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Cabbages and Kings.

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, GreenPeace, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Cabbages and Kings.

MIL OSI – Source: Greenpeace New Zealand – Release/Statement Headline: Cabbages and Kings. Frogs will rain from the sky, a blight will cross the land, and white walkers will travel south of the wall. All this will come to pass. Oh and cabbages might cost more. That’s the tenor of the response of Irrigation New […]

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National Doubles new spending commitments in seven days

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on National Doubles new spending commitments in seven days

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: National Doubles new spending commitments in seven days National spends-up large…The National Party has more than doubled its new election spending in the space of just one week, according to the Taxpayers’ Union election costing Bribe-O-Meter. Since last Monday, the National Party has increased promised spending […]

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Wellington City Council compares poorly against neighbours

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Wellington City Council compares poorly against neighbours

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Wellington City Council compares poorly against neighbours Wellington City Council is left embarrassed by its neighbouring territorial authorities, according to Ratepayers’ Report, the Taxpayers’ Union’s local government league tables, released today at www.ratepayersreport.nz. Metrics including total operating expenses and total liabilities per ratepayer were used to […]

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Waitomo District Council NZ’s most indebted local authority.

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Waitomo District Council NZ’s most indebted local authority.

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Waitomo District Council NZ’s most indebted local authority. With liabilities four times the national average for rural councils, Waitomo District Council is New Zealand’s most indebted local authority, according to Ratepayers’ Report, the Taxpayers’ Union’s local government league tables, launched today at www.ratepayersreport.nz.Jordan Williams, Executive Director […]

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Rates bill in Hamilton City Northern Waikato’s cheapest

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Rates bill in Hamilton City Northern Waikato’s cheapest

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Rates bill in Hamilton City Northern Waikato’s cheapest Hamilton City Council’s average residential rates bill of $2,035 is the lowest in Northern Waikato, according to Ratepayers’ Report, the Taxpayers’ Union’s local government league tables, launched today at www.ratepayersreport.nz. Nationwide, only three city or metropolitan councils charge […]

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Rates bill in Mackenzie District New Zealand’s most affordable – $600 below national average

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Rates bill in Mackenzie District New Zealand’s most affordable – $600 below national average

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Rates bill in Mackenzie District New Zealand’s most affordable – $600 below national average Average rates bills in the Mackenzie District are the lowest in New Zealand, according to Ratepayers’ Report, the Taxpayers Union’s 2017 local government league tables, published today at www.ratepayersreport.nz.  The average annual […]

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Christchurch City Council debt more than three times the national average

By   /  August 22, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Christchurch City Council debt more than three times the national average

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Christchurch City Council debt more than three times the national average Christchurch City Council has liabilities of $21,431 per ratepayer, more than three times the national average of $6,989, according to Ratepayers’ Report, the Taxpayers’ Union’s local government league tables, launched today at www.ratepayersreport.nz. Christchurch City […]

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Family First To Charities Board – See You Back In Court

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Family First, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Family First To Charities Board – See You Back In Court

MIL OSI – Source: Family First – Release/Statement Headline: Family First To Charities Board – See You Back In Court Media Release – 21 August 2017Family First NZ has instructed its lawyer to file an immediate Notice of Appeal in the Wellington High Court against the Charities Board’s formal decision to deregister Family First NZ. […]

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MPs Want Birth Certificates Based on Feelings, Not Biology

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Family First, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on MPs Want Birth Certificates Based on Feelings, Not Biology

MIL OSI – Source: Family First – Release/Statement Headline: MPs Want Birth Certificates Based on Feelings, Not Biology Media Release 19 Aug 2017Family First NZ says that politicians have deemed birth certificates meaningless as a result of a decision by the Government Administration select committee to recommend that birth certificates be based on the choice […]

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WWF Statement on the Death of Wayne Lotter, Co-founder & Chairman, PAMS Foundation

By   /  August 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Animal Welfare, Conservation, Environment, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Statement on the Death of Wayne Lotter, Co-founder & Chairman, PAMS Foundation

MIL OSI – Source: World Wildlife Fund – Release/Statement Headline: WWF Statement on the Death of Wayne Lotter, Co-founder & Chairman, PAMS Foundation Nairobi, August 18, 2017 – World Wildlife Fund (WWF) expresses its profound sadness and outrage on the death of Wayne Lotter, co-founder and chairman, PAMS Foundation in a tragic attack in Dar Es […]

