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Rioting In The Streets Or Paradise In The Great Outdoors

Published: Sun 5 Apr 2020 04:46 PM
Alan Simmons co-leader of the NZ Outdoors Party says tensions are at breaking point around New Zealand. “I cannot keep up with the calls and messages from New Zealanders who are extremely stressed, distressed and frustrated by dramatic changes imposed ... Read more...

Māori Party Welcome Seabed Mining Decision And Push For Nationwide Ban

Published: Fri 3 Apr 2020 04:36 PM
During the challenges associated with lockdown, the Māori Party are congratulating Ngāti Ruanui and South Taranaki on the decision of the Court of Appeal, announced today, to stop Trans-Tasman Resources plans for risky seabed mining off the South ... Read more...

South Taranaki Iwi Celebrating Court Of Appeal Decision To Stop Seabed Mining

Published: Fri 3 Apr 2020 03:27 PM
Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui and Te Kaahui o Rauru are celebrating the decision of the Court of Appeal, announced today, to stop Trans-Tasman Resources plans for risky seabed mining off the South Taranaki Bight. The Court of Appeal found that there ... Read more...

Government Support Package For Pharmacists

Published: Fri 3 Apr 2020 02:04 PM
The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand is delighted that the government has moved quickly to provide an initial financial support package for pharmacy. The $15 million package was paid this week to pharmacy contract holders. Pharmaceutical Society president ... Read more...

Wellington City Council's Borrowing Plans Are Immoral

Published: Fri 3 Apr 2020 12:52 PM
Wellington Mayor Andy Foster’s plan to cover revenue shortfalls through borrowing without cutting low priority spending is immoral, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . “Businesses and households across the country are meeting financial challenges ... Read more...

Call To Bring Forward Cyclist Passing Gap Following Death

Published: Fri 3 Apr 2020 10:23 AM
Just after midday a cyclist was killed on a straight road on a clear day, after being hit by a van in North Canterbury. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds is asking for the mandatory cyclist/vulnerable road user passing gap, which is in consultation, ... Read more...

Policy Watch 4 April 2020: Covid-19

Published: Fri 3 Apr 2020 08:39 AM
“So do not fear, I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”  Isaiah 41:10 COVID-19 - Lock down: one week on Welcome to the latest Policy Watch ... Read more...

Lyttelton Port Workers Resist Introduction Of Casual Workers During COVID19 Crisis

Published: Fri 3 Apr 2020 08:17 AM
Workers at the Port of Lyttelton are resisting the introduction of casual cargo handlers due to concerns about COVID19. RMTU South Island Organizer John Kerr says there is concern about a Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) proposal to "bring in ... Read more...

Fixing Wellington’s Infrastructure Deficit Should Be Top Of Government’s To-do List

Published: Thu 2 Apr 2020 04:48 PM
The Government’s call for infrastructure projects that are ‘ready to go’ is welcome news for Wellington, given the stalled progress to date of ‘Let’s Get Wellington Moving’, says the Wellington Chamber of Commerce. "The whole ‘Let’s ... Read more...

Tourism Industry Welcomes International Visitor Repatriation Plan

Published: Thu 2 Apr 2020 04:35 PM
Tens of thousands of visitors to New Zealand will be relieved that they now have some chance of returning home before the lockdown ends, Tourism Industry Aotearoa says. “We welcome today’s announcement by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister ... Read more...
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