses confirmed

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

A world authority on climate science has told the New Zealand Government they’re “planning to put the wrong people on trial” for an offshore oil exploration protest. Former NASA scientist, Dr James Hansen, has been confirmed as a key witness in a landmark trial following Greenpeace action against the world’s biggest oil exploration ship. The […]

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Comments on the judiciary by lawyers – New Zealand Law Society

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Lawyers are quite entitled to express views publicly which are critical of judicial decisions made in cases where they have not appeared, but they are expected to be careful not to do so in a way that may undermine public confidence in the judicial system when doing so, New Zealand Law Society President Kathryn Beck […]

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GUEST BLOG: Andrew Courtney – Winners and Loser: The New Zealand Tax System

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts, Most Recent Blogs  /  1 Comment

There has been the constant spectre of the Tax Working Group hanging over us, and over the weekend, the appointment of Marama Davidson as Co-leader of the Greens gave rise to the discussion of new and higher taxes, including higher income tax, for which she is a supporter.

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Political Caption Competition

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  2 Comments

A tale of two twitties 

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 18th April 2018

By   /  April 19, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, The Daily Gallery  /  No Comments

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

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