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Winston Peters and trade talks questioned – Amnesty International

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

1500 people question why Winston Peters hasn’t spoken out against Saudi Arabia as NZ hosts trade talks Today Amnesty International delivered the voices of over 1500 people who took action urging Minister of Foreign Affairs, Winston Peters, to speak out in support of more than a dozen women in Saudi Arabia who have been unjustly […]

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Government Urged to Review Glyphosate Based Herbicides – GE Free NZ

By   /  August 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

It is time to reevaluate the evidence and how Glyphosate Based Herbicides (GBH’s) are used in light of a ground breaking court case finding harm from the glyphosate based herbicide Roundup products. On 10 August 2018, the jury in San Francisco’s Superior Court of California found that Monsanto was liable to pay non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma sufferer, […]

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Challenge to businesses to employ more refugees – Multicultural New Zealand

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A visiting British economist has laid down a wero for New Zealand employers to overcome their psychological hurdles and employ more refugees. Philippe Legrain, author of the book Immigrants: Why Your Country Needs Them as well as articles for The Guardian and The Wall Street Journal, was the key note speaker at a Breakfast held […]

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Prisoner pursuing case against Corrections has 9 boxes of documentation seized – People Against Prisons Aotearoa

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Human rights organisation People Against Prisons Aotearoa says a prisoner they advocate for has had 9 boxes of legal documents seized from him just days before his case against the Department of Corrections was to be heard. The Judicial Review he is seeking is in response to what he says is years of deliberate obstruction […]

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Government announces nationwide plastic bag ban – Our Seas Our Future

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Our Seas Our Future supports the New Zealand Government’s decision to phase out plastic bags across the country in the next 12 months. Following the announcement on 10th August 2018, there will be a consultation period which will include options when the complete phase-out date should be and retailers that should be exempt. “New Zealand […]

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Government work scheme risks becoming corporate subsidy – AAAP

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The Government recently announced the Mana in Mahi scheme, which aims to subsidise employers taking in 18-24 year olds who have been on the benefit for six months. The scheme will subsidise employers the equivalent to the benefit, topping it up to at least the minimum wage. Auckland Action Against Poverty warns that the scheme […]

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Plastic bag ban a win for people power and the oceans – Greenpeace

By   /  August 13, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  1 Comment

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Minister of the Environment, Eugenie Sage have today announced a proposal to phase out single use plastic bags by 2019. Greenpeace is celebrating the Government’s announcement on single use plastic bags as “a win for people power and the first big step towards addressing marine plastic pollution”. “This could […]

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AAAP calls on Housing Minister to act to protect tenants

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Government work scheme risks becoming corporate subsidy  The Government recently announced the Mana in Mahi scheme, which aims to subsidise employers taking in 18-24 year olds who have been on the benefit for six months. The scheme will subsidise employers the equivalent to the benefit, topping it up to at least the minimum wage. Auckland […]

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Migrant groups welcome new immigration changes – First Union

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Migrant groups welcome new immigration changes The Union Network of Migrants (UNEMIG) and Indian Workers Association (IWA) welcome the new immigration changes announced today. We made submissions on behalf of migrants and requested migrants to also do the same. We are glad that the government has listened to the most vulnerable voices and made further […]

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FIRST Union welcomes Government probe into bus industry

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Transport Minister Phil Twyford has announced a Government investigation into bus safety in New Zealand following three bus crashes within 10 days. He says the Ministry of Transport and the New Zealand Transport Agency will carry out the investigation. FIRST Union is relieved the Government is concerned about the industry, but has reservations regarding a […]

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NZNO: Chief Executive releases detail of results

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

Chief Executive Memo Musa says, that in consultation with key NZNO staff, and following the conclusion of bargaining NZNO has made the decision to release the overall details of the DHB MECA ratification vote. As announced this Tuesday the ratification of the final offer was accepted by a significant majority of members covered by the […]

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New apprenticeships programme an “excellent initiative” – E Tu

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E tū, the largest private sector union in New Zealand, is celebrating the Government’s focus on apprenticeships in the ‘Mana in Mahi’ programme announced today. The new policy will help get young Kiwis into apprenticeships by subsidising wages paid to 18-24 year olds who have been on a benefit for six months or more. E […]

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SAFE Wants Humane Treatment of Animals in Curriculum

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

SAFE calling for humane treatment of animals to be taught in schools following teenagers’ involvement in seal shooting. SAFE says four teenagers’ involvement in the shooting of a protected leopard seal near Dargaville shows a desperate need for compulsory animal education in schools. The animal was fatally shot in the face at Glinks Gully Beach […]

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Coalition raising funds for legal action against Massey VC – Free Speech Coalition

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The Free Speech Coalition has resolved that, contingent on raising sufficient funds, it will be issuing legal proceedings against the Vice-Chancellor of Massey University. Free Speech Coalition member Melissa Derby says, “Massey University’s action in barring Don Brash raises very similar legal and ethical issues as Auckland Council’s ban on Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux […]

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FIRST Union applauds ANZ

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After years of campaigning, FIRST Union applauds ANZ for being the first New Zealand Bank to do away with sales targets Following heated debate around sales targets in the banking sector in recent months, and years of campaigning by Union members, FIRST Union is very glad to see that ANZ has this morning announced the […]

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Protests planned against Don Brash speaking at Auckland University

By   /  August 8, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

A New University has organised a public protest opposing the inclusion of Don Brash in a University of Auckland Debating Society event to be held on campus on Thursday 9th August at 6.00pm in the Owen G Glenn building. “Since his infamous ‘Orewa Speech’ in 2004, Don Brash has remained a leading figure in legitimating […]

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