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NZ Mental Health Will Worsen If Dope Legalised

By   /  February 14, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on NZ Mental Health Will Worsen If Dope Legalised

Source: Family First Media Release 14 February 2019 Family First NZ says that the latest study on the effects of marijuana prove that New Zealand would be foolish to legalise marijuana in any way, and that the illegality of the drug and other drugs is vital as we fight the devastation its use causes on both […]

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Bold proposal puts people at the heart of vocational education

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, Employment, FifthEstate1, ITPs, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Voices of tertiary education, Vote to Keep it Public  /  Comments Off on Bold proposal puts people at the heart of vocational education

Source: Tertiary Education Union Press release 13 February 2019 Bold proposal puts people at the heart of vocational education Staff can turn their attention to opening doors for students and communities with creative teaching, learning, and research under bold changes proposed today for vocational education says the Tertiary Education Union. Education Minister, Chris Hipkins, today […]

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Almost 84 Years Married – World’s Longest Married Couple In NZ?

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Almost 84 Years Married – World’s Longest Married Couple In NZ?

Source: Family First Media Release 12 February 2019For the fourth year running, Family First New Zealand has presented an Award for the Longest Married Couple in New Zealand and the New Zealand couple who won the previous three annual awards may not only be NZ’s longest married couple again this year, but the world’s longest […]

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CTU supports improved laws on equal pay

By   /  February 13, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, equal pay, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on CTU supports improved laws on equal pay

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU Today oral submissions begin on the Equal Pay Amendment Bill and the Council of Trade Unions is one of the first off the blocks to support this law at Select Committee. “We all know that Kiwis believe in fairness. This Bill will make New Zealand a fairer place […]

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Taxpayer Should Not Fund Sex Change Operations – Poll

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Taxpayer Should Not Fund Sex Change Operations – Poll

Source: Family First Media Release 10 February 2019 Independent polling by Curia Market Research has found strong opposition to taxpayer funding of sex change procedures. In the poll of 1,000 New Zealanders surveyed, respondents were asked “Do you think the taxpayer should fund surgery and hormone treatments for people who wish to change their sex?” 63% […]

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Billboard Campaign Encourages Nope To Dope

By   /  February 11, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Billboard Campaign Encourages Nope To Dope

Source: Family First Media Release 10 February 2019A billboard campaign is warning families and encouraging them to think deeply about the possible legalisation of marijuana, and to vote against the proposal in the 2020 referendum. The first billboard has been put up in Christchurch, with further billboards to be used around the country. Family First […]

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Labour statistics show more effort from government required

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Labour statistics show more effort from government required

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU The Council of Trade Unions is welcoming signs today, in the Labour Market Statistics, of stronger pay rises coming through but says there is a long way still to go. “It is good to see a strong rise in the average wage over the last year, and that […]

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Living Wage for Westpac

By   /  February 8, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Uncategorized, Unions  /  Comments Off on Living Wage for Westpac

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU SThe Council of Trade Unions is welcoming growing awareness in the business sector that lifting incomes is a priority, with today’s announcement that Westpac will be an accredited Living Wage employer. “It’s good to see that at least some parts of the business sector are recognising that low […]

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Staff are the foundation for the future of tertiary education

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Education, Employment, FifthEstate1, General staff, ITPs, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, Universities, vocational education and training, Voices of tertiary education, Wānanga  /  Comments Off on Staff are the foundation for the future of tertiary education

Source: Tertiary Education Union Education Minister, Chris Hipkins is reminded today by the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) that the success of his planned reform of institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITP) will depend on the extraordinary skill, knowledge and experience of the people working and studying in the sector. In its report Changing Lives, published this […]

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1 in 3 Support Families Opting In, Not Out, For Sex Ed

By   /  February 7, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on 1 in 3 Support Families Opting In, Not Out, For Sex Ed

Source: Family First Media Release 7 February 2019A third of parents have expressed support for children only being given sex education at schools if the parents specifically ‘opt in’ to the programme. Currently, parents have to notify schools if they want their children excluded, but many families have complained that they have not been aware […]

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Fair Pay Agreements; making work fairer for Kiwis

By   /  January 31, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Business, Council Of Trade Unions, Employment Issues, Employment Law, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Unions  /  Comments Off on Fair Pay Agreements; making work fairer for Kiwis

