General Election 2017 View All →

Let’s Stop The Lies

By   57 mins ago

Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Let’s Stop The Lies Fairfax claimed before 446,287 votes were even counted in the 2017 General Election that I was holding the country to ransom. Second, that I had tried to get a deal on an electorate seat. Today’s editorial is slovenly and deceitful in the extreme […]

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Bird of the Year – Loving Aotearoa

By   18 hours ago

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Bird of the Year – Loving Aotearoa I love that I live in a country where there is a competition for ‘Bird of the Year’. Right now, around New Zealand, there are teams and campaigns promoting the attributes of our native birds; from the famous kākāpo creeping around […]

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Meet the team: Deborah Russell

By   23 hours ago

Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Meet the team: Deborah Russell This election, Labour has welcomed 18 new MPs to our team in Parliament. We’ve asked them a few questions about their first couple of weeks here, and what they’re most looking forward to as an MP. First up: our new MP for New […]

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A Post Election Update

By   2 days ago

Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A Post Election Update It’s the start of another week and I wanted to give you a quick update on what’s happening in relation to our efforts to form a new Government for New Zealand. We’ve been working hard to ensure that the issues that we care about […]

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Board Members’ Privacy

By   6 days ago

Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Board Members’ Privacy New Zealand First values our board members’ privacy, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. “They are not politicians but New Zealanders who believe in the party and wish to make a contribution to the decision-making process. “They give up their valuable spare […]

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Bloodiest, Saddest Day In NZ’s Military History

By   6 days ago

Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Bloodiest, Saddest Day In NZ’s Military History New Zealand First is calling for a report into how best New Zealand can commemorate the bloodiest and saddest day in the country’s military history, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. “In just a few hours 843 […]

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Condolences From NZ First

By   1 week ago

Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Condolences From NZ First New Zealand First extends its sympathy to former New Zealand First MP Ria Bond who has been hit with personal tragedy, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. “Ms Bond’s nephew was killed in a car crash on the Dipton Winton […]

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National’s focus on forming strong government

By   2 weeks ago

Source: National Party – Headline: National’s focus on forming strong government With all the votes now counted it is clear that National has finished ten seats ahead of the Labour Party and also ahead of the Labour/Green grouping, says National Party Leader Bill English. “I want to thank the more than 1.15 million voters that […]

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    Endangered saddleback find new home in Fiordland

    By   1 min ago

    MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Endangered saddleback find new home in Fiordland The translocation project, led by the Fiordland Conservation Trust, was undertaken in partnership with private donors, Te Rūnaka o Ōraka Aparima, Te Kaitiaki Roopü o Murihuku and DOC. Over the last two weeks, 138 tīeke were relocated to […]

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    Show your Manawatu backyard some love this Conservation Week!

    By   1 min ago

    MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Show your Manawatu backyard some love this Conservation Week! Conservation Week runs from 14-22 October and the DOC is trying to get people to convert their love of nature into action.  “We know that the vast majority of New Zealanders (85%*) rate conservation as important […]

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    Book-a-bed option to be trialled at popular huts in Makarora Valley

    By   1 min ago

    MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Book-a-bed option to be trialled at popular huts in Makarora Valley Date:  05 October 2017 “From 1 December 2017 until 8 April 2018, you’ll be able to book beds at Siberia and Brewster huts on the DOC website,” DOC Central Otago Operations Manager Mike Tubbs says. […]

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    Show your Dunedin backyard some love this Conservation Week!

    By   2 mins ago

    MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Show your Dunedin backyard some love this Conservation Week! Conservation Week runs from 14-22 October and this year the DOC wants people to convert their love of nature into action. “We know that the vast majority of New Zealanders (85%*) rate conservation as important to […]

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    Whale on ship – Tauranga Harbour

    By   2 mins ago

    MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Whale on ship – Tauranga Harbour Date:  05 October 2017 DOC staff are today working with Tauranga Moana iwi to make arrangements to dispose of a 14 m whale which was carried into Tauranga Harbour on the front of a container vessel. The whale, believed to […]

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    New Great Walks – have your say

    By   2 mins ago

    MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New Great Walks – have your say Date:  05 October 2017 DOC is looking for proposals for two existing tracks that could be enhanced to become part of the Great Walks network. These suggested walks must provide outstanding multi-day walking experiences that deliver what visitors expect […]

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    Seals need rest not rescuing

    By   2 mins ago

    MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Seals need rest not rescuing “This is seal pup season,” says DOC Christchurch Biodiversity Ranger, Jenna Thoms. “We need to let nature take its course, these seals need rest not rescuing.” More seals are coming ashore as New Zealand fur seal pups are weaned from […]