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One million South Sudanese have now fled to Uganda

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, NGOs, Oxfam  /  Comments Off on One million South Sudanese have now fled to Uganda

MIL OSI – Source: Oxfam New Zealand – Press Release/Statement Headline: One million South Sudanese have now fled to Uganda As the announcement of 1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda was made today, Lydia Zigomo, the Oxfam Regional Director of the Horn, East and Central Africa, said: “As long as the senseless, costly and […]

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Intern embraces the unexpected in Japan

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Foreign Affairs, NGOs  /  Comments Off on Intern embraces the unexpected in Japan

MIL OSI – Source: Asia New Zealand Foundation – Press Release/Statement Headline: Intern embraces the unexpected in Japan Jade Phibbs describes travelling the length of Japan, visiting clients and company branches while on a Foundation internship at pulp and paper company Oji Holding’s. She says the experience not only gave her invaluable insight into Japanese business culture but […]

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Dope Use Warrants Both Criminal & Health Approach

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Family First, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Dope Use Warrants Both Criminal & Health Approach

MIL OSI – Source: Family First – Release/Statement Headline: Dope Use Warrants Both Criminal & Health Approach Media Release 17 August 2017 Family First NZ says that Ministry of Justice statistics debunk concerns expressed by Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, and claims by supporters of marijuana, that hundreds of people are being locked up for petty […]

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Uganda: International community must avert growing crisis as number of South Sudanese refugees reaches a million

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Uganda: International community must avert growing crisis as number of South Sudanese refugees reaches a million

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Uganda: International community must avert growing crisis as number of South Sudanese refugees reaches a million The international community must deliver and improve on existing financial commitments to help Uganda support the refugees it is hosting, following a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) […]

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Hong Kong: “Vindictive” jail terms for pro-democracy leaders

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Hong Kong: “Vindictive” jail terms for pro-democracy leaders

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Hong Kong: “Vindictive” jail terms for pro-democracy leaders The Hong Kong authorities’ relentless pursuit of jail terms for three leaders of the pro-democracy movement is a vindictive attack on freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International said.On Thursday, Hong Kong’s Court of Appeal handed […]

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Complaint laid for Andy Foster’s use of Wellington Council resources for NZ First campaigning 

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Complaint laid for Andy Foster’s use of Wellington Council resources for NZ First campaigning 

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Complaint laid for Andy Foster’s use of Wellington Council resources for NZ First campaigning  Complaint laid for Andy Foster’s use of Wellington Council resources for NZ First campaigning 18 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that Wellington City Councillor, Andy Foster has made […]

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Local Government leaders failing New Zealand 

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Local Government leaders failing New Zealand 

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: Local Government leaders failing New Zealand  Local Government Leaders failing New Zealand 18 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It is a sad coincidence that newly elected head of Local Government New Zealand is facing his own water crisis in North Dunedin – with it being exactly one-year […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Labour Party spot on – not Government’s role to own hotels

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: Labour Party spot on – not Government’s role to own hotels

MIL OSI – Source: Taxpayers Union – Release/Statement Headline: MEDIA RELEASE: Labour Party spot on – not Government’s role to own hotels Labour Party spot on – not government’s role to own hotels 17 AUGUST 2017FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Taxpayers’ Union agree with Labour: the use of millions of dollars of taxpayers’ money for the Government’s desperate […]

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Philippines: 32 killed in a day as Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ hits new levels of barbarity

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Philippines: 32 killed in a day as Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ hits new levels of barbarity

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Philippines: 32 killed in a day as Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ hits new levels of barbarity After Philippine police killed 32 people in what is believed to be the highest death toll in a single day in President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “war on drugs”, Amnesty […]

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Kenya: Attempts to shut down human rights groups unlawful and irresponsible

By   /  August 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Kenya: Attempts to shut down human rights groups unlawful and irresponsible

MIL OSI – Source: Amnesty International NZ – Release/Statement Headline: Kenya: Attempts to shut down human rights groups unlawful and irresponsible Responding to attempts by Kenya’s NGO regulator to shut down two human rights organizations – the Kenya National Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and the African Centre for Open Governance (AfriCoG) – Michelle Kagari, Amnesty […]

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