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Govt Distracts From Its Plan To Bring Back Dangerous Guns

Published: Fri 1 Mar 2024 05:52 PM
The Government’s proposed changes to Firearms Prohibition Orders (FPO) add almost nothing new and are merely an attempt to distract from its plans to loosen gun laws, police spokesperson Ginny Andersen and justice spokesperson Dr Duncan Webb said. ... Read more...

Journalism – Call For Public Funding

Published: Fri 1 Mar 2024 03:30 PM
Journalism should be about ascertaining truths. Ironically, the need to at least break-even financially, has resulted in ratings squeezing out quality investigative journalism. This has resulted in promotion of poorly researched and often biased ... Read more...

Abandoned Mining Appeal May Mean Fast Track For Coal

Published: Fri 1 Mar 2024 03:30 PM
A long-running court battle against a new opencast coal mine has been abandoned by the mining company today, but environmentalists are putting celebrations on hold. “While this would normally be a chance to celebrate an important victory for the ... Read more...

Undoing Progress: The Disestablishment Of Te Aka Whai Ora And The Future Of Māori Health

Published: Fri 1 Mar 2024 01:48 PM
The dissolution of Te Aka Whai Ora will send Māori spiraling backward and add more pressure to a health system already buckling according to New Zealand’s largest Māori Public Health Organisation. Hapai Te Hauora CEO Jacqui Harema is disappointed ... Read more...

Nuclear Free And Independent Pacific Day 2024

Published: Fri 1 Mar 2024 01:02 PM
Today, 1 March, is Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day, commemorated as Nuclear Victims Remembrance Day in the Marshall Islands - the 70th anniversary of the 'Bravo' nuclear bomb detonation by the United States close to the surface of Bikini Atoll, ... Read more...

Te Aka Whai Ora Disestablishment ‘Damaging’ For Māori Health Equity

Published: Fri 1 Mar 2024 10:49 AM
Hei Āhuru Mōwai Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa is deeply disappointed in the coalition government’s recent announcement to disestablish Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority. The network of Māori cancer specialists say the decision will ... Read more...

ACC Cuts Will Put The Health Of New Zealanders At Risk

Published: Fri 1 Mar 2024 09:57 AM
In response to news that ACC plans to cut operational spending by 6.5%, CTU President Richard Wagstaff is calling on the Minister of Finance to prioritise the protection of essential services over irresponsible tax cuts. “These sweeping cuts at ACC ... Read more...

ACC Deep Cuts Could Mean Injured People Forced To Return To Work Too Soon

Published: Fri 1 Mar 2024 09:57 AM
New Zealanders should worry that ACC is being forced to cut spending and possibly jobs which could lead to injured people being forced to return to work before they are ready. ACC’s 4000 workers, 72% of whom are women, were told this week that ... Read more...

Union Stands In Solidarity With Palestinian Children On Children’s Day — Calls For Immediate Permanent Ceasefire

Published: Fri 1 Mar 2024 09:49 AM
Ahead of Children’s Day on Sunday 3 March, NZEI Te Riu Roa stands in solidarity with Palestinian children and advocates for their rights to education and peace. The country’s largest education union condemns the atrocious acts of violence that ... Read more...

New Zealand Is Wrong To Designate Hamas A Terrorist Group

Published: Thu 29 Feb 2024 05:44 PM
Today’s announcement by the government to designate Hamas a “terrorist” organisation is cowardly and wrong. The United Nations and most of the rest of world does not give Hamas this designation and neither should New Zealand. PSNA does not support ... Read more...
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