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No support for coup or invasion of Venezuela

By   /  January 25, 2019  /  24/7 News, Activist Groups, AM-NC, DJF, FifthEstate1, Global Peace and Justice Auckland, KB, KB, NGOs, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on No support for coup or invasion of Venezuela

Source: Global Peace and Justice Auckland No support for coup or invasion of Venezuela January 25, 2019 Leave a comment Open Letter by Over 70 Scholars and Experts Condemns US-Backed Coup Attempt in Venezuela “The U.S. and its allies must cease encouraging violence by pushing for violent, extralegal regime change.” “For the sake of the Venezuelan […]

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4pm, Sun, Feb 3; Cuba in today’s world. Hear the Cuban ambassador

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, Activist Groups, AM-NC, DJF, Global Peace and Justice Auckland, KB, KB, NGOs, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on 4pm, Sun, Feb 3; Cuba in today’s world. Hear the Cuban ambassador

Source: Global Peace and Justice Auckland 4pm, Sun, Feb 3; Cuba in today’s world. Hear the Cuban ambassador January 24, 2019 Leave a comment Cuba in today’s world Cuba celebrates 60 years of the Revolution · US economic embargo continues · Cubans discuss new constitution Cuban flags fly outside the US embassy in Havana Hear the […]

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Iran’s ‘year of shame’: More than 7,000 arrested in chilling crackdown on dissent during 2018

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Amnesty International NZ, DJF, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Iran’s ‘year of shame’: More than 7,000 arrested in chilling crackdown on dissent during 2018

Source: Amnesty International NZThe Iranian authorities carried out a shameless campaign of repression during 2018, crushing protests and arresting thousands in a wide-scale crackdown on dissent, said Amnesty International, a year after a wave of protests against poverty, corruption and authoritarianism erupted across the country. The organisation has today revealed staggering new figures showing the […]

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Taxpayers’ Union recognises rightful Venezuelan leader

By   /  January 24, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Taxpayers’ Union recognises rightful Venezuelan leader

Source: Taxpayers Union Taxpayers’ Union recognises rightful Venezuelan leader 24 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union stands in solidarity with the Venezuelan people today as they courageously protest an authoritarian, socialist government. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “For too long, Venezuelans have suffered in hunger and poverty due to the leftist policies […]

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Rob Hosking remembered

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Rob Hosking remembered

Source: Taxpayers Union Rob Hosking remembered 23 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE With sadness, the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union responds to the death of Rob Hosking. The Union’s Chairman Barrie Saunders says, “This news marks a terrible loss. Through his wit, insight, and tremendous institutional knowledge, Rob earned his place as one of New Zealand’s most respected […]

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WWF Welcomes Call by Sir David Attenborough for Global Environmental Action

By   /  January 23, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on WWF Welcomes Call by Sir David Attenborough for Global Environmental Action

Source: World Wildlife FundWWF welcomes today’s call from Sir David Attenborough, made in conversation with the Duke of Cambridge, in which he urged political and business leaders to protect the natural world. His call reinforces the urgent need expressed by WWF and other organizations for a new deal for nature and people in 2020 – […]

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‘Tar baby’ report exposes Kiwibuild as welfare for the rich, waste of money

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on ‘Tar baby’ report exposes Kiwibuild as welfare for the rich, waste of money

Source: Taxpayers Union ‘Tar baby’ report exposes Kiwibuild as welfare for the rich, waste of money 22 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to the release of the New Zealand Initiative’s new report, Kiwibuild – Twyford’s Tar Baby, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “While the Taxpayers’ Union would not have used such inflammatory language, […]

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Oxfam report is fake news and demonstrates why it should lose charitable status

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, FifthEstate1, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Oxfam report is fake news and demonstrates why it should lose charitable status

Source: Taxpayers Union 22 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE While Oxfam claims inequality is increasing and uses its latest report to push a political campaign, the official data shows the complete opposite, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers‘ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Oxfam bases their conclusions from the Credit Suisse Global Wealth Databook 2018. That report shows […]

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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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On One-Year Anniversary of China’s Ivory Ban, New Campaign Targets Travelers Abroad

