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Statement by Waikato DHB Board member Dave Macpherson regarding the latest reported death of a baby at Waikato Hospital

By   /  September 20, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  4 Comments

Like many other New Zealanders tonight, I viewed the TVNZ News story of the family who lost their baby while under the care of Waikato Hospital with a mixture of sadness, horror and embarrassment. Sadness, that ANY family had to go through that experience – my own family knows what it is like to lose […]

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Disuse of rail line a ‘Bloody Shambles’ say locals in Auckland growth area – PTUA

By   /  July 24, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  4 Comments

The disuse of existing rail infrastructure in growing North West Auckland was labelled ‘a bloody shambles’ by members of the audience at the Helensville electorate ‘Trains to Huapai’ candidates’ debate today, Sunday 23 July. Frustrations expressed by the audience about the absence of train services to the Kumeu, Waitakere and wider areas included increased costs […]

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Sea Lion plan has fishing industry blind spot – Forest And Bird

By   /  July 4, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Sea Lion plan has fishing industry blind spot – Forest And Bird

Forest & Bird says New Zealand’s sea lions are in serious trouble, but the Sea Lion Threat Management Plan released today does not address the fishing industry’s deadly impact on the species. The conservation organisation says NZ sea lions are the world’s rarest, and is calling for a zero by-kill goal in all fisheries. “It’s […]

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Why has Pike footage been hidden for so long? – Andrew Little

By   /  May 1, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  12 Comments

New footage of workers servicing a robot in the Pike River drift appears to show that going into the drift doesn’t pose the danger the Government and Solid Energy claimed, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. “The Government must immediately release all Pike footage and images, and explain why it has kept the public […]

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OECD Report Highlights the Folly of Tax Cuts – Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. Closing the Gap

By   /  April 26, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  Comments Off on OECD Report Highlights the Folly of Tax Cuts – Income Equality Aotearoa New Zealand Inc. Closing the Gap

New OECD data shows cutting taxes would be a big mistake for New Zealand, which instead needs to take in more tax from the wealthy to fund much-needed social programmes, Peter Malcolm, spokesman for the income equality project Closing the Gap, said today. The just released OECD report “Taxing Wages 2017” shows income taxes on […]

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Open letter: Bring New Zealand-bound asylum-seekers stopped by Australian authorities to New Zealand for processing

By   /  March 8, 2017  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Open letter: Bring New Zealand-bound asylum-seekers stopped by Australian authorities to New Zealand for processing

We are calling for the New Zealand Government to bring approximately two dozen people currently held at an immigration detention centre in Kapung, Indonesia, to New Zealand to assess their asylum claims in New Zealand itself.

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Christmas a Real Test for Innovative Family Violence Project – Women’s Refuge

By   /  December 24, 2016  /  Most Recent Blogs, Raw News  /  Comments Off on Christmas a Real Test for Innovative Family Violence Project – Women’s Refuge

Some families affected by violence these holidays will be using state-of-the-art technology to access justice, and the law firm behind it is eager to put it to the test. Refuges in Greymouth, Westport, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Blenheim, Nelson and Masterton have access to immediate legal assistance through an initiative that has been three years in the […]

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