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DairyNZ: Government’s methane target must change

Published: Mon 15 Jul 2019 04:27 PM
DairyNZ has released its submission on the Zero Carbon Bill and is calling on the Government to revise the methane target in the Bill to one that does not put at risk New Zealand’s world-leading dairy sector. Farm profit could go down by as much ... Read more...

Peters to meet top US administration hawks in Washington

Published: Mon 15 Jul 2019 03:30 PM
July 15 (BusinessDesk) - Foreign Minister Winston Peters will have bi-lateral meetings with two of US president Donald Trump's most hawkish defence and security advisers in a five day trip to Washington D.C. Read more...

Zero Carbon Bill: an opportunity for political courage

Published: Mon 15 Jul 2019 03:23 PM
Youth climate change campaigners Generation Zero are calling for Members of Parliament to show political courage as the Zero Carbon Bill goes through the crucial Select Committee process. Read more...

Migration remains high in 2018

Published: Mon 15 Jul 2019 10:46 AM
Annual net migration was provisionally estimated at 50,200 (± 800) in the year ended December 2018 compared with 52,600 in the previous year, Stats NZ said today. Read more...

Submissions open for Review of Retirement Income Policies

Published: Mon 15 Jul 2019 10:29 AM
New Zealanders have the opportunity to contribute to the government’s Review of Retirement Income Policies, including questions around Superannuation and KiwiSaver. Submissions are now open for the Review, being run by the Commission for Financial ... Read more...

Māori party brings focus to Auckland

Published: Mon 15 Jul 2019 09:52 AM
Yesterday at Mataatua Marae the Tamaki Makaurau Electorate of the Māori party congratulated Rangi Mclean who was appointed to the Vice president Tāne role of the party nation-wide executive. Read more...

Services for disabled stretched to breaking point

Published: Mon 15 Jul 2019 08:09 AM
The funding crisis facing the disability sector has become more urgent following the disturbing news that the Ministry of Health will not increase contract prices for providers this year, the New Zealand Disability Support Network said today. Read more...

Working Poor in New Zealand a disgrace

Published: Sun 14 Jul 2019 06:38 PM
The growing number of working poor is an alarming indicator that the regulatory Minimum Wage does not cut it said Closing the Gap spokesperson Peter Malcolm. Read more...

Historic hui gives overwhelming agreement for Māori Inquiry

Published: Sun 14 Jul 2019 03:11 PM
Historic hui gives overwhelming agreement for a Māori Inquiry The inquiry into state run Oranga Tamariki will be led by whanau, kaimahi and Māori leaders. Read more...

Prisons Need Full Body Scanners

Published: Sun 14 Jul 2019 11:56 AM
Drug infiltration into our maximum security prisons is putting prisoners and staff at unnecessary risk, and one tool that would be of huge benefit is a full body scanner. Read more...
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