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    Love your Whanganui backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week

    By   2 mins ago

    MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Love your Whanganui backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week Conservation Week runs from 14-22 October and Community Ranger Scotty Moore says this year DOC is trying to get people to convert their love of nature into action.  “We know that 85%* of New […]

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      Cash for CAB in Commission settlement with Tower

      By   1 hour ago

      MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Cash for CAB in Commission settlement with Tower Cash for CAB in Commission settlement with Tower 18 October 2017 The Citizens Advice Bureau will receive approximately $75,000 as part of a settlement agreed between the Commerce Commission and Tower Insurance (Tower). Tower overcharged some of its […]

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      UPDATE – Bollywood heartthrob Varun Dhawan to have his world-first figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong in early 2018

      By   10 hours ago

      Source: Media Outreach Headline: UPDATE – Bollywood heartthrob Varun Dhawan to have his world-first figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong in early 2018 HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 17 October, 2017– Bollywoodactor Varun Dhawan is ready for a red-carpet entry to Madame Tussauds HongKong. Visitors can get up close with the first youngest […]

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      Rabobank and UN Environment kick-start $1 billion program to catalyze sustainable food production

      By   17 hours ago

      Source: Media Outreach Headline: Rabobank and UN Environment kick-start $1 billion program to catalyze sustainable food production HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – October 17, 2017 – Rabobank — theworld’s leading food and agricultural bank — announces its global activationprogram, ‘Kickstart Food’, to accelerate the transition to a sustainable food supply.One of the first […]

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      Housing pushes annual inflation rate to 1.9 percent

      By   23 hours ago

      MIL OSI – Source: Statistics New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Housing pushes annual inflation rate to 1.9 percent Consumers Price Index: September 2017 quarter  –  Media Release The consumers price index (CPI) had an annual increase of 1.9 percent, and rose 0.5 percent from the June 2017 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This comes after 0.0 […]

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      Manufacturing industry using the most energy in industrial and trade sector

      By   23 hours ago

      MIL OSI – Source: Statistics New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Manufacturing industry using the most energy in industrial and trade sector New Zealand Energy Use: 2017  –  Media Release The manufacturing industry was the largest user of total energy in the year ended March 2017, Stats NZ said today. This industry accounted for 49 percent […]

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      Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Daiken/Dongwha

      By   1 day ago

      MIL OSI – Source: Commerce Commission – Release/Statement Headline: Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Daiken/Dongwha Statement of Preliminary Issues released for Daiken/Dongwha 17 October 2017 The Commerce Commission has published a statement of preliminary issues relating to the proposed acquisition of Dongwha New Zealand Limited by Daiken New Zealand Limited. The statement outlines the […]

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      More Kiwis buying into artificial intelligence

      By   1 day ago

      MIL OSI – Source: MakeLemonade.nz Christchurch – New Zealanders are buying into the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) as it is creeps into many walks of everyday life, an AI specialist says. New Zealand needs to actively embrace artificial intelligence at a faster rate as an extraordinary opportunity and challenge for New Zealand’s future, Artificial […]

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      Bollywood heartthrob Varun Dhawan to have his world-first figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong in early 2018

      By   2 days ago

      Source: Media Outreach Headline: Bollywood heartthrob Varun Dhawan to have his world-first figure at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong in early 2018 HONGKONG, CHINA – Media OutReach –Oct 16, 2017 – Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan is ready for ared-carpet entry to Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. Visitors can get up close withthe first youngest Indian Bollywood superstar in 2018 at […]

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        Endangered saddleback find new home in Fiordland

        By   1 min ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Endangered saddleback find new home in Fiordland The translocation project, led by the Fiordland Conservation Trust, was undertaken in partnership with private donors, Te Rūnaka o Ōraka Aparima, Te Kaitiaki Roopü o Murihuku and DOC. Over the last two weeks, 138 tīeke were relocated to […]

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        Show your Manawatu backyard some love this Conservation Week!

        By   1 min ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Show your Manawatu backyard some love this Conservation Week! Conservation Week runs from 14-22 October and the DOC is trying to get people to convert their love of nature into action.  “We know that the vast majority of New Zealanders (85%*) rate conservation as important […]

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        Book-a-bed option to be trialled at popular huts in Makarora Valley

        By   1 min ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Book-a-bed option to be trialled at popular huts in Makarora Valley Date:  05 October 2017 “From 1 December 2017 until 8 April 2018, you’ll be able to book beds at Siberia and Brewster huts on the DOC website,” DOC Central Otago Operations Manager Mike Tubbs says. […]

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        Show your Dunedin backyard some love this Conservation Week!

