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Fiscal responsibility requires more focus on children

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 05:18 PM
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that to be fiscally responsible, an incoming Government needs to stop looking at ways to reduce debt and think about ways to reduce spending on the ambulance at the bottom of the hill, specifically by committing to ... Read more...

Havelock North Water Inquiry Getting Costly

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 03:19 PM
The Taxpayers’ Union can reveal that the the Hastings District Council has almost spent $1 million of ratepayer money on legal and investigation fees in relation to the Havelock North drinking water inquiry. Read more...

Letter to Ministers on behalf of Afghanistan villagers

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 03:09 PM
Letter sent to the relevant Ministers and media today on behalf of the villagers of Khak Khuday Dad and Naik in Baghlan Province, Afghanistan. Read more...

Collins' Comments: 28 March 2017

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 01:22 PM
With the recent flooding in Franklin, Hunua, Hauraki District, and Thames-Coromandel District, it is good that Inland Revenue has announced it will exercise its discretion on income equalising. Read more...

Gov't prioritises foreign corporate interests over Maori

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 11:49 AM
"Is the Government preparing to sell Maori interests out - and in doing so, blatantly undermining the integrity of the Treaty settlements process?" asks Ngati Apa ki te Rā Tō CEO Butch Bradley. Read more...

Palm oil campaigners’ support grows ahead of labelling vote

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 10:55 AM
Health professionals have joined Unmask Palm Oil and New Zealand and Australian zoos in the call for mandatory labelling of vegetable oils ahead of a ministerial vote in Australia next month. Read more...

Comments: Hearing extension of Trans Tasman Resources’ plan

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:24 AM
Te Runanga o Ngati Ruanui Trust is outraged by a decision to extend the hearing schedule into Trans Tasman Resources’ plan to vacuum millions of tonnes of iron sand from the South Taranaki seabed. Read more...

Why Criticise Police for Upholding the Law?

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:21 AM
Recent concerns over police dogs being set on children are focusing on the wrong point. It's not the police, nor their dogs at fault. The police neither want to set dogs on people nor Taser them. Each incident destroys a tree as they have to write ... Read more...

Winston Supports Conservatives!

Published: Tue 28 Mar 2017 09:19 AM
The Conservative Party wishes to congratulate Winston Peters for finally agreeing to honour the wishes of New Zealanders. Whilst the majority of New Zealand First MPs voted for the anti-smacking legislation, totally ignoring Parents’ concerns, ... Read more...

Press Conference on Operation Burnham

Published: Mon 27 Mar 2017 05:42 PM
Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) Tim Keating & Director of Defence Legal Services, Colonel Lisa Ferris Read more...
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