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Karanina Sumeo on the need for an independent pay transparency agency

By   /  April 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Karanina Sumeo on the need for an independent pay transparency agency

Source: Human Rights Commission Karanina Sumeo on the need for an independent pay transparency agency April 18, 2019 Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina Sumeo tells her story about being paid $40,000 less than someone who was doing the same job as her, and why it shows we need a pay transparency agency to close the gender pay […]

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United Nations Indigenous Rights Experts to visit New Zealand

By   /  April 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on United Nations Indigenous Rights Experts to visit New Zealand

Source: Human Rights Commission A group of independent indigenous experts from the United Nations are visiting New Zealand to assist Government and Iwi to develop a strategy and plan for the implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The delegation is comprised of members of the UN Expert Mechanism on the […]

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Anzac Day 2019: Gallipoli Commemorations

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Anzac Day 2019: Gallipoli Commemorations

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Anzac Day 2019: Gallipoli Commemorations Anzac Day 2019 commemorations in Gallipoli, TurkeyOn Anzac Day 2019, we will commemorate the Anzac landings in Gallipoli. This bulletin should be read in conjunction with our Turkey travel advisory.Safety and securityThe Anzac Day Service on the Gallipoli […]

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Human Rights Commission supports business leaders’ stand against racism

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Human Rights Commission supports business leaders’ stand against racism

Source: Human Rights Commission Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt has praised the business leaders who are taking a public stand against racism in the workplace. A group of New Zealand business leaders today published an open letter (www.nzstandtogether.co.nz) calling for a more inclusive country following the Christchurch mosque attacks on 15 March. I applaud […]

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Senior United Nations official visits Christchurch in the wake of the Mosque attacks

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Senior United Nations official visits Christchurch in the wake of the Mosque attacks

Source: Human Rights Commission A senior United Nations human rights official is visiting New Zealand this week to show solidarity and learn, at first hand, how communities and the country are responding to the Christchurch Mosque attacks. Kate Gilmore, the United Nations (UN) Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, will be the first major UN official to visit New Zealand […]

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Putting indigenous rights into action in Aotearoa

By   /  April 5, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Putting indigenous rights into action in Aotearoa

Source: Human Rights Commission The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the United Nations in 2007 and supported by New Zealand in 2010. It sets out human rights standards that align with and support our own Treaty of Waitangi and has been described as “a blueprint for implementing Te Tiriti”. […]

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Tackling racism, islamophobia and hate in New Zealand

By   /  April 2, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Tackling racism, islamophobia and hate in New Zealand

Source: Human Rights Commission By Paul Hunt, Chief Human Rights Commissioner Following the attack on two mosques, leaving many dead and injured, on 15th March 2019 in Christchurch, the Chief Commissioner spoke at Otago University as part of the University’s Give Nothing to Racism campaign. These are extended extracts, with slight revisions, from the Chief Commissioner’s […]

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New research scrutinises New Zealand’s largest pay rise for women

By   /  March 28, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on New research scrutinises New Zealand’s largest pay rise for women

Source: Human Rights Commission New research by the New Zealand Work Research Institute at Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the Human Rights Commission has for the first time revealed the challenges and advantages of New Zealand’s largest pay increase for women.   “The Value of Care – evaluating the impact of the 2017 pay equity […]

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Multiculturalism and diversity is us

By   /  March 22, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Multiculturalism and diversity is us

Source: Human Rights Commission By Pancha Narayanan and Paul Hunt We are all in sorrow and mourning with the loss of our Muslim brothers and sisters who were targeted in the terrible Christchurch mosque attacks on Friday 15 March. Each of us is grieving. With this grief we will also all be reflecting on what […]

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Race Relations Day a chance to remember the victims and survivors of Christchurch attacks

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Race Relations Day a chance to remember the victims and survivors of Christchurch attacks

Source: Human Rights Commission Race Relations Day (Thursday 21 March) provides a chance to remember the victims and survivors of the attacks in Christchurch and reflect on how we can create a more harmonious society, Pancha Narayanan, National President of Multicultural New Zealand says. This year we will mark Race Relations Day with heavy hearts […]