        By   2 mins ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Show your Dunedin backyard some love this Conservation Week! Conservation Week runs from 14-22 October and this year the DOC wants people to convert their love of nature into action. “We know that the vast majority of New Zealanders (85%*) rate conservation as important to […]

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        Whale on ship – Tauranga Harbour

        By   2 mins ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Whale on ship – Tauranga Harbour Date:  05 October 2017 DOC staff are today working with Tauranga Moana iwi to make arrangements to dispose of a 14 m whale which was carried into Tauranga Harbour on the front of a container vessel. The whale, believed to […]

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        New Great Walks – have your say

        By   2 mins ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: New Great Walks – have your say Date:  05 October 2017 DOC is looking for proposals for two existing tracks that could be enhanced to become part of the Great Walks network. These suggested walks must provide outstanding multi-day walking experiences that deliver what visitors expect […]

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        Seals need rest not rescuing

        By   2 mins ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Seals need rest not rescuing “This is seal pup season,” says DOC Christchurch Biodiversity Ranger, Jenna Thoms. “We need to let nature take its course, these seals need rest not rescuing.” More seals are coming ashore as New Zealand fur seal pups are weaned from […]

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        Love your Whanganui backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week

        By   2 mins ago

        MIL OSI – Source: Department of Conservation – Release/Statement Headline: Love your Whanganui backyard and make a difference this Conservation Week Conservation Week runs from 14-22 October and Community Ranger Scotty Moore says this year DOC is trying to get people to convert their love of nature into action.  “We know that 85%* of New […]

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          Let’s Stop The Lies

          By   57 mins ago

          Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Let’s Stop The Lies Fairfax claimed before 446,287 votes were even counted in the 2017 General Election that I was holding the country to ransom. Second, that I had tried to get a deal on an electorate seat. Today’s editorial is slovenly and deceitful in the extreme […]

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          Bird of the Year – Loving Aotearoa

          By   18 hours ago

          Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Bird of the Year – Loving Aotearoa I love that I live in a country where there is a competition for ‘Bird of the Year’. Right now, around New Zealand, there are teams and campaigns promoting the attributes of our native birds; from the famous kākāpo creeping around […]

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          Meet the team: Deborah Russell

          By   23 hours ago

          Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Meet the team: Deborah Russell This election, Labour has welcomed 18 new MPs to our team in Parliament. We’ve asked them a few questions about their first couple of weeks here, and what they’re most looking forward to as an MP. First up: our new MP for New […]

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          A Post Election Update

          By   2 days ago

          Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement: Headline: A Post Election Update It’s the start of another week and I wanted to give you a quick update on what’s happening in relation to our efforts to form a new Government for New Zealand. We’ve been working hard to ensure that the issues that we care about […]

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          Board Members’ Privacy

          By   6 days ago

          Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Board Members’ Privacy New Zealand First values our board members’ privacy, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. “They are not politicians but New Zealanders who believe in the party and wish to make a contribution to the decision-making process. “They give up their valuable spare […]

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          Bloodiest, Saddest Day In NZ’s Military History

          By   6 days ago

          Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Bloodiest, Saddest Day In NZ’s Military History New Zealand First is calling for a report into how best New Zealand can commemorate the bloodiest and saddest day in the country’s military history, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. “In just a few hours 843 […]

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          Condolences From NZ First

          By   1 week ago

          Source: New Zealand First – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Condolences From NZ First New Zealand First extends its sympathy to former New Zealand First MP Ria Bond who has been hit with personal tragedy, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. “Ms Bond’s nephew was killed in a car crash on the Dipton Winton […]

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          Labour welcomes final election results

          By   2 weeks ago

          Source: New Zealand Labour Party – Headline: Labour welcomes final election results Today’s final election count has strengthened the mandate for change, and for negotiations to continue in earnest, says Leader of the Opposition Jacinda Ardern. “We congratulate Angie Warren-Clark on becoming Labour’s 14th additional MP, which expands the Labour caucus to 46 MPs. “Angie […]

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            Honshu White Admiral Butterfly versus Japanese Honeysuckle

            By   57 mins ago

            MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Honshu White Admiral Butterfly versus Japanese Honeysuckle Posted on 18 October 2017 by Honshu White Admiral Butterfly versus Japanese Honeysuckle Greater Wellington’s biosecurity guardians are valiantly fighting pest plants in the region, but there are times when we have to enlist nature to help us tip […]

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            Rugby League World Cup 2017 Team Welcome on Auckland’s waterfront Free event includes a waka challenge, haka and siva tau, and celebrity appearances. Watch the best New Zealand and Samoa rugby league players battle it out on the water, going head-to-head in a waka challenge, before their Rugby League World Cup 2017 (RLWC2017) clash at Mt Smart Stadium Published 17 OCT 2017

