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Fundraiser launched for filmmakers’ defence fund – ActionStation

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

Community campaigning organisation ActionStation have launched a Givealittle fundraising campaign in support of filmmaker and mum Renae Maihi. Earlier this year, Maihi launched an online petition that gathered more than 70,000 signatures asking Parliament for the removal of business mogul Sir Bob Jones’ knighthood. The petition followed a now-removed National Business Review column in which […]

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Health bosses need to step up – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

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Nurses a vital part of public health system; health bosses need to step up “It’s up to health bosses now to put aside their point-scoring and knuckle down to the task of reaching an agreement with nurses to avoid national strikes,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). He […]

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NZNO seeking urgent mediation

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The latest revised DHB MECA offer has been strongly rejected by NZNO members. However, Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says that as nursing and midwifery is an essential service, mediation or facilitation will begin with urgency. NZNO remains committed to working with DHBs to find a resolution to this impasse and avoid strike action. “Alongside […]

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Home ownership dream, a reality for Ngā Potiki families

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Treaty settlement tribe Ngā Potiki a Tamapāhore Trust formally launched the Ngā Potiki Housing Shared Equity Scheme in partnership with Westpac New Zealand on Friday 15 June, that will see Ngā Potiki families assisted to realise their dreams of home ownership. The formal launch marks the culmination of over twelve months work for Ngā Potiki […]

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University criminologist to speak at anti-prison rally – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

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Victoria University criminology professor Dr. Liam Martin will be speaking at a rally organised by People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) in Wellington to oppose the building of a 600 bed unit for Waikeria prison. He will be joined by University of Otago mental health expert Dr. Keri Lawson-Te Aho, and prominent human rights lawyer Gayaal […]

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ISRAEL – KIMBERLEY PROCESS – Palestine Solidarity Network NZ

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

ISRAEL – KIMBERLEY PROCESS   We have received a request from Sean Clinton the campaign coordinator from War Diamonds to endorse the attached call to action. (See attachment) Next week the international diamond regulatory body, the Kimberley Process, meets in Antwerp chaired by the EU’s, Hilde Hardeman. We want the EU, jewellers and consumers to […]

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Coal Mining Rejection is a Win for People-Power – 350 Aotearoa

By   /  June 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

350 Aotearoa commends Minister of Conservation, Eugenie Sage, and Energy and Resources Minister, Megan Woods on their decision to decline the application to mine coal on the conservation land that is part of the proposed Te Kuha mine, saying the decision is “a win for people-power, and is completely necessary for the government to live […]

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Māori mental health expert to speak at anti-prison rally – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

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University of Otago mental health expert Dr. Keri Lawson-Te Aho will be speaking at a rally organised by People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) in Wellington to oppose the building of a 600 bed unit for Waikeria prison. She will be joined by prominent human rights lawyer Gayaal Iddamalgoda, who ran as an independent candidate for […]

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Labour government to extend bans on strikes – Socialist Equality Group

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New Zealand’s Labour Party-led government is preparing to overhaul the country’s industrial laws, further restricting the right to strike for broad sections of workers. The creation of new “Fair Pay Agreements” (FPAs) was the cornerstone of Labour’s industrial policy during last September’s national election. It was fraudulently promoted as a measure designed “to give power […]

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Te Kuha protection a victory for the people, climate change – Coal Action Network

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The decision to protect a section of the West Coast’s Mt Rochfort Conservation area from becoming a coal mine – announced today by the Government – will come as an enormous relief to a lot of New Zealanders, Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA) said today. “This is a victory for the thousands who opposed this […]

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Conservation land saved from coal mine – Forest And Bird

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Forest & Bird is congratulating the Government on today’s announcement protecting pristine conservation land from the proposed opencast Te Kuha coal mine. “This is a hugely significant, forward-thinking decision, that future generations of New Zealanders will be thankful for,” says Forest & Bird Chief Executive Kevin Hague. In the decision today, Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage […]

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EDS supports Visitor Levy

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The Environmental Defence Society supports the Government’s proposal to introduce a targeted Visitor Levy to apply at the New Zealand border. The Minister of Tourism has announced a proposed levy of $25-35 for inbound visitors to New Zealand with an expected annual return of $57-80 million. The funds will be spent on tourism infrastructure and […]

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Workers gather to picket Pak n’ Save Hastings – First Union

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Butchers, bakery, and deli staff along with shop floor workers will be picketing out the front of Pak n’ Save Hastings following multiple failed negotiations on unfair pay rates. On midday Saturday around 40 workers will be handing out flyers and speaking to customers about their woes with the company which they have found to […]

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Burger King quickly flame-grilling good will – CTU

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Council of Trade Unions Secretary Sam Huggard said today that Burger King should stick to flame-grilling burgers instead of roasting employment relations, as Unite members have had to resort to taking industrial action around the country. “Unite has made it really clear to Burger King that its lack of action to clean up unpaid work […]

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Burger King workers to strike Saturday and Sunday – Unite Union

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Burger King workers to strike Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June. As strike action continues today Unite Union have just issued another notice of strike action for Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th June. “Not all our members are rostered on a Friday and since we notified members of the strikes for today many only working […]

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CPAG urges immediate action on sanctions where there are children

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Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says New Zealand must take heed of UK studies into the ineffectiveness and negative outcomes of welfare sanctions. The Guardian reports that a major recent UK study found “benefit sanctions do little to enhance people’s motivation to prepare for, seek or enter paid work. [Sanctions] routinely trigger profoundly negative personal, […]

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