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Tax working group missed opportunity – Maori Council

By   /  February 28, 2019  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  1 Comment

Tax working group missed the opportunity to move from accounting principles to human principles in tax reform: Maori Council Maori Council has welcomed the Governments desire to review the tax system but has said if they want to also bring in a well-being budget they need to make the shift from pure accounting principles to […]

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New wage deal at Countdown distribution sets bench mark for triangular employment – First Union

By   /  September 12, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  1 Comment

Nearly a thousand workers covered by collective agreements at Countdown’s distribution centres (in Christchurch, Palmerston North, and Auckland), will see their hourly wage go to a minimum of $25 this year in a new deal that sets a new bench mark for how companies engage labour-hire workers.   The move follows Foodstuffs distribution workers also […]

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Legalising cannabis in Canada is good for public health – NZ Drug Foundation

By   /  June 23, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Legalising cannabis in Canada is good for public health – NZ Drug Foundation

AnchorCanada’s landmark decision to introduce a strictly regulated legal cannabis market is a public health win, and something the New Zealand government should look to emulate. “Canada’s Parliament has rightly accepted that legalising cannabis is the best way to protect public health and safety,” says Ross Bell, NZ Drug Foundation Executive Director. “It may seem […]

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Greenpeace calls “balderdash” on MPI claims

By   /  June 2, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  1 Comment

Greenpeace is calling for MPI to immediately release any documentation addressing the serious issues found during two extensive investigations into New Zealand’s fisheries, the reports of which they then buried. Over the past week, two leaked Government reports written by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have been released by Greenpeace, exposing industrial scale dumping […]

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Accomodation Supplement boost leaves beneficiaries short changed – AAAP

By   /  April 3, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  1 Comment

The small accommodation supplement increases made under National’s 2017 budget are finally being implemented by the Labour Government. But beneficiaries are still left wanting for basic items such as food. “The current costs of living are leaving beneficiaries struggling to pay their rent and feed themselves and their families, and a marginal increase to benefit […]

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Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific – Pacific Media Watch

By   /  March 6, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Foreign Minister questions China’s influence in the Pacific – Pacific Media Watch

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Winston Peters has again hinted the Ardern government may exit China’s One Belt One Road initiative as Wellington “resets” its strategic focus to the Pacific. With Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern beginning her first trip across the region today, Peters told Television New Zealand’s Q & A show the Pacific was where […]

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Over 100 protesters at Waikato Rodeo today – Direct Animal Action

By   /  February 17, 2018  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Over 100 protesters at Waikato Rodeo today – Direct Animal Action

Over 100 protesters at Waikato Rodeo today Over 100 protesters were outside the Waikato Rodeo this afternoon. Half were Waikato locals, the rest came from across New Zealand. The protesters held large ‘STOP’ signs at the entrance of the event, calling on the new Government to stop rodeo by banning it in New Zealand. “This […]

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