By   /  January 22, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Animal Welfare, Conservation, DJF, Environment, KB, KB, NGOs, World Wildlife Fund  /  Comments Off on On One-Year Anniversary of China’s Ivory Ban, New Campaign Targets Travelers Abroad

Source: World Wildlife FundBeijing, China — More than one year after China implemented a full ban on commercial ivory sales, several surveys indicate Chinese travelers are still purchasing ivory at souvenir shops in neighboring countries. To counter this trend, China Customs and the National Forestry and Grasslands Administration (NFGA) are partnering with WildAid and World […]

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Pipped at the Post – ‘GE Forbidden Fruit’ Developers beaten to market

By   /  January 19, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Conservation, DJF, Environment, GE Free New Zealand, GE Free NZ, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Science  /  Comments Off on Pipped at the Post – ‘GE Forbidden Fruit’ Developers beaten to market

Source: GE Free New Zealand Scientists at Plant and Food have been beaten to market for sale of red-fleshed apples, despite mounting a campaign to promote their own GE product and suggest it is ‘forbidden’ as an excuse to weaken regulation of novel foods.  In a rush to get their GE apples to market, Plant […]

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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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WAIHOPAI SPYBASE PROTEST SATURDAY JANUARY 26th ·WAIHOPAI WORKS FOR DONALD TRUMP

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, Activist Groups, AM-NC, DJF, Global Peace and Justice Auckland, KB, KB, NGOs, Uncategorized  /  Comments Off on WAIHOPAI SPYBASE PROTEST SATURDAY JANUARY 26th ·WAIHOPAI WORKS FOR DONALD TRUMP

Source: Global Peace and Justice Auckland WAIHOPAI SPYBASE PROTEST SATURDAY JANUARY 26th ·WAIHOPAI WORKS FOR DONALD TRUMP January 18, 2019 Leave a comment People from all around New Zealand will be converging on the super-secret Waihopai satellite interception spybase, in Marlborough, on aturday January 26th. We will be at the Waihopai spy base main gate at […]

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Revenue neutrality a no-brainer for a fair capital gains tax

By   /  January 18, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Revenue neutrality a no-brainer for a fair capital gains tax

Source: Taxpayers Union Revenue neutrality a no-brainer for a fair capital gains tax 18 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Tax Working Group’s expected recommendation to cut income tax to offset the burden of capital gains tax is a no-brainer if the new tax is to be fair to New Zealanders, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. “Revenue […]

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Pacific islands must call on Australia to end traumatic offshore detention

By   /  January 17, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Amnesty International NZ, DJF, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Pacific islands must call on Australia to end traumatic offshore detention

Source: Amnesty International NZAt the start of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s visit to Vanuatu and Fiji on 16-18 January 2019, Amnesty International calls on their governments to raise the regional humanitarian crisis triggered by Australia’s indefinite detention of refugees and people seeking asylum. “More than a thousand innocent men and women remain locked away […]

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Green Party bequeathment welcomed

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on Green Party bequeathment welcomed

Source: Taxpayers Union 14 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union has announced it will open a planned giving programme in light of a $350,000 bequeathment to the Green Party. “Good on Ms Harris for her democratic participation. The extent of her generosity toward the party of her choice reflects well on the strengths […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: Toyota hand-out secrecy as bad as the decision

By   /  January 14, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MEDIA RELEASE: Toyota hand-out secrecy as bad as the decision

Source: Taxpayers UnionToyota hand-out secrecy as bad as the decision 14 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The secrecy surrounding the ratepayer-funded $391,000 gift to Toyota is worse than the actual decision to give away the money, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union, which exposed the handout last week. Responding to the Manawatu Standard reporting that elected officials […]

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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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MR: Palmerston North deal with Toyota costs ratepayers $319,000

By   /  January 9, 2019  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, NGOs, Press Release, Taxpayers Union, Unions  /  Comments Off on MR: Palmerston North deal with Toyota costs ratepayers $319,000

Source: Taxpayers UnionPALMERSTON NORTH DEAL WITH TOYOTA COSTS RATEPAYERS $319,000 9 JANUARY 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  The Palmerston North City Council has given an economic grant to Toyota – one of the world’s largest car manufactures – for a local warehouse expansion, costing ratepayers $319,000, the Taxpayers’ Union has exposed today. “It’s great to see a business […]

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