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Tropical Cyclone Idai

By   /  March 20, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Tropical Cyclone Idai

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Tropical Cyclone Idai On 15 March 2019, tropical cyclone Idai made landfall at the port city of Beira in Mozambique, causing flooding, high winds and mud slides which has left a trail of destruction in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.   If you are […]

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Paul Hunt: We must give nothing to racism and Islamophobia

By   /  March 19, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Paul Hunt: We must give nothing to racism and Islamophobia

Source: Human Rights Commission The calamity in Christchurch demonstrates that New Zealand’s geographical isolation does not protect us from violent, transnational, neo-fascist ideology. For a long time, Professor Paul Spoonley from Massey University has warned about the white supremacist nationalist politics festering in New Zealand. Susan Devoy, our former Race Relations Commissioner, has graphically described […]

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Advice for New Zealanders overseas

By   /  March 18, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Advice for New Zealanders overseas

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Advice for New Zealanders overseas The terrorist attacks in Christchurch on 15 March, which were motivated by extreme right-wing ideology, have attracted global attention and strong international condemnation.  International reactions to those events are difficult to predict and may change at short notice. […]

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“We condemn violence and hatred of any sort and join the rest of new Zealand in deep sorrow for those affected by these awful events.”

By   /  March 15, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on “We condemn violence and hatred of any sort and join the rest of new Zealand in deep sorrow for those affected by these awful events.”

Source: Human Rights Commission The Human Rights Commission issued the following statement in response to the unprecedented violent attacks at the Masjid Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch from Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt;  “The reports we are hearing from Christchurch are devastating. Our hearts go out to the individuals, families and communities […]

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Amnesty International stands in solidarity with school strike for climate

By   /  March 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Amnesty International NZ, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Amnesty International stands in solidarity with school strike for climate

Source: Amnesty International NZ Greta Thunberg and young people around the world are standing up for climate action Amnesty International today warned that the failure of governments to tackle climate change could amount to the greatest inter-generational human rights violation in history, as it welcomes a global day of school strikes against climate change planned […]

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Karanina Sumeo: It’s time to end the secrecy over unequal pay

By   /  March 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Karanina Sumeo: It’s time to end the secrecy over unequal pay

Source: Human Rights Commission International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on how far we’ve come in valuing, respecting and honouring the dignity of the women in our homes, communities, workplaces. While we are doing better than some countries, gender equality remains an unachieved goal. This International Women’s Day, I’m calling on New Zealand […]

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Family Violence and the Human Rights Act

By   /  March 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Family Violence and the Human Rights Act

Source: Human Rights Commission An introduction: Family violence, Human Rights, and other law  In New Zealand, the terms family violence and domestic violence are interchangeable and refer to all forms of violence in family and intimate relationships.  Family violence is a range of behaviours that are used to dominate or control a person within an […]

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Are you a New Zealander living in the UK or travelling to the UK?

By   /  March 1, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Government Public Service, New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pacific Region, Safe Travel, Security, Tourism, Transport, Travel  /  Comments Off on Are you a New Zealander living in the UK or travelling to the UK?

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade – Safe Travel Are you a New Zealander living in the UK or travelling to the UK? The United Kingdom (UK) is preparing to exit the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. We provide the following information for New Zealanders living in or travelling to […]

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Government seeks feedback on Universal Periodic Review Recommendations

By   /  February 27, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Government seeks feedback on Universal Periodic Review Recommendations

Source: Human Rights Commission New Zealand’s review took place at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on 21 January 2019. 77 countries made a total of 194 recommendations to New Zealand on further steps it can take to improve our human rights situation. The recommendations are included in the attached draft report of […]

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Our people, our cultures, our languages – O tātou iwi, ō tātou ahurea, ō tātou reo

By   /  February 25, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, FifthEstate1, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Our people, our cultures, our languages – O tātou iwi, ō tātou ahurea, ō tātou reo

Source: Human Rights Commission Race Relations Day on Thursday 21 March provides an opportunity to celebrate and experience many of New Zealand’s more than 200 ethnic communities, says Pancha Narayanan, National President of Multicultural New Zealand. March 21 marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination which is observed globally to remember 1960 […]

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