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Land Value Based Rates Charges Gets Thumbs Up From Taxpayers' Union

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 02:26 PM
The Taxpayers’ Union welcomes the call by Wellington City Councillor Fleur Fitzsimons for a shift to land value based rates charges. Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says, "Local government leaders across the country should join in Fitzsimons’s call ... Read more...

Sensible Sentencing Trust: Cowards Who Withhold Information In Child Abuse Cases Should Be Prosecuted

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 12:17 PM
“It is basic human decency to speak up and protect any vulnerable child from harm, so withholding information in child abuse cases and allowing the abuse to happen by not speaking up is, put simply, a cowardly move,” says Jess McVicar Co-Leader ... Read more...

ExportNZ Welcomes Back International Students

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 12:13 PM
Allowing 1,000 returning international students back to New Zealand is the right move by the Government, and hopefully we will be able to welcome more, says ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard. "International education has contributed ... Read more...

January 26th 100 Days 4 Action Rally

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 10:46 AM
The Youth of NZ will be standing up for climate action once again on January 26th outside of Parliament for School Strike 4 Climate NZ’s 100 Days 4 Action campaign rally. “We believe it is vital to hold our new Labour-led government to account ... Read more...

Council Must Release Engineering Safety Report On Hemo Gorge Monument Lean

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 10:36 AM
The Taxpayers’ Union is calling on Rotorua Lakes District Council to urgently release the engineering report on the public safety and structural integrity of the visible foundation-misalignment and lean of the City’s Hemo Gorge monument to government ... Read more...

Child Poverty And Hospitalisation Study Gets Surprising Result

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 10:27 AM
Changes in income and movement in and out of poverty over time are only weakly associated with higher rates of child hospitalisation in New Zealand, according to a new University of Auckland study. Published today in PLOS ONE, the collaborative study led by Dr ... Read more...

8 Tips To Protect Your Pets From The Summer Sun

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 10:22 AM
With a long, hot summer upon us, pet owners are urged to be extra mindful of their pet’s health and safety. Unusually warm weather can quickly take its toll on furry family members, who aren’t well equipped for dealing with blazing heat. The National ... Read more...

A Century Of Sexual Abuse Of New Zealand Women Analysed In Study

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 10:02 AM
A century of sexual abuse of women in New Zealand is analysed in a University of Auckland study. The newly-published research looks back as far as 1922 by analysing interviews with thousands of women about their lifetime experiences. The study indicates ... Read more...

Over 60,000 Native Tree Christmas Gifts To Combat Climate Change

Published: Thu 14 Jan 2021 09:28 AM
62,686 more native trees will be planted in New Zealand in 2021 thanks to generous Kiwis who chose to go green for Christmas gifting. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2101/cf409712f141732a8543.jpeg" width="720" height="540"> Trees That Count, a programme ... Read more...

Doctors In Training Settle For Improved Working Conditions Over Pay In The Wake Of COVID-19

Published: Wed 13 Jan 2021 11:31 AM
Doctors in Training negotiate a MECA focusing on improved conditions, reflecting the difficult financial times The Specialty Trainees of New Zealand (STONZ) says its new collective agreement with District Health Boards recognises the exceptional ... Read more...
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