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New leadership at the United Nations Association

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2018 04:12 PM
The United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNA NZ) welcomes the appointment of Mr Peter Nichols as the new National President of the United Nations Association of New Zealand. Peter was appointed National President at the recent Annual General ... Read more...

Māori still in shock at Green Party “water rape" decision

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2018 04:07 PM
A kuia and Māori environmentalist says so many Māori are still in shock from the Green Party’s decision last week to support a foreign company to bottle and export even more water from Otakiri Springs near Whakatāne. Read more...

Fundraiser launched for filmmakers’ defence fund

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2018 03:34 PM
Community campaigning organisation ActionStation have launched a Givealittle fundraising campaign in support of filmmaker and mum Renae Maihi. Read more...

Smoke alarms save lives

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2018 02:49 PM
Fire and Emergency New Zealand is urging people to ensure they and their family and friends have working smoke alarms following the death of a 68-year-old male in a house fire in Mangere Bridge on Sunday 10 June. Read more...

Health bosses need to step up

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2018 02:30 PM
“It’s up to health bosses now to put aside their point-scoring and knuckle down to the task of reaching an agreement with nurses to avoid national strikes,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists ... Read more...

It’s My Life, But is It My Death?

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2018 02:09 PM
The public debate between senior Central Otago/Lakes school students, and the Upper Clutha Anglican Church parish, on the controversial issue of voluntary euthanasia, will be held this coming Sunday afternoon in Wanaka. Read more...

NZNO seeking urgent mediation

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2018 01:29 PM
NZNO seeking urgent mediation Media Release STRICT EMBARGO 1.05pm 18 June 2018 NZNO seeking urgent mediation The latest revised DHB MECA offer has been strongly rejected by NZNO members. However, Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says that as nursing ... Read more...

Nurses’ vote shows frustration has reached tipping point

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2018 01:28 PM
The Council of Trade Unions President Richard Wagstaff said that today’s vote from New Zealand Nurses Organisation members to reject the latest agreement offer from District Health Boards showed the cumulative strain of nine years of health ... Read more...

Renewed calls for sugar, tobacco and alcohol taxes

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2018 01:11 PM
A Massey University professor is among an international group drawn from academia and international agencies, including the Word Bank, United Nations (UN) and World Health Organisation (WHO), calling for taxes on sugar, tobacco and alcohol in order ... Read more...

Sit down unionists: MBIE, IRD officials already overpaid

Published: Mon 18 Jun 2018 12:45 PM
State Services Minister Chris Hipkins needs to demonstrate that he is not a pushover for self-serving unionists, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union . Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “First it was nurses, and now it’s ... Read more...
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