Source: Council of Trade Unions – CTU “Working Kiwis are a step closer to having fairness at work with today’s announced recommendations from the working party on Fair Pay Agreements,” said CTU President, Richard Wagstaff. “New Zealanders deserve jobs that pay enough to live on, with working hours and conditions that allow them to spend […]

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Open Letter To New Zealand Parliamentarians: Re Pill Testing Within Australia & NZ

By   /  January 30, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, Children and Wellbeing, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Open Letter To New Zealand Parliamentarians: Re Pill Testing Within Australia & NZ

Source: Family First DRUG FREE AUSTRALIA 30 January 2019Drug Free Australia has been very concerned about the national pill testing push within Australia and New Zealand which has chiefly been led here by members of an organisation, Harm Reduction Australia. Our concerns have pivoted on the fact that MDMA, which is a most sought-after substance […]

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Attempts to Legalise Dope In Troubled Portugal

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Attempts to Legalise Dope In Troubled Portugal

Source: Family First TRAFFICKING, ORGANISED CRIME, CONSUMPTION, PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES ALL ON THE INCREASEMedia Release 21 January 2019Family First NZ says that it is significant that political parties in Portugal are now pushing for the legalisation of marijuana in their country because they wrongly believe it will combat current problems around organised crime, drug trafficking, increased […]

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Free Public Wi-Fi Should Block Porn – Poll

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, Featured, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Free Public Wi-Fi Should Block Porn – Poll

Source: Family First Media Release 17 January 2019 A nationwide poll has found strong support for cafes, libraries, and other public places which offer free Wi-Fi to be required to block access to pornographic websites. In the independent poll of 1,000 New Zealanders by Curia Market Research, respondents were asked: “Should businesses including cafes and […]

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Biology Over Gender Identity In Schools – Poll

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, Featured, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Biology Over Gender Identity In Schools – Poll

Source: Family First Media Release 14 January 2019Polling by Curia Market Research has found stronger support for children not to be taught that their gender can changed and for toilets and changing rooms to be based on biological sex. In the poll of 1,000 New Zealanders surveyed last month, respondents were asked “Do you believe […]

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Conscience Not Coercion On Same-Sex Marriage – Poll

By   /  January 11, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, Featured, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Conscience Not Coercion On Same-Sex Marriage – Poll

Source: Family First Media Release 11 January 2019 A poll by Curia Market Research has found that six years on from the passing of the same-sex marriage law, there is still strong support for New Zealanders to be free to have a traditional view of marriage, and to exercise that conviction in the public space. This […]

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Do the right thing Minister, support Taratahi students and staff

By   /  January 9, 2019  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, Employment, General staff, ITPs, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union, vocational education and training  /  Comments Off on Do the right thing Minister, support Taratahi students and staff

Source: Tertiary Education Union Following the news yesterday that people working at the Taratahi Institute of Agriculture could be forced to go without pay, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) called on the Minister to step in immediately to support those affected and their families.  “It is simply not right that the people who commit their working lives […]

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Soft and Flawed Approach On Drugs At Music Festivals

By   /  January 2, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, Featured, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Soft and Flawed Approach On Drugs At Music Festivals

Source: Family First Media Release 2 January 2019 Family First NZ says that attempts to allow drug use and drug testing at music festivals is flawed and dangerous, and is being used by drug-friendly groups and a government apparently soft-on-drugs as a wedge for the normalisation of drug use. “Having drug-free music festivals is not a […]

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No Room at NZ’s Christmas Inn for Down syndrome?

By   /  December 24, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Family First, Featured, KB, KB, Media Releases, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on No Room at NZ’s Christmas Inn for Down syndrome?

Source: Family First Media Release 23 December 2018 Family First NZ says it is deeply disturbed that a family is being turned away from New Zealand and torn apart because of one of the family members having Down syndrome. They are calling for the government to overturn this heartless decision immediately. “People with Down syndrome are […]

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Taratahi liquidation shows time for change is now

By   /  December 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Education, Employment, General staff, ITPs, KB, Media Releases, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, News, Tertiary Education, Tertiary Education Union  /  Comments Off on Taratahi liquidation shows time for change is now

Source: Tertiary Education Union Confirmation today that the Taratahi Institute of Agriculture [1] is to be liquidated proves that the tertiary education sector needs urgent reform – and that the tens of thousands of people that dedicate their working lives to teaching others need to be better supported when government policy fails so demonstrably. Education Minister Chris […]

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