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Suicide figures make for grim reading

Published By   /  April 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Suicide figures make for grim reading

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Suicide figures make for grim reading The 506 suspected suicides of Kiwis who have been in the care of mental health services in the last four years show that these services are under severe stress, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.   “If you do […]

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Caregivers win historic pay battle

Published By   /  April 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Caregivers win historic pay battle

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Caregivers win historic pay battle Jan Logie MP on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – 10:20 Payday has been hard fought for by women who work in the aged-care, home support and disability service sector, thanks to Kristine Bartlett, unions and supporters around the country, the […]

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The oh so powerful gay agenda

Published By   /  April 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, gay, gay rights, Green Party, LGBTQI, Opposition News, Politics, q-topia, sex education, The Issues, transgender students  /  Comments Off on The oh so powerful gay agenda

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The oh so powerful gay agenda Last week I got one of those mass emails railing against the ‘gay agenda’ and other identity politics. Here are a couple of snippets: “Or is one reason for the hesitancy or confusion many New Zealanders feel – deluged […]

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Pay equity deal a victory for determination and unions

Published By   /  April 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Pay equity deal a victory for determination and unions

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Pay equity deal a victory for determination and unions The pay equity settlement revealed today for around 55,000 low-paid workers was hard-won by a determined Kristine Bartlett backed by her union, up against sheer Government resistance to paying Kiwis their fair share, says Labour Leader […]

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Debate on GLOBE NZ “Net Zero in New Zealand” report

Published By   /  April 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Debate on GLOBE NZ “Net Zero in New Zealand” report

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Debate on GLOBE NZ “Net Zero in New Zealand” report Kennedy Graham MP on Monday, April 17, 2017 – 16:44 [embedded content] Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM (Green): I move, That the House note the report entitled Net Zero in New Zealand: Scenarios to achieve domestic emissions […]

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Climate change hurts the vulnerable

Published By   /  April 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Climate, Climate Change, Cyclones, extreme weather, Global Warming, Green Party, Opposition News, Pacific Islands, Politics  /  Comments Off on Climate change hurts the vulnerable

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Climate change hurts the vulnerable Our thoughts are with those in Edgecumbe and other towns experiencing massive flooding from the latest weather bomb, the second in the space of a week. People are having to leave their homes and their possessions as the floodwaters rise. […]

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Kiwi video games played at Parliament

Published By   /  April 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, ICT, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, Technology, video games  /  Comments Off on Kiwi video games played at Parliament

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Kiwi video games played at Parliament This week, MPs were playing games at Parliament. What’s new, you ask? Not the usual, name-calling and point-scoring political games. Instead, they played Kiwi-designed video games like Grow and Golden Threads. I was delighted to be able to organise, […]

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Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections

Published By   /  April 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Corrections, Green Party, honour the treaty, Justice & Democracy, Maori, Opposition News, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Treaty of Waitangi  /  Comments Off on Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Waitangi Tribunal’s report on Corrections A month ago, the Corrections Minister said without equivocation, to no less than the Kingiitanga, that “Reducing reoffending by Māori offenders is a high priority for Corrections.” A nice line, sure, but an empty one, totally divorced from reality, if […]

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The Atrocity of Syria, revisited

Published By   /  April 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on The Atrocity of Syria, revisited

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Atrocity of Syria, revisited The chemical weapon attack of 4 April that appears to have killed some 86 civilians in Khan Sheikhoun is the latest military action to provoke global outrage over Syria. Back in 2013, in response to chemical weapon attacks, and under […]

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We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland Council, Climate Change, divestment, Economy, Work, & Welfare, fossil fuels, Green Party, oil, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment The climate movement took a big step forward this week when our largest council voted to divest from fossil fuel investments. Auckland Council has now joined Dunedin, Melbourne, San Francisco, Washington DC, Copenhagen, and a host of other cities […]

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DHB’s forced to make tough choices

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on DHB’s forced to make tough choices

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: DHB’s forced to make tough choices The Minister of Health today admitted that the country’s District Health Boards were having to spend more than their ring fenced expenditure on Mental Health, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark.   “The situation is serious with Capital and […]

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Nats break emergency housing pledge – deliver just five more places

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Nats break emergency housing pledge – deliver just five more places

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Nats break emergency housing pledge – deliver just five more places Despite National’s promises of 2,200 emergency housing beds, just 737 were provided in the March Quarter, an increase of only five from six months earlier, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “We have an […]

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Gareth Hughes: Stifling Dissent with the Anadarko Amendment

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: Stifling Dissent with the Anadarko Amendment

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Gareth Hughes: Stifling Dissent with the Anadarko Amendment Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 11:04 GARETH HUGHES (Green) to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does she agree with Dr Russel Norman, who said that section 101B(1)(c) of the Crown Minerals Act 1991, known as […]

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Housing speculators’ paradise continues

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Housing speculators’ paradise continues

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Housing speculators’ paradise continues James Shaw MP on Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 11:47 A capital gains tax on property speculators is urgently needed to rebalance the housing market, as the median nationwide house price rose to over half a million dollars today, the Green […]

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Gareth Hughes: Stifling Decent with the Anadarko Amendment

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Gareth Hughes: Stifling Decent with the Anadarko Amendment

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Gareth Hughes: Stifling Decent with the Anadarko Amendment Gareth Hughes MP on Thursday, April 13, 2017 – 11:04 GARETH HUGHES (Green) to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Does she agree with Dr Russel Norman, who said that section 101B(1)(c) of the Crown Minerals Act 1991, known as […]

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Kiwis one step closer to knowing where their food is from

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Kiwis one step closer to knowing where their food is from

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Kiwis one step closer to knowing where their food is from Steffan Browning MP on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 20:03 Support for Green MP Steffan Browning’s member’s bill is a win for the vast majority of New Zealanders who want to know where the […]

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Tips for a Green Easter

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, chocolate, Easter, ethical shopping, Fair trade, Green Party, Opposition News, Palm Oil, Politics, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Tips for a Green Easter

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tips for a Green Easter Who’s hanging out for the long weekend? We can’t wait! Whether you’re heading away or staying home, we hope you get to spend time with the people you love. With the weather looking damp in most parts of the country, […]

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Social data security review too little, too late

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Social data security review too little, too late

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Social data security review too little, too late The independent review into the Ministry of Social Development’s individual client level data IT system is too little, too late, says Labour’s Social Development spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni. “The Minister of Social Development has finally seen some sense […]

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More questions raised on CERA conflicts

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Labour Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on More questions raised on CERA conflicts

MIL OSI – Source: Labour Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: More questions raised on CERA conflicts With the admission that three more former CERA staff members are under suspicion of not appropriately managing conflicts of interest related to the Canterbury rebuild, it’s imperative that CERA’s successor organisation Ōtākaro fronts up to Parliamentary questions, says Labour’s […]

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Government’s solutions to water crisis are a band aid on a broken leg

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics  /  Comments Off on Government’s solutions to water crisis are a band aid on a broken leg

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Government’s solutions to water crisis are a band aid on a broken leg Catherine Delahunty MP on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 – 11:32 The Government’s weak strategy for cleaning up fresh water won’t undo years of abuse, unless we change our farming model, and take […]

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