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Race to save Māui dolphins to land on Parliament steps

Published: Sun 18 Aug 2019 03:25 PM
Sunday, 18 August, 2019 - Environmental groups and well known New Zealanders are preparing to deliver a 55,000 strong petition to the steps of Parliament tomorrow, calling on the Government to protect the world’s smallest dolphin. Read more...

Last chance to save Māui dolphins

Published: Sun 18 Aug 2019 10:48 AM
The Government’s proposed rescue plan must be strengthened because it is the last chance to save Māui dolphins from extinction and secure the future for Hector’s dolphins, Forest & Bird says. Read more...

The Nation: Dr Chris Wilson and Aliya Danzeisen

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019 03:32 PM
On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews conflict & terrorism expert Dr Chris Wilson and Muslim community leader Aliya Danzeisen Read more...

The Nation: Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019 03:30 PM
Simon Shepherd: Roads, schools, hospitals, prisons, the building blocks that keep society functioning. And we don't have enough. It's called the infrastructure deficit and will be the focus of a major conference this coming week. The man charged with ... Read more...

Ardern must meet Pacific calls

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019 11:11 AM
New Zealand has been issued a stark challenge from Pacific leaders to dramatically upscale its action to address climate breakdown, Oxfam says, after a clear rallying cry from nations at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum. Read more...

Support for Recreational Dope Going ‘Up in Smoke’

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019 10:46 AM
Support for Recreational Dope Going ‘Up in Smoke’ Family First NZ is welcoming yet another poll showing plummeting support for legalising cannabis in New Zealand. The Horizon Research poll shows support for legalising has plummeted from 60% last ... Read more...

Support to legalise recreational cannabis in decline

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019 10:38 AM
The prospect of ending wider cannabis prohibition looks increasingly unlikely. Over the last nine months, the percentage of New Zealanders who would vote for legalising the personal use of cannabis has declined at a near linear rate of around 10% per ... Read more...

News coverage hinders Smoke-free, says vaping boss

Published: Sat 17 Aug 2019 09:52 AM
“It’s disappointing that news out of the United States of hospitalisations linked to illegal street drugs is somehow seen as relevant to the New Zealand vaping scene,” says Ben Pryor, Director of Alt New Zealand – the largest Kiwi-owned vaping company. Read more...

NZ Psychiatrists tautoko handling of synthetic drugs bill

Published: Fri 16 Aug 2019 04:23 PM
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) welcomes the successful passing of Misuse of Drugs Amendment Bill through parliament, by the New Zealand Government. Read more...

The system, not social workers, are the issue at OT

Published: Fri 16 Aug 2019 04:14 PM
The Association is disappointed at comments made by Minister for Children Tracey Martin about Oranga Tamariki, Ministry of Children, this week. Read more...
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