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Lack Of Cross-government Ownership A Major Barrier, Warns Disability Rights Report

Published: Tue 16 Aug 2022 01:14 PM
The Independent Monitoring Mechanism (IMM) says that disabled people’s human rights will not be fully realised in Aotearoa unless there is a jointly owned and implemented cross government agency approach. The IMM today released its third general update ... Read more...

Back Strongest Global Ocean Treaty: Greenpeace Urges NZ Government

Published: Tue 16 Aug 2022 12:11 PM
Greenpeace Aotearoa is urging the New Zealand government to back the strongest possible Global Oceans Treaty as the latest round of negotiations for the long-awaited treaty kick off in New York. UN member states are meeting this week to hammer out the details ... Read more...

Births And Deaths: Year Ended June 2022

Published: Tue 16 Aug 2022 11:11 AM
Births and deaths releases provide statistics on the number of births and deaths of people resident in New Zealand that are registered during a given period, along with selected fertility and mortality rates. They may differ from statistics presented ... Read more...

Population Growth Lowest Since 1986

Published: Tue 16 Aug 2022 11:09 AM
New Zealand's resident population provisionally grew by 12,700 or 0.2 percent over the year, to reach 5.12 million at 30 June 2022, Stats NZ said today. This is the lowest annual growth rate since June 1986 when the population barely changed (0.0 ... Read more...

Retail NZ Welcomes Practical Policies For Retail Crime

Published: Tue 16 Aug 2022 10:42 AM
Retail NZ welcomes two policy initiatives from the ACT Party Law and Order policy document to combat retail crime – infringement notices and three strikes for burglary. “The announcement today from the ACT Party of two specific policies that will help ... Read more...

Human Rights Commission Sacrifice Renters In Favour Of Ideology

Published: Tue 16 Aug 2022 10:26 AM
The departure of the Human Right’s Commission from its core role to defend classical human rights into left wing ideological advocacy would be comical if the policies it is pushing weren’t so dangerous, says the Taxpayers’ Union. “This was always ... Read more...

Efeso Collins Pledges To Form Coalition Of Mayors For Climate Action

Published: Tue 16 Aug 2022 09:44 AM
Given climate change not only poses a serious challenge to Auckland but New Zealand as a whole, mayoral candidate Efeso Collins is pledging to form a Coalition of Mayors For Climate Action. Collins says it’s vital local councils work closely together ... Read more...

Local Councils Welcome New Public Transport Model

Published: Mon 15 Aug 2022 02:37 PM
LGNZ welcomes the Government’s move to allow councils to own bus services. The Public Transport Operating Model (PTOM) has been replaced with the new Sustainable Public Transport Framework. The new framework gives councils the ability to own and ... Read more...

New Rules Letting Councils Nationalise Bus And Ferry Networks

Published: Mon 15 Aug 2022 01:26 PM
The Minister of Transport’s announcement this morning of the new rules that will allow councils to take over and run public transport services themselves rather than contract them to private companies, was another clear example of this government’s ... Read more...

Free Speech Union Releases First Annual Universities Ranking Report

Published: Mon 15 Aug 2022 12:47 PM
The Free Speech Union has released the first Annual Universities Ranking Report , taking a critical look at the policies and practices of New Zealand’s universities with regards to free speech, and “grading” them on whether they suppress or encourage ... Read more...
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