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Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asylum Seekers, Australia, Child rights, children, Detention Centres, Evening Report, Featured, Human Rights, Manus Island, Migration, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Nauru, Nauru detention centre, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political asylum, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, United Nations, Youth  /  Comments Off on Refugee children on Nauru ‘living without hope’, says advocacy group

Children outside RPC3 tents in Nauru … situation “untenable”. Image: Refugee Action Coalition/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific A legal advocacy group has told the UN Human Rights Council that more than 100 asylum seeker and refugee children are living without hope on Nauru. The Human Rights Law Centre addressed the latest council session in Geneva. […]

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Greens contradict themselves on 1080

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Greens contradict themselves on 1080

Source: National Party Statements by Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson that 1080 protestors have ‘valid concerns’ completely contradict her colleague – Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage’s policy of increasing the use of 1080, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “We are getting used to the different parties in Government contradicting each other, but it is a […]

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Waimea Dam Bill widely supported at first reading

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Waimea Dam Bill widely supported at first reading

Source: National Party Support has been welcomed from National, Labour, NZ First and Act parties for the introduction of the Tasman District Council (Waimea Water Augmentation Scheme) Bill that saw 112 votes in support to eight opposed and its referral to the Governance and Administration Select Committee, Nelson MP Nick Smith says. “This Bill is […]

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Twyford must commit to Tauranga Northern Link

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Twyford must commit to Tauranga Northern Link

Source: National Party It is unacceptable for the current Minister of Transport Phil Tyford to attempt to dodge responsibility for the future of the Tauranga Northern Link, one of New Zealand’s most dangerous roads, National’s Transport spokesperson Jami-Lee Ross says. “The previous National Government saw this road funded with a procurement process nearing completion and […]

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Third speech on three waters and still no substance

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, National Party, New Zealand, New Zealand Political Party, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Third speech on three waters and still no substance

Source: National Party Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta needs to give certainty to the sector, instead of giving high-level keynote speeches that say nothing, National’s Local Government spokesperson Jacqui Dean says. “Today was her third ‘keynote’ speech on the Three Waters Review. We keep hearing about her junket to Scotland, but the Minister is leaving […]

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Making history for women’s pay in New Zealand

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Making history for women’s pay in New Zealand

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Making history for women’s pay in New ZealandOn the 125th anniversary of the day New Zealand made history with women’s suffrage, the Government has introduced legislation that makes history for women’s pay, say the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Iain Lees-Galloway and Acting Minister for Women Eugenie Sage. The […]

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Keynote speech – Launch of Jade Carving

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Keynote speech – Launch of Jade Carving

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Keynote speech – Launch of Jade CarvingKeynote speech  Launch of Jade Carving delegation to New Zealand Introduction I am delighted to be in attendance here today and warmly welcome the Chinese delegation to Aotearoa. It certainly looks to be an exciting programme planned over the next week, enabling a rich […]

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E tū welcomes Suffrage Day equal pay bill – E tū

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Business, Employment Issues, Etu, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics, Unions  /  Comments Off on E tū welcomes Suffrage Day equal pay bill – E tū

Source: Etu Union E tū has welcomed the introduction to parliament today of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill, which the union believes will ease the way for women pursuing equal pay claims. Government Ministers, Eugenie Sage and Iain Lees-Galloway announced the new bill at a Suffrage Day petition re-enactment at parliament by union women to […]

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More refugees – but what’s the trade off?

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on More refugees – but what’s the trade off?

Source: National Party Labour needs to fess up about what NZ First has gained from agreeing to increase the refugee quota by 500 in two years’ time, National’s Immigration spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. “The handling of what has been a cornerstone issue for Labour has been a mess from start to finish. First they were […]

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Game Animal Council not under review

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Game Animal Council not under review

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Game Animal Council not under reviewNo review of the Game Animal Council is planned, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage said today. The Minister rejected claims made by National MP Sarah Dowie that the Game Animal Council was being reviewed. “Since taking office I have met with a range of groups and […]

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Tahiti’s Salmon fined for defaming president with ‘vote buying’ claim

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, Abuse of public funds, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Corruption, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Lawsuit, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Tahiti  /  Comments Off on Tahiti’s Salmon fined for defaming president with ‘vote buying’ claim

Tahiti President Edouard Fritch wins election defamation case against rival … awarded US$2000 pay out in damages. Image: French Polynesia govt By RNZ Pacific A senior French Polynesian politician has been fined for defaming the president Edouard Fritch during the election campaign in April. The criminal court in Tahiti found the Territorial Assembly leader of […]

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Cut the cull Minister Sage

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Cut the cull Minister Sage

Source: National Party Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage needs to halt her cull of 17,500 Himalayan Tahr due to start on 30 September until proper engagement and consultation has taken place, National’s Conservation spokesperson Sarah Dowie says. “Ms Sage’s decision to cull 17,500 Tahr without a consultation process with the industry illustrates her Greens-know-best approach to […]

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National celebrates 125 years of women’s vote

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, MIL NZ OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on National celebrates 125 years of women’s vote

Source: National Party Today is a day for all New Zealanders to take some time to reflect on women’s rights, National’s Women’s spokesperson Paula Bennett says. “I’m so proud to live in a country where we were the first to give women the vote. Kate Sheppard and the other suffragettes did us proud. “I’m also […]

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No Need for Knee-Jerk Bank Bashing in New Zealand

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on No Need for Knee-Jerk Bank Bashing in New Zealand

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter Submitters to the Finance and Expenditure Committee showed that New Zealand can afford to spare itself a round of bank bashing. “Consumer New Zealand presented pitiful evidence,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “They showed a few people they knew of anecdotally had been sold insurance they didn’t need and, with […]

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Refugee quota increases to 1500 in 2020

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Refugee quota increases to 1500 in 2020

Source: New Zealand Government Headline: Refugee quota increases to 1500 in 2020New Zealand will lift the refugee quota from 1000 to 1500 within this political term, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “I’m proud that the Coalition Government has today agreed to make such a significant and historic increase to the annual quota of refugees,” […]

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Green Party welcome decision to offer more refugees a safe home

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party welcome decision to offer more refugees a safe home

Source: Green Party The Green Party have welcomed the Government’s decision to increase the refugee quota to 1500 annually, meaning more families, women and children fleeing war and persecution will have a safe place to call home. Green Co-leader Marama Davidson, said: “To those who have fled persecution and need a safe place to call […]

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Banks Slam Govt’s Reserve Bank Bill

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, ACT Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Banks Slam Govt’s Reserve Bank Bill

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “The Banking and Business Communities have turned out to slam the Government’s Reserve Bank Bill at today’s Finance and Expenditure Committee Hearing,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.  ASB submitted recommending that price stability be retained as a priority if short term employment is added to the Bank’s mandate.  “When asked […]

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New catch limits for thirty-two fish stocks

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Labour Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Labour Party, Politics  /  Comments Off on New catch limits for thirty-two fish stocks

Source: New Zealand Labour Party The commercial tarakihi catch in the fisheries areas off the east coast of the North and South Islands is to be reduced by 20 percent in an effort to rebuild the depleted stock. Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash has also signalled further cuts to the tarakihi catch are in store next […]

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Green Party: 125 years since NZ women won the right to vote, we will keep working in Parliament for equity for women

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Green Party, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Legislature, Opposition Parties, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Green Party: 125 years since NZ women won the right to vote, we will keep working in Parliament for equity for women

Source: Green Party On the 125 year anniversary since New Zealand women won the right to vote, the Green Party are celebrating wins in Government for women, and commit to keep working in the space to achieve full equity. “Of course New Zealand was at the forefront of getting our wāhine the vote, 125 years […]

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