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Government needs to support communities to Ditch the Fizz

Published: Tue 16 Jan 2018 05:28 PM
A Waikato University study has found that sugary drinks in New Zealand contain proportionally more sugar than their overseas counterparts. Māori Public Health Organisation, Hāpai Te Hauora, says that this highlights the need for the government to step up to protect ... Read more...

Hands off motorists’ piggy bank, Phil

Published: Tue 16 Jan 2018 11:52 AM
The Government must keep its hands off motorists’ piggy bank, says the Taxpayers’ Union after the Transport Minister reportedly told stakeholders he’s considering using New Zealand’s roading fund for non-roading projects. Taxpayers’ Union Executive ... Read more...

Medical Cannabis: Terminal vs Severe and Debilitating?

Published: Tue 16 Jan 2018 11:08 AM
The exemptions outlined for the terminally ill by Labour’s Medical Cannabis bill do not go far enough, and have been universally panned by patient advocates and policy experts. “David Clark’s excuse for failing to deliver on Labour’s election ... Read more...

Climate Justice Taranaki regrets EPA drilling decision

Published: Tue 16 Jan 2018 10:33 AM
Climate Justice Taranaki regrets EPA drilling decision DATE: 16th January 2018 - for immediate release FROM: Climate Justice Taranaki Read more...

Poll: More than 60 percent oppose Maori wards

Published: Mon 15 Jan 2018 09:11 PM
Poll: More than 60 percent oppose Maori wards More than 60 percent of voters and ratepayers in the Western Bay of Plenty, Manawatu, and Palmerston North disagree with a proposal by their councils to set up Maori wards, a poll commissioned by equality ... Read more...

Foundation backs bill to strengthen language learning

Published: Mon 15 Jan 2018 12:32 PM
Foundation backs bill to strengthen language learning in schools The Asia New Zealand Foundation strongly supports the private member’s bill released for public consultation today which aims to strengthen language learning in primary and intermediate schools. ... Read more...

International report says Kiwi voters lack electoral freedom

Published: Mon 15 Jan 2018 12:22 PM
New Zealand’s mediocre ranking in a new index of electoral freedoms is embarrassing and shows the need for electoral reform, says constitutional lawyer and electoral reform campaigner Jordan Williams, who is now the Executive Director of the Taxpayers’ ... Read more...

Qualified welcome to Nikki Kaye's proposed languages bill

Published: Mon 15 Jan 2018 11:15 AM
Qualified welcome from languages advocates to Nikki Kaye's proposed bill for compulsory languages in schools Read more...

Explosive” book on Māori language released by academic

Published: Mon 15 Jan 2018 10:58 AM
Historian Professor Paul Moon, from Auckland University of Technology, has released a short book on the present state of the Māori language, titled Killing Te Reo Māori: An Indigenous Language Facing Extinction (Campus Press, 2018, ISBN 978-0-9941192-6-1) Read more...

Euthanasia Referendum Tyranny Disguised As Democracy

Published: Mon 15 Jan 2018 10:19 AM
Euthanasia Referendum Tyranny Disguised As Democracy Media Release 14th January 2018 Right to Life is opposed to the proposal that should the contentious End of Life Choice Bill be passed at its second reading, that Parliament should authorise ... Read more...
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