            By   21 hours ago

            MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) Headline: Rugby League World Cup 2017 Team Welcome on Auckland’s waterfront Free event includes a waka challenge, haka and siva tau, and celebrity appearances. Watch the best New Zealand and Samoa rugby league players battle it out on the water, going head-to-head in a […]

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            Faster property information service

            By   1 day ago

            MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Faster property information service Accessing property information will soon be a much quicker and more convenient process for people in the Far North. The Far North District Council plans to scan and store electronically about 50,000 property and resource consent files, which are […]

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            Faster property information service – Far North District Council

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            MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: Faster property information service – Far North District Council Accessing property information will soon be a much quicker and more convenient process for people in the Far North. The Far North District Council plans to scan and store electronically about 50,000 property and resource […]

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            Notice of City Vision’s Special General Meeting 2017

            By   3 days ago

            MIL OSI – Source: City Vision – Release/Statement Headline: Notice of City Vision’s Special General Meeting 2017 18 October 2017 7.30pm Horticultural Building, Great North Rd Western Springs City Vision’s SGM is held every three years after a local body election to select an executive or steering group who will guide City Vision through to […]

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            KPMG to review Council procurement process

            By   5 days ago

            MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: KPMG to review Council procurement process The Far North District Council has appointed international finance and audit company, KPMG, to review its procurement processes. The Council has sent a five-member, Auckland-based team from KPMG New Zealand a list of all Council procurement contracts over […]

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            ‘B’ performance rating for Council

            By   5 days ago

            MIL OSI – Source: Far North District Council – Release/Statement Headline: ‘B’ performance rating for Council Local government experts have given the Far North District Council a B rating for performance in a report released yesterday. The Council is one of 18 local authorities that agreed to be assessed under Local Government New Zealand’s inaugural […]

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            Region looks to big benefits from integrated trail network

            By   6 days ago

            MIL OSI – Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council Headline: Region looks to big benefits from integrated trail network Posted on 12 October 2017 by An ambitious plan to combine the region’s off-road tracks and trails under a single framework and create a uniquely Wellington region experience that enhances regional lifestyle and attract tourists has been […]

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              We have one year to create the largest ever protected area on Earth

              By   2 days ago

              MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: We have one year to create the largest ever protected area on Earth In the words of David Attenborough, “Our planet is a blue planet”. With over 70% of our world covered by water, our oceans can be seen from across the solar system. […]

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              When is MSD going to give up its damaging and arcane views towards sole mothers who repartner?

              By   5 days ago

              MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: When is MSD going to give up its damaging and arcane views towards sole mothers who repartner? When Wendy Shoebridge died in 2011 after a benefit fraud investigator issued her an ill-advised prosecution notice for being in an undeclared relationship – probably […]

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              Consumerism or citizenship

              By   6 days ago

              MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Consumerism or citizenship Life as a consumer is very different to what we’re told. We’re told it’s easy, it’s effortless. That life flows better with Visa. We’re sold an image of smash avo on toast; of beautiful, thin, white women laughing at salads; of […]

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              NZ First’s anti-discrimination policy could be promising

              By   3 weeks ago

              MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: NZ First’s anti-discrimination policy could be promising 27 September 2017 With a new government undecided, Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) urges participants in coalition talks to prioritise child wellbeing policies.“Fixing Working for Families (WFF) is imperative and fundamental if we want to […]

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              When the state turned away: Sarah’s story

              By   4 weeks ago

              MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: When the state turned away: Sarah’s story With all the rhetoric around domestic violence and women and children it’s hard to believe that even today when women experience hardship and reach out to the state for support, they are still judged and […]

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              Harsh punishments for sole parents fuel child poverty

              By   1 month ago

              MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Harsh punishments for sole parents fuel child poverty 15 September 2017 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that urgently removing Sections 176, 177, 178 from the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill and extending the In-Work Tax Credit portion of Working for Families […]

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              Thursday, September 7: Occupying Central Plains Water

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              MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Thursday, September 7: Occupying Central Plains Water The day started early, or late, depending on your perspective. We met the night before in Christchurch. People had travelled from across New Zealand at a moment’s notice – one group had even driven from Dunedin. The […]

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              Education priorities for a New Zealand where all children can flourish

              By   1 month ago

              MIL OSI – Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Education priorities for a New Zealand where all children can flourish 06 September 2017 The upcoming election provides an opportunity for all political parties to put the wellbeing of all New Zealand’s children at the centre of their education policies, says Child […]

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