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Punishment Of Licensed Firearms Owners Will Not Help Lower Crime Rates, Says COLFO

Published: Fri 21 Jan 2022 08:36 AM
The Council of Licensed Firearms Owners (COLFO) says that punitive action from Police against legal firearms owners will not help reduce firearm thefts. Recently, Police Commissioner Andrew Coster indicated in the annual select committee review that licensed ... Read more...

Omicron Outbreak Would Move The Country To Red - Expert Reaction

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 05:23 PM
  The Prime Minister has announced if Omicron cases spread into the community, the country will move to the traffic light system's Red setting within 48 hours. Jacinda Ardern also mentioned there will be changes to the country's testing regime, ... Read more...

Revealed: Government's Media Pay-off For APEC Puff Pieces

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 02:55 PM
The New Zealand Taxpayers' Union is condemning the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade's decision to pay media outlets $93,578 for 'sponsored content' about APEC 2021. The spending information was made available in a response provided under the ... Read more...

Response To David Seymour

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 02:18 PM
David Seymour MP wrote to us asking us to inquire into the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s decision to spend money on analysis of the Prime Minister’s Facebook Live sessions. We have decided that the matter raised by Mr Seymour does ... Read more...

More Job Opportunities, But Growth In Workers’ Earnings Remains Subdued

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 02:11 PM
Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence, December quarter 2021 The Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index rose 1.2 points in the December quarter, to a level of 106.9. This was the sixth straight rise in the index since the Covid-19 ... Read more...

Why Is New Zealand, A Rich Country, Facing A “food Crisis”?

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 11:29 AM
Parliament is coming under pressure from AUT Law students to ensure New Zealanders always have enough to eat, as advocates say the current food system is broken and foodbanks are a “poor ambulance at the bottom of the cliff”. Chief Human Rights ... Read more...

Annual food price increase the highest in a decade

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 11:05 AM
Annual food prices were 4.5 percent higher in December 2021 than they were in December 2020, Stats NZ said today. This is the biggest annual increase since September 2011, when annual food prices increased 4.7 percent. The main contributor to this increase ... Read more...

Employment Indicators: Weekly As At 17 January 2022

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 10:57 AM
The experimental weekly series provides an early indicator of employment and labour market changes in a more timely manner than the monthly employment indicators series. Key facts The 6-day series includes jobs with a pay period equal to or less than ... Read more...

Call For Political Donation Reform & Consider Fully Funding Elections To Avoid Corruption

Published: Wed 19 Jan 2022 03:43 PM
The chair of the National Maori Authority has told the Ministry of Justice that it is time to overhaul donations to political parties and to ensure that the New Zealand electoral system withstands the scrutiny of voters by ensuring they are protected ... Read more...

Lessons To Be Learnt

Published: Wed 19 Jan 2022 01:56 PM
RNZ today reported that Supermarkets are already stockpiling and industries are crisis planning for Omicron to break into the community "any day now". They reported that “Countdown Supermarkets are already taking note of their sibling-stores ... Read more...
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