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Farmed animals’ lives revealed in New Zealand first virtual reality experience – SAFE

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

Brand new 360-degree footage reveals, from the animals’ eye view, the inside story of animal suffering in factory farms. ‘FARM360: a nationwide virtual reality experience’ is a new initiative from SAFE. The public launch of FARM360 will be held on Saturday 20th January, (with a media preview on Friday 19th) in Auckland’s CBD. People will […]

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Experts propose framework for Royal Commission into abuse – Auckland University

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Experts propose framework for Royal Commission into abuse of children and vulnerable adults in state and out of home care One of the Prime Minister’s first 100 day commitments is to “set up an inquiry into the abuse of children in state care”. As the end of those first 100 days approaches, the debate on […]

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Government urged to stand strong against fishing lobbyists – WWF NZ

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Environmental organisation WWF-New Zealand is pleased to hear that Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash is committed to enabling transparency and trust in our fisheries management system. WWF agrees that it is vital to protect public access to information about commercial fishing through the Integrated Electronic Monitoring and Reporting System (IEMRS). The release of the New Zealand […]

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Dozens to lose jobs as Christchurch card plant set to close – Etu NZ

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

About 50 workers are set to lose their jobs after a prominent plastic card manufacturer has proposed moving operations to Australia. ABCorp have informed workers of their intention to close their plastic card manufacturing plant in Christchurch by as early as 30 March, after a three-week consultation process. E tū spokesperson Joe Gallagher said the […]

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Minister rejects industry plan to hide dead dolphins from NZ – Forest And Bird

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Forest & Bird is welcoming the call by Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash to reject a fishing industry proposal to exempt footage from fishing boats from the Official Information Act. “New Zealand has lost faith in the management of our fisheries and we are pleased to see the Fisheries Minister draw a line in the sand […]

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Muddled numbers provide an opportunity for Government – Child Poverty Action Group

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that Treasury’s error in overestimatingthe numbers of children lifted out of poverty by both National and Labour’s families packages provides an opportunity for the Government to take bold action. Pre-election, both National and Labour promised to reduce the number of children living under the 50% before housing costs (BHC) […]

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AAAP urges Govt to stop taking $25m a year from solo mums – Auckland Action Against Poverty

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Auckland Action Against Poverty urges Government to stop taking $25m a year from solo mums. Ministry of Social Development report reveals that scrapping a sanction against solo mums whose child’s father has not been legally named would give back $100 million over four years to women and children who have been treated unfairly by past […]

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Government needs to support communities to Ditch the Fizz – Hapai Te Hauora

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

A Waikato University study has found that sugary drinks in New Zealand contain proportionally more sugar than their overseas counterparts. Māori Public Health Organisation, Hāpai Te Hauora, says that this highlights the need for the government to step up to protect communities. The average New Zealand drink examined in the study contained 5-6 teaspoons across […]

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Medical Cannabis: Terminal vs Severe and Debilitating? – Medical Cannabis Awareness NZ

By   /  January 18, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The exemptions outlined for the terminally ill by Labour’s Medical Cannabis bill do not go far enough, and have been universally panned by patient advocates and policy experts. “David Clark’s excuse for failing to deliver on Labour’s election promise is that there is a high portion of New Zealanders with chronic pain, many of those […]

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Kiwi workers deliver message to Fiji government – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

By   /  January 15, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Kiwi workers deliver message to Fiji government – end the aviation lockout 50 people protested outside the Fiji High Commission in Wellington today as part of an international mobilisation for 200 ground handling workers at Nadi airport who have been locked out by Fiji Government-controlled Air Terminal Services. The rally was attended by members of […]

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Animal Rights Activists claim Rodeo on last legs in NZ

By   /  January 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  3 Comments

Direct Animal Action who protested the latest Rodeo in Whangerai yesterday believe public opposition has reached a new level whereby Rodeo’s in New Zealand are now on their last legs.   “Since last year’s protests, the number of people attending ban rodeo protests have doubled, especially amongst rural communities who are equally shocked by the […]

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BREAKING: ‘Symonds Street War Memorial Target of Attack by Anti-Colonial Activists’

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  16 Comments

The war memorial on the corner of Symonds Street and City Road in Auckland CBD was attacked by an anti-colonial activist group in the early hours of the morning. The statue of ‘Zealandia’ pays homage to ‘Mother Britain’ a figure of British colonialism, and was erected specifically as a memorial to the New Zealand Wars. […]

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NZ social workers condemning arrest of Palestinian colleague – ANZASW

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) condemns in the strongest terms the arrest of Palestinian social worker and activist Munther Amira at a peaceful demonstration on the 27th of December 2017. Amira was protesting the imprisonment of Ahed Tamimi, a child. He was also protesting against the detention of all Palestinian child […]

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Jim Anderton’s legacy contribution to forest industry – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Jim Anderton’s legacy contribution to forest industry – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

Jim Anderton’s legacy contribution to forest industry The Forest Owners Association is paying tribute to Jim Anderton for his contribution to the forest industry. President Peter Clark says Jim Anderton had a keen eye for the significance of forestry in the New Zealand economy and appreciated targeted government support was a critical factor in its […]

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Fish & Game poll shows NZers want action on water in 2018 – Choose Clean Water

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on Fish & Game poll shows NZers want action on water in 2018 – Choose Clean Water

A poll released by Fish & Game today finding water pollution is New Zealanders’ second highest concern, just behind the cost of living, shows the new Government has a mandate to take firm action to address the country’s freshwater crisis, say freshwater campaigners. The poll surveyed the public on a number of issues, including health, […]

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CTU mourns Jim Anderton

By   /  January 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on CTU mourns Jim Anderton

The Council of Trade Unions is expressing its sympathy to the family of Jim Anderton following his death overnight, and marking his huge contribution to New Zealand political life. CTU president Richard Wagstaff said that Jim Anderton had been a friend and ally to working people throughout his extensive political career. “Working people experienced dark […]

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