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Loan shark net tightens, but holes still remain

Published: Mon 15 Oct 2018 07:32 PM
Ngā Tangata Microfinance (NTM) welcomes the new measures announced by Minister for Commerce and Consumer Affairs Kris Faafoi, that will strengthen the net of protection for vulnerable consumers in the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA). Read more...

Shakti calls for pay equity for NGO sector

Published: Mon 15 Oct 2018 04:05 PM
Shakti calls for pay equity for NGO sector With the recent pay equity settlement for Oranga Tamariki workers, Shakti echoes the distressed concerns of Anglican Trust for Women and Children and Barnados. The widening of the pay gap between the NGO ... Read more...

Animal welfare in rodeo practices report released

Published: Mon 15 Oct 2018 03:39 PM
The National Animal Welfare Advisory Committee (NAWAC), the independent committee that advises the Minister responsible for Animal Welfare, has today released a report on animal welfare in rodeos, together with advice to the Minister making recommendations ... Read more...

University lecture tackles housing crisis head-on

Published: Mon 15 Oct 2018 03:29 PM
Frontline social housing worker Bernie Smith will look at how to restore secure housing for all New Zealanders in the Bruce Jesson Memorial Lecture hosted by Faculty of Arts on October 23. Read more...

Shakti calls for pay equity for NGO sector

Published: Mon 15 Oct 2018 03:13 PM
With the recent pay equity settlement for Oranga Tamariki workers, Shakti echoes the distressed concerns of Anglican Trust for Women and Children and Barnados. The widening of the pay gap between the NGO sector and government will result in further ... Read more...

Submissions on recent proposals

Published: Mon 15 Oct 2018 02:12 PM
15 October 2018: The Auditor-General has provided submissions to the State Services Commission and the Treasury on proposals to reform the State Sector Act 1988, to set up an Independent Fiscal Institution, and to embed a focus on wellbeing in the ... Read more...

Govt must also do more to increase early childhood teachers

Published: Mon 15 Oct 2018 01:46 PM
Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand says the government must also do more to increase early childhood teacher numbers. Read more...

Rail union urges govt to keep promise, save electric trains

Published: Mon 15 Oct 2018 01:44 PM
Rail union urges government to keep promise, save electric trains The Rail & Maritime Transport Union calls on the government to honour it’s campaign pledge of maintaining electric locomotives on the North Island Main Trunk. Almost a year ... Read more...

Teachers set to vote on strike action

Published: Mon 15 Oct 2018 01:05 PM
Primary teachers and principals are set to begin voting tomorrow on whether to undertake a week of strike action in November. Read more...

Organise Aotearoa condemns NZDF culture of abuse

Published: Mon 15 Oct 2018 01:01 PM
A North & South magazine article released today details the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) involvement in war crimes, and reveals a culture of sexual abuse and homophobia. Read more...
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