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Ardern slams the door on scrutiny

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 02:59 PM
Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Government will no longer be establishing an election policy costing unit for this year’s election, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: Read more...

Cotton On blindsides workers

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 02:05 PM
Workers at neighbouring Cotton On and Cotton On Kids stores in Porirua’s North City Shopping Centre say they are worried about their futures after the multinational chain closed their workplaces this week without providing clarity on if and how they ... Read more...

Researchers conclude no youth vaping epidemic

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 01:04 PM
Extensive research shows cigarette use continues to fall among young Kiwi teenagers, and vaping is not being taken up by our non-smoking youth despite all the scaremongering, says the Vaping Trade Association of New Zealand (VTANZ). Read more...

We Stand with Wellington’s Jewish Community

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 11:36 AM
“We are utterly horrified at the painting of swastikas outside of the Jewish Congregation on Ghuznee Street, Wellington and at other locations around the city on Tuesday night. This is an act of intimidation and hate,” said Azad Khan, spokesperson for the ... Read more...

Benefit numbers continue upward trend

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 11:10 AM
The number of people on benefits has shot up 5 percent in the last year. Read more...

No Road to Zero for School Children

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 09:26 AM
Children will soon be heading back to school. Last year the Ministry of Transport announced ‘Road to Zero’1 suggesting this will make roads safer for children to walk and bike. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds, lobbying for safe speed limits ... Read more...

Dunne Speaks: Turia is Right on Whanau Ora

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 08:38 AM
When a Minister dismisses the criticisms of a high-powered group of citizens as just “political” one knows immediately the criticisms being made both have more substance than that and are probably pretty accurate. So it is with the case of Whanau Ora ... Read more...

The UN

Published: Thu 23 Jan 2020 08:08 AM
Helen Clarke has reported that the UN is under threat as the US has cut some funding. We need to ask why it has cut funding, and if that is because the UN has moved on from its initial function, which was to promote world peace. Read more...

Taxpayers’ Union responds to Remuneration Authority

Published: Wed 22 Jan 2020 11:12 PM
Taxpayers’ Union responds to Remuneration Authority statement 22 JANUARY 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In response to a press release from the Remuneration Authority, New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union spokesman Louis Houlbrooke says: “This is a pathetic ... Read more...

Waikato Community Stakeholders seek reinstatement of Hui

Published: Wed 22 Jan 2020 05:29 PM
#ArmsDownNZ - Waikato – Waikato Community Stakeholders seek reinstatement of Hui with Acting District Commander, Waikato Police over Armed Response Teams (ARTs) Read more...
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