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Foundation’s YBLI programme helps grow entrepreneurs’ Asia knowledge

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Immigration, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Foundation’s YBLI programme helps grow entrepreneurs’ Asia knowledge

Source: Asia New Zealand Foundation For young Taranaki-based entrepreneur Nick Carey, founder of Green Meadows Beef, being part of the Asia New Zealand Foundation’s ASEAN Young Business Leaders Initiative (YBLI) entrepreneurship programme is like having business mentors and partners on tap – people to  you can share experiences with and bounce ideas off, particularly around doing […]

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Retraction and apology to Dr Rob Beaglehole

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Retraction and apology to Dr Rob Beaglehole

Source: Taxpayers Union 20 JULY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Statement by Jordan Williams: This morning the Taxpayers’ Unionreacted to a Newshub story dated today regarding sugar labelling which featured a video of Dr Rob Beaglehole interviewed on the AM Show regarding sugar taxes above the caption: “New Zealand Dental Association spokesperson on sugary drinks Rob Beaglehole talks to […]

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LGNZ corrects position on waste levy

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on LGNZ corrects position on waste levy

Source: Taxpayers Union 20 JULY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local Government New Zealand have visited the offices of the Taxpayers’ Union and advised that, while they support raising the waste levy, they don’t have a specific target in mind. This corrects a report from Radio New Zealand (cited by the Taxpayers’ Union), which stated that LGNZ are lobbying […]

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Advisor to Health Minister mixes his work and his politics

By   /  July 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Advisor to Health Minister mixes his work and his politics

Source: Taxpayers Union 20 JULY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Health Minister’s new policy advisor, Dr Rob Beaglehole, is out of line in appearing on Newshub this morning to lobby for new sugar labelling rules wearing the hat of a Dental Association ‘spokesman’. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “As a Ministerial advisor, Dr Beaglehole is paid […]

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Australia: EU countries must not repeat human rights failures of cruel Australian refugee policy

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on Australia: EU countries must not repeat human rights failures of cruel Australian refugee policy

Source: Amnesty International NZ Australia’s notorious policy of detaining refugees and people seeking asylum in horrific offshore detention centres is in danger of being replicated by other countries, including some EU member states which are seeking to force people rescued at sea to disembark at locations outside Europe where they would be exposed to serious […]

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Ministry of Health admits failure of tobacco tax hikes

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Ministry of Health admits failure of tobacco tax hikes

Source: Taxpayers Union 19 JULY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThe Ministry of Health’s annual Health and Independence Report confirms the scandalous failure of regressive tobacco taxes, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “This report demonstrates that tobacco taxes have been ineffective in cutting smoking rates, and especially so for Maori and […]

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Brazen attempt at revenue grab from LGNZ

By   /  July 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Brazen attempt at revenue grab from LGNZ

Source: Taxpayers Union 19 JULY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASELocal Government New Zealand’s decision to lobby for a 1,300 percent increase in the waste levy, from $10 to $140 per tonne, is just a new effort to gouge ratepayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “Half of all waste levy revenue is […]

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NZ Immigration Minister joins international calls for community-based refugee sponsorship

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Amnesty International NZ, Human Rights, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand NGOs  /  Comments Off on NZ Immigration Minister joins international calls for community-based refugee sponsorship

Source: Amnesty International NZ Amnesty International welcomes the joint statement made this week by Immigration ministers from around the world committing to advancing community-based refugee sponsorship.   The statement, signed on to by Ministers of Immigration representing New Zealand, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Argentina and Spain encourages other countries to join them in offering a warm and […]

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Health Minister at the crossroads: which way to improve the public health system?

By   /  July 18, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Health Minister at the crossroads: which way to improve the public health system?

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Health Minister at the crossroads: which way to improve the public health system? “The Minister of Health needs to avoid the easy but wrong-headed option of structural change in his review of New Zealand’s public health and disability sectors,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of […]

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Taiwan internship a “leap of faith” for recent graduate

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Immigration, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Taiwan internship a “leap of faith” for recent graduate

Source: Asia New Zealand Foundation Leanne Ho says the three months she spent living and working in Taiwan as a business intern at Orient Europharma has set the trajectory of her career aspirations and is an experience she will forever cherish. I think at times in life we need to take a leap of faith. Not knowing […]

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Greater local powers must come with great responsibility

By   /  July 16, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Greater local powers must come with great responsibility

Source: Taxpayers Union 16 JULY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEProposed devolution of tax-and-spend powers to the local level must come hand in hand with better quality governance and clearer accountability to ratepayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “In theory, we support these ideas of ‘localism’ – Wellington lacks first-hand knowledge of […]

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Taranaki needs oil and gas, not an ‘economy manager’

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Taranaki needs oil and gas, not an ‘economy manager’

Source: Taxpayers Union  12 JULY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “No amount of communist-style economic planning will undo the damage of the oil and gas ban,” says Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke. “The Government wants to shield Taranaki’s economy by appointing a $600,000-dollar ‘transitional economy manager’. If only it were that easy.” “Appointing a bureaucrat to tell Taranaki businesses […]

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Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her!

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Antarctica New Zealand, Environment, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, New Zealand Government Public Service, Science  /  Comments Off on Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her!

Source: Antarctica New Zealand Media Release 12 July 2018   Wherever the wind – and climate drivers – carry her! Florence Isaacs’ icebergs are all lining up and her only concern is that she’s peaking too early. “It’s incredibly exciting to be given the opportunity to achieve one of my lifelong dreams!” The PhD candidate […]

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Opinion: Manila Hui offers multi-faceted view of fast-growing Philippines

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Asia New Zealand Foundation, Immigration, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Opinion: Manila Hui offers multi-faceted view of fast-growing Philippines

Source: Asia New Zealand Foundation Meetings in the Manila Hui highlighted the nation as having great opportunities but also facing deep challenges, writes Leadership Network member Simon Gray. The Asia New Zealand Foundation’s Manila Hui brought together 12 diverse and talented Leadership Network members, as well as Kiwis from the ASEAN Young Business Leadership Initiative. […]

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Nurses’ strike underway

By   /  July 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, Health, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on Nurses’ strike underway

Source: Association of Salaried Medical Specialists – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Nurses’ strike underway Nurses around the country are on strike for 24 hours from 7am Thursday 12 July, after last-ditch talks failed to settle their pay deal. Nurses say it’s about safety and safe staffing in hospitals, and ensuring nurses are valued for the work […]

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The time for tame reforms of tenancy laws is over says CPAG

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Activist Organisations, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons  /  Comments Off on The time for tame reforms of tenancy laws is over says CPAG

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 11 July 2018 As a country we should see that every every Kiwi child has the right to live in a home which is warm, safe and secure, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG). “Sadly, this is not the case for tens of thousands of children in poverty, many […]

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More taxpayer-funded slanted media

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on More taxpayer-funded slanted media

Source: Taxpayers Union  11 JULY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More public funding must come with increased obligations on Radio NZ to reflect the political diversity of New Zealanders, says the Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union ​Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “RNZ’s biggest problem isn’t a lack of funding, but a failure to stick to the basics – providing an accessible, balanced news […]

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Queenstown ‘bed tax’ could kill the goose

By   /  July 11, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Queenstown ‘bed tax’ could kill the goose

Source: Taxpayers Union  11 JULY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Queenstown Mayor’s proposed bed tax could choke the goose that lays the golden egg, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “As though it’s not already costly enough for people to stay in Queenstown, this tax would cost a family of four […]

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Invercargill City Council on naughty list

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Invercargill City Council on naughty list

Source: Taxpayers Union  10 JULY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union says ratepayers have been let down by Invercargill City Council’s decision to spend almost quarter of a million on a building to store Christmas lights. Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, “First the Council sent staff on a junket to China to find […]

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Acting PM – the Govt’s evidence-based voice on sugar tax

By   /  July 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Lobby Groups, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on Acting PM – the Govt’s evidence-based voice on sugar tax

Source: Taxpayers Union  10 JULY 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters may be this Government’s one evidence-based voice on sugar tax, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “Mr Peters is exactly right to push back against the DHBs’ politicking. DHBs should be focused on delivering the core […]

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