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LGNZ welcomes drinking water reform, urges pursuit

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 10:04 AM
Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s focus on drinking water reforms, but is urging officials not to shut the door on innovation by pursuing a policy of mandatory aggregation as a silver bullet fix to challenges in the three ... Read more...

Studying the microplastics pollution of Auckland beaches

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 09:40 AM
A Scion-led study is applying a New Zealand lens to the worldwide ecological impact of plastics by examining the extent of microplastics pollution of Auckland waterways and coastlines. Read more...

Need for higher disability allowances

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 09:35 AM
A new article in the Policy Quarterly journal shows that if the Government is serious about tackling child poverty, it needs to increase the payment rate for disability allowances. Read more...

Auckland Pride Parade statement from Vodafone Rainbow Whanau

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 09:32 AM
Following a consultation process, Vodafone New Zealand’s Rainbow Whānau, our LGBTQI+ employee network, has decided not to participate in this year’s Auckland Pride Parade in light of a decision by the Pride Board to ban police participation in uniform. Read more...

Auckland Pride remains committed

Published: Wed 21 Nov 2018 09:13 AM
The Auckland Pride Board remains committed to creating a space for our rainbow communities to feel safe celebrating their gender and sexual identity, despite some institutions pulling out from the Parade in recent days. Read more...

Sustainable hydrogen or oxymoron

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 07:17 PM
Yesterday, 150 scientists and researchers made this stark warning: A disastrous future for humanity if we continue our current path of “rampant consumerism and endless economic growth”. In an open letter, they demand that the government “meets its ... Read more...

Govt must embrace localism to improve community wellbeing

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 07:09 PM
Government must embrace localism to improve community wellbeing Local Government New Zealand is pleased the Government is starting a discussion to reinvigorate local decision making, but says a bold localist approach is needed to drive meaningful ... Read more...

DOC sides with Forest & Bird on wetland mining decision

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 05:32 PM
The Department of Conservation has sided with Forest & Bird in a bid to protect a significant wetland from being mined without public notification, and Forest & Bird says they are delighted to see DOC take a stand. Read more...

Chief Coroner and Police meet with Pike River families

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 03:21 PM
Officials from the Pike River Recovery Agency, Police and the Chief Coroner met with families of Pike River victims in Greymouth today. Read more...

Time to address the dry topic of water

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 02:56 PM
The Government’s plan to hold strategic conversations with local government about proposals to overhaul the regulation of water is well due, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA). Read more...
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