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Govt Offering $10m To Māori While Trading Away $7bn

Published: Fri 27 May 2022 04:32 PM
The Government’s announcement of a $10 million fund to help support economic development for Māori landowners is a paltry and insulting attempt to compensate for a massive confiscation of land value and economic opportunity, according to leading independent ... Read more...

Forest & Bird Welcomes Critical Step Forward In New Zealand Conservation

Published: Fri 27 May 2022 03:33 PM
Forest & Bird is welcoming recommendations out today on reclassification of stewardship land to create many new conservation parks, reserves, and national park land on the West Coast of the South Island.  Nearly one third of conservation ... Read more...

Agribuisiness Cooking The Books On He Waka Eke Noa

Published: Fri 27 May 2022 03:08 PM
27 May: The agriculture industry is due to report back to the government on its He Waka Eke Noa (HWEN) climate proposal on Monday - but Greenpeace is warning the industry might try to keep ‘cooking the books’ and the Government should hold ... Read more...

Released Letter Was The Red Light For LGWM

Published: Fri 27 May 2022 03:01 PM
Today’s ‘secret’ letter release disappointingly confirms what was long suspected - that Ministers meddled with the original Let’s Get Wellington Moving plans, which were recommended by Officials and backed by Wellingtonians. "This letter has ... Read more...

Law Commission Recommends New Surrogacy Law

Published: Fri 27 May 2022 12:47 PM
Surrogacy law is out of date and requires reform, concludes Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission in its report, Te Kōpū Whāngai: He Arotake | Review of Surrogacy , presented to Parliament today. The report acknowledges a pressing need to change ... Read more...

Nanaia Mahuta Must Address Accusations Of Nepotism

Published: Fri 27 May 2022 11:16 AM
“Accusations of nepotism being levelled at a cabinet minister must be addressed,” says Rt Hon Winston Peters Leader of New Zealand First. “Questions have been raised about Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta having close family members appointed ... Read more...

McCallum Bros Appeal To Environment Court For Pakiri Sand Extraction Resource Consent

Published: Fri 27 May 2022 10:35 AM
McCallum Bros Ltd. has lodged an appeal to the Environment Court today following Auckland Council’s decision to decline the company’s resource consent application for offshore sand extraction at Pakiri. Callum McCallum, Managing Director of McCallum ... Read more...

Clarity Still Needed On Three Waters Reform

Published: Fri 27 May 2022 09:55 AM
Tauranga City Council Commissioners this week reviewed recent updates relating to the Government’s Three Waters Reform proposal and agree that several issues remain unresolved, particularly around the clarity of information. Tauranga City Council ... Read more...

Maori Authority Takes Aim At The Supermarket Oligarchs Backs The Government

Published: Fri 27 May 2022 09:49 AM
  The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has said that the Governments bill to address the issue of major grocery retailers lodging and obtaining restrictive covenants on land and by exclusivity covenants in leases of ... Read more...

Confirmed White House Visit Big Boost For NZ-US Relations

Published: Fri 27 May 2022 09:49 AM
Confirmation that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will meet President Joe Biden next week on Tuesday is a big boost for NZ-US relations and Kiwi exporters, says NZUS Council Executive Director Jordan Small. White House visits are rare events. This ... Read more...
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