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Maori Crime will reduce – If Maori are in Charge – Manukau Urban Maori Authority

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

All four Iwi/Community Panel providers came together today to look at how successful their work was in dealing with Maori and other crimes within Metro Auckland. The Iwi Community Panels known as Te Pae Oranga was launched 4 years ago in partnership with the New Zealand Police. Manukau Urban Maori Authority MUMA was one of […]

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Greenpeace launches trainings to confront oil driller OMV

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

Greenpeace has launched the first of a series of national training workshops to prepare for the arrival of oil giant, OMV. The environmental organisation is running the training this weekend with world class climbers and boat crew, and has invited members of the public to join in. The training is being held off the coast […]

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Academics urge united response to achieve 1.5°C limit – The Wise Response Society

By   /  October 14, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

The IPCC’s long anticipated report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C says that Global warming is likely to reach 1.5°C between 2030 and 2052 if it continues to increase at the current rate and that impacts even at that temperature, let alone 2°C, will be highly disruptive. Sir Alan Mark, Chair of Wise Response, […]

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One Week Left: Tell Government your Thoughts on Renting – Auckland Disability Law

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

At Auckland Disability Law (ADL) we see a lot of people having problems renting homes, both in the private rental market and with Housing New Zealand. The Government is looking to change the law around renting with the reform of Residential Tenancies Act. The government wants to know about your renting experience including if you […]

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Free Speech Coalition responds to Israeli court order – Free Speech Coalition

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Responding to an Israeli court order for damage payments from New Zealanders who campaigned to cancel a Lorde concert, Free Speech Coalition spokesman Dr David Cumin says: “It is important that overseas threats of prosecution don’t lead to a chilling effect on speech within New Zealand. New Zealanders ought to feel confident that they can […]

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Half a million people in debt with the Ministry of Social Development – AAAP

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  2 Comments

Reports obtained through the Official Information Act revealed that as of March 2018, half a million people are in debt with the Ministry of Social Development, with the total debt being $1.5 billion. Most of the debt comes from overpayments and recoverable advances for basic necessities such as clothing, furniture and petrol. Weekly repayments are […]

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MPs agree there’s much more to do on safety in the forestry sector – First Union

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Politicians have responded with shock to revelations from forestry and wood processing workers at a symposium on the future of work in the industry. FIRST Union’s Forestry & Wood Processors Symposium 2018 was attended by Union members, delegates and officials, Green Party leader Marama Davidson and Labour list MP in Tauranga Jan Tinetti.  The symposium […]

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Future of Work for New Zealand’s Forestry and Wood Processing: Much more than logs – First Union

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

A symposium to start a discussion on the future of work in forestry and wood processing has shown New Zealand is sitting on a mountain of un-tapped opportunity. The problem is, New Zealand is missing out on an incalculable amount of wealth due to exporting commodities as raw materials, instead of producing a wider range […]

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Commerce Commission penalties for Vector show why it’s time to change the Entrust Trustees – City Vision

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

Today it was revealed that Vector, the Auckland lines company, will face Commerce Commission penalties for failing to deliver its contracted reliability service standards in the 2015 and 2016 financial years. Entrust, the renamed Auckland Energy Consumer Trust, owns 75.1% of Vector and is elected by the power account holders in the old Auckland City, […]

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Blue Star workers on strike! – E Tu

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E tū members at Blue Star Group’s four print shops are on a 24-hour strike today, which began at 12:01am this morning. The workers are taking industrial action after months of very little progress in their employment agreement negotiations. Their agreement expired last year. Blue Star won’t budge on several unreasonable demands, such as wanting […]

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Managing our water resources – Will it be a case of too little too late? – TOP

By   /  October 11, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  No Comments

On Monday the Government released their response to our freshwater crisis. The upshot is that very little will be achieved in this term except more talking. The Government expects to start seeing improvements in the swimmability of our rivers by 2023, but if the public does return them for a second term there is no […]

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JustSpeak launches exhibition on stories of the criminal justice system

By   /  October 10, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News feed  /  Comments Off on JustSpeak launches exhibition on stories of the criminal justice system

A powerful exhibition telling stories of people with first hand experience of the criminal justice system will be launched this month, providing an insight into the collateral consequences of imprisonment. Kōrero Pono, a project launched by advocacy group JustSpeak, is aimed at challenging the stigma faced by people who have been affected by the criminal […]

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Greenpeace tells NZ Govt – Seize the day and protect the Antarctic

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Greenpeace is challenging the New Zealand Government to seize the day and help create the largest protected area on earth, right in our own backyard. This week, a global movement of over 2 million people is calling on 24 governments, including ours, to establish a 1.8 million square kilometre Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary. The move would […]

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Climate groups protest ANZ as “roadblock to real climate action” in light of IPCC 1.5°C report – 350 Aotearoa

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

On Friday 12th October, grassroots climate groups will take action outside ANZ branches to call for ANZ to stop financing the fossil fuel industry and contributing to the climate change crisis. The actions are a response to the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) report released on 8 October that outlines the impacts and feasibility […]

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To World Vision: Child Marriage Doesn’t Just Happen in Asia – Shakti Ethnic Women’s Support Group

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

As part of a campaign to end the exploitation of girls in Asia last Friday, World Vision staged a publicity stunt with claims to make a difference for those abroad. The stunt featured a “child bride” walking out of St Paul’s Church with a 55-year-old to have their photo taken following a staged wedding. Both […]

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Large surplus announced by Treasury shows Government has the room it needs to end the crisis in education today – NZEI

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

The large surplus announced by Treasury today shows the Government has the room it needs to end the crisis in education today. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart says the strong economic result provides an opportunity for the Government to revise its offer to primary teachers and principals and avoid further potential strike